COURSE ON BIOSAFETY OF TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS IN HUMAN HEALTH PRODUCTS

Helio Schechtman schech at malaria.procc.fiocruz.br
Mon May 20 13:07:03 EST 1996


COURSE ON BIOSAFETY OF TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS IN HUMAN HEALTH PRODUCTS

Date: 23 to 27 September 1996

Venue: National Public Health School - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
       (ENSP/FIOCRUZ)

Supported by:
ICGEB
OPAS
CNPq
FINEP
FAPERJ
PADCT

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
George Tzotzos (ICGEB/Italy)
Gilbert Howe (University of Bristol/UK)
Helio Schechtman (FIOCRUZ/Brazil)
Leila Oda (FIOCRUZ/Brazil)
Wim Degrave (FIOCRUZ/Brazil)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Andre Gracio Coimbra
Bernardo E. C. Soares
Carla Correa T. dos Reis
Francelina Helena A. Lima e Silva
Isabel Shirley C. Rocha
Jose C. Assumpção
Maria Goretti R. de Araujo
Simone Liduino
Tania Maria R. Nascimento

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The participant should send to the Organizing Committee of the course an
application
form with information about his/her own experience on the field of
transgenic product
for human health care. Participants from Latin America countries and those
who have
been working on biosafety committees will be preferably selected.
Participants must
have proficiency in English language.

DETAILED PROGRAM (First Draft)

SEPT./23 - MONDAY
8:00 - 9:00: Registration at FIOCRUZ , ENSP Building, 4th floor.
9:00- 9:30: Welcome address.
*President of Oswaldo Cruz Foudation
*General Co-ordinator of Science and Technology of  Ministry of Health of
 Brazil
9:30 - 10:30: Dr. Leila Oda (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Film Projection - The Oswaldo
Cruz Foundation
General Concepts: Definitions, Risks, Classification of GMOs.
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break.
10:45 - 11:30: Dr. Luiz Antônio B. de Castro (PADCT/Brazil) Regulations on
Biosafety
in Latin America Countries.
11:30 - 12:30: Dr. George Tzotzos (ICGEB/Italy) Introduction to Risk Assessment:
Theory of Risk, Risk  Communication, Approaches to Risk Assessment.
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch Time.
13:30 - 14:30: Dr. Marília Bernardes Marques (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Biotechnological
Capability in Latin America Countries.
14:30 - 15:30: Dr. Julian Kinderlerer (University of Sheffield/UK) Biosafety
Regulation in European Countries.
15:30 - 16:30: Dr. Gilbert Howe (Bristol University/UK) National and
Institutional
Biosafety Committees.
16:30 - 16:45: Coffee Break.
16:45 - 18:00: Dr. Gilbert Howe (Bristol University/UK) Round Table Discussion:
Introduction of Participants, Institutional Needs for Oversight on
Biological Safety
in Developing Countries.
18:00 - 20:00: Welcome Cocktail at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation's Castle Terrace.

SEPT./24 - TUESDAY
8:00 - 9:00: Dr. Susana M. Ávila (Ministry of Health/Brazil) Brazilian Biosafety
Programme.
9:00 - 10:30: Experience's Exchange on Biosafety Programme  in some Latin
America
Countries.
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break.
10:45 - 11:30: Dr. Julian Kinderlerer (University of Sheffield/UK) Contained
Use of
Transgenic Organisms Potencial Adverse Effects, Laboratory versus Large
Scale Uses.
11:30 - 12:30: Dr. Cristina Possas (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Drugs and Vaccines in
Evolution
for New and Old Human Diseases.
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch.
13:30 - 14:30: Dr. Wim Degrave (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Transgenic Vaccines: Biosafety
Approaches.
14:30 - 15:30: Dr. Donald Powell (The Babraham Institute/UK) Use of Transgenic
Animals for Human Health Purpose.
15:30 - 16:30: Dr. Julian Kinderlerer (University of Sheffield/UK) Risk
Assessment
of Transgenic Animals.
16:30 - 16:45: Coffee Break.
16:45 - 18:00: Dr. Donald Powell (The Babraham Institute/UK) Transgenic
Organims for
Controling Vector.

SEPT./25 - WEDNESDAY
8:00 - 9:30: Dr. Verena Muzio (CIGB - Cuba) Quality Control of Transgenic
Drugs and
Vaccines.
9:30 - 10:30: Dr. Gilbert Howe (Bristol University/UK) Monitoring GMMs in the
Environment.
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break.
10:45 - 11:30: Dr. Julian Kinderlerer (University of Sheffield/UK)
Ecological Issues
Related to Use of Transgenic Microorganisms.
11:30 - 12:30: Dr. George Tzotzos (ICGEB/Italy) Utilization of Genetic
Screening Data.
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch.
13:30 - 18:00: Case Studies.

SEPT./26 -THURSDAY
8:00 - 9:30: Dr. Gilbert Howe (University of Bristol/UK) Risk Assessment of
Human
Health Products: Some Lessons from the Past.
9:30 - 10:30: Dr. Ricardo Galler (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Risc assessment of Transgenic
Vaccines.
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break.
10:45 - 11:30: Dr. Isabel Kantor (INPPAZ/OPS - Argentina) Trangenic Vaccines
for Big
Public Health Problems: Tuberculosis.
11:30 - 12:30: Dr. Bernardo Galvão (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Transgenic Vaccines for
Big Public
Health Problems: AIDS.
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch.
13:30 - 18:30: Case Studies.

SEPT./27 -FRIDAY
8:00 - 9:30: Dr. Julian Kinderlerer (University of Sheffield/UK) Human Gene
Therapy:
Regulatory and Ethical Oversight.
9:30 - 10:30: Dr. Fermin Roland (FIOCRUZ/Brazil) Bioethics and Public
Perception: Role
of Scientists and Society in Socio-Economic and Ethical Considerations. 
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break.
10:45 - 12:30: Dr. George Tzotzos (ICGEB/Italy) Biosafety Data Access and
Management:
Informations Needs and Sources, Routes of Access to Information.
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch.
13:30 - 18:00: Dr. George Tzotzos (ICGEB/Italy) Case Study Using BINAS and other
Databases.

REGISTRATION:
The local organizing committee will make reservation for hotel rooms to the
participants who wish to book a room. Both reservation form for the hotel and
the registration form for the course are enclosed. Participants are kindly asked
to return forms clearly filled before 15 JUNE 1996 by mail or by FAX through
number
+55-21-2609944.
Only for the invited course staff the daily rate during the course period
will be
sponsored by the Course organizers.

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