7th German IMS users conference (University of Reutlingen)


Some members of TOXI-triage attended the “7th German IMS users conference” held at the University of Reutlingen and hosted by Professor J.I. Baumbach. More than 20 presentations were scheduled and about 80 people attended the event.
Helko Borsdorf (UFZ) held a presentation titled “Sprayed liquid-gas extraction in combination with ion mobility spectrometry: A novel approach for the fast determination of semi-volatile compounds in air and from contaminated surfaces”.

Expert Evaluation Panel (Moreton in Marsh)


With just 18 months to project completion, the Expert Evaluation Panel (EEP) Meeting in April in Moreton in Marsh will critically evaluate plans for the FTX and ensure that we are on track for the final push to successful completion.

The panel of experts will be composed by CBRN End User experts from Police, Fire, Ambulance, Military and Hospitals.
The purpose of their review is to assess and ensure that the planned FTXs will enable suitable evaluation of the project technologies.

VGBF in Salzburg (Salzburg)


Christoph Amelunxen from the University of Paderborn presented "Herausforderungen beim MANV in CBRN-Lagen - Technologien und Workshopergebnisse" ("Mass-Casualty Incident Challenges in CBRN - Technologies and Workshop Results") at the annual conference of the VGBF in Salzburg, Austria.

FTX FOCUS rehearsal (Athens)


As part of the preparartions for the FTX FOCUS, HMOD conducted a rehearsal of the exercise in Athens from the 20th to the 23rd of February.
The purpose of the rehearsal was to facilitate the smooth transition from the planning to the execution phase of the field exercise.

20th anniversary of the CWC at VERIFIN (Helsinki )


Paul Thomas presented ‘Triage by Breath Analysis’ a joint paper with LU and UEDIN at the International Workshop on Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents to mark the 20th Anniversary of the CWC in Helsinki.

VERIFIN is holding this international workshop that will introduce the New Blue Book 2017 that outlines the Recommended Operating Procedures for the Chemical Weapons Convention-related analysis in collaboration with expert laboratories working in the field.

9th Meeting of the CoU on Secure, Safe and Resilient societies (Brussels)


The TOXI-triage project was presented to the Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient societies. This is the second time that project is introduced to the CoU members, the first one was at the 5th meeting in October 2016.

In that occasion a general overview of the project objectives and activities was advanced. In this 9th meeting the project presentation focused on:

NPIS CPD Meeting ( Newcastle)


Michael Eddleston, from the University of Edimburg, presented TOXI-triage to about 45 clinicians and specialists in poison information who work in UK.
The meeting was organised by the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS), in Newcastle upon Tyne, on 5-6 October 2017.

RUSI 2017 conference (London)


TOXI-triage participated in the Resilience Conference 2017, on 20-21 September: ‘Responding to Complex Threats: Floods, Blackouts,and Hybrid Attacks’.

Paul Thomas presented TOXI-triage in the Session ‘Research Methodological Approaches’ and the TOXI-triage display generated interest in the project.