Joint WHO/FAO/OIE Technical Consultation on BSE

Public Health and Trade

Draft Agenda
  Opening of the Consultation
  Background and Goals of the Conference
  Risk Communication
Risk Analysis – Hazard Characterization
  Epidemiology of BSE
  Epidemiology and pathogenesis of vCJD
  Pathogenesis of BSE in bovines
  BSE in sheep and other domestic animals
  Modelling vCJD epidemic(s)
  Slaughterhouse techniques and fate of various tissues
  Rendering processes and products
  Use, storage and disposal of MBM and the associated risks
  Trade in livestock, animal feeds and livestock products
Risk Analysis – Risk Assessment including Consequence Analysis
  Risk of BSE from trade in cattle
  Human Exposure risk assessment
  EU-GBR (livestock)
  US (Harvard) risk assessment
  Argentina risk assessment (livestock)
  Effect of BSE on the livestock industry
  Repercussions of BSE on international trade
Risk Analysis – Risk Management
  Control of BSE in livestock and reduction of human exposure
  Role of current diagnostic and screening tests in BSE control and reduction of human exposure
  HACCP approach to BSE risk management and cumulative risk reduction
  Technological parameters required to control BSE during production
  Capacity building for BSE management
  Problems in implementation, cost and cost-effectiveness of control measures
  Control of international spread of BSE and vCJD
Risk Analysis – Risk Communication
  Experiences with public handling of BSE information
  The Consumer’s dilemma
  The Decision maker’s dilemma
  The Scientists’ dilemma
  Closing Remarks
11 - 14th June 2001
At the offices of the OIE, Paris
Plenary presentations will occur from June 11 – 13th, followed by working groups
Duration of presentations: 20 - 30 min plus 10 - 15 min discussion
Attendance is by invitation, only

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