Registration is now open for this year's ISTR Autumn Symposia which is being held on 13 and 14 November 2019 at the Manchester Conference Centre. The subject is 'Waste'.
The ISTR AGM will be held after proceeding end on Day 1.
More details here.
The minutes of the May 2019 Executive Committee Meeting were approved at the EC Meeting held on 18 September 2019. An abridged version of the May minutes is available here.
The theme of this year’s autumn conference is ‘waste’, and was a top topic suggested by last year’s delegates.
If you have carried out a waste management, recycling, or sustainability initiative and would like to share the outcomes with reference to safety aspects at the Autumn Symposium, then the ISTR Executive Committee would like to hear from you.
We would like selected members to give a 15 minute presentation (10 mins talk and 5 mins questions) on their experiences. The initiative may have been a roaring success, or perhaps you learned things that you’d like to share and help others planning a similar event/campaign. Maybe your project has stalled and you would like help from delegates to make further progress. Selected speakers will have their delegate rate waived for the day (travel and accommodation will not be reimbursed).
What to do next
Submit the title of your talk and a short abstract (max 200 words) describing content to the event secretary Catherine Davidge at email@example.com by 5pm Wednesday 18th September, including ‘Call for abstracts’ in the email Subject heading. The Executive Committee will agree four talks to include and their decision will be final.
The EC look forward to hearing from you.
Presentations from the Biological Safety Officers' meeting held on 26 June 2019 are avaliable here
Presentations from our very sucessful Autumn symposia are available here.
Suggested guidance for institutions to get around their internal fraud procedures that fail due to the Treasurer's email address being configured as receive only address. The Treasurer cannot respond from that address to any incoming mail. Banking details and guidance available here (membership login required).
The HSE press release on Help GB Work well features the work of the ISTR Biosafety Steering Group and their latest publication entitled 'Safe Working with Arthropods' which covers containment and control for work with uninfected, infected and transgenic animals in research
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