Annual Symposium 2017

Course overview

The recognition, diagnosis and management of an Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) lies at the heart of protecting the health of Australia’s primary industries and its people. It is an area facing new challenges and opportunities including the emergence of new diseases, evolving surveillance responsibilities and the development of new diagnostic technologies.

This symposium gathers veterinary practitioners, animal health managers, diagnosticians and livestock industry representatives to learn and discuss recent innovations and challenges in EAD surveillance, diagnostics and management. It will also provide some refresher training in EAD preparedness for private and government veterinary practitioners.


  • Free

Event date: 18Oct 2017

Wednesday 18 - Thursday 19 Oct 2017

Australian Animal Health Laboratory

  • 18th October - start 9.00am, finish 5.30pm. 19th October - start 9.00am, finish 1.30pm

5 Portarlington Road, East Geelong, Victoria
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Duration: 1.5 Days

Credit: This event is eligible for 9 AVA VetEd points

Requirements: Photo ID required

Cost: Free

Course Detail

The symposium will involve presentations by staff from AAHL, the Department of Agriculture, Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. It will be hosted by AAHL, one of the world’s most sophisticated high-containment laboratories. This popular EAD Symposium, now in its fourth year, will take place on 18-19 October 2017, with a focus on emerging diseases of interest, surveillance, the practitioner’s role and the laboratory’s role in EAD diagnosis.

Ideal participants

This course is designed for veterinarians, animal health managers, diagnosticians and livestock industry representatives.

How to apply

To register your attendance, please click through to our online registration form by clicking the Register Now button.

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Science areas: Animals and plants and Health

Event type: Conference or seminar