Workshop 'Autogenous Vaccines and Their Role in Animal Health Strategy'

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Employees, Business
25-09-2017 12:30 to 26-09-2017 16:00
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Virology, parasitology and immunology (PROVAXS) and International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS)
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The purpose of this conference is to start from an overview on the current situation and needs from the perspective of regulators, scientists, manufacturers and the end-user (veterinarians). The main focus will be on food producing animals, including fish. Further, proposals will be presented for a harmonized approach which will lead to a better understanding of the rational for the intended use, better knowledge on the nature of isolates and improved production and quality of the final products. In addition, advanced techniques and methods will be presented and discussed to identify and propagate isolates, to upgrade production and to quickly estimate safety and even efficacy of autogenous vaccines by in vitro methods.
Recommendations will be drafted on how to improve the EU-legislation and communication between the EU-Member States on autogenous vaccines and on ways to increase transparency on quality and safety of the vaccines.
The meeting is sponsored jointly by the University of Gent-PROVAXS, Belgium and IABS-EU (International Alliance for Biological Standardization for Europe). Lyon, France. IABS-EU is the European Affiliate of IABS (International Alliance for Biological Standardization).