IABR 2019 (Leicestershire, UK)


The International Association of Breath Research (IABR) organised his annual international conference in Leicestershire. The conference is addressed to a multidisciplinary groups of attendees from academics, basic sciences, medicine, industrial companies and laboratories

During this year meeting scientific insights were discussed regarding:

Nordic Society of Radiation Protection Conference (Helsinki)


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.

ISCRAM 2019 (Valencia, Spain)


Christoph Amelunxen from the University of Paderborn presented " Information collection using process visualisation in the risk management concept for emergency response" at the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) in Valencia (Spain) from May 19 to 22, 2019.

TOXI-triage - DISPERSE exercise (Mikkeli, Finland)


The second TOXI-triage field exercise, DISPERSE, took place on 22nd May in Mikkeli, Finland.

DISPERSE scenario simulated a chemical incident in a town centre. A van parked at the Market Square starts to release a dense plume of vapour that blows across the ground and through the stalls and cafe seating located around the square.
Some people in the square are immediately overcome by the vapour and many others complain of irritation of eyes, nose and throat. Others start to report chest pain and breathing difficulties. This was the starting point of the exercise.
Three critical segments were considered where TOXI‐triage concepts and technologies are envisaged to enhance response capabilities:

Breathomics 2019 (Manchester, UK)


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.

1st International workshop on Spectrometry for Security Applications (Dornbirn, Austria)


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.

ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe (Vienna)


ICT 2018 took place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation was organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event is focused on the digital transformation of society and industry and featured plenary sessions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Internet, Digital Skills and High-Performance Computing. It presented an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.