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Contact :
Tel: 33 (0) 1 44 15 18 65
Fax: 33 (0) 1 42 67 09 87
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
12 rue de Prony, 75017 Paris




The poster session will offer an opportunity to present results-based activities, from different countries and regions, which seek or have been shown to reduce biological threats from pathogens (including animal pathogens and zoonoses).

Such activities may include:

  • laboratory research,
  • relevant epidemiological studies,
  • new national regulatory approaches,
  • policy development and capacity building (technical, legislative or governance-focused),
  • simulation exercises,
  • novel approaches to training for threat reduction
  • networking, public-private partnerships, and other inter-sectoral cooperation particularly between animal health, public health and security sectors.

Note: The Poster Session is designed for educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be used for any commercial purposes.

The initial selection of posters will be made following submission of an abstract. Full instructions are provided below.


  • Abstract : authors must submit a brief abstract (maximum 250 words) in English, using Microsoft Word, single spacing, in Times New Roman size 12 font.

The abstract must be relevant to one or more of the conference’s objectives; for full information on the conference scope and objectives visit the conference webpage at:

The title should be followed by a list of authors identifying their organizations and contact details (email, physical addresses) using superscript numbers.

The abstract is to be submitted by email to no later than 18 August 2017.

You will be informed of the selection result by 8 September 2017

  • Final submission: if the abstract is accepted, send an electronic copy of the poster (pdf format) by 29 September 2017 to

Basic criteria for presentation of posters

Posters should be printed (in advance) and be mounted by authors in the dedicated exhibition space at The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Ontario, Canada on the first day of the Conference by 9:00.

The posters should be vertical (portrait format), and may not exceed the following dimensions: 90 cm x 120 cm. Below is an example of the vertical/portrait format

Posters should be written in English with clear and simple language. Please keep text to a minimum and use a graphical approach. Poster text and title should be large enough to be viewed from a distance of two meters.

Any other questions

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Christine Uhlenhaut at if you have any further questions.



World Organisation for Animal Health • 12 rue de Prony 75017 Paris (France) • Tel.: 33(0)1 • Fax: 33(0)1 • •
Organised with the financial support from the WMD Threat Reduction Program - Global Affairs Canada; the European Union; the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and the United States Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The OIE would also like to thank the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for their significant support in organising this conference.