“Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses”

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NEWS

SHEPHERD VACCINATING SHEEP WITH WITH BLUE TONGUE VACCINATION

STAR-IDAZ Vaccinology Survey

STAR-IDAZ members identified  Vaccinology as one of the  areas requiring collaborative activities at a global level. The BBSRC as part of work-package 4  is conducting a survey of global research activities, gaps and future needs in Veterinary Vaccinology to inform the development of future collaborative activities and identify potential members and key stakeholders for a Network in veterinary vaccinology. If you work or fund work in this area please follow the link to contribute. Please make sure your country’s needs are represented! Survey link: http://www.keysurvey.co.uk/f/489964/6ae7/

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CAPES Project-Call

Brazilian Call for Projects with International Collaboration

The Foundation for the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel - CAPES in Brazil (www.capes.gov.br) recently opened a call to invite scientists from other countries as “special visitors’ researchers – PVE” to participate in the program “Science without Borders”. This call aims to provide support to research projects to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness of Brazil, through the exchange, mobility and international scientific and technological cooperation. The approved project will have financial support of a scholarship for the Special Visiting Researcher for two to three years, with a minimum stay of 30 days in Brazil, up to a maximum of 90 days for each year of the project stays in continuous stays or not (R$ 14,000.00 / about U.S. $ 7,000.00, for [...]

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Bats

Zoonoses – From Panic to Planning

Over two thirds of all human infectious diseases have their origins in animals. The rate at which these zoonotic diseases have appeared in people has increased over the past 40 years, with at least 43 newly identified outbreaks since 2004. In 2012, outbreaks included Ebola in Uganda, yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Mauritania. Zoonotic diseases have a huge impact – and a disproportionate one on the poorest people in the poorest countries. In low-income countries, 20% of human sickness and death is due to zoonoses. Poor people suffer further when development implications are not factored into disease planning and response strategies. A new, integrated ‘One Health’ approach to zoonoses that moves away from top-down disease-focused intervention is urgently needed. [...]

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Fore-CAN Report: Healthy Animals | Healthy Future 2025

From foresight to insight to action > applying foresight to Animal Health Emergency Management in Canada. Report published in September 2011 by Fore-CAN: Foresight for Canadian Animal Health.

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EVENTS

AH Surveillance

2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance

Second announcement – ICAHS2 – Call for papers now open! Authors are now coridally invited to submit papers to be presented at ICAHS2, 7-9 May 2014. The deadline for paper submissions is 1 December 2013. Similar to the first ICAHS in 2011, ICAHS2 will provide a platform for discussion and interaction among surveillance stakeholders – researchers, risk managers, animal health managers and other decision makers – to foster a better dialog between science and policy in the field of animal health surveillance. The conference will include both discussions about scientific and technical issues and will also explore how scientists and policy makers can collaborate to facilitate the implementation of effective and efficient surveillance methods. The overarching theme for ICAHS2 is “Surveillance against the odds”, a theme that encompasses [...]

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Milan

10th IVIS, Milan

The 10th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium will take place in Milan, Italy from 28th August – 1st September, 2013. For further information please visit http://www.ivis2013.org/

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waavp

WAAVP Perth 2013

The 24th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology will be held at the Perth Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia 25-29 August 2013.  Registration opens 7 January 2013; Abstracts close 31 March 2013; Abstract notification 19April 2013; Early Bird registrations closes 30 April 2013. Please visit the conference website www.waavp2013perth.com for further information and how to register.

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MedVetNet Conference – One health, one medicine: sharing challenges for combating zoonoses

MedVetNet 2013 is for human and animal health researchers working in the field of food-borne zoonoses using the One Health – One Medicine approach. Much of the work done through this approach has been cross-disciplinary – including a variety of sectors – and its implications reach beyond the study & removal of zoonoses. The meeting aims to present the broad range of disciplines relevant to the One Health approach, as well as keynotes dedicated to combining these disciplines to faciliate economic development in the zoonotically plagued regions. The meeting offers three key-note speakers addressing the One Health approach for development, epidemiology, and economics. Several other presenters will delve into the details of 4 main disciplines within zoonoses; for more information, please see the tentative programme. Note that all [...]

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Berlin

IADG Background and 14th Annual Meeting

Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) on pro-poor livestock research and development. Founding Principles:  At present, there is no formal global mechanism by which donors who support work on livestock research and development can communicate or coordinate their efforts, although many share common goals and outputs in their separate programmes. To address this deficiency, livestock advisers and managers from public and private sector donor and major implementing agencies, known collectively as the ‘inter-Agency Donor Group’, have met informally on an annual basis for the past 13 years in order to; i) share intelligence on contemporary issues facing livestock development ; ii) promote innovative and collaborative approaches to pro-poor livestock research ( new technologies, policies, practices) in the fields of animal health, animal production and public health;  and iii) facilitate a [...]

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International PRRS Symposium

The International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Symposium for 2013 will be held in Beijing. Please visit http://www.prrssymposium.org/ for more information.

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