EBSA18 Conference - Vienna 2015

Presentations:

 

B. Discussion: The Role of the Biorisk Professional in Dual Use Research of
Concern Projects
(link is external)

Moderators: U. Müller-Doblies, Epibiosafe, Knaphill/UK
B.J.M. Verduin, BioRiskManagement, Wageningen/NL
I. Hunger-Glaser, Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety - SECB,
Bern/CH

 

D. Discussion: Synthetic Biology - have we got it covered (link is external)
Moderators: C. van der Vlugt, National Institute for Public health and the
Environment, Bilthoven/NL
M. Skinner, Imperial College London/UK

 

G. Discussion: Good Manufacturing Practices and Biosafety (link is external)
Moderators: A.C. Bailey, Virusure GmbH, Vienna/A
T. Kreil, Baxter AG, Vienna/A

 

Conference programme

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

17:30 - 19:30

Registration, Welcome Reception and Exhibition

 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

from
08:00

Registration

08:45

Opening
EBSA President 2014-2015:
I. Hunger-Glaser, Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety - SECB, Bern/CH

09:00

Welcome in Vienna
O. Doblhoff-Dier, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna/A

09:15

Keynote: Tales from the times before Biosafety
F.X. Heinz, Medical University of Vienna/A

09:45

IFBA Global Certification Program for Biorisk Management Professionals
M. Ellis, International Federation of Biosafety Associations, Ottawa/CDN

10:00

Presentation of the IFBA Biosafety Hero Award

10:15

Coffee Break

 

Parallel Session 1: Biosafety When Working with Animals

10:45

The Animal Experimentation Facility of Atton: an original challenge in using atypical laboratory animals
F. Rizzo, J. Barret, ANSES FR, Malzeville/F

11:15

A one health approach to Brucellosis surveillance in Georgia
S. Rohrer, Battelle Memorial institute, Tbilisi/GE

11:45

There's more than one way to skin a cat or how do theoretical transport regulations stack up to reality in the veterinary field?
D. Kümin, U. Pauli, M. Gsell Albert, K. Summermatter, Institute of Virology and Immunology, Mittelhäusern/CH

 

Parallel Session 2: Biosafety in Clinical Settings

10:45

Ebola in the Resource Rich UK
S. Rattenbury, The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, London/UK

11:15

Challenges in risk assessment of activities involving nano-bio objects
D. Pradonov, A. Pardon, IMEC vzw, Leuven/B

11:45

Coordinating the biosecurity requirements for handling and diagnostic operations of EDP and non-EDP materials in a single laboratory
T. Glonti, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, Branch of Battelle Memorial Institute, Tbilisi/GE

12:15

Lunch

 

 

 

Company's Presentation by BD Biosciences 

13:00

Building and operating a high-containment cytometry and cell sorting facility
E. Guzman, The Pirbrigt Institute/UK

13:30

Biosafety and bio-containment aspects of flow cytometry and cell sorting
M. Blokpoel, Imperial College London/UK

 

 

 

Company's Presentation by PRI Bio 

13:00

Carcass Disposal Technologies, Application & Experiences

 

Exhibition Foyer:

13:00

Poster Soap Box A

13:30

Poster Soap Box B

 

Chris Collins Lecture

14:00

Sustainable improvement of biosafety standards in low resource settings - a global challenge with many players
H. Sheeley, Public Health England, Salisbury/UK; U. Müller-Doblies, Epibiosafe, Knaphill/UK

15:00

Coffee Break

 

Session 3: Communicating Risks

15:30

Public engagement and the shared governance of Gain-of-Function Research
M. Schoch-Spana, UPMC Center for Health Security, Baltimore, MD/USA

16:00

A comprehensive approach to communicating biosafety risk
I. Sledsens, Group IDEWE, Hasselt/B; E. Bomans, Group IDEWE, Haasrode/B

16:30

Communicating risk at a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3)-laboratory: How to get technicians and emergency response teams on board
R. Knorr, J. Mertsching, Hannover Medical School/D

17:00

AGM - Annual General Meeting

19:30

Conference Dinner at Fuhrgasslhuber

(bus shuttle: 18:30 at ACV main entrance)

 

 

Friday, 24 April 2015

08:30

Coffee

 

Session 4: Field to Lab & Hospital

09:00

Mobile lab support for Ebola diagnostics - challenges, solutions and lessons-learned
R. Wölfel, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich/D

09:30

Fieldwork. Preparing for disaster
I. Hackford, Imperial College London/UK

10:00

Biorisk management of pandemics A(H1N1)clinically, laboratory and handling human specimens collected from 2009-2014 in Diwaniya Province, Iraq
J. Aljanabi, Ministry of Health, Diwaniya/IRQ

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Session 5 Break-out discussion groups

 

A. Discussion: WHO biosafety manual revisions - adressing regional needs
Moderators: K. Kojima, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva/CH
A. Ozin-Hofsaess, ECDC, Stockholm/S

 

B. Discussion: The Role of the Biorisk Professional in Dual Use Research of
Concern Projects

Moderators: U. Müller-Doblies, Epibiosafe, Knaphill/UK
B.J.M. Verduin, BioRiskManagement, Wageningen/NL
I. Hunger-Glaser, Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety - SECB,
Bern/CH

 

C. Discussion: Biosafety issues in Aquaculture
Moderators: M. Weidmann, University of Stirling/UK
K. Houthoofd, University of Gent/B

 

D. Discussion: Synthetic Biology - have we got it covered
Moderators: C. van der Vlugt, National Institute for Public health and the
Environment, Bilthoven/NL
M. Skinner, Imperial College London/UK

 

E. Toolbox: "Don't Cut Corners with Sharps!"
Moderators: G. O'Riordain, CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine,
Vienna/A
M. Eder, Pfizer Manufacturing Austria GmbH, Orth an der Donau/A

 

F. Toolbox: What role does E-learning have in providing safety training for a
modern scientific workforce?
Moderator : J. Shallcross, Public Health England, Salisbury/UK
P. Staugaard, Biosafety and Consultancy, Utrecht/NL

 

G. Discussion: Good Manufacturing Practices and Biosafety
Moderators: A.C. Bailey, Virusure GmbH, Vienna/A
T. Kreil, Baxter AG, Vienna/A

12:30

Lunch

 

Session 6 Debate "Dual Use Oversight"

13:30

Introduction: Setting the stage

13:40

Thoughtlessness and the deliberate engineering of avian influenza A viruses to infect man
S. Wain-Hobson, Institute Pasteur, Paris/F

14:00

Need for national biosafety norms
G. Gronvall, UPMC Center for Health Security, Baltimore, MD/USA

14:20

Dialogue "Dual Use Oversight"

15:30

CBRN-Defense in the Austrian Armed Forces - Bio-Defense as a Challenge
M. Weiler, CBRN Defense School, Austrian Armed Forces, Korneuburg/A

15:45

Closing: EBSA President 2015-2016
+ announcement winners poster contest

16:00

Fare-well coffee and unique opportunity to view the mobile installation of the Austrian Army