Biosecurity & Biosafety –  New Challenges of Bio Threat in a Rapidly Changing World of Science & Technology. 12th APBA Biosafety Conference.

Registration

Date:

22 August 2017 - 25 August 2017

Venue:

Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Registration Fees

Members Rates

Pre-Conference Workshops:
22nd August -  23rd August 2017


Day 1: 22nd August 2017

Workshop 1: Biorisk Assessment – Principle and Methodology (Fullday)

SGD500

Workshop 2: A Preparatory Course for IFBA Professional Certification Examination. Biorisk Management (Fullday)

SGD500

Day 2: 23rd August 2017

Workshop 3: Biocontainment Design and Engineering for Biosecurity (Fullday)

SGD500

Workshop 4: Leadership and Empowerment in Biorisk Management (Halfday AM)

SGD250

Workshop 5: Responding To Biorisk Emergency – Theory & Scenario Table Top Exercise (Halfday PM)

SGD250

Workshop 6: Laboratory Biorisk - Monitoring and Evaluation (Fullday)

SGD500

Conference Registration Fee

SGD950

Networking Dinner (24th August 2017)

SGD60

Rate quoted is applicable per workshop

Total:

Registration Fees

Non-Members Rates

Pre-Conference Workshops:
22nd August -  23rd August


Day 1: 22 August 2017

Workshop 1: Biorisk Assessment – Principle and Methodology (Fullday)

SGD600

Workshop 2: A Preparatory Course for IFBA Professional Certification Examination. Biorisk Management (Fullday)

SGD600

Day 2: 23 August 2017

Workshop 3: Biocontainment Design and Engineering for Biosecurity (Fullday)

SGD600

Workshop 4: Leadership and Empowerment in Biorisk Management (Halfday AM)

SGD300

Workshop 5: Responding To Biorisk Emergency – Theory & Scenario Table Top Exercise (Halfday PM)

SGD300

Workshop 6: Laboratory Biorisk - Monitoring and Evaluation (Fullday)

SGD600

Conference Registration Fee

SGD1050

Networking Dinner (24th August 2017)

SGD60

*Program and speaker is subjected to changes without notice. The event online registration starts from now and ends on 16th August 2017.

Conference Highlight

 

Biosecurity & Biosafety - New Challenges of Bio Threat in a Rapidly Changing World of Science & Technology

Co-organiser: National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), Hanoi, Vietnam

 

2 days Pre-Conference Workshops & 2 days Conference highlights:

  • Bioterrorism in Reality – What You Should Know
  • Leadership in Biorisk Management – The Need for Empowerment
  • Updates from WHO on Laboratory Biosafety Manual 4th Ed.
  • New Challenges of Biothreat in Rapidly Changing World of Science & Technology
  • Livestock, Food, Water & GMOs - Biorisk of Agricultural Concerns & Agro-terrorism 
  • Emergency Response in Biosafety vs Biosecurity – Essentials that You Should Know
  • Biocontainment Facilities – Addressing Biosecurity Issues in Design & Engineering
  • Bio-Preparedness in the Next Pandemic –  Strategy for Natural Occurrence or a Deliberate Release
  • Opportunity for networking - Experience sharing and networking with international biosafety safety experts
  • Opportunity for exhibition & sponsorship - Exhibits showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services

 

Other conference activities:

  • IFBA Biosafety Professional Certification Course & Examination
  • NSF49 BSC Certification Course for Accreditation of Field Certifiers
  • A-PBA AGM

Introduction

This regional conference aims at generating a forum exchange on the various current Biosafety and biosecurity issues of concern at the global, regional, national and technical level.

 

Topics of discussion range from biorisk, bio-preparedness to sharing of scientific knowledge and technical issues of concern in the region. Special features include current hottest debate on Sciences and Technology VS Bio Threat of multidiscipline, updates on new innovative biotechnology, duel use etc.

 

International biosafety experts and professionals from around the world will be speaking and sharing their knowledge and experiences. This conference will be a valuable opportunity for networking and be updated with the current development on biosafety and biosecurity uniquely to the Asia-Pacific region.


Who Should Attend

  • Biosafety Professionals and practitioners
  • Researchers and laboratory workers
  • Biosafety Managers & Consultants
  • Engineers and Architects
  • Suppliers and Vendors
  • Professionals interested in updates of biosafety and biosecurity
  • Senior Administrations, Directors and Managers from healthcare industry, educational institutes, veterinary and other industry cluster

Who Should Sponsor?

Anyone who supplies, manufactures, provides services or products correlated to biomedical research or biological safety.

Call for Oral / Poster Presentation 

 

We are inviting biosafety practitioners and professionals who wish to share their experiences and expertise to submit the abstract for poster presentation at the conference.

 

The A-PBA Organizing Committee invites submission for oral / poster presentation at the 12th A-PBA Annual Conference that will be held from 22nd Aug to 25th Aug 2017 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The theme of the conference is: "Biosecurity & Biosafety –  New Challenges of Bio Threat in a Rapidly Changing World of Science & Technology"

 

The following broad topics are the focus for the A-PBA Conference however, papers on other appropriate topics that relate to the goals of the conference will be considered

  • Biosafety / Laboratory Biosafety /Biosecurity / Laboratory Biosecurity
  • Regulatory initiatives impacting biosafety and biosecurity
  • Containment facility design, commissioning, maintenance and operation
  • Biorisk applications related to Infectious diseases affecting humans or animals
  • Containment/laboratory equipment
  • Biological risk assessment / mitigations and communication
  • Applied research and innovations impacting biosafety and biosecurity

 

The abstract submission deadline is 30th June 2017. Selected abstracts will be printed in the conference program booklet.

For more information on poster presentation, please contact our A-PBA secretariat at secretariat@a-pba.org or Ms Diah Iskandar 'Diah Iskandriati' atie@indo.net.id


Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for Oral / Poster Presentation

 

Each registrant may submit one abstract of his or her presentation during the conference.

 

Please take note that all abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. They will decide on the final acceptance for either oral or poster presentation for each abstract. All registrants will be advised accordingly by 30th July 2017.

 

Selected abstracts will ONLY be accepted upon receipt of registration and payment for the conference fee.


Abstracts

 

  1. All abstracts must be in ENGLISH, the combined length of the abstract title, list of authors, and body should not exceed 300 words. Please be sure to carefully check your abstract for content errors, spelling, names, etc. before submitting. A-PBA does not proofread for correct spelling, typographical, grammatical, or scientific errors, nor can changes be made once the abstract is submitted.
  2. Title should be brief, in bold capital letters at the top of the abstract.
  3. Author(s) should be listed by surname (underline) and initials, with the presenting author’s name underlined. The designation and organization should immediately follow the authors’ names. (Organization/Institute, department, city, state, country of author).
  4. Text must be typed single-spaced, font 12 Arial with only the left margin justified.
  5. Leave one line between the title/author/institution and the body  of the abstract.
  6. Each abstract should contain: (a) an introductory sentence indicating the objective of the abstract (b) main content, including methods and results if relevant and (c) conclusions. It is expected that the abstract will include the summary of the original presentation.
  7. Graphs, tables and illustration cannot be included in the abstract.
  8. The abstract document MUST BE in WORD.doc format. Any other file type WILL NOT be accepted.
  9. Abstracts must be submitted by email to secretariat@a-pba.org as Microsoft Word attachment.

 

*Note to All Presenters

**The Organizing Committee reserves the right to amend or change any part of the submission guidelines without prior notice.

 

Pre-Conference Program

 

Day 1: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time / Workshop No.

Program

Speakers

09.00 - 17.00

WS 1

Room 1

Biorisk Assessment – Principle and Methodology

  • Risk identification and evaluation
  • Risk control and performance assessment
  • Extension of Biorisk assessment to CBRN Preparedness
TBC

09.00 - 17.00

WS 2

Room 2

A Preparatory Course for IFBA Professional Certification Examination. Biorisk Management

  • The essential elements of CWA 15793
  • Core competencies of a biosafety professional Internal certification exam: Syllabus Outline & preparation
TBC

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

 

Time / Workshop No.

Program

Speakers

09.00 - 17.00

WS 3

Room 1

Biocontainment Design and Engineering for Biosecurity.

  • Design & Engineering Principles of Biocontainment Facility - concept for both BSL3 & ABSL3
  • Integrating Function, Form & Budget – Get it right the first time
  • Design consideration - Energy saving & sustainability, Commissioning & certification consideration
  • Maintenance Considerations & development of Facility SOP
TBC

09.00 - 12.00

WS 4

Room 2

Leadership and Empowerment in Biorisk Management

  • Managing Human Factors in Biorisk (Attitudes and behavior )
  • Leadership and Personal Accountability  etc
TBC

14.00 - 17.00

WS 5

Room 2

Responding To Biorisk Emergency – Theory &  Scenario Table Top Exercise

  • First Aid (heart attack, injury, etc)
  • Chemical 
  • Biological
  • Transportation 
TBC

09.00 - 17.00

WS 6

Room 3

Laboratory Biorisk - Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Developing a National Biorisk Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  • Laboratory Auditing – Principal and Methodology
  • Table top exercise
TBC

 

 

Conference Program

 

Biosecurity & Biosafety – New Challenges of Bio Threat in a Rapidly Changing World of Science & Technology

 

Day 1: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time

Program

Tentative Speakers

08.00 – 09.00

Registration

 

Welcome & Opening

09.00 – 09.10

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chua Teck Mean President A-PBA

09.10 – 09.30

Opening Address by Guest of Honor

MOH Vietnam

09.30 – 10.10

Opening Ceremony

A-PBA/NIHE

10.10 – 10.40

Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session 1

Bioterrorism in Reality – What You Should Know

Chairperson: Dr. Lee Hei Chan

10.40 – 11.10

Keynote

Rebecca Hoile Interpol

11.10 – 11.30

WHO – Current Updates that the International Biosafety Community Should Know

Kojima , WHO

11.30 – 11.50

Global Health Security Agenda and JEE Alliance

Maureen Ellis, IFBA

11.50 – 12.10

The Increasing Threat of Bioterrorism as an Option in Terrorism

Daniel Feakes BWC

12.10 – 13.30

Lunch Break

 

Session 2

Leadership in Biorisk Management – The Need for Empowerment

Chairperson: Dr. Edith Tria

13.30 – 13.50

Topic TBC

Amal Haq, BEP USA

13.50 – 14.10

Topic TBC

Prof. Nam Taek Lee Korea

14.10 – 14.30

Topic TBC

Dr. Shu-Hui, Tseng, Taiwan

14.30 – 14.50

CBRN Preparedness and Response

Harro Wittermans

14.50– 15.20

Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session 3

National Bio-Preparedness in the Next Pandemic

Chairperson: Dr. Nguyen Thanh Thuy

15.20 – 15.40

Emergency Response in Biosafety vs Biosecurity – Essentials that You Should Know

Joy P Calayo, PhBBA, Philippines

15.40 – 16.00

Capacity building in biorisk management in Southeast Asia – EU CBRN CoE46

Viji Vijayan / Philippe Stroot

16.00– 16.20

Topic TBC

Asadulghani, Bangladesh

16.20 – 16.40

National Preparedness for New Outbreaks of Emerging Diseases

General Department of Preventive Medicine, MOH
Vietnam

16.40 – 17.00

Strategy Response for Natural Occurrence or Deliberate Release

Dr. Yuli Subiakto, Apt,MSi, Indonesia

17.00 – 18.00

18.00 – 18.45

A-PBA AGM
Meeting of A-PBA, IFBA, PhBBA and all National Biosafety Associations/Working Groups in the Asia-Pacific

 

Day 2: Thursday, 25 August 2017

Time  

Program

Tentative Speakers

Session 4

Challenges of Biothreat in Rapid Changing World of Science & Technology

Chairperson: Dr. Lim Yang Mooi

09.00 – 09.20

Biorisk Challenges in Synthetic Biology that Every Scientist Should know

Piers Millet IGEM

09.20 – 09.40

Know which way the wind is blowing: building national biorisk oversight systems to adapt

Natalie DeGraaf, CDC USA

09.40 – 10.00

Tackling Regional Biosecurity Threat

Nam Taek Lee Korea University, College of Life Science

10.00 – 10.20

Topic TBC

ASEAN (speaker TBC)

10.20 – 10.50

Coffee / Tea Break

Session 5

Ethics, Sciences & Biorisk

Chairperson: Dr. Hsing Ming Chen

10.50 – 11.10

Essential Leadership in Bioethics

Jim Welch

11.10 – 11.30

Topic TBC

Speaker TBC

11.30 – 11.50

Confronting Dual use Dilemma

Irma Macalinao

11.50 – 12.10

Oversight and Advocacy in Biosecurity

Speaker TBC

12.10 – 13.30

Lunch Break

 

Session 6

Laboratory Biorisk in Asia Pacific

Chairperson: Dr. Ni Ketut Susilarini

13.30 – 13.50

Biocontainment Facilities – Addressing Biosecurity Issues in Design & Engineering

USA
Speaker from USA

13.50 – 14.10

Development of a Model Biorisk Management in Health Institution in Vietnam

Nguyen Thanh Thuy, NIHE Vietnam

14.10 – 14.30

Topic TBC

Thailand
Speaker from Thailand

14.30 – 14.50

Topic TBC

China
Speaker from China

14.50– 15.10

Laboratory Biorisk and Beyond – Challenges of Developing Countries

Darouny Phoneko Laos

15.10– 15.40

Coffee / Tea Break

Session 7

Livestock, Food, Water & GMOs - Biorisk of Agricultural Concerns & Agro-terrorism

Chairperson: Dr. Asadulgani

15.40 – 16.00

Agroterrorism in This Age – How Real Is It ?

FBI (speaker TBC)

16.00 – 16.20

Capacity building in biorisk management in Southeast Asia – EU CBRN CoE46

Christine UHLENHAUT

16.20– 16.40

Agro Biosecurity - Water

Singapore
Speaker from Singapore

16.40 – 17.00

Biosecurity in GMO agriculture

Thailand
Speaker from Thailand

17.00 – 17.30

Closing Remark A-PBA President

 

Note: Program and speakers will be subjected to change without notice

 

 

Hotel Accommodation

 

Lotte Hotel Legend Saigon
2A-4A Tôn Đức Thắng,
Bến Nghé, Quận 1,
Hồ Chí Minh
Vietnam

 

Accommodation & Room Reservation:

 

Download room reservation form HERE to enjoy special room rate for conference delegates 

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunity

 

2 days of exhibition booth space on conference days (24 - 25 August 2017)

Advertisement space in the program booklet, sponsorship of luncheon, coffee break and many more options to fit your expectation.

  • Download the Sponsorship Prospectus HERE
  • Download the Sponsorship Application Form HERE
  • Please see exhibition booth floor plan HERE  to choose your ideal booth

IFBA Certification Exam

 

The IFBA is pleased to collaborate with the A-PBA in the delivery of the IFBA’s Professional Certifications during their upcoming12th Biosafety Conference. The exam session will be held at 2pm on August 23rd in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For further details on the event click here.

 

In addition to offering the Professional Certification in Biorisk Management, we will also be offering the new IFBA Professional Certifications in Biosecurity, Biocontainment Facilities, Biosafety Cabinets and Biological Waste Management. Only those individuals who have successfully completed the pre-requisite Biorisk Management certification are eligible for these new certifications. For information on the exam content, study materials and sample questions, click here

 

All applications must be processed through the on-line Certifior system at https://ifba.certifior.com. These instructions will guide individuals through the application process. For further details and enquiries on this session please contact the IFBA Secretariat by email at secretariat@internationalbiosafety.org.

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