3:00 p.m. Wednesdays
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul campus
The iCOMOS is an international conference hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Academic Health Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research in partnership with allied national and international agencies. It serves as a global forum for: communication of current, groundbreaking science that addresses pressing issues at the interface of animals, humans and the environment; facilitating increased international collaboration aimed at addressing the threat of emerging zoonotic diseases, food- and water-borne pathogens, and challenges in environmental health; and engagement between health policy makers and pertinent scientific experts on issues of high importance to animal, human and environmental health.
H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks in Midwestern US poultry are continuing at unprecedented rates. This high-consequence, epidemic exotic disease introduction devastates local communities, harbors potential spread to alternate species, and overwhelms heretofore unimplemented state and national response policies to foreign animal disease threats. This eCOMOS stakeholder workshop addressed the urgent need to understand how influenza virus biology, agricultural industry structure, and mandated responses to foreign animal disease threats intersect, and to identify key questions whose solutions are critical to reducing the economic and sociologic impacts of the next novel disease outbreak. Read more about the workshop that was held from June 29 to June 30, 2015, here.
Please join us for refreshments and lively conversation on topics in research and grant preparation! See the fall schedule
Points of Pride Research Day - October 7, 2015
The annual Points of Pride Research Day celebrates the College of Veterinary Medicine's Signature Program research while honoring faculty, fellows, students and research partners who contribute to the advancements of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. This