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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 Page XX 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
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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.