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The scientific committee are creating a programme for the 2018 conference.

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  • 0900 - 1000

    Registration

  • 1000 - 1015

    (EQ) Opening Address

  • 1000 - 1015

    (LA) Opening address

  • 1015 - 1100

    (LA) The role of the OV in Safeguarding International Trade

    Mauricio Lopez, APHA

  • 1015 - 1030

    (SA) Opening address

  • 1030 - 1115

    (EQ) Certification pitfalls in Equine Practice and how to avoid them

    Michael Stanford and colleagues, Veterinary Defence Society

  • 1030 - 1115

    (SA) Rabies - How much of a threat does it pose?

    Dan Horton, Lecturer in Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey

  • 1100 - 1130

    (LA) Coffee Break

  • 1115 - 1145

    (SA) Coffee Break

  • 1115 - 1145

    (EQ) Coffee Break

  • 1130 - 1215

    (LA) An update on the current Badger Control Programme

    James McCormack, APHA

  • 1145 - 1230

    (EQ) Pre-Export Testing of Horses - Guidance and Procedures

    Kulin Patel, APHA

  • 1145 - 1230

    (SA) The role of the OV in Safeguarding International Trade

    Mauricio Lopez, APHA

  • 1215 - 1300

    (LA) Certification Pitfalls in Large Animal Practice and how to avoid them

    Michael Stanford and colleagues, Veterinary Defence Society

  • 1230 - 1315

    (SA) Pet Passports - getting it right every time. How to complete the old style and new style pet passports

    Ismael Salcedo and Philippa Liles, APHA

  • 1230 - 1315

    (EQ) Step by step to successful equine export certification

    Kulin Patel, APHA

  • 1300 - 1400

    (LA) Lunch

  • 1315 - 1415

    (EQ) Lunch

  • 1315 - 1415

    (SA) Lunch

  • 1400 - 1445

    (LA) How the Rest of the World deals with TB (specifically Ireland)

    Anthony Duignan, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ireland

  • 1415 - 1500

    (SA) Babesia canis and the threat of exotic diseases

    Ian Wright MRCVS, Head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland

  • 1415 - 1500

    (EQ) Exotic Vector-borne Notifiable Diseases of Horses

    Jo Wheeler, APHA

  • 1445 - 1530

    (LA) FMD - how likely is another outbreak?

    Ryan Waters, Pirbright

  • 1500 - 1545

    (SA) Certification Pitfalls in Small Animal Practice and how to avoid them

    Michael Stanford and colleagues, Veterinary Defence Society

  • 1500 - 1545

    (EQ) Brexit opportunities and threats - the possible impact on equine slaughter

    World Horse Welfare

  • 1530 - 1600

    (LA) Afternoon Tea

  • 1545 - 1615

    (SA) Afternoon Tea

  • 1545 - 1615

    (EQ) Afternoon Tea

  • 1600 - 1645

    (LA) Animal by-products. What are the risks at farm level

    Scott Reaney, APHA

  • 1615 - 1700

    (SA) Backyard Poultry - what the Small Animal OV needs to know

    Alan Wight, APHA

  • 1615 - 1700

    (EQ) Equine Passports and Medication Control

    Mark Bowen,Professor of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Senior Vice President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA)

  • 1645 - 1730

    (LA) Interactive Workshop - Product Exports Q&A ask the expert

    Andrew Gresham, APHA

  • 0930 - 1015

    (SA) Case study - exporting a dog to Australia

    Philippa Liles and Ismael Salcedo, APHA

  • 0945 - 1030

    (LA) International Trade Post-Brexit

    Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer

  • 0945 - 1030

    Interactive Workshop - Germinal Products Exports Q&A ask the experts

    Kulin Patel, APHA

  • 1015 - 1100

    (SA) Rescuing Dogs from Around the World - Is It Worth It?

    Monica David

  • 1030 - 1100

    (LA) Coffee Break

  • 1100 - 1145

    Revalidation - drop in question session

    Improve International

  • 1100 - 1130

    (SA) Coffee Break

  • 1100 - 1145

    (LA) TB and the Gower Project

    Ifan Lloyd MRCVS, Partner at St. James Veterinary Group

  • 1130 - 1215

    (SA) International Trade Post-Brexit

    Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer 

  • 1145 - 1230

    (LA) Planning a farm animal export - testing and timing

    Kulin Patel, APHA

  • 1145 - 1230

    Interactive Workshop - Avian Exports - Q & A ask the experts

    Balazs Toth and Nacho Alfeiran, APHA

  • 1215 - 1300

    (SA) Export Certification and quality assurance

    Rebecca Miller, APHA

  • 1230 - 1330

    (LA) Lunch

  • 1300 - 1400

    (SA) Lunch

  • 1330 - 1415

    (LA) How APHA coordinates their investigations into suspected exotic notifiable disease - the dos and don’ts with practical scenario based examples

    Paul Honeyman and Shellene Hurley, APHA

  • 1330 - 1415

    Interactive Workshop - Ungulate Exports - Q & A ask the experts

    Nacho Alfeiran, APHA

  • 1400 - 1445

    (SA) Companion Animal Q&A

    APHA

  • 1415 - 1500

    (LA) Using SAM - now and in the future

    Kate McHugh, APHA

  • 1445 - 1530

    (SA) The International movement of pets and the control of parasitic disease

    Ian Wright MRCVS, Head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland

  • 1500 - 1545

    (LA) On the scene - investigating Avian Influenza 2016/2017

    Jo Wheeler, APHA 

  • 1530 - 1600

    (SA) Afternoon Tea and Finish

  • 1545 - 1615

    (LA) Afternoon Tea and Finish