The Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium 2021: Emerging Zoonoses
Keynotes: Dr Kathryn Allan (University of Glasgow), Prof Eric Fevre (University of Liverpool), Prof Leah Cowan (University of Toronto)
hybrid event: limited in-person and virtual
Hosted by the Bristol Infection and Immunity Research Network
Zoonoses are diseases and infections naturally transmitted between people and vertebrate animals. There are three classes of zoonosis:
- endemic zoonoses which are present in many places and affect many people and animals
- epidemic zoonoses which are sporadic in temporal and spatial distribution
- emerging and re-emerging zoonoses which are newly appearing in a population or have existed previously but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographical range, such as Rift Valley fever, SARS, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
It is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of death occur every year from zoonoses. Some 60% of emerging infectious diseases that are reported globally are zoonoses; over 30 new human pathogens have been detected in the last three decades, 75% of which have originated in animals.
Join the Infection and Immunity Research Network for this half-day event which will explore this topic, on a local and global scale, in more detail.
Registration is FREE, all are welcome
To register go to https://red.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/iandi-zoonoses
|13.30-13.50||Fernando Sanchez-Vizcaino (Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health)||University of Bristol||TBC|
|13.50-14.10||Andrew Davidson (Reader in Systems Virology)||University of Bristol||TBC|
|14.10-14.40||Kathryn Allan (University Clinician (Veterinary Pathology, Public Health & Disease Investigation)||University of Glasgow||TBC|
|14.40-15.10||Eric Fevre (Chair of Veterinary Infectious Diseases: Livestock and One Health)||University of Liverpool||TBC|
|15.10-15.40||BREAK / REFRESHMENTS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDEES|
|15.40-16.00||Mick Miller (Farm Animal Pathologist)||University of Bristol||TBC|
|16.00-16.20||Laura Rivino (Immunologist)||University of Bristol||TBC|
|16.20-16.40||Richard Wall (Professor of Zoology)||University of Bristol||TBC|
|16.40-17.10||Leah Cowan (Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics and Infectious Disease)||University of Toronto||TBC|
|17.10-17.15||ROUND UP AND CLOSE|
|17.15-17.45||BREAK-OUT ROOMS / DISCUSSIONS|
Contact Catherine Brown with any enquiries.