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Foot-and-Mouth Disease Webinar

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FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

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

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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


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    Dr Paidamwoyo Mutowembwa, BVSc, MSc Research Veterinarian: TADS @ ARC-OVI

    Paidamwoyo is a Research Veterinarian at Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Research. He is based at the Transboundary Animal Diseases BSL-3 Facility where he is involved in laboratory diagnostics of transboundary animal diseases.

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    Prof. Gavin R. Thomson Director: TAD Scientific @ University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science

    Gavin has worked in the field of animal health since 1967. He was involved in research into African swine fever, foot and mouth disease and rabies at the Exotic Diseases Laboratory at Onderstepoort (now part of Onderstepoort Veterinary Research).

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    Dr Amy Delgado, MS DVM PhD Associate Director, Monitoring & Surveillance @ Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health- USDA-APHIS-VS

    Dr Delgado's unit’s work encompasses the collection and analysis of U.S. animal health information through national surveys of livestock producers as part of the National Animal Health Monitoring System, outbreak analytics and investigation, and surveillance design and analysis.

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    Dr Jonathan Arzt, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P. Head of the Foreign Animal Disease Research team @ USDA ARS-NAA

    Dr. Arzt has been a senior scientist at the Agricultural Research Service of USDA at Plum Island since 2006 as a Veterinary Medical Officer – Pathologist. He works primarily in the investigation of pathogenesis and epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease.

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    Dr Stephanie Ringler Veterinary Medical Officer @ USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

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    Dr Lucas R. Mampane Director of Veterinary Services @ Limpopo Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

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    Prof. Geoffrey T. Fosgate Epidemiology Professor: DPAS @ University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science

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    Dr David D. Lazarus Principal Researcher Infectious and Transboundary Animal Diseases @ National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria

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    Dr Nelson Matekwe President @ SASVEPM

    A passionate veterinarian with 16 years’ experience and a strong interest in Veterinary Epidemiology and One Health. Worked in both private and state institutions. A holder of four academic degrees in the field of Veterinary Science, Business Administration and Aquatic Animal Health.

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    Dr Mohamed Sirdar Secretariat @ SASVEPM

    Mohamed is a Senior Veterinary Researcher (Epidemiology & Training) at OVR-ARC. He is also the Training Coordinator of the institute and since 2016 serves as part-time Animal Health Moderator for the International Society for Infectious Diseases-ProMED (Anglophone Africa).

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