Biological Weapons Convention – Meeting of Experts

Side events

Side Events

Monday 23 August:

University of Bradford: Preparing for the Seventh Review Conference -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

BWC ISU: Speed Networking -- From 18.00, Room XXIII

Tuesday 24 August:

World Health Organization: International Health Regulations Annex 2 Exercise in Case of Possible Use of Biological Agents and Toxins -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

University of Exeter & InterAcademy Panel on International Issues: Education and Awareness Raising -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Wednesday 25 August:

Geneva Forum: Opportunities to Enhance the BWC Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

Geneva Forum & BWC ISU: Synthetic Biology: Building a Safe Future -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Thursday 26 August:

Global Efforts to Enhance Health and Law Enforcement Cooperation -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

International Security & Biopolicy Institute: The 7th BWC RevCon -- Three Proposals for Progress -- 13.00 to 15.00, Room XXIII

Friday 27 August:

Anupa Gupte: International Cooperation Mechanisms for Scientific, Technical and Technological matters of BWC Implementation -- 09.00 to 10.00, Room XXIII

Interactive Discussion Panel

On Thursday 26 August 2010, from 15.00 to 16,00 (here in Geneva) the Meeting of Experts held a discussion panel on "scientific and technological advances relevant to responding to alleged use of biological weapons". The panel included some of the worlds pre-eminent experts in a variety of relevant fields. They explored issues of interest to them (e.g. Randy Murch explored an International Microbial Forensics Capability). For the first time, a meeting of the BWC took questions over the internet (via Twitter) which were then posed to panelists. The event was streamed, live, back over the internet (via uStream: http://www.ustream.tv/user/bwcisu).