2012 brought together doctors and veterinarians for a truly "One Health" occasion.
The organising committee was in itself an exciting and rewarding experience, with equal numbers of vets and docs and regular and robust teleconferences to hone the program. Each of the 8 topic-based sessions was organised and chaired by the pairing of a vet and a doc, who ensured a great mixture of speakers and content. The opening plenary set the scene, with presentations by Australia's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer. The 42 posters provided a fascinating insight into the extreme diversity of zoonoses in Australia. It was such an informative, collaborative and interactive meeting that all the committee members immediately put their hands up and agreed to do it all again for Zoonoses 2014.
Prof Bart Currie, Convenor ASID Zoonoses Conference 2012
ASID Members can see presentations and posters from Zoonoses 2012 on e-Knowledge, ASID's searchable database. Please note that some presentations have been amended for display on the website. If a presentation is not uploaded, it means the author did not give permission.
Click HERE to read the Scientific Program.
Please see below 2 reports/summaries of the conference by medical writer, Dr Anne Fawcett.
Please see a conference report by Dr Eunice Liu: Zoonoses 2012 Report.