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Tuesday 29 January 2013

07:00-08:00 Registration and sign up for breakout sessions

08:00-08:30 Opening session

08:30-08:50 Presentation: Brucellosis: The bugs and the disease Eileen Thacker, USDA-ARS, USA

08:50-09:10 Presentation: Differential diagnosis of brucellosis serological reactions Steve Hennager, USDA-APHIS, USA

09:10-09:30 Presentation: Epidemiology of brucellosis in ruminants: The basics and dynamics of the disease John Kaneene, Michigan State University, USA

09:30-09:50 Presentation: Risk assessment for BrucellaAnani Adéniran Bankolé, Direction of Livestock Services, Togo

09:50-10:15 Break

10:15-10:40 Presentation: Beneficial approaches for controlling brucellosis Steve Olsen, USDA-ARS, USA

10:40-11:00 Presentation: Economics of Brucella control Bassirou Bonfoh, CSRS, Côte d'Ivoire

11:00-11:20 Presentation: Laboratory biosafety and biosecurity issues related to Brucella research and diagnostics Joseph Kozlovac, USDA-ARS, USA

11:20-11:40 Presentation: Zoonotic disease units Stella Kiambi, Ministry of Livestock, Zoonotic Unit, Kenya

11:40-12:00 Presentation: Overview of brucellosis in the Middle East and AU-IBAR projects Abdelkhalik Montesser, AU-IBAR

12:00:12:20 Conclusions and overview of makeup of workshop: Delia Grace, ILRI, Kenya

12:20-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Breakout sessions

  • Diagnostics – Serological screening tests (Room 14)
  • Biosafety (Room 13)
  • Epidemiology – Large ruminants (Auditorium 1)
  • Vaccination and control – Small ruminants (Auditorium 2)

15:30-16:00 Break 16:00-18:00 Breakout Sessions

  • Diagnostics – Confirmatory tests (Room 14)
  • Epidemiology – Small ruminants (Auditorium 1)
  • Vaccination and Control – Large ruminants (Auditorium 2)

18:30 Dinner

Wednesday 30 January 2013


Research plenary session

08:30-08:45 Presentation: Overview of Michigan State University Brucellosis Research in Africa John Kaneene, Michigan State University, USA

08:45-09:00 Presentations

09:00-09:15 Presentation: Risk factors for Brucella sero-positivity in cattle, goats and humans in Mbarara Edward Ssekawojwa, Lvantonde District Local Government, Uganda

09:15-09:30 Presentation: Epidemiologial study of bovine brucellosis in three selected agro-ecologies of central Oromia in Ethiopia Tujuba Jergefa Oncho, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

09:30-09:45 Presentation: Prevalence of antibodies against Brucella among breeding goats in relation to source: A case study in Mbarara District, South Western Uganda William Mwebembezi, Mbarara Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Uganda

9:45-10:30 Break

10:30-12:30 Breakout sessions

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Breakout sessions

16:00-18:00 Open Q&A for speakers

18:30- 19:30 Reception and poster viewing

Thursday 31 January 2013

08:00-10:00 Breakout sessions report on information

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Group discussion

  • Identifying gaps, problems and successes
  • Mapping initiatives
  • Key research questions

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Conclusions and the way forward

  • Expectations
  • Opportunities
  • Collaborations
  • Resources