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IVth International Symposium on Bluetongue and Related Orbiviruses
This conference was held in Rome Italy between 5-7 November 2014 and was attended by more 300 delegates representing 38 countries. There was a wide international participation with representatives from most bluetongue affected countries. There were 11 Australian delegates (4 from CSIRO AAHL, 1 from DAAG, Canberra, 4 from EMAI, NSW and 2 from the NT (Dr L. Melville, Berrimah Laboratory and Dr G. Bellis NAQS & NAMP reference entomologist). The travel of 5 of the attendees was supported by travel grants from Livecorp and MLA.
The aims of the conference were:
- To update the scientific community and policy makers and to disseminate knowledge arising from the research conducted during the past 10 years on bluetongue and the infections caused by orbiviruses.
- To strengthen the network of diagnostic laboratories under the auspices of the OIE.
- To capitalize on the advantages produced by the III International Conference on Bluetongue – which substantially induced important changes in the approach to animal movement regulations – and at the same time to define new recommendations for international organisations, the European Union, the OIE member countries
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