Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China
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Workshop on Risk-Based Surveillance (WP3)

The event was jointly organized by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the Centre de coopération international en recherché agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD) was held in Qingdao on 13-14 July, 2015. The main objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Be familiar with the different objectives of animal health surveillance systems
  • Understand the principal surveillance strategies used in animal health surveillance
  • Be able to identify the most relevant surveillance strategy for a given context
  • Be aware of the pitfalls of surveillance

During the morning sessions, scientists with national or international expertise (in either the EU or China) in the design or the evaluation of animal health surveillance systems gave presentations to expose all participants to the challenges of surveillance and the different approaches used for implementing surveillance or conducting its evaluation. During the afternoon sessions, interactive discussions on the design and the evaluation of surveillance systems were stimulated using case studies focused on diseases identified as priorities in the LinkTADs project.

More specifically, topics included the design of efficient surveillance strategies for the early detection of ASF and prevalence monitoring of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The RISKSUR project was presented to the LinkTADs partners and a potential collaboration on the application of the RISKSUR tools was discussed with some Chinese partners.  The workshop allowed LinkTADs partners to get to know each other better, increasing the potential for future collaborations.

The agenda for the meeting can be found attached below.

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