2019 SEACFMD Laboratory Network Meeting

SEACFMD’s Laboratory Network (LabNet) aims to improve the laboratory capacity of Member Countries, including to facilitate rapid detection of FMD virus serotypes, support vaccine strain selection and post-vaccination monitoring, and strengthen a regional network of diagnosticians to share experience and expertise. The 2019 SEACFMD LabNet meeting was held on November 4-5, in Pakchong, Thailand. The meeting aimed to:

  • Update LabNet members on:
    • The global and regional FMD situation
    • Laboratory activities related to FMD over the last 2 years
    • Recommendations from the two Regional Expert Group (REG) Meetings on FMD held in May and October 2019
    • Research activities and findings from Member Countries and partner institutes
  • Develop an implementation plan on REG’s recommendations on sampling, virus diagnosis and serology
  • Identify the gaps in advancing laboratory diagnosis and research and possible solutions
  • Facilitate networking between the SEACFMD members and partner institutions and encourage sharing of experience, expertise and uptake of new technologies.

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