4.6.2018 - Welcome to Rovaniemi


Liisa Ansala (Chair of City Board) welcomes you to Rovaniemi !

Get‐together & Exhibition Opening, 17:00-21:00

5.6.2018 - Opening of NBC2018


Mayor Esko Lotvonen's Opening speech

Rovaniemi City Reception at City Hall, 19:00-...

Monday 4th June

10:00 – 15:00 Exhibitors Move-in
17:00 – 18:30 Registration to NBC-2018 Symposium


18:00 – 21:00 Get‐together

Tuesday 5th June

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM
- Welcome remarks
- Keynote Presentation 1 – Overview of global situation, Thomas Ries (Sweden)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:30 SESSION I – **
- Keynote Presentation 2 – Emerging threats, Chris Hassell (USA)
- Keynote Presentation 3 – **, Janet-Martha Blatny (Norway)
- ENCIRCLE is a four-year coordination and support project for the Horizon 2020 security topic: “Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear cluster”, Agnieszka Spronska (Poland)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 SESSION II – Detection, identification and analysis of CBRN threats
- International CBRN situation and countermeasures, Zhiqiang Xia, Tiehu Li, Manlin Wang (China)
- Chemiresistive based solid state sensors for CWAs simulant detection, a minireview, Liu Yang (China)
- PANDHUB - Prevention and management of high threat pathogen incidents in transport hubs, Ilpo Kulmala, Raija Koivisto, Satu Salo, Ian Hall, Emma Bennett, Joanne Enstone, Jonathan Van-Tam, Stéphane Bastier, Audrey Berthier, Nicolas Poirot, Nabila Laajail, Pertti Pasanen, Anniina Salmela, Petri Ruutu (Finland, UK, France)
- Science-based approach for the detection of CBRN-agents in mixed samples, Saskia Rutjes, Harold van den Berg, André van Esburg (Netherlands)
- Decontamination of meat originating from animals contaminated with the radioactive element Cs-137 using various types of sorbents, Beata Osiak, Daniel Kucharek (Poland)
- Enhancing situational awareness by combining multiple point and standoff sensors technologies, Sylvie Buteau, François Bouffard, Susan Rowsell (Canada)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/tea break
16:00 – 17:00 SESSION III – Protection, decontamination and medical issues in CBRN incidents
- A novel non-aqueous decontamination solution: rapid destroy chemical warfare agents at subfreezing temperatures, Jinyi Zhong, Yan Cui, Meiling Lei, He Zheng (China)
- Development of a Novel Aerosol Process for Indoor Room-Disinfectio, Helena Horn, Bernd Niemeyer (Germany)
- Catalytic activity optimization of DhaA against sulfur mustard by single point saturation mutation based on molecular docking and Rosetta simulation, Xuan Guo, Yuanzhong Zhao, Nan Guo, He Zheng, Yongchao Zheng, Jinyi Zhong (China)


18:00 – ... Rovaniemi City Reception at City Hall

Wednesday 6th June

09:00 – 12:30 SESSION IV – Co-operation, exercise, practice and observations
- Keynote Presentation 4 – **, Thomas Ries (Sweden)
- Bridging Gaps between Academia, Industry, Government and First Responders In Light of Changing Landscape in CBRN Defense Technologies and Needs, Yuval Kimhi, Guy Robin, Moran Bodas, Esther Krasner (Israel)
10:00 – 11:00 Poster session and Coffee/tea break
- Overview of the Nordic RECCEX 17 CBRN exercise, practice and observations, Juha Soutolahti (Finland)
- CBRNE – Training and Capabilities of the Finnish Defence Forces, Juha Soutolahti (Finland)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 17:00 CBRNE protection demonstration, equipment and vehicle exhibition, rescue exercise (Outdoors)


18:30 Departure to the Symposium Dinner (from Hotels)
19:00 – 23:00 Symposium Dinner at SantaPark
22:30 – 24:00 Midnight Sun Drinks on Ounasvaara hill

Thursday 7th June

09:00 - 12:30 SESSION VI – Protection, decontamination and medical issues in CBRN incidents
- Keynote Presentation 5 – **, ** (**)
- Keynote Presentation 6 – **, Olli Heinonen (**)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00 – 12:30 SESSION VI – Protection, decontamination and medical issues in CBRN incidents (continued)
- Radiation in Lapland: short film "Radiating Samis"
- Experiencing IPC work during Ebola outbreak, Johanna Törmä (Finland)
- DEC’POL® (new emergency decontamination mitt): Decontamination and neutralization performance overview on real agents, Boban Cekovic, Carole Dougnac, Thierry Pollet, Ludovic Ouvry, Ljubisa Sutulovic, Karel Mazanec, Miroslav Skoumal (France, Netherlands, Czech Republic)
- Biological toxins: Good, bad and the nasty, Gopalakrishnakone Pon (Singapore)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – **:** SESSION VII – The effect of environmental factors on CBRN protection issues
- Operational CBRN dispersion modelling and the Khan Shaykhun attack, Niklas Brännström, Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Magnus Normark (Sweden)
**:** – **:** SESSION VIII – Preparedness and experiences
- Model for threat assessment based total CBRN-defence planning, Susanne Börjegren, Anders Larsson (Sweden)
- From Air Defense to Gas Defense to Civil Defense: Evolution of Air Defense Shelter Ventilation, Pekka Kyrenius (Finland)
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee/tea break
- Using past radiological incidents to counter radiological terrorism, Carlos Rojas Palma, Freidrich Steinhäusler, Petr Kuca (Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic)
- The failure of the Syrian "chemical deal", Shaul Shay (Israel)
15:45 – 16:00 CLOSING OF THE SYMPOSIUM
- Closing remarks
15:00 - 20:00 Exhibitors Move-out


17:00 – 19:00 Post-symposium tour to Arcticum
Discounted price for NBC participants 8€ (normal price 13€). The price will be paid directly to Arkticum.
18:30 Post-symposium tour sauna evening
This tour includes transportation, sauna for four hours, towels, a light meal (two different types of sandwiches (one each), green salad, potato salad, cheeses and jam) and two light beers or non-alcoholic drinks.

Price 75€ / Minimum number of participants 20 people
18:30 Post-symposium tour reindeer farm visit + sauna
This tour includes transportation, visit to a reindeer farm, sauna for three hours (possibility to swim in the lake), towels and shampoo/soap, a light meal (salad, sausage, bread) and two light beers or non-alcoholic drinks.

Price 123€ / Minimum number of participants 20 people

POST SYMPOSIUM TOUR PROGRAMME June 8-10

The price includes; bus transportation, guide, 2 nights accommodation with breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner, 1x bread and coffee/tea, entrance tickets and guided tours. Detailed description of the tour (PDF).

Minimum number of participants 30 people.

Cost 575 € / person in double room.

Cost 660 € / person in single room.

REGISTER FOR THE POST-SYMPOSIUM TOURS HERE