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03 - 06 September 2024

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Crown Plaza Galleria - Manila

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17th Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association Annual Biorisk Conference -• Strengthening Global Partnerships for Biosafety and Biosecurity: Bridging Borders and Addressing Emerging Challenges

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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 this year is highly diverse, that include, but not limited to, policies, international conventions, standards, guidelines on biosafety and biosecurity, one health and antimicrobial resistance, biosafety and biosecurity in public health, and emerging biotechnology.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.

Conference Highlight

Pre-conference workshop of regional interest include, but not limited to:

·        Biosecurity Risk Assessment

·        Advanced Cyberbiosecurity

·        IATA Training on the Transport of Infectious Substances and Biological Materials

·        Laboratory Design and Requirements

·        Responsible Conduct in Genomic Science

·        Inspection and Auditing of Biosafety and Biosecurity for high-risk biological materials

·        Hi-containment laboratory Incident responding

Other conference activities:
IFBA Biosafety Professional Certification Course & Examination

ASEAN Women’s Network -  Workshop Flyer

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

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 Oral/Poster Presentation

The A-PBA Organizing Committee invites submission for oral / poster presentation at the 17th A-PBA Annual Biorisk Conference that will be held from 5th to 6th September 2024. The theme of the conference is: “Strengthening Global Partnerships for Biosafety and Biosecurity: Bridging Borders and Addressing Emerging Challenges.”

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.

  • Updates, Policies, International Conventions, Standards, Guidelines on Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity in Public Health
  • Emerging Biotechnology
  • Country Reports and Experience Sharing

The abstract submission deadline is on 21st July 2024. Abstracts will be printed in the softcopy conference program booklet. Please submit your abstract to Secretary at apbasecretariat@gmail.com

For more information on poster presentation, please contact our A-PBA secretariat at secretariat@a-pba.org

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 21st August 2024.

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 apbasecretariat@gmail.com 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.

Conference Registration Rate

Registration Fees

Member (SGD)

Non-member (SGD)

Pre-Conference Workshop (2 full day)

1000

1200

Pre-Conference Workshop (1 full day)

500

600

Conference Registration Fee for Local Participant

250

350

Conference Registration Fee for International Participant

500

600

If you encounter any technical difficulties during registration , please contact
secretariat@a-pba.org

Hotel Venue & Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Ortigas Ave, Corner Asian Development Bank Ave, Quezon City, 1100, Philippines

Organizing Committee

Co-Organising Chairpersons

Professor Guizhen Wu

Mr. Ronaldo Puno

Overall Coordinators

Professor Lim Yang Mooi

Mr. Oliver Shane Dumaoal

Secretariat

A-PBA Secretariat

Professor Lim Yang Mooi

BRAP Secretariat c/o Mr. Ariel Aquino

Scientific Committee

Dr. Asadulghani

Professor Saeed Khan

Professor William Liu

Dr. Leila Lany Florento

Dr. Rodel Jonathan Vitor

Dr. Miguel Martin Moreno

Finance Committee

Dr. Roshan Indika Jayasuriya

Professor Lim Yang Mooi

Ms. Michaella Sayo

Technical Committee

Dr. Roshan Indika Jayasuriya

Dr. Phonepadith

Mr. Gerrick Dolor

Mr. Charlie Mahusay

One Source

Exhibitor Sponsorship and Exhibition

Dr. Chen Hm

Professor Guizhen Wu

Mr. Louie Berlin Cadao

Mr. Lito Atienza

Conference E-Book

Prof. Saeed Khan

Mr. Gamaliel Fulgueras

Dr. Jose Obedencio

Mr. Larry Jay Langaman

On-Site Registration

Ms. Trinh Huong

APBA Secretariat

BRAP Secretariat

Opening ceremony,

Reception Dinner,

Conference Dinner,

Closing Ceremonies

Meal & refreshment arrangement with hotel

 

Dr. Tessy Joseph

Mr. Edison Ramos

Mr. Mark Raymund Nava

Ms. Gina Noble

Mr. Diego Ofiaza

Pre-Conference Workshop

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September 3, 2024

Day 1

 

 

Time

Workshop 1 (Room 1)

Workshop 2 (Room 2)

Workshop 3 (Room 3)

Workshop 4 (Room 4)

Workshop 5 (Room 5)

09.00 – 17.00

Topic:

Biosecurity Risk Assessment Workshop

 

Instructor:

Dr. Viji Vijayan, Praxis Biorisk Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

Topic:

IFBA Review (BRM)

 

Instructors:

Asst. Prof. Oliver Shane R. Dumaoal, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II, National Training Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity, University of the Philippines - Manila

 

 

Topic:

IATA Training on the Transport of Infectious Substances and Biological Materials Part 1

 

Instructors:

Dr. Cecelia Williams, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Dr. Linda Winona, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Topic: Laboratory Design and Requirements

 

Instructor:

Mr. David Lam  Singapore General Hospital

Topic: Inspection and Auditing of Biosafety and Biosecurity for high-risk biological materials

 

Instructors:

Peiepei Liu, Associate Professor, 

National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC

 

Cheong Io Hong, Senior Lecturer, 

School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; President of Healthy Macau New-Generation Association

 

11.00 – 11.30

MORNING COFFEE/TEA BREAK

12.30 – 14.00

LUNCH

15.30 – 16.00

AFTERNOON COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

September 4, 2024

Day 2

 

 

Time

Workshop 6 (Room 1)

Workshop 7 (Room 2)

Workshop 8 (Room 3)

Workshop 9 (Room 4)

Workshop 10 (Room 5)

09.00 – 12.00

Topic:

Advanced Cyberbiosecurity Workshop

 

Instructor:

Dr. Rodel S. Jonathan Vitor II, National Training Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity, University of the Philippines - Manila

 

Topic: IFBA Certification Examination

Topic:

IATA Training on the Transport of Infections Substances and Biological Materials Part 2

 

Instructors:

Dr. Cecelia Williams, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Dr. Linda Winona, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Topic: Responsible Conduct in Genomic Science

 

Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan, Pakistan Biosafety Association

 

Prof. Ts. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Topic: Hi-containment laboratory Incident responding

plan and investigation

 

Instructor: Dr. Chen Hsing Meng, Intelligent-Bio Co. Ltd

12.00 – 17.00

ASEAN Women’s Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity

 

 

 

11.00 – 11.30

MORNING COFFEE/TEA BREAK

12.30 – 14.00

LUNCH

15.30 – 16.00

AFTERNOON COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

Conference Program

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

17th Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association Annual Biorisk Conference in conjunction with the

BRAP 7th Annual Convention and 5th International Forum

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City, Philippines

Strengthening Global Partnerships for Biosafety and Biosecurity: Bridging Borders and Addressing Emerging Challenges

 

Day 1 – September 5, 2024

Time

Program

08.00 – 09.00

Registration

Membership renewal and registration

Welcome and Opening Ceremonies

Prof. Ts. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi and Asst. Prof. Edison Ramos

09.00 – 09.10

Opening Preliminaries

Invocation, National Anthem

09.10 – 09.30

Opening of the Convention

 

Welcome Address

Opening Remarks

Asst. Prof. Oliver Shane Dumaoal (BRAP)

Mr. Ronaldo Puno (BRAP)

Prof. Guizhen Wu (APBA)

09.30 – 10:00

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Jose Obedencio Jr. (BRAP)

 

Keynote Address

 

Hon. Teodoro J. Herbosa

Secretary, Department of Health

Republic of the Philippines

 

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo

Ateneo de Manila University

10:00-10:10

Group Photo, Opening of Exhibits

10.10 – 10.30

Coffee/Tea Break/ Poster Exhibition/Commercial Exhibition

Time

Program

Speaker

Session 1

Theme: Updates, Policies, International Conventions, Standards, Guidelines

Prof. Dr. William Jun Liu and Dr. Miguel Martin Moreno II

10.30 – 11.00

WHO Laboratory Biosecurity Guidance

 

Dr. Kazunobu Kojima

Biorisks and Health Security Protection Unit, WHO Headquarters

11.00 – 11.20

Standards and Policies in China and International

Guizhen Wu, Professor, A-PBA President

National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC

11.20 – 11.40

The standard and policy on ABSL-3 facilities

Zhao Dongming, Professor, 

Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

11.40 – 12.00

European Biosafety Association Lecture

 

Heather Sheeley BA(Hons), MSc, FISTR

Independent Consultant Biorisk Expert

12:00-12:20

Singapore regulatory framework & oversight for biorisk management

Dr. Sabai Phyu

Director, Laboratory Biorisk Consultancy & Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Training Pte Ltd, Singapore

12.20 – 13.30

Poster Exhibition/Commercial Exhibition

Lunch Break

Session 2

Theme: One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Roshan Jayasuriya and Dr. Leila Lany Florento

13.30 – 13.50

One health approach in the containment of AMR

Dr. Md. Asadulghani, Head, Biosafety, icddr,b and Chairman, Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Society

13.50 – 14.10

Hospital Infection and AMR

Guo-Bao Tian, Professor, 

Vice chairman of the academic committee of the Department of Medicine, Deputy director of Medical Education, Associate dean of School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University; Deputy director of Key Laboratory of Tropical Diseases Control (Ministry of Education of China)

14.10 – 14.30

AMRs in the Veterinary Sector

Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines

14.30 – 14.50

Plant Biocontainment: Learning Insights from the International Rice Research Institute

Ms. Rizza Eve Mendoza, Biological Safety Officer, International Rice Research Institute

14.50– 15.30

Coffee/Tea Break/ Poster Exhibition/Commercial Exhibition

15.30 – 15.50

 Global Salmonella Surveillance

 

Yanan Wang, Professor; 

College of Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agricultural University

15.50 – 16.10

Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program of the Philippines

 

National Steering Committee of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines

16.10 – 16.30

Defining strategies and creating actionable initiatives to address AMR

 

Professor Dr Ranga Reddy Burri, President, Infection Control Academy of India and Honorary Professor, University of Hyderabad

16.30 – 16.50

Indonesian Biorisk Association Lecture

 

 

17.00 – 19.00

A-PBA Annual General Meeting

BRAP Annual Business Meeting

19.30 – 21.00

Networking Dinner

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

17th Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association Annual Biorisk Conference in conjunction with the

BRAP 7th Annual Convention and 5th International Forum

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City, Philippines

Strengthening Global Partnerships for Biosafety and Biosecurity: Bridging Borders and Addressing Emerging Challenges

 

Day 2 – September 6, 2024

Time

Program

Speaker

Session 3

Theme:  Biosafety and Biosecurity in Public Health

Dr. Md. Asadulghani and Prof. Dr. Jose Obedencio Jr.

09.00 – 09.20

Biological Weapons Convention: Updates and Insights

Dr. Irma R. Makalinao, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila

09.20 – 09.40

Public Health Biosafety and Biosecurity in Vietnam

 

 

09.40 – 10.00

Office for Health Laboratories Country Initiatives for Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Philippines

 

Dr. Valerie Anne T. Tesoro, Director, Office for Health Laboratories, Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines

10.00 – 10.20

Biosafety and Biosecurity in Public Health in China

Lei Zhou, Professor, 

Deputy Director of Global Public Health Center, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

10.20 – 10.50

Coffee/Tea Break/ Poster Exhibition/Commercial Exhibition

Session 4

Theme: Emerging Biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan, and Asst. Prof. Oliver Shane Dumaoal

10.50– 11.10

Immunological Biotechnology

William Jun Liu, Professor, 

National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)

11.10 – 11.30

AI and Cyberbiosecurity

 

Dr. Rodel S. Jonathan Vitor II, National Training Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines - Manila

11.30 – 11.50

Navigating the Ethical Quandary: Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) in Science and Technology

Dr. Prasad Kuduvalli, Director of Scientific Programs, Health Security Partners, Washington, DC

11.50– 12.10

New Modelling for Pathogen Evolution

Jian Lu, Professor, 

School of Life Sciences, Peking University

12.10 – 13.30

Poster Exhibition/Commercial Exhibition

Lunch Break

Session 5

Theme: Country Reports and Experience Sharing

Prof. Ts. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi & Mr. Ronaldo Puno

13.30 – 13.50

Biorisk Management Experiences in Singapore

 

Dr Tessy Joseph

Senior Assistant Director, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

President, Biorisk Association of Singapore

13.50 – 14.10

Certified Biosafety Professionals Expertise Training Program in the Philippines

 

Dr. Miguel Martin N. Moreno II, Founding President, BioRisk Association of the Philippines, Chair, International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)

14.10 – 14.30

Biosafety certificate model in Taiwan, both for personal and laboratory

 

 

 

14.30 – 14.50

Pakistan Biosafety Association Sharing of Training Models and Success Stories

Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan

President Pakistan Biological Safety Association

Professor of Pathology, Dow University of Health Sciences

14.50 – 15.10

Sri Lanka Experiences in Biosafety and Biosecurity

Dr. Bhagya Piyasiri

Consultant Microbiologist,

Teaching Hospital Karapitiya,

Galle, Sri Lanka

15.10– 15.30

Coffee / Tea Break/Poster Exhibition/Commercial Exhibition

Session 7

Theme: Open Paper

Dr. Chen Hsing Meng and Asst. Prof. Mark Raymund Nava

15.30 – 15.50

Sponsors

 

15.50 – 16.10

Sponsors

 

16.10 – 16.30

Global Threat Reduction (GTR) Program

Ms. Dariel Hopersberger

Program Advisor, ISN/CTR Biosecurity Engagement Program

16:30 –16:50

IFBA Biosafety Heroes Experience Sharing

Ms. Maureen Ellis, Executive Director, International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)

PIC: BRAP

16.50 – 17.00

Poster Award Presentation

Closing Remarks Guizhen Wu, Professor, A-PBA President

Presentation of the host country for the 18th APBA Annual Biorisk Conference

Release of Certificates

Announcement of IFBA passers

PIC:

APBA: Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan

BRAP: Asst. Prof. Edison Ramos

Sponsors

Survey & Certificate

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