The dates of the Autumn Symposium 2020 are the 18-19 November. The venue is the Manchester Conference Centre (Pendululm Hotel). Full details to follow when available.
The Summer Workshop is planned for 10 June 2020. The venue is Heslington (Rossendale, Lancashire). Full details to follow when available.
The Spring Workshop is planned for early March 2020. Dates and details to follow when confirmed.
At the AGM in November Mark Elson stood down as Chair having completed his two years in office. Liz McMinn has now taken over as Chair. After many years in post Arthur Mitchell stood down as Hon Secretary. Jillian Deans has taken up this role. Daniel Harrison was elected to the committee. The members of the Executive Committee are listed here.
The following ISTR events are planned for 2020. More information will follow in due course.
March 2020 Spring Workshop, venue Nottingham (probably): Laser Safety Awareness
10 June 2020 Summer Workshop, venue Camfil, Haslingden: Filtration
November 2020 Autumn Symposia, venue Manchester: Engineering for Safety
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.
Presentations from the Biological Safety Officers' meeting held on 26 June 2019 are avaliable 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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