On tuesday January 26 Marina Vicente Rubiano defend her Doctoral Thesis entitled "Virological and Epidemiological analysis of Colony Collapse Disorder in Spain. Study of causes and consequences”, directed by Joaquín Goyache, Deborah Kukielka and Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno.
In two years cases have been reduced 60%. Also decrease caused by illegal breeding.
The Government of Sardinia has renewed the agreement initiated in 2014 for a further year; The project, that began in December 2015 and carried out by the research group SUAT - VISAVET directed by Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, consists in developing a new, and expected to be definitive, eradication plan for ASF, in which the principal objective of the SUAT group is to advise the Government of Sardinia and its authorities scientifically and technically.
Consuelo Rubio Guerri read her PhD Thesis entitled "Detección, prevalencia y epidemiología molecular de virus en cetáceos del Mediterráneo" on 16 October 2015, obtaining the highest qualification cum laude.
The SUAT group gives you the most sincere congratulations
A team of researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), through their research centers, CEIGRAM and VISAVET respectively, under the umbrella of the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence (Moncloa Campus), collaborate in a project for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) entitled "Assessment of Agricultural Informational Information Risk Management Systems (ARM-IS) in the following African Countries: Cape Verde, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Uganda. "
The aim of the project is briefly summarized:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the availability and quality of information for agricultural risk management purposes in a set of African countries. The approach will be holistic, covering all sources of risks in agriculture, in particular risks from weather and climate, production, prices and markets, plant, animal and human health and policy. The study will cover information at different levels of aggregation: from information at individual farm or household level to information at country level.
Information is the key input for any risk management activity. Without appropriate information farmers cannot identify their main risks and select the appropriate tools to manage them, and governments cannot design their agricultural policies and respond to risks with preparedness. Lack of reliable information also discourage private sector investments or the cost to protect them is so high that the final product is not affordable for smallholders. Weak information systems will lead to wrong investments and ARM decisions.
The main focus of the informational assessment will be on the existence and timely access to information about agricultural risks in each country. The information on risks takes the form of measurements of variability over time in the main variables affecting production and markets, or the frequency and damage caused by shocks. It can also take the form of early warning information of major events or changes in trend. Most of the underlying information required to develop these risk related indicators is also useful for many purposes beyond risk management. Information Systems will be useful for agricultural risk management purposes to the extent that they provide information about variability overtime, shocks or changes in trend, or, at least, they allow to estimate them.
Animal welfare is a complex subject with scientific, ethical, economic, cultural and political dimensions.
Today, animal producers are increasingly taking animal welfare into account and some have come to see it as a characteristic of quality of their products. Consumers’ concern in animal welfare is also constantly growing. Therefore this topic is becoming more and more central in the preoccupations of veterinarians, nowadays as well as in the upcoming years.
As a future representative of the veterinary profession, you will need to prove your leadership in this area.
More than 400 persons from 49 countries attended this international congress, held in Montpellier from 31 August to 3 September.
293 abstracts were submitted from which 9 keynotes lectures, 111 oral presentations and 157 poster exhibitions were accepted.
Ten travel grants and four poster awards were offered to young scientists.
The programme and organization have promoted excellent scientific exchanges in a good atmosphere. The gala dinner was also a great moment.
ESVV and EPIZONE also did their general assembly and executive committees. A new ESVV board was elected: Emmanuel Albina (President), Marisa Arias (Secretary), Hans Nauwynck (Tresurer), Thomas Mettenleiter, Norbert Nowotny and Tamas Petrovic.
The next ESVV meeting will be held in Vienna in 2018 and should be again combined with an annual EPIZONE meeting.
José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaíno interview
Emmanuel Albina interview
Wim van der Poel interview
From August 31st to September 3rd, Montpellier will host the Xth edition of the International Congress of Veterinary Virology ESVV 2015.
In addition to three new candidates for Congress ESVV Board are presented: Tamas Petrovic, Marisa Arias and Norbert Nowotny.
Dr Li Lin and Dr Jinming Li from the China Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre in Qingdao, P.R. China, will be giving a talk about PPR on Wednesday 22th of July in the Faculty of Veternary Medicine of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Professor Jonna Mazet will present this seminar entitled "Preventing pandemics using a One Health approach" the 17th June at 16:30 am at the Hall of Degrees of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Complutense University.
Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology and Director of the One Health Institute in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she focuses on global health problem solving, especially for emerging infectious disease and conservation challenges. Dr. Mazet is active in international One Health research programs, especially disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people and the ecological drivers for disease emergence. Currently, she is the Global Director of a $175 million viral emergence early warning project, named PREDICT, that has been developed with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. She has recently been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her successful and innovative approach to emerging environmental and global health threats.
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