The biomonitoring workshop took place Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, at Tzuba Hotel.
The workshop was held as part of the visit of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Human Biomonitoring (HBM) Laboratory. The HBM laboratory was established in 2018 by the Ministry of Health with the support of EHF.
The Scientific Advisory Committee members are:
• Dr. Antonia Calafat, Chief of the Organic Analytical Toxicology Branch at the Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA
• Professor Thomas Göen, Director of Laboratory, Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (IPASUM), Erlangen, Germany
• Dr. Holger Koch, Scientific Head of the Human Biomonitoring Laboratories at the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine (IPA) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
The workshop included a review of the issue of biomonitoring with an emphasis on the work being done in the field in Israel and abroad and the methods for analyzing environmental pollutants in human biological samples.
Biomonitoring Workshop – Local and International Overview
The US National Biomonitoring Program – Lessons Learned Over the Past 20 Years Dr. Antonia Calafat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Biomonitoring in Israel - Present and Future Dr. Tamar Berman, Ministry of Health
Israel’s National Biomonitoring Laboratory – Current Capabilities and Future Directions Dr. Efrat Rorman, Ministry of Health Human
Biomonitoring: From Exposure Biomarker Identification to Population Studies Dr. Holger Koch, Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Comparability of Analytical Results Across HBM Laboratories: Testing Strategies, Resources and Experience Prof. Thomas Göen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
The Challenges of Analyzing Emerging Contaminants in Biosamples Prof. Benny Chefetz, Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Measuring BFRs in human breast Milk: Methods and Applications Solomon Efreim, National Residue Control Laboratory
Analyzing Biosamples for Research: Relevant Media for Human Fertility Dr. Ronit Machtinger, Sheba Medical Center
Beyond Conventional Biomonitoring: Using Analysis of Biosamples from Animal Models Prof. Zvi Roth, Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
HBM4EU Hub Meeting
Israel's involvement in the EU Project HBM4EU Dr. Zohar Barnett Itzhaki, Ministry of Health