ACT Division - Coronavirus, people and animals 2 CPD Points


Join Professors Nigel French (Massey University) and Jacqui Norris (Sydney University) as they share their knowledge and experience in the field of coronavirus infections, both in humans and animals. Learn how veterinarians are making a difference to One Health and service to our communities, and review what we already know about other coronavirus infections in animals that may help us understand the current pandemic.

Price levels

14 Sep 2020 to 14 Oct 2020
Associate $ 0.00
Full Member $ 0.00
New Graduate $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
Student $ 0.00

Who should attend

veterinarians and students

Learning outcome

  • learn about One Health and the role of a veterinary public health leader in the NZ COVID response through contrasting and comparing the diagnostic tools and approaches to control and eliminate human and animal pathogens
  • understand the role of genomic sequencing in controlling COVID 
  • identify known infections in animals caused by coronaviruses
  • recognise how veterinarians treat coronavirus infections in animals


Further details

The first presentation will be by Professor Nigel French entitled: "Working at the interface between human and animal health: how new tools inform decision making in the face of epidemics and pandemics". Our second will be by Professor Jacqui Norris, "Coronavirus in animals - what do we already know."

A Zoom link will be shared prior to the event for you to particpate. 


Prof Nigel French
Nigel is Chief Scientist for the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre, Co-Director of One Health Aotearao and Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at Massey University, New Zealand. He specialises in research and training in molecular and genomic epidemiology, food safety and the control of infectious diseases. Nigel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and holds an honorary professorship at the University of Otago Medical School in New Zealand.
Dr Jacqueline Norris
Jacqui Norris is currently Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Associate Head of Research at Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. She is also involved with the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity.

ACT Division - Coronavirus, people and animals

Start: 14 October 2020, 6:30PM
End: 14 October 2020, 8:30PM
$ 50.00
Registration closes on 13 October 2020
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