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Programme - May.19
(as .pdf)

Monday 18th May, 2015

17:00 – 19:00

Registration open, Messukeskus Congress Centre

18:00 – 21:00

Get-together party, Messukeskus Congress Centre – Exhibition area

Tuesday 19th May, 2015

08:00 – 16:00

Registration

08:50 – 09:00

The opening of the symposium (.pdf) – Permanent Secretary Pδivi Nerg, Ministry of the Interior

Session I. BIOPREPAREDNESS in 2015

Chair, Prof. Simo Nikkari, Centre for Biothreat Preparedness, Helsinki

09:00 – 09:10

Prof. Simo Nikkari, Opening and Welcome Notes

09:15 – 10:00

Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Social Affairs and Health, The Global Health Security Agenda – Security to promote Health

10:00 – 10:30

Dr Steven Wiersma, CDC, Ebola outbreak in West-Africa – US CDC Perspective

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee / Exhibition

Session I. (cont.) PREPAREDNESS, DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION

Chair Dr Anna Katz and Dr Steven Wiersma

11:00 – 11:30

Prof. Simo Nikkari, The Finnish Perspective on global Biothreat Preparedness

11:30 – 12:00

Zachariah Makondo, TVLA, Tanzania, Strengthening Health and Biosecurity in Tanzania by Biodetection Capacity Building

12:00 – 12:30

Susanna Sissonen, THL, Finland, The Finnish Biosafety and Biosecurity Network

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Session I. (cont.) THE BUGS

Chair Dr David Wagner and Prof. Simo Nikkari

13:30 – 14:00

Dr David Wagner, North Arizona University, USA, Emerging infectious diseases. (Yersinia pestis – an ancient and contemporary threat)

14:00 – 14:30

Prof. Mikael Skurnik, University of Helsinki, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis – the mother of pestis

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee / Exhibition

15:00 – 15:30

Prof. Mats Forsman, FOI, Sweden, Francisella tularensis – A Scandinavian pathogen

15:30 – 16:00

Markku Kuisma, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, Current issues in EMS preparedness for CBRN

17:00 – 19:00

Reception at the City Hall

Wednesday 20th May, 2015

Session II. INTERNATIONAL AND INTERAGENCY COOPERATION

Chair Niklas Meinander and Paula Maatela

09:00 – 09:40

Harri Toivonen, Laboratory Head, Security Technology, STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, CBRN-co-operation between authorities

09:40 – 10:15

Ari-Pekka Punkka, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Luova – interagency portal for natural disaster warning

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee / Exhibition

10:45 – 11:15

Col. Xavier Lefebvre, Joint CBRN Defence COE, Director, Operations Support Department, Czech Republic, A New NATO CBRN Reachback capability.

11:15 – 11:45

Jan Pehrsson, PDC-ARGOS ApS, Denmark, Cooperation in the consortium of ARGOS users

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

Session III. RISKS

Chair Raija Koivisto and Jussi Paatero

12:45 – 13:15

Tomas Ries, Swedish National Defence College, The Global Security Environment

13:15 – 13:40

Petr Kysilko, Otakar J. Mika, and Dusan Vicar, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic, Protection against Chemical Terrorism in the Prague Subway

13:40 – 14:05

Roman Sykora, Chairman of CTIF Hazmat Commission (International Association of Fire & Rescue), Toxic Industrial Chemicals

14:05 – 14:30

Timothy A. Blades, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System (FDHS) technology

14:30 – 15:00

Dr Joseph L. Corriveau, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Innovative Approaches to Early Warning

15:00 – 17:00

Posters

15:30 – 16:30

Coffee / Exhibition

15:00 – 17:00

Outdoor exhibition: Deployable CBRN Field Laboratory

19:00 – 22:00

Symposium dinner

Thursday, 21st May, 2015

Session IV. DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS

Chair Markku Mesilaakso and Juhani Juutilainen

09:00 – 09:25

Martin Sφderstrφm, Verifin, Verification of use of chemical weapons in Syria

09:25 – 09:50

Jan Steen Jensen, Danish Emergency Management Agency, Danish contribution to OPRECSYR seen from a HAZMAT organizations viewpoint

09:50 – 10:15

Maj. Mikko Elo, Finnish Defence Forces, Defence Command, Finnish CBRN detachment at OPREC Syria

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee / Exhibition

Chair Jussi Paatero and Antti Rissanen

10:45 – 11:10

Dr Frank Phillipson, TNO, Modelling the effects of a CBRN Defence System using a Bayesian Belief Model

11:10 – 11:35

Jaana Kuula, Univ. of Jyvδskylδ, Finland, Drone Based Hyperspectral Detection of CBRNE Threats

11:35 – 12:00

Dr A.P. Bartko, Battelle Memorial Institute, USA, Spectroscopic Species Identification of Biological Warfare Agents

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Session V. PROTECTION AND DECONTAMINATION

Chair Heikki Seulanto and Matti Puutio

13:00 – 13:25

Markus Erbeldinger, FLIR Systems, Inc., Detection, USA, How chemical agent disclosure spray and enzymatic decontamination system are revolutionizing the traditional way of chemical agent decontamination

13:25 – 13:50

Tom Pilholski, FLIR Systems, Inc., Detection, USA, Real-Time Bio-aerosol Detection for Building Protection Applications

13:50 – 14:15

Robert W. Lingo III, Gentex Corporation, USA, Integration Challenges and Solutions for CBRN Defense-Respiratory Equipment in Modern Fixed Wing Military Aircraft

14:15 – 14:45

Closing of the Symposium

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