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Mental health surveillance after the terrorist attacks in Paris

The terror events in Paris in November, 2015, and elsewhere remind us of the substantial consequences that violent events can have for a population's mental health. Although effective approaches exist for treating these consequences, no systematic attempts have been made to identify populations at risk early on to expeditiously mitigate them. Social media could help identify populations in need during and after disasters.

25th International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry (ISIMS) (Boston)

28/Jul/2016

A significant output of the project ‘Ion mobility applications in CBRN crises’ was presented by project partners. The ambitious programme of combined ion mobility components was presented and encompassed: payloads for remote piloted airborne systems; emergency medicine applications for acute toxicity and R/N injury; and, environmental forensics and decontamination surveys. The proposition of multi-use capability as a potential for a significant increase in the every-day use and utility of ion mobility spectrometry was explored.

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A Workshop/ Master Class on Operational Specifications for CBRN Crisis Management (Helsinki)

12/Sep/2016

The workshop/master class will be based on expert practitioner presentations, supported by table-top discussions with facilitated and structured analysis and feedback. Throughout there will be opportunities for all participants to contribute with plenary and feedback sessions. This event is intended to enable practitioners to benchmark and align their expertise and experience and provide informed feedback and direction to researchers and developers of next-generation technologies for CBRN crises management and response.

A Workshop/Master Class on Archival Breath Sampling (Loughborough University)

28/Apr/2016

The five lectures and table-top exercise that comprised the workshop and master class are summarised along with embedded presentations and links to web resources. Two areas for collaboration were identified and these were the adoption of a common set of aqueous standards and the development of a common approach to proficiency testing and benchmarking.

End User Survey Workshop (Brussels)

1/Mar/2016

The TOXI-Triage End User Survey workshop was held in Brussels on 1 March 2016. One of the important aspects of the TOXI-Triage project is to involve end users right from the initial planning stages of field exercises (FTX). This Workshop was scheduled to gain early input from the Community of Users, the highest level of organization of security stakeholders for European security projects.

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