SARS-CoV-2 PPE: Face Masks and Respirators from a One Health Multisector Biorisk Management Perspective


  • Goal: To develop a One Health Biorisk Management virtual community of practice, that works together on sharing and solving common One Health problems related to the global communities.
  • The second session series will start on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM ICT and 6:00 AM EDT.

Continuing the success of the first session, Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN) in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) will host the second monthly series on One Health Biorisk Management case-based learning in November.


Taking a BRM One-Health approach that promotes communication between different disciplines to achieve optimal health of people, animals, and the environment is crucial. VOHUN student teams, comprised of both veterinary and medical/public health students will present a case on Covid19 related to risk assessment.

The session will include guest panelists from Wildlife Conservation Society in Vietnam (WCS), Libyan Universities Biosafety Network, Mexico Ministry of Health, and US to answer questions and provide perspective on the current pandemic and the use of SARS-CoV-2 PPE from a Biorisk Management perspective, while SNL will provide as short Biorisk Management technical expertise related to the case

The first session series will start on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM ICT and 6:00 AM EDT.


6:00 AM8:00 PMWelcome IntroductionsMaj Chamberlain C Herndon, USAF DTRA
6:10 AM8:10 PMVOHUN Student Team Case  SARS-CoV-2 – Animal Health FocusUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy, Viet Nam National University, Hanoi Viet Nam National University of Agriculture (VNUA)
6:30 AM8:30PMSARS-CoV-2 PPE: Face Masks and RespiratorsMrs. Renee Holland Sandia National Laboratories
6:45 AM8:45 PMQ&A Panel Discussion  Expert Panelists: –   Viet Nam: Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Viet Nam Country Program, Ha Noi, Viet Nam –   Libya:  Dr. Adel Mohamed (BVM, MSc), Head of The Libyan Universities Biosafety Network, Head of Department of Veterinary Pathology, Omar Al-Mukhtar University –    Mexico: Luis Alberto Ochoa Carrera Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference BSL-3 Lab Coordinator, Ministry of Health in Mexico. –     USA– Dr. Bill Arndt – Health Scientist – Former International Program Lead in the Quality and Safety Systems Branch, Division of Laboratory Systems, at the  US CDC
7:30 AM9:30 PMClosing CommentsVOHUN

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