Veterinary Epidemiology @ Melbourne Think Tank seminars 2023

For Zoom meeting details for the 2023 Epi Think Tank seminar series contact Mark Stevenson: mark.stevenson1 at unimelb.edu.au.


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Wed 15 Feb 2023 13.00 Online Jonathon Rushton (University of Liverpool) Global burden of animal disease update.
Wed 15 Feb 2023 14.00 Online Peter Atkinson (University of Adelaide) A canine heartworm diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis.


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Wed 15 Mar 2023 13.00 Online Uttara Kennedy (University of Queensland) Gradient boosted model free-text veterinary records.
Wed 15 Mar 2023 14.00 Online Rutu Galea (University of Melbourne) Tail biting in commercially reared pigs.


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Wed 19 Apr 2023 13.00 Online Sophie St-Hilaire (City University Hong Kong) Aquatic epidemiology.
Wed 19 Apr 2023 14.00 Online Simon Firestone (University of Melbourne) Tools for infectious disease outbreak response.


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Wed 17 May 2023 13.00 Online Emma Cuttance (EpiVets, New Zealand) Ensuring dairy cows are getting enough shade: The shade from space project.
Wed 17 May 2023 14.00 Online Ruth Zadoks (University of Sydney) Epidemiology through the eyes of a coccus, a cow, a camel and some fish.


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Wed 21 Jun 2023 13.00 Online Karyn Froud (Biosecurity Research, New Zealand) Epidemiological investigations into Kauri Dieback in New Zealand (audio video).
Wed 21 Jun 2023 14.00 Online Mieghan Bruce (Murdoch University Western Australia) Dealing with incidence and prevalence of disease with VetCompass data (audio video).


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Wed 19 Jul 2023 13.00 Online Carolyn Benigno (Philippine College of Veterinary Epidemiologists) Philippine College of Veterinary Epidemiologists update.
Wed 19 Jul 2023 14.00 Online Ayesha Salgadu (University of Melbourne) Mycoplasma bovis diagnostic test validation.


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Wed 16 Aug 2023 13.00 Online Charles Caraguel (University of Adelaide) Narrative, systematic and scoping literature reviews (audio video).
Wed 16 Aug 2023 14.00 Online Peter Atkinson (University of Adelaide) Temperature directed prevention of canine heartworm (audio video).


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Wed 20 Sep 2023 13.00 Online Andrea Britton (Ultimate Efficiency Consulting) Highly pathogenic avian influenza and lead poisoning.
Wed 20 Sep 2023 14.00 Online


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Wed 18 Oct 2023 13.00 Online Dirk Pfeiffer, City University Hong Kong. Sage words regarding the translation of science into policy.
Wed 18 Oct 2023 14.00 Online


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Wed 15 Nov 2023 13.00 Online
Wed 15 Nov 2023 14.00 Online


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Wed 13 Dec 2023 13.00 on In person The Clyde Hotel, 385 Cardigan Street, Carlton Victoria 3053


G71: Room G71 (opposite Kimpton theatre), Building 142, Parkville
SR1: Seminar Room 1, Pathology Wing, Werribee