Adoption of Biosafety Measures In Diagnostic/Research Laboratories
Format: Two Days Workshop
Date & Venue: 13th - 14th October 2018 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Legal Aspects of Biosafety
Biological hazards and LAIs
Biosafety as a Culture in Laboratories
Good Laboratory Practices & Personal Protective Equipment
Introduction & Objectives:
Biological materials are manipulated worldwide in contained facilities for various genuine and legitimate reasons, where small and large volumes of live microorganisms are replicated, cellular components are extracted and other manipulations are undertaken for educational, scientific, medicinal and health-related purposes. Among them, most of the facilities work with dangerous pathological infectious material or their products every day.
The laboratory personnel are abide by international and national laws, rules and regulations to act with great responsibility in order to protect themselves and the community from hazardous infectious pathological materials, and to follow an ethical code of conduct to ensure biosafety and biosecurity. However; the laws, rule and regulations are not always sufficient to assure that the infectious material is being handled with in a facility in safe and secure environment.
Despite advances in technology, availability of more and more sophisticated instruments for laboratory use, increasingly effective techniques and the availability of personal protective equipment, human error remains one of the most important factors at the origin of accidents. Poor concentration, denial of responsibilities, inappropriate accountability, incomplete record-keeping, suboptimal facility infrastructure, refusal to acknowledge ethical considerations, lack of (or lack of respect for) codes of conduct, lack of funds/resources etc. may be of the key to laboratory-acquired infections, loss of material and inappropriate manipulations, or even possibly intentional misuse. Pathogens and toxins have been used, even in the recent past, to threaten and harm people, to disrupt society, economies and the political status quo.
The main focus in such a setting is on containment and protection of workers. Containment is required to prevent escape from the Laboratory and spread into the environment of potentially hazardous biological materials (mainly pathogens). A pathogen can be any infectious agent (virus, bacterium, fungus, parasite) mainly human pathogens, but also animal and plant pathogens which can have devastating effects on agriculture, economy or ecology. In addition non-infectious agents can include biological toxins, GMOs or as yet not clearly defined synthetic biological entities.
Who Should Attend:
Health Professionals, Laboratory Managers/Workers, Veterinarians and Physicians.
Good command of English is required.
The variety of presented topics addresses the needs and interests of different professionals in the field of bio-risk management. Anyone who interested in Biorisk Management topic are most welcome!
Email, Call or WhatsApp:
Call / WhatsApp us for further information and registration of this workshop.
Dr Mohammad Riaz: +92 345 9455859
Sunny Tang: +60 17 403 6965