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Bio-Risk Management Workshop for Central Asian Specialists, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 25-30 April 2011

The 5 day event is aimed at training Central Asian specialists, including three from Afghanistan, to better lab practices in order to reduce possible threats of bio-material handling. The advanced course on bio-risk management will introduce the new concept of bio-risk management, which combines risk assessment, risk mitigation, and performance systems. The course gives participants an opportunity to use a robust methodology to identify and control the biosafety and biosecurity risks of laboratories. Participants will be empowered with the skills, tools, and confidence to advise and guide on sustainable bio-risk management that will ultimately reduce the threat of infectious disease in local laboratory environments.
Members of the team of instructors come from Afghanistan, Canada, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.

A distance learning course is also offered from March to July 2011.


The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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