The UK & International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference took place on the 9th and 10th January 2019 in the stunning location of The Tower Hotel, overlooking London’s Tower Bridge. Both the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network (VVN) and the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) hosted the conference with 200 delegates from across 30 different countries in attendance. The aim of the conference was to bring together individuals from different career stages, disciplines and geographical locations with the hope of facilitating the formation of novel collaborations to improve vaccine design and development for livestock and zoonotic diseases of importance in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs).
An International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) funded workshop on ‘Prompting the use of vaccines in tilapia Aquaculture’ held at Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam, 29th-31st October 2018.
Over 300 delegates from over 40 countries assembled for the biannual European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD) Open Session in beautiful Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy from Sunday 28 October through Wednesday 31 October 2018. The theme of the Open Session was Global Vaccine Security: Increasing Global Security in the Supply of Effective FMD Vaccines.
Dr. Rebecca McLean from The Pirbright Institute discusses her involvement in an exciting international project to develop a vaccine to protect pigs against Nipah virus.
Professor Gary Entrican from Moredun Research Institute discusses his career in ruminant immunology, and how he promotes veterinary immunology and vaccinology globally, through his involvement in a number of excellent initiatives.
Many IVVN members will know Madeleine as the coordinator of the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network which she has managed for the last four years. Madeleine has enjoyed this role immensely through all the activities the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network has been involved in. In this blog post, Madeleine tells us about her day-to-day job as a DPhil/PhD candidate working on Rift Valley fever virus epidemiology.
Inaugural meeting of the PPR – Global Research and Expertise Network (PPR-GREN) IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, 17th – 19th April, 2018.