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Biosecurity & Biosafety Training Conference in Poland

04 Oct 2011 - 06 Oct 2011
Biosecurity & Biosafety Training Conference in Poland

On 4-6 October, the Military Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology (Poland) hosted a biosafety/biosecurity training event in Warsaw. STCU sponsored a delegation of Ukrainian bioscientists from the Ukrainian Anti-Plague Station (UAPS, Simferopol, Crimea), along with STCU Deputy Executive Director (EU) Michel Zayet and other STCU staff.

The conference, titled “Biosecurity & Biosafety in Natural and Deliberate Infectious Diseases”, was open to law enforcement officers, medical doctors, customs officers, emergency response and crisis management services, and any other national agency officials working in the biosafety/biosecurity area.

The STCU delegation was selected by DED (EU) Zayet to highlight the EU-sponsored biosafety/biosecurity initiative at the Simferopol facility, which is being implemented through STCU. Professor Oleksandr Khaytovych (Director of the UAPS) gave a presentation on this initiative and its projects. The conference host (Military Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology) is acting as the European technical experts on the UAPS projects

The main topics of the conference were:
• Organization of Health Care Networks Providing Biological Material from Acute Infectious Respiratory Disease Patients
• Law Enforcement and Public Health Coordination in Prevention and Response in Case of Biological Agent Usage
• The Ukrainian Anti-Plague Station (UAPS) Corresponding to Bio-Safety and Bio-Security Requirements

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