First joint virtual meeting

10 March 2021     |     12:00-15:30  USA EST  /   14:00-17:30  ART   /  18:00-21.30  CET


GFRA-EuFMD Regional meeting: FMDV in America
The control of foot-and-mouth disease in America from risk analysis to vaccine banks


We are pleased to announce the GFRA-EuFMD Regional meeting for The Americas is to be held on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 14:00 to 17:30 ART; 12:00 to 3:30 pm USA EST. (18:00 to 21:30 CET)

Our vision is to globally share the experience of the Americas´ FMD research community.

The main aim of the meeting will be to discuss epidemiological surveillance in our current regional situations, focusing on how the different vaccine and antigen banks are designed and can be used to ensure FMD free status in our continent.

This virtual meeting brings together regional experts in the field who will present 15 minute talks mostly highlighting the current status and progress on FMD surveillance and regional vaccine banks. Our goal is to learn the science behind risk analysis and the applicability of this knowledge towards the current design and possible needs of FMD vaccines banks for The Americas. We are particularly interested in bridging the basic scientific and applied knowledge required for optimal design, manufacture and stockpiling of vaccines for use in the field. The meeting will be bilingual, Spanish-English. Registration is free and needed to actively participate of the discussion.


There will be two main sessions, one on Epidemiology, moderated by Guido Konig, Melissa McLaws  and Pamela Hullinger (EuFMD). Speakers will be Andrés Pérez (UNM) and Manuel SánchezVázquez (Panaftosa). The second session will be on the American Vaccine Banks, moderated by Mariano Pérez-Filgueira, Hernando Duque, and Kees van Maanen. Speakers will be Alejandro M Rivera (Panaftosa), Jamie L Barnabei (Aphis-USDA) and Ana Taffarel (SENASA). 
Both sessions include a general discussion at the end.


Please click on this link to access the registration link to confirm your interest in the meeting. Do note that registered users may access the forum of the session and leave questions and comments in real time that will be gathered for the "Q&A" / Round table at the end of each session.  

Introduction / English

Introducción / Español