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Foreign animal disease and outbreak preparedness workshop

May 19 @ 10:00 am May 20 @ 2:00 pm Sydney

Join us for this outstanding – and always essential – 2-day workshop about foreign/transboundary animal diseases and guidance on how to prepare for outbreaks, with distinguished speakers who have extensive experience in the field. For each day, participants will be exposed to presentations from different professionals and will be able to ask questions and interact with other colleagues. The workshop will happen on May 19th (Thursday) and 20th (Friday), from 10am-2pm Sydney Time (7-11pm US Central Time). Registration is free but required.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/33Wg6Wp

  • Central time, USA 7:00-11:00 pm * (The night before – May 18th and 19th)
  • Sydney, Australia AEST 10am-2pm
  • Brisbane, Australia AEST 10am-2pm
  • Perth, Australia AWST 8am-12am
  • Auckland, NZ NZST 12pm-4pm


May 19th – Foreign/transboundary Animal Diseases

10am – 11am (AEST) Dr Francisco Uzal (UC Davis)Avian influenza and Newcastle disease
11am – 12pm Dr Rob Moeller (UC Davis)African horse sickness, rift valley fever, peste des petits ruminants
12pm – 1pm Dr Jonathan Arzt (USDA)FMD, ASF, CSF  
1pm – 2pmDr Karrie Rose (Australian Registry of Wildlife Health)Wildlife disease discovery, outbreak response and interagency collaboration in Australia

May 20th – Outbreak preparedness

10am – 10:20amDr Tristan Reid [Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP)]ACDP’s role in an Australia’s EAD response framework
10:20 -10:40    
10:40 – 11:00
Dr Ian Jerrett (Agriculture Victoria)  
Dr Sally Salmon (Epidemiology and Risk CVO Unit, Agriculture Victoria)
Avian Influenza in Victoria, 2020 AgVIC’s response: Pathology findings and initial investigation     AgVIC’s response: Field Epidemiology and Operations    
11am – 11:40amDr. Mark Ford (Veterinary Investigations and Epidemiology, ACDP)
Dr Jianning Wang (Molecular Diagnostics, ACDP)
Dr Jeff Butler (Diagnostic Virology)  
Dr Tim Bowden (Serology & Innocuity, ACDP)  
Dr Willy Suen (Veterinary Pathologist, ACDP)  
Dr. Frank Wong (ACDP OIE Reference Laboratory Expert for Avian Influenza)
Avian Influenza in Victoria, 2020

ACDP’s response: Confirmatory Diagnostic testing/PCR       Pathotyping/subtyping, NGS

Isolation and HI, IVPI & IVPA       Serology  

 Pathology       Consultation – Government and Industry
11:40am – 12pmDr Willy Suen (Veterinary Pathologist, ACDP)  Veterinary Pathology at ACDP    
12pm – 12:30pmDr Deb Eagles (Deputy Director, ACDP)An Outbreak of Equine Neurological Disease in the Philippines  
12:30-1:00Dr. Mark Ford (Veterinary Investigations and Epidemiology, ACDP)Small animal exotic animal disease case scenario
1pm – 1:30pmDr Nick Moody (ACDP Fish Diseases Laboratory) Emergency Aquatic Animal Disease Outbreak response – WSSV
1:30pm – 2pmDr Matt Neave (Sequencing and Agent Characterisation, ACDP)Nextstrain – A Molecular Epidemiology Tool for Tracking Pathogens