Epidemics are one of the most important concerns of the governments, Human and Animal Health authorities and Society in general. During the last years the appearance and diffusion of emerging and re-emerging diseases such as VIH, SARS, H1N1 influenza, Nipah virus, Ebola, bluetongue, ASFV or AHSV has promoted the development of simulation models aimed to facilitate the complex decision making process to control and eradicate disease.
The aim of this workshop is to organize an exploratory meeting about new challenges in the modelling and simulation of Epidemics (for human or/and animals), with senior and junior experts invited by the Organizing Committee.
They will present their research in the field and there will be a round table discussing about new challenges.
Sharing and developing of new ideas and the promotion of new collaborations will be the final goal of the event.
Prof. Sánchez-Vizcaíno participated in the "V International Veterinary Congress: One world, One health" celebrated in Moscow during the 22nd, 23rd and 24th April.
During the event he moderated de conference “Current issues in industrial pig breeding” and the “Panel discussion on African swine fever”, where gave the conference “Eradication of African swine fever”.
Franz J. Conraths will give a talk entitled "Epidemiological analysis of outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, subtype H5N8, in Germany" next thurday 16th of April at 10:30 am in the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the Complutense University organised by the SUAT team.
Head of the Department of Epidemiology of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald-Insel Riems. Germany
Deputy of the president of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Extramural professor, Free University of Berlin, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Studies in Veterinary Medicine at the Free University of Berlin (1978-1983)
Doctoral thesis/PhD in Veterinary Virology (1986, Free University of Berlin)
Habilitation in Parasitology (1996, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
Venia legendi in Epidemiology and Animal Disease Control (1999)
FLI maintains an epidemiological advisory group that investigates disease outbreaks together with the local veterinary authority. In the case of H5N8, the advisory group was involved in the epidemiological work-up of all outbreaks in Germany and cooperated with colleagues in the UK, the Netherlands and Italy on the epidemiology of H5N8 in Europe.
On Thursday 26th of February, Almudena Sánchez Matamoros defend her PhD thesis with European Mention "Evolution and epidemiological control of African Horse Sickness " directed by Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Dr. Eva Martinez and Dr. Iglesias. Deborah Kukielka Zunzunegi.
The event will take place at 16.30 in the main building of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University.
Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino, will participate in the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) seminars at the University of California in Davis with the Master Lecture: "ASF: The main threat of the global pig industry. A view of its present and future".
Date: February 19th.
New agreement between Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and Sardinian Government to provide scientific and Technical support to eradicate African Swine Fever on the island
The project will be carried out by the research team SUAT-VISAVET led by Prof. José Manuel Sánche-Vizcaíno. The new eradication plan, expected to be the final after 30 years of presence of the disease in Sardinia, has received the green light from the European Union which has financed it with €1.08million as initial funding. The project will be coordinated by the Directorate General of the Presidency of the Region, which includes the Health, Agriculture and Environment departments, and will be supported by the international experts: Alberto Laddomada (EU Dirtectorate General of Health and Consumers) and Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (Visavet Resarch Center, UCM).
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The next 16th of December at 12:30pm there will be a conference on innovation in research for Animal Health. (Advances in R&D) entitled "Globalization and Animal Health - Public Health" organized by the Campus of Excellence of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.