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January 2021

STAR-IDAZ IRC Executive Committee Meeting (Virtual meeting)

19th January 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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February 2021

The Bloomsbury Set Conference on Infectious Disease and AMR

22nd February 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 26th February 2021 @ 12:30 pm

The Bloomsbury SET is hosting its first virtual conference focused on knowledge exchange and infectious disease during the 22nd to 26th February 2021. Throughout the week, the Bloomsbury SET and wider partners will explore interdisciplinary innovation, research translation, commercialisation, impact and connecting capabilities to tackle global health challenges through knowledge exchange. You must register for each session individually. Full details of sessions and speakers updated regularly here . Sessions are: Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange to tackle global health challenges Monday 22nd…

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March 2021

“FMD in the Americas” GFRA-EuFMD 2021. Virtual meeting.

10th March 2021

Foot and mouth disease

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May 2021

Current Efforts in African Swine Fever Vaccines: a virtual seminar and discussion

6th May 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Agenda 9:00 AM EDT | Log-on and Technology Check Ms. Hayley Harman, CRDF Global 9:05 AM EDT | Opening remarks Dr. Cyril Gay, Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA), USA Dr. Miia Jakava-Viljanen, International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS), Finland 9:15 AM EDT | Keynote: ASF vaccines and current developments at USDA Dr. Douglas Gladue, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA 10:00 AM EDT | Session 1: Recent Advances on ASFV Vaccines at Harbin, including ASFV-SY18-∆CD2v/UK Dr. Hua‐Ji Qiu, Harbin…

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African Swine Fever – Present state, spread & prevention

18th May 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

9:00 AM – 11:05 AM CEDT | 2:00 PM – 4:05 PM ICT Registration required at www.isah-soc.org Welcome & Opening ISAH – and the spirit of Animal Hygiene Chair: Jörg Hartung, President of ISAH Greeting address & invitation to the ISAH congress 2022 in Pattaya, Thailand Yukol Limlamthong, Former Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, Thailand Disease control policy in Thailand Sorravis Thaneto, Director-general of Department of Livestock Development, Thailand Epidemiology of African Swine Fever in Europe Franz Conraths, Sandra Blome, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Greifswald, Riems, Germany…

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Covid-19 – Hygiene & strategies to prevent future epidemics

19th May 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

COVID-19 – Hygiene & strategies to prevent future epidemics, May 19th, 2021 9:00 AM – 11:05 AM CEDT | 2:00 PM – 4:05 PM ICT Registration required at www.isah-soc.org. Welcome & Opening Chair: Uwe Rösler, Incoming President of ISAH ISAH & the Spirit of (Animal) Hygiene Jörg Hartung, President of ISAH Role of animals & hygiene in the COVID-19 pandemic Gilles Salvat, Anses, Managing Director General for Research, France Leading the fight against COVID-19 Lothar H. Wieler, President of Robert Koch Institute, Germany The bat –…

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June 2021

Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals – Towards Sustainable Solutions. Virtual Conference

7th June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 9th June 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Joint 4 Projects Flyer Key themes of the 5th International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals include: • addressing antimicrobial use and resistance at global, regional and national levels • antimicrobial resistance and the human-animal-environment interface • reducing antibiotic use in animals – barriers and prospects • towards sustainable solutions for antibiotic use in food animal production – progress and opportunities • socio-economic, technical and regulatory dimensions of sustainable change in antimicrobial use in animal production • minimizing…

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Rinderpest Eradication. 10th Anniversary Commemoration

28th June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Rinderpest, a devastating livestock disease, led to continent-wide famine and poverty. After decades of multi-country eradication campaigns and the concerted efforts of national veterinary services and livestock owners, the global eradication of the disease became a reality in 2011. Rinderpest is only the second disease (after smallpox in humans) to be globally eradicated and one of humankind’s greatest achievements. This year marks the 10th anniversary of rinderpest eradication, declared ten years after the last reported case. A paramount accomplishment in…

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September 2021

Troubleshooting Techniques for Full Genome Sequencing of African Swine Fever

30th September 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Agenda (note all times in EST): 9:00-9:30: Current worldwide status of sequenced ASFV isolates – Dr. Douglas Gladue, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, USDA 9:30-10:00: ASFV whole-genome sequencing on different platforms – pitfalls and solution. Dr. Jan Forth Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut 10:00-10:15: Questions 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:30 Round table discussion - Dr. Yzui Luo, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China - Dr. Charles Masembe, Makerere University, Uganda - Dr. Christopher Netherton, The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom - Dr. Livo Health Agricultural Research Council, South…

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October 2021

STAR-IDAZ IRC Workshop: Alternatives to antibiotics acting directly on the pathogen, including mode of action (focus on Phage Technologies)

12th October 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

STAR-IDAZ IRC working group on alternatives to antibiotics: one of a series of five virtual workshops.

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STAR-IDAZ IRC Workshop ‘The role of microbiome in maintenance of health, and how it can be manipulated’

18th October 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STAR-IDAZ IRC working group on alternatives to antibiotics: one of a series of five virtual workshops.

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Climate Change Bites Webinar. [how climate change is driving vector-borne disease in plants, animals and humans]

21st October 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The webinar consists of short presentations from: Professor Gary Foster, Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology at the University of Bristol, specializing in plant virology and plant molecular biology, Dr Rachel Lowe, Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, specialising in the risk of disease transmission. Dr Bethan Purse, senior scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, specialising in population ecology. Dr Raman Velayudhan, Head of Veterinary Public Health, Vector Control and Environment, World Health…

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STAR-IDAZ IRC Workshop ‘How antibiotics work as growth promoters’

22nd October 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STAR-IDAZ IRC working group on alternatives to antibiotics: one of a series of five virtual workshops.

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November 2021

Scientific meeting of the Global Foot and Mouth disease Research Alliance

1st November 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3rd November 2021 @ 3:00 pm

the VI Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Alliance (GFRA) Scientific Meeting to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from 1 – 3 November 2021. Registration is open. https://www.gfra2021.com/registrations The GFRA Meeting 2021 will last three days, and every day will include one or two plenary lectures (~20 min), and oral sessions held by invited speakers (~15 min) preceding presentations of selected abstracts (~10 min). Talks will include general contributions or recently published work. The scientific program includes five main sessions: Epidemiology, Vaccines…

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International Coronavirus Network – Launch

5th November 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The UK-International Coronavirus Network (UK-ICN) has been funded for a four year period (2021 to 2025) by the BBSRC and DEFRA to promote a One Health approach to coronavirus research and policy. The network covers five major themes; One Health and Zoonoses; Surveillance, Detection and Characterisation; Countermeasures and Interventions; Behaviour and Social Policy; SARS-CoV-3 and the future. The network is funded to promote meetings, activities, workshops and the movement of Early Career Researchers and other opportunities. These will be through…

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STAR-IDAZ IRC Workshop: ‘Taking new alternatives to antibiotics to market and the associated challenges’

9th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STAR-IDAZ IRC working group on alternatives to antibiotics: one of a series of five virtual workshops.

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December 2021

The Eustace Montgomery Seminar, honouring the first 100 years of ASF research and exploring hurdles for control of African swine fever in smallholder farming settings

8th December 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

African swine fever (ASF) was first described from what is today Kenya by Eustace Montgomery in 1921. This first publication includes some fantastic clinical trials, and this statement: “…The precautions now being exercised beneficially show that under the conditions at present existing the disease is one which can in large measure be avoided” We believe that Montgomery was absolutely correct in his conclusions made one hundred yeas ago  – but still control is not achieved and ASF is today more…

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January 2022

STAR-IDAZ IRC Scientific Committee Meeting

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual meeting

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April 2022

Antimicrobial Resistance – Genomes, Big Data and Emerging Technologies (Virtual Conference)

April 27 - April 29

Third Wellcome Connecting Science meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This year's programme will include antimicrobial discovery and global trends in AMR, in addition to the focus on genomic evidence and the other tools for surveillance. It will highlight the recent advances in the rapidly emerging field of machine learning and GWAS methods to predict AMR. We will also discuss the role of vaccines in AMR, diagnostics, and how to translate the research findings into clinical practice and policy. This conference…

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