Zoonoses 2014 conference was held on 25th – 26th July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. It followed on from the highly successful inaugural conference that was held in Sydney in July of 2012. The 2014 conference hosted 283 delegates over 2 days and featured 26 oral and 60 poster presentations from prominent medical and veterinary infectious disease professionals from Australia and overseas.
ASID Members can see posters and presentations from Zoonoses 2014 by going to e-knowledge, ASID's searchable database. If a presentation is not uploaded, it means the author did not give permission.
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Please click here for a comprehensive summary of the conference, compiled by medical writer
Dr Anne Fawcett BA(Hons) BSc(Vet)(Hons) BVSc(Hons) MVetStud GradCertEduStud (Higher Ed)
The theme for the 2014 conference was: "Zoonoses in a Changing World: Two Professions, One Health" and sessions scheduled included: Antimicrobial Resistance; Parasites and Pets; Impact of globalisation, livestock and agricultural practices (including aquaculture); Travel, Ecotourism and Emerging Zoonoses; New Technologies for studying Zoonoses; Arthropod-borne diseases in Australia; and Animals as Sentinels. Prof. Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate veterinarian and medical researcher, graciously agreed to present the plenary session.
This meeting attracted a mix of infectious disease physicians and trainees, veterinary officers and veterinarians, microbiologists, laboratory scientists, public health physicians, researchers, policy officers, travel and tropical medicine specialists, epidemiologists, nurses and program managers and other health care professionals.
As you are no doubt aware, zoonotic diseases represent significant challenges to human health, and generate a great deal of public concern and scientific interest in both the veterinary and medical sectors. It is estimated that 75% of the emerging diseases originate in domestic or wild animals. ASID hosted the second Zoonoses conference, in order to raise the profile of zoonotic disease research and control, as well as to promote greater multi-disciplinary input.