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ISIMS 2018 (Calgary, Canada)

22/Jul/2018

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:

TOXI-Triage at IABR Breath Summit 2018 (Maastricht)

17/Jun/2018

We are happy to announce that Ms. Dahlia Salman won the Poster Prize 2018 for ‘TOXI-Triage: breath analysis as a component in mass casualty triage’ awarded at the IABR Breath Summit 2018.

The International Association of Breath Research (IABR), organizes international conferences with the goal of providing an opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss important topics associated with breath chemical analysis, sensor instrumentation and biomarker detection and identification strategies.

1st DGKM-CBRN Forum (Berlin)

5/May/2018

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.

Analytica 2018 (Munich)

10/Apr/2018

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.

Expert Evaluation Panel (Moreton in Marsh)

17/Apr/2018

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.

7th German IMS users conference (University of Reutlingen)

6-7/Mar/2018

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”.

VGBF in Salzburg (Salzburg)

20/Feb/2018

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)

20-23/Feb/2018

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 )

11/Dec/2017

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)

5/Dec/2017

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:

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