The CBMTS IV Program

The fourth international meeting at the original home of the Chemical and Biological Medical Treatment Symposium (CBMTS) and the eighth meeting in the CBMTS series, begins at the Spiez Laboratory Switzerland on 28 April 2002. With 115 papers presented and 140 professionals in science and medicine from 28 countries participating, this is CBMTS IV.

Sunday 28 April 2002

0900-1200 Special Training Session for participants desiring assistance with their presentations:   Dr. Barbara Price, CBMTS IV Chair, June Webber and other volunteers
1500 Special Training Session continues    
1600 Early registration and pick up conference material    
1800 Buses pick up participants at the hotels in Spiez for registration    
1900 Meeting of Session chairs and co-chairs    
1915 Sector/Session chairs/co-chairs meet with their session presenters    
1930 Welcome party "Cheese and wine"    
2100 Buses return participants to hotel    

Monday 29 April

745 Buses promptly leave hotel area for Spiez Lab    
800 Registration and pick up conference materials    
830 The CBMTS IV Opens    
  Welcome Address: Dr. Bernhard Brunner, Director of the Spiez Laboratory    
  Major General Gianpietro Lupi, Surgeon General, Swiss Army    
  Richard Price CBMTS Organizer    
  Major General David Poythress, Adjutant General, State of Georgia USA    
  Dr. Barbara Price, Chairman's Address    
915 Coffee Break    
Session 1: Chair: S. Katz; Co-Chair: J. Fiedler    
945 Radiological Aspects    
  Assessing the Risk of Radiological Terrorism: How Real is the Threat 2 Anet, Bernard
  Environmental Surveillance on the Battlefield 33 GÈrasimo, Patrick, Presenter: Alan Hall
  Optoelectronic Reader for Accidental Chemical Radiation Dosimetry System 47 Ilijas, Boris
Session 2: Chair: E.Fokin; Co-Chair: F. Hincal    
1045 Medical Aspects 1:    
  Standard Antidotes Along with Sodium Bicarbonate in Organophosphate Poisoning 4 Antonijevic, Biljana
  Effects of High Doses of Sodium Bicarbonate in Acute Organophosphate Pesticides Poisoning 7 Balali-Mood, Mahdi
  Scavenger Protection against Organophosphates by Human Serum Butyrylcholinesterase 24 Doctor, Bhupendra
  Outcome of Civilian Population in Sardasht City after Chemical Warfare Bombardment 34 Ghaeni, Mostafa
  Triple Antibiotic Therapy of Inhalation Anthrax 36 Gorman, Susan
  Mustard Gas and Children: the Long Term Health Effects of Mustard Gas Poisoning, 14 Years after Chemical Bombardment of Sardasht 55 Khateri, Shahria
1215 Lunch    
Session 3: Chair: P. Stopa Co-Chair: R.-A. Ataee    
1315 Biological Aspects 1    
  Human Serological Surveillance of Anthrax in High Risk Group in Taiwan 16 Chen, Hsing-Ming
  Anthrax Vaccines: future targets 20 DeBell, Robert
  Iraq and BW: Capability - Infrastructure, Material, Equipment 57 Kraatz-Wadsack, Gabriele
  Epidemiology Simulation, as a tool in Medical Response in Biological Attack 76 Paul, Florin
  Flow Cytometry as a Biological Detection and Identification Platform: Field and Medical Applications 96 Stopa, Peter
  Anthrax or Hoax    
  Experiences from the Bioterrorism Events of 2001 104 Trudil, David
1445 Coffee Break    
Session 4: Chair: G. Santana Co-Chair: F. Anglade    
1515 Incidence 1 and Discussion: Savings in Stockpiling    
  Overview of the US National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program: Providing Technical Assistance Through Training, Education and Demonstration 10 Bice, Steven
  The supply of Switzerland with antibiotics in extraordinary situations 68 Moll, Heinz
Session 5: Chair: R. Gordon Co-Chair: C. Hough    
1615 Chemical Aspects 1 Poster    
  GC - IMS  Smart Detection Systems for Multidimensional Data Analysis 9 Baumbach, J–rg Ingo
  The Foams as Carriers of Agents for Primary Decontamination of Persons 14 Cabal, Jiri
  Non-Equilibrium Plasma Chemical Destruction of Highly Active Chemical Agents 17 Chernyak, Valeriy
  Investigation of Different Clothing Materials on Permeability to Simulant of Yperite and Testing them to Inflammability 18 Cizmek, Ankica
  The Journal of Medical Chemical Defence: First Announcement 29 Filbert, Margaret
  T-2 Toxin-induced Inhibition of Carboxylase Activity in Rats 49 Jovanovic, Djordje
  Personal Protection Program against Toxic Industrial Chemicals in the Case of Chemical Accidents 50 Jovasevic-Stojanovic, Milena
  VETOXA - Swiss-Albanian Project to Destroy Old Toxic Military Chemicals in Albania 59 Mahdi, Alfred
  Personal Decontamination in Emergencies 63 Matousek, Jiri
  Methodical Approaches to Solving Main Questions, Connected with Finding and Assessment of Chemical Agents in Soils 69 Molozhanova, Olena
  Handy materials for Skin Decontamination in the Case of Chemical Terrorism 72 Orehovec, Zvonko
  A Bio-Chemical Method for the Cleaning of Effluent Waters Formed by the Destruction of Arsenic-Containing Poisonous Substances 77 Petrov, Vadim
  A New Principle of Xenobiotic's Bioidentification in Fresh Water 102 Tonkopii, Valeri
  Chemical and Biological Defense at Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Warsaw 103 Trafny, Elzbieta Anna
1830 Bus to Hotels    
1830 Dinner at Laboratory    
1930 Bus to Hotels    

Tuesday 30 April

745 Buses promptly leave hotel area for Spiez Lab    
Session 6: Chair: U. Huber Co-Chair: R. Shaw    
800 Incidence 2    
  Defoliant Hazards in Conflict Zones 44 Hughart, Joe
  Truck Trouble: Setting Priorities for Local Medical Response 45 Hughart, Joe
  Radiological, Chemical and Biological Terrorism as a Method of Warfare 73 Orehovec, Zvonko
  Managing the Threat of Anthrax in the Mail: Occupational Health Principles 78 Politer, Claus-Peter
  Poison Centers in Brazil: Facing the New Age of Threats 83 Santana, Gui
  Further Terrorist Attacks Involving Non-conventional Means? 91 Spielhofer, Pies
  The Experience of National Poison Control Center in Management of Acute Organophosphorus Insecticides (HOPI) Poisoning 108 Vucinic, Slavica
945 Coffee Break    
Session 7: Chair: M. Balali-Mood Co-Chair: C. Erasmus    
1015 Medical 2 Poster    
  The Effect of Mustard Gas on Blood Cells of Chemical Warfare Victim 1 Ahmadi-Renani, Kazem
  Medical Protection of APC Intoxication 23 Dishovski, Christopher
  Activity of Esterases in Stress-Reactions 27 Feld, Vladimir
  The New Skin Protective Agent Vilpran - The Biological glove 30 Fokin, Evgeny
  Novel Therapeutic Combinations for Treatment of T-2 Toxin Poisoning in Rats 48 Jacevic, Vesna
  The Healing Effect of Aloe Vera Mucilage on T-2 Toxin Induced Dermal Toxicity 51 Kalantari, Haybatollah
  The Influence of Antidotal Treatment on Low-level Sarin-induced Impairment of Spatial Memory in Rats 53 Kassa, Jiri
  O-Substituted Derivatives of PAM: Muscarinic Properties and Protection Against Soman Effects in Rodents 58 Loke, Weng Keong
  Biosensor Analyzer for Neuropathy Target Esters (NEE) Assay in Whole Blood 61 Malign, Vladimir
  A Retrospective Research: The Patients who were Treated in ICU at Uludag University due to Intoxication During the Period of 1991-2001 75 Ozyurt, Gurayten
  Cholinesterase Activity Assays: Molar Absorption Coefficient for the Reduced Ellman Reagent 79 Reiner, Elsa
  Reactivation Studies with HI-6 Reveal Differences in the Orientation of Organophosphone and Organophosphate Moieties in the Active Centre of Acetylcholinesterase 85 Saxena, Ashima
  Variants of Human Serum Esterases Reacting with Organophosphates, Carbamates and Pyridinium Oximes 89 Simeon-Rudolf, Vera
  Medical Services Systems for Iranian CW Casualties of Iran-Iraq War 90 Sorou'sh, Mohammad
  Defense R&D Canada's Cipro Plus Technology Demonstration Project 93 Stephen, Eric
1215 Lunch    
1315 Excursion starts with an Introduction, afterwards Buses will leave. Accompanied persons are welcome to join this Excursion    
1830 Bus to hotel    

Wednesday 1 May 2002

745 Buses promptly leave hotel area for Spiez Lab    
Session 8: Chair: F. Paul Co-Chair: M. Ghanei    
800 Biological Aspects 2: A Discussion on Bioterrorism Response    
  The Concept of the International Center for Research of Emerging and Re-emerging Infections and Bioterrorism 71 Netesov, Sergey
  Early Warning Network for Outbreaks BT- related Agents and Toxins 110 Woodall, Jack
900 Coffee Break    
930 Tour of the SPIEZ LABORATORY    
1200 Lunch    
Session 9: Chair: G. Nakano Co-Chair: L. Melin    
1300 Poster Biological Aspects 3 /Incidence 3    
  Sporcidal Agents Act as Antibioterrorism 5 Ataee, Remazan Ali
  Evaluation of Bioregulators as Terrorism and Warfare Agents 11 Bokan, Slavko
  Tularemia Diagnostic Procedures- a Current Problem in FR Yugoslavia 80 Ristanovic, Elizabeta
  The US National Pharmaceutical Stockpile: Response to the September 11 Attacks and the Anthrax Letters 12 Brown, Sylvia
  Role of the Czech National Authority in Preventing Biological and Chemical Terrorism's Threat 28 Fiedler, Jaroslav
  Georgia National Guard's (GANG) Role in Supporting CDC's (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program (NPSP) 98 Sutter, Antoney
  Strengthening Community Preparedness for Bioterrorism Response 105 Tylenda, Carolyn
  Medical Management of Chemical Terrorism 109 Wicki, Anton
  The Influence of Zeolites as Protectors on Surviving Mice by Lethal Dose Radiation 107 Vucemilovic, Ante.
Session 10: Chair: J. Decker Co-Chair: M.J. Espona    
1415 Incidence 4    
  Trail of a Terrorist 13 Bureaux, John
  Argentina: Chemical and Biological Attack Response 25 Espona, Maria Jose
  How Much is Learned since September 2001 42 Hincal, Filiz
  Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction 54 Katz, Susan
  The Role of the OPCW in Combating Chemical Terrorism 62 Mashhadi, Hassan
  Actions Taken and Being Taken by WHO in the Field of Public Health and First Response Related to Chemical Incidents 67 Meredith, Tim
  Anthrax Threat in South Africa: Response, Management and Lessons Learned 106 van Wyk, Lizelle
1600 Symposium Photo and Coffee Break    
Session 11: Chair: I. J. Baumbach Co-Chair: J. Fusek    
1645 Chemical Aspects 2    
  Application of Revised Airborne Exposure Limits for Chemical Warfare Agents 21 Decker, John
  Update on Chemical Warfare Agent Decontamination, Detoxification, and Detection Using Polyurethane Immobilized Enzymes 35 Gordon, Richard
  Warefare Agent Disposal Site Identification, Characterization and Cataloguing 43 Hough, Chris
  Modeling the Design and Operation of Reactors for Chemical Weapon Agent Destruction 88 Shaw, Robert
1800 Bus to hotel    

Thursday 2 May 2002

745 Buses promptly leave hotel area for Spiez Laboratory    
Session 12: Chair: E. Reiner Co-Chair: S. Bankul    
800 Medical Aspects 3    
  Changes of Multiple Molecular Forms of the Rat Brain Acetylcholinesterase Following Intoxication with Nerve Agents 6 Bajgar, Jiri
  Behavioral Toxicity of Purified Human Serum Butyrylcholinesterase in Mice 19 Clark, Matthew
  CS Tear Gas: Prevention of Local Effects and Active Decontamination with Diphoterine Æ 39 Hall, Alan
  Organophosphate-induced Delayed Neurotoxicity: Progress in Risk Assessment and Biomonitoring 60 Makhaeva, Galina
  A Retrospective Study of Forty Organophosphate Intoxicated Patients 74 Ozyurt, G¸rayten
  The Effects of Tabun Low-level Exposure in Rats 95 Stojiljkovic, Milos
  Determination of Acetylcholinesterase (ACHE) Activity in Whole Blood: Adaptation of the Ellman Method to Field Measurement and Automated Analyzers 99 Szinicz, Ladislaus
  Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships of Bispyridinium Oximes as Nerve Agents Antidotes 100 Tahanejad, Fatemeh S.
  Factors Influencing the Assessment of Oxime Efficacy in Sarin and Cyclosarin Poisoning: Species Differences of Reactivation Kinetics 111 Worek, Franz
1015 Coffee    
1045 Blast Guard Demonstration    
1200 Lunch    
Session 13: Chair: D Caneva Co-Chair: S. Khatari    
1300 Incidence 5    
  An Approach to Legally Fight Against Bioterrorism 3 Anglade, FranÁoise
  Explaining CW Information to the Public under Condition of Terrorism Threats 22 Demidyuk, Valery
  Education of the Czech Military Personnel in Prevention and Protection against Biological and Chemical Terrorism 31 Fusek, Josef
  Training programs for the First Response team in case of Chemical Incident 38 Gotelli, Carlos
  Medical Planning and Intervention Specific to Chemical Contaminated Area Post Attack 52 Karayilanoglu, Turan
  Preparations for Prevention of Industrial Accidents 56 Kozari, Laszlo
  Terrorist Profiles - An Analysis on 900 Chemical Incidents 66 Melin, Lena
  Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the Expansion of Chemical, Biological and Radiological Issues in Training and Preparation for an Event 70 Nakano, Gregg
  Managing Complex Information and Communication in Critical Situations - Exploring Issues of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks on the US 84 Santana, Gui
  State Partnership for Peace (SPP): The Georgia National Guard (GANG) and the Republic of Georgia (ROG) 86 Scholes, Michael
  Information Work with Public on the Territories near the Object of Destruction CW in Conditions of Threat Terrorism 92 Stepanov, Alexandr
1445 Coffee    
Session 14: Chair: S. Gorman Co-Chair: D. Humair    
1515 Biological Aspects 4    
  QSAR of Buforin Analogs that are Peptide Inhibitors of Botulinum Toxin (Botnt/B) 32 Garcia, Gregory
  Biotoxins: A chemical warfare problem masquerading as biological agents: Therapeutic Implications 40 Hamilton, Murray
  A Review of Cutaneous Anthrax in Turkey 41 Hincal, Atilla
  The Future of Biotechnology and its Possible Dark Side 46 Humair, David
  Fatal and Non-fatal Ebola Infection: Analysis of the Possible Mechanisms 81 Ryabchikova, Elena
  Studies of Variola Virus Replication in Cell Cultures and Chick Embryo Chorion-Allantoic Membrane 82 Ryabchikova, Elena
  Simultaneous Screening for Biowarfare Agents in the Idaho Technology R.A.P.I.D. System 87 Scullion, Matt
  Use of Scanning Flow Cytometry for Biodetection via Earliest Stages of Agglutination Immunoassay 97 Surovtsev, Ivan
1715 Bus to hotels    
1845 Bus pick up at Dormitory and Hotel    
1900 Symposium Dinner    
2245 Bus to hotel and dormitory    

Friday 3 May 2002

745 Buses promptly leave hotel area for Spiez Lab    
Session 15: Chair: A. Uitkin Co-Chair: F. Worek    
800 Chemical Aspects 3    
  New Developments on Miniaturized Ion Mobility Spectrometry 8 Baumbach, J–rg Ingo
  A Method to Distinguish Organophosphorus Warfare Agents from other Anticholinesterase Agents (Pesticides, Carbamates etc.) 26 Feld, Vladimir
  Detection and Identification of Chemical Warfare Agents with a New Ion Mobility Spectrometer Technology 65 May, Wolfgang
  Review of the Development of Chemical Weapons and Personal Protective Equipment and Future Perspectives 94 Stojanovic, Bozidar
  A New Purified Cholinesterase from Fish Blood Plasma for Separate Detection of Organophosphates and Carbamates 101 Tonkopii, Valeri
Session 16: Chair: L. Szinicz Co-Chair: V. Simeon    
930 Incidence 6    
  Medical Issues in Consequence Management 15 Caneva, Duane
  Chemistry Emergency Response - Statistical Analysis for the last 10 Years 37 Gotelli, Carlos
  New Threats of Terrorism for the 21st Century: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism 64 Matousek, Jiri
1015 Coffee Break    
1100 Sector Reports to Symposium Chair: Dr Barbara Price    
1200 Lunch    
1300 Future and Closing    
1400 CBMTS IV ends    

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