A delegation of One Health Poultry Hub researchers took part in the 16th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After a long period of online conferences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers were finally able to meet in person to present their work.

team pic of isvee presenters standing against a wall
Hub team, from left to right: Jinnat Ferdous, Guillaume Fournié, Marie-Cécile Dupas, Francesco Pinot, Lorcan Carnegie and Anne Conan.

Hub researcher Marie-Cécile Dupas, of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Spatial Epidemiology Lab, SpeLL), said: “It was a great opportunity for our team to communicate on our recent research results through oral presentations and posters, connect with other research teams, and plan the future work of the Hub in face-to-face meetings.”

Hub presentations at the event included:

  • Lorcan Carnegie – ‘Unravelling H9N2 and H5N1 avian influenza virus dispersal along Bangladeshi poultry trading networks.’ View the poster.
  • Anne Conan – ‘Investigating poultry trade patterns to improve disease surveillance: A cross-sectional study in Gujarat.’ View the poster.
  • Lisa Kohnle – ‘A controlled field experiment to explain amplification of avian influenza viruses along poultry marketing chains in Bangladesh.’  View the poster.
  • Guillaume Fournié – ‘The role of social network analysis (SNA) as an evaluation tool in complex One Health partnership networks.’ View the poster.
  • Francesco Pinotti – ‘Increasing realism in modelling pathogen transmission in poultry production and distribution networks: a novel agent-based modelling framework.’ View the slides.
  • Guillaume Fournié – ‘Epidemix – an online tool to make modelling more accessible.’ View the slides.
  • Marie-Cécile Dupas – ‘Spatial distribution of poultry farms using point pattern modelling: a methodology to address disease transmission risks.’ View the video.
  • Francesco Pinotti – ‘Transmission dynamics of H9N2 avian influenza virus in a live-bird market in Chattogram, Bangladesh.’ View the video.
  • Jinnat Ferdous – ‘Impact of commercial poultry trading networks on zoonotic disease transmission.’ View the video.
  • Lisa Konhle – ‘Committed, co-dependent or cautious? Shared perceptions of biosecurity among Bangladesh’s chicken producers.’ View the video.

Download the complete list of Hub posters and presentations at the 16th ISVEE with all authors listed.