The Nordic Society for Radiation Protection is dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience on protection against ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. This covers radiation protection for workers, patients being subjected to irradiation for diagnostics or therapeutic purposes and protection of the public in general. This work is mainly done through arranging general meetings (conferences) within the Nordic countries, where members can meet and exchange views and information.
This one day meeting sponsored by the Royal Society of Chesmistry Analytical Division aims to bring together academics, scientists, engineers, and industry specialists to present and discuss the research, innovative developments, and standardisation efforts in breath research.
Paul Thomas, professor of Analitical Science at Loughborough University and TOXI-triage coordinator, talked about how CBRN mass casualty triage concepts have revelaed an approach to personalised radiotherapy.
This first International Workshop, organized by the Chemical Sciences Security Group (CSSG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the Institut für Atemgasanalytik at the University of Innsbruck, brought together scientists and technologists from academia, industry and government in an informal setting to network and share recent advances in areas such as PTR-MS, ESI-MS, IMS and MS for security applications. The aim was to facilitate closer collaboration in this field and improve the exploitation of novel concepts.
The International Association of Breath Research (IABR), organizes a biennial series of international conferences on breath research. 2019 conference will take place in Leicester on 8-11 September. Attendees gather expertise in different domains ranging from breath chemical analysis and sensor instrumentation to biomarker detection and identification strategies, and belong to academia, industry and research organisations.
The CBRNe Society’s in partnership with the Brazilian Army organised the second edition of the NCT South America in Rio de Janeiro on 5-7 February 2019. This conference brings together high-level decision-makers, experts and first responders in the field of CBRNe and EOD.
On 5th and 6th December TOXI-triage consortium attended the Security Research Event (SRE) in Brussels. This event has been jointly organized by the European Commission and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.
The theme this year was ‘Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU funded security research’. Results of EU funding research and European innovation on:
The Breath Biopsy Conference 2018 took place in the Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge UK on 8th November. The event aimed to expose the untapped potential of breath analysis and bring together the brightest minds in the area of breath research.
Two members of the TOXI-triage family participated in the conference as speakers:
The 27th International Conference on Ion Mobility Spectrometry (ISIMS) took place in Calgary, Canada, from 22nd July to 27th July.
This conference was organized by the International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry. The aim of this society and their annual conferences is to promote the use of IMS. Ion Mobility Spectrometry is the lead technology for chemical agent detection and it is widely used in TOXI-triage. Some of our partners are members of the IMS Society board of directors.
This year TOXI-Triage related work was presented doubly:
Christoph Amelunxen from the University of Paderborn presented "TOXI-triage - Introduction to an EU-Development Project" at the 1st DGKM-CBRN Forum on 5th May in Berlin, Germany.
The1st DGKM-CBRN Forum focused on medical mission management and medical care in a mass casualty of CBRN-contaminated patients.
The aim of this forum is to provide, via selected scientific contributions and practical demonstrations, with a platform for professional exchange and networking opportunities on the topic of CBRN-related medical protection.
TOXI-triage partners attended the 26th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Analytica. TOXI-triage brochures were distributed.
Analytica fair is organized by Messe München and takes place every two years. Visitors include decision-makers and users from the chemical, medical and pharma industries and from the industrial and government research sector. Analytica is the leading international trade fair for laboratory industry. This year gathered 1164 exhibitors from 49 countries and around 35,800 visitors.