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EuFMD Open Session OS20

Livelihoods @ risk in a FASTerworld. Open Session of European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease.

The OS20 will be a Special Edition event conducted in virtual format in December 2020.

  • Event Topic: FMD And Similar Transboundary Diseases
  • Online sessions

Description from the EuFMD Open session OS20 event site:

The OS20 will be organized in virtual sessions focused on animal mobility for FAST risk mapping, addressing risk change and forecast,  vaccine security and critical resources for emergency management,  and resilience to long-term FAST crises. The focus will remain on FMD,  but similar TADs will be also considered ((so called FAST diseases: Foot and Mouth Disease, Peste des Petits Ruminants, Sheep and Goat Pox, Lumpy Skin Disease, Rift Valley Fever, Bovine Ephemeral Fever). Furthermore, there is so much to learn from COVID for FAST disease management – and from each other, on how to work efficiently without travel and on biosecurity and behaviour change – that is relevant to discuss. For each session, keynote presentations and short pre-recorded interventions will be proposed. A space for e-posters will be available.

Following the open session, workshops will be also organized in January to reflect, discuss and work on the conference outcomes and a final closure day will be organized to share the conclusions of the OS20