EPIZONE 7th Annual meeting, 1-4th October 2013, Brussels, Belgium


Source: http://www.epizone-eu.net/7th-annual-meeting.aspx

Deadlines 2013

  • 31 May                -  Abstract submission deadline
  • 12 July                -  Early registration deadline
  • 25 September      - Late registration deadline, on-site registration as from this date
  • 6 September        - Hotel bookings deadlines
  • 25 September      - Late registration deadline, on-site registration as from this date

On behalf of EPIZONE, the CODA-CERVA invites scientists and stakeholders to participate in the 7th Annual Meeting with the theme 

                            "Nothing permanent, except change" .                              

As already quoted by Heraclitus in antiquity ' there is nothing permanent except change '. This is particularly true for epizootic viral diseases and not only emphasized by the increased international movement in animals, animal products and people, but also by the possible deliberate introduction of pathogens.
In addition, the global climate change has already given concern regarding changes in distribution or severity of many animal diseases and it is clear now that the evolving climatic parameters will further transform the ecology of numerous vectors and pathogens. Moreover, the non vaccination and eradication policy of the EU is maintained in most circumstances to allow the unrestricted trade of animals and their products worldwide. All these factors make surveillance as the basis for recognition of disease status and subsequent impact on trade. In this context, we must "expect the unexpected" and early detection of potentially epizootic diseases is of the outmost importance.

The meeting starts with the Welcome reception followed by an interesting programme with keynote speakers, selected poster and oral presentations. Focus will remain on EPIZONE themes aimed at improved disease control through integration and collaboration of research in diagnosis, intervention strategies, risk assessment, surveillance and epidemiology.