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Call for Posters (deadline extended)

If you would like to present a poster at the Global Conference on Foot-and-Mouth disease control in Bangkok (Thailand), 27-29 June 2012 please do follow the guidelines and submit an abstract of your poster by 30th April 2012.

It will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference and you will be informed if it has been accepted by the 15 May 2012.

The poster should be in relation to one or more of the Conference's objectives and themes (described in the program in this website).

The abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be written in English.

The document format must be custom size 17.6 x 25 cm, margins: 1.5 cm top/bottom,
left/right, and single spacing throughout text.

The structure should be as follows:

  • Title (verdana 10, bold, uppercase, centred)
  • Authors (verdana 9, italics, centred); affiliation: left, italics, superscript numerals
  • Introduction (verdana 9, bold, underlined)
  • Materials and methods (verdana9, bold, underlined)
  • Results (verdana 9, bold, underlined)
  • Discussion (verdana 9, bold, underlined)

The abstract must be sent to FMD-Bangkok-2012@fao.org
cc giancarlo.ferrari@fao.org and j.domenech@oie.int

An example of abstract is copied below, for ease of reference.

Once you receive a confirmation that your poster has been accepted please follow the guidance notes in order to prepare it.

  • Poster size: no larger than portrait A0 (i.e. 84.1cm × 118.9cm or 2.759ft x 3.900ft).
  • Language: English
  • The items of the poster should be the same as the abstract and it should be ensured that the title match your abstract submission.

CONTACT INFORMATION (name and organization of the corresponding author and the affiliations of all co-authors should appear on the poster).

When you first arrive at the venue, please inform the desk and you will be told where your poster can be placed for viewing.

  • Posters can be put up on the 27 June 2012 from 09.00 to 18.30
  • Posters will be visible for the duration of the Conference, and should be removed by Friday 29 June.
VALIDATION OF REAL-TIME RT-PCR: MATRIX EFFECT, UNCERTAINTY OF MEASUREMENT AND PRECISION N. Goris*,1, F. Vandenbussche1, J. Villers1, K. De Clercq1 1 Epizootic Diseases Section, Virology Department, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Groeselenberg 99, 1180 Brussels, Belgium.
Introduction: Different real-time RT-PCRs have been developed and are routinely being used for the diagnosis of Foot-and-mouth Disease Virus (FMDV), such as serotype-independent assays targeting 3D and/or 5’UTR genome fragments (Reid et al., 2002)....
Materials and methods: Different FMDV-negative matrices (cell culture, blood, foot/tongue epithelium spleen and faeces) were spiked with a 1:10 dilution series of a FMDV strain SAT 1 ZIM 27/89. The effect of the ...
Results: Compared to cell-culture spiked virus control samples, no matrix effect of blood and foot epithelium on the detection limit was observed. An approximate 1 log10 reduction in detection limit was noted for faecal and tongue epithelium samples, whereas a 3 log10 decrease in detection signal...
Discussion: Validation of molecular techniques is a relatively new concept. In this study we have demonstrated the effect of different matrices on the detection limit of the assay. Furthermore, uncertainty of measurement and precision were also investigated.