Disease at the wildlife-livestock interface can have a huge impact on agriculture, human health and biodiversity.
75% of the emerging zoonotic diseases since 1940 have risen from wildlife and most of them were viruses

Organisation

7 Key reasons to attend this course

Understand the relevance and complexity of the wildlife-livestock interface for disease transmission and the main risk factors and impacts.

Learn about the epidemiological procedures and tools used to manage animal infections at the wildlife-livestock interface.

Receive face to face training from leading international experts in this field.

Attain deeper knowledge on infection monitoring, surveillance and management approaches.

Gain experience in problem solving and decision making in relation to scenarios of shared infections at the wildlife-livestock interface.

Participate in practical work in surveillance and management, based on case studies and technical visits.

Engage and network with both international lecturers and students specialising in disease at the wildlife-livestock interface.

Lecturers

More than 20 hours in-class training

15 hours practical tutorials

9 leading international experts

Course given in English, Spanish and French

Programme


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09:00-    10:00

Opening

10:00-    11:00

Introduction and basic principles

E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Introduction and basic principles

E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

12:30-    13:30

Dynamics and complexity of infections in wildlife

D. Delahay

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Epidemiological investigations

G. Cáceres

16:00-    17:00

Challenges in dealing with infections in wildlife

D. Delahay

17:00-    19:00

Demonstration of sample collection, handling and storage

M.C. Arnal, D. Fernández de Luco

09:00-    10:00

What is the purpose? Different approaches for different needs

M.C. Arnal

10:00-    11:00

Integrated monitoring Identifying hotspots

C. Gortázar

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Use of novel molecular tools

F. Smith

12:30-    13:30

Case studies: Avian influenza and African Swine Fever

G. Cáceres

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Acceptance, control or eradication

Overview of intervention options: advantages and drawbacks

J.R. López-Olvera, C. Gortázar

16:00-    17:00

Group work on surveillance and management based on case studies

Introduction to the practical

J.R. López-Olvera

17:00-    19:00

Group work

Session I: Monitoring and surveillance

J.R. López-Olvera, M.C. Arnal, C. Gortázar, F. Smith, E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

09:00-    10:00

Group work

Presentation of results of Session I and discussion

J.R. López-Olvera, M.C. Arnal, C. Gortázar, F. Smith, E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

10:00-    10:30

Translocation of livestock and wildlife

E. Ferroglio

10:30-    11:00

Waste management

J.R. López-Olvera

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Managing interactions between livestock and wildlife

G. Cáceres

12:30-    13:30

Modelling

F. Smith

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    19:00

Technical visit: the interface in practice

Wildlife-related risks in intensive and extensive farming

M.C. Arnal, C. Gortázar

09:00-    10:00

Population management

D. Delahay

10:00-    11:00

Medication

C. Gortázar, E. Ferroglio

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Controlling vector-borne diseases

E. Ferroglio

12:30-    13:30

Case studies: Leishmania and Rift Valley Fever

E. Ferroglio

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Combining approaches

G. Cáceres, C. Gortázar

16:00-    17:00

Assessing the effect of intervention

Ecological impacts of interventions

D. Delahay, J.R. López-Olvera

17:00-    19:00

Group work

Session II: Management approaches

J.R. López-Olvera, M.C. Arnal, C. Gortázar, E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

09:00-    11:00

The social and economic dimension

G. Enticott

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Group work: Presentation of results of Session II and discussion

J.R. López-Olvera, M.C. Arnal, C. Gortázar, G. Enticott, E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

12:30-    13:30

Case study: Tuberculosis

C. Gortázar, D. Delahay

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    17:00

Final remarks and discussion

J.R. López-Olvera, M.C. Arnal, C. Gortázar, G. Enticott, E. Ferroglio, G. Cáceres

Train at an outstanding international institution

Registration

For participation in the full course programme lectures and practicals, candidates can apply online at the following address: http://www.admission.iamz.ciheam.org/en/

The course will be held at IAMZ-CIHEAM in Zaragoza from 26 to 30 November 2018.
Application deadlines:
10 September 2018 - if you need a visa or intend to apply for a grant to attend the course.
5 November 2018 - for candidates not requiring a visa and not applying for a grant.

Registration fees for the course amount to 500 euro. This sum covers tuition fees only.
Candidates from CIHEAM member countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) may apply for a limited number of full or partial scholarships offered by the organising institutions covering registration fees, travel and accommodation.
Candidates from other countries who require financial support should apply directly to other national or international institutions.

It is compulsory for participants to have medical insurance valid for Spain. Proof of insurance cover must be given at the beginning of the course. Those who so wish may participate in a collective insurance policy taken out by the Organisation, upon payment of the stipulated sum.

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza

  Av. Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain

  www.iamz.ciheam.org

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 +34 976716000

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