CBMTS Industry III Technical Program

The Second World Congress on Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism

06-12 September 2003

Technical Program

Honorary Director: Mr. Zlatko Gareljic, Deputy Minister of Defense, Croatia
Co-Director: Col. Richard Price (U.S.)
Co-Director: Col. Zvonko Orehovec (Croatia)

Congress Chair: Dr. Brian Davey (OPCW)
Congress Co-Chair: Dr. Barbara Price (U.S.)
Congress Co-Chair: Dr. Slavko Bokan (Croatia)

Registration will be from 10:00-12:00 and 13:30-15:00 on Saturday 6 September 2003



CBMTS-Industry III
The National Medical Stockpiles Workshop
06-07 September 2003

Sector V: The WORKSHOP


Chair: Steve Bice (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Colin Harwood (Canada)
Co-Chair: Florin Paul (Romania)
Organizer: Sylvia Brown (U.S.)

Saturday 6 September 2003

07:30-09:00 Registration for Workshop or for Symposium (includes Workshop)
09:00 National Medical Stockpiles Workshop - Opening
09:10 Session I Government & Industry working together on new vaccines/new treatments
10:40 Coffee
11:00 Session II Medical practice in a terrorist event
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session III Regulatory issues
15:00 Break
15:20 Session IV CDC's National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program:A Planning Guide for All
16:50 Discussion period
17:30* Workshop closes (will continue on Sunday 07 September as required.)
* Free time - explore beautiful Dubrovnik

@ 07:30 – 09:00 Registration
@ 09:00
1. Medical Support of WMD Inspections – Specific Problems - Cor Bellanger
2. Use of Hydroxocobalamin in Fire Victims by “The Brigade De Sapeurs Pompiers De Paris” from 1998-2003 - Jean-Luc Fortin
3. Hydroxocobalamin as a Cyanide Antidote - Alan Hall
4. The Canadian National Pharmaceutical/Medical Stockpile Program - Colin Harwood
5. Critical Parameters Concerning the Design of a Pharmaceutical Dosage Form for Potential Use Against Bioterrorism and Chemical Weapons: An Overview on Current Concepts and Future Prospects - Atilla Hincal
6. Medical Management of Chemical Casualties - Lessons form ASSISTEX-1 - Shahriar Khateri
7. Chemical and Biological Medical Treatment During Operation Iraqi Freedom: Plans Versus Reality - Joe Hughart
8. Acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product for NBC Medical Protection - Florin Paul
9. The Canadian Lead, Multi-Nation HI-6 Nerve Agent Antidote Initiative - Eric Stephen

This workshop is of the highest importance and will benefit all participants.
This interactive Workshop on National Medical Stockpiles is held in conjunction with CBMTS-Industry III in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The WORKSHOP discussions include:

I. How can nations work with private pharmaceutical manufacturers to develop new vaccines and next-generation treatments? The purpose of this session is to stimulate group discussion on issues facing manufacturers including liability issues, financial constraints, research and development, collaboration with governmental agencies, partnerships in private industry, long and short term commitments necessary to produce vaccines and new drugs in general.
NOTE: Each session (I., II., III., etc) is followed by a 10 minute presentation by pharmaceutical corporations on related topics.

II. General overview of applied medical practice in a terrorist event: CBMTS has a physician present on the use of combined therapies in response to the inhalation anthrax infections in the US in 2001. The purpose of this brief presentation is to underline the role of clinical medicine and the need for stockpiles anywhere in the world to be able to purchase new drugs as their use is found to be effective. The audience explores issues surrounding emergency use of pharmaceuticals & other countermeasures in a terrorism event.
NOTE: Presentation #2 by a pharmaceutical industry representative.

III. Regulatory Issues: How do individual country regulations affect the ability of countries to stockpile drugs, vaccines and medical equipment? The purpose of this session is to open discussions on how food and drug/medical regulations in each country affect the stockpiling of medicines.
NOTE: Presentation #3 by pharmaceutical industry representative.

IV. CDC's National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program shares a planning guide for use by individual or partnering nations who wish to stockpile pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical supplies and equipment. Hard-copy and CD-ROMs of the guide will be provided at the workshop.

Tentative plans call for a continuation of the Workshop on Sunday 7 September to answer follow-on questions and concerns of the participants at the Workshop. Additionally, we plan to showcase our Industry sponsors during this Sunday Session.

Sunday 7 September 2003

Pre-Congress Workshop (Continued)

@ 11:00 -12:00 - Registration
@ 16:30 - Registration and pick-up conference materials
@ 18:30 - Meeting of Sector/Session Chairs/Co-Chairs – Main Auditorium
@ 18:45 - Session Chairs/Co-Chairs meet with Session presenters
@ 19:00 - Welcome Party CBMTS Industry III (Jadran Restaurant, Old Town,
Klapa "RAGUSA", local singers)
@ 21:00 - Buses return participants to hotels (Lero, Bellveue)

Monday 8 September 2003

The Chemical and Biological Medical Treatment Symposium - Industry III
The Second World Congress on Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism

06-12 September 2003

Honorary Director: Mr. Zlatko Garelji_, Deputy Minister of Defense, Croatia
Co-Director: Col. Richard Price (U.S.)
Co-Director: Col. Zvonko Orehovec (Croatia)

Congress Chair: Dr. Brian Davey (OPCW)
Congress Co-Chair: Dr. Barbara Price (U.S.)
Congress Co-Chair: Dr. Slavko Bokan (Croatia)


Sectors and Sessions:

Sector I
Hazards Management and Sessions: I-A, I-B, I-C, I-D, I-E, I-F, Poster Session I-A
Chair: David Moore (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Filiz Hincal (Turkey)
Co-Chair: Ji-Sheng Chen (China)

Sector II
Biological and special Detection Session: II-A, II-B, II-C, II-D, Poster Session I-B and Poster Session II-C
Chair: Sergey Netesov (Russia)
Co-Chair: Robert DeBell (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack (Germany)

Sector III
Consequence Management and Communications and Sessions III-A, III-B, III-C, III-D and Poster Session I-C
Chair: David Robinson (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Joe Hughart (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Shahriar Khateri (Iran)

Sector IV
Chem Terrorism and Risk Assessment and Sessions IV-A, IVB, IVC, IVD and Poster Session II-A and II-B
Chair: Joe Brumfield (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Douglas Eaton (Canada)
Co-Chair: Peter Gotovac (Croatia)

Sector V
The WORKSHOP
Chair: Steve Bice (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Colin Harwood (Canada)
Co-Chair: Florin Paul (Romania)
Organizer: Sylvia Brown (U.S.)

Sector VI
Special Events; The Congress Demonstrations and Related Exibitions
Chair: Major Tomica Sabolic (Croatia)
Co-Chair: Warwick Penrose (Australia)
Co-Chair: Frank Gorsky (U.S.)

@ 08:45
World Congress Opens with Official Welcome and Introductions
- Introduction – Col. Zvonko Orehovec MOD Croatia and Col. Richard Price (USAF Ret.)
- Dr. Bernhard Brunner – Official Representative of CBMTS series
- Official Representative of Government of the Republic of Croatia
- Official World Congress Open - Mr. Zlatko Gareljic, Deputy Minister of the Republic of Croatia

@ 09:10
- Congress Chairman Brian Davey Opening Remarks on the CBMTS from 1994 to 2003

@ 09:30 - Coffee Break

@ 10:00
Session I-A International Organizations, Treaties, Programs
Chair: Daniel Kolek (Canada)
Co-Chair: Warwick Penrose (Australia)

1. The OPCW Today - Brian Davey
2. Terrorism and the Universal Adherence to the Convention on Chemical Weapons - Pedro von Eyken
3. An Overview of Poison Centers in South America: Response Capability and Structure - Guilherme Santana
4. CBRN-Terrorism and Global Antiterrorist Agreements - Jiri Matousek

@ 11:20 - Lunch
Session 1-D Special Issues II
Chair: Hannu Salmi (Finland)
Co-Chair: Paul Tobin (U.S.)
1. The CWC and the OPCW and Host Country Support - Zvonko Orehovec
2. Establishment of National System on Combating of Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear Materials -Damir Subasic

@ 12:00 - Lunch

@ 13:00
Session II A Bio I
Chair: David Trudil (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Encho Savov (Bulgaria)
1. Brucella Species as Potential Biological Weapons - Phil Elzer
2. The Issue of Botulism - Anton Wicki
3. Marburg and Ebola Viruses: A View of Infection Using Electron Microscopy - Elena Ryabchikova

@ 14:00
Session III A Consequence of Exposure
Chair: Eva Dickson (Canada)
Co-Chair: Chris Dishovsky (Bulgaria)
1. Infertility and Mustard Gas- a study in the Sardasht Population - Morteza Rajee
2. The WRAIR Whole Blood Cholinesterase Assay: Real Life Experiences - Richard Gordon
3. Immunological Long-term Effects of Sulfur Mustard Poisoning in Iranian Veterans - Mahmoud Mahmoudi
4. Danger of Toxic Carbamates as Terrorism Agents - Valerii Tonkopii

@ 15:00 - Coffee Break

@ 15:30
Session IV-B Risk Assessment
Chair: Richard Gordon (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Antonio Benitez (Spain)
1. Environmental and Health Risks for Deployed Personnel in International Operations - Birgitta Liljedahl
2. An Approach to Developing an Integrated Chemical Risk Assessment and Management System for South-East Europe - Bozidar Stojanovic
3. Development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for Hazardous Substances and The National Advisory Committee (NAC) for AEGLs - Paul Tobin
4. Air Re-Occupancy Levels Following Chemical Releases - Carolyn Tylenda

@ 16:50 - Adjourn

Tuesday 9 September 2003

@ 08:00
Session I-B National Programs
Chair: Cornelis Erasmus (South Africa)
Co-Chair: Dinko Kello (Croatia)
1. Creating a Medical Response Capability for CBRT in New Zealand - David le Page
2. Canadian Emergency Department Preparedness for a Nuclear, Biological or Chemical Event - Daniel Kollek
3. U.S. Homeland Security and the FY 2004 Federal Budget - Thomas Snitch
4. Handling of Incidents of Terrorism Involving Chemical or Biological Weapons or Radioactive Materials - The South African Model - Ben Steyn

@ 09:20
Session I-C Special Issues I
Chair: Thomas Snitch (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Cor Bellanger (Belgium)
1. Chemical and Biological Terrorism in Latin America: the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Maria Jose Espona
2. The Threat of Chemical/Biological Terrorism and Warfare- The Perception and Views of University Students - Filiz Hincal
3. Mass Destruction - Myth or Reality? - David Humair

@ 10:20 - Coffee Break

@ 10:40
Session III-C Information Analysis
Chair: Julie Pavlin (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Thomas Werk (U.S.)
1. Information control and its relation with defense, proliferation and terrorism in the biological arena - Maria Jose Espona
2. Information Technologies as a Tool in Response to Chemical Emergencies - Minimizing Effect of Terrorist Use of Hazardous Chemicals - Boris Filatov
3. Psychological Effects of Chemical and Biological Terrorism: An Update from the Events of 2001 - Gary Eifried
4. Importance of Real-Time Situation Information about the use of CWA or Toxic Industrial Materials - Hannu Salmi

@ 12:00 – Lunch

@ 14:00 – 20:30
Sector VI: The Congress Demonstrations and Related Exibitions
Chair: Major Tomica Sabolic (Croatia)
Co-Chair: Warwick Penrose (Australia)
Co-Chair: Frank Gorsky (U.S.)
This will include small exercise plus sponsor equipment demonstrations and integration with MOD Croatia NBC Company and a picnic for all participants including accompanied personnel.
@ 14:00 - Buses to Exibition Area "Kupari"
(Note: Please wear your rugged shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing)
@ 15:00 - Exhibition of Equipment
@ 16:10 - Break
@ 18:00 - MOD Dinner (Tito's Villa, Kupari)
@ 20:30 - Buses return participants to hotels


Wednesday 10 September 2003

@ 08:00
Session II-B Bio II
Chair: Phil Elzer (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Elena Ryabchikova (Russia)
1. The Human Vector: A Potential New Terrorism Threat - Robert DeBell
2. Military and Civilian Public Health Coordination for Smallpox Preparedness and Beyond - A Georgia Perspective - Caroline Hiser
3. The Smallpox Vaccination Program: 30 years after the last smallpox epidemic in Croatia - Peter Gotovac

@ 09:00
Session II-C Bio III
Chair: Anton Wicki Co-Chair: Hana Kubatova
1. Concepts and Technology for the Microbial Protection of Food & Water Against Natural & Intentional Contamination - David Trudil
2. Biotrerrorism and Plant Pathogens - Slavko Bokan
3. New Emergent Infections in Population and their Impact on Public Health Services - Florin Paul

@ 10:00 - Coffee Break

@ 10:30
Session I-E Hazards Management I
Chair: Keith Vesely (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Evgeny Fokin (Russia)
1. Health and Safety Issues During Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention: Lessons learned during 5 years of OPCW operations: Brian Davey
2. Risks to First Responders at a Toxic Chemical Terrorist Incident: Methods for Quantifying Cutaneous Exposure and Assessing Risk: Eva Dickson
3. Assistex I: The Movie: Zvonko Orehovec

@ 12:00 – Lunch

@ 13:00
Session I-F Hazards Management II
Chair: Murray Hamilton (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Damir Subasic (Croatia)
1. CB Incidents - Threat and Response at Industry and Financial levels - Evelyn LeChene
2. A Survey of Sampling and Detection Equipment for CB Responders - Peter Stopa
3. Meeting the Radiological Threat-A Crisis Management Guide for First Responders - Warwick Penrose
4. "Quick Fix": Household Products Protect against Chemical Warfare Agents - a video - Margaret Filbert

@ 14:30 - Coffee Break

@ 15:00
IV-C Poster Session I
Chair: Peter Stopa (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Alexander Pivovarov (Ukraine)
Co-Chair: Evelyn LeChene (United Kingdom)

Posters A: (Hazards Management from Sector I)
1. Demonstration of Software on Differential Syndrome Diagnostics of Acute Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals - Elena Boulanova
2. Terrorist Attack Mitigation at the Chemical Industry - Diego N. Gotelli
3. Chemical Accidents Management in Serbia - Regulation and Practice - Bozidar Stojanovic

Posters B: (Biological from Sector II)
1. Nipah Virus as a Human and Animal Biological Terrorism and Warfare Agent - Slavko Bokan
2. Measures Adopted Against the BW Threats in the Czech Republic - Hana Kubatova
3. Guidelines for Action of the Medical Service of the Bulgarian Armed Forces in Time of Biological Terrorism - Encho Savov

Posters C: (Consequence Management and Information from Sector III)
1. Cholinesterase Activity Assays: An Overview of Procedures Suggested for Human Whole Blood Analysis - Elsa Reiner
2. Cholinesterase Activities in Human Whole Blood Measured with Acetylthiocholine as Substrate and Ethopropazine as a Selective Inhibitor - Vera Simeon
3. Substantiation of Toxicant Enumeration, that can be Used in Terrorist Purposes and the Choice of Methods for their Determination - Vladimir Feld
4. Antidote Properties of Natural Biologically Active Substances - Vladimir Tchernov
5. Esterases of Vegetable Origin and the Possibility of their Use in Analytical Practice - Vladimir Feld
6. The Protective Effect of Herbal Drug Extract in Dermal Toxicity Induced T-2 Toxin - H. Kalantari
7. Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBME) Training for Foreign Disaster Relief Agencies - Richard Sullivan
8. The Journal of Medical Chemical Defense: An Update - Margaret Filbert
9. The objective information as an element of psychological support of the population living in areas of storage and destruction of the chemical weapon - Valery Demidiuk

@ 16:45 – Adjourn
@ 18:30 Congress Dinner, Town Restaurant (Gradska kavana)

Thursday 11 September 2003

@ 08:00
Session IV-A Chemical Terrorism
Chair: Tom Miller (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Bozidar Stojanovic (Serbia and Montenegro)
1. An Assessment of Chemical Terrorism - Chen Ji-Sheng
2. Problems of Chemical Terrorism - Christophor Dishovsky
3. Terroristic Attacks with CW Agents & Toxicological Aspects of Investigation - Victor Shulga

@ 09:00
Session III-B TICS/Antidotes
Chair: Robert Garrett (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Maria Jose Espona (Argentina)
1. Strength and Weakness of Pesticides as Potential Chemical Weapons Used by Terrorists - Milena Jovasevic-Stojanovic
2. Pesticides as a Weapon for Terrorists - Lena Melin
3. Is scopolamine underestimated as the warfare agent? - Ankica Cizmek

@ 10:00 - Coffee Break

@ 10:30
Session II-D Detection
Chair: Katherine Byrne (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Dina Goloshchapova (Russia)
1. Fast detection of chemical warfare, industrial/agricultural and microbial volatile organic compounds using ion mobility spectrometers - Thomas Wortelmann
2. Specific Detection of Variola, the Causative Agent of Smallpox, by Real-time PCR - Michael Powers
3. Identification of Bacterial Cells From Growth Rate with Scanning Flow Cytometry - Dina Goloshchapova
4. Chemical Radiation Dosimetry System with Optoelectronic Reader - Boris Ilijas

@ 12:00 – Lunch

@ 13:00
Session III-D Crisis Management and Communications
Chair: Lena Melin (Sweden)
Co-Chair: Michael Powers (U.S.)
1. WHO/IPCS Preparedness, Alert and Response Systems for Chemical Releases of International Public Health Concern - Tim Meredith
2. The Existing Informational System about Infectious Diseases Outbreaks in Russia and its Possible Role in GIAAS & The Worldwide National Laboratory Network - Sergey Netesov
3. Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness - Julie Pavlin
4. Global Incident Analysis and Alerting System (GIAAS): RFV to SARS to Monkeypox - Richard Price

@ 14:20 – Coffee Break

@ 14:50
IV-D Poster Session II
Chair: Caroline Hiser (U.S.)
Co-Chair: Ivana Halle (Croatia)
Co-Chair: Ben Steyn (South Africa)

Posters A: (Protection, Decontamination and Demilitarization from Sector IV)
1. Decrease of Biological Activity of Output Products of Advanced Oxidation Technologies - Valeriy Chernyak
2. Energy Effective Method for Water and Air Purification from Bacteria - R.A. Khaydarov
3. Methods of Neutralization of Arsenic in Natural Objects Polluted at Works with the Chemical Weapon and at Acts of Terrorism - Vadim Petrov
4. Perspectives of Using Cold Plasma for the Purification of Waters from Heavy Radioactive Elements in the Special Period - Alexander Pivovarov
5. Active Decontamination System for Neutralization of Dangerous Microorganisms in Water - Yaroslava Tarasova
6. Toxicological Aspects of Destruction of Pesticides in Waters Polluted as a Result of Acts of Chemical Terrorism - Yaroslava Tarasova
7. Compacting Of Medium-level Radioactive Waste Into Different Matrix - Ankica Cizmek
8. Protection of Population during Terrorist Acts at Chemical Weapon (CW) Facilities and during Transport - Vadim Petrov
9. Physiologic and Psychological Capabilities of an Organism About Wearing NBC Equipment - Ante Vucemilovic
10. Prevention of Gas Seeping into Buildings through Construction Materials: Chemical Terrorism Mitigation - R.R. Khaydarov

Posters B: (from Sector IV)
1. Sources and Forms of Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism - Jiri Matousek
2. Modeling Consequences from Accidental Releases of Industrial Hazardous Chemicals - Otakar Mika

Posters C: (Detection from Sector II)
1. Detection of microbial volatile compounds using ion mobility spectrometers - Thomas Wortelmann
2. Rapid 3D - spectra classification, identification and quantification of gaseous analytes using micro ion mobility spectrometer - Thomas Wortelmann
3. Development of a Real-Time Reverse Transcription PCR Multiplex Assay for the Detection of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - Michael Powers

@ 16:40 – Adjourn
@ 18:00 - Memorial of 11 September 2001, Major Atria (Orchestra-quintet)
@ 19:00 - Refreshments

Friday 12 September 2003

@ 09:00
Make-up Session for late received papers
Chair: To be named Co-Chair: To be named

@ 10:00 - Coffee Break

@ 10:30
Review of Sector Chairs/Co-Chairs, Congress Summaries and
Conclusions and Short Discussion on Future Efforts of Congress
Chair: Brian Davey (OPCW)
Co-Chair: Barbara Price (U.S.)
Co-Chair Slavko Bokan (Croatia)

@ 11:45 - Congress Adjourns

@ 12:00 - Lunch

Free time, Walking Tour of Dubrovnik, and do not forget the National folklore ensemble – LINDZO - information will be provided.

Saturday 13 September 2003

@ 05:20 - Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport
@ 06:50 - Flight to Zagreb
@ 07:50 - Arrival at Zagreb Airport

Note: for those leaving Dubrovnik on different flights, your travel to the airport will be arranged by Atlas Travel in coordination with CBMTS Organizing Committee.

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