Innovation in animal health & sustainable livestock production in Europe

June 07 2018 Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Innovation in animal health and sustainable livestock production in Europe: Two sides of the same coin?

Held on 7 June 2018 at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, this event hosted by AnimalHealthEurope saw around 100 food chain stakeholders, researchers, policy-makers and interested parties discuss the role of research and innovation in the animal health sector and the future of livestock production in Europe.

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Read the press release for an overview of discussions or watch the video report

Evening of 6 June: Pre-event dinner speaker, Dieter Schillinger the Assistant Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), kicked off the event by highlighting the need for more animal health input in developing countries to support smallholder farmers with sustainable intensification

7 June programme highlights: Moderated by EurActiv journalist, Sarantis Michalopoulos

- Importance of European innovation in times of uncertainty: Eleanor Riley, Director of the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
- Animal health innovations in the spotlight:
Future vaccination strategies for pigs - which way to go?: Hans Nauwynck, European SAPHIR project
Precision farming for animal health management: Tomas Norton, Leuven University

- An interview on Innovation in animal health for sustainable livestock production in the EU with CEJA President Jannes Maes and Tom Tynan from Commissioner Hogan's cabinet
- Panel debate: How can innovation in the food chain help future livestock production in Europe? - Opinions from: RISE Foundation, Animal Task Force, EFFAB & HiProMine - event participants encouraged to join the debate 

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