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Nordic-Baltic Seminar 2016

The Nordic-Baltic Veterinary Contingency Group (N-B VCG) has the pleasure to invite participants to a seminar with the topic “Animal Health Contingency Planning in the Nordic-Baltic Countries” and to celebrate 10 years of cooperation within the field of contingency planning.

​The seminar will take place during 12-13 October, 2016, at Holiday Inn, Vilnius, Lithuania. The seminar has taken place.

Anyone who performs activities within areas related to animal disease awareness, preparedness, control measures and contingency planning are welcome to participate. There are about 90 seats at the seminar.

The costs related to registration, lunch and coffee during the seminar and a seminar dinner will be covered by the organizers. The participants must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, including breakfast.​

 
Seminar registration and address
Seminar registration will take place on Wednesday, 12 October, from 08:30-09:10. At the time of registration, participants will receive a sem​inar folder containing general information; participants must print and bring all other seminar material (see the tab 'lecture material'). Copies of abstracts and PowerPoint presentations will not be distributed during the seminar.

Speakers of the seminar will be informed separately by mail about accommodation, travel expenses and handing in lecture material prior to the seminar.
Link to seminar hotel: www.holidayinnvilnius.lt

Address:
Šeimyniškių str. 1
Vilnius
Lithuania 

 
Programme
Day one will focus on the effect of globalization on animal and human health, contingency planning in the Nordic-Baltic countries with special reference to novel diagnostic methods, the use of models, and the economics of contingency planning.
In the evening all participants are welcome to take part in a guided tour of old Vilnius and a seminar dinner.

On day two, the focus in the morning session will be on the prevention, control and eradication of African swine fever, while the afternoon session will focus on contingency planning for livestock during natural disaster.
 
 
Guided tour
There will be an optional guided tour of old Vilnius on the 12th of October at 17:00 from the Holiday Inn Hotel.  
The weather can be unpredictable so bring an umbrella and comfortable shoes if you like.  

 

Application and notice of participation
Please complete the application form for participation in the seminar: 
Application form for the Nordic-Baltic Seminar 2016
The seminar is now fully booked.

 Those who have completed and submitted an application form will receive an e-mail with information about confirmation of their participation or being placed on a waiting list.
 

The list of participants

- 90 delegates are participating

 
Accommodation
Each participant organizes his or her own accommodation and pays directly to the hotel. This does not apply to invited speakers – please see the general information above.

 
There is an agreement with Holiday Inn, Vilnius, about hotel rooms for participants at the seminar, but participants must do the booking themselves. 

 
Link to booking of room at Hotel Holiday Inn, Vilnius: Delegate hotel registration form
(Please print, complete, scan and send to hotel).

 
Alternative accommodation can also be booked at other hotels in Vilnius.
 
How to get to the seminar
By plane you go to Vilnius airport. From there, you have the following alternatives:

Vilnius International Airport (Tarptautinis Vilniaus Oro Uostas) is just 5 km south of the city centre, and 7 km from the seminar venue. Getting to town by taxi to the city centre using one of the vehicles parked outside the arrivals terminal will cost about €15 or possibly considerably more depending on the driver. Calling one in advance will cost a lot less.

Using public transport is possible. Express Bus Nº 3G (G is for Express (Greitasis in Lithuanian) will bring you in around 20 minutes to the seminar venue. The bus stop is to the left of the taxi stand, across the small front parking area, and timetables are posted at the stop. 

Buy a ticket from the driver for €1, punch it in the ticket puncher, and go. Get off after crossing a river, bus stop Žaliasis tiltas (Green Bridge).

Continue walking further up the street 250 meters, and you will find Holiday Inn at the crossroads.

Bus timetables can be checked online (click here) 
 
General information about Lithuania and Vilnius
Currency: The currency of Lithuania is Euro (EUR).
Languages: Lithuanian is the official language of the Republic of Lithuania, English and Russian are widely spoken.
Local Time: Lithuanian Time is GMT+2
Electricity Supply: 220 V
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public locations and night clubs
Emergency number: Call 112, EU-wide emergency number, for police, fire department and ambulance
Area code for Lithuania: +370
The weather in Lithuania: http://www.meteo.lt/en/

 
Lecture material
Participants must print the material (abstracts and PowerPoint presentations) for the lectures. Copies will not be distributed at the seminar. It is scheduled that all material will be available not later than one week before the seminar starts.
​Abstract Headings:
No. 1 Contingency planning in the Nordic-Baltic countries 2006-2016
No. 2 OIE reaching out globally
No. 3 The development and application of novel diagnostic methods for detection of infectious viral diseases in domestic animals and in wildlife
No. 4 The use of models in contingency planning
No. 5 Development and application of EuFMD Impact Calculator
No. 6 Animal health contingency planning and sharing of costs
No. 7 European Commission - planned emergency preparedness projects for 2017-2019
No. 8 Preparedness for natural disasters - Role of the Veterinary Services
Abstract no. 8.pdf 
No. 9 Preparedness for flooding, an increasing necessity in a changing climate with one health consequences
No. 10 Preparedness for natural disaster - Landslides
No. 11 ASF in Lithuania
No. 12 African swine fever in Latvia: outbreaks, biosecurity measures and trade aspects
No. 13 African swine fever virus preliminary results of epidemiological investigation in Estonia
 
Powerpoint Headings:
No. 1 Contingency planning in the Nordic-Baltic countries 2006-2016
No. 2 OIE reaching out globally
No. 3 The development and application of novel diagnostic methods for detection of infectious viral diseases in domestic animals and in wildlife
No. 4 The use of models in contingency planning
No. 5 Development and application of the EuFMD Impact Calculator
No. 6 Animal health contingency planning and sharing of costs
Preparedness for natural disasters - Role of the Veterinary Services
No. 7 Flooding preparedness and one health consequences
No. 8 Preparedness for natural disaster - Landslides
No. 9 ASF in Lithuania
No. 10 African swine fever in Latvia: outbreaks, biosecurity measures and trade aspects
No. 11 African swine fever virus preliminary results of epidemiological investigations in Estonia
No. 12 Experiences from CVET missions
No. 13 ASF in Poland
Contact information
For questions concerning registration, accommodation and transport, please contact:
Anna Huda, anxu@fvst.dk , Anne Jyderup, anjd@fvst.dk, or Rima Živatkauskaitė, rzivatkauskaite@vet.lt  and write “Contingency seminar”

For questions concerning the Nordic-Baltic Veterinary Contingency Group or the content of the seminar, please contact a member of the group (see​ below)​.
 
​Country​MemberEmail
​Denmark​Anna Huda (President)anxu@fvst.dk
​Estonia​Maarja KristianMaarja.Kristian@vet.agri.ee 
​Finland​Sirpa KiviruusuSirpa.Kiviruusu@evira.fi
​Iceland​Audur ArnthorsdottirAudur.arnthorsdottir@mast.is
​Latvia​Edvins OlsevskisEdvins.Olsevskis@pvd.gov.lv
​Lithuania​Paulius Bušauskaspbusauskas@vet.lt
​Norway​Siri Løtvedtsimlo@mattilsynet.no
​Sweden​Elisabet Lindal

Elisabet.Lindal@jordbruksverket.se

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Last Modified 4. January 2017