USDA-APHIS is co-hosting a meeting with National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians on SECD, September 23-25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The objectives of the meeting are to review the global situation and risks of SECD. The meeting will include presentations by national Chief Veterinary Officers (or their delegates) on their countries’ experiences with and perspectives on SECD. Breakout sessions will include presentations and discussions on: 1) risk factors and pathways of introduction and spread of SECD, and 2) impacts and control of SECD including biosecurity and vaccination.
We welcome the opportunity to host this important and timely meeting and look forward to your participation in Chicago.
Note: Unfortunately, due to the meeting format and translation service limitations, attendance must be limited. There is no registration fee, but invitations are required.
The meeting capacity was reached on Friday August 29; invitations to attend are no longer being provided. A waiting list is available. Please see “Program Information” for additional notes on the matter.
Note: Some presentations (3 entirely, 2 in part) contained unpublished information. That information is not posted here.
Influenza A Virus in Swine (IAV-S)
FY2016 : 1st Quarter
2015 IAV-S Surveillance Program Assessments
Internal and external program reviews were initiated in FY 2015 for APHIS’ surveillance program for influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) to assess the program and help inform future VS budget formulation efforts. The original funding for this program was received from DHHS as part of a fiscal year (FY) 2009 supplemental appropriation in response to the H1N1 pandemic. This funding source is projected to last through FY 2016. Funding beyond FY2016 is uncertain.
The assessment undertaken by APHIS’ Office for Policy and Program Development (PPD) was meant to evaluate what results had been achieved by the IAV-S surveillance program and to determine changes that would be needed as the current program is transitioned into part of a larger comprehensive surveillance program for swine. It incorporates the opinions of key stakeholders and program officials to highlight issues that may be relevant to future program management or budget formulation activities. The external review, performed under contract with an independent scientific professional, examined the technical and scientific merit of the program and made recommendations for future program efficiencies.
Classical Swine Fever
Other Swine Surveillance Resources