Training in maintenance of biosafety cabinets

26 September–5 October 2016, Yerevan, Armenia

In order to build national and regional capacity in tuberculosis laboratory biosafety cabinet (BSC) maintenance, the WHO Regional Office for Europe is organizing subregional training of technicians and engineers from Armenia, Belarus and the Republic of Moldova in Yerevan, Armenia, on 26 September–5 October 2016.

Participants will be trained in the theoretical aspects of tuberculosis laboratory BSC maintenance following international rules, standards and recommendations; and will receive practical training during which they will be trained by a specialized and certified engineer. Subsequently the trainees will have the opportunity to follow the trainer in a real-life situation during the maintenance of one of the BSCs at the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory in Armenia.