For the Professional in Government, Industry and Academia with an interest in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense, Disarmament and Verification; Chemical and Biological Terrorism; Emergency and Disaster Medical Planning; Industrial Health and Safety; and Environmental Protection.

ASA 04-6, Issue No. 105, December 22, 2004


 

 

 

ASA wishes for you
the very best and may you
and your families have
Peace and Hope and
Happiness this holiday
season and throughout
the New Year 2005

The Opening Address by the Minister of State for Defence and National Development, Singapore, Mr Cedric Foo at the 4th International Symposium for Protection Against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) held in conjunction with the Chemical and Biological Medical Treatment Symposia (CBMTS) Series on 6 December 2004 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore.

SISPAT 4: The Opening

 His Excellency Rogelio Pfirter, Director General, The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
 Professor Lui Pao Chuen, Chairman DSO and Chief Defence Scientist
 Major General David Poythress, The Adjutant General for the State of of Georgia, USA

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure for me to officiate at the opening of the fourth Singapore International Symposium for Protection Against Toxic Substances, and the opportunity once again to meet the many scientists and operational experts working in the area of chemical and biological defence, since our last meeting held in 2002.

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The International Conference on Protection Against Bioterrorism, held in Pulawy, Poland on 8/9 June 2004 produced many important papers on several aspects of bioterrorism. This paper, edited by ASA for space, is the first of several ASA will publish. A second paper on agroterrorism may be found at page 26.

Emerging Viruses As Potential Biological Weapons

Marta M. Wroblewska, Miroslaw Luczak, Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Warsaw, 5 Chalubinskiego street, 02-004 Warsaw, Poland. Tel./fax: (+48-22) 628-27-39 e-mail: wroblewska@ib.amwaw.edu.pl

Introduction
         
Despite the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention signed in 1972 and ratified by 140 nations, some countries have continued to expand their research in biological warfare and weapons programs. Biological weapons have the potential to be used not only by countries but by large well financed organizations and even individuals. As evidence of the seriousness of this danger, the US Senate in May 2004 approved a 6 billion USD 10-year Project BioShield program to support development and stockpiling of antimicrobials, antidotes and vaccines against possible biological weapons.

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an inside look at ASA 04-6

The Professional Library
2
CBMTS - Industry IV
3
Int’l Symposium NBC Terrorism Defense
9
Conceptual ideas sought: head protection
9
Two Notes from Dr. Jan Medema 13
Pacichem 2005: Hawaii 14
An Industry Note: O’Dell 14
ON THE STREET 15
JMCD - under new management 15
ASA Newsletter: note on Author Listing 16
Evaluation of delayed toxic effects SM 17
Using BW against livestock and crops 26
Industry Notes 27
Recent Contracts 30
BioScope‘04 32

 

 
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