CReSA Bluetongue seminar

Last 19th April 2010, CReSA promoted a technical seminar entitled Advances in fight and prevention of Bluetongue, included in the Annual Plan for Technological Transfer (PATT) 2010 of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action (DAR) of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Approximately 75 people attended the seminar (mainly addressed to veterinarian). The objective was to review the current situation of the disease, as well as advances in prevention: epidemiological situation, clinical behavior, risk analysis, and monitoring of the surveillance and vaccination programs.


  • Epidemiological situation of European outbreaks: evolution, future scenarios and new serotypes. Outbreaks in Catalonia. Jordi Casal Fàbrega (CReSA Investigator and UAB Professor) / Alberto Allepuz Palau (CReSA Investigator and UAB Professor)
  • Application of the risks analysis: possible open doors. Sebastián Napp Avelli (CReSA Investigator)
  • Bluetongue behavior: pathogenesis, clinics and vaccination response. Joan Pujols Romeu (IRTA-CReSA Investigator)
  • Bluetongue surveillance: before, during and after epidemic. Anna Alba Casals (Investigator CReSA)
  • Entomological surveillance of Bluetongue. Nitu Pagès Martínez (CReSA Investigator)
  • Monitoring of the surveillance and fight applied in Catalonia. Vaccination monitoring. Albert Sanz Artigas (Veterinarian. Animal Health Service, DAR)

Round table. From left to right: Anna Alba, Joan Pujols, Nitu Pagès, Jordi Casal, Sebastián Napp and Albert Sanz.

The PATT is a program of actions elaborated and proposed from the Coordination Commission of Technological Transfer (CCTT) and approved by the Counselor of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action; and are related to the research and divulgation of knowledge and experiences.

Other CReSA technical seminars are scheduled during 2010:
  • Scientific advances and current situation of avian influenza and other diseases with economic impact (15th July 2010)
  • New emerging and reemerging pathogens in pigs (prevision: October/November 2010)

To know more about the CReSA technical seminars PATT 2010:

Elisabet Rodríguez González
Head of Communication (CReSA)
Telephone no.: +34 93 581 45 64
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90
Edifici CReSA. Campus UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) Spain

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