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ICAHS2 Abstract Submissions are open

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that Abstract Submission is Now Open for the Second International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS2)

ICAHS2 will take place between May 7-9, 2014, at Palacio de las Convenciones, La Havana, Cuba.

Building upon the success of the first ICAHS in 2011, our aim is to bring together researchers, risk managers, animal health managers and other decision makers to foster a better dialog between science and policy in the field of animal health surveillance

For instructions about how to submit your abstract please visit the ICAHS2 website:

The overall theme for ICAHS2 is “Surveillance against the odds”. A theme we feel encompasses a wide range of challenges that surveillance professionals face in their daily work. Challenges can range from working in resource-constrained communities, to demonstrating the absence of disease in wildlife, or in integrating surveillance information across diverse sectors ranging from public health to veterinary medicine in aid of joint decision making and signal sharing. We aim to present inspiring plenary sessions, as well as high quality talks and posters focusing on where “theory” meets “application”. Our goal is to identify solutions to current problems and to explore ideas and strategies for meeting the future needs of surveillance in science as well as in policy.

Please visit our website for more detailed information about the conference themes

To further facilitate the interaction with policy makers, the conference will be preceded by the 9th Steering Committee Meeting of the Caribbean Animal Health Network, CaribVET, which for the first time will be open to Chief Veterinary Officers and other surveillance professionals from outside the Caribbean.

By using interactive technologies, participants will also be involved in exploring a set of researchable issues related to the topic of the conference, thereby allowing scientists and decision makers to co-define recommendations that will ultimately improve animal health surveillance and control of relevant animal diseases.

Abstract submissions will close on Dec 1st, 2013

We look forward to seeing you in Cuba in 2014!

ICAHS Steering Committee

Through John Berezowski, Chair


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