The 5th One Health Biorisk Management Case-based Learning VOHUN Biorisk Management Virtual Community of Practice

Topic: Anthrax Risk Assessment” – Malaysian Case Study focusing on BRM One Health

Date time: August 31 – 20:00 – 21:30, ICT


Anthrax remains a severely under-reported disease in Africa, Asia, and South America, where humans frequently butcher and eat animals infected with B anthracis. Anthrax is frequently fatal in domestic and wild animals and large outbreaks can occur in both groups. Anthrax can also be lethal in humans, causing overwhelming gastrointestinal or pulmonary disease. Taking a BRM One-Health approach that promotes communication between different disciplines to achieve optimal health of people, animals, and the environment is crucial.
Although the transmission to human is rare, it is among the most dangerous biological weapons. In order to discuss Anthrax disease in both biosafety and biosecurity aspects as well as its risks in transmission among human and animal, Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN) in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) will host the fifth session on August 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM ICT and 9:00 AM EDT. Dr. Subhash J. Bhore, Senior Associate Professor, IFBA Certified Professional from the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST), Malaysia will present a case study on Anthrax from a BRM One Health perspective. The session will include guest panelists from Vietnam, Malaysia and the U.S to answer questions and provide expertise and perspectives on Anthrax and Biorisk Management concepts. Sandia National Laboratories will provide technical subject expertise on Biorisk Management related to the case study. Please see below with the detailed agenda:



7:00 AM 8:00 PM Welcome Introductions Mr. Christian Cando, DTRA ,

Prof. Dr. Le Thi Huong, VOHUN

Prof. Dr. Latiffah, MyOHUN

SNL Facilitators

7:10 AM 8:10 PM BRM Field Biosecurity Dr. Susan Boggs, Sandia National Laboratories
7:30 AM 8:30PM Malaysia Case Presentation

“Anthrax Risk Assessment” Malaysian case study

Dr. Subhash J. Bhore, Senior Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University.
7:45 AM 8:45 PM Q&A Panel Discussion


Expert Panelists from Vietnamese government, Malaysia and United States

– Dr.  Jason Blackburn, Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER Lab), University of Florida, United State of America.

–  Dr Badrul Hisham, National Defense University of Malaysia.

– Dr. Hoang Thi Thu Ha,  Bacteriology Department, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi (NIHE), Vietnam.

8:30 AM 9:30 PM Closing Comments VOHUN

What will the session offer?

The aim is to develop a One Health BRM virtual community of practice, that works together on sharing and solving common One Health problems related to the communities.

The session will offer interactive dialogue and knowledge sharing through a Anthrax case study from BRM One Health Perspective among Malaysian guest speaker, VOHUN Students and One Health community experts. A panel discussion will further explore the issues related to biorisk management for animal health workers and the public that also provides active dialogue about the case study.  During the session, participants will be encouraged to ask relevant questions on the topic, which will be addressed by the panel of experts. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance during the registration process for the panel discussion.

How to register?

Our monthly series of One Health Biorisk Management case-based learning is offered to all participants at no cost.

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