WORKSHOP-FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE-Prevention & Control from a global, SADC and SA experience & perspective-23 September


Prevention & Control from a global, SADC and SA experience & perspective 

Programme for the day (subject to change)

  • 09:30 – Webinar Platform Introduction (Corné Engelbrecht, Savetcon)
  • 09:35 – Welcome & Introduction (Dr Nelson Matekwe, SASVEPM President)
  • 09:40 – FMD Global Epidemiology (Prof. Geoffrey T. Fosgate, Epidemiology Professor: DPAS, University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science)
  • 10:05 – FMD from an international perspective (Dr Jonathan Arzt, Head of the Foreign Animal Disease Research team at USDA ARS) and (Dr Amy Delgado, Associate Director, Monitoring & Surveillance Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, USDA)
  • 10:35 – FMD from a Southern African perspective (Prof. Gavin R. Thomson, Director of TAD Scientific, Extra-Ordinary Professor: DVTD, University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science) 
  • 11:00 – Questions & Answers & Panel Discussion (Prof. Fosgate, Dr Arzt, Dr Delgado, Dr Ringler, Prof. Thomson)
  • 11:25 – Coffee Break (10 minutes)
  • 11:35 – Regulations and policies governing FMD control in South Africa (Dr Lucas R Mampane, Director of Veterinary Services, Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • 12:00 – FMD Diagnostics and Research (Dr Paidamwoyo Mutowembwa, Senior Researcher: TADS, Onderstepoort Veterinary Research, Agricultural Research Council)
  • 12:25 – FMD vaccines and vaccination (Dr David D Lazarus, Principal Researcher Infectious and Transboundary Animal Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria)
  • 12:55 – Questions & Answers & Panel Discussion
  • 13:20 – Recommendations, Conclusion, Vote of Thanks and Announcements (Dr Mohamed Sirdar, Senior Researcher: Epidemiology and Training, Onderstepoort Veterinary Research, Agricultural Research Council, Secretariat SASVEPM)
  • 13:30 – Close of event