9:15

Opening remarks

Professor Lord Krebs Kt FRS FMed Sci

9:30

Bovine TB: A Strategic Overview

Professor Ian Boyd BSc PhD DSc FSB FSRE, Defra

 9:45

Section I: Cattle-based controls  Chair: Rosie Woodroffe

9:45

Performance of the current cattle tests

Prof James Wood, University of Cambridge

10:00

Welsh approach to TB eradication

Prof Christianne Glossop, Welsh Government

10:15

Improving cattle controls: insights from Scotland

Prof Rowland Kao, University of Glasgow

10:30

Improving cattle controls: new diagnostic tests?

Dr Cath Rees, University of Nottingham

10:45

TB Management at the front line: a veterinary perspective

Richard Sibley BVSc HonFRCVS, West Ridge Veterinary Practice

11:00

Coffee

 

11:30

Section II : Controlling badger population  - Chair: Glyn Hewinson

11:30

The Randomised Badger Culling Trial

Prof Christl Donnelly, Imperial College

11:45

Effectiveness & humaneness of farmer-led culls

Prof Tim Coulson, University of Oxford

12:00

Incidence of bovine TB in Somerset and Gloucestershire cull areas in Year 2 of industry-led badger culls

Dr Lucy Brunton BSc (hons) PhD, APHA

12:15

Replacing badger culling with vaccination in Ireland

James O'Keeffe, DAFM

12:30

Modelling the effects of localised badger culling

Dr Graham Smith, APHA

12:45

PCR-guided badger culling: could it work?

Prof Liz Wellington, University of Warwick Molecular

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Section III: Vaccination - Chair: Christl Donnelly

14:00

Cattle vaccination in Britain

Prof Glyn Hewinson, APHA

14:15

Badger Vaccination in Britain

Dr Freya Smith, APHA

14:30

Badger vaccination in the Republic of Ireland

Prof Eamonn Gormley, University College Dublin

14:45

Test & vaccinate/remove in Northern Ireland

Dr Fraser Menzies, DAERA

15:00

Section IV:  Farm biosecurity Chair: Dr Brian May

15:00

Improving cattle controls: risk-based trading

Dr Amie Adkin, APHA

15:15

Interactions between badgers and cattle

Prof Rosie Woodroffe, Institute of Zoology

15:30

How relevant is New Zealand to TB control in the UK

Dr Gareth Enticott, Cardiff University

15:45

Section V: Developing Policy Introduced by Dr Brian May

15:45

The TB control strategy for England

Nigel Gibbens, UK Chief Veterinary Officer

16:00

Tea/coffee

 

16:30

Panel Discussion: How should these new insights inform TB control policy? - Chair: Lord Krebs

 

Panel: Prof Sheila Bird (formerly, Medical Research Council),, Prof John Bourne (formerly, Institute of Animal Health), Professor Ian Boyd BSc PhD DSc FSB FSRE (Defra), Prof Neil Ferguson (Imperial College) Prof Christianne Glossop (Welsh Government), Dr Brian May (Save Me Trust) Prof James Wood (University of Cambridge) James O'Keeffe (DAFM) Ian McGrath

17:45

Closing statement and summary  Lord Krebs

The Badger and Cattle Vaccination Initiative