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Podcast ::: EuFMD Research Group of the Standing Technical Committee

Dr. Tim Doel was the Head of the International Vaccine Bank, Pirbright Institute (1973-1993), Chief of Laboratories, PANAFTOSA (1993-95) and Site Director at Merial Pirbright (1995-2011). Tim now works as a EU Qualified Person and Vaccine Consultant providing advice to Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Manufacturers.

Tim sat down with us in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy during the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The theme of the session was based around 'Global Vaccine Security'.

During the meeting, Tim gave a presentation on Classical FMD vaccine and highlighted the important role of trivalent vaccination campaigns in supporting FMD control and eradication programmes in Europe and South America.

In the run up to the session, it was learned that Tim had cached the most appearances at EuFMD Research Group of the Standing Technical Committee events, with the first coming back in 1981 (Tübingen, former West Germany). Tim sat down with the EuFMD to tell us how the meeting had its approach since the early-1980s. In the plenary Session, Tim was presented with the EuFMD lifetime achievement award.

Podcast ::: Socioeconomics on a Global Scale 

Dr. Bessong Willington Ojong is a Veterinarian and International Animal Health Livestock Value Chain Expert. Willington was formerly a member of the EuFMD as a short term professional, working across Pillar III which aims to promote Improved uptake of the global strategy for the Progressive control of FMD.

We caught up with Willington in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy in the margins of the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The theme of the session was based around 'Global Vaccine Security'. He took us in-depth into some the common socioeconomic barriers that could affect the supply of effective FMD vaccine.

Podcast :: Vaccine security: What does it mean? (2018)

Professor David Paton is a virologist currently working as an international consultant with a particular focus on foot-and-mouth disease and its control. He provides expert support across EuFMD’s programme, including on training to assist emergency preparedness and contingency planning, and on progressive control of FMD. Previously, David led the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease at the Pirbright Institute. David gave us insight to his interpreation on one of the meeting's main themes, "what do we mean by Vaccine Security?".

Podcast :: The meaning of 'vaccine security' (2018)

Dr. Jorgen Westergaard is a Senior Lecturer in the Agriculture Department, University of Copenhagen. He has extensive experience in field work, research and legislative matters concerning the epidemiology, prevention, control and eradication of infectious diseases.

Jorgen sat down with us in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy during the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease to talk to us about the evolution of the meaning 'vaccine security' in the field of FMD control.

Podcast :: The European Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spread Model (2018)

Maria de la Puente Arévalo is an FMD Risk Manangement Specialist and EuFMD's Pillar I coordinator. Maria sat down with us in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy during the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. Maria presented to us an explanation of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spread Model (EuFMDiS) which is used to evaluate various control options to eradicate the disease. It can also evaluate available resource and vaccine supply issues. The model is an adaptation of the Australian Animal Disease Spread Model (AADIS) developed by Graeme Garner & Richard Bradhurst.

Podcast :: Socio-economic barriers to vaccine supply (2018)

Michael Sanderson is a Professor of Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University. Michael sat down with us in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy during the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The theme of the session was based around 'Global Vaccine Security'. Michael talked to us about the economic barriers to sustained supply of quality vaccine in the United States of America.

Podcast :: Vaccine demand in FMD endemic settings (2018)

Corissa Miller is a Veterinary Officer at Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and former EuFMD Short Term Professional (STP). Corissa sat down with us in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy during the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The theme of the session was based around 'Global Vaccine Security'

Corissa talked about the changing demand of vaccine in FMD endemic environments and her own interpretation of the term, 'Vaccine Security'.

Podcast :: FMD Transmission on Kenyan Rangelands (2018)

Kimberley VanderWaal, Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM), University of Minnesota sat down with us in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy during the 2018 Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The theme of the session was based around 'Global Vaccine Security'

Kimberley talked about a study into transmission dynamics between herd-types of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) in Kenyan rangelands.