Programme

 presenters are competing for the Scotland’s Rural College's award for the best presentation by an early career scientists.

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Tuesday, 20 march 2018

Early Carreer Scientists' event

17.00-21.00

Early Carreer Scientists' event at Restaurant Wabadus (Vabaduse väljak 10, Tallinn).

Locksley Messam
The use of “p values”, “statistical significance” and “confidence intervals” in veterinary epidemiology

More information about the event here.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Workshops

9.00-12.00

Workshop 1: Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs)
Workshop 2: Interactive data visualisation
Workshop 3: The future of veterinary epidemiology
Workshop 4: Digital data and surveillance
Workshop 5: Big Data epidemiology
Workshop 6: Introduction to conjoint analysis

12.15-13.00 LUNCH

 

Session 1: Opening the conference

Chair: Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen

13.00-14.00 Professor Päivi Rajala-Schultz, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Veterinary epidemiology at the intersection of livestock disease, production and animal welfare

 

Session 2: Multifactorial analyses

Chair: Marnie Brennan

14.00-14.25 Comin - Bayesian Networks structure discovery: a tool to clarify associations between housing, management and welfare of laying hens
14.25-14.50 Kruse  - Analysis of joint effects between biosecurity, production, vaccine and antimicrobial use in pig herds
14.50-15.00 5x 2 minutes poster pitches
15.00-15.45 COFFEE, TEA & POSTER VIEWING

 

Session 3: Chronic diseases

Chair: Philip Robinson

15.45-16.10 Clifton  - Furthering our understanding of the persistence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in sheep: a longitudinal field-based study
16.10-16.35 Patterson  - Association between dam status and offspring Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in a long-term longitudinal study
16.35-17.00 Milne  - Herd characteristics, wildlife risk and bacterial strain genotypes in persistent breakdowns of bovine tuberculosis in North Irish cattle herds
17.00-17.10 5x 2 minutes poster pitches
18.30 Busses to the welcome reception at Kolu Inn
19.00 Welcome reception at Kolu Inn

Thursday, 22 March 2018

 

Session 4: Improving disease control

Chair: K. Marie McIntyre

8.30-8.55 Garza  - Nudging to improve compliance with animal health policies: an inventory of approaches considered by animal disease managers
8.55-9.20 Gilson  - Maternal vaccination as a Salmonella Typhimurium reduction strategy on pig farms with a salmonellosis problem
9.20-9.45 Vazquez - Smart data for veterinary epidemiology: comparing various machine learning algorithms for the detection of lameness in sheep
9.45-10.00 5x 2 minutes poster pitches
10.00-10.30 COFFEE, TEA & POSTER VIEWING

 

Session 5: Avian Influenza

Chair: Francisco Calvo-Artavia

10.30-10.55 Guinat  - Predictive spatial modelling of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in France, 2016-2017
10.55-11.20 Vergne  - Nomadic movements and infectious disease transmission: tackling avian influenza viruses along the free-grazing duck movement network in Vietnam
11.20-11.35 5x 2 minutes poster pitches
11.35-13.00 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
13.00-14.00 LUNCH

 

Session 6: Network Analysis

Chair: Robert Christley

14.00-14.25 de Knegt - Combining whole genome sequencing and analytic contact tracing for improved detection of Salmonella Dublin transmission routes 
14.25-14.50 Brookes - ‘Thinking like a virus’ – the influence of social structure and behavioural change on rabies spread in dog populations
14.50-15.15 Brown - Analysing cattle movements in Northern Ireland using social network analysi
15.15-15.25 5x 2 minutes poster pitches
15.25-16.15 COFFEE, TEA & POSTER VIEWING

 

Session 7: Surveillance

Chair: Gerdien van Schaik

16.15-16.40 Birch - Evaluation of scanning surveillance for antimicrobial resistance
16.40-17.05 Bordier - How can a One Health concept be applied when it comes to surveillance: a systematic literature review
17.05-17.30 Faverjon - Multivariable syndromic surveillance syndrome selection based on aberration detection performances
19.00 Busses to the gala dinner at the Song Festival Grounds
19.30 DRINKS RECEPTION AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE DINNER at Song Festival Grounds

Friday, 23 March 2018

 

Session 8: Viral Diseases

Chair: Ann Lindberg

9.00-9.25 Tofttaker - Towards risk-based control of BRSV in Norway by estimates of herd-level probability of freedom
9.25-9.50 Veldhuis - Risk factor analysis on introduction of BVDV in previously BVDV-free farms in the Netherlands
9.50-10.15 Nurmoja - African swine fever in domestic pigs in Estonia 2015-2017: epidemiological analysis of outbreaks
10.15-11.00 COFFEE, TEA & POSTER VIEWING

 

Session 9: Antimicrobial use

Chair: David Brodbelt

11.00-11.25 Joosten - Quantitative and qualitative assessment of antimicrobial treatment incidence in a cross-sectional study of European broiler farms
11.25-11.50 Sarrazin - Antimicrobial treatment data from farrow-to-finish pig farms showing opportunities for improving responsible antimicrobial use in Europe

 

Session 10: The Gareth Davies Lecture

Chair: Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen

11.50-12.45 Dr. Klaus Depner, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, FLI, Germany
African Swine Fever: Lessons learned about the epidemiology, politics and practical implementation of control measures
12.45-13.00 Closing of the conference
13.00-14.00 LUNCH
15.00 Tallinn City Tour. More information here.

 presenters are competing for the Scotland’s Rural College's award for the best presentation by an early career scientists.

Download printable main sessions programme here!