EBSA23 Preconference courses 2020

The pre-conference courses

 

"NEWS: In the interests of improving EBSAs sustainability profile from this year onwards
pre-conference course material will be available electronically to the participants .
The links to download the course materials will be provided before the beginning of the courses." 

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Biological risk assessment (basic): Fundamentals of risk assessment – applying the risk based approach 
Instructors: Kathrin Summermatter, Heather Sheeley

 

Managing biological risks in various environments in which hazardous biological materials are used, be it in research, diagnostic, production facilities or animal units is of utmost importance. Biosafety professionals very often play the interface between different stakeholders such as scientists, engineering, maintenance or cleaning staff.


This basics introductory course will give an understanding how to undertake a biological risk assessment, how to set up an ideal team and how to effectively communicate with the various stakeholders within a facility. The course will explore all the elements to consider when performing a biological risk assessment.


The new risk based approach of the Laboratory Biosafety Manual of the WHO (LBM) will be explained. In the absence of listed risk groups and containment levels it is necessary to have skills to effectively assess the different situations in a laboratory setting in order to appropriately manage the risks.
The course is a combination of presentations and group exercises of practical examples from day to day work in an environment in which biological materials are used.

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2 2.1.2.1: Biological and other hazards in the work area
2.1.2.5: Biorisk assessment and management
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1 day
 

29 September 2020
9:00-17:00

basic levelKathrin Summermatter

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Heather Sheeley
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Advanced Risk assessment - when there is no risk groups or rule book                      No places left
Instructors: Heather Sheeley, Kathrin Summermatter
 
This course is aimed at defining risk assessment and risk management in complex situations using a variety of methods. Some situations are complex and present significant risks which need to be managed and demonstrated as effective. This course is suitable for those BSOs working in situations with large volumes, novel biological materials, large animals, new technologies, novel arrangements of research, development and manufacture.

The course is a combination of presentations and interactive group activities. Participants will have the opportunity to bring along examples from their home institutions. Participation in Course A or a good understanding of the fundamentals of risk assessment as this advanced course builds on these.
 

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2 2.1.2.1:Biological and other hazards in the work area
2.1.2.5:Biorisk assessment and management

1 day

30 September 2020
9:00 – 17:00
advanced levelHeather Sheeley
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Kathrin Summermatter
 

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ISO 35001 Biorisk management                                                                                    No places left
understanding the requirements

Instructors: Toon De Kesel, Patty Olinger

The course will help participants to understand the requirements of the ISO 35001 biorisk management standard and understand the benefits of the implementation of ISO 35001 for biorisk management in laboratories and other related organisations. The course will help participants to understand the alignment of 8SO 35001 and CWA. This management tool is not based on organism risk groups or containment levels, but rather on methodologies of risk assessment and risk management valid for any situation. The different levels of responsibilities in the biorisk management of an organization and their interconnections will also be described.

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2.1.2.15:Biorisk management programme
2.1.3:Biosafety and biosecurity laws, regulations, standards and guidelines, conventions and codes of conduct"

1,5 day
 
29 September2020
13:00-17:00
30 September 2020
9:00-17:00
 
intermediate level
 

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Gene drive and new DNA-modification techniques
Instructors: Fred Wassenaar, Cécile van der Vlugt

The training is an update of emerging DNA-recombinant techniques, with an attention paid to their risk and the best way to mitigate them. The course will also address questions about the manner in which these new techniques should be regulated.

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2.1.1.2: General principles of molecular biology and genetic engineering
2.1.2.6: Principles of environmental safety
2.1.3: Biosafety and biosecurity regulations and codes of conduct
2.2.10: Gene therapy activities?
2.1.3.3: Bioethics

1 day
 
30 September 2020
9:00-17:00

 

advanced level

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Waste handling (validation, technical aspects)
Instructors: Benjamin Bartram-Sitzius, Mark Wheatley
 

This training will emphasize the importance of verifying that the methods of decontamination of laboratory waste applied routinely lead to the expected result: no longer be infectious for humans, animals and / or plants. Validation methods will be described.

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2.1.2.12: Biological waste management
2.1.2.5: Biorisk assessment and management
2.1.2.8: Selection, validation, certification and maintenance of equipment
2.1.2.11: Infection control, disinfection, decontamination, and sterilisation 

1day
 

29 September 2020
9:00-17:00

advanced level

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Clinical trial: from the biosafety laboratory to the hospital room
Instructors: Gijsbert van Willigen, Suzanne Loret

The use of biological material as therapeutic agent has increased tremedously over the last 3 last decades. Besides the medical promises of these innovative approaches, cell and gene therapies present also many challenges in terms of biosafety.

This 1-day training will include:

  • the description of the most current biological material-based therapeutic approaches, with emphasis on the biorisk inherent to each of them;
  • a detailed description of the clinical trials of gene therapies, with a special attention paid to the risk presented by the vector of the transgeneµ
  • team-work on risk assessment of case studies, taking into account the : the safety of activities performedd in the laboratory (and the laboratory worker), the safety activities performed in the hospital room (and the health worker), the safety of the treated patient and the environment.

Participants to this intermediate level course are expected to be familiar with risk group definitions, containment levels and principles, as well as with collective and personal protective equipment.

Target audience: Biosafety Professionals, EHS coordinators, laboratory staff and other persons interested in biosafety aspects of clinical trials

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2.1.1.1: General principles of microbiology, biochemistry and cell biology
2.1.1.2: General principles of molecular biology and genetic engineering
2.2.10: Gene therapy activities

1 day
 

30 September 2020
9:00-17:00

intermediate level


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Use of BSC: what you need to know to work safely
Instructors: Felix Gmünder

This half day course focuses on the biosafety cabinet [type II] and on procedures to support safe ways of handling

Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
2.1.2.4: containment principles
2.1.2.9 Good microbiological Techniques
2.1.2.6: Safe microbiological techniques
2.1.2.8: Selection of contained equipment

    1/2 day
     

    30 September 2020
    9:00-12:00

    basic level


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    BSC technical aspects
    Instructors: Soren Thuessen, Peter van 't Erve

    This half day course is providing knowledge and some practical exercises to familiarize with the technical aspects of the biosafety cabinets. It provides understanding of certification.
    The course will not accredit the student to do certification.

    Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
    2.1.1.4: Containment principles
    2.1.2.8: Certification and maintenance of equipment

    1/2 day
     

    30 September 2020
    13:00-17:00

    basic level

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    Infected animals other than rodents, e.g.
    birds, reptiles, large animals, ferrets, crabs, fish, bats

    Instructors: Michael Eschbaumer, Patrick Houston
     

    This course focuses on the specific risks and containment of animal containments other than rodents (including genetically modified), used in experimental infections studies.

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

    1 day
     

    29  September 2020
    9:00-17:00

    basic level

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    Training must be fun
    introduction to techniques, tools and pitfalls

    Instructors: Vips Halkjaer Knudsen, Per Staugaard


    This one day course is highly interactive. It combines theory with practical exercises. Different ways of teaching will be addressed, as well as evaluation of given training. Training and education in the field of biosafety and biosecurity are used as examples.

    Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
    2.1.2.16: Training
    2.1.2.3: Human factors

    1 day

    29 September 2020
    9:00-17:00


    basic level


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    Blend your Biosafety Training - How to produce and apply educational technologies
    Instructors: Henrik Bregnhøj, Lawrence Dickson 

     

    This one-day course will through presentations and an active participation give you an introductory experience with application of current digital educational technologies like production and use of videos, planning and execution of webinars, design of online and classroom quizzes and planning and moderating forum discussions in your teaching. The afternoon will be mainly hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop.

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

    1 day

    30 September 2020
    9:00-17:00

    basic level

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    Moving on without leaving a trace - decommissioning in practice
    Instructors: Patrick Rüdelsheim, Kirsten Tjørnhøj

    When containment facilities or equipment are taken out of service, repurposed or deconstructed, a formal decommissioning process must ensure that all potential biological risk have been removed. This requires a dedicated risk assessment supporting careful planning of sequence of decontamination activities, removal and redirection/ disposition of all materials.

    This one-day course, in line with ISO35001:2019, is intended for biosafety professionals and managers involved in the decommissioning process. A practical approach will be introduced and will be illustrated with cases ranging from low-risk facilities to high-containment facilities (BSL3 and higher). At the outcome, participants will be familiarized with issues related to planning and managing decommissioning processes for biocontainment facilities.

    Citation of the respective sections of CWA 16335:2011 Biosafety professional competence
    2.1.2.7: Facility design, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, validation, operation and maintenance
    2.1.2.11: Infection control, disinfection, decontamination, and sterilisation

    1 day

    29 September 2020
    9:00-17:00


    intermediate level

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    Fees in EURO 

      1/2 day course 1 day course 1+1/2 day course
    EBSA member Early bird until March 31st 2020 253 euro 433 euro 613 euro
    > April 1st 2020 288 euro 468 euro 648 euro
    non-member Early bird until March 31st 2020 445 euro 937 euro 1225 euro
    > April 1st 2020 480 euro 972 euro 1260 euro

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