Dual Use Education Module Resource

The Bradford Disarmament Research Centre along with the National Defence Medical College in Japan and the Landau Network Centro Volta in Italy have developed an Educational Module Resources (EMR) designed to support life scientists and educators in learning about biosecurity and dual use issues but also in building educational material for teaching of students. The EMR consists of 21 lectures, accompanying notes for the lecturer and direct links to the references and videos; it is intended to be a resource that can be used by a lecturer in order to develop one or more lectures, seminars, role-plays or other teaching aids suitable for the course he or she is presenting.

Bradford Disarmament Research Centre

EDEN Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management Course

Threats to livestock production include natural disasters, disease outbreaks, agroterrorism, and other emergencies. Proper animal agrosecurity and emergency management reduces the effects of these incidents.

The EDEN Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management Course is a vital educational resource to help all people involved protect animals and ensure a safe food and fiber supply. Available online, the course is designed for Extension professionals, emergency managers, health officials, and others who recognize the need for improved animal agrosecurity and emergency management education in their communities.

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
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EDEN Plant Biosecurity Management Course

Plant Biosecurity Management Course, 2010 Edition
Resources to Engage Agricultural Producers in U.S. Biosecurity Efforts

Designed for Extension advisors, agents, and specialists who understand the urgency of plant protection and will have the opportunity to teach plant biosecurity management to those involved in the U.S. agricultural sector.

Extension Disaster Education Network
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Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences

At the start of the twenty-first century, warnings have been raised in some quarters about how – by intent or by mishap – advances in biotechnology and related fields could aid the spread of disease. Science academics, medical organisations, governments, security analysts, and others are among those that have sought to raise concern.

Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences examines a variety of attempts to bring greater awareness to security concerns associated with the life sciences. It identifies lessons from practical initiatives across a wide range of national contexts as well as more general reflections about education and ethics. The eighteen contributors bring together perspectives from a diverse range of fields – including politics, virology, sociology, ethics, security studies, microbiology, and medicine – as well as their experiences in universities, think tanks and government.   Read More »

Australian National University E Press; Edited by Brian Rappert
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June 2010

IMED 2011: Speaker Presentations

The International Meeting on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Surveillance (IMED) 2011 was held in Vienna, Austria on February 4-7, 2011. The meeting embraced the “One Health” concept recognizing that, just as diseases reach across national boundaries, so do they transcend species barriers.

The IMED website has made many of its slide presentations available online. Presentations cover the following topics:

• Disease Surveillance, Detection and Reporting and Outbreak Modeling
• Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases
• Foodborne and Waterborne Infections
• Infections Related to Travel and Migration of Humans and Animals
• Animal Reservoirs for Emerging Pathogens
• Agents of Bioterrorism/Biological Warfare
• Specific Disease Threats: Pandemic Influenza, Anthrax, C. difficile, Q fever, Rift Valley Fever, West Nile Virus, Hemorrhagic Fevers, Bluetongue, Chikungunya, TSEs, Healthcare Associated Infections, and Others.
• Antibiotic Resistance
• Vaccines and Diagnostics for Emerging Diseases
• Submitted Abstracts (Oral and Poster)

International Meeting on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IMED)
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February 2011