BRAP 2022 Webinar Series 01 on May 28, 2022: How to become a Certified Biosafety Officer by Prof. Oliver Shane R. Dumaoal, RMT, MSMT, CBO, IFBA PC.

HOW TO BECOME A BIOSAFETY OFFICER

The revised guidelines for the licensing of clinical laboratories in the Philippines mandates the designation of a medical technologist as a biosafety officer. However, very few professionals have an in-depth training and expertise in the field of biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management to fill the need for such a position. As such, it is essential that the roles and responsibilities of a biosafety officer is well-elucidated. This lecture will present the international guidance documents pertaining to a biosafety officer as well as the local legal framework and regulations in the Philippine context. Moreso, the essential characteristics of a biosafety officer will be discussed in-depth and potential avenues as a biosafety officer.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To expand the knowledge of medical technologists on the vital role of biosafety officers in the clinical laboratory.
  2. To provide insights on the role of a biosafety officer in the clinical laboratory.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To introduce the conceptual and legal framework for biosafety officers in the Philippines
  2. To discuss the essential characteristics that must be possessed by a biosafety officer
  3. To provide details on how to embark on a journey to become a biosafety officer

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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Now Accepting Applicants for two projects in planning. (Pls read entry level carefully before applying.)

  1. Biorisk Matrix for Dual-Use Industries Workshop (Entry and Mid-Level Individuals, Lab Managers and Biosecurity Managers) June 6, 2022

    This workshop and follow-on mentoring opportunity for biosecurity experts seeking to increase their awareness of biorisk management and threat assessment. This workshop will cover: 

    ·   Understanding of the current biological threat environment for dual-use industries in southeast Asia.
    ·   Emerging threats and the types of issues/impacts they may cause on the end-user’s sector.
    ·   Introduction to the Biorisk Matrix Tool, including practical application of the tool for a range of threat scenarios.
    ·   Identifying mitigation measures for different threat scenarios. 

    Following the workshop, attendees will take part in a mentorship program whereby the workshop organizers will teach attendees how to use the Biorisk Matrix Tool that will be issued to them and their institutions.

If interested in applying, please follow this link: https://forms.office.com/r/S1X1eWUDD0


2. Biosecurity Threat Management Workshop (Senior and C-Level Individuals) June 3, 2022

This workshop and follow-on mentoring opportunity for biosecurity experts seeking to increase their awareness of biorisk management and threat assessment. This workshop will cover: 

·   Understanding of the current threat landscape relative to biosecurity.
·   Emerging threats and the types of issues/impacts they may cause on the end-user’s sector.
·   Introduction to the Threat Forecasting Tool, including practical application of the tool for a range of threat scenarios.
·   Identifying mitigation measures for different threat scenarios. 

Following the workshop, attendees will take part in a mentorship program whereby the workshop organizers will teach attendees how to use the Threat Forecasting Tool that will be issued to them and their institutions.

If interested in applying, please follow this link: https://forms.office.com/r/mr1rdfmVZx

Invitation sent by:
Alessandro Regio
Project Lead, BEP
CRDF Global
1776 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209

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Vet2 Phase 2

Official list of participants to the Strengthening Safe and Secure Practices for Specimen Handling, Packaging and Transport: Phase 2

Congratulations! 🎉 See you all in Clark, Pampanga!

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