Nancy Cox, CDC

Stéphane de La Rocque, FAO

Marlo Libel, Pan American Health Organization, on behalf of David Heymann, WHO

Alejandro Thiermann, OIE

Tracee Treadwell, CDC

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

(speakers will have meal vouchers, committee to meet in closed session)


(Moderator: Mark Woolhouse, committee member)

Animal Health Surveillance Systems

This panel will discuss the varying methodologies used to conduct surveillance in different animal populations, including: poultry and livestock (for consumption), wildlife and exotic animals, marine mammals, and bushmeat. The presenters should:

  • Briefly describe the surveillance activities/methodologies and current funding levels, special challenges to conducting surveillance in these different populations;

  • Discuss the reliability/validity (including sensitivity and specificity) of data obtained from these surveillance systems, timeliness, access to data—how the data are shared/disseminated, what it would take to achieve sustainability over many years; and

  • Highlight the major gaps and challenges.

The session will focus on international surveillance initiatives, rather than U.S.-focused programs.

1:00–1:15 p.m.

Global Early Warning System (GLEWS) and transboundary disease surveillance program

Stéphane de La Rocque, FAO

1:15–1:30 p.m.

OIE standards for identifying/diagnosing diseases, diagnostic confirmation, data collection and reporting from countries, network of reference laboratories, relationships with Chief Veterinary Officers—committee work, food safety (Codex Alimentarius)

Alejandro Thiermann, OIE

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