Dr Keith Sumption
EuFMD, Executive Secretary
FAST workplan 2020-2023
Foot-and-mouth And Similar Transboundary animal diseases
Livelihoods @ risk in a FASTer world
27-30 October 2020. Marseille, France
European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
In recent years, Foot-and-mouth And Similar Transboundary animal diseases ("FAST") have made frequent and unprecedented inter-continental and inter-regional incursions that have not always been contained. This has affected the livelihoods of millions of livestock keepers and placed new demands on those working in public and private delivery of animal health services.
How have the approaches and tools adapted to these events? What is being done to better forecast FAST disease spread, to target surveillance and control measures, and to communicate risks? How can livestock business and livelihoods be protected - and maintained, at every level, in regions coping with persistence of FAST diseases, or frequent re-introductions? How can we better integrate this intelligence into national, regional and even farm level biosecurity and risk mitigation actions, given the economic climate and environmental drivers for movements of animals and animal products from regions affected by FAST diseases?
OS20 is a multi-day meeting, with two distinct parts. The first focuses on Foot-and-mouth disease. The second considers how best we can use the intelligence on animal movements and drivers of disease spread for smarter and FASTer risk mitigation.
Despite the impact of COVID19 and the uncertainties it causes for planning and travel, we have decided that we will not postpone the OS20 - we believe we can find a way to run the Scientific Meeting, using our experience in managing virtual meetings and workshops as a back-up and alongside the face-to-face (F2F) Conference. Therefore, be assured we WILL find a way to meet, and we also believe that some travel will be possible in October. Further, there is so much being learnt from COVID for FAST disease management - and from each other, on how to work efficiently without travel and on biosecurity and behaviour change - that is so relevant to discuss.
Please bear with us as we work out the details - we aim to provide a flexibility between the F2F and virtual conference options, knowing that each person will have some restrictions to plan - and travel.
Register your interest now, to keep in touch, and do plan to participate F2F or virtually, with us in Marseille!
Dr Stephan Zientara
EuFMD Standing Technical Committee
Dr Jean Luc Angot
President of the International Department
of the High Council for Food and Agriculture
France, OS20 Host country
The FASTer Open Session
The EuFMD Standing Technical Committee
The OS | Open Session is coordinated by the members of the EuFMD Standing Technical Committee.
Dr Stephan Zientara
Dr Germán Cáceres Garrido
Dr Giancarlo Ferrari
Dr Sten Mortenbsen
Prof Katharina Staerk
Prof James Wood
Workshop sessions: Those interested to organize a workshop session (Day 3) are invited to submit their proposal for one or more 90 minute Sessions. If selected, the titles will appear in the programme and a Workshop space (for circa 20-40 people) will be provided. The proposers must provide one contact name for the Session, state the objectives and expected outcome of the workshop, which must be relevant to the overall theme of the Session, and agree to provide a summary of the outcome.
FMD & livelihoods @ risk
FASTer risk mitigation
Day 1 > SESSIONS
Day 2 > SESSIONS
Day 3 > WORKING GROUPS
Day 4 > SESSIONS
4 days package > 3 days Open session + 1 day workshops
1 pax €460
2 pax €800
1 pax €480
2 pax €920
1 pax > €540
2 pax > €1000
1 day package > 1 day Open Session or 1 day workshops
1 pax €130
2 pax €220
1 pax > €150
2 pax > €240
Discounted > €110
1 pax €180
2 pax €280
DIGITAL participation > 3 days Open Session ( Workshops not included )
PhD / Master students > Student card or proof required
Group bookings > Reserved to institutions, universities. Minimum 10 persons. Rate per person
French nationals working for the government or residents in the town
Refers to all discounted categories