Table of contents for First International Conference of the OIE Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres, Florianopolis, Brazil, 3-5 December 2006 / volume editors, Michel Lombard, Betty Dodet ; in collaboration with the Scientific and Technical Department of the OIE ; proceedings of an International Conference organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health- OIE and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil.

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Contents
Introduction
B. Vallat	1
Session I
OIE Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres: Mandates and Rules	3
Chairpersons: E. Erlacher-Vindel
	B. Schmitt
The Work of the OIE Biological Standards Commission	5
 S. Edwards
The Work of the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission	13
 B. Hill
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Experience in the Development of 
Validation Systems Leading to the OIE Certification of Diagnostic Assays	21
 H. Unger, J. Crowther
Development of a Framework for International Certification by the OIE of Diagnostic 
Tests Validated as Fit for Purpose	27
 P. Wright, S. Edwards, A. Diallo, R. Jacobson
International Harmonisation	37
 P. Dehaumont, C. Lambert
 Session II
Application of Laboratory Practices	41
Chairpersons: S.?Edwards 
	A. Nicola
The OIE and the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians: 	43
A New Partnership
 C. Carter
The Changing World of Biocontainment and Biosecurity	47
 M. Jeggo
Quality Systems in Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratories 	53
 L.M. Branco de Freitas Maia
 Session III
 Current Status and Approval of Laboratory Networking	57
 Chairpersons: V. Caporale
	H. Kida 
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Regulatory Constraints for the Transport of Samples and Compliance with the World 
Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Standards for Biosecurity and Biocontainment	59
 J.E. Pearson
WAHIS and the Role of the OIE's Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres	69
 K. Ben Jebara
The New Policy of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and 
its Reference Centres for the Animal Production and Health Division 	73
 J. Lubroth
 Session IV 
 New Approaches	79
 Chairpersons: B. Hill
	T. Mettenleiter 
Responses to a Questionnaire on Networking between OIE Reference Laboratories
and OIE Collaborating Centres	81
 G.K. Br¿ckner, S. Linnane, F. Diaz, B.?Vallat
Developing Standards: The Role of the OIE Expert 	87
 T.W. Drew, D. Matthews
International Reference Laboratory Networks: Challenges and Benefits 	97
 S. Edwards
Experiences of an OIE Collaborating Centre in Molecular Diagnosis of Transboundary 
Animal Diseases: A Review	103
 S. Bel k
 Session V 
 The Way Forward	113
 Chairpersons: D. Paton 
 	E. Camus 
The OIE Concept of Laboratory Twinning 	115
 E. Erlacher-Vindel, G.K. Br¿ckner, B. Vallat
How to Improve the Efficiency of Veterinary Laboratories	121
 D. Cousins
Reference Laboratory Networking: the European Experience in Brucellosis	131
 B. Garin-Bastuji
The Role of Diagnostic Laboratories in Support of Animal Disease Surveillance Systems	139
 C. Zepeda
 Session VI
 General Recommendations	145
 Chairpersons: G.K. Br¿ckner 
 	S. Edwards 
 	V. Caporale
 	B. Hill 
	D. Paton 
Strengthening the Networking between OIE Reference	147
Laboratories, OIE Collaborating Centres and National Veterinary
Laboratories to Enhance the Even Global Spread of Veterinary Scientific Knowledge and Expertise
Poster Abstracts	151

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

International Office of Epizootics. Reference Laboratories -- Congresses.
International Office of Epizootics. Collaborating Centres -- Congresses.
Animals -- Diseases -- Congresses.
International Office of Epizootics. Reference Laboratories.
International Office of Epizootics. Collaborating Centres.
Animal Diseases -- prevention & control -- Congresses.
Laboratories -- Congresses.
Communicable Diseases -- veterinary -- Congresses.
International Agencies -- Congresses.
Public Policy -- Congresses.