The BioRisk Association of the Philippines 2015, Inc. (BRAP2015), in coordination with the US Department of State Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) and the Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF Global), will conduct one four-day virtual seminar and three two-day hands-on trainings advocating biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management within the veterinary sector in the Philippines on December 1–4, 2021. These engagements are build on a well-received workshop conducted for the veterinary sector last September 2018.
The first engagement will be a virtual theoretical advocacy seminar-workshop by BRAP that will bring together approximately 60+ participants in total from the Luzon, NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao regions. Participants include workers from animal disease diagnostic laboratories as well as military veterinarians, and it will address basic BRM for veterinarians, workers, and leadership in animal disease laboratories. Attendees should then be eligible to be competitively selected to attend the follow-on engagement. The follow-on engagement (scheduled for 2022) will be a 3-day hands-on technical training on handling, packaging, and transporting of valuable biological materials. Overall, these engagements will promote best practices in biocontainment and biosafety in veterinary laboratories to help protect humans from hazards posed by the handling and storage of especially dangerous infectious agents.
The project is fully funded by BEP and administered by CRDF Global.
Below are the successful applicants for the above-mentioned seminar-workshop. CONGRATULATIONS!!!