Discuss current trends and new developments in veterinary immunology, network with key opinion leaders and enjoy traditional Scottish hospitality.
Join us at the world’s premier avian immunology research meeting at The Roslin Institute. All aspects of avian immunology will be addressed, including host-pathogen interactions, genetics, genomics and vaccinology. Vibrant social activities provide further excitement – a hog roast and whisky tasting in caves under the city, and a gala dinner and Ceilidh in the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland.
Professor Pete Kaiser, organiser of the event, commented “Poultry is the most numerous farmed livestock species globally, and there is an ever increasing scientific body investigating poultry health, signifying its escalating importance. The meeting is a must for avian immunologists, and already promises to be our most well attended yet, with new delegates joining us from South East Asia and South America. The social events provide an opportunity to continue discussions and forge new collaborations.”
Registration is open right up to the date of the meeting.
The EVIW programme reflects current trends and new developments in veterinary immunology. Keynote lectures will be delivered by invited, internationally-recognized experts, who will present problems and solutions to advancing our understanding of immunology and combatting infectious diseases across veterinary species.
Professor Cynthia Baldwin will present her studies on bovine gamma delta T cells and the WC1 co-receptors that act as pathogen recognition receptors. She relates the challenges her team had to overcome for finding a suitable model to study this sub-population of T cells in cattle and in sourcing reagents to evaluate bovine lymphocyte subpopulations. She commented “While we now have good models to study the role of this subpopulation we still struggle to develop reagents”. She looks forward to discussing her hypothesis about the role these cells may play in vaccine efficacy with colleagues at the meeting.
After the opening ceremony on Sunday evening delegates are invited to relax and enjoy the public firework display from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle. The meeting will close with a Scottish ceilidh at Ghillie Dhu on Tuesday evening.
Registration is open until 17th August.
AbD Serotec is attending both of these events and we look forward to meeting you there.