Recent Advances in Emergency Animal Diseases Annual Symposium

The recognition, diagnosis and management of an Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) lies at the heart of protecting the health of Australia’s primary industries and its people. It is an area facing new challenges and opportunities including the emergence of new diseases, evolving surveillance responsibilities and the development of new diagnostic technologies.

This symposium gathers veterinary practitioners, animal health managers, diagnosticians and livestock industry representatives to learn and discuss recent innovations and challenges in EAD surveillance, diagnostics and management. It will also provide some refresher training in EAD preparedness for private and government veterinary practitioners.

The symposium will involve presentations by staff from AAHL, the Department of Agriculture, Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. It will be hosted by AAHL, one of the world’s most sophisticated high-containment laboratories. This popular EAD Symposium, now in its fourth year, will take place on 18-19 October 2017, with a focus on emerging diseases of interest, surveillance, the practitioner’s role and the laboratory’s role in EAD diagnosis.

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View the Recent Advances in Emergency Animal Diseases Annual Symposium flyer (pdf)