The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD)

How Science can Support Disease Management and Control

14, 15, 16 March 2023 - Hybrid event / FAO Headquarters in Rome (Italy)

The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) and FAO’s Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) are pleased to welcome the symposium on Lumpy Skin Disease – How science can support disease management and control.  

The objective of the event is to provide scientists with a platform to present and discuss their most updated findings on a wide range of LSD and LSDV related topics. In case of an LSD outbreak occurrence, these data would enhance the preparedness of competent national authorities and provide them with science-based, state-of-the-art tools to design and implement effective disease management, control and eradication policies against LSD. 

The meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Current status and advances in epidemiological knowledge on LSD;
  • Combatting LSD in different farming scenarios (transmission pathways and risk monitoring and challenges);
  • Vaccines, vaccination strategies, diagnostics. 

More information on registrations and submission of abstracts will be available soon.