ISTR Nov. Symposia - BioSafety / Chemical Control - Challenges & Solutions
£80 – £210
ISTR Nov. Symposia - BioSafety / Chemical Control - Challenges & Solutions

ISTR Nov. Symposia - BioSafety / Chemical Control - Challenges & Solutions

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NOVEMBER SYMPOSIA - Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th November       

(1-day & 2-day rates available)

Today’s safety professional works in an ever-changing environment. Our symposia will take time out to look at existing and re-emerging risks and examine what is required to ensure you stay in control.

DAY 1 - 15 NOVEMBER  Emerging and re-emerging threats - diseases, disinfectants and the disaffected  looks at various topical challenges to ensuring a (bio)safe working environment - from new diseases emerging or re-emerging to new techniques and technologies being used in biosciences and the management of potential threats from those who work in our laboratories. We will also look at good practice for containment of insect vectors of disease and discuss the impact of new legislation on a key control; disinfection, and the role that the biosafety community might have in this area.

Day 2 - 16 NOVEMBER Chemical substances: Who is in control? examines the requirements needed to ensure chemicals are correctly and adequately controlled. We will focus on controls from the supplier, user and national security perspective and we will learn from studies where control failure has played a significant part. We will highlight the controls required in accordance with REACH when chemicals are shared with collaborators both on and off-site. There will be opportunity for delegates to contribute and share their own experience and participate in the afternoon workshop.


Programme - Day 1

09.15 Registration & Coffee      

09.45 Welcome & Opening remarks ISTR Chair

09.50 Challenges of containment - working with infected arthropods/planned ISTR guidance. Anthony Wilson -  Pirbright Institute 

10.15 Science behind the headlines - working with Zika and Ebola Speaker TBC

11.15 Coffee

11.55 CRISPR/gene drive - what are the risks? Luke Alphey - Member of SACGM

12.20 Demystifying the Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) Caroline Smalley - HSE

12.50 Lunch

14.00 Conference discussion of BPR and the impact on laboratory disinfectants/disinfection Led by the Biosafety Steering Group

14.45 Biosecurity—the threat within Guy Collyer - IOIRC Ltd

15.15 Update from the regulator SAPO licensing, revised SACGM ACDP guidance Tom Baldwin - HSE

16.00 Closing remarks followed by tea


Programme - Day 2

09.15 Registration & Coffee

09.45 Welcome & Opening remarks ISTR Chair

09.50 Chemical control: a suppliers perspective—what they need from you Speaker TBC

10.25 Managing the chemical lifecycle— lessons learned Claire Wienburg - University of Bristol                       

11.00 Coffee

11.30 REACHing out: the safe transfer of chemicals between collaborators Elaine Armstrong - The University of Manchester

12.05 Safe & secure - security aspects of the storage and handling of pathogens, toxins and other substances Hazel Taylor - NaCTSO                                                              

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Corrective action required following a significant loss of control Ken Jones - University of Liverpool

14.35 Workshop:-  Managing the chemical lifecycle—solutions from the floor Led by members of the ISTR Executive

16.00 Closing remarks followed by tea

* Please note that while the programme is accurate when circulated, it is always possible that a speaker may not be able to attend on the day, in which case an alternative speaker will be provided

Venue: Pendulum Hotel, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

Price: From £80 per day. Price includes lunch and refreshments during the symposium.There is a members' discounted (early bird) rate available for bookings received before 27 October. Overnight accommodation, if required, must be booked directly with the hotel. 

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast accommodation is available at the hotel subject to availability. Single occupancy rates: £87 (City double room) or £97 (Classic double room). Delegates must make their reservation directly with the hotel, www.pendulumhotel.co.uk or call 0161 955 800 and quote ‘ISTR’ for reserved bedrooms.
NOTE: Delegates may get a better rate by cold-calling the hotel, subject to availability.

Alternative hotels nearby include:
IBIS Manchester Centre, Princess St, M1 7DG Tel 0161 272 5000
Holiday Inn Express, 2 Oxford Rd, M1 5QA Tel 0871 4234896 
or visit http://visitmanchester.com/stay 

Final details and refunds:  Bookings close on Monday 7th November. Joining details will be forwarded on receipt of payment. Refunds for cancellations or non-attendance cannot be made after Nov 7. If a delegate cannot attend, a colleague may take their place.

Transport:
Nearest airport - Manchester Airport (rail link to city centre)
Nearest rail station - Manchester Piccadilly (10 min walk)  
Car parking available in Charles St Car Park, adjacent to the Pendulum Hotel (£10.00/24hrs)

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