The 5th MedVetNet conference took place at the University of Surrey, 27-29 June 2017.
A chance to present the Animal Health Surveillance Ontology and discuss data-driven applications in animal health in general, and surveillance in particular.
Of particular note was the Big Data and Digital Information section:
– Dr. George Gunn talked about big data and opportunities for animal health
– Dr. Rimma Driscoll highlighted the role of Zoetis in digital innovation for Animal Health
– Dr. Alex Cook discussed opportunities, barriers and drivers.
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– Dr. Fernanda Dórea introduced AHSO – you can get the full presentation here.
– Dr. Phil Godsiff’s inspiring talk was titled “How could implementing BlockChain technology impact the livestock value chain”. If you are new to the concept, check out this text for beginners.
This was also a chance to meet some of the members of the upcoming ORION project (One health surRveillance Initiative on harmOnization of data collection and interpretatioN), a project that will integrate surveillance practices across 3 dimensions: domains (animal versus human health), countries, and hazards (foodborne zoonoses, emerging diseases, and antimicrobial resistance). More to come in January 2018.