KSLA Webinar on 7 Sept, 2021: Towards a New Mindset for Epidemic Animal Diseases
Welcome to an international webinar in the field of Transboundary Animal Diseases, ”Towards a New Mindset for Epidemic Animal Diseases”, on Tuesday, 7 September, 2021.
Leading international experts in the field of TAD will present most recent findings and discuss strategies for future work. The presentations will cover issues that are vitally important for the long-term development of livestock, wildlife and human health.
The meeting is held in honour of the 2020 Bertebos Prize laureate 2020, professor Peter L Roeder, U.K., whom participates in the planning and implementation of the meeting. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the seminar will be conducted in the form of a webinar on Zoom.
The 2020 Laureate – professor Peter L. Roeder
Professor Peter Leonard Roeder was awarded the Bertebos Prize 2020 for his exceptional contributions regarding control of transboundary animal diseases (TAD) and emerging diseases around the world.
During his career, Professor Roeder has worked for national and international bodies, in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. Most notable are his efforts concerning international coordination of TAD control and emergency preparedness. His success has been made possible by his interpersonal and multidisciplinary skills, but also his abilities to create links between basic and applied research, laboratory and field aspects, and between animal owners, society and authorities.
Professor Roeder was a key player in the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP), where he contributed to the understanding of the distribution and epidemiology of rinderpest and provided leadership. As result of a joint effort, rinderpest was the first eradicated TAD in livestock on a global level.
Professor Roeder is presently engaged in another eradication programme, e.g. against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).
The Bertebos' Prize
The Bertebos' Prize, SEK 400 000 (approx. EUR 37 000), was instituted in 1996 by Brita and Olof Stenström. The prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry to a well-qualified person who conducts internationally pioneering research and development in food, agriculture, animal health or ecology. The prize is distributed every second year. Please find more information on the Bertebos' Foundation.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA)
The task of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry is,
with the support of science and practical experience and in the interest of society,
to promote agriculture and forestry and associated activities.