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6th Annual Meeting for EPIZONE – “Viruses on the Move”
12th June 2012 @ 12:00 am - 14th June 2012 @ 12:00 am
EPIZONE, the European Research Group for Epizootic Disease Diagnosis and Control, invites scientists and stakeholders to participate in the 6th Annual Meeting EPIZONE “Viruses on the move”.
The theme of the 6th Annual Meeting reflects the ever changing virus landscape. This poses continuing and new threats to animal and human health and food security and provides challenges for control of animal diseases. The meeting will address the latest developments aimed at monitoring and understanding the evolution, emergence, transmission and spread of epizootic viruses. Focus will remain on EPIZONE themes aimed at improved disease control through integration and collaboration of research in diagnosis, intervention strategies, risk assessment, surveillance and epidemiology.
A stimulating scientific programme will be provided by invited speakers and selected poster and oral presentations covering recent research in epizootic diseases of cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and goats, fish and horses.
Special topic “African swine fever and other emerging virus diseases”
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating, highly fatal disease of pigs which has severe socio-economic consequences in affected countries. The recent spread of ASF to the Trans Caucasus region and Russian Federation emphasises the risks for further global spread and the threat posed to global food security. There is an urgent need for coordinated action and development of improved tools and knowledge to control ASF. Other emerging viruses present similar challenges.
The session will bring together experts to present latest developments and identify key areas for future research and collaboration. This meeting builds on previous highly successful EPIZONE meetings and will provide extensive opportunities for networking, scientific exchange and fostering collaborations. The meeting is hosted by IAH. [Source: www.epizone-eu.net]