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Upcoming non-AFC meetings that might be of interest to members

An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event

An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event
Thursday 18 June 2015
Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, central London


The day will be pitched at ‘beginner level’ to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area. As infectious disease genomics becomes rapidly more mainstream and relevant to clinical practice and translational research, it is increasingly important for academics, clinical staff and public health professionals to understand what genomics can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise the outputs. This event will provide a taster of:

  • what infectious disease genomics in 2015 is all about
  • how it does and will impact on practice
  • the ethical concerns behind it
  • how the generated data can best be managed and who will own it?

There will also be case studies from researchers who are active in genomics from the point of view of bacteriology, virology and mycology. Speakers will be Michael Head (IDRN and UCL), David Cleary (Southampton), Judy Breuer (UCL), Nick Loman (Birmingham), Dan Frampton (UCL), Johanna Rhodes (Imperial), Phillip Ashton (Public Health England), Tom Fowler (Genomics England), and Claudio Koser (Cambridge). The speakers have internationally-recognised expertise and are members of national and international expert groups.

See http://www.idrn.org/events/upcoming/genomics.php for more information and online registration.

VI International M.bovis conference June 2014 Cardiff

VI International M.bovis Conference
16th – 19th June 2014. Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3ND, Great Britain

The British Cattle Veterinary Association are hosting the VI International M.bovis conference in 2014.
Topics include:

  • New Methods/Innovation
  • Social Science/Economics
  • Diagnosis
  • Vaccination
  • Policy Legislation and Regulation
  • Wildlife Reservoirs
  • Practical Delivery
  • Progress in TB Control
  • Epidemiology, Surveillance, Risk and Modelling

For more details visit www.bcva.eu/bcva/m-bovis.