Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases Workshop

Representatives of federal agencies, the biologics industry and academia are invited to participate in a Workshop to discuss state-of-the-art measures for vaccine and diagnostic tool development for significant transboundary animal diseases. The Workshop will be held September 17-19, 2012 in Ames Iowa.

Scientists are invited to submit abstracts featuring novel research to diagnose and control important transboundary animal diseases.

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

To register or submit abstracts for poster presentations, please visit by August 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).