Event : Speakers and Highlights


  • Robert Ingram, WMD Branch Chief, Centre for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness, NYFD
  • Robert Henstridge, CB Response Scientist, DSTL
  • Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTIConsultant in CBRNE and Counter Terrorism
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stephan Jacobsen, CBRN Defence Adviser, NATO WMD Non-Proliferation Centre
  • Steve Johnson, Visiting Fellow, Cranfield University and Faculty Professor, Georgetown University
  • Lieutenant Colonel Miroslav Vybihal, Reach Back Section Deputy Chief and Intelligence Analyst, NATO JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence
  • Eva Dickson, Defence Scientist, CB Assessment and Protection Section, DRDC Suffield Research Centre and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College Canada
  • Lieutenant Colonel Márcio Luis do Nascimento Abreu Pereira, Commander, 1st CBRN Defence Battalion, Brazilian Army
  • Superintendent Gloria Ogbuka, Head of CBRN Unit, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
  • Mr Gerlof De Wilde, Head of Innovative Research Unit, European Defence Agency
  • Mr Mike Thornton, Team Leader CBRN EU COE, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Fabrice Jean, CBRN National Expert for Directorate General of Civil Security and Crisis Management, French Home Office
  • Major Wilfrid Thivet, Head of the National Advice Unit for Directorate General of Civil Security, French Home Office
  • Dr Alexander Grabowski, Head, Physical Protection, Decontamination and Water Purification Directorate, Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bernd Allert, Senior CBRN Defence Officer, Bundeswehr CBRN Defence Command
  • Police Constable Paul Lacey, Regional CBRN Lead, South West of England and Head of CBRN unit, Avon and Somerset Police
  • Police Constable Lee Neale, CBRN Unit Technical and Tactical Advisor, CBRN Unit Avon and Somerset Police

CBRN First response

The consequences of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies challenge all national response capabilities. Responsibility for an effective first response to mitigate the consequences to lives, infrastructure and the environment remains essential. Enhancing preparedness through a multi-agency and multi-national approach is critical by offering opportunities to address immediate concerns with innovative and emerging measures for CBRN incident management.




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