The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Tuesday, May 15 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Equine Arboviruses of Australia

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Australia has a diverse population of arthropod-borne (arbo-) viruses. Many of these don’t cause disease, however, some can cause severe disease in humans and animals. In horses, the mosquito-borne West Nile (Kunjin), Murray Valley encephalitis and Ross River viruses can cause neurological or musculo-skeletal disease. This presentation will review current knowledge on the pathology, diagnosis and epidemiology of the diseases associated with these viruses, and the implications for surveillance and reporting will be considered.

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David Williams

Group Leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Dr David Williams is the leader of the Emergency Disease Laboratory Diagnosis group at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria. This group comprises multidisciplinary capability in virus diagnostics, contributing to national and regional emergency animal disease... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre