Workshops

Presentations at the Annual workshops of the National Reference Laboratories for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease of European Union Member States.

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27th Annual Meeting of the National Reference Laboratories for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease of European Union Member States (2021 – Virtual Meeting)

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Wednesday, October 6

1st Session: Topic – Avian Influenza Presenter
Update on the rules for prevention, control and surveillance of AI and ND under the AHL legislative framework (PDF) Iulia Delia Cohen (EC-DG SANTE)
Epidemiological situation for HPAI in Europe (PDF) Francesca Baldinelli (EFSA)
Genetic update on HPAI strains circulating in Europe Bianca Zecchin (IZSVe – EURL)
OIE updates on Avian Influenza – 2021 (PDF) Gounalan Pavade (OIE)
Update on avian and seasonal influenza (PDF) Cornelia Adlhoch (ECDC)
Active influenza surveillance in wild birds in the Netherlands (PDF) Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC)
Results of active surveillance in wild birds for HPAI in Italy (PDF) Federica Gobbo (IZSVe – EURL)
Update on AI in Russia (PDF) Victor Irza (ARRIAH, Russia)
Epidemiological situation of Avian Influenza in Africa Madhur S. Dhingra (FAO -EMPRES-AH )
The process for assessing H5 poultry vaccine protection against emergent field viruses in Bangladesh (PDF) David Swayne (SEPRL, USA)
Member State (& third countries) reports for avian influenza 2020 (PDF) Alessio Bortolami (IZSVe – EURL)
AI-ND Proficiency Test EURL 2021 (PDF) Viviana Valastro (IZSVe – EURL)

Thursday, October 7

2nd Session: Topic – Avian Influenza Presenter
HPAI in Germany since 2016 – Sounding the power of subtype-specific RT-qPCR and the limits of molecular epidemiology (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Timm Harder (NRL of Germany)
Unexpected virulence of natural occurring avian influenza virus H3N1 is associated with N1-mediated plasminogen-recruitment (ABSTRACT) Christian Grund (NRL of Germany)
Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Poland in 2020/2021 (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Krzysztof Śmietanka (NRL of Poland)
Integrated epidemiological and phylogeographical analysis of a H3N1 low pathogenic avian influenza outbreak with atypical pathogenicity, Belgium, 2019 (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Steven Van Borm (NRL of Belgium)
A newly introduced genotype of A(H1N2) swine influenza virus crosses the species barrier from pig to turkey in France (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Beatrice Grasland (NRL of France)
Phylogenetic analysis of A(H5N8) viruses characterized during the beginning of the highly pathogenic avian influenza epizootic in France in late 2020 (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Éric Niqueux (NRL of France)
HPAI H5N8 outbreak in a hobby backyard holding in Austria 2021 (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Sandra Revilla-Fernandez (NRL of Austria)
Study of the pathobiology and viral dispersion of recent HPAI H5Nx strains within poultry flock through the development of a punctual introduction model (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Pierre Hostyn (NRL of Belgium)
Evaluation of the zoonotic potential of recent HPAI H5Nx viruses Francesco Bonfante (IZSVe – EURL)
An update on molecular detection methods (PDF) Valentina Panzarin (IZSVe – EURL)
Guidelines on AI sequence data generation and sharing (PDF) Isabella Monne (IZSVe – EURL)
Avian Influenza in game ducks in Ireland (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Laura Garza Cuartero (NRL of Ireland)
Experimental infection for the study of pheasants as bridging host for introduction of HPAI H5N6 clade 2.3.4.4b into chickens (PDF) (ABSTRACT) Yuan Liang (NRL of Denmark)
Non-target RNA Depletion Strategies to Improve Sensitivity of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) for Diagnosing Infectious Agents in Poultry – An update (PDF) David Suarez (SEPRL, USA)
3rd Session: Topic – Newcastle Disease Presenter
Incursion of pigeon-derived genotype XXI Avian Orthoavulavirus-1 (AOAV-1) into Germany (ABSTRACT) Christian Grund (NRL of Germany)
Member State (& third countries) reports for avian Orthoavulaviruses (APMV, NDV) 2020 (PDF) Alessio Bortolami (IZSVe – EURL)

26th Annual Meeting of the National Reference Laboratories for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease of European Union Member States (2020 – Virtual Meeting)

Wednesday, September 23

1st Session: Topic – Avian Influenza Presenter
Animal Health Law and EU update (PDF) Iulia Delia Cohen (EC-DG SANTE)
Update on AI activities carried out by EFSA (PDF) Francesca Baldinelli (EFSA)
Impact of COVID-19 on the seasonal influenza epidemic (PDF) Cornelia Adlhoch (ECDC)
OIE Update (PDF) Gounalan Pavade (OIE)
FAO activities in the field of Avian influenza and Newcastle disease (PDF) Sophie VonDobschuetz (NSAH)
Update on epidemiology of HPAI in wild birds (PDF) Mauro Delogu (Bologna University) and Maria Alessandra De Marco (ISPRA, Italy)
The global antigenic diversity of H5 HA (PDF) Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC)
H9 avian influenza viruses: assessing the next emerging threat Nicola Lewis (NRL of the United Kingdom)
Update on AI in Russia (PDF) Victor Irza (ARRIAH, Russia)
Update on AI in Nigeria (PDF) Ismaila Shittu (NVRI, Nigeria)
Assessing and updating recombinant live vectored and inactivated vaccines to provide protection against antigenic drift of HPAI viruses (PDF) David Swayne (SEPRL, USA)
H7N3 LPAI in turkeys from North and South Carolina (USA) with mutation to HPAI on a single premises (PDF) David Suarez (SEPRL, USA) and Mia Kim Torchetti (NVSL, USA)

Thursday, September 24

2nd Session: Topic – Avian Influenza Presenter
Member State (& third countries) reports for avian influenza 2019 (PDF) Calogero Terregino (Director of EURL)
HPAI H5Nx situation in Bulgaria (PDF) Gabriela Goujgoulova (NRL of Bulgaria)
HPAI H5N8 epizootic in Hungary Bálint Ádám (NRL of Hungary)
HPAI H5N8 in Poland in 2019/2020 (PDF) Edyta Świętoń (NRL of Poland)
H6N1 epizootic in Ireland in 2020 (PDF) Laura Garza Cuartero (NRL of Ireland)
AI Proficiency Test EURL 2020 (PDF) Morgane Gourlaouen (IZSVe – EURL)
Validation data on a LAMP-based penside method for AI genome detection (PDF) Eric Niqueux (NRL of France)
Addressing future risk based AI surveillance challenges for Europe and application of relevant diagnostics (PDF) Ian Brown (NRL of the United Kingdom)
Study of the replication and transmission in chicken, turkey and Guinea fowl of the HPAI H5N8 2019/20 (PDF) Alessio Bortolami (IZSVe – EURL)
Risk assessment of emerging non-notifiable AIV in Europe: communication, support and research (PDF) Francesco Bonfante (IZSVe – EURL)
3rd Session: Topic – Newcastle Disease Presenter
Member State (& third countries) reports for avian Orthoavulaviruses (APMV, NDV) 2019 (PDF) Calogero Terregino (Director of EURL)
Update on Newcastle Disease in Russia (PDF) Ilya Chvala (ARRIAH, Russia)
ND Proficiency Test EURL 2020 (PDF) Morgane Gourlaouen (IZSVe – EURL)
Protection of layers against NDV challenge with exotic genotype 2.XIV Christian Grund (NRL of Germany)
NDV and NGS as diagnostic tool (PDF) David Suarez (SEPRL, USA)
EU AI/ND reference laboratory report (PDF) Calogero Terregino (Director of EURL)

25th Annual Meeting of the National Reference Laboratories for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease of European Union Member States (2019 – Padova, Italy)

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Wednesday, June 19

1st Session: Topic – Avian Influenza Presenter
Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/429) implementation (PDF) Kaido Kroon (EC)
Update on the AI activities carried out by EFSA (PDF) Inmaculada Aznar (EFSA)
Influenza season overview 2018/2019 (PDF) Cornelia Adlhoch (ECDC)
OIE update (PDF) Gounalan Pavade (OIE)
FAO update (PDF) Cristian De Battisti (IZSVe – FAO)
Avian influenza in the U.S. (PDF) Mia Kim Torchetti (NVSL – USA)
Circulation and genetic analyses of avian influenza viruses in Bulgarian poultry 2017-2018 (PDF) Nicola Lewis (NRL of United Kingdom)
Experiences with influenza virus NGS; from MinIon to minor variant analyses (PDF) Ron Fouchier (Erasmus University)

Thursday, June 20

2nd Session: Topic – Avian Influenza Presenter
Member State (& third countries) reports for avian influenza 2018 (PDF) Calogero Terregino (Director of EURL)
H5N6 in wild birds in Denmark in 2018 – 2019 (PDF) Charlotte K. Hjulsager (NRL of Denmark)
Avian Influenza in the Netherlands, 2018 (PDF) Nancy Beerens (NRL of The Netherland)
H6N8 in duck in Hungary (PDF) Adam Balint (NRL of Hungary)
What is going on in the Belgian poultry flocks? An H3N1 epizootic (PDF)
Use of in-ovo models to study virus tropism of H3N1 (PDF)
Virginie Roupie (NRL of Belgium)
Ian Brown (APHA – former EURL)
H3N1 AI in poultry: spreading to France… (PDF) Eric Niqueux (NRL of France)
Update on Avian Influenza situation in the Russian Federation (PDF) Victor Irza (FGBI ARRIAH – Russia)
Evolution and control of H7N9 influenza viruses Chengjun Li (HVRI – China)
Evaluation of wild bird surveillance in Europe (PDF) Evelien Germeraad (NRL of The Netherland)
Divergent shedding patterns following experimental infections in ducks with recent French H5 HPAI strains (PDF) Eric Niqueux (NRL of France)
A/H1N1 pmd in a turkey breeder farm in northeastern Italy (PDF) Federica Gobbo (IZSVe – EURL)
RIEMS Influenza A typing assay – On the way to version RITA2.0 (PDF) Timm Harder (NRL of Germany)
Identification of avian species by a molecular test applied to environmental samples (PDF) Adelaide Milani (IZSVe – EURL)
Bosnia and Herzegovina H5N8 AI outbreak 2017 – Some remarks (PDF) Violeta Santrač (PI Veterinary Institute of the Republic of Srpska, BiH)
Proficiency Test EURL 2019 – Classical virology and serology – Avian influenza (PDF) Morgane  Gourlaouen (IZSVe – EURL)
Proficiency Test EURL 2019 – Molecular (PDF) Morgane  Gourlaouen (IZSVe – EURL)
Review on swab pooling for AI diagnosis (PDF) Eva Mazzetto (IZSVe – EURL)

Technical Forum Discussion

  • Detection of avian influenza virus (AIV) by qRT-PCR: a continuous challenge (PDF)
  • Recent developments regarding the SVIP-MP (Nagy) RT-qPCR assay (PDF)
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  • Andrea Laconi (IZSVe – EURL)
  • Alexander Nagy (NRL of Czech Republic)
  • Isabella Monne (IZSVe – EURL)

Friday, June 21

3rd Session: Topic – Newcastle Disease Presenter
Newcastle Disease in the U.S. (PDF) Mia Kim Torchetti (NVSL – USA)
Research activities on Newcastle Disease virus: SEPRL (PDF) David Suarez (SEPRL – USA)
Member State (& third countries) reports for avian orthoavulaviruses (APMV, NDV) 2018 (PDF) Calogero Terregino (Director of EURL)
Avian influenza and the IZSVe Biobank (PDF) Maria Serena Beato (IZSVe – EURL)
Diagnostic challenges due to virulent NDV in vaccinated flocks – Lessons learnt from countries with endemic Newcastle disease (PDF) Christian Grund (NRL of Germany)
Efficacy of a single shot rHVT-NDV compared to a traditional vaccination program in commercial meat turkeys (PDF) Francesco Bonfante (IZSVe – EURL)
Proficiency Test EURL 2019 – APMV-1: virological, serological and molecular PT results (PDF) Morgane Gourlaouen (IZSVe – EURL)

Technical Forum Discussion

  • Updated unified phylogenetic classification system and revised nomenclature for Newcastle Disease virus (PDF)
  • Molecular detection and pathotyping of APMV-1 (PDF)
  • David Suarez (SEPRL – USA)
  • Andrea Laconi (IZSVe – EURL)
EU AI/ND reference laboratory report (PDF) Ian Brown (APHA – former EURL)