5.6.2022 - Welcome to Lahti


Raija Forsman (CEO VisitLahti) welcomes you to Lahti !

Get‐together & Exhibition Opening, 18:00-20:00

6.6.2022 - Opening of NBC 2022


Mayor Pekka Timonen's Welcome remarks

Sibelius Hall, 9:00-...

Sunday 5th June

12:00 – 14:00 Pre-Symposium Lake Cruise
15:00 – 17:00 Exhibitors Move-in
17:30 – 19:00 Registration to NBC 2022 Symposium
18:00 – 21:00 Get-together

Monday 6th June

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome remarks, NBC 2022 Organising Committee (Finland)
09:10 – 09:20 Welcome remarks, Mayor of Lahti Pekka Timonen (Finland)
09:20 – 09:30 Music
09:30 – 09:45 OPENING SPEECH OF THE SYMPOSIUM - Finland preparing for the Future CBRN challenges in Europe, Kimmo Kohvakka, Director General of the Rescue Services, Ministry of the Interior, Finland (Finland)
09:45 – 10:00 Surprise
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 16:40 SESSION I
10:30 – 11:15 Keynote Presentation 1Beyond Lessons Learned from COVID: US Actions Planned and Implemented, David (Chris) Hassell, PhD, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Senior Science Advisor (to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the US Department of Health and Human Services) (USA)
11:15 – 11:35 How COVID-19 pandemic has improved preparedness in Finnish health and social care?, Lasse Ilkka (Finland)
11:35 – 11:55 How COVID-19 has affected the CBR education and training, Jozef Sabol (Czech Republic)
11:55 – 12:15 Building material preparedness with cooperating networks, Joni Metsola (Finland)
12:15 – 13:00 Keynote Presentation 2Pandemics and Security: The Covid Alarm Clock, Tomas Ries, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Swedish National Defence College (Sweden)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
Large-Scale Cleaning of Disposable FFP2 and FFP3 Respirators by Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour – Parts 1-5
14:00 – 14:20 Part 1. Coordination and Collaboration, Katri Laatikainen (Finland)
14:20 – 14:40 Part 2. Logistics and Collecting the Respirators from Hospitals, Susanna Tella (Finland)
14:40 – 15:00 Part 3. Constructing the Decontamination Facility, Markku Mesilaakso (Finland)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30 – 15:50 Part 4. Mechanical and Physical Quality Assurance, Ilpo Kulmala (Finland)
15:50 – 16:10 Part 5. Microbiological Quality Assurance, Satu Salo (Finland)
19:00 – 21:00 Lahti City Reception,
Host: Sonja Falk (Lahti City Council, Deputy Chair)
Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva

Tuesday 7th June

08:30 – 10:30 SESSION II
08:30 – 09:15 Keynote Presentation 3Chemical disarmament today-challenges and obstacles, Paula Vanninen, Professor, Director of Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN) (Finland)
09:15 – 09:40 New approach in the assessment of impact of arsenic-based chemical warfare agents on marine environment, Hanna Niemikoski (Finland)
09:40 – 10:30 Poster session & Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 16:30 SESSION III
10:30 – 10:50 Only Fictional Heroes Accomplish Missions Alone, Mika Saarinen (Finland)
10:50 – 11:10 End user perspectives on using quantitative real-time PCR and genomic sequencing in the field for detection and identification of biological threats, Kenneth Yeh (USA)
11:10 – 11:30 European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins (EuroBioTox), Anne Puustinen (Finland)
11:30 – 11:50 Analysis of Aerosolized Opioids and Chemical Warfare Agents in the Field Using Handheld Mass Spectrometry, Matthew Aernecke (USA)
11:50 – 12:10 Ultra sensitive detection of chemical threats by atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry, HJ Jost (Finland)
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 13:30 Finland's National Nuclear Security Detection Architecture, Kari Peräjärvi (Finland)
13:30 – 13:50 Problems in assessing the radiation risk associated with radiological accidents or terrorist attacks, Jozef Sabol (Czech Republic)
13:50 – 14:10 Refining EU member states’ preparedness in CBRNE response – experiences of the development process among security authorities in Finland, Jaana Kuula (Finland)
14:10 – 14:30 EU H2020 project PROACTIVE: putting people at the heart of CBRNe preparedness & response, Laura Petersen (France)
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee/tea break
15:00 – 16:30 CBRNE protection and equipment demonstration (Outdoors)
18:00 Departure to Symposium Dinner (buses from Hotels)
19:00 – 23:00 Symposium Dinner (Radalla Resort)
23:00 Departure from the Symposium Dinner
24:00 Arrival at Hotels

Wednesday 8th June

09:15 – 12:40 SESSION IV
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation 4Successes, Challenges and Setbacks: Israel and the Fight Against COVID-19, Asher Salmon, MD, PhD, MHA, Director, Department of International Relations, Ministry of Health (Israel)
10:00 – 10:20 Airborne Spread of COVID-19 Indoors, Ilpo Kulmala (Finland)
10:20 – 10:40 Contributing to fighting the COVID-19 and other CBRN threats, Renato Bonora (Italy)
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00 - 11:20 Estimation of the Heat Strain in PPE Using Human Thermophysiological Model, Kamila Lunerova (Czech Republic)
11:20 – 11:40 PIDE Project: Cleaning of Disposable Pipette Tips – Coordination of a Multisectoral, Multidisciplinary Project, Katri Laatikainen (Finland)
11:40 - 12:00 PIDE-FISE Project: Cleaning of Pipette Tips – Constructing and Use of Laboratory Cleaning Facility, Rickard Knutsson (Sweden)
12:00 – 12:20 Versatile hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination technology for field use against chemical and biological agents, Jukka Riekkinen (Finland)
12:20 – 12:50 Crisis communications – what, why and how, Riikka Kouhi (Finland)
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 15:00 NBC2022 SYMPOSIUM CLOSING PANEL
Is this the end ? What's the next global threat: another pandemic or something else ?
Panelists: Asher Salmon (Israel), Paula Vanninen (Finland)
Moderator: Irma Ylikangas (NBC2022 Organising Chair)
15:00 – 16:00 CLOSING OF THE SYMPOSIUM
Coffee/tea
16:00 – 18:00 Exhibitors Move-out