Objectives of the Conference

Experience gained in the control and eradication of foot and mouth disease and other animal and zoonotic diseases through the use of vaccination when appropriate.

Current methods of vaccination

New and future trends in the control of diseases by vaccination

Impact on international regulations and trade

Provisional Agenda


Tuesday 13 April 5 p.m.
Introduction (Minister of hosting country Conference moderator/OIE/IABs)

Session 1
Introductory speeches. General overview on vaccinology

Historical review
Veterinary vaccines for animal and public health

7 p.m.  OIE welcome cocktail

Wednesday 14 April - 8 a.m.
Session 2
Foot and mouth disease control using vaccination

South American experience in the control and eradication of FMD by vaccination
Dutch experience in 2001
South African experience
Vaccination as a control measure during the outbreak of FMD in 2000 in Korea

10 a.m.
Session 3
Control of transboundary animal diseases by vaccination

Global experience of the control of rinderpest by vaccination
Vaccination for the control of peste des petits ruminants
Vaccination for the control of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
Vaccination for the control of bluetongue

12.30 p.m. Lunch

Poster session

2 p.m.
Session 4
Avian disease control by vaccination

Marek's disease vaccination: present and future paradigms
Experience of the control of avian influenza by vaccination
Control of Newcastle disease by vaccination
Control of infectious bursal disease by vaccination

4 p.m.
Session 5
Vaccination for rabies control

Control of rabies by oral vaccination of wildlife
Rabies eradication in France and European Union
Perspectives for rabies control and eradication from domestic species in developing countries
PAHO role in the control of rabies in South America

7 p.m. Dinner

Thursday 15 April - 8 a.m.
Session 6
Available technologies to complement vaccination practices

New vaccine technologies
DIVA, a method for differentiating vaccinated from birds infected with the avian influenza virus
Development of new concepts in vaccines and its effect on the control of infectious disease (classical swine fever in particular)
Aujeszky's disease vaccination and differentiation of vaccinates from infected pigs

10 a.m.
Session 7
Vaccination to life

Making a vaccination to live policy a reality
Possibilities and constraints
FMD experience
The practical experience of the 1996 Albanian/Croacia occurrence of FMD

12.30 p.m. Lunch

Poster session

2 p.m.
Session 8
Antigen and vaccine banks as a safety measure for insuring control of disease spread

Australian contingency plans for animal disease control. The role of antigen/vaccine banks
The EU approach to the use of antigen and vaccine banks in case of emergency (barrier and ring vaccination)
A global virtual network for FMD in case of emergency
Extending the FMD module to the control of other diseases

4 p.m.
Session 9
Vaccines to prevent and control food-borne and zoonotic diseases

Vaccination against Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter in food animals
Vaccination of cattle and badgers to control tuberculosis
Vaccines for presention of cysticercosis
Vaccine technologies to protect mucosal surfaces

7 p.m. Dinner

Friday 16 April - 8 a.m.
Session 10
Economic analysis

Economic modelling for the management of animal health
The experience of the control of FMD by vaccination in Botswana
Strategy for the control of FMD in Uruguay
Strategy for the control of FMD in South-East Asia (SEAFMD)

10 a.m.
Session 11
International regulations for trade

History of the OIE Terrestrial Code, evolution and perspectives
Successful applications of international standards
World Bank: Strategy for the implementation of international standards in animal health

12.30 p.m. Lunch

Poster session

2 p.m.
Session 12
General conclusions and recommendations

All moderators and rapporteurs from Sections 1-11
Round Table discussion of the Conclusions and Recommendations
Adoption of conclusions by the Conference

7 p.m. Cold buffet (IABs)