Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)


Foreign Animal and Emerging Diseases Course

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The Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness is hosting a course about Foreign Animal and Emerging Diseases (FAED) on August 11-13, 2015 in Knoxville, TN. This event is held every other year and is jointly sponsored with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and includes speakers with international expertise on foreign animal and emerging diseases as well as researchers from Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

This training course will provide an excellent opportunity to enhance awareness of foreign animal and emerging diseases for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and extension agents. Other allied professionals who are responsible for foreign animal disease outbreak control and/or response will find the training beneficial. Individuals in private practice, academia, industry, and government are encouraged to attend.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when a foreign animal or emerging disease should be included on a differential diagnosis list;
  2. Describe new emerging diseases of public health importance to veterinary medicine;
  3. Describe current research findings related to foreign animal and emerging diseases;
  4. Understand key investigation procedures for foreign animal diseases; and
  5. Describe roles and responsibilities related to response to a foreign animal disease outbreak in the United States

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501 West Church Avenue
Knoxville TN, 37902
Phone: 1-800-445-8667

Reservations are now being accepted! The deadline for reservations at the reserved government rate of $88.00 is 07/27/15. The reservation code is “FAED”


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