Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China
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LinkTADs events in April

LinkTADs will be represented on three important events as participant and organiser. On 14-16th of April two workshops of LinkTADs will be organized in Shanghai, China.

The events will be organised back-to-back, providing effective cooperation between partners involved in WP3 and WP4 as well as other researchers, working on projects dealing with similar topics.

The theme of the two workshops are: Bridging research activities on trans-boundary animal disease and zoonoses between China and EU

  • The first workshop on 14th April within WP3 will introduce and discuss Eco-Epidemiology of Avian influenza and other EIDs
  • The second workshop within WP4 on 15-16 April will focus on Establishing network (Other diseases: Epidemiology + Diagnostic technology + Control and prevention strategy + Virology)
  • The Kick-off Meeting of NIH project “Transmission dynamics and spillover of avian influenza under changing agriculture intensification and landscapes”, coordinated by Dr Xiangming Xiao (Oklahoma University and oversea Professor at Fudan University).

The "Eco-epidemiology and avian influenza (AI) and other EIDS" meeting is aimed at networking and identification of the main knowledge gaps in TADs (Transboundary Animal Diseases) and EIDs (Emerging Infectious Diseases) using an expert opinion method. Co-organiser: Fudan University.

The meeting will also provide recommendations for the WP4 workshop. It will be organized in line with the 5 previous Avian Influenza Workshops (2009-2013) attended by Chinese (China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Institute of Zoology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Computer Network Information Center, Jiangxi Normal University, Beijing Normal University, Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve, Qinghai Lake National Nature Reserve), EU (Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherché Agronomique pour le Développement (Cirad), Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Université Libre De Bruxelles (ULB)) and international (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) partners. 

During the first workshop in WP4 the partners plan to present European approach towards disease control and the way forward of research. The presentation will either be delivered by the EU competent authority or Joint FAO/IAEA Programme for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (FAO/IAEA).