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Bovine TB Symposium 28 March 2017

March 23, 2017

Bovine TB Symposium

New insights into the control of Bovine TB

Organised by Save Me Trust

Join Dr Brian May and 20 of the leading scientists on 28th March at Imperial College to hear the latest updates on the control of Bovine TB. Click for tickets »

8:00
Welcome tea/coffee/pastries  for speakers and guests
9:00
Welcome
Dr Brian May
9:15
Opening remarks
Professor Lord Krebs Kt FRS FMed Sci
9:30
Bovine TB: A Strategic Overview
Professor Ian Boyd BSc PhD DSc FSB FSRE, Defra
Section I: Cattle-based controls  Chair: Rosie Woodroffe
9:45
Performance of the current cattle tests
Prof James Wood, University of Cambridge
10:00
Welsh approach to TB eradication
Prof Christianne Glossop, Welsh Government
10:15
Improving cattle controls: insights from Scotland
Prof Rowland Kao, University of Glasgow
10:30
Improving cattle controls: new diagnostic tests?
Dr Cath Rees, University of Nottingham
10:45
TB Management at the front line: a veterinary perspective
Richard Sibley BVSc HonFRCVS, West Ridge Veterinary Practice
11:00
Coffee
Section II : Controlling badger population  – Chair: Glyn Hewinson
11:30
The Randomised Badger Culling Trial
Prof Christl Donnelly, Imperial College
11:45
Effectiveness & humaneness of farmer-led culls
Prof Tim Coulson, University of Oxford
12:00
Incidence of bovine TB in Somerset and Gloucestershire cull areas in Year 2 of industry-led badger culls
Dr Lucy Brunton BSc (hons) PhD, APHA
12:15
Replacing badger culling with vaccination in Ireland
James O’Keeffe, DAFM
12:30
Modelling the effects of localised badger culling
Dr Graham Smith, APHA
12:45
PCR-guided badger culling: could it work?
Prof Liz Wellington, University of Warwick Molecular
13:00
Lunch
Section III: Vaccination – Chair: Christl Donnelly
14:00
Cattle vaccination in Britain
Prof Glyn Hewinson, APHA
14:15
Badger Vaccination in Britain
Dr Freya Smith, APHA
14:30
Badger vaccination in the Republic of Ireland
Prof Eamonn Gormley, University College Dublin
14:45
Test & vaccinate/remove in Northern Ireland
Dr Fraser Menzies, DAERA
Section IV:  Farm biosecurity Chair: Dr Brian May
15:00
Improving cattle controls: risk-based trading
Dr Amie Adkin, APHA
15:15
Interactions between badgers and cattle
Prof Rosie Woodroffe, Institute of Zoology
15:30
How relevant is New Zealand to TB control in the UK
Dr Gareth Enticott, Cardiff University
Section V: Developing Policy Introduced by Dr Brian May
15:45
The TB control strategy for England
Nigel Gibbens, UK Chief Veterinary Officer
16:00
Tea/coffee
16:30
Panel Discussion: How should these new insights inform TB control policy? – Chair: Lord Krebs
Panel: Prof Sheila Bird (formerly, Medical Research Council),, Prof John Bourne (formerly, Institute of Animal Health), Professor Ian Boyd BSc PhD DSc FSB FSRE (Defra), Prof Neil Ferguson (Imperial College) Prof Christianne Glossop (Welsh Government), Dr Brian May (Save Me Trust) Prof James Wood (University of Cambridge) James O’Keeffe (DAFM) Ian McGrath
18:00
End of Symposium
18:30
Reception Buffet for Speakers and guests only
20:30
Finish

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