A major forthcoming conference set to unite vets, VNs and human medics in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and zoonotic infections needs posters.

Set to take place in London on October 13, 2014, the event, entitled “One health: making a powerful concept work for infectious disease” will feature talks from leading public health officials and veterinary academics ona range of topics, including:

  • infection control protocols
  • AMR
  • disease vectors
  • emerging zoonotic diseases.

The event is a joint initiative from owner awareness charity The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), with the aim of uniting human health and veterinary professionals moving forward on infection issues.

It is especially timely given the UK Government’s recent focus on AMR and growing concerns about zoonotic killers like the Ebola virus.

The conference team are in need of last-minute abstracts to inform delegates, either in the form of information posters from medical and veterinary associations who provide advice on infection control, or from organisations and individuals carrying out new research in the field.

BMF founder Jill Moss said: “The conference promises to be a stimulating, lively day of learning and debate and will be a must for any vets and nurses keen to get up-to-speed on AMR and zoonoses and help shape how we tackle these very real threats to human and animal health.

“We would be really keen to hear from any researchers, clinicians or organisations with resources on infection control that could be used to appeal to and inform our delegates in an engaging poster.”

For more information or to make a submission visit the event’s abstract submission page on the RSM website or email comparative@rsm.ac.uk.

The deadline for poster submissions is August 15, 2014.

  • The conference will take place at the RSM in London on October 13, 2014.
  • Practitioners and students can register online at http://www.onehealthbmf.com/registration.
  • Registration costs £95 for vets and VNs, with a £20 discount for BSAVA members, and £45 for veterinary students and SVNs.
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