Stuart Blacksell (Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand [Australia])

•   The BSL-3 lab at Institut Pasteur du Maroc Mohammed Hassar (Institut Pasteur du Maroc, Morocco)

•   A rational and attainable approach to successfully implementing biosafety in laboratory settings worldwide Barbara Johnson (Biosafety Biosecurity International, United States)

•   Engineering control: Challenges in maintaining BSL-3 (country experience) Pretty Sasono (Litbangkess, Indonesia)

•   Discussion

15:30    Break

Plenary: Requirements for and challenges associated with BSL-4 Labs

This session will discuss how many BSL-4 facilities are needed in a region; construction and maintenance costs; biosecurity issues, environmental risks (especially for pathogens affecting domestic animals where the potential economic impact is striking); training; strategies to manage an individual who may become infected with a BSL-4 agent; community relations; whether existing and planned networks are adequate; how much and what kinds of “surge capacity” are ideal; whether existing facilities can be re-tasked during a crisis; and if BSL-4 labs can be safely made less technology-intensive or easier to sustain.

(Panel Discussion)

Chair: James Le Duc (University of Texas Medical Branch, United States)

•   From the detection of BSL-4 pathogens to the development of preventive and curative strategies
Gary Kobinger (Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada)

•   Requirements for and challenges associated with BSL-4 laboratories: Maintaining an aging facility
Greg Smith (CSIRO, Australian Animal Health Lab, Australia)

•   Needs, potential, and constraints for developing an advanced laboratory in a challenging technical and social environment
Jean-Paul Gonzalez (CIRMF, Gabon [France])

•   The high-containment laboratory in the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan: Activities, circumstances, and future challenges
Masayuki Saijo (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)

•   Panel Discussion

18:30    Break
19:30    Conference Dinner (Haci Baba Restaurant)

JULY 13, 2011


Summary from Day 2 (Plenary)

Presentations from Rapporteurs of Day 2 Breakout Sessions and Audience Comments

10:30    Break

Plenary: Workshop Conclusions

Chair: Adel Mahmoud (NRC Committee Chair, Princeton University, United States)


Meeting Adjournment/Lunch (Some Participants Depart)

13:00    Bus Departs for Optional Group Visit to Pendik Veterinary Control and Research Institute

(estimated return to hotel at 18:30)

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