6th Laboratory Biorisk Management Workshop - April 18-21, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
April 18-21, 2017

The International Centre for Infectious Diseases together with Sandia National Laboratories and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory present a three day intensive workshop focusing on how to implement a biosafety and biosecurity management system centered on the new international CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 15793:2008 and the WHO “Responsible life sciences research for global health security” Guidance Document.

This unique workshop combines high impact lectures, hands-on tabletop exercises and role-playing. Addressing key aspects of assessment, mitigation, performance and responsible life science research, we will explore and discuss the increasing need for a comprehensive overhaul of the existing biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics approach within the laboratory and research setting. By using new tools, real life examples and case studies for dual-use, bioethics, biorisk assessment, project management and performance improvement we will emphasize the importance and benefits of a comprehensive biorisk management system. In addition, implementation strategies and lessons learned will be discussed by experts from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Microbiology Laboratory on their experiences with the implementation of the CWA 15793:2008.

This workshop is specifically designed for today's laboratory managers and directors, scientists, biosafety professionals and safety managers, research and laboratory staff.

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