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Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Strength in veterinary epidemiology research

The Graham Centre’s research expertise in veterinary epidemiology was on show during an international conference in Thailand recently.

The team in ThailandAssociate Professors Jane Heller and Marta Hernandez‑Jover, Drs Jennifer Manyweathers and Viki Brookes, along with Ms Lynne Hayes and PhD student Ms Cara Wilson attended the International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 15 (ISVEE15), in Chiang Mai. Also present were Graham Centre students and old friends Dr Shafi Sahidzaba, now at Murdoch University, WA, and Dr Shumaila Arif (ACIAR, Pakistan).

The Graham Centre and Charles Sturt University representatives presented 10 papers and five posters across the five days with plenty of interest in and networking around our current projects.

Dr Manyweathers said, “Held every three years, this international conference brings together veterinarians, epidemiologist, social scientists and economists to present their work tackling some complex problems in the world of animal and human health, including foot and mouth diseases in endemic and free countries, food safety and antimicrobial resistance.”

The Australian and New Zealand team were successful in a bid for hosting ISVEE17 in 2024 in Sydney, with Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover co-chairing the committee presenting the bid and Professor Jane Heller and Dr Viki Brookes also part of the committee.


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