Past EBSA courses

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    14 October 2021

    Biosafety Culture

    Instructors: Jan Piet Tijssen & Cathy Bakker

    This course intends to inspire you. To convince you that safety not only pays (for you and the company), but also is fun and moreover a serious profession.

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    30 September 2021

    Bloodborne pathogens in the lab: minimize exposure & prevent infection

    Instructor: Dana Brehar-Cioflec
    Moderator: Heather Sheeley

    This course will provide an overview on the main aspects of working safely with blood and blood containing materials in various types of laboratories (diagnostic, research, etc.).

    Prevention of laboratory infections involving bloodborne pathogens will be addressed with focus on general and specific prevention measures, materials and equipment, as well as health monitoring.

    Brief exercises will be included to highlight the discussed aspects.

    International and European regulations and recommendations will be highlighted and relevant references and links will be provided.


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    19 August 2021

    Disinfection and Sterilization

    This course is an introduction to the subject. It describes the most commonly used chemical and physical methods, with an emphasis on the important criteria to be assessed in choosing an approach and verifying its effectiveness.

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    01 July 2021

    Auditing for maximum impact – an introduction

    Instructor: Julia Cotton

    Biosafety professionals must be able to carry out biosafety and biosecurity audits and inspections, identify failures, non-conformities, corrective actions and areas for improvement and monitor progress.

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    03 June 2021

    Introduction to vaccinology

    Instructor: Gideon Kersten

    The course gives insight in the exciting field of vaccinology. The relevance of vaccines does not need emphasis in these days. But how do they work? ...

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    20 May 2021

    Gene Drives: Technologies, applications & biosafety challenges

    Instructors Fred Wassenaar & Patrick Rüdelsheim

    Gene drives allow for a trait to be transmitted to subsequent generations in a ratio that deviates from the laws of Mendelian inheritance. Active in sexually-reproducing species, they are powerful tools to “drive” ... read all info and register here

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    11 May 2021

    ISO 35001 – An introduction into the biorisk management standard

    RE-RUN UPON POPULAR DEMAND (confirmation as soon as we have 25 participants)

    The ISO 35001 standard on “Biorisk management for laboratories and other related organisations - is the first internationally recognized management standard to specifically address hazards associated with laboratories where biological materials are handled at all containment levels. 

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    22 April 2021

    Désinfection - Décontamination - Stérilisation du matériel biologique: Notions de bases (French)

    Course completely in French
    Cours entièrement en français

    Ce cours est une introduction au sujet. Il décrit les approches les plus utilisées, en mettant l’accent sur les critères important à évaluer pour le choix d’une approche et la vérification de son efficacité.

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    21 April 2021

    Biological Risk Assessment – How safe are we in our labs if we apply the risk based approach according to the new WHO Biosafety Manual?

    RE-RUN UPON POPULAR DEMAND (confirmation as soon as we have 25 participants)

    In this webinar these and other questions will be addressed by using the risk based approach of the new WHO biosafety manual.