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Wednesday, 4th October 2017. Conference «Avian influenza: a global threat»

Wednesday, 4th October 2017. Conference «Avian influenza: a global threat»

Posted: 31 May 2017 Last update: 1 June 2017

Wednesday, 4th October 2017 the conference «Avian influenza: a global threat» will be held at the Italian Ministry of Health headquarter in Rome (Via Giorgio Ribotta, 5 – Auditorium Biagio D’Alba).

Since January 1st, 2017 Italy has proudly taken over the  Presidency of the G7. The Italian Presidency intends to promote the One Health approach to strengthen the global health, highlighting the valuable contribution delivered by the veterinary public health sector.

In this respect, this conference pays special attention to avian influenza in birds, that continues to cause significant damage in poultry with serious public health implications. In this regard scientists and experts were invited to share their opinions and expertise in this area of research.

More specifically, great emphasis will be given to:

  • the analysis of the mechanisms that allow the virus to mutate from LPAI to HPAI
  • the new strategies for prevention and control of HPAI infections that originate from wild birds
  • the public health implications at the human/animal interface.

The convention will be held in English with simultaneous translation (Italian/English and English/Italian).

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Program and Registration

The detailed program of the conference is being defined and will be published as soon as possible on this page along with the information on how to register 

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
Phone: +39 049 8084180
E-mail: ai-conference@izsvenezie.it

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