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UAE Second Biosecurity Conference

The UAE 2nd Biosecurity Conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Water & Environment in Abu Dhabi between the 28th to 29th of April 2015.

Objective

1- Identify and discuss Emerging issues and concerns in Biosecurity
2- Provide a scientific platform for discussion and exchange of knowledge in the field of Biosecurity

Target Audience

National, regional and international personnel and entities with interest in the field of Biosecurity.

Date:

28th to 29th of April 2015

Venue:

Abu Dhabi- Hayat Park Hotel- Saadiyat Island: UAE

Theme: Integrated Biosecurity

  • Laws and Regulations in Biosecurity
  • National & international practices in biosecurity
  • Emerging issues in Biosecurity
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity Emergencies

Agenda

First Day: 23rd October

Second Day: 24th October

Time Activity Speaker
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:45 - 10:25 Opening
09:45 - 09:55 H.E Dr. Thani A. Al Zeyoudi- Minister of Climate Change and Environment
09:55 - 10:10 Keynote Speaker (1): Dr. Rashid Al Ghafiri
10:10 - 10:25 Keynote Speaker (2): Dr. Isabel .hunger
10:25 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 12:45 Session 1: The role of organizations in biosecurity
Chair Session: Dr. Farida Al Hosani
10:45 - 11:05 Building abilities and opportunities in preventing the entry & transmission in our countries of hazardous Microbial Bio - threats Dr. Lotti W. Tajouri
11:05 - 11:25 National capacity building in Biosafety and Biosecurity in veterinary laboratories Dr. Abdelmalik I. Khalafalla
11:25 - 11:45 Regional Networking Initiatives “CAMENET” Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhosani
11:45 - 12:05 SBNet and Biosecurity Dr. Isabel Hunger
12:05 - 12:25 Activities of animal wealth sector of in the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority in enhancing UAE national biosecurity Dr. Sultan K. Alkaabi
12:25 - 12:45

Panel Discussion

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break and Prayer

13:45 - 15:25 Session 2: Biosecurity Developments
Chair Session: Dr. Mohannad Al-Nsour
13:45 - 14:05 Update on Global and Regional Avian Influenza Situation Prof. Ian H Brown
14:05 - 14:25 Developments in global military biosecurity Prof. Magdi M. Ali
14:25 - 14:45 (Construction projects, relief and campaigns) in health fields Hamid Rashid Al Shamsi
14:45 - 15:05 The importance of implementing the International Health Regulations to meet the challenges of biosecurity Dr. Fatima M. Al Attar
15:05 - 15:25 Update on Global ,Regional and national Avian Influenza Situation Prof. Magdi M. Ali
15:25 - 15:45

Panel Discussion


Time Activity Speaker
09:00 - 10:40 Session 3: Modern science and technology in biosecurity
Chair Session: Dr. Rashid Al Ghafiri
09:00 - 09:20 Utilization of Gamma Radiation in Biosecurity Dr. Mohamed Abuzaid
09:45 - 09:55 The Application of CRISPR Technology in Agriculture Dr. Chikelu Mba
09:55 - 10:10 Concepts in Chemical and Biological Agents Detection Dr. Ideisan I. Abu-Abdoun
10:10 - 10:25 Characterisation of the Neonatal Meningitic Cronobacter Sakazakii clonal Complex 4 (CC4) and non-CC4 Strains Abdullah M. Al Bastaki
10:25 - 10:40

Panel Discussion

10:40 - 11:00

Break

11:00- 12:40 Session 4: Latest global and regional developments in the field of communicable diseases and epidemics
Chair Session: Dr. Farida Al Hosani
11:00 - 11:20 The Experience of the Eastern Mediterranean Region with Recent Disease Outbreaks Dr. Mohannad Al-Nsour
11:00 - 11:20 The Experience of the Eastern Mediterranean Region with Recent Disease Outbreaks Dr. Mohannad Al-Nsour
11:20 - 11:40 Organic Agriculture and Biosecurity Dr.Mohammed M. Aloun
11:40 -12:00 Responding to infectious diseases Dr. Maryam Al Mulla
12:00- 12:20 The UAE National Influenza Surveillance: A tool to enhance prevention and control Dr. Mohamed B. Hassan
12:20 - 12:40

Panel Discussion

12:40 - 13:40

Lunch Break and Prayer

13:40 - 15:40 Session 5: Biosecurity and laboratories
Chair Session: Dr. Rashid Al Ghafiri
13:40 - 14:00 Strengthening the role of laboratories in biosecurity Munira Al Sayegh
14:00 - 14:20 Building capacity and competencies in biosecurity Sarah S. Al-Zahmi
Zeina N. Al-Hatali
14:20 - 14:40 Hazardous Material Accident Laboratory - CBRN Ahmed S. Al Kaabi
Ali M. Al-Musabi
14:40 - 15:00 Biosecurity in life sciences laboratories Halima S. Al – Maqabali
15:00 - 15:20 BSL3 Lab Alia Sami Tomeh
15:20 - 15:40

Panel Discussion

15:40 - 16:00

Closing Remarks

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