The programme

This is the program we had. There were a nice set of social activities 

A set of interpretative summaries of the presentations can be found here. If you are interested in the proceedings, they can be ordered through the SVEPM website. For members of SVEPM, the proceedings can be downloaded from the SVEPM website.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

09.00-12.00: Workshops

Workshop 1: Multivariate analysis using Additive Bayesian Networks
Workshop 2: Basics of molecular epidemiology: phylogenetic trees and transmission trees
Workshop 3: EMULSION: an expert-friendly language for designing and exploring  mechanistic epidemiological models
Workshop 4: Syndromic surveillance on routinely collected data: do’s and don’ts
Workshop 5: Assessment of Confounding and Effect Modification during Data Analysis: The need for causal thinking
Workshop 6: Self-determination theory in practice: how to motivate your students?
Workshop 7: Bayesian tools for the estimation of the true disease prevalence

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00 – 14.00: Session 1:  Conference opening – Chair: Marnie Brennan

Keynote: prof. dr Marion Koopmans,  Department of Viroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands – To jump or not to jump: viruses at the human-animal interface

14.00 – 15.00: Session 2: Environmental drivers of disease – Chair: Gerdien van Schaik

Schofield – Application of spatial modelling to explore environmental exposures for lymphoma in dogs under UK veterinary care
Egberts – Effects of air pollution and temperature on cattle mortality in the Netherlands
Poster pitches (5 x 2 minutes)

15.00 – 15.45: Coffee/tea and poster viewing

15.45 – 17.10: Session 3: Disease transmission and dynamics – Chair: Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen

Tamminen – Transmission and persistence of VTEC O157:H7 on cattle farms
Stanski – Data-driven modelling for improving herd-level bovine tuberculosis breakdown predictions in GB cattle
Hop – Dynamics of Mycoplasma bovis in Dutch dairy herds with a clinical outbreak
Poster pitches (5 x 2 minutes)

19.00 – 20.00: Drinks and reception in the poster area

20.00: Dinner at Hotel Woudschoten

Thursday 28 march 2019

08.30 – 10.00: Session 4: Stakeholder engagement – Chair Philip Robinson

Doidge – A factorial survey approach to investigate vets’ decision making when prescribing antimicrobials to sheep and beef farmers
Jones – Exploring local knowledge of sheep and goat disease in the pastoralist Afar Region of Ethiopia: implications for peste des petits ruminants disease surveillance
Delpont – Determinants of biosecurity compliance in French duck farms: the role of farmers’ knowledge, attitude and personality traits
Poster pitches (5 x 2 minutes)

10.00 – 10.30: Coffee/tea and poster viewing

10.30 – 11.35: Session 5: Impacts of prescription policies – Chair: Lisa boden

van den Heuvel – Monitoring udder health using routinely collected census data: evaluating the effects of changing antimicrobial policy
Ferchiou – Business models of French veterinary structures in rural areas and regulation of veterinary drug delivery
Poster pitches (5 x 2 minutes)

11.35 – 13.00: Annual general meeting

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 -15.25: Session 6: Modelling and risk assessment – Chair: Timothée Vergne

Gussmann – Modelling mastitis transmission and intervention strategies for clinical and subclinical mastitis
Picault – Combining early hyperthermia detection with metaphylaxis for reducing antibiotics usage in newly received beef bulls at fattening operations: a simulation-based approach
da Silva Oliveira – Applying a risk assessment framework for emerging vector-borne livestock diseases to pathogens with complex transmission dynamics: the risk of introduction of Japanese encephalitis virus in the United States
Poster pitches (5 x 2 minutes)

15.25 – 16.15: Coffee/tea and poster viewing

16.15 – 17.30: Session 7: Tackling production animal challenges – Chair: Fernanda Dórea

Schulz – Simulating control measures to reduce the spread of livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among Danish pig herds
Jackson – Year-round housed dairy cows: what do the public really think, and does it matter?
van den Borne – A mediation analysis to quantify the interrelationships between lameness, milking frequency, and milk production in farms with automatic milking systems

18.30 – 19.00: Buses depart from hotel Woudschoten to conference dinner

19.30 – 0.100: Drinks, reception and annual conference dinner at “De Winkel van Sinkel“. Buses to hotel depart at 11pm, 12pm and 1 am

Friday 29 March 2019

09.00 – 10.15: Session 8: Mycobacterial disease control – Chair: K. Marie McIntyre

Nigsch – Who infects whom: reconstruction of transmission trees in an endemic phase of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in dairy herds by use of sequence data
Weber – How can we evaluate the efficacy of paratuberculosis control programmes?
Perrin – How can good biosecurity reduce the incidence of bovine tuberculosis?

10.15 – 11.00: Coffee/tea and poster viewing

11.00 – 11.50: Session 9: Canine epidemiology – Chair David Brodbelt

Hudson – Roaming dogs and spatial kernels: modelling rabies spread in a heterogeneous population
Mugnier – A breed-specific approach using birth weight as a risk factor for neonatal mortality in canines

11.50 – 12.40: The Gareth Davies lecture – Chair Marnie Brennan

Keynote: Prof. Simon More, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College, Dublin, Ireland – Perspectives from the science-policy interface

12.40-13.00: Closing the conference

13.00 – 14.00: Buffet/take away lunch