Navigation Links
FAO/IAEA Symposium to address animal production and health
Date:6/4/2009

Vienna, 4 April 2009 | An international symposium to be held in Vienna next week will focus on the use of nuclear technologies to enhance animal nutrition and reproduction strategies and to detect and control animal-origin diseases that can be transmitted to humans, such as swine and avian influenza.

Around 500 animal production and health experts from over 100 countries will present up-to-date findings for solving or alleviating factors affecting animal production. In addition, they will discuss modern techniques for curbing animal diseases that affect humans, also known as "zoonoses", which account for 70 percent of all human infectious diseases.

Media representatives may attend all sessions of the four-day FAO/IAEA Symposium on Sustainable Improvement of Animal Production and Health, organized by the Joint Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN and the IAEA. David Nabarro, UN System Coordinator on Avian and Human Influenza and the Global Food Security Crisis, will deliver a keynote address at the symposium's opening session at 9:00 a.m., on 8 June in the Vienna International Center's C Building.

Media representatives are also invited to a press conference featuring:

  • Werner Burkart, IAEA Deputy Director General and head of the agency's Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications;
  • Modibo Traore, FAO Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department; and
  • Gottfried Brem, Chair of Animal Breeding Genetics, Veterinary University Vienna, Austria, and Member of the European Research Council (ERC) in Brussels.

The press conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the opening day of the event, Monday, 8 June 2009, in the Press Conference Room of the M Building of the VIC.

More information and the programme of the Symposium is available at http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35424

Journalists wishing to cover the event can register online, e-mail Al Sinoy (a.sinoy@iaea.org) or call [43-1] 2600-21276.

Individual interviews can be arranged through IAEA Press Office.

Audio clips are available to download:

David Nabarro, the UN System Coordinator on Avian and Human Influenza and the Global Food Security Crisis describes the implications of animal diseases on human health.
Download Audio: David Nabarro

Gerrit Viljoen, the head, of the Animal Production and Health Section at the Joint FAO/IAEA Division discusses the symposium and the work of his section.
Download Audio: Gerrit Viljoen


'/>"/>

Contact: IAEA Press Office
press@iaea.org
43-126-002-1273
International Atomic Energy Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. ESMO International Symposium on Immunology
2. AIBS to cohost symposium on evolution, disease and human health
3. Symposium marks 30th anniversary of discovery of third domain of life
4. Colony collapse disorder symposium added to ESA Annual Meeting
5. Darwin Symposium at Field Museum offers broad overview of his science and its impact
6. Deadlines for 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium fast approaching
7. First symposium of UN University-Cornell Africa Series to be held at UN
8. Biophysical Society announces new and notable symposium speakers
9. Pioneers in small RNA research to present at UD symposium, April 16
10. Symposium on energy research highlights future challenges, opportunities
11. International symposium explores fire suppression economics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/3/2016)... PUNE, India , February 3, 2016 ... to the new market research report "Automated Fingerprint Identification ... (Tenprint Search, Latent Search), Application (Banking & Finance, Government, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to ... estimated CAGR of 21.0% between 2015 and 2020. The ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... , Feb. 2, 2016  BioMEMS ... are primarily focused on medical screening and ... point-of-care parameters. Wearable devices that facilitate and ... freedom of movement are being bolstered through ... human biomedical signal acquisition coupled with wireless ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... NEW YORK , Feb. 2, 2016 Technology ... service presents an analysis of the digital and computed ... Malaysia , and Indonesia ... current trends and market size, as well as regional ... by country and discusses market penetration and market attractiveness, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016 Non-profit Consortium Aims to ... to Support Research and Discovery --> ... an ambitious plan to sequence 100,000 individuals. It is intended ... at least 7 of North and East Asian countries. ... phase, the project will focus on creating phased reference genomes ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016  Spectra BioPharma Selling Solutions (Spectra) ... provides biopharma companies the experience, expertise, operational delivery ... outsourced sales teams. Created in concert with industry ... the strategic and tactical needs of its clients ... through both personal and non-personal promotion. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016   BioInformant ... report, "Stem Cell Research Products, Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies ... ... in the stem cell industry, BioInformant has more than ... the stem cell market, by stem cell type. This ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Early-career researchers from ... , Uganda and Yemen ... nutrition   Indonesia , Nepal ... Yemen are being honored for their accomplishments in ... celebrated for mentoring young women scientists who are pursuing careers in agriculture, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: