DISCONTOOLS Symposium: filling the knowledge gaps in animal disease control – Assessing animal health research needs for a healthy planet

The Covid-19 pandemic has renewed attention of medical, veterinary and research communities towards the control of  infectious diseases. As a consequence, an urgent need to reassess the most pressing gaps in knowelege has arisen. For Discontools is the right time to summarise the gaps in control tools, identify disease-specific as well as cross-cutting research needs and define the path towards required new control tools.

Discontools will bring together scientists, policy makers, and representatives from the animal health industry, funding bodies and stakeholder organisations to enhance collaboration for animal health and discuss research priorities from different perspectives.

The symposium Discontools aims to:

Highlight DISCONTOOLS animal health research gaps for epizootic, enzootic and zoonotic animal diseases;

Disseminate STAR-IDAZ research road maps for new animal health solutions;

Couple the research gaps and road maps with recent and future animal health funding initiatives (Horizon Europe,  European Partnership Animal Health & Welfare);

Increase the mutual understanding of animal health research needs by different stakeholders;

Discuss animal health research priorities to deliver on the sustainable development goals.


This event will be streamed.

The registration deadline is 13 October 2021

For more information, please consult: https://discontools.eu/Uncategorised/7:discontools-symposium.html