ICAHS: “Surveillance against the odds”

16 April 2014

The 2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS2) will take place between 7-9 May 2014 in La Havana, Cuba.

RISKSUR is represented with three oral presentations and one poster presentation at conference whose aim is to bring together researchers, risk managers, animal health managers and other decision makers to foster a better dialog between science and policy in the field of animal health surveillance.

The theme for ICAHS2 is “Surveillance against the odds”, a theme that encompasses a wide range of challenges that surveillance professionals face in their daily work; from working in resource-constrained communities, to demonstrating the absence of disease in wildlife or in trying to integrate surveillance information across sectors ranging from public health to veterinary medicine to aid joint decision making and signal sharing.

To further facilitate the interaction with policy makers, the conference will be preceded by the 9th Steering Committee Meeting of the Caribbean Animal Health Network, CaribVET, which for the first time will be open to Chief Veterinary Officers and other surveillance professionals from outside the Caribbean.