IDRC at the World Veterinary Vaccine Congress

October 28, 2019

More than 600 experts from across the veterinary vaccine sector are gathering in Barcelona from October 28-31, 2019 for the World Veterinary Vaccine Congress, of which IDRC is a proud sponsor.

Dr. Nobalanda Mokoena,downstream processing of Heartwater antigen.Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) of South Africa.
IDRC / Bartay

More than 600 experts from across the veterinary vaccine sector are gathering in Barcelona from October 28-31, 2019 for the World Veterinary Vaccine Congress, of which IDRC is a proud sponsor.

The conference is a leading forum for specialists working across a range of diseases, vaccine types, and animal species to share the latest developments in veterinary vaccine R&D and discuss the challenges inherent to their work.

IDRC staff and grantees are participating in three sessions at the conference, highlighting for a global audience how the Centre’s Livestock Health program is working to improve the health of livestock and protect the livelihoods of smallholder farmers:

October 28: Funding and Investment for Animal Health

What investment opportunities are there to support innovation in the animal health biologics field? Kevin Tiessen, Program Leader of IDRC’s Livestock Health program, will speak about the role of development funders in building strategic partnerships with private- and public-sector organizations.

October 30: Engineering of African Swine Fever Virus For Production Of Live Attenuated Vaccine Candidates

Lucilla Steinaa, Principal Scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute, and Sanjay Vashee, Associate Professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute, will present their IDRC-funded research on African Swine Fever vaccine development.

October 31: Accelerating Livestock Vaccine Development for LMICs—How Can Industry Help?

IDRC Senior Program Specialist Musa Mulongo will discuss how in addition to its financial support, IDRC helps deliver innovations to low-income beneficiaries through a host of mechanisms, including development of appropriate public-private partnerships.

See the full agenda for the 2019 World Veterinary Vaccine Congress here.

Learn more about the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund.