Confirmed Speakers Include:

Welcome address Professor Roberto La Ragione, President Med-Vet-Net Association, Head of the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Director of the Veterinary Pathology Centre, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey;

Professor Helen Griffiths, Executive Dean of Faculty, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey.

Epidemiological surveillance and outbreak control of zoonoses

Keynote: TBD; Dr Emma Snary, Head of the Department of Epidemiological Sciences, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), New Haw, Addlestone, UK;

Professor Jeffrey Hoorfar, Research Group for Analytical and Predictive Microbiology, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2860 Søborg, Denmark; Dr Joanna Lawes, Department of Epidemiological Sciences, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), New Haw, Addlestone, UK; Professor David Gally, Division of Infection and Immunity, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

(Re-)emerging and neglected zoonotic agents

Keynote: Professor Diane Newell, Visiting Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey; and Foodborne Zoonoses Consultancy UK; Dr Mark Atkins; Microbiology Lead, Surrey Pathology Services, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter's Foundation Trust, Surrey UK;

Dr Ilaria Di Bartolo, ISS FAO Reference Centre for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy; Professor Christian Menge, Leader, Federal Institute for Animal Health, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), and Leader, Institute for Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP), Jena, Germany; Dr Karen Krogfelt, SSI Head of unit, Bacteria, Parasites & Fungi, Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Big data and digital information

Keynote: Dr Rimma S. Driscoll, Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Alliances, Zoetis, Parsippany, N. J., USA;

Professor Alex Cook, Head of Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK;

Dr Steven Van Borm, Molecular Platform, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center, CODA-CERVA-VAR, Brussels, Belgium; Dr Muna Anjum, Molecular Lead in Antimicrobial Resistance and Enteric Pathogens, Dept. of Bacteriology, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), New Haw, Addlestone; and Honorary Associate Professor; Microbial and Infection Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Antimicrobial resistance Keynote: Dr Steve Wearne, Director of Policy for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), London, UK;

Professor Dik Mevius, Head of the National Reference Laboratory on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR), the Netherlands; Professor Constance Schultsz, Department of Global Health – AIGHD and Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Professor Annemarie Käsbohrer, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment Head of Unit Epidemiology, Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance, National Reference Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance Department Biological Safety, Berlin, Germany;

Dr Jean-Yves Madec, Research Director at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Health Safety (Anses) Lyon, France.