The organizers of the International Sheep Veterinary Conference are holding a Virtual Meeting in November 23-25, 2021. Abstracts are still being accepted with the deadline extended to July 15. This is a great opportunity to present your research, case studies, etc. to an international audience and attend a scientific meeting devoted to sheep health research without leaving your office!
Visit these links for more information on the International Sheep Veterinary Association and the 2023 ISVC to be held in Seville, Spain, March 6-10.
Goats of the World and World of Goats – Emerging from the Shadow of COVID-19
This virtual conference will take place from 2 pm to 6 pm European Time (Paris time).
Goat breeding, as part of the livestock sector is a key contributor to food security, nutrition and livelihoods, especially for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the world’s goat production and the life of the farmers have been severely affected. The aim of the conference is to investigate the negative impacts (current and potential) of the pandemic e.g. reduced access to animal feeds, inputs and services; reduced processing capacities; compromised storage and conservation options; difficulties in inland and international transportation; animal health problems because of reduced testing and diagnostic capacity; lack of animal disease control programmes. Reports will be delivered on national and regional levels (by Country Representatives and Regional Directors of IGA), hoping to get a global overview by the end of the conference. The organisers would be more than happy to see some actions, how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the goat sector.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties regarding vaccination, the Organizing Committee, in close consultation with the Scientific Committee and the IGA Board of Directors, has decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goats. The conference is now scheduled for September 18-23, 2022. The venue will remain the same: Hotel Eger & Park, Eger, Hungary.
Our primary concern is to guarantee everyone’s health and ensure a high level of attendance from around the world.
The conference planning was well underway, with 10 confirmed invited speakers, seven sessions, five roundtables, and six workshops scheduled to take place over the four days. The program will include the first-ever international goat milk products contest, a full-day technical tour, and several wonderful social programs.
Conference organizers are working to ensure the program will be informative for all participants. We sincerely hope that it will be possible to organize a face-to-face international conference in 2022.
Please follow the conference homepage for the latest news!
I look forward to seeing you in Hungary!
We would like to inform you that the 10th International Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC) that was scheduled to be held in 2022 from September 19th to 23rd, in Seville, together with the 5th Congress of the ECSRHM, will be delayed six months, to March 6 to 10, 2023. As it is known, the ISVC is being organized by the Spanish Society for Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC). The organizing committee has been working hard for several years in order to perform a successful conference at the organizational, content (scientific, cultural and recreational aspects) and attendance (delegates and speakers) levels.
The reason that has led us to make this decision has been the postponement of the 31st World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) 2021-MADRID, to September 4-8, 2022. The situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizers (the Spanish Society ANEMBE) to postpone the conference to September 2022.
As we said before, we would like to have a successful ISVC congress, and as you know, although the WBC is a congress eminently dedicated to cattle, it also has a section dedicated to small ruminants. The WBC is an event with which we share delegates, speakers and members of the Scientific Committee, so it is likely that by holding both events at such close dates, many potential participants, would be forced to choose between the two congresses, negatively affecting both the number of attendees (delegates) and the quality (speakers). We also share sponsor companies and institutions, so holding both congresses in the same year and in the same country, would negatively affect their financial support to our congress. For these reasons, after taking into account the opinions of the members of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the ISVC-Seville, and obtaining the ISVA and ECSRHM approvals, we considered postponing it to March 2023 to be the best option. If this postponement could cause inconvenience to any delegate, we sincerely apologize on behalf of all the organizers.
We also want to communicate, that we have decided, together with the ISVA, to organize a virtual meeting from 23rd to 25th November 2021 of which we will inform you soon.
Looking forward to meeting all you in March 2023 in Seville!!
Jesse Barandika & María J. Alcalde
Presidents of the Organizing Committee ISVC 2023
We would like to inform you that the 10th International Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC), that was scheduled to be held in Seville from September 20 to 24 2021 together with the 5th triennial Congress of the ECSRHM will be postponed to September 19 to 23, 2022. As it is known, the ISVC is being organized by the Spanish Society for Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC). The organizing committee has been working hard for several years in order to perform a successful conference at the organizational, content (scientific, cultural and recreational aspects) and attendance (delegates and speakers) levels.
The reason that has led us to make this decision has been the postponement of the World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) 2020-MADRID, to September 26-30, 2021. This Congress is being organized by the ANEMBE Spanish Society and was scheduled to be held this year 2020. The situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizers to postpone the conference to 2021. The same happens with IGA (International Goat Association) Congress whose Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goats to September 2021.
As we said before, we would like to have a successful ISVC congress, and as you know, although the WBC is a congress eminently dedicated to cattle, it also has a section dedicated to small ruminants. Further, WBC is an event with which we share not only sponsoring companies (their financial support is essential) but also delegates, speakers and members of the Scientific Committee. For these reasons, after taking into account the opinions of the members of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the ISVC-Seville, and obtaining the ISVA and ECSRHM approvals, we considered postponing it to 2022 as the best option. If this postponement could cause inconvenience to any delegate, we sincerely apologize on behalf of all the organizers.
Looking forward to meeting all you in September 2022 in Seville!!
We would like to wish the best for you and your families in these moments that we are living.
Jesse Barandika & María J. Alcalde
Presidents of the Organizing Committee ISVC 2022
On behalf of the 5th AADGC 2020 organizing committee, we would like to inform you that due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The AADGC board and the 5th AADGC 2020 organizing committee have unanimously decided to postpone the event to another date, which has not been decided yet. We have monitored the COVID-19 situation for the best time to have a great success and safe for the conference and all participants, respectively.
We also apologize for any inconvenience caused by postponing the conference and hope to see all of you at this important international event to celebrate all together.
The Organizing Secretary will contact all parties involved (Speakers, Sponsors & Exhibitors, Delegates, Poster Presenters, and others) with further information.
Take care and best regards.
Visit the AADGC website for more information, http://aadgc2020.com.
Greetings to the IGA Community! We hope that you are safe and well.
The current COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary changes in our world. We know the dangers of infectious diseases and the need to prevent exposure. It has become challenging to plan any large gathering, so rather than put people at risk unnecessarily, the IGA Board decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goat.
A new date has not been chosen. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to announce the change soon.
Unfortunately, because the 13th ICG is postponed, elections for the new Board will be delayed. When a new date for the conference is selected, we will send out an official call for nominations. Any IGA member in good standing (meaning their membership dues are up-to-date) can be nominated to serve a four-year term. Check our website regularly for more information in the coming days and months!
The recent meeting in Edinburgh (26-28 November) had a specific session organised with the stakeholders to develop a primary contact with them, introduce their Organisations to the WP Partners and collect their first views beneficial to the management of the project.
Such meeting has been the best opportunity to foster positive associations and interactions for the creation of a network able of keeping a uniqueness of the project but also to approaching innovation through a multi-expertise vision. The variety in the composition and in the field of actions of the stakeholders would have had a potential negative consequence on the project due to a lack of unique vision but such risk was deactivated by a shared approach and the awareness of having common interests and the recognition of being part of a single team.
First, I would like to thank the host organization and the people of Nepal for your warm welcome and hospitality. You are genuinely lovely people, and I appreciate your sincerity and friendship. Congratulations go to the Faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Fisheries at the Agriculture and Forestry University for a successful conference.
Comparing to the outcomes of the Conference and the efforts to elevate the importance of goats as a species that can alleviate poverty, and improve food security and nutrition, our little inconvenience during the very long-distance traveling becomes so trivial. Just like the goal of increasing production efficiency of goats, quality is far more important than quantity.
I understand that there are many conferences to be hosted by the University in the near future, I encourage the university to engage in a thought process to focus more on the quality of scientific programs, more participation by the students and faculty, and a smoother logistic arrangement.
The Asian Regional Conference on Goats has just concluded and was an incredible success.
The conference was held from October 20th to 23rd in Chitwan, Nepal, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Department of Livestock Services, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Heifer International Nepal, and University Grants Commission.
The main aim of the conference was to gather researchers, academicians, and development entities to exchange knowledge and technologies generated in the field of goat research and development across the globe.
To learn more, visit the conference website: afu.edu.np/vet/arcg2019.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.