Water Microbiology Workshop Announcement

Duncan Veal dveal at laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au
Thu May 27 21:37:18 EST 1993

Water Microbiology in the 21st Century.

September 21st and 22nd. 1993
Macquarie University.
Sydney, NSW

Description of Program

Water Microbiology is no longer simply the counting of coliforms.  The
emergence of a new range of waterborne pathogens such as Cryptosporidium,
Giardia and Small Round Viruses are making Water Microbiology ever more
challenging.  New methodologies to detect these organisms, which range from
PCR to flow cytometry, are becoming available.  This workshop will discuss
the epidemiology of these emerging pathogens; describe the new methodologies
available to detect environmental pathogens and develop risk assessment
models to assess the significance of the water-borne route of transmission
to infection rates in the community.  In the two day course 'hands on' 
experience in the latest techniques to detect specific pathogens and
indicator organisms in environmental samples will be provided.  The
techniques demonstrated will include PCR, Gene Probing and Flow Cytometry
together with sample preparation methods.  

The course will be presented by leading international experts from the US,
UK and Australia.

One Day Program - 21 September 1993.  
Designed for regulators and managers working in water and related
industries.  Topics will include: Water borne diseases and Epidemiology.
An Introduction to the New Methodology, Risk Assessment, Laboratory
Accreditation, Rapid Detection Methods (including  PCR, Gene Probes and
Flow Cytometry for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Viruses).

Two Day Program - 21 and 22 September 1993.  
Designed for technical staff working in the water industry.  
Topics will include:  'Hands on' Training in Rapid Detection Methods
(Including Flow Cytometry, PCR, Gene Probes, for Giardia, Cryptosporidium,
Viruses and Bacterial Pathogens), Waterborne Diseases and Epidemiology, An
introduction to Risk Assessment.

For further information contact:-

Continuing Education Program
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109 

Phone + 61 2 805 7470
Fax   + 61 2 805 7480


Dr. Duncan Veal
School of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University,
Sydney, NSW 2109

Phone + 61 2 805 8185
Fax   + 61 2 805 8245
E-mail dveal at ocs1.ocs.mq.edu.au

Please feel free to pass on details of this workshop to any of your colleges
whom you think would be interested.

If any one is aware of a suitable list-server for promotion of this workshop? 
If so could they contact Dr. Duncan Veal at the address above


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