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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety




Updated on 28/09/2015

4th Med-Vet-Net Association International Conference

Organised by : Association Med-Vet-Net for research on zoonoses

From 07/10/2015 to 09/10/2015

Place : Anses Headquarters

Public : Open to all

Global Challenges in foodborne zoonoses: combating emerging threats using a One-Health approach

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in Med-Vet-Net2015 the 4th International Scientific Meeting of the Med-Vet-Net Association for Zoonoses Research. The focus of the meeting this year will be Global Challenges in Zoonoses: Combating Emerging Threats using a One-Health Approach.

The Scientific Symposia of MedVetNet2015 will be held on the 8th and 9th October 2015 at the Headquarters of ANSES in Maisons Alfort, France, located in the South East of Paris. The conference will be will be preceded on the 7th October by a workshop on Q-PCR aimed at young scientists and this will be followed by an evening Welcome reception open to all delegates.

Zoonoses remain a substantial burden for public health. While some of the more traditional zoonotic pathogens, particularly foodborne zoonoses, have been controlled effectively in developed countries, there remain significant issues in combatting zoonotic diseases both in the developed and in the developing world. Zoonootic organisms are emerging, or re-emerging, to become significant challenges as our world and environment change and antimicrobial resistance. MedVetNet 2015 is aimed at public health, food and veterinary researchers working in the field of zoonoses and will address a number of new and emerging threats under 4 main symposia:

  • Epidemiological surveillance and outbreak control of zoonoses
  • (re-)Emerging and neglected zoonotic agents
  • Impact of globalisation and climate change
  • Antimicrobial resistance

Top level speakers are invited to participate and debate on the main conference themes.

In addition the programme offers plenary keynotes dedicated to progress made in tackling existing foodborne zoonoses challenges and what to watch out for in the future and on progress towards building global capability to detect and control zoonoses in our changing world. These presentations will provide an overarching view of the days conference proceedings. To showcase the research work of young scientists a student presentation session, with a general One-Health in zoonoses emphasis, will take place on the morning of 9th October. Presentations from selected submitted abstracts will complement the opening and closing talks of each symposium and there will be opportunities for delegates to participate in discussions with expert panels.

For more information, please see the tentative programme with further details.

The Organizing and Scientific Committees look forward to welcoming you to MedVetNet2015.


Call for abstracts

The call for Abstracts has now closed and all authors should have been informed regarding their abstract status.

Posters should be no bigger than the standard size of 120cm X 80cm and mounted by the first coffee break on the morning of Thursday 8th October. You will be assisted regarding your poster location at registration.

Oral instructions: Presentations selected for oral presentation in the main conference symposia have an allocated slot of 15 mins. Please allow 2 minutes for questions. For the Young Scientist and Student symposium on Friday morning presentation slots are 10 mins.



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