About the Congress

Congress Topics

  • Enzootic diseases
  • Standardization, validation and surveillance
  • Epizootic, emerging and vectorborne diseases of livestock
  • One Health: foodborne pathogens, zoonosis and antibioresistance
  • Advances in Diagnostics

Keynote Lectures

Exact titles and abstracts to be communicated soon.

Enzootic Diseases Session
Monday 15 October 2018 a.m.

Keynotes Speakers

  • Christian Gortazar Schmidt (UCLM, Spain)
    • Tuberculosis
  • Joaquim Segales (CRESA, Spain)
    • Porcine circoviruses

Standardization, Validation and Surveillance Session
Monday 15 October 2018 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Bruno Garin-Bastuji (ANSES, France)
    • Towards Euroreferences

Epizootic, Emerging and Vectorborne Diseases of Livestock Session (joint session with Epizone)
Tuesday 16 October 2018 a.m.

Keynotes Speakers

  • Sandra Blöme (FLI, Germany)
    • African Swine Fever
  • Piet van Rijn (WUR, The Netherlands)
    • Bluetongue virus

One Health: Foodborne Pathogens, Zoonosis and Antibioresistance Session
Tuesday 16 October p.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Antonia Ricci (IZSVe, Italy, OIE reference Center of salmonellosis)
    • Antibiotic resistance in a European perspective

Advances in Diagnostics Session

Wednesday 17 October a.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Emma Howson (Pirbright, UK)
    • Technological advances in veterinary diagnostics


European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians


EAVLD is a non-profit, independent association with the mission of improving veterinary and public health by providing a platform for communication among veterinary laboratory diagnosticians and to promote the highest standards in European veterinary laboratories.


In 2008 CoVetLab (www.covetlab.org) started an initiative to broaden collaboration on a European level. Modelling itself on the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), in April 2009 the European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD) was officially formed. The aim was to create an inclusive forum for veterinary laboratory scientists working in all disciplines across the full range of species.

Privileges and benefits

• Member of an association that provides a platform that increases personal standards and standards of the laboratory of members in performing veterinary diagnostics.
• Possibility to contribute to improvement and standardization of veterinary diagnostic techniques.
• Discounted registration fees for attending the biennial EAVLD congress.
• At least 2 EAVLD newsletters per year by e-mail.
• Discounted subscription on Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (hardcopy and/or digital edition).


EAVLD also has a LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com/groups/EAVLD-4010747). Both members and non-members of EAVLD can become a member of this LinkedIn group and remain in contact with each other. However, members of the LinkedIn group do not have any of the other EAVLD membership privileges.




Sciensano is the result of a merger between the former Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA) and the ex-Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP). The merger of these two institutes brings together more than a century of scientific expertise in human and animal health.

Sciensano can count on more than 700 staff members to achieving its motto: Healthy all life long. Sciensano focus on the close and indissoluble interconnection between human and animal health and their environment (the “One health” concept). By combining different research perspectives within this framework, Sciensano contributes in its unique way to everybody’s health.

Sciensano’s activities cover 6 large areas: 
  • Animal Health
  • Effectiveness and safety of vaccines, medicines and health products – Quality of medical laboratories
  • Food consumption and food safety
  • Health and disease monitoring
  • Health and environment
  • Quality of healthcare

With regard to animal health, Sciensano provides scientific and technical support, not only to the federal authorities namely the Federal Public Service for Public Health, food chain safety and environment and the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAFSC) but also to professional organisations and front-line laboratories. At international level, we are nominated as EURL and OIE and/or FAO reference of collaborative centers for several viral diseases.

The core activities of the Scientific Direction „Infectious Animal Diseases“ consist of:
  • Scientific research
  • Expert advice
  • Efficient provision of services
As an expert in the field of Animal Health, Sciensano includes the following fields of activities:
  • Epidemic, endemic and emerging transmittable diseases in animals
  • Zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases threatening public health
  • Epidemiology
    • surveillance
    • risk analysis
    • molecular epidemiology


The veterinary laboratories of Sciensano employ more than 100 researchers and laboratory technicians located in Brussels, and an experimental center at Machelen.

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