The 13th conference of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) held in Maastricht, the Netherlands on 20-24 August 2012 saw many International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) scientists participating in various capacities. Annie Cook a PhD student with the People, Animals and their Zoonoses (PAZ) project won the prize for the best student poster. The PAZ project aims to better understand the epidemiology and burden of several zoonotic infections of livestock origin in western Kenya.
Read the safe food fair food ILRI blog about this: Annie Cook wins prize for best student poster at ISVEE – on ‘slaughterhouse zoonoses’
Jeff Mariner, an epidemiologist, who was also at the meeting, took part in the mini-Symposium on Participatory Epidemiology (PE). ‘The topics covered included PE practice in research and surveillance as well as two papers evaluating PE methods. An application of PE in Japan looked at the psychological impact of the response to the last Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak there. PENAPH was interested to learn that the PE Manual has been translated into Japanese. Versions now exist in English, Spanish, French, Russian and Japanese.’
Read the PENAPH blog about this: Participatory Epidemiology Mini-Symposium at ISVEE 13
Other ILRI Biotech staff who were at the meeting included: Eric Fevre, Will de Glanville, Lian Doble, Edward Okoth and Mike Barongo.
See other posters and presentations presented at this event in the ILRI Livestock Market Digest blog: ILRI presents at the 13th conference of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics