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Annual FMD Reference Laboratories Workshops

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FMD workshops organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

Below are the agendas and, where available, a photograph off everyone who attended from previous FMD workshops organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

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FMD workshop 2016 - Ascot, UK

EURL for FMD workshop at Ascot, UK (18th-19th May 2016)

Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the annual workshop of EU national reference laboratories: Foot-and-mouth disease
Ascot UK, May 18th and 19th 2016

Day 1 – Wednesday May 18th 2016

Introductions

8:30-9:00

Registration

Sarah Belgrave & Julie Maryan

9:00-9:05

Welcome and Adoption of Agenda

Donald King & Anna Ludi

9:05-9:15

Introduction of participants and changes in NRL representatives

All

Update of current FMD threats to EU

9:15-9:45

Global Patterns of FMD Distribution – Update on Regional Threats to EU

Donald King

9:45-10:05

Update from Turkey

Fuat Özyörük

10:05-10:20

PPG evaluation of a commercial vaccine to protect against A/ASIA/G-VII challenge

Ryan Waters

10:20-10:35

Vaccine responses measured in the field against A/ASIA/G-VII outbreaks and update from Merial

Donald King (tbc)

10:35-11:00

Discussion focussing on EU response to current threats

All

11:00-11:30

Tea and Coffee Break

 

Recent FMD outbreaks in the European Neighbourhood and elsewhere

11:30-11:40

Analysis of full genome O/ME-SA/Ind-2001 sequences

Kasia Bankowska

11:40-11:50

Full genome analysis of FMD viruses collected from Tunisian outbreaks

Giulia Pezzoni

11:50-12:10

Update from Israel

Ditza Rotenberg

12:10-12:30

OIE Twinning programme between the NVRI-Nigeria and CODA-CERVA Belgium

Kris De Clercq

12:30-12:45

Discussion

All

12:45-13:45

Lunch

 

Proficiency Testing Scheme

13:45-15:00

Conclusion of Proficiency Testing Scheme and discussions including proposal for new exercise (2016 PTS)

Anna Lüdi

15:00-15:30

Tea and Coffee Break

 

Selecting ELISA test kits for use in FMD diagnostic contingency plans

15:30-15:45

Update regarding the development and validation of ELISA kits

Emiliana Brocchi

15:45-16:00

NSP Kit Validation (ID.Vet and PrioCHECK): the Pirbright experience

Satya Parida

16:00-16:10

Proposal for a new inter-laboratory exercise to evaluate NSP kits

Clare Browning/Lissie Henry

16:10-16:45

Discussion on ELISA kit options – how do we select a kit for inclusion in lab contingency plans?

All

16:45-17:00

Options for a European FMD Diagnostic Reagents Bank

Eoin Ryan

17:00

Delegate photograph

 

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Pre-dinner drinks

 

19:30-

Dinner

Kindly sponsored by IDVet

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Day 2 – Thursday May 19th 2016

New tools

8:30-9:00

Registration

Sarah Belgrave & Julie Maryan

9:00-9:05

Opening of the second day

Donald King

9:05-9:20

Full genome sequencing of FMDV: use to define the origin of African viral lineages

Lidia Lasecka-Dykes

9:20-9:35

New antigenic prioritization tool

Anna Lüdi

9:35-10:00

Threats to Europe – Expert Elicitation Exercise

All

10:00-10:30

Tea and Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:00

Antigenic Tool Continuation (feedback)

All

Swine Vesicular Disease

11:00-11:15

Review of Swine Vesicular Disease

Emiliana Brocchi

Seneca Valley Virus (SVV)

11:15-11:25

New threats and tests for SVV

Veronica Fowler

11:25-11:35

Origin and evolution of SVV

Nick Knowles

Review

11:35-11:50

EuFMD update

Kees Van Maanen

11:50-12:00

Website and update of contact information

All

12:00-12:20

Closing discussion and review of action points

12:20-12:30

Closing of meeting

12:30-13:30

Lunch

FMD workshop 2015 - Ascot, UK

EURL for FMD workshop at Ascot, UK (20th-21st May 2015)

Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the annual workshop of EU National Reference Laboratories: Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Ascot UK, May 20th to 21st 2015

Day 1 – Wednesday May 20th 2015

Introductions and update of current FMD threats to EU

8:30-9:00 Registration Trish Ryder & Sarah Belgrave
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Adoption of Agenda Donald King & Anna Ludi
9:15-9:30 Introduction of participants and changes in NRL representatives All
9:30-10:00 Global Patterns of FMD Distribution – Update on Regional Threats to EU Donald King
10:00-10:15 Regional Risk Pathways - Use for Improved Vaccine Priority Recommendations Katie Hickey
10:15-10:35 Update from West EurAsia and Recent Outbreaks in Turkey Fuat Özyörük
10:35-11:00 Discussion All
11:00-11:30 Tea and Coffee Break

Recent outbreaks in North Africa – Diagnostics and Vaccines

11:30-11:50 Update from Algeria Hafsa Madani
11:50-12:10 O/IND-2001 in vivo potency challenge study Emma Fishbourne
12:10-12:30 Update from vaccine studies in the field (Tunisia) Santina Grazioli
12:30-13:00 Discussion All
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Proficiency Testing Scheme

14:00-15:30 Conclusion of Proficiency Testing Scheme and Discussion Anna Lüdi
15:30-16:00 Tea and Coffee Break

Updates and further details of Diagnostic Methods

16:00-16:15 3D or 5’UTR? - rRT-PCR methods Valérie Mioulet
16:15-16:30 Methods for routine VP1 nucleotide sequencing of FMDV Kasia Bankowska
16:30-16:50 Standard sera for tests Aldo Dekker/Anna Ludi
16:50-17:00 Discussion All
18:45-19:00 Pre-dinner drinks & delegate photograph
19:00-

Dinner, kindly sponsored by MSD

Short address by Alasdair King, Director -  Intergovernmental Veterinary Health, MSD Animal Health

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Day 2 – Thursday May 21st 2015

Update on Swine Vesicular Disease declassification

8:30-9:00 Registration Trish Ryder & Sarah Belgrave
9:00-9:05 Opening of the second day Donald King
9:05-9:20 SVD in 2014 Santina Grazioli
9:20-10:00 Discussion: what does the recent change at the OIE & EU mean for the SVD EU-RL? Alf Füssel & Donald King
10:00-10:30 Tea and Coffee Break
Relevant Diagnostic Research  
10:30-10:50 Next Generation Sequencing methods for FMDV Graham Freimanis
10:50-11:10 The origin and evolution of Swine Vesicular Disease virus Nick Knowles
11:10-11:30 Update on Biorisk Standards for FMD Laboratories Bernd Haas
11:30-12:30 Discussion All
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Closing of meeting

FMD workshop 2014 - Woking, UK

EURL for FMD workshop at Woking, UK (7th-8th May 2014)Delegates at the EURL FMD Workshop 2014

Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the combined annual workshop of EU National Reference Laboratories: Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Swine Vesicular Disease for 2013
Woking, UK, May7th and 8th 2014

Day 1: Wednesday 7th of May 2014

8:30-9:00

Arrival and registration

Trish Ryder and Sarah Belgrave

9:00-9:10

Welcome and Introductions

Don King

9:10-10:40

Global Threats of FMD

Don King

10:40-11:00

Summary of SVD Surveillance in Italy

Santina Grazioli

11:00-11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

 Regional threats to Europe:

11:30-11:45

FMD Situation in Libya

Ibrahim Eldaghayes – to be confirmed

11:45-12:00

Sero-surveillance and vaccination in Libya

Emiliana Brocchi

12:00-12:15

Serotype O India 2001 in North Africa and Middle East

Nick Knowles

12:15-12:30

Recent situation in Turkey

Fuat Özyörük

12:30-12:45

Surveillance of the Greek Border

Helen Chondrokouki

12:45-13:00

Discussion

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-15:30

Combined Proficiency Testing Studies 2013

Anna Ludi

15:30-16:00

Tea/Coffee Break

16:00-17:00

Discussion and feedback on Proficiency Testing Studies

17:00-18:00

Informal Networking/Free Time

18:00-19:00

Pre-Dinner Drinks

19:00

Dinner (sponsored by Merial)

Short address by Dr Pascal Hudelet (R & D Leader, Merial)

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Day 2: Thursday 8th of May 2014

7:00-9:00

Check-Out at hotel reception

8:45-9:30

Registration

Trish Ryder and Sarah Belgrave

9:30-9:35

Short update on Day 1

Don King

9:35-9:55

Evidence of a recombination event in SVDV

Emiliana Brocchi

9:55-10:15

FMD serological surveillance in Eritrea

Aldo Dekker

10:15- 10:30

Field evaluation of FMD vaccination in Turkey

Theo Knight-Jones

10:30-11:00

Tea/Coffee Break

11:00-11:20

Update on post-vaccine monitoring guidelines

David Paton

11:20-11:40

Update on BioRisk Management Standards

Bernd Haas

11:40-12:00

Discussion - Coordination of Kit Reserves for EU states

Don King

12:00-12:30

Any other business

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30 prompt

Visit to The Pirbright Institute

This includes a tour of our new high-containment facility ‘DP1’, a demonstration of new field diagnostic kits and refreshments.

FMD workshop 2013 - Woking, UK

EURL for FMD workshop at Woking, UK (21st-22nd May 2013)Delegates at the EURL for FMD Workshop 2013

Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the combined annual meeting of EU National Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Swine Vesicular Disease laboratories 2011/2012
Woking, UK, 21st-22nd May 2013

Day 1: Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Session 1 - Overview of FMD/SVD in Europe

09:15-10:00

Arrival and registration

10:00-10:15

Welcome and introductions

Jef Hammond

10:15-10:30

Introduction of DP1 Pirbright Institute

Michael Johnson

10:30-11:00

FMD situation overview

Jef Hammond

11:00-11:30

Tea/Coffee break

11:30-12:30

SVD national disease and surveillance reports 2011 and 2012

Emiliana Brocchi and Santina Grazioli

12:30-13:00

FMD in Egypt, Libya and other countries

Eoin Ryan

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

Session 2 - The combined FMD and SVD PTS 2010 and EURL (CRL) activities

14:00-14:30

Overview of the combined Proficiency Test Studies for FMD/SVD 2011

Valerie Mioulet

14:30-15.30

Combined Proficiency Test Studies for SVD and FMD 2012

Yanmin Li

15:30-16:00

Tea/Coffee break

16:00-17.30

Discussions on PTS 2011/2012

All

18:30-19:30

Pre-Dinner Drinks

19:30

Dinner

Day 2: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

09:00-09:30

Registration

Session 3 - Presentation from member states

09:30-10:00

The planned updating of the Minimum Biorisk Management Standards for FMD labs

Bernd Hass

10:00-10:30

The improvement of the existing real-time RT-PCR and development of a new one for SVDV

Emiliana Brocchi and Santina Grazioli

10:30-10:45

Conventional RT-PCR on BEI inactivated samples

Barbara Thür

10:45-11:15

Tea/Coffee break

11:15-11:45

FMD diagnosis reagents and kits from EURL/Pirbright

John Bashiruddin

 Session 4 - Work Plan for EURL SVD/FMD 2013 and discussion

11:45-12:30

Work Plan for EURL SVD/FMD 2013 and discussion

Jef Hammond et al.

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

Session 5 - Any Other Business

13:30-14:00

Any other business

Jef Hammond

Next year’s meeting

Meeting close

FMD workshop 2011 - Brussels, Belgium

EURL for FMD workshop at Brussels, Belgium (4th-5th May 2011)
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Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the combined annual meeting of EU National Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Swine Vesicular Disease laboratories 2010
Brussels, 4th-5th May 2011

Day 1: 4th May 2011

Session 1 - Overview of the FMD/SVD in Europe

10:30-13:00

Arrival and security clearance

 
11:00-13:00 Welcome and introductions over coffee Jef Hammond
 

SVD national disease and surveillance reports

Santina Grazioli

 

FMD situation overview

Jef Hammond

 

FMD in Europe-Bulgaria

Lily Polichronova

 

Vaccine matching studies in FLI

Angele Breithaupt

 

FMD in wild boars

Angele Breithaupt

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

Session 2 - The combined FMD and SVD PTS 2010 and EURL(CRL) activities

14:00-17.30

Combined Proficiency Test Studies for SVD and FMD 2010

Yanmin Li and Valerie Mioulet

 

Tea break

 

Discussions on PTS 2010 and update onto PTS 2011

All and Yanmin Li

18:00-20:00

Welcome reception

Day 2: 5th May 2011

Session 3 - SVD/FMD Scientific paper presentation

9:30-11:00

Diagnostic performances of three genome amplification assays for Swine Vesicular Disease Virus in relation to currently circulating genomic lineages

Emiliana Brocchi

 

Updates from workshops, EUFMD Research group, etc.

Aldo Dekker and David Lefebvre

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

Session 4 - Any other business

11:30-14:00

Any other business

 

Next year’s meeting

FMD workshop 2010 - Brussels, Belgium

EURL for FMD workshop at Brussels, Belgium (18th-19th January 2010)
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Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the combined annual meeting of EU National Swine Vesicular Disease and Foot-and-Mouth Disease laboratories for 2009

 

Brussels, 18th-19th January 2010

Day 1: 18th January 2010

Session 1

11:00-13:00 Welcome and introductions over coffee

Jef Hammond

 

EU and SVD

Klaus Depner

 

SVD national disease and surveillance reports Italy

Santina Grazioli

 

Activities of the SVD Community Reference Laboratory 2009 and priorities for 2009 for CRL SVD

Yanmin Li

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

Session 2

14:00-15.30

Combined Proficiency Test Studies for SVD and FMD 2009 and collation of SVD and FMD surveillance

Yanmin Li, Jef Hammond and Phil Keel

 

Evaluation of SVD LAMP

Santina Grazioli

 

SVD screening in the Netherland

Aldo Dekker

15:30-16:00

Tea break

Session 3

16:00-17.00

Round table discussions on PTS 2009 and suggestions for PTS 2010

Session 4: FMD

17:00-18:00

FMD situation overview

Jef Hammond

 

Serosurveillance in Greece for SVD and FMD 2009

Helen Hondrokouki

 

FMD in Israel

Boris Gelman

Day 2: 19th January 2010

Session 5: FMD continued

09:00-10:30

Activities of the Community Reference Laboratory for FMD 2009 and priorities for 2010

Yanmin Li

 

Updates from workshops and EUFMD Research group

Kris De Clercq and Aldo Dekker

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

Session 6

11:00-13:00

FMD vaccine matching and vaccine selection
 

Vaccine recommendations

Jef Hammond

 

The inter-laboratory comparative exercise for FMD vaccine matching

Yanmin Li

 

Validation of heat inactivation of FMDV

Aldo Dekker

 

FMDV type A antigenic cartography

Yanmin Li

 

Next year’s meeting

 

Any other business

FMD workshop 2009 - Brussels, Belgium

EURL for FMD workshop at Brussels, Belgium (14th-15th January 2009)
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Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the annual meeting of EU National Foot-and-Mouth Disease laboratories
Brussels, 14th-15th January 2009

Day 1: 14th January 2009

Session 1

9:30-10:30

Welcome and introductions

 

SVD national disease and surveillance report from Italy

 

SVD research presentation-Slovenia

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

Session 2

11:00-13:00

Activities of the SVD Community Reference Laboratory 2008 and priorities for 2009 for CRL SVD

 

Collation of SVD surveillance and contingency plan in member states

 

Combined Proficiency Test Studies for SVD and FMD 2008

 

Any other business for SVD NRL

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

Session 3

14:00-15:00

Round table discussions on PTS 2008 and suggestions for PTS 2009

15:00-15:30

Tea break

Session 4: FMD

15:30-16:30

FMD situation overview

 

FMD scientific paper presentations

Day 2: 15th January 2009

Session 5

9:00-10:00

Activities of the Community Reference Laboratory for FMD 2008 and the priorities for 2009

 

Updates from workshops, EUFMD Res Gp, CA, FMD Ref. lab. network meeting and Epizone

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

Session 6

10:30-12:30

FMD vaccine matching and vaccine selection

 

Next year’s meeting

 

Any other business

FMD workshop 2007 - Brussels, Belgium

EURL for FMD workshop at Brussels, Belgium (22nd November 2007)
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Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the annual meeting of EU National Foot-and-Mouth Disease laboratories
Brussels, 22nd November 2007

22nd November 2007

9:00-10:30

Welcome the delegates

 

National reports from UK and Cyprus

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

FMD global overview

 

Updates from workshops, EUFMD Res Gp, CA and Epizone

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-15:00

Activities of CRL FMD including ring test

15:00-16:00

Priorities for 2008 and any other business

FMD workshop 2006 - Brussels, Belgium

EURL for FMD workshop at Brussels, Belgium (22nd-23rd November 2006)
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Minutes of this meeting are available on request.

Agenda for the annual meeting of EU National Foot-and-Mouth Disease laboratories
Brussels, 22nd – 23rd November 2006

22nd November 2006, 14:00 – 16:30

14:00-14:10 Welcome and introductions
14:10-16:10 Activities of the Community Reference Laboratory FMD situation overview
    Inter-laboratory comparative test exercise for 2006
    Reference materials
    Production of bovine vaccinal sera
    Future inter-laboratory testing exercises

23rd November 2006, 9:00 – 16:00

Session 1
09:00-10:00

NSP serosurveillance

NSP simulation exercise K de Clercq
    NSP testing strategy: Dutch perspective A Dekker
    Demonstrating freedom from virus circulation in Brazil D Paton
10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Session 2

11:00-12:00

Vaccine selection

Reliability of potency tests N Goris
    A22 v A Egy 06 cross-protection B Haas
    European vaccine bank A Fuessel
    Use of serology to confirm vaccine efficacy E Brocchi
12:00-13:00 Lunch break

Session 3

13:00-14:30

Miscellaneous

EUFMD Res Gp activities K de Clercq
    FMD Coordination Action overview D Paton
    EU ImproCon K de Clercq
    Will new technologies require a new structure for FMD diagnosis? B Haas
14:30-15:00 Tea break
15:00-15:20

Future CRL activities
Including future relationship between CRL/NRLs/EUFMD

15:20-15:40 Next year’s meeting
15:40-16:00 Any other business

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