InnovSur forum – 16-18 May 2018

Last week the InnovSur forum discussed “the gaps and needs in next generation of health surveillance: innovations in animal, human and environmental health surveillance”.

Our own Ann Lindberg was one of the Keynote speakers, with an informative presentation on “Exploring drivers and constraints to evidence-based change in animal health surveillance systems” which you can find here. How do we strengthen our research to support policy? How do we ensure that surveillance research gets translated into surveillance practice? Find more information in the presentation and in the InnovSur website, through the links above.

Estelle Ågren presented the poster “Assessing surveillance of endemic disease by calculation of case-finding capacity”, which describes an evaluation method for surveillance with multiple and risk-based components (SC). See the poster for Methods and Results.

And remember to save the date for the 4th International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance – 20-22 of May, 2020, in Copenhagen!!!

MedVetNet conference 2017

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.
Also, check out!
– 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, or

AHSO is a project funded by Vinnova, with co-funding from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA). For more information on the project partners, visit the AHSO page.