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Call for applications for sponsorship for biocide meeting

Jimmy Walker jimmy.walker at camr.org.uk
Thu Apr 9 13:01:52 EST 1998



  		Efficacy Testing Methods for Industrial Antimicrobials :
 		      Current Technologies and Future Opportunities


The Biodeterioration Society is currently planning a one and a half day
conference covering the topic of biocide efficacy testing . The objective
of the meeting is to provide a forum for interested industrial,  academic
and government groups to enter into an open discussion of  :

(1)  the role of efficacy testing in future EU legislation (Biocidal
Products Directive)
(2)  the issues and limits of current biocide testing methods=20
(3)  the possibilities for a new generation of tests based on established
(newish!) and emerging technologies for the estimation of microbial
activity and viability.

The conference will take place in Chester, UK on Monday/Tuesday the 7th and
8th of September. Intentionally, the conference is timed to conveniently
extend into the IBRG meeting  that will take place at the same location on
the 9th/10th/11th September.=20

The conference will be derived from a range of invited and offered papers.
The outline structure for the conference is summarized below. Over the
coming weeks the invited speakers will be finalized and the final program

A frequent comment from Society members is that the participation of
students and academics presenting original, innovative research should be
encouraged and included in future Society conferences. It is to this end
that we have decided to experiment with the idea of  "sponsorship". You
will see from the conference outline structure that the afternoon of the
2nd day will be composed exclusively of offered papers. The intention is
that these papers are offered and presented by students/ academics who will
have  their travel and lodging paid for by a sponsor!

The Society is offering sponsorship of up to =A3250 per student.=20

         At this time at least 10 sponsorships are available !

So if you are interested and have original work you would like to present
that is relevant to the underlying theme of the Conference please contact
the program organizers. A non-extensive list of possible topic areas is
given  below :

=B7 Biocide testing =20
=B7 Microbial enumeration methods
=B7 Microbial recovery methods
=B7 Microbial viability measurement
=B7 Microbial metabolic activity measurement
=B7 Biofilm generation and quantification
=B7 Microbial colonization =20

Proposed Conference Program

Day 1 September 7th : Registration: 12.00 - 1.10 pm

Session 1: Efficacy Testing in Support of Regulatory Requirements

Chairman: Malcolm Greenhalgh=20

1.15 - 1.30 pm  Introduction to the Biodeterioration Society=20

1.30 - 2.00 pm  Current Perspectives of the HSE Technical Guidelines on the
Efficacy Assessment=20
                         of Biocidal Products within  BPD
                         Dave Dillon, HSE, UK

2.00 - 2.30 pm    Industry Position  On Efficacy Assessment within the BPD
                           Graham Lloyd, Olin, UK
2.30 - 3.00 pm    The Development of a Papermill Slimicide Test in Support
of  a BPD Efficacy Claim
                            : A Program Update     =20
             Jurgen Schuetz

3.00 - 3.30 pm  Coffee, Exhibition Stands and Posters

3.30 - 4.00 pm    Progress in the Development of the EN Disinfectant
Efficacy Testing Standards
                           Eugene Bessems, Akzo, Germany

4.00 - 4.30 pm Difficulties associated in testing the BPD efficacy claims
of new generation wood
                         preservatives and insect growth regulators
according to current european standard methods.
                         Ed Suttie or Steve Hendry , BRE, UK =20
4.30 - 5.00 pm  The Role of Statistics in Biocide Efficacy Testing
                          Francoise Boulanger,  Rohm and Haas ,France

5.00 - 5.30 pm  Discussion and Chairmans Comments

Conference Dinner

Day 2 Tuesday 7th September

Session 2 :  Current Technologies and Opportunities

  9.00 -9.30 am           Use of Impedance in Biocides Testing
       Peter Silley, Don Whitely Scientific,UK

9.30 - 10.00 am         Use of Biosensors in Biocide Testing
                                  Samantha Tothill, Cranfield Institute of

10.00 - 10.30 am        Use of Flow Cytometry in Biocide Testing
                                   Representative of Chemunex,France

10.30 - 11.00am         Coffee, Exhibition Stands and Posters

11.00 - 11.30 am        Adaptation of ecotoxicological testing as an
indicator of biocide activity
		      John Duddridge, Rohm and Haas ,France=20

11.30 - 12.00 am      Bioluminescence technologies
     Martin Easter, Celsis Limited, UK

12.00 - 12.30 am        Discussion and Chairmans Comments

 Session 3 :         Biocide Workshop for Presentation by Students/Academics=

2.0  pm to 5.00 pm   Proposed paper timing 15 minutes  + 5 minutes questions=

>From the program organizers:

Dr. James T. Walker
Co-ordinator for Microbial Monitoring and Control Environmental and
Biosafety Services
CAMR, Porton Down,
Salisbury. SP4 0JG
Tel: 44 (0)1980 612643, Fax: 44 (0)1980 612731
Email:jimmy.walker at camr.org.uk

Dr. John Duddridge
Laboratory Manager
Rohm and Haas European Laboratories (Biocides)
Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne, France
Tel: 33 (0)4 93 95 53 75  Fax: 33 (0) 4 93 65 30 16
Email: John_E_Duddridge @rohmhaas.com  =20
Dr. James T. Walker
Co-ordinator for Microbial Monitoring and Control
Environmental and Biosafety Services
CAMR, Porton Down,
Salisbury. SP4 0JG
Tel:01980 612643, Fax: 01980 612731
Email:jimmy.walker at camr.org.uk

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