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7 September 2021

Towards a new mindset for epidemic animal diseases

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the drivers of pandemic emergence and means of control for epidemic animal diseases; in order to identify and prioritise matters that need to be addressed, and to recommend future actions.

Photo: Azin Javadzadeh / Unsplash.

The event is part of the international Bertebos Prize, where the recipient of the prize actively participates in the planning and implementation of a seminar in their field of work. Professor Peter L Roeder has now invited some of the leading experts in the field of Transboundary Animal Diseases to give presentations at a seminar which will cover issues that are vitally important for the long-term development of livestock, wildlife and human health. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the seminar will be conducted in the form of a webinar.

Dr. Peter Roeder, UK, the Bertebos Laureate 2020, is key note speaker at this webinar on the drivers of pandemic emergence and means of control. He is a veterinarian with broad experience of disease epidemiology, diagnosis and control. He has developed specialist expertise and extensive practical experience of disciplines relating to the control of infectious and especially, epidemic and zoonotic diseases; disease investigation, virology, laboratory diagnostics, disease control procedures and policy settings.

The Bertebos Prize biannually rewards outstanding research on either a well-defined scientific problem anywhere in the food chain from the ecosystem to molecular level or system-oriented theoretical analyses on part of, or the whole food system. The Prize was established in 1996 by Mr Olof Stenström, then chair of the Bertebos Group, and his wife Mrs Brita Stenström.


09.45 Zoom link opens

10.00 Welcome Eva Pettersson, Academy General Secretary and Managing Director

10.10 Reasons for Success and Lessons Learned from Rinderpest Eradication – Prof. Peter Roeder, Bertebos Laureate 2020

10.40 The Drivers of Emergence and Spread of Swine Disease Epidemics – Prof. Mary-Louise Penrith, University of Pretoria, South Africa

11.00 Time for short questions

11.15 Break

11.30 The Drivers of Emergence and Spread of Avian Disease Epidemics – Prof. Ian Brown, Head of Virology, APHA, UK

11.50 Time for short questions

12.00 Lunch

13.00 The Potential for Emergence of Future Epidemic Disease Problems – Prof. Trevor Drew, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness

13.20 Influencing Decision Makers – Dr. Christianne Bruschke, CVO, The Netherlands

13.40 Time for short questions

13.50 Public/Private Partnerships in the Control of Epidemic Diseases of Livestock: a Private Sector Perspective – Dr. Christie Peacock, SIDAI, Nairobi, Kenya

14.10 Break

14.25 How to Strengthen Public and Private Veterinary Services to Control Epidemic Diseases – Dr. Gijs van’t Klooster, FAO, Ethiopia

14.45 Time for short questions

14.55 Experience of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – Scott Boule and Susanne von Wächter, The Global Fund, Geneva, Switzerland

15.15 Discussion and Conclusions

15.50 Closure of Seminar

Find out more about the event and KSLA.


From 7 September 2021 at 09:00 to 7 September 2021 at 17:00



Hosted by

Kungliga Skogs- & Lantbruksakademien (KSLA)
Content: Linda Cederlund,
Registration: Agneta Davidsson Ohlson,