EBSA15 Conference - Manchester 2012

Conference Programme

 

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

08.30

Opening
EBSA President 2011-2012: P. Rüdelsheim, PERSEUS BVBA, Zwijnaarde/B

08.45

Welcome address
N. Thakker, The University of Manchester/UK

09.00

Opening address - An armchair tour of the world of biosecurity
D. Heymann, Health Protection Agency, London/UK

09.30

Coffee break

Session 1: Facility design

10.00

Energy efficient, high containment facility for plants at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
J. Franklin, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden/UK; S. Redstone, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London/UK; A. Padfield, Unigro, West Malling/UK

10.30

Description of an accident due to increasing pressure in an air-tight room - lessons learned and implementation of technical safety measures
D. Kümin, S. Breitenbaumer, SPIEZ LABORATORY/CH

Session 2: Chris Collins keynote lecture

11.00

Chasing: influenza virus from 1918 Spanish flu exhumations to infection of volunteers in quarantine
J.S. Oxford, Retroscreen Virology Ltd., London/UK

12.00

Lunch

13.00 - 14.30

Session 3: Break-out discussion groups

 

A. How to establish and measure competency
Moderator: S. Kaufman, Emory University, Atlanta, GA/USA

 

B. Sample integrity - what checks are and can be done: a perspective from pharma and academia
Moderators: J. Freeland, Strathclyde University, Glasgow/UK
I. Gostelow, GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage/UK

 

C. Effective application of a tool for managing information on disinfectants
Moderators: P.T. Odinot, University of Utrecht/NL
C. Bakker-Van Kempen, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam/NL

 

D. Development of an institutional field safety manual
Safety and Health Guidelines and Risk Assessment Form for field researchers
Moderators: P.E. Sharp, Fundação Champalimaud, Lisboa/P
S.J. Patlovich, The University of Texas, Cibolo, TX/USA

 

E. Biological containment of awkward things - including the FACS of life...
Moderators: M. Vinnell, University of Cambridge/UK
M. Elsdon, University of Cambridge/UK

 

F. 'Late breaker' slot - Safety aspects of work on laboratory derived strains of H5N1 with altered transmissibility in mammals
Moderator: S.R.Warne, Health and Safety Executive, Bootle, Merseyside/UK

14.30

Posters and coffee break

Session 4: Global biosafety

15.00

Progress of the Polio Eradication Initiative and highlights on Laboratory Biosafety issues
O.M. Diop, World Health Organization,Geneva/CH

15.30

Getting more for less: laboratory design in Resource Limited Communities
M. Fitzgerald, HDR, Inc., Atlanta, GA/USA

16.00

FLI and SBV - eldest institute and newest viruses
J.P. Teifke, M. Beer, T.C. Mettenleiter, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) - Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald/D

16.30

AGM

19.00

Drinks Reception at Manchester Museum

20.00

Conference Dinner in the Historical Whitworth Hall

 

Wednesday, 13th June 2012

Session 5: Challenges of containment - Part I

08.30     

Alternative means of carcass disposal: the design, planning, and approval process for a first of its kind installation in the United Kingdom
U. Mueller-Doblies, Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright/UK; M. Fitzgerald, HDR, Inc, Atlanta, GA/USA

09.00

Automation and robotics for high containment microbiology
D. Hopper, Advanced Robotic Technology, Manchester/UK

09.30

From the bench to large animals: the challenges for gene therapy using viral vectors
C. Kostic, Y. Arsenijevic, University of Lausanne/CH

10.00

Generation of aerosols by standard laboratory procedures, an analysis of the effects of training and experience of staff
A. Jhutty, S. Parks, A. Bennett, Health Protection Agency, Salisbury/UK

10.30

Posters and coffee break

11.00

Reports on break-outs

Session 6: The fight against infection

11.30

Rinderpest Eradication and Beyond
F. Diaz, K. Hamilton, K. Miyagishima, World Organisation for Animal Health, Paris/F

12.00

Winning the battle against hospital infections
B. Patel, Health Protection Agency, London/UK

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Posters and coffee break

Session 7: Challenges of containment - part II

14.00

The strategy for regulating The GB biological agents sector: selecting, inspecting and what to be expecting…
J. Gawn, Health and Safety Executive, Bootle/UK

14.30

Dry fogging system: a green, affordable laboratory decontamination technology
G. Fey, L. Landry, J. Krishnan, H. Nguy, S. Klassen, C. Robertson, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg/CDN

15.00

Can micro-organisms be easily re-aerosolised from a floor?
S. Macken, S. Parks, J. Walker, A. Bennett, Health Protection Agency, Salisbury/UK

15.30

Closing remarks President 2012-2013