13th A-PBA Biorisk Conference in Beijing, China. Strategizing Biosafety and Biosecurity in Today’s Advancing Technological Era and Changing Security Landscape.

Registration

Date:

28 August 2018 - 31 August 2018

Venue:

Pullman Beijing South Hotel – Beijing, People's Republic of China

Registration Fees

Members Rates

Pre-Conference Workshops:
28th August -  29th August 2018


Day 1: 28th August 2018

Workshop: WS 1 - Practical, Certifiable and Sustainable BSL3/Animal BSL3 Facility Design Principles (Fullday)

SGD500

Workshop: WS 2 - Effective Risk Assessment, Management and Communication (Fullday)

SGD500

Workshop: WS 3 - Developing a Biorisk Management Program A bilingual training in English and Mandarin (Halfday AM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 4 - Dual-Use Bioethics Education for Effective Biosecurity (Halfday PM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 10 - Outlook of Working in the Box: Working Safely and Efficiently in BSL-4 (Halfday AM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 11 - Laboratory Biorisk Assessment in Response to Emerging Infectious Disease (Halfday PM)

SGD250

Day 2: 29th August 2018

Workshop: WS 5 - Applied Biosafety & Biosecurity in Animal Research (Fullday)

SGD500

Workshop: WS 6 - Biosafety Cabinet (BSC) - Principles Performance, Certification & Validations (Halfday AM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 7 - Biological waste management (Halfday PM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 8 - Biosafety Officers: Roles, Responsibilities and Skills development (Halfday AM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 9 - Biosafety & Biosecurity Emergency Responses (ER) (Halfday PM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 12 - Enhancing Ethical Competence to Cope with Emerging Infectious Disease: Lessons Learned from Ebola Outbreak (Halfday AM)

SGD250

Workshop: WS 13 - Scientific Research and Biosafety Considerations (Halfday PM)

SGD250

Networking Dinner

SGD65

Conference Registration Fee

SGD950

Rate quoted is applicable per workshop

Total:

Registration Fees

Non-Members Rates

Pre-Conference Workshops:
28th August -  29th August


Day 1: 28 August 2018

Workshop: WS 1 - Practical, Certifiable and Sustainable BSL3/Animal BSL3 Facility Design Principles (Fullday)

SGD600

Workshop: WS 2 - Effective Risk Assessment, Management and Communication (Fullday)

SGD600

Workshop: WS 3 - Developing a Biorisk Management Program A bilingual training in English and Mandarin (Halfday AM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 4 - Dual-Use Bioethics Education for Effective Biosecurity (Halfday PM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 10 - Outlook of Working in the Box: Working Safely and Efficiently in BSL-4 (Halfday AM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 11 - Laboratory Biorisk Assessment in Response to Emerging Infectious Disease (Halfday PM)

SGD300

Day 2: 29 August 2018

Workshop: WS 5 - Applied Biosafety & Biosecurity in Animal Research (Fullday)

SGD600

Workshop: WS 6 - Biosafety Cabinet (BSC) - Principles Performance, Certification & Validations (Halfday AM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 7 - Biological waste management (Halfday PM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 8 - Biosafety Officers: Roles, Responsibilities and Skills development (Halfday AM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 9 - Biosafety & Biosecurity Emergency Responses (ER) (Halfday PM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 12 - Enhancing Ethical Competence to Cope with Emerging Infectious Disease: Lessons Learned from Ebola Outbreak (Halfday AM)

SGD300

Workshop: WS 13 - Scientific Research and Biosafety Considerations (Halfday PM)

SGD300

Networking Dinner

SGD65

Conference Registration Fee

SGD1050

*Program and speaker is subjected to changes without notice. The event online registration starts from now and ends on 20 Aug 2018 (Singapore time)

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation must be made in writing to the Secretarial. Cancellations received on or before 27 July 2018 will be refunded in full less an administrative charge of SGD100.00. No refund will be made for cancellation received on or after 27 July 2018.

Conference Highlight

 

 

Strategizing Biosafety and Biosecurity in Today’s Advancing Technological Era and Changing Security Landscape

Co-organiser: Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA) 中华预防医学会, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention 中国疾病预防控制中心, Ministry of Health, China

 

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

  • Global partnership and strategy for health security, in response to changing safety and security landscape.
  • Collective roles in tackling regional biorisk issues from bio-preparedness, bio-resources to dilemma between Bioethics, Biosafety, Biosecurity, etc
  • Addressing impact of existing technological tools versus conventional solution for practical biosafety and biosecurity.
  • More thought provoking topics and experience sharing from global strategy, to legislation, leveraging of technology for operational issues such as people, management, etc
  • Pre-conference workshop of regional interest

 

Other conference activities:

  • IFBA Biosafety Professional Certification Course & Examination

 

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

 

Biosafety Community Coming Together:

  • A-PBA AGM
  • IFBA Certification Exam Session
  • National Biosafety Associations/Working Groups in the Asia-Pacific meeting

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 Harnessing Sciences 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

 

Call for 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 poster presentation at the 13th A-PBA Annual Conference that will be held from 28th Aug to 31st Aug 2018 in Beijing, China. The theme of the conference is: "Strategizing Biosafety and Biosecurity in Today’s Advancing Technological Era and Changing Security Landscape"

 

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 14th July 2018.   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 Dr. Diah Iskandriati atie@indo.net.id


Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for 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. All registrants will be advised accordingly by 28th July 2018.

 

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, 28 August 2018

Time / Workshop

Program

Tentative / Suggested Speakers

9.00 - 5.00pm

WS 1

Room 1

Practical, Certifiable and Sustainable BSL3/Animal BSL3 Facility Design Principles

  • The rule of thumb to reduce unnecessary costs without compromising Biosafety
  • Fit for Purpose design - Every Bio-containment facility should be designed differently
  • Meeting certification requirements from the very beginning...And every year after
  • Energy savings options
  • Biosafety Cabinets facts that may surprise you
  • Create a maintenance plan that everyone can use
  • Bonus: Get to design a BSL3 facility during the course! 

Mr Theodore Traumm

(World BioHazTec Inc., USA)

Mr Dan Yoong

(World BioHaztec Pte Ltd, Singapore)

 

9.00 - 5.00pm

WS 2

Room 2

Effective Risk Assessment, Management and Communication

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment & management –Activity base identification, evaluation and mitigation
  • Balancing risk perception & acceptability – business opportunity, safety and security
  • Effective assessment  & evaluation – optimism resources (GMO Risk assessment)
  • Table top exercise

Ms Chook Mee Lan

(Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore)

Dr Se Thoe Su Yun

(Ministry of Health, Singapore)

9.00 - 12.00 noon

WS 3

Room 3

Developing a Biorisk Management Program. A bilingual training in English and Mandarin

  • Fundamental principle and essential elements of a biosafety and biosecurity program
  • Institute Biosafety Program – case study in the regional context etc.
  • Introduction to IFBA Biorisk Managnment Certification Exam
  • CWA15793, PDCA cycle etc

Mrs T.S. Saraswathy

(Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia)

Prof Dr Lim Yang Mooi

(Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

2.00 - 5.00pm

WS 4

Room 3

Dual-Use Bioethics Education for Effective Biosecurity

  • Raising awareness on existing bioethics tools for for undergraduate and graduate programs; adult learning
  • Ehical scenarios: Responsible conduct of research, Dual use research of concern (DURC);
  • Responsible publication practices and oversight
  • Provide guidelines and practical tips for introducing dual-use bioethics concepts in life science teaching and training.

Dr Tatyana Novossiolova

(Law Program Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria;

Scientific expert, Landau Network Italy)

9.00 - 12.00 noon

WS 10

Room 4

Outlook of Working in the Box: Working Safely and Efficiently in BSL-4 

  • Overview of the design principles behind the BSL-4 laboratory
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Working safely in the BSL-4
  • Things to consider while working in the BSL-4

Prof Xiangguo Qiu

Mr. Anders Leung

(Special Pathogens Program

National Microbiology Laboratory

Public Health Agency of Canada)

2.00 - 5.00pm

WS 11

Room 4

Laboratory Biorisk Assessment In Response to Emerging Infectious Disease

  • Background introduction of emerging infectious diseases;
  • What are biorisk factors of biosafety laboratory facing during emerging responses;
  • What we should prepare for avoiding or reducing biorisk?

Dr Mifang Liang

Dr Jun Liu

(National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention,

China CDC)

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday, 29 August 2018

 

Time / Workshop

Program

Tentative / Suggested Speakers

9.00 - 5.00pm

WS 5

Room 1

Applied Biosafety & Biosecurity in Animal Research

  • Animal biosafety -  Safety for human health and environment
  • Dealing with known and unknown emerging & remerging zoonotic agent
  • Animal Bio-containment Facilities
  • Decontamination of animal waste

Dr Stuart Blacksell

(Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand)

9.00 - 12.00noon

WS 6

Room 2

Biosafety Cabinet (BSC) - Principles Performance, Certification & Validations

  • Effective use of BSC,
  • Improve performance, optimize  operating
  • Validation, certification and maintenance
  • The NSF certification test standard
  • Introduction to NSF certification course

Mr Kenny Chee

(NSF Accredited Biosafety Cabinet Field Certifier
ESCO International, Singapore)

2.00 - 5.00pm

WS 7

Room 3

Biological Waste Management

  • Biological waste in different facilities
  • Autoclaving, Incineration, Chemical disinfection and decontamination
  • Validation, and limitations

Dr Philippe Stroot,

(XIBIOS Biosafety Consulting, Belgium)

9.00 - 12.00noon

WS 8

Room 2

Biosafety Officers: Roles, Responsibilities and Skills Development 

  • What does it take to be a Biosafety Officer?
  • What does a Biosafety Officer do?
  • Engaging training techniques for laboratories personnel
  • Leadership Tools for Today's Biosafety Professional

Mrs T.S.Saraswathy

(Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia)

2.00 - 5.00pm

WS 9

Room 3

Biosafety & Biosecurity Emergency Responses (ER)

  • Developing an organization ER plan
  • Incident response procedure - from manageable level to crisis level
  • Incident reporting – reportable & non-reportable incident
  • Emergency scenario in laboratory – Table top exercise (spill management, injury, natural disasters, theft and loss of biosecurity agent)

Prof Dr Lim Yang Mooi

(Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

Dr Ni Ketut Susilarini

(Center for Research and Development for Biomedical and basic Technology of Health, Indonesia)

9.00 - 12.00 noon

WS 12

Room 4

Enhancing Ethical Competence to Cope with Emerging Infectious Disease: Lessons Learned from Ebola Outbreak

  • Ethical concerns and dilemmas during infectious disease outbreaks
  • Guidelines and frameworks for managing ethical issues in responses to emerging pathogen
  • Case studies and small group discussion
  • Ethical competencies and preparedness for public health decision making

Dr Bin Chen

(Deputy Associate Director for Science

Division of Laboratory Systems

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2.00 - 5.00pm

WS 13

Room 4

Scientific Research and Biosafety Considerations

  • Microbes and recombination DNA technology
  • Researches with select agents (higher pathogenic microbes)
  • Risk assessment for a research project - A risk assessment is crucial for the success of a project
  • Biosafety training for researchers
  • Management of laboratory biosafety with research projects

Dr Di Qu

Dr Yong Zhang

(Basic Medical College of Fudan University.

National Insititute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention,

China CDC)

 

 

Conference Program

 

Strategizing Biosafety and Biosecurity in Today’s Advancing Technological Era and Changing Security Landscape

 

Conference Session Topic

Tentative Speakers

Keynote :

Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) on Global Partnerships in Implementing Biosafety and Biosecurity

Trainer to be confirmed

China’s Strategic Role in Global Health Security in GHSA  

China National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention (NIVDCP)

Working Safely and Securely - A scientists’ obligation to society

Jim Welch

Elizabeth R Griffin Research Foundation

Connecting Biosafety Communities - IFBA Mission and Vision 

Maureen Ellis IFBA

Strategizing Global Biosafety and Biosecurity in Todays' Changing Safety and Security Landscape

Emerging Disease Threats in China: Public Health Security Preparedness and Control

NIVDCP

A-PBA  Partnership with China - Visions Envisage  

Dr Chua Teck Mean, TLL, Singapore

Health Security Partner (HSP) Biosecurity Programs and Regional Activities

Prasad Kuduvalli, HSP, USA

Preventing and Safeguarding  Agroterrorism Through Biosecurity

Dr Irma Makalinau, University of Philippines, Philippines

Synthetic Biology and Modern Technologies in Today’s World of Terrorism

Piers Millet. IGEM, USA

Biorisk Education Programs and Bioethics for Life Sciences

Biorisk Education Programs in China

NIVDCP

Educating Scientists About Bioethics and Changing Mindsets on Biosecurity

Dr Tatyana Novossiolova

Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria; Landau Network, Italy

Addressing Gaps in Biorisk Capability Building in the Region - Is it still a challenge

Dr Philippe Stroot

EU CBRN Centers of excellence

Moving From Conventional to Learner Based Biorisk Training Programs 

Dr Viji Vijyayan NUS, Singapore

A-PBA AGM

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

Regional Networks and Biosafety Communities: Collective Role in Safety and Security

Biorisk Capacity Building and Networking Among Scientists in China

NIVDCP

Capacity building in Pakistan Through Global Networking Programs by Pakistan Biosafety Association

Prof. Dr. Shamsul Arfin Qasmi, Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Pakistan

Bangladesh Biosafety Association - Contribution to Government and Society  

Dr Asadulghani, Bangladesh

Biosafety and Biosecurity Initiatives by Thailand Biosafety Association

Prof Dr Srisisn Khusmith, Mahidol University, Thailand

Governance of Biosafety and Biosecurity: Countries Experiences

Biosafety & Biosecurity Regulations and Policies in China

NIVDCP

Developing Biosafety and Biosecurity Legislations in Sri Lanka – The Challenges

Dr Beneragama

D. DG Health (Lab services), Sri Lanka

Singapore Biological and Toxin Act - 12 Years of Enactment and Experiences

Dr Se thoe, Singapore MOH

Biocontainment Inspections and Certifications in South Korea

Dr Lee Hei Chan, Sun Moon University, S.Korea

Thailand’s Pathogen and Animal Toxin Act - Regulating life science research and protecting bioresources 

Dr Arsooth Sanguankiat, Kasetsart University, Thailand

 Biological Risk Management and Containment - Solutions for High Risk Environments and New Technologies 

TB Laboratory Management and Containment

Dr Nguyen Van Hung, National TB Lab, Vietnam

Challenges in Implementing Biorisk Management Program in Academic Institution in Indonesia

Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, INDOHUN, Indonesia

RITM Experience in Risk Assessment and Risk Management For Clinical Samples

Dr Plebian B Medina, RITM Philippines

Laboratory Quality and Biosafety Management in Brunei

Dr Sia Fwu Shii, MOH, Brunei

 Technology Innovations for Simple and Practical Biosafety and biosecurity Solutions

Occupational Health and Safety in Animal Facility of Pharmaceutical Industry 

Dr Raymond Rubianto Tjandrawinata, DLBS, Indonesia

Energy Saving Designs for BSL-3 Laboratory/ Equipment etc

Theodore Traum, WorldBioHaztec

Addressing The Real Issue – Biosafety Cabinet Certification Capability Building for the region 

Trainer to be confirmed

 

A-PBA AGM 30 Aug 2018 (time to be confirmed)

 

*Program and speakers is subjected to changes without notice.

 

Speaker Abstract

 

Speakers’ abstract will be available soon

Hotel Accommodation

 

 

Pullman Beijing South Hotel
12 Ronghua South Road. Beijing Economic Technological Development.
Yizhuang, Beijing 100176 - P.R. China

 

Accommodation & Room Reservation:

 

Download room reservation form HERE to enjoy special room rate for conference delegates. Kindly note that concession rate for conference delegate end on 28 July 2018.

 

Visa Application Procedure 

To facilitate your visa application:

A-PBA and our partner (CPMA) will issue invitation letters upon confirmation of your registration and upon request

Please ensure the following conference document for VISA application:

  • Two conference invitation letters  (one from A-PBA and one from CPMA)
  • Hotel reservation confirmation
  • Flight itinerary
  • Any other supporting document as required by your country’s China Embassy (kindly check with your country’s china embassy)

For further assistance on visa application, please contact

Ms Majing email : jingma@ciccst.org.cn

Prof Heya  email  : shiwukeya@163.com

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunity

 

2 days of exhibition booth space on conference days (30 - 31 August 2018)

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

 

Who should sponsor/exhibit?

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

 

  • Download the Sponsorship Prospectus HERE
  • Download the Sponsorship Application Form HERE
  • Booth number and layout will be available soon 

IFBA Certification Exam

 

The IFBA is pleased to collaborate with the A-PBA in the delivery of the IFBA’s Professional Certifications during their upcoming 13th Biosafety Conference. The exam session will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, August 29th in Beijing, China. 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.

Enquiry & Contact

 

General Enquiry for Registration and Payment for conference, workshop, & Booth Exhibition etc:

 

Accommodation & Room Reservation:

 

Exhibition Booth Logistic Matter:

 

Other Inquiry:

A-PBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

 

This is to announce that A-PBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018 will be held in conjunction with the A-PBA 13th Biosafety Conference in Beijing, China:

 

Date     : 30 Aug 2018
Venue  : Pullman Beijing South Hotel
Time    : To be confirmed 

 

Agenda for A-PBA AGM will be available soon