Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, at the Biological Weapons Convention 2012 Meeting of States Parties. Dr Simon Whitby gave a presentation at the Palais des Nation, United Nations, Geneva, at a breakfast Side Event hosted by the Government of Canada titled: "Awareness of the Dual-Use Challenges in to Biosafety and Biosecurity Training and Education for Life Scientists", Room XXIV - 09:00 - 10:00am, 9:00-9:05am, Chaired by Ambassador Golberg (Canada) Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. 9:00-9:05am. Welcome and opening by Ambassador Golberg, 9:05-9:15am, Dr. Simon Whitby (University of Bradford), 9:15-9:25am Ms. Renée Carrière (Public Health Agency of Canada), 9:25-9:35am Dr. Shuji Amano (Nagasaki University). This presentation focused on the collaborative work of the University of Bradford and the Government of Canada on Dual-Use Biosecurity Education.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012, at the Biological Weapons Convention 2012 Meeting of States Parties. Dr Simon Whitby gave a presentation at the Palais des Nation, United Nations, Geneva, at a breakfast event convened by the Universities of Bath and Bradford together with Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV) on the theme of science and education. Presentations were given by Alexander Kelle (Bath) ‘Towards the focused and effective science and technology review during the third BTWC inter-sessional process’, Tatyana Novossiolova (Bradford) ‘Biosecurity education for the life sciences: nuclear security education experience as a model’, Giulio Mancini (LNCV) ‘The European biosecurity awareness raising network’, and Simon Whitby (Bradford) ‘The 2012 BioWeapons Monitor Book Launch’. The event was chaired by Ambassador Jo Adamson (United Kingdom), Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.
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