The organisers of a conference on infectious disease and control are asking veterinary professionals to submit posters for discussion there.

The conference, called One health: making a powerful concept work for infectious disease, is a joint initiative from owner awareness charity The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

Taking place in London on October 13, it will feature talks from leading public health officials and veterinary academics on infection control protocols, AMR, disease vectors and emerging zoonotic diseases, including the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa.

for the event should be about prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene/infection control can be of two types:

  1. Posters from the conference-supporting organisations and other medical and veterinary associations. These will be documents that have already been produced and disseminated. Delegates will be able to discuss the different approaches taken by the various organisations.
  2. Posters describing new research, including surveys.

At least one delegate from a submitting organisation or one author should register for the conference. All posters have to be submitted by Monday, September 15. For an abstract submission form email Susanne Schweda at

For category 1, pdf files of the posters should be submitted. For category 2, abstracts of up to 250 words summarising the findings should be sent in.

Posters in portrait format should be no larger than A0 (841mm × 1189mm) and no smaller than A1 (594mm × 841mm). Landscape format posters should be A0.

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.”

To register online for the conference visit 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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