Animal Health Events

2011
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4th Annual Food and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network Meeting

Animal Health

The ECDC 4th Annual Food and Water-borne Diseases and Zoonoses (FWD) Network Meeting will hold discussions on the current status and development of ongoing activities within FWD and the future needs for surveillance and outbreak-related activities. The meeting focuses on the epidemiology of campylobacteriosis, yersiniosis and shigellosis and the recent STEC/VTEC outbreak in Europe.

The first day will be a joint day with EFSA’s Task Force on zoonoses data collection, thus providing a good opportunity to strengthen the collaboration with the veterinary sector.

This is the first attempt to share and discuss topics that need a common approach such as harmonisation of surveillance of Antimicrobial resistance  in humans, food and animals and investigation and reporting of food-borne outbreaks.

Speakers
Peter Gerner-Smidt and Ian Williams, CDC, USA
Martin Maiden, University of Oxford
Mikael Skurnik, University of Helsinki
Christina Frank, RKI, DE
Lisa King/Jet de Valk, InVS, FR
Alexandra Fetsch, BfR, DE
Flemming Scheutz, SSI, DK and Alfredo Caprioli, ISS, IT
Johanna Takkinen, ECDC and Pia Makela, EFSA
Karin Nygård, NFI, NO and Steen Ethelberg, SSI, DK 
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA
Ivo Van Walle, ECDC
Karen Keddy, South Africa
Angela Lahuerta-Marin and Taina Niskanen, ECDC

the agenda for the meeting is available here. [Source: ECDC]