CVBD Symposium Contest

Bayer presents:
Special Global Web Conference on “One Health” related to Canine-Vector Borne Disease
Addressing zoonotic disease within the veterinary and public health fields

The 3rd international web conference on CVBD opens registration!

Nearly half of the world’s population is infected with at least one type of vector-borne disease. These diseases are transmitted from parasites to animals and humans, and have a significant impact on public health and our global economy. The economic impact of Lyme disease alone is estimated to be well over $3 billion annually. And as international travel makes the spread of disease faster and easier, it is increasingly important for veterinarians and public health professionals to understand prevalent vector-borne diseases.

To share knowledge about zoonotic vector-borne diseases, Bayer Animal Health hosts, for the 3rd time, a global web conference for veterinarians, physicians and public health professionals. The registration for the conference, which takes place on Thursday the 20th March 2014, starts now! This year’s conference focuses on parasitic diseases such as those transmitted via ticks (Lyme disease), fleas (canine bartonellosis), and sand flies (leishmaniosis). There will be two sessions: a targeted case study session for veterinarians (2 PM CET) and a roundtable One Health session for veterinarians, physicians, and allied and public health professionals (9 PM CET). Both will be simultaneously translated to English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and German, and provide the possibility to actively interact via the internet!

“Vector-Borne disease is a topic of critical importance for global public health,” said Professor Michael Day from the University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Sciences (UK). “It involves both the veterinary and public health fields, and this web conference is unique because it brings both of these audiences and perspectives together.”

“In 2012 and 2013 there were over 5,000 participants, from more than 40 countries, who joined the online sessions, which is an outreach we did not expect when we set up the first web conference,” describes Dr Lourdes Mottier, project manager within Global Veterinary Services CAP. “We are getting more ambitious this year and are aiming for an even higher attendance with participants from the public health and medical fields joining as well. With our agenda and the team of global speakers, we have designed a highly attractive learning session for vets, medical, and public health professionals all over the world.”

“With vector-borne diseases as an ongoing and important topic, not only for animals, but also in public health, Bayer has managed over the years to position itself as the expert company in this field. This activity is a great example of “Science for a better life”, as it raises awareness of the “One Health” topic to improve the life of animals and humans. We share the information gained through the conference with the community to help combat future CVBDs as well,” said Prof. Dr. Norbert Mencke, Director of Global Veterinary Services Companion Animals.

Following either or both Web Conferences is extremely beneficial for all those that want to learn more or discuss about CVBD, and IVSA is glad to share this unique possibility with you: our members! For more information, or to register for the conferences, please go to

Win a chance to join in real life!

As IVSA’s brand new partner, Bayer has generously agreed to support IVSA by making it possible for the winner of the ‘CVBD Contest’ to win a trip to the 9th CVBD Symposium and follow the conferences in real life. This includes transportation, accommodation and registration!

To apply, simply complete the following sentence and send your answer to before the 31st of January!

‘I think vector-borne diseases in canines are important, because…’