ISTR November Symposium

14 November 2017 - 08:15 to 15 November 2017 - 17:00
Manchester, UK

Day 1: Biosafety -Working Outside ContainmentDay 2: Everything you wanted to know about radiation but were afraid to ask

In this, ISTR's Silver Anniversary year we are delighted to invite you to participate in our symposia designed to provide you with practical skills in in two distinct but often complimentary areas. Day 1 (delivered as always by ISTR's very hardworking Biosafety Steering Group) will concentrate on practical challenges faced by those working with biological organisms outside of containment laboratories, whilst Day 2 (delivered in partnership with Aurora) will provide practical solutions to the safe management of a wide range of ionising and non-ionising radiation sources.

Day 1: Working safely out of containment looks at the various challenges faced in providing a safe working environment outside of the containment laboratory -from specialist imaging of live infectious material to providing a diagnostic service during an outbreak. We will also have an update on the challenges of laboratory fumigation -how do we select the most appropriate method and how do we validate it.

Day 2: Everything you wanted to know about radiation but were afraid to ask looks at radiation sources used by researchers from many disciplines. The topics covered will provide the non-radiation specialist with the tools to manage and monitoring exposure to ionising radiation sources, optical radiation sources, (UV and lasers) and to implement an Electromagnetic field (EMF) management system. We will also explore the legislative requirements underpinning the safety professional's approach.

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1 and 2 day rates available. Open to non-ISTR members.