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CLIMOS shined at European Veterinary Parasitology College


Our coordinator,  Carla Maia, attended the European Veterinary Parasitology College presenting the CLIMOS poster  “Providing a better knowledge and comprehension of climate and environmental drivers of sand fly-borne diseases – the CLIMOS project.”

This Poster aimed to present the main objectives of the CLIMOS project, namely:

  1. To develop CLIMOS framework for prediction, fast screening, economic assessment, decision support, and sand fly surveillance, based on stakeholder needs and requirements.
  2. To conduct data collection from cross-laboratory field studies in 10 countries, and perform qualitative data collection, data analysis, and risk assessment, as input to policy-making and communication activities.
  3. To develop decision support models for assessment of sand fly-borne diseases (SFBDs)-related health and socio-economic vulnerabilities and improve understanding of the cumulative effects of the multiple stressors of climate variability, and environmental change on SFBDs development and spread.
  4. To validate developed models, tools, and surveillance system in 10 countries, using the proposed general public risk assessment method for policy-relevant use cases.
  5. To implement a comprehensive scientific and public dissemination policy and outreach programme to communicate project results to a broad audience. 

The National Veterinary School of Alfort was founded, close to Paris, in 1766 by Claude Bourgelat, a French veterinarian, and is, at present, the most ancient Veterinary School in the world on its original site. This is also the place where EVPC was founded in 2003, by a group of dynamic and enthusiastic colleagues.

The 2023 meeting marks the 20th anniversary of the event, and is dedicated to the “Last 20 years in Veterinary Parasitology: trends and future”, and covers veterinary parasitology bringing it closer to the daily life of practitioners.

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