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FMD conference in South Asia - Presentations and Abstracts

An international conference on "Scientific Developments and Technical Challenges in the Progressive Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in South Asia" was held 13-15 February 2012 in New Delhi, India. It was jointly organized by FAO and the Indian Council of Agriculture Research of the Ministry of Agriculture, India, under the broad umbrella of the FAO/OIE Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Diseases. The conference’s aim was to review the rate of progress in the field of FMD vaccines and vaccination programmes, diagnostics, and the science of progressive control (risk management decision making and programme optimization), and to identify priorities for investment in science that would have greatest impact for regional and perhaps global control efforts, to be presented at the FAO/OIE Global Conference on FMD Control in Bangkok, Thailand on 27-29 June 2012. Presentations and abstracts are available at or contact for more information.