The European Biosafety Network and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organsiation will be hosting the European Biosafety Summit in Dublin on Wednesday 1 June 2011. The Summit is a 1 day event and will be held in the Coach House, Dublin Castle.

A number of keynote speakers, including the Irish Minister for Health and Children, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor (tbc) and representatives from European Member States will address the audience.

The European Biosafety Summit will highlight the impact of sharps injuries and report on progress within the Member States and across Europe towards implementation of the Sharps Directive and its transposition into national legislation. The Summit will discuss components of a practical toolkit for implementation and a Blueprint for Action drafted by the European Biosafety Network.

The Summit is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided. However, attendees will need to arrange and meet the costs of their own travel and accommodation. The programme and further details will follow.

For further information, please contact Marian Godley, INMO: or +353 1 6640642.