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November Symposia: Working safely 'out of containment' / Radiation control

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Pendulum Hotel

(Formerly Manchester Conference Centre)

Sackville Street


M1 3BB

United Kingdom

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NOVEMBER 2017 SYMPOSIA - Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th November (1-day & 2-day rates available)

It’s that time of year again! In this, ISTR's silver anniversary year, we are delighted to invite you to participate in our symposia designed to provide you with practical skills in two distinct but often complementary areas. Day 1 (delivered as always by ISTR's very hardworking Biosafety Steering Group) will concentrate on practical challenges faced by those working with biological organisms outside of containment laboratories while Day 2 (delivered in partnership with Aurora) will provide practical solutions to the safe management of a wide range of ionising and non-ionising radiation sources

Day 1: Working safely 'out of containment' looks at the various challenges faced in providing a safe working environment outside of the containment laboratory - from specialist imaging of live infectious material to providing a diagnostic service during an outbreak. We will also have an update on the challenges of laboratory fumigation - how do we select the most appropriate method and how do we validate it?

Day 2: Everything you need to know about radiation but were too afraid to ask! looks at radiation sources used by researchers from many disciplines. The topics covered will provide the non-radiation specialist with the tools to manage and monitor exposure to ionising radiation sources, optical radiation sources, (UV and lasers) and to implement an Electromagnetic field (EMF) management system. We will also explore the legislative requirements underpinning the safety professional's approach.

Please join us in celebrating our 25th Birthday in Manchester! The cost of attending is just £90/day or £170/2 days for ISTR Members.

Day 1 - Working safely 'out of containment'

09.15 Registration & Coffee

09.45 Welcome & Opening remarks - ISTR Chair

09.50 Imaging outside of laboratory containment. Valerie Loughry, Diamond Light Source

10.20 Ebola Diagnostics. Brian Crook, Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)

11.10 Coffee, networking, visit exhibitors

11.35 Mobile CL3 laboratory. Ian Hackford, Imperial College

12.00 Fumigation? Alan Beswick, HSL

- followed by discussion

12.50 Lunch, networking, visit exhibitors

14.00 Update from the ISTR Biosafety Steering Group including: Arthropod Guidance, National Biosafety Meeting and .......introducing Biosafety Masterclasses.

14.30 Update from the regulator. Vin Poran, Microbiology and Biotechnology Unit, HSE

15.00 Workshop – Microbiology work in non-microbiology facilities. Biosafety Steering Group

16.00 Closing remarks followed by tea

Day 2 - Everything you need to know about radiation safety but were afraid to ask.

09.00 Registration & Coffee

09.20 Welcome & Opening remarks. ISTR Chair

09.30 Introduction to ionising and non-ionising radiation. Angela Yeadon, Aurora

Morning Session: Ionising radiation

09.50 New Regulations covering ionising radiation, including IRR17. Mark Bradley, University of Oxford

10.20 Investigation of cyclotron engineer overexposure. Jon Taylor, Aurora

10.45 Coffee, networking, visit exhibitors

11.15 Security of radioactive material. Ken Upham, Counter Terrorism Security Adviser, Greater Manchester Police

11.45 Radioactive material from cradle to grave / consequences of poor planning. Glenn Hardcastle, Aurora

12.10 Radiation monitoring. Jon Taylor

12.30 Lunch, networking, visit exhibitors

Afternoon Session: Optical radiation and EMF

13.30 Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regs. 2010. Angela Yeadon

14.00 Managing optical radiation (UV/lasers etc) in a large organisation. Colin Swift, Christie NHS Trust

14.30 Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regs. 2016. Arwel Barrett, Previous HSE EMF lead

15.00 Implementing EMF safety management systems at MRC Harwell Institute. Christine Williamson, MRC

15.30 Discussion. All

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 £90 per day. Price includes lunch and refreshments during the symposium.There is a members' discounted (early bird) rate available for bookings received before 20 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: £89 (City double room). Delegates must make their reservation directly with the hotel, http://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 6th November. Joining details will be forwarded on receipt of payment. Refunds for cancellations or non-attendance cannot be made after Nov. 6. 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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