From August 7-12, 2022, members of the GBADs programme attended the 16th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), in Halifax, Canada, to share and discuss the current work and progress of the GBADs programme with fellow leading Animal Health scientists. 

During the conference, GBADs had their own Special Session taking place on Thursday 11th August, 10am-12pm ADT. We had numerous presentations from each theme and partners discussing what GBADs is trying to do and linking it to each theme. We then closed our session with Amy Hagerman, Oklahoma State University, presenting key points from our recent Validation. With great numbers attending, it was a positive experience that we were able to share with the members of the conference.

We are looking forward to the next ISVEE, taking place in Sydney 2024. Thank you to all the presenters!

You can find the information of each GBADs present below, recordings will be uploaded asap.


Mariana Marrana: Monitoring and evaluation of twinning as a capacity building intervention in animal health laboratories

Kurtis Sobkowich: Dashboard Best Practices: From COVID-19 and Honeybees to AMR and Beyond

Joao Sucena Afonso: Importance of rules and enforcement for the AMU/AMR complex in livestock – what can we learn from institutional economics

Carlotta Di Bari: The Global Burden of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: current state of evidence

Kassy Raymond: Graph Databases to Address Reproducibility of Data-Driven Estimates for the Global Burden of Animal Diseases

David McIver: Horizon Scanning of Major Data Aggregation Initiatives as Input for the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs)

Joao Sucena Afonso: Assessing attributable impact – estimating the impact of hoof health in British dairy cattle on milk yield

Marie McIntyre: FAIR evidence assessment and variable collation for the Global Burden of Animal Diseases programme: development of a future-proofed pipeline process

Neila Ben Sassi: Animal welfare policy: Challenges estimating economic impacts of transitioning laying hens to alternative housing

Tom Marsh- Key Note: Economics and Implications of Animal Disease

Special Session: Global Burden of Animal Diseases

Andrew Larkins: Combining census data and qualitative workshops to map the risk of Taenia solium in three northern provinces of Lao PDR

Phillip Rasmussen: The economic burden due to endemic diseases among dairy cattle in high-income countries

Girma Asteraye: Geographical Distribution, Population Dynamics, Biomass and Economic Value of Equids in Ethiopia

Jonathan Rushton: What is the gap between achieved and ideal production in livestock? A swine example

Wudu Temsegen: Economic impact of peste des petits ruminants outbreak and vaccination cost in Metama district, northwest Ethiopia

Narmada Venkateswaran: Data gaps in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) estimates between livestock and humans in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Deborah Stacey: The Burden of Comparison: The implications of discrepancies across livestock data sources

Special Session: Delia Grace Randolph

Theo Knight-Jones: Assessment of effectiveness of a foot and mouth disease vaccine in Ethiopia