Biological Weapons Convention – Meetings of Experts

Side events

Side events

Monday 29 July

13:00 – 15:00

  • Russian Federation: International conference “Global biosecurity challenges. Problems and solutions”. Sochi, 20-21 June 2019, Room XXIII
    Speakers:
    • Viacheslav SMOLENSKIY, Deputy Head, Rospotrebnadzor/Health Protection Agency
    • Ambassador Pankaj SHARMA, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament
    • Usman JADOON, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva
    • Nancy CONNELL, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Tuesday 30 July

13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday 31 July

09:00 - 10:00

  • Russian Federation: Scientific Advisory Committee, Room VIII
    Speakers:
    • Konstantin VORONTSOV
  • Switzerland: Spiez Convergence, Report of the third workshop, Room XI
    Speakers:
    • Laurent Masmejean
    • Stefan Mogl
    • Cédric Invernizzi
    • Sergio Bonin

    More information can be found here.

13.00 – 15.00

Thursday 1 August

[Swiss National Holiday - the Palais des Nations will be closed]

Friday 2 August

09:00 - 10:00

  • Russian Federation: Recent scientific findings in the sphere of biosecurity, Room XXII
    Speakers:
    • Vladimir GUSHCHIN
    • Artem TKACHUK
    • German SHIPULIN

13.00 – 15.00

Monday 5 August

13.00 – 15.00

  • France: Platform on voluntary transparency measures, Room VIII
    Speakers:
    • Ms Amelie DELAROCHE, DPR, French Mission, moderator
    • Ms Anne KEMPPAINEN, Mission of the European Union
    • Ms Elisande NEXON, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
    • Dr Rhajaoui MOHAMED, Ministry of Health, Morocco

Tuesday 6 August

9.00 – 10.00

13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 7 August

09:00 - 10:00

13:00 - 15:00

  • United Kingdom and British Medical Journal:The British Medical Journal's Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Training Initiative: Its Relevance for the BTWC, Room VIII
    Speakers:
    • Dr. Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director (BMJ)
    • Ms Mitali Wroczynski, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Health & Global Health Security (BMJ)
    • Ms Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran, Clinical Outreach and Engagement Manager, Global Health & Global Health Security (BMJ)
    • Ms Gemma Payne, Marketing Manager, Global Health and Global Health Security (BMJ)
    • Dr. Nabil Seyidov, Deputy Head of Department for Health Policy and Planning, Public Health and Reforms Center, Ministry of Health, Azerbaijan
    • Dr. Oleksandr Linchevskyy, Deputy Minister of Health, Ukraine
  • France and Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique: Outcome of the tabletop exercise for West African States Parties in Lome in May 2019, Room XI
    (Exercise Report: English version/French version)
    Speakers:
    • Ms. Amélie Delaroche
    • Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders
    • Dr. Ralf Trapp

Thursday 8 August

13:00 - 15:00

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative and Future of Humanity Institute: Powerful actor, high impact biothreats: report from an expert meeting, Room XI
    Speakers:
    • Dr. Piers Millett
    • Dr. Nancy Connell
    • Dr. Jaime Yassif