On Demand | The future of small animal disease surveillance in Australia: opportunities and challenges 1 CPD Points


How do small animals currently fit into the animal disease surveillance landscape in Australia? Are we prepared to respond to emerging small animal diseases? AVPH invites you to join our expert speakers to explore what structures currently exist for small animal disease surveillance in Australia, what exists internationally that we might want to replicate and how surveillance might benefit us in terms of both animal and human outcomes. Three case studies will be presented - the first outlining the investigation of indospicine toxicity in Victoria; the second exploring work that was performed to scope surveillance of antimicrobial use in small animals and the third a deep dive into the recent ehrlichiosis outbreak and AMRRIC's ongoing work to improve companion animal surveillance in partnership with Indigenous communities. FREE FOR MEMBERS OF AVPH

Price levels

27 Feb 2023 to 27 Apr 2024
Associate $ 25.00
Full Member $ 25.00
New Graduate $ 25.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
Student $ 25.00
Public Health - Associate $ 0.00
Public Health - Full Member $ 0.00
Public Health - New Graduate $ 0.00
Public Health - Student $ 0.00

Who should attend

Veterinarians / Students / Nurses / Practice Managers

Further details

This webinar is free for AVPH members.

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Dr Sarah Hall
Sarah is currently the Principal Veterinary Officer, Epidemiology (CVO Unit, Agriculture Victoria). She was previously the Senior Veterinary Officer for Northern Victoria and District Veterinary Officer and a mixed practice private practitioner in Central Victoria (Echuca, Bendigo). Completed a Masters in Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases) through Melbourne University, completing a research project which involved development of an algorithm to identify pig premises from aerial photography
Dr Jane Heller
Jane graduated from the University of Sydney and completed her early training in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, through a PhD and residency at the University of Glasgow, before taking up a faculty position at Charles Sturt University in 2009. Jane currently splits her time between working as an Associate Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at CSU and independent epidemiological consulting for her business ‘Heller Consulting’. Jane’s research focus is infectious disease and zoonotic transfer of pathogens, with a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Jane is one of the co-founders of the AMR Vet Collective.
Dr Bonny Cumming
Bonny is a veterinarian who utilises a One Health lens in her work both with AMRRIC - as Program Manager - Strategic Delivery, and The University of Melbourne - as a project manager of various research projects. She has a Masters in Veterinary Conservation Medicine, and has worked in private veterinary practice, animal shelters, zoos and wildlife hospitals. Bonny’s role with AMRRIC is diverse and includes establishing and managing strategic partnerships and projects, monitoring and evaluation, managing the development of the AMRRIC App, and policy and protocol development. Bonny has a keen interest in combining community development, veterinary services and environmental conservation to improve animal, human and ecosystem health.

On Demand | The future of small animal disease surveillance in Australia: opportunities and challenges

Start: 26 April 2023, 8:00PM
End: 27 April 2024, 9:00PM
$ 50.00
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