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.
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David Williams

CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Group Leader
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 diagnostics and surveillance. Dr Williams’ research interests have included the detection, diagnosis, and epidemiology of emerging and exotic viruses that affect humans and animals in Australia and overseas. This work has focussed on mosquito-borne viruses, and the application of novel technologies for virus detection and discovery. More recently, his research has extended to the laboratory diagnosis and pathogenesis of African swine fever and animal influenza viruses.