J T. McClure's lab has a 2-year contract with the Public Health Agency of Canada to perform the retail meat portion of the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) for Atlantic Canada.
Ian Dohoo upon receiving Honorary Doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island): Ian Dohoo, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, was presented with an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden on October 11, 2008.
VERONA, Wis. (September 11, 2008) —
The National Mastitis Research Foundation board of directors selected
four graduate students – Rick Watters, Jennifer McCarron, Patrícia
Yoshida Faccioli and Wilma Steeneveld – as recipients in NMC’s
Shawn McKennaDr. Shawn McKenna's research in Johne's disease received a national boost Friday, July 18th with the announcement that the application to ACAAF for funding for a National Johne's program had been approved.
CAHS Director Larry Hammell, as well as CAHS Research Scientists Carol McClure and Jillian Westcott and graduate student Charles Caraguel were contributing authors with Phil Byrne from DFO on a working paper titled “Assessment and review of the potential transmission of pathogens and parasites between closed-containment systems and the external environment”.
Shona Whyte, Program ChairCAHS research scientist, Shona Whyte, was scientific program chair for the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society annual conference which was hosted by the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island from July 9th to 12th, 2008.
CAHS MembersThe American Fisheries Society Fish Health Conference was held Charlottetown July 10-12, 2008, with a great deal of organizational and logistical effort volunteered by CAHS. It had over 150 participants, primarily from US but also from Europe and Chile.
Charles CaraguelCharles Caraguel, PhD Candidate supervised by Larry Hammell and Ian Dohoo, received the Best Student Presentation Award, including $100 cheque, at the American Fisheries Society (AFS) - Fish Health Section Annual Meeting, July 11-13, 2008, in Charlottetown, PE.
Centre for Aquatic Health Science MSc. Graduate student Peter Sykes was recently awarded a 2008 Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF)scholarship to travel to Ireland to study "Applied health and productivitymonitoring of emerging marine aquaculture species of interest to Canada and Ireland" at The Martin Ryan Institute of the National University of Ireland Galway.
CVER in Norway: Dr. Wayne Martin (U. of Guelph) assisting in one of the laboratory sessions
For the last 24 years NOVA (Nordic Veterinary and Agricultural University Network) has sponsored graduate level training in veterinary epidemiolgoy in the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark).
Greg KeefeThe Atlantic Veterinary College is proud to announce that Dr. Greg Keefe, Professor of Dairy Health Management with the College’s Department of Health Management, and Director of Maritime Quality Milk has been named to the Production Expert Scientific Advisory Committee (PESAC) of the Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Animal Disease Modelling Workshop in Rio de Janiero: Participant at the CTCB Modelling Workshop Mar 30-Apr 4, 2008. Back row (left to right) Aaron Reeves (USA), Javier Sanchez(Can), Primo Feltes (Para), Victor Saraiva (PAHO), Luciana Medeiros (Bra), Jose Naranjo (PAHO);
Sanchez was one of the instructors of a training workshop of using
the North American Disease Spread Model in South America.