Why Sydney chosen to host IVSEE17

Whether you’re looking to re-connect with industry friends or re-ignite passion, there are multiple reasons why the 17th International Symposium for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE17) will be hosted in Sydney, Australia from 11-15 November 2024.

Since the first meeting of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics was held in Reading UK in 1976, the meeting has established a reputation as the leading veterinary and epidemiology symposium world-wide.  ISVEE17 in Sydney promises to uphold this reputation and will showcase veterinary epidemiology and economics on the banks of Sydney Harbour.

Veterinary epidemiology and economics blossomed in Australia and New Zealand in the early 1990s and Sydney is home to the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the oldest continually operating veterinary school in the region, opening in 1910. Australia’s eight veterinary schools run world-class epidemiology and economics programs that have been at the forefront in advancing disease eradication programs (bovine TB and brucellosis, equine influenza), biosecurity (risk assessment, scenario-tree modelling), wildlife-domestic interface (feral species and transboundary diseases) and teaching.

Professor Michael Ward, Chair of the ISVEE17 Local Organising Committee, believes delegates attending ISVEE17 will leave feeling inspired, invigorated and armed with knowledge to ignite future research breakthroughs.

 “Sydney has the opportunity to put a global spotlight on the unique wildlife issues Australia faces firsthand, including the disease control programs for the Tasmanian Devil and Australian Koalas.” Prof. Michael Ward said.

The program includes scientific themes that introduce novel and emerging fields, such as the nexus between epidemiology and sociology, artificial intelligence and data mining.

The symposium offers an opportunity to exchange extraordinary ideas, challenge colleagues and inspire progress. As a spirited and cosmopolitan city, Sydney welcomes everyone from all corners of the world.  Sydney is one of Australia’s most accessible cities and after landing at the Sydney Airport, the city centre is only 8km (5 miles) away via taxi, train, airport shuttle bus or private transfer.  In 2016, Sydney was ranked equal first for sustainability and the natural environment in PWC’s Cities of Opportunity which supports ISVEE17’s objective to hold a sustainable event.

The local organising Committee for ISVEE17 look forward to showcasing all that Sydney has to offer in November 2024.