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FINAL PROGRAMME

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Wednesday 3 May

10.00–12.30

11.30–13.00

Registration, mounting of posters, handing in of storage media with PowerPoint presentations for all presentations of day one.

Lunch

 

13.00–13.10

Opening of the meeting. Ingvar Eliasson, Organizing Committee.

 

13.10–13.55 Keynote: Avian zoonoses. Björn Olsen, Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Kalmar University, Kalmar, Sweden.

 

14.00–17.00

Seminar: Avian flu - biology, ecology, epidemiology and risk communication. Chairperson: Dr Anders Wallensten.

 

14.00–14.40

Keynote: Fighting avian influenza in humans - the European Perspective. Karl Ekdahl, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

 

14.40–15.00

The Molecular Basis of Pathogenicity of the dutch HPAI H7N7 Human Influenza Viruses. Vincent Munster, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

15.00–15.30

Coffe break

 

15.30–15.50

Long term monitoring of avian influenza in wild birds in Sweden. Anders Wallensten, Kalmar County Council and Linköping University, Sweden

 

15.50–16.10

The Swedish monitoring of HPAI/H5N1 in wild birds. Ulla Carlsson, NationalVeterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden

 

16.10–16.30

Pathology findings in Swedish wildlife with H5N1 influenza. Erik Ågren, National Veterinary Institute, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environment, Uppsala, Sweden

 

16.30–16.50

Prevalence of Influenza A in re-captured ducks in Southern Sweden. Neus Latorre-Margalef, Kalmar University, Sweden.

 

16.50–17.00

Short break

 

17:00–18:00

 

Annual Meeting of the Society for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology.
All members welcome!

19:00–

 

Poster Museum and Get Together Party! Each participant is encouraged to bring his or her favourite poster (new or old) to this combined Poster Museum and Get Together Party on the first evening. We will mingle and discuss posters (or whatever we want) while we have some snacks and a glass of beer or wine.

 

Thursday 4 May
08.00–08.45

Handing in of storage media with PowerPoint presentations for all presentations of day two.

 


 

09.00–10.30

Seminar: Bird biology, ecology and migration. Chairperson: Åke Lindström.

 

09:00-09:45

Keynote: The ecology of migratory birds and its relevance to the spread of zoonotic viruses. Marcel Klaassen, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Maarssen, The Netherlands.

 

09:45-10:05

Bird observatories and zoonotic research – a win-win situation. Åke Lindström, Ottenby Bird Observatory, Sweden, and Dept.Animal Ecology, Lund Univ., Lund, Sweden.

 

10.10–10.30

Ask the bird migration ecologists. (Panel discussion)

 

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00–12.00

Keynote: The wild bird and the chicken– should we be afraid of environmental campylobacters? Jonas Waldenström, Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Kalmar University, Kalmar, Sweden.

 

12.00–13.30

Lunch

 

13.30–15.00

Seminar: The rôle of Birds in the Spread of Enteric Pathogens
Chairperson: Dr Jonas Waldenström.

 

13.30–14.00

Campylobacters and protozoans – the missing link in the epidemiology of campylobacteriosis? Diana Axelsson-Olsson, Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Kalmar University, Kalmar, Sweden.

 

14.00–14.30

Spectrum of antibiotic resistance in faecal flora in ducks is a reflection of recruiting and wintering areas. Jonas Bonnedahl, Dept. Infectious Diseases, Kalmar County Hospital, Kalmar, Sweden.

 

14.30–15.00

Coffee break

 

15.00–17.00

Time for individual meetings or parallell small sessions, group rooms can be arranged.

 

17.30–18:00

We walk down town together!


18.00–

Buffet dinner.

Guided tour of the Museum of the Royal Ship Kronan.



Figures from the Royal Ship Kronan
Friday 5 May
08.00–08.45

Handing in of storage media with PowerPoint presentations for all presentations of day three.

 

08.45–12.00

Seminar: Mosquito-Borne Zoonoses in Birds.
Chairperson: Jan Lundström.

 

08.45–09:30

Keynote: Rôle of avian host competence in the epidemiology of West Nile virus in North America. William K. Reisen, Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, U.S.A. Open for contributions.

 

09.30–09:50 Forest birds – key players in Sindbis virus ecology. Jan O. Lundström, Dept of Population Biology and Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Univ. Uppsala , Uppsala, Sweden.

 

09.50–10.10

Experimental Sindbis virus infections in Greenfinches. Karin Lindström, Dept of Population Biology and Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Univ. Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.

 

10:10–10.30

Sindbis virus activity in Swedish vector mosquitoes. Martin Pfeffer, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany.


10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00–11.20

Usutu virus and avian mortality - the Austrian experience. Herbert Weissenböck, Dept. of Pathobiology, Univ. Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.

 

11.20–11.40

Phylogenetic comparison of West Nile virus strains circulating in central Europe. Tamas Bakonyi, Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Pathology, Univ. Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.

11.40–12.00

Birds and West Nile virus in a Mediterranean wetland, the Camargue (southern France). Elsa Jourdain, Biological Station of La Tour du Valat, Arles, France.

 

12.00–13.30

Lunch

 

13.30–14.10

Fighting Avian influenza from a veterinary perspective in the EU.
Lena Björnerot, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden.

(* Seminar continued from Wednesday afternoon *)

14.10–14.40

Avian zoonoses caused by influenza A(H5N1) virus in Russian Federation. Maria Pisareva, Institute of Influenza, St.Petersburg, Russia

 

14.40–15.10

Risk assessment and emergency preparedness: Lesson from the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in Nigeria. Fasina F. O, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria and Poultry Reference Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

 

15:10-15:20

Closure of the meeting. Chairman Jan O. Lundström.

 

 

Coffee available

 

Friday 5 May – Sunday 7 May
 

OPTIONAL TOUR

Bird-watching at Ottenby Bird Obsevatory, please see separate info.

Enjoying new bird-watching skills!
 
This conference  is partly financed by the the Structural Funds of the European Union.
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