First annual Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB conference announced

Professor Glyn Hewinson, who is leading the development of the Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at Aberystywth University, announced details of the conference during a pan-industry discussion on bTB at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd.

Professor Glyn Hewinson, who is leading the development of the Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at Aberystywth University, announced details of the conference during a pan-industry discussion on bTB at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd.

The Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at Aberystwyth University has announced details of the first annual Bovine TB conference which will be held later this year.

The inaugural Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB annual conference will be held at Aberystwyth University on the 17th September 2019.

Prof Glyn Hewinson, who is leading the development of the Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at Aberystywth University, announced details of the conference during a pan-industry discussion on bTB at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd.

This year’s conference will focus on Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis: Current practice and Future Innovations.   The aim of the daylong event will be to provide delegates with a greater understanding of current tests and their limitations and a forward look into new tests that are on the horizon.

The conference will include contributions from the fields of scientific research, veterinary science, agriculture and government.  The programme for the event can be viewed online here.

Prof Glyn Hewinson of the Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at Aberystwyth University said: “Part of the mission of the Centre of Excellence is to develop further pan-industry awareness of developments within the field of Bovine TB and efforts to control this highly damaging disease.  So I am very pleased to announce details of this year’s inaugural event at Aberystwyth University.

“We will hear contributions from many highly respected individuals who can update us on all the key areas of work.  However, the intention of this event is to promote a common understanding around how current practices along with developments in this field can enhance and influence work by farmers, vets, scientific researchers and government in order to progress our battle with Bovine TB.

“I look forward to welcoming everyone to Aberystwyth in September.”

Interested parties can get further details on about the conference, and reserve a place by contacting tbcstaff@aber.ac.uk.

The Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at Aberystwyth University is backed by Sêr Cymru II, a programme aimed at growing and developing academic research expertise in Wales. The programme is funded by Welsh Government, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, participating Welsh Higher Education institutions and the European Regional Development Fund.

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