Having realised under very unfortunate circumstances that decreasing our activities can have a very positive environmental impact, we are now faced with the challenge to turn a devastating experience into an opportunity!
Following the postponement of the International Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ICECVM) in Bari, Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now pleased to announce that the 2nd ICECVM will take place in the form of a webinar.
From the comfort and safety of your home, at only a fraction of the cost and without the usual time pressures, you will be able to attend an international scientific event, taking advantage of user-friendly web conference technology. Posters and oral presentations delivered by young scientists, established scholars and world-leading experts will keep you up to date with cutting edge technologies and recent discoveries in Veterinary Microbiology.
So, do not miss out on this opportunity to register for the 2nd ICECVM and to follow the exciting developments in a field of science, which paves the way into a safer future!
Bryan Markey is Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology at the Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine. He is head of the Section of Veterinary Pathobiology and a member of the School Executive. He is a founding member and de facto diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology. Currently he serves as Vice President of ECVM and chairs the Education Committee. He is a board member of the International Association for Paratuberculosis. His research interests include enzootic abortion of ewes, Johne’s disease and MRSA infections in small animals. He has co-authored a number of books on veterinary microbiology, including Clinical Veterinary Microbiology and Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease.
Matjaz Ocepek is a Research Counselor and the Head of the National Veterinary Institute at the Veterinary Faculty. He is engaged in development and implementation of the methods for diagnostics of zoonoses. He is also a Leader of several scientific projects and a Principal Investigator of one of the main research groups at the Veterinary Faculty. He has published more than 100 original scientific papers. He is a Member of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, International Association for Paratuberculosis, International Society for Infectious Diseases and Slovenian Microbiological Society (past-President) and a Board Member of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology.
Dorina Timofte (DVM, PhD) is a tenured Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology in the Liverpool University School of Veterinary Science where she leads the Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory and is Chair of the Biosecurity and infection Control Committee.
Dorina is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM) and has established a Veterinary microbiology Residency Training programme at Liverpool. She is also involved in several European collaborations which are aiming to improve veterinary diagnostics and optimise veterinary antimicrobial use. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Study Group of Veterinary Microbiology (within the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases). In addition, she is part of the Management Committee of the European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT) where she is leading a working group aiming to provide harmonisation of microbiological diagnostic procedures within veterinary laboratories in Europe. Her research focuses on the surveillance and molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant pathogens in clinical and environmental bacteria, particularly in companion animals and veterinary hospital environments, as well as rapid diagnosis of infections and rapid susceptibility testing.