Two European Commission Reports, Holley et al (2016) and European Commission (2017), have reported that significant improvements in the communication of information on 3Rs resources and the development of alternatives are needed. One part of the solution to this challenge is to improve awareness of 3R conference and related scientific events. Therefore, this Events Calendar brings together relevant information on sector specific conferences, workshops, symposia and training (but not accredited training see ETPLAS for this). At present the events covered are international but with a large emphasis on European locations, with the calendar currently spanning from May 2018 to August 2020. As they become available, links to event websites and registration information are included.
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The Conference will be organized into four thematic sessions focused on the post-pandemic era and driving science forward.
1. Emerging and re-emerging pathogens, on September 23, 2021
2. BSL3 and BSL4 biosafety and biosecurity: international perspectives, on September 29, 2021
3. One Health perspectives, on October 7, 2021
4. Zoonotic outbreaks and pandemics: science policy and science diplomacy perspectives, on October 14, 2021
The event will take place from 13 – 15.10.2021 and will be under the guiding theme “From disease ecology to SARS-CoV-2”.
The following speakers have already agreed to give a keynote speech:
Sarah Cleaveland (University of Glasgow, UK)
Chelsea Wood (University of Washington, USA)
Jose de la Fuente (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Florian Krammer (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
Shi Zheng-Li (Wuhan Institute of Virology, China)
Zoonoses are diseases and infections naturally transmitted between people and vertebrate animals. There are three classes of zoonosis:
- endemic zoonoses which are present in many places and affect many people and animals
- epidemic zoonoses which are sporadic in temporal and spatial distribution
- emerging and re-emerging zoonoses which are newly appearing in a population or have existed previously but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographical range, such as Rift Valley fever, SARS, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
It is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of death occur every year from zoonoses. Some 60% of emerging infectious diseases that are reported globally are zoonoses; over 30 new human pathogens have been detected in the last three decades, 75% of which have originated in animals.
Join the Infection and Immunity Research Network for this half-day event which will explore this topic, on a local and global scale, in more detail.