NEAT at ISVEE 2015: Keynotes and Workshop

The 14th conference of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) taking place in the City of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, during 3-7 November 2015 will focus on “Veterinary Epidemiology & Economics: Planning Our Future” and discuss how the ISVEE community can help to create adequate education, research, and public policy systems to respond to modern challenges – exactly what we in NEAT are concerned about as well! It is therefore very fitting that TWO OF THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ARE NEAT MEMBERS – namely Prof J. Rushton from the RVC and Prof Vitor Gonçalves from the University of Brasilia. Detailed information can be found here:

Moreover, there will be further NEAT presence at this conference, as Jonathan Rushton, Barbara Haesler (RVC), Jaime Romero (IICA), Jarkko Niemi (Natural Resources Institute Finland), Karl M. Rich (Lab 863) and Erwin Wauters (University of Antwerp) in collaboration with Julio Pinto (FAO) will deliver a post-ISVEE workshop in English and Spanish on “Using Economics for Animal Health Decision Making”:

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to: (i) Describe critical concepts of disease and health impact assessment including the use of this information for decision making; (ii) Design data collection and analysis to capture health and disease impacts; (iii) Discuss assessments of health and disease interventions for: production diseases and zoonotic and health and nutrition problems; and (iv) Explain the principles of systems dynamics and modeling for economic analysis.
Instructors: Jonathan Rushton, Barbara Haesler, Julio Pinto, Jaime Romero, Jarkko Niemi, Karl Rich, Erwin Wauters.
When: 8-10 November 2015 (three days).
Cost per participant: 350 USD.                          
The detailed programme and further information is available here:


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