African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread uncontrollably and affects all five continents. However, a vaccine against ASF is closer. We invite you to attend a workshop where we will review the global risk situation and the advances in the development of a safe, effective DIVA (which differentiates between vaccinated and infected animals) vaccine.
On October 1st, 2021, COAG (Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos) is organizing, together with ECVC, the first international meeting for the swine industry as part of the VACDIVA campaign. The VACDIVA project, funded by the EU, aims to provide three safe and effective pilot vaccines for wild boar and domestic pigs. It will also validate the DIVA tests and develop cost-effective and efficient surveillance and control-vaccination strategies.
The meeting will aim at updating the situation around African Swine Fever, presenting the objectives and results already obtained through the VACDIVA project but will also include different presentations and discussions on three main topics:
– Effective and safe vaccines against African Swine Fever in wild boar and domestic pigs.
– DIVA tests to accompany vaccine candidates.
– African Swine Fever control and eradication strategies for different epidemiological scenarios in the world & in situ vaccine testing.
The meeting will take place in two formats, in person at La Llotja, Lleida (Spain) and also online.
If you want to participate to the online event, you must register by scanning the QR code below or by following this link : https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/BJTZT6H
(picture credits : Miguel Á. Padriñán)