Representatives of federal agencies, the biologics industry and academia can still register or submit abstracts for poster presentations for this international workshop on the world’s most challenging animal diseases.

The Workshop will be held Sept. 17-19, in Ames, Iowa and will cover state-of-the-art measures for vaccine and diagnostic tool development for significant transboundary animal diseases.

Internationally recognized experts will discuss state of the art research for foot and mouth disease, Nipah and Hendra viruses,; African swine fever and Schmallenberg virus. Discussions will also cover  highly pathogenic avian influenza; exotic Newcastle disease, Rift Valley fever, classical swine fever, Heartwater, Q fever and Ebola.

To register or submit abstracts for poster presentations, click here by Aug. 10. The cost to attend the workshop is $200.

The Workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) at Kansas State University – a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, the Center for Food Security and Public Health/Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics at Iowa State University, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS).