Past EBSA courses

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    20 September 2022

    Chemical disinfectants used in laboratories: efficacy spectrum and regulation of their use

    This online course is aimed at offering recommendations regarding the choice of the disinfectant as a function of the material to be treated. Limits of the use of disinfectants will be described, with emphasis on the development of resistance and thus the need to be (re)validated regularly. The other part of the course will focus on the biocide legislation and the regulation of biocides.

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    18 May 2022

    Pre conference course C. Working Safely in the Biosafety Cabinet  (½ day)

    Ghent

    The biosafety cabinet (class II) is the most important and most widely used primary barrier in the microbiological and biomedical laboratory (BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4). 

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    18 May 2022

    Pre conference course I. Moving on without leaving a trace - decommissioning in practice (1 day)

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    18 May 2022

    Pre conference course E. How to convince and influence for biosafety and security (1 day)

    Gentbrugge

    To shape the attitude of non-experts towards the risks of infectious disease, it is not sufficient to just ‘tell the facts’. The way the information is presented and the source credibility of the organisation are crucially importan. Unfortunately, in many cases the importance of these factors is underestimated. What can (governmental) organisations do to effectively shape the perception?
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    17 May 2022

    Pre conference course G. (Bio)containment of GM plants - from Green Houses to Field Trials (1 ½ day, afternoon 17.05, 18.05)

    Gentbrugge

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    17 May 2022

    Pre conference course H. Biological Waste handling (validation, technical aspects)  (2 days)

    Gentbrugge

    Waste management is a topic of interest to all facilities who manage biological agents, no matter how large or small, private or public; but mostly it is not seen as a very exciting or sexy topic.

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    17 May 2022

    Pre conference course B. Fundamentals for (re)design of a safe and compliant BSL3 facility (2 day)

    Gentbrugge

    The course will include a site visit.

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    17 May 2022

    Pre conference course A. Auditing: a comprehensive and practical introduction

    Gent

    This two day practical course provides a comprehensive and sound practical introduction to auditing. The course takes participants through the principles, recognized best practices and essential techniques of (HSE / biosafety) auditing. It provides them with guidance on planning and performing of an audit in line with international standards.

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    17 May 2022

    Pre conference course F. Biorisk assessment and management: basic principles and how to get it right (1 day)

    Gentbrugge

    This course is aimed at defining and implementing the principles of risk assessment and risk management in different situations. Some situations are complex and present significant risks which need to be managed and demonstrated as effective. Suitable for early career and those wishing to improve risk assessment skills and knowledge.

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