Vector-Borne Diseases in the UK meeting (VBD2018)
The next meeting on VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES IN THE UK (VBD2018) will be held at the John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park on December 3rd and 4th 2018. This meeting is generously supported through the Vector Biology and Climate Modelling Theme of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Defra, Oxford Biosystems, GARNet, BBSRC and SESVanderHave. This will be the fourth meeting to be held on this topic.
As before, the purpose of the meeting is to bring together members of the major UK research groups who have an interest in vectors or vector-borne diseases which could be a threat to the UK, groups with wider but related areas of interest, members of key UK Government Departments and their Agencies, and representatives of European organisations with an interest in this topic. Thus it is intended that the meeting will not only provide a valuable forum for researchers to meet and exchange information and ideas, but also assist UK Government Departments and their Agencies to assess accurately the risks posed by both new and emerging disease agents, set policies which mitigate these risks and avoid activities and policies which increase them.