Co-hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State’s Center for Security Research and Education, the event will be held on May 24-26, 2021.
The goal of the conference is to review successes and learnings from past experiences as well as to explore new areas for action for the control of animal diseases. Speakers will address a variety of diseases including foot and mouth disease (FMD), African swine fever (ASF), highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and Newcastle disease (NDV), from different perspectives e.g. surveillance, diagnosis, economic impact, and strategies for mitigating/minimizing risk.
Excerpt from event website:
Animal infectious illnesses such as avian influenza and African swine fever pose a significant threat to animal health and welfare and can cause economic instability and food insecurity for people all over the world.
Exploring the emergence, spread and control of those diseases is the focus of the inaugural Emerging Animal Infectious Disease Conference […]. The conference will bring together key stakeholders to discuss current successes and lessons learned from past experiences in combating foreign animal diseases. Participants also will prioritize research, preparedness and response strategies aimed at safeguarding human and animal health, according to Rick Roush, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.