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International offering for the management of biological threats

Overview of international measures and projects for continuing education in connection with biological threats.

NameDescriptionContact
AMBIT (Advanced Management of Biological Threats) - Seminar for medical management of biological threatsContent: International training workshop for the preparation in respect of bioterrorist events and / or biological threats (see also Further information)
for: Rescuers, medical staff, public health service
e-mail IBBS
Diagnostics of ricin from aqueous solutions (international ring test)Content: Quality assurance measures – qualitative and quantitative detection of ricin including comparison of methods
for: Expert laboratories from GHSAG member countries as well as OPCW designed laboratories
e-mail ZBS3
Electron microscopy pathogen diagnostics (basic course)Content: Laboratory course to learn the fundamentals for electron microscopy pathogen diagnostics (negative staining technique)
for: Technical staff (technical assistants, laboratory assistants), medical practitioners, biologists
e-mail ZBS4
EFFO (Efficiency by Edification)

EFFO is a training programme for healthcare facilities that need to detect and care for suspected cases of Ebola until relocation to a treatment centre is possible.
for: Skills and knowledge for medical perso­nnel will be prac­ticed with EFFO.

The project is prima­rily aimed at coun­tries con­sidered as high risk countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) in terms of Ebola importation.

e-mail IBBS
EMERGE - Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU levelContent: The Joint Action EMERGE comprises a European network with about 40 diagnostic laboratories focused on risk group 3 bacteria and risk groups 3 and 4 viruses.
EMERGE aims to provide a common, coordinated and effective response to infectious disease outbreaks at EU level and abroad.
e-mail ZBS2
ENIVD (European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases)– Diagnostics of viral diseases Content: International ring tests, seminars etc within the framework of ENIVD (see also Further information)
for: Partners and members of the co-operation
e-mail ZBS1
EQA-EMV (External Quality Assurance Scheme in Electron Microscopy Virus Diagnostics) - Ring test electron microscopic virus diagnostics Content: Sending of inactivated and blinded virus suspensions for diagnostics by electron microscopy, implementation once a year
for: All microscopy experts who wish to train their skills in EM virus diagnostics
e-mail ZBS4
Molecular diagnostics of smallpox viruses (seminar)Content: Laboratory course for the diagnosis of smallpox viruses
for: Laboratory and diagnostically interested institutions
e-mail ZBS1

Date: 13.01.2017