I was pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in BIORIM 2019 this week in Tunis, Tunisia. BIORIM 2019 was the 2nd Biorisk Management Symposium of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Regional Network. The symposium aimed to strengthen and enhance biorisk management in the region through two days of interactive workshops and two days of technical presentations. I conducted a 2-day workshop on agroterrorism and zoonotic disease response. I truly appreciated the interest and engagement of the participants.
Technical presentations during the symposium included my presentation on animal mortality management as well as many fascinating talks on biosecurity challenges, bioterrorism, OIE activities in the region, improving food security, assessing bio-threats and many other important topics. It was a great opportunity to network with leaders in biosecurity and biosafety throughout the Middle East and Africa. More information is available at: http://atb2e.tn/biorim-2019/
I also enjoyed visiting some of the beautiful sites in and around Tunis with an old friend. All the makings of a great week!