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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.


  • Eva Pettersson, Academy General Secretary and Managing Director
  • Prof. Peter Roeder, Bertebos Laureate 2020
  • Prof. Mary-Louise Penrith, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof. Ian Brown, Head of Virology, APHA, UK
  • Prof. Trevor Drew, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
  • Dr. Christianne Bruschke, CVO, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Christie Peacock, SIDAI, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. Gijs van’t Klooster, FAO, Ethiopia
  • Scott Boule and Susanne von Wächter, The Global Fund, Geneva, Switzerland

The full programme is available here.


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,