Workshop organized by IABS and University of Ghent

Scientific Committee

Joris Vandeputte
Carmen Jungbäck
Sven Arnouts
University of Ghent - PROVAXS
Eric Cox
University of Ghent - PROVAXS
Peter Schmid
IDT Dessau-Tornau
Jiri Bures / Vilma Dosedlová
Czech Republic
Sjaak de Wit
Jacques Lechenet

Meeting management:

Geneva, Switzerland

Objectives of the Workshop

The purpose of this conference is to start from an overview on the current situation and needs from the perspective of regulators, scientists, manufacturers and the end-user (veterinarians). The main focus will be on food producing animals, including fish. Further, proposals will be presented for a harmonized approach which will lead to a better understanding of the rational for the intended use, better knowledge on the nature of isolates and improved production and quality of the final products. In addition, advanced techniques and methods will be presented and discussed to identify and propagate isolates, to upgrade production and to quickly estimate safety and even efficacy of autogenous vaccines by in vitro methods. Recommendations will be drafted on how to improve the EU-legislation and communication between the EU-Member States on autogenous vaccines and on ways to increase transparency on quality and safety of the vaccines.