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CBRN

Counter-Proliferation and Response

Formulating a strategy to combat CBRN threats goes hand in hand with countering terrorism in the 21st century. Following the success of our annual conferences on Homeland Security and Maritime Security The SMi Group has produced an event focussed on CBRN counter-proliferation and response, looking at  the realities and challenges of integrating military CBRN agencies with CBRN and non-CBRN civilian agencies. At this event, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from experts involved in assessing the Washington anthrax incidents, the London 7/7 bombings and the aftermath of the Tokyo underground sarin attack.

SMi’s Conference on CBRN aims to provide our delegates with an invaluable opportunity to hear from and interact with an international array of high-level government, public sector and military officials, leading suppliers and industry experts who will disseminate crucial information on how to abate and respond to CBRN threats. Time will also be devoted to tackling issues surrounding national capabilities and requirements, force preparation, consequence management, civilian first responders and the threat of bio-terrorism. In addition, attendees can discover developments in detection, protection and decontamination equipment and technologies.

The excellent line-up of speakers includes:

  • Andy Proudlove, Deputy Head of WMD Center, NATO
  • Dr Dimitri Perricos, Acting Executive Chairman, The UN Monitoring and Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC)
  • Dr Kerry Kartchner, Office of Strategic Planning, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, US
  • Ambassador Serguei Batsanov, Director, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Geneva Office & Former Deputy Director, Special Projects, OPCW
  • Faiza Patel King, Senior Policy Advisor, Verification Division, The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Wolfgang Schroeder, Capability Directorate, Protection & Survivability, European Defence Agency
  • Dr Olivia Bosch, Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)
  • Guenther Bretschneider, Head, Operations Division, The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC)
  • Christian Sommade, Executive Director, French High Committee for Civil Defence and President, European Homeland Security Association
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis Galatas, Head, Department of Hospital CBRN Defence, 401 Army General Hospital, Athens
  • Major Edward Bacon, The Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), US Marine Corps
  • Major Todd Burton, Chief, Operations Planning Branch NGB J35, Future Operations, National Guard Bureau, US
  • Dr Tetsu Okumura, Chief, Emergency Department, Juntendo University Hospital & Program Director, Department of Acute and Disaster Medicine, Juntendo University


Benefits of attending:

  • CONSIDER the lessons learnt from the October 2005 Joint Assistance CBR Exercise carried out by NATO and the OPCW
  • GAIN valuable information about national and multinational force preparation and doctrinal issues
  • RECEIVE an update on the current equipment capability of the US, UK, France, and other countries
  • HEAR from senior advisors integral in formulating the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)
  • ANALYSE case studies of how various countries have integrated governmental health agencies and the military in order to deal with bioterrorism.
  • ASSESS country-specific policies for emergency preparedness and consequence management
  • BE INFORMED of recent advances and plans for future development in military, civil and industry CBRN technologies
  • INCREASE your knowledge by participating in interactive workshops which will cover combined triage and decontamination for first responders as well as hands-on training to develop interagency, intergovernmental CBRN response plans.


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Ambassador Sergei  Batsanov

Ambassador Sergei Batsanov, Director, Pugwash Conferences Science and World Affairs

9:10 THE PROLIFERATION SECURITY INITIATIVE

Dr Kerry Kartchner

Dr Kerry Kartchner, Senior Adviser, State Department

9:50 THE CRISIS OF NON-PROLIFERATION REGIMES

Ambassador Sergei  Batsanov

Ambassador Sergei Batsanov, Director, Pugwash Conferences Science and World Affairs

  • The legal basis for international treaties
  • The Proliferation Security Initiative - additional measures
  • The realities of adhering to demilitarisation deadlines
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1540 - THE IMPACT ON GLOABL NON-PROLIFERATION

    Dr Olivia Bosch

    Dr Olivia Bosch, Senior Fellow Researcher, Royal Institute Of International Affairs

  • Issues to be addressed
  • National requirements
  • Implementation success
  • International cooperation and enforcement
  • 11:40 THE UN VERIFICATION PROCESS RELATED TO WMD PROGRAMS

    Dr Demetrius Perricos

    Dr Demetrius Perricos, Executive Chairman, United Nations

  • The procedures applied in investigating Iraq’s activities in the chemical and biological areas by The United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC)
  • An overview of the latest detection technologies deployed and used in the area of detection, sampling and analysis
  • Planning and preparation for technologically-based verification
  • How results are critically assessed
  • UNMOVIC case study
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PROLIFERATION: NEW TECHNOLOGICAL AND LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES FOR DETECTION AND INTERDICTION

    Dr Marco Caceci

    Dr Marco Caceci, Director , Chemitech

  • The production evolution and accessibility of weapons of mass destruction
  • Technologies for the detection of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons
  • Tool used for detection of weapons of mass destruction and their components/precursors at key locations
  • Advances in chemical agent detection
  • 14:30 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

    Dr Stephen Sales

    Dr Stephen Sales, Director, M M I C O E D Ltd

  • The logistical nightmare of chemical and biological (CB) agents dissemination
  • Using effective intelligence coupled with exploitation of the difficulties involved in the manufacture, deployment and dispersion of CBW to prevent or abort attacks
  • The ability to sample and render safe CB agents and their precursors
  • Are non-invasive sampling or detection methods reliable enough to form the basis for a response to a possible CB threat?
  • Description of techniques and equipment for obtaining a physical sample and render safe procedures for CBW

  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT OF BIO-TERRORISM - I

    Dr Jill Dekker-Bellamy

    Dr Jill Dekker-Bellamy , Biodefence Consultant , Biodefence Consultant

  • Category A agents
  • Trends in terrorism
  • State-sponsored biological programmes
  • Modern day impact of smallpox attack
  • Atlantic Storm exercise
  • Stockpiling
  • 16:20 UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT OF BIO-TERRORISM - II

    Philip Bedford

    Philip Bedford, Senior VP, Clinical Operations & Regulatory Affairs, Acambis Plc

  • First and second-generation vaccines
  • Development of ACAM2000
  • Summary of ACAM2000 clinical development
  • Regulatory update
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Ambassador Sergei  Batsanov

    Ambassador Sergei Batsanov, Director, Pugwash Conferences Science and World Affairs

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christian Sommade

    Christian Sommade, Executive Director, French High Committee for Civil Defence

    9:30 NATO's ROLE IN CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT

    Guenther  Bretschneider

    Guenther Bretschneider, , NATO HQ

  • The role of the EADCRR
  • EADCRR’S capabilities
  • Challenges faced
  • Case Study – Athens 2004 Olympics
  • 10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 THE ROLE OF THE CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RESPONSE FORCE (CBIRF)

  • CBIRF Capabilities
  • Provision of force protection in a CBRNE environment
  • Developments in training
  • Improving the CBRIF’s ability to interface with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jim Breitinger

    Lieutenant Colonel Jim Breitinger, Executive Officer, CBIRF EOD

    11:20 COORDINATED AND UNIFIED RESPONSES TO UNPREDICTABLE AND WIDESPREAD BIOTHREATS - PANDEMICS AND LESS

    Dr Martin Dudziak

    Dr Martin Dudziak, Chief Science Officer, TETRAD Technologies Group, Inc.

  • CUBIT - Coordinated Unified Biothreat Intervention And Treatment Program
  • Early warning and situational analysis
  • Coordinated response and intervention
  • Unpredictable infrastructure collapse
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:30 THE US NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU (NGB)

    Major Todd Burton

    Major Todd Burton, Chief, Operations Planning Branch NGB J35, Future Operations, National Guard Bureau, National Guard Bureau

  • The NGB’s WMD Civil Support Teams (WMD-CST)
  • The CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive) Enhanced Response Force Package
  • Coordination with first responders
  • 14:10 THE ALLIANCE’S PRACTICAL AND POLITICAL RESPONSE

    Ted Whiteside

    Ted Whiteside, Head, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Centre , NATO

    Andy Proudlove

    Andy Proudlove, Head, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Centre , NATO

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 THE EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY

    Wolfgang Schroeder

    Wolfgang Schroeder, , European Defence Agency

  • Organisation and structure
  • Detection and counter-measures against IED/CBRN payload threat
  • 16:00 THE RESULTS OF THE NATO & OPCW 2005 JOINT ASSISTANCE EXERCISE

    Faiza  Patel King

    Faiza Patel King, Senior Policy Officer , OPCW

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Christian Sommade

    Christian Sommade, Executive Director, French High Committee for Civil Defence

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Tetsu Okumura

    Dr Tetsu Okumura, Associate Professor, Juntendo University

    9:10 MEDICAL CBRN DEFENCE

    Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis Galatas MD

    Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis Galatas MD, Head, 401 Army General Hospital of Athens

     

     

    9:50 EFFECTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT

    Dr Tetsu Okumura

    Dr Tetsu Okumura, Associate Professor, Juntendo University

  • Medical issues surrounding bioterrorism
  • Pre-hospital disaster medicine
  • Lessons Learned from the Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack – the national response
  • Order amid the chaos - the medical response to the attack
  • Dealing with mass triage casualties
  • Japan’s preparedness initiatives
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:45 PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION

    Dr Martin Dudziak

    Dr Martin Dudziak, Chief Science Officer, TETRAD Technologies Group, Inc.

    Part I - Pragmatic Solutions Today for Preventing IED Attacks in Airplanes, Trains and Public Areas
    How to address the very realistic threat of liquid explosives and non-electronic control mechanisms
    Part I - Hands-On Training to Develop “Response-able” Interagency, Intergovernmental CBRN Response Plans.
    This panel will explore challenges of interagency and intergovernmental communications, logistics and problems faced in emergency disaster incidents and provide a set of well-crafted strategic methods and tools for overcoming critical “make-or-break” barriers in communication, planning and execution of emergency responses.  Cases studies from the Washington anthrax attacks, Moscow theatre siege, the Toronto sars outbreak World Trade Center bombing will feature.
    Panel Participants:
    Dr Martin Joseph Dudziak, Chief Science Officer, TETRAD Technologies Group
    Carmella Angus, BSCN, MSc, Chief Executive Officer, TETRAD Technologies Group
    Patrick Lawler, Director, Lawler Associates
    Dorothy Small, Environmental Scientist, Shaw Environmental, The Shaw Group
    Dr Brent Pulsipher, Program Manager, Pacific NW National Laboratory
    Marina Radnayeva, Director of Corporate Policy and Quality, TETRAD Technologies Group

    12:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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