09-01-2008 - Use of vaccination against Bluetongue Conference
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On 16 January 2008, the European Commission will host a conference in Brussels to discuss the EU strategy for the use of vaccination against bluetongue.
On the basis of the experience gained, and considering the new EU legislation as regards bluetongue, it is appropriate to discuss at Community level the strategy for the use of vaccination against bluetongue as a means of controlling the disease. Taking also into account its importance vis-à-vis trade and the economical effects of the disease.
Representatives from Member States, the OIE, EFSA, EMEA and other stakeholder groups will attend the conference and exchange experiences and ideas on vaccination against bluetongue.
Attendance to the conference is free of charge. However, in order to make the necessary arrangements it is necessary that those wishing to participate confirm their attendance by filling in the registration form on the webpage. Please find the link below. During the conference translation will be provided. It will be possible to listen to what is said in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish and to speak in those languages.
For more information, including the provisional agenda, see: