Symposium: Filling the knowledge gaps in animal disease control, 20 October 2021

A symposium organised by DISCONTOOLS in collaboration with STAR-IDAZ IRC, and hosted by AnimalhealthEurope will be held on the 20 October 2021. This will be a ‘face-to-face’ meeting held in Brussels rather than a virtual meeting that we have become used to.

The symposium will draw on the DISCONTOOLS and STAR-IDAZ IRC initiatives to identify current research gaps and provide road maps for innovations in animal health. It will bring together scientists, policy makers, and representatives from the animal health industry, funding bodies and stakeholder organisations to enhance collaboration for animal health and discuss research priorities from different perspectives.

DISCONTOOLS has completed the update of 53 disease chapters, the time is right to summarise the gaps in control tools, identify disease-specific as well as cross-cutting research needs and define the path towards required new control tools. The symposium aims to: highlight DISCONTOOLS animal health research gaps for epizootic, enzootic and zoonotic animal diseases; Disseminate STAR-IDAZ research road maps for new animal health solutions; Couple the research gaps and road maps with recent and future animal health funding initiatives (Horizon Europe, European Partnership Animal Health & Welfare); Increase the mutual understanding of animal health research needs by different stakeholders; Discuss animal health research priorities to deliver on the sustainable development goals.

Details of the event can be seen here or in the attached pdf.


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