EBSA22 Preconference courses

The pre-conference courses

A
Introduction to audits and inspections - A comprehensive and practical introduction
Instructors: Jan-Piet Tijssen, Toon De Kesel, Margot Spreuwenberg and Per Staugaard

 

This 2 day course offers knowledge on audit processes and gives an opportunity to perform an audit in one of the Bucharest labs. Course topics are:

  • Inspection vs audit
  • Principles of auditing
  • Management systems and standards
  • Qualifications of an auditor
  • Steps of a typical HSE/ Biosafety audit
  • Checklists and checklist approach
  • Methods for auditing – elements of an audit
  • How to resolve lack of cooperation
  • Reporting

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.18 Audits and inspections
  • C2.1.3.1 regulatory framework
  • C2.1.2.17 Communication skills
2 days
 
2-3 April 2019
9:00-17:00 both days
 

Basic-intermediate level

 

 

 

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B
Movement of biological material: all you need to know to ensure safe transport
Instructors: Jean-Guy de Gruben & Karen van der Meulen

A 2 days course about the do’s and don’ts of transportation as well as on legislation, packaging, documentation. Course topics are:

  • Import and export
  • Packaging
  • Documentation
  • ADR, IATA rules, etcetera

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.19 Packaging, shipping and transport
  • C2.1.3.1 Regulations
  • CWA15793 - 4.4.4.9 Transport of biological agents and toxins 
2days

2-3 April 2019
9:00 – 17:00 both days
 
Intermediate course level
 
 
C

Aerosols - an invisible risk: Where are they and how can we prevent exposure?
Instructors: Allan Bennett and Maria Fink

This is a one day course about the specifics of aerosols. Course topics are:

  • What is an aerosol?
  • Why are aerosols considered to be a problem?
  • What is an infectious aerosol?
  • Characteristics of an aerosol, how is it generated
  • Practical measures on how to avoid and manage aerosols
  • Protection measurement

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C.2.1.2.1. Biologicals and other hazards in the working area – aerosols
  • C.2.1.2.9. Good Microbiological Techniques (GMT) - minimizing aerosols
1 day
 
2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

 

Intermediate - advanced level

 

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D

Cell Culture Biosafety: from Bench to Body
Instructors: Glynn Stacey and Heather Sheeley

A one day course on hazards of working with cells and how to address these. Understanding the risks and benefits, emphasis on GM work. Course topics are:

  • Definition of biological agent includes cells and tissues
  • Hazards and how to classify
  • Understanding of primary, permanent, immortalized, GM risks
  • Regulatory environment

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C.2.1.2.1    Biological and other hazards in the work area: Cell lines (e.g. primary, permanent, immortalized, GM);
  • C.2.1.2.5    Biorisk assessment and management: international conventions
1 day
 
3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate level

 

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E
Virology - From Library to Lab
Instructors: Christopher Logue & Gijsbert van Willigen
 

This course provides an enjoyable introduction to virology. 

Starting with basic definitions it builds knowledge right the way through to being able to identify the decontamination approaches best suited to dealing with a specific virus and related lab work. This is a very interactive course with many group exercises in problem solving.
Topics covered include:

  • Virus Composition
  • Virus Taxonomy & Types of infection
  • Virus Pathogenesis 
  • Virus Transmission
  • Virus methodologies in a laboratory setting
  • Virus hazard groups and Containment levels 
  • Risks and Hazards of working with viruses
  • Disinfection of virus-infected material

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.1.1 General principle of microbiology
  • C 2.1.2.1 Biological hazards in the work area
1day
 

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic level

 


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F
Assessing risks and benefits of viral vectors: understand the underlying RA
Instructors: Danielle Horst & Fred Wassenaar
 

This is a one day course . How and why are viral vectors used. Specific hazards and risk analysis on GMO work. Course topics are:

  • GM vectors in general
  • Lentiviral vectors
  • Other viral vectors
  • [non-] Compatibility with cell lines
  • Dedicated risk assessments

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C.2.1.1.1 General principles of microbiology, biochemistry and cell biology
  • C.2.1.1.2 General principles of molecular biology and genetic engineering
  • C.2.1.2.1 Biological and other hazards in the work area
  • C.2.1.2.2 Occupational health and biosafety
  • C.2.1.2.5 Biorisk assessment and management
  • C.2.1.2.6 General principles of environmental safety
  • C.2.1.2.9 Good microbiological techniques (GMT)
  • C.2.1.2.10 Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • C.2.1.3 Biosafety and biosecurity laws, regulations, standards and guidelines, conventions and codes of conduct
  • C.2.1.3.1 International regulatory framework, standards, guidelines and conventions
  • C.2.2.10 Gene therapy activities
1 day
 

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate-Advanced level

 


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G

Incident & accident investigation: how to apply root cause analysis 
Instructors: Walter Kempenaers and Christel van den Bossche

In this one day course students learn how to apply root cause analysis to investigate accidents. Including how to make a choice in mitigation measures. Course topics are:

  • root cause analysis
  • importance of reporting / Heinrich
  • no blame culture
  • analysis tools:
  • [6] x 'why'; fault tree analysis; fish bone; . . .
  • role of BSO in the process
  • team effort

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.14 Incident and accident investigation
1 day
 

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic-Intermediate- Advanced level

 


 

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H

Incidents and Laboratory Acquired Infections - improving the odds
Instructors: Dana Brehar Cioflec and Ruth Knorr

This one day course focusses on the hazard in laboratories. Based on examples in the past prevention strategies will be discussed. Course topics are:

  • Historical and current trends in Laboratory Acquired Infections
  • Role of incidents in risk management
  • Reporting systems
  • Response planning including medical support
  • Incident investigation

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.1 Biological hazards in the work area
  • C2.1.2.2 Occupational health and biosafety
  • C2.1.2.3 Human factors
  • C2.1.2.13 Emergency preparedness and response
  • C2.1.2.14 Incident and accident investigation
  • C2.1.2.9 Good Microbiol. techniques
1 day
 

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic-Intermediate level

 

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Parasites - the hidden and the open - enabling biosafety and effective risk control
Instructors: Mark Ariyanayagam & Beth Webster

 

A one day course on human and other parasites, special hazards and risk assessment. Course topics are:

  • What is a parasite?
  • Different types of parasites?
  • Animal vectors of endoparasites (and life cycle)?
  • Hazards for the lab worker and lab animals and environment (including fauna and Flora)?
  • What is a quarantine organism?
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk management? Containment?

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.1.1 general principles of microbiology
  • C2.1.2.1 Biological hazard in the work area
1 day
 

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate level

 



 

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J
Biorisk Management Meets Quality Management
Instructors: Urs Pauli & Jürgen Mertsching

A one day course about setting-up a safety management system according to the CWA 15793 in respect to other laboratory standards like ISO 15189:2012 and ISO17025:2017. Course topics are:

  • Principles of management system
  • Policies, Programmes, Manuals
  • SOPs, procedures and work instructions
  • Audits and inspections
  • Training Programme
  • Traceability of biological materials
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Communication and conflict handling
  • Bioethics
  • Relation to ISO 15189:2012 and ISO17025:2017

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.15 Biorisk management programme
1 day

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic level













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K
How to convince and influence for biosafety and biosecurity
Instructors: Jop Groeneweg & Anton de Paiva 

 

In this one day course the student is given tools how to change behaviour in bio laboratories and other institutions working with biological material. How to work with different personality types. Including practical exercises. Course topics are:

  • Personality types - how to recognize them?
  • How to exploit the information for collaboration ?
  • Positive  behaviours (how to influence personal behaviour)
  • How to improve communication, sustained relationship and commitment)
  • Culture issues
  • Case studies & discussions

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.3 Human factors
  • C2.1.2.17 Communication skills

1 day

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

all levels






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Biological Waste Management, a clear and practical approach
Instructors: Jörg Schibel & Toon De Kesel

 

In this one day course the student will learn how to discard waste safely, according to validated procedures. Course topics are:

  • Lab, animal, greenhouses, hospitals, large scale production
  • Types of waste
  • Types of treatment
  • Mixed waste (chem/bio, rad/bio, chem/rad/bio)
  • Validation
  • Segregations, labeling
  • Transport
  • Final disposal
  • Materials may be recycled
  • Animal by-products

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • 2.1.2.12 Biowaste management
1 day

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Basic-Intermediate level









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Disinfection and disinfectants: overview of the biocide regulation and validation procedures
Instructors: Olaf Daviena & Suzanne Loret
 

A one day course to gain knowledge about the chemistry and physics of disinfection, use in line with regulations.  Course topics are:

  • Disinfection, decontamination, inactivation, . . . .
  • Availability & usefulness
  • Biocide regulation (EU regulation (what to use? where? when?)
  • Impact of producers and users
  • Registration - Differences about countries
  • Validation
  • Animal by-products

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

  • C2.1.2.11 Infection control
  • C2.1.3.1 Regulatory framework
1 day

3 April 2019
9:00-17:00

Intermediate level







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Biosafetyofficer - from basic to experts in one day
Instructors: Ursula Jenal & Arie Voordouw

 

This course is intended for those starting in the field of biosafety and biosecurity, i.e. with less than two years’ experience. More experienced biosafety officers should not attend. It covers what you need to know about biosafety and biorisk management and where to find essential information. Course topics are:

  • This course is meant for novices in biosafety
  • What is biosafety?
  • What topics need to be addressed as a Biosafety Officer?
  • Tasks
  • Who are the players in the field?
  • Where to find the most important information?

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence

The course presents the general importance and essential principles of section

  • 7.2. and Annex C.2.1.2 on general principles of biosafety and biosecurity,
  • 7.2.3 and C.2.1.2.1, biological and other hazards in the work area,
  • 7.2.4. and C.2.1.2.2 occupational health,
  • 7.2.5 and .2.1.2.3 human factors,
  • 7.2.6 and C2.1.2.4 containment principles,
  • 7.2.7 and C2.1.2.5 biorisk assessment and management,
  • 7.2.11 and C.2.1.2.9 good microbiological techniques,
  • 7.2.12 and C.2.1.2.10. personal protective equipment,
  • 7.2.13 and C.2.1.2.11 infection control, disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization,
  • 7.2.14 and C.2.1.2.12 biological waste management,
  • 7.2.15 and C.2.1.2.13 emergency preparedness and response.
1 day

2 April 2019
9:00-17:00

 

 

 

 

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Fees in EURO

Save 35 euro (162,9 RON) on a one day course and 60 euro (279,26 RON) on a two day course on the prices below by booking before January 15nd 2019.

 

  1 day course 2 day course
EBSA member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 433 euro 828 euro
> Jan 31st 2019 468 euro 888 euro
non-member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 937 euro 1848 euro
> Jan 31st 2019 972 euro 1908 euro

All prices are including local Romanian VAT

Fees in Romanian Leu (RON)

  1 day course 2 day course
EBSA member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 2018,32 RON 3859,51 RON
> Jan 31st 2019 2181,46 RON 4139,18 RON
non-member Early bird until Jan 31st 2019 4367,58 RON 8781,78 RON
> Jan 31st 2019 4530,72 RON 8893,64 RON

All prices are including local Romanian VAT

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