Earlier this month, Amy travelled to Calgary to share the final results of our equine network and biosecurity project with colleagues at the second annual International Equine Symposium. The symposium was chock full of the most exciting discoveries and innovation in all areas of equine health research! It was a great way to interact with equine practitioners, researchers and students and culminated in an evening at Spruce Meadows to watch the 6-bar jumping event. What a fantastic event!
Mathepilab member Elissa Giang sweated it out in Bern during Switzerland’s record-breaking heat wave last month! Elissa was in Bern to attend the 17th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals, where she gave an oral presentation of her research findings focusing on production-limiting diseases in swine and the use of mathematical models to simulate management-driven control strategies for reducing disease burden in the nursery.
It’s hard to feel sorry for her though…look at that view!
And that beach!
Earlier in the spring, the Canadian Veterinary Epidemiology community gathered in Saint-Hyacinthe, QC for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM). This year our group contributed five oral presentations (Wendy Xie, Elissa Giang, Roksolona Hovdey, Salah Uddin Kahn, Dylan Melmer). We also learned about navigating our way through information overload in the era of big data.
Salah discussing his work navigating an overwhelming amount of climate data to project the ecological niche of two different types of mosquitoes in Canada and the US.
Roxy presenting the results from her mathematical modeling study assessing the impact of person-to-person transmission during an outbreak of Verotoxin-producing E. coli.
Here we are in lovely Sainte-Hyacinthe, QC for the 2019 Conference of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM). We are learning about navigating science information overload in the era of big data. We are also presenting some of the work being done by our very own mathepilab members!
Congratulations to mathepilab member Elissa Giang for winning a Food from Thought Travel Award! Elissa will use the award to attend the 17th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals in Bern, Switzerland, where she will give an oral presentation of her research findings and promote knowledge mobilization for the Food from Thought research program. Elissa’s MSc work focuses on production-limiting diseases in swine (Streptococcus suis disease) and the use of mathematical models to simulate management-driven control strategies for reducing disease burden in the nursery. In light of recent changes made by Health Canada regarding the provision of medically important antibiotics in animals, the model will help to enable producers to consider management-driven interventions as alternative forms of disease control while also minimizing the use of antimicrobials. Well done Elissa!
The CAVEPM conference rotates between the Canadian veterinary colleges and this year the meeting was hosted here at the Ontario Veterinary College. Our group presented three oral presentation and three posters. It was also a great way for our new summer students to begin their summer research experience.
It's an exciting time of year for scientists who work in infectious disease. November 19-22, 2013 is the 4th International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics in Amsterdam. This is THE place to catch up on the latest and greatest advances in our field. Attendance is sure to inspire new research project ideas and the networking opportunities are sure to generate lots of interesting conversation.
Are you attending the conference? If so, plan to swing by my poster on Wednesday evening to talk about antiviral stockpiling for an influenza pandemic and the ways that we are using mathematical models to think about the size of stockpile that might be required for pandemics with different characteristics.