“Digitalization and innovation applied to the prevention and control of foot-and-mouth and similar transboundary animal diseases (FAST)” – Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD).
This year, the EuFMD Open Session, OS22, will be organized as a hybrid event – the meeting will be held in Marseille, France, with a virtual delegate option available.
When: 26th – 28th October 2022
Where: Marseille, France
Registration: more information and the details of the sessions are available on the event website
The OS22 will look into opportunities and challenges posed by digital transformation, innovation and partnerships that play a key role in the fight against FAST diseases.
“As many other sectors, veterinary services are experiencing a process of digital transformation characterised by the integration of new approaches, policies, and technologies into every aspect of disease surveillance and control. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend: animal health professionals have to overcome many challenges, including travel restrictions and shortage of resources. This requires the use of new technologies and the application of creative strategies to reach stakeholders and achieve objectives in the most efficient way. How is digital transformation improving FAST capacity building, diagnostics, surveillance, and risk assessment? What cultural shifts, processes, and new technologies are changing the way in which we understand and control FAST diseases? What opportunities new technologies give for an improved FAST surveillance and control?”
Excerpt from OS22 website.