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Talk: Risk Assessment And Public Health Tuesday October 5th 2010, Central London, 09:00 - 14:00 (Half Day)

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25th June, 2010 00h00


Animal Welfare: Improving the Provision of Animal Health and Welfare in England Tuesday October 5th 2010, Central London, 09:00 - 14:00 (Half Day) Click here to view the events objectives **EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFER: 10% off all registrations received by 5pm Friday 2nd July 2010** JUST CONFIRMED - Professor Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Last week the University of London launched their report from an independent investigation into E Coli. In the report, the following suggestions were made: - Raise public awareness of the potential infection risks when arriving at a farm attraction, emphasising the parent/carer’s decision to allow children to have animal contact - An Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) should be developed for the Open Farm industry - regulatory agencies and others should explore ways of working together in regulating Open Farms clarifying roles, responsibilities and relationships Confirmed to speak at this event is Dirk Pfeiffer, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, at the Royal Veterinary College. Dirk will be speaking on 'Improving Risk Management to Prevent the Spread of Animal Diseases'. Key areas to be covered will include: - Risk assessment and public health: Applying risk management principles to control the spread of infectious diseases - Animal Health Organisation: What should be its role? Collate and analyse data, commission and share research on animal health with the wider research community, and farming and food sectors - Disease epidemiology: Employing evidence-based decision making - Working cooperatively: Improving the relationship between veterinarians and the farming and food sectors - Food assurance: Adopting more effective surveillance, monitoring and planning procedures - The Royal Veterinary College: Training programmes for animal health specialists With this in mind, this forum will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss the implications of proposed changes for the food and farming sectors and wider issues related to the welfare of animals. BOOK TODAY and save on your place or call 0845 666 0664 HIGH PROFILE SPEAKERS & INFORMATIVE PLENARY TOPICS Driving Improvements in Sustainable, Safe Animal Health and Welfare - Gwyn Jones, Vice President, NFU (CONFIRMED) Responsibility and Cost Sharing on Animal Health - Rosemary Radcliffe CBE, Chair, Advisory Group on Responsibility and Cost Sharing (RCS) (CONFIRMED) Improving Animal Health Provision - Professor Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (CONFIRMED Chair’s Opening Remarks - Professor Richard Bennett, School Director of Enterprise, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Reading (CONFIRMED) Improving Animal Health Provision - Sarah Hendry, Director, Food and Farming Group, Defra (to be invited) Improving Animal Health and Welfare - Professor Bill Reilly, President, BVA (British Veterinary Association) (invited) Raising Standards, Leading Change - Leigh Grant, Chief Executive, Freedom Foods (to be invited) Supporting a Sustainable, Profitable Food and Farming Sector - Andrew Opie, Food Policy Director, British Retail Consortium (to be invited) BOOK TODAY or call 0845 666 0664 Book today and save on your place, available only to local/central government and third sector delegates. Offer ends 5pm Friday 2nd July 2010. Third Sector Normal Price - £185 Early Bird Price - £166.50 (saving you £18.50) Local & Central Government Normal Price - £225 Early Bird Price - £202.50 (saving you £22.50) For further information, please email [email protected] or call 0845 666 0664. Places are limited and early booking is therefore advisable.

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