Animal Health: Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin: Workshop Report (2008)

Most of the diseases that have emerged over the past six decades, including AIDS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Avian Influenza, have been caused by zoonotic pathogens -- infectious agents that are transmitted from animals to humans. In today's globalized world, the emergence of new zoonotic diseases could have devastating health, economic, environmental, agricultural, and sociopolitical impacts. At the request of the U.S. Agenc... More >>

Scientific Advances in Animal Nutrition: Promise for a New Century (2002)

This symposium proceedings was structured for a diverse audience of decision-makers in government, academic institutions, foundations, and private industry who are in positions to understand, direct and support continued positive impacts and growth in animal nutrition. More >>

Emerging Animal Diseases: Global Markets, Global Safety: Workshop Summary (2002)

The recent appearance of certain animal diseases, both familiar and novel, accidental and deliberate, has put the U.S. veterinary, medical, food, and regulatory systems on notice. Many questions about our scientific knowledge and nationwide preparedness have been raised. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) convened a workshop to provide an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, health officials, and industry representatives to examin... More >>