Below for your information is a listing of the 2019 conferences and workshops. Mark your calendar for future IABS conferences, meetings and workshops and watch for future announcements regarding attendance and registration! If you are interested in a conference that was already held, check the IABS website ( for summary information from the event.

Diagnostics in the Veterinary Field

May 15-17, 2019

Objectives of the meeting

Diagnostics are an essential tool to ensure the health of domestic and wild animals for both endemic and emerging diseases. They allow animal health professionals to understand and manage the general health status of domestic animals. They are also important tools to support public health initiatives in the case of zoonotic disease control. The meeting will provide an overview of existing systems and approaches / strategies for the use of diagnostics and to discuss the currently available diagnostics. The advantages / benefits and disadvantages / gaps of the current methods and methodologies will be identified and discussed. Proposals on how to increase the quality, efficacy, and utility of the existing strategies and methods and those under development will be made.

Scientific committee

Sandra Blome
Friedrich Löffler Institut
Attila Farsang
Cyril Gay
Richard Hill
Carmen Jungbäck
IABS, Chair
Vaughn Kubiak
Serge Leterme
David Mackay
Paul Midtlyng
University of Oslo
Egbert Mundt
Amir Noormohammadi
University of Melbourne
Sjaak de Wit

Towards Rabies Elimination in Asia-Pacific – From Theory to Practice

September 25-26, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Objectives of the meeting

The meeting aims at snowballing efforts and achieving substantial progress in rabies control in the Asia-Pacific region of the world in the near future. As the key focus is placed on canine rabies the meeting will be an important contribution to the initiative of the United Against Rabies collaboration of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) of ending human dog-mediated rabies by 2030. Recognized international and local experts will give insights into state-of-the art intersectoral One Health approaches, standards, available tools and guidelines developed by international organizations and institutions and best-practice examples from the region on how to prevent human rabies by eliminating rabies at its animal source. As such the meeting provides a platform for health and veterinary services, managers of national and local rabies eliminations programs, researchers and other people interested in advancing knowledge of rabies surveillance, prevention and control, to meet each other, to share their experience and also to discuss challenges to overcome. The meeting is considered to be a starting point for a continuous professional exchange on the way to a rabies free Asia-Pacific.

Scientific committee

Dr Charung Muangchana Director
National Veterinary Institute, Thailand
Dr Karoon Chanachai
Department of Livestock Development (DLD), Thailand
Dr Thomas Müller
Chair Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
Dr Conrad Freuling
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
Dr Bernadette Abela-Ridder
World Health Organization
Dr Ivana Knezevic
World Health Organization
Dr Gregorio Torres
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
Dr Katinka de Balogh
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO)
Dr Carmen Jungbäck
International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS)
Dr Gowri Yale
Mission Rabies
Prof. Louis Nel
Global Alliance for Rabies Control
Dr Ryan Wallace
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

2Nd Next Generation Sequencing

November 13-14, 2019 - University of Ghent, Belgium