EBSA16 Conference - Basel 2013

Conference Programme

16th Annual Conference of the European Biosafety Association

19- 20 June 2013 in Basel, Switzerland

 Wednesday, 19th June 2013

08:30

Opening
EBSA President 2012-2013: A. de Paiva, Imperial College London/UK

 08:45

Welcome address
P. Meylan, President of SECB; Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne/CH

  Moving risks

08:50

Opening address: Vector-borne diseases as a global issue
C. Griot, Institute of Virology and Immunoprophylaxis, Mittelhäusern/CH

09:30

ECDC's (bio)risk assessment on H5N1 transmissibility studies - lessons learned
A. Ozin, J. Giesecke, M. Struelens, ECDC, Stockholm/S

 10:00

Posters and coffee break

 

 Moving risks

 10:30

Biological containment for environmental release of engineered microorganisms: science and policy
M. Garfinkel, EMBO, Heidelberg/D

11:00

Biosafety risk assessment and management of laboratory derived influenza A (H5N1) viruses transmissible in ferrets
A. Baldo, A. Leunda, C.D. Do Thi, D. Breyer, K. Pauwels, Scientific Institute of Public
Health, Brussels/B; S. Welby, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center,
Brussels/B; B. Van Vaerenbergh, P. Herman, Scientific Institute of Public Health,
Brussels/B

 11:30

Rothamsted GM wheat trial 2012 and 2013: security and biosecurity considerations, actions taken and lessons learned
J. Franklin, H. Jones, A. Flay, K. Kanyuka, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden/UK

 12:00

Moving towards a Meningitis free world: the story of Bexsero
J. Adu-Bobie, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena/I

 12:30

Lunch

 

Moving Practices

 13:30

ERINHA preparatory phase progress, last update
H. Raoul, Laboratoire P4 Inserm Jean Mérieux, Lyon/F

 14:00

Special challenges: Running L3 Lab in a non biohazard aware community
S. Nikisins, Riga Eastern Clinical University/LV

 14:30

Biosafety in Georgia: lessons learnt
L. Bakanidze, Georgian Biosafety Association, Tbilisi/GE; P. Imnadze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, Tbilisi/GE; M. Natsvlishvili, Georgian Biosafety Association, Tbilisi/GE; N. Chakvetadze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, Tbilisi/GE

15:00

Posters and coffee break

 

Moving Guidelines

 15:30

Moving regulations - EBSA in the BTWC/CBRN playing field
B.J.M. Verduin, BioRiskManagement, Wageningen/NL

 

Chris Collins keynote lecture

 16:00

My experiences with laboratory incidents and acquired infections: what goes wrong and how do we handle them?
A. Della-Porta, Biosecurity and Biocontainment International Consultants Pty. Ltd,
Geelong/AUS

 17:00

AGM

19:30

Conference Dinner in the Saffron Guild

 

 


 

 Thursday, 20th June 2013

 

Moving Practices

08:30

Challenges in validating alternatives to heat inactivation
M. Müller, P. Brodmann, C. Bagutti, Kantonales Laboratorium Basel-Stadt/CH

09:00

Black Belt Biosafety
F. Schläppi, Crucell Switzerland AG, Bern/CH

09:30

Vaccine production facilities; risks associated with large scale production of high
containment biological
V. Halkjaer-Knudsen, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM/USA

10:00

Large scale production opportunities and challenges: architectural design
considerations
M. Fitzgerald, HDR Architecture Inc., Atlanta, GA/USA

10:30

Posters and coffee break

11:00

Break-out discussion groups 

 

A. Discussion: Current containment issue (link is external)                       

Moderators:     Philippe Stroot, Xibios SPRL, Tournai/B
                           V. Halkjaer-Knudsen, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, 
                           NM/USA

 

B. Discussion: Availability of disinfectants (link is external)

Moderators:     E. Kampert, National Institute of Public Health & Environment,  
                           Bilthoven/NL
                           M. Montforts, National Institute of Public Health & Environment,
                           Bilthoven/NL

 

C. Discussion: CWA, ISO and the future of the biorisk management documents (link is external)

Moderators:     T. De Kesel, Bayer CropScience, Gent/B
                           I. Kallings, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control,
                          Stockholm/S

 

D. Discussion: Biosafety in a mixed environment (open planned laboratory, mixed
                             cultures, mixed disciplines)

Moderators:      P. Seechurn, University of Manchester/UK
                           J. Deans, University College London/UK

 

E. Toolbox: Training materials  - making biosafety visible

Moderators:     D. Kümin, SPIEZ LABORATORY/CH
                          J. Frank, University of Zürich/CH
                          U. Pauli, Institute of Virology and Immunoprophylasxis, Mittelhäusern/CH

 

F. Toolbox: Procedures, manuals - how to do it
Moderator:      I. Hackford, Imperials College London/UK 

 12:30

Lunch

 

Session 4: Moving Practises

 13:30

Things that can go wrong on a bad day. Biosafety issues in veterinary pathology (link is external)
H. Posthaus, Institut for Animal Pathology / CH

 14:00

Non-human primates in biomedical research: balance between animal welfare and biosafety (link is external)
J. Langermans, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk/NL

 14:30

Developing a mobile high containment isolator system for the imaging of animals
outside of primary containment
S. Parks, M. Dennis, A. Bennett, I. Taylor, N. Silman, J. Lakeman, S. Sharpe, Public Health England, Salisbury/UK

 

Session 5: Moving Guidelines

 15:00

Human and terrestrial animal pathogen control in Canada: emphasis on evidence-based biosafety standards and guidelines (link is external)
C. Harris, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa/CDN

 15:30

Closing: EBSA President 2013 - 2014
Announcement winners poster & photo contest

 

(Programme subject to change)

16:00 -18:00

Special Session on the Future of CEN Workshop Agreement 15793:2011