The 18th year anniversary of the Chemical and Biological Medical Treatment Symposia (CBMTS)





Spiez Laboratory

The Ninth Plenary

Spiez , Switzerland
07 May - 10 May 2012


Spiez Switzerland


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In 18 years of meetings, the direction, goals, model and objectives for the CBMTS, although now much broader and more comprehensive, have remained the same. In CBR and anti-terrorism matters, this series remains at the forefront in science, medicine and technology and its “firsts” are legendary. The CBMTS provided the world community: the first in-depth analysis of industry and chemical warfare without chemical weapons, now known in part as TICs and TIMs, the very first comprehensive analysis of casualties and casualty care, and the short, mid and long term effects of massive CW use against the Iranian populace by Iraq, the first look at terrorism and its impact on CBW and the international community, both military and civilian; the first forum for pharmaceutical and medical stockpile issues at the international levels, and above all, the CBMTS was the very first to provide and still continues to provide a forum for communications, a venue for professionals in critical CBR disciplines from East, West, North and South.

This year the Topic Areas are

  • CBRN Detection, Decontamination and Treatment;
  • Incident Response (including emergency, disaster and crisis management) and Recovery,
  • Nonproliferation (including arms control, disarmament, dual-use, security matters, etc.).

Updates on CBMTS IX

Titles as of 13 January 2012

Achieving Greater Security Through A New Approach In Applying Strategy Of Nonproliferation And Arms Control Radica Gareva and Metodi Hadji-Janev
Nanosweep™ Decontamination Wipes for Operational Decontamination Robert Kaiser, and Patrick Morgan
Crisis communication in the CBR incidents management: responsibility and obligation. Elizabeta Ristanovic
Molecular typing of isolated Borrelia burgdorferi strains: epidemiological, clinical and potential BW implications Ristanovic Elizabeta, Cekanac Radovan, Lazi? Srdjan, Radakovic Sonja
Cognitive, Cultural, Religious And Other Factors Influencing The Willingness To Use Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Peter Lejeune
Understanding And Improving Population Resilience Peter Lejeune
Nanophotocatalysts: Effective Environment Remediation Substances or Dangerous Chemicals? Prof. Rashid A. Khaydarov, Dr. Renat Khaydarov, Dr. Olga Gapurova, Ms. N.K. Nasirova
Empirical Study Of Terrorist Organizations Network ZU Zheng-hu , ZHENG Tao
Terrorist Motivations to Employ CBRN Weapons Robert C. Neumann
Structural Aspects of Oximes Reactivators against Organophosphate Inhibited Acetylcholinesterase Kallol K Ghosh*, Bhanushree Gupta and Namrata Singh
CBRN/HAZMAT Assessment Schemes For Major Public Events Dan Kaszeta
Countering WMD: An Iraq Case Study Jeff Kyburz
Single Particle Maldi Mass Spectroscopy: A New Tool For Fast, Sensitive And Specific Bio-Agent Detection Charles Call
Long Term Health Effects of Heavy Exposure to Mustard Gas: Case series of Five Iranian Survivors of 1980s Chemical Warfare Shahriar Khateri MD
In Vitro vs. In Vivo Evidences Of Long Term Genotoxic Effects Of Exposure To Sulfur Mustard S. Khateri MD* ,E. Behravan, P. Jowsey PhD, M. Balali Mood MD
Human Effects Area Predictions For Large Releases Of Chlorine And Ammonia Timothy J. Bauer
Evaluating Radioprotection in Liver And Brain Damage in γ-Radiation-Induced Male Wistar Rats Nwozo SO, Okameme PE, Yakubu O
Epidemic Preparedness And Prevention: The Case For Cholera Outbreak In Lusaka Zambia Kennedy Kaonga
Biomedical Analytics For Verification Purposes Dr. Marianne Koller
Rapid And Sensitive On-Site Detection Of Biothreat Agents Using Electrochemical Biochips Dr. Christopher Pöhlmann and Dr. Thomas Elßner
Land decontamination after a Fukushima like nuclear power plant accident Emmanuel Egger
The Development of Biotechnology and Risk Management Lianhui Zhu, Tao Zheng
Organizing rapid medical and psychological response for highly uncertain CBR emergencies Martin Dudziak
The use of mobile apps and commonplace social networking to assist and enhance CBR disaster treatment and recovery among human and animal populations. Martin Dudziak
Development of Mobile Diagnostics for Detection of Biothreat Agents Dr. Heinz Ellerbrok et al
CWC – A Swiss Perspective Spiez Lab
Switzerland’s Response to CBRN Threat Samples Spiez Lab
ICA – The Swiss Perspective for an International Control Spiez Lab
Are Microreactors a New Threat to the CWC? Spiez Lab
MALDI-TOF MS: A Universal Fingerprinting Tool Spiez Lab
Towards DNA Chip Technology for the Identification of Selected Pathogens Spiez Lab
A Bioanalytical Platform for Simultaneous Multiplex Detection and Quantification of Biological Toxins Spiez Lab
The BTWC and the CB Convergence Discussion – A Swiss Perspective Spiez Lab
Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty: Technical Aspects Spiez Lab
Terrorists and Nuclear Weapons: Paranoia or Real Threat? Spiez Lab
Nuclear Forensics: Can it do what is expected? Spiez Lab
Role of the 7th Civil Support Command in Europe General Hendrix
773th CST in Europe LTC Dillard
CST Mobile lab CPT Mason
Joint Swiss NBC Team and European CST team exercise  
Response to Japan’s Nuclear accident and lessons learned CWO Carden
Foreign Consequence Management MAJ Moetler
RSDL and Decontamination Terry Bromley
Possibilities of Chemical Terrorism in the Czech Republic Otakar Mika



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