The 11th ICP will be held in Sydney Australia from Sunday 5th to Friday 10th February 2012. The venue is the beautiful University of Sydney campus, centrally located between the harbour and the airport (20 minutes). There are a wide range of accommodation options available on the campus or close by. The weather in February will be perfect for people wishing to escape the northern hemisphere winter! A program of pre-conference tours and scientific workshops are under development and consideration. The scientific program will be exciting and a graduate student program is being planned to showcase the valuable contributions of new researchers.
A non-profit public company whose mission is to assist the Australian animal health service system to maintain acceptable national animal health standards which meet consumer needs and market requirements at home and overseas.
Information about Johne's disease and Australian control and assurance programs.
The Animal Production and Health Division is entrusted with the promotion of livestock production within the context of sustainable development and improved food security. Its objective is to increase productivity of domestic animals by making better use of available resources.
This publication at the United States Animal Health Association web site give quite a good summary with photographs of many exotic animal diseases.
The International Association for Paratuberculosis , Inc. is a nonprofit, charitable, scientific organization devoted to the advancement of scientific progress on Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, related mycobacteria and related diseases. Site has information about the members of the IAP and the work they conduct, and the publications which the IAP produces.
Contains information about the current state of animal health in Australia.
The World Organisation for Animal Health. The organisations main objectives are to 1) inform Governments of the occurrence and course of animal diseases throughout the world, and of ways to control these diseases 2) coordinate, at the international level, studies devoted to the surveillance and control of animal diseases 3) harmonise regulations for trade in animals and animal products among Member Countries.
Responsible for regulating international trade in animals and animal products (amongst other things).
The BCA is a consortium of biostatistical experts from around Australia offering flexible pos-graduate programs in biostatistics.
BOSSS - Bovine Syndromic Surveillance System. This is a web-based expert system developed through a PhD project within the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (AB CRC). It has been designed for disease surveillance in beef cattle based on clinical signs.
Home of EpiInfo
A wide variety of links to on-line resources and freeware provided by the University of Utah, School of Medicine.
This internet-based course provides an overview of medical epidemiology. It is maintained by the University of Pittsburgh.
Veterinary Epidemiology resources at Massey University, New Zealand.
Gideon offers an easy to use medical software package that helps diagnose human infectious diseases and provides information on their epidemiology and treatment.
A handy search engine for finding scientific articles which are available over the Internet.
Information about the RCU, as well as maps and data on FMD outbreaks in South East Asia.
An introduction to statistics in an on-line format.
PubMed is a free service of the US National Library of Medicine. It provides access to over 19 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Scirus is a science-specific search engine for the Internet. It is maintained by Elsevier Science, a leading international publisher of scientific information.
This website provides tools for the evaluation of diagnostic tests or analysis of surveillance data allowing for imperfect test sensitivity and specificity as well as uncertainty about test sensitivity and specificity using Bayesian methods
Free GIS data including elevation, land cover and a gazeteer.
Freely downloadable digital maps of all countries in the world. Map layers include political boundaries, major population centres, roads, rivers, railways, and elevation.
Comercial GIS software company. Major products include ArcView and ArcGIS. Also available is the free GIS data viewing program, ArcExplorer, which is good for viewing GIS data from the Digital Chart of the World or other sources.
Daily rainfall, temperature, evaporation, sunlight, and vapour pressure data for any location from 1957 to yesterday (rainfall since 1889, evaporation from 1970)
Freely downloadable GIS data based around human population distribution maps, but also contains subnational boundaries for Asia and Africa.
A handy epidemiological calculator from Mark Myatt. Useful for sample size calculations, analysis of survey results, random sampling etc.
EpiData is a comprehensive easy to use tool for simple or programmed data entry and for data documentation. EpiData is free thanks to donations and voluntary work and is currently developed for windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP.
Provides a large number of links to texts, journals, list servers and software providers for data analysis.
Win Episcope is software for quantitative veterinary epidemiology. It is suitable for both the design and analysis of epidemiological studies, and as an aid to the teaching of quantitative epidemiology.