Apr 08

BAVP meeting 14th-15th April 2016 – Programme and information

This year’s BAVP meeting will be held in Bristol on Thursday 14th pm (1-5) and Friday 15th April am (9-1), at the University of Bristol main precinct (Will’s Memorial building, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RJ). Please find the programme below.

The Will’s memorial building is next door to Bristol museum, and is easy to find:


The registration desk will be in the main lobby. Registration fees will be payable on arrival, if not already paid by cheque: Full rate £50; students £25. This includes buffet lunches and tea/coffee on both days, but not the evening meal or accommodation. If you have not yet indicated that you plan to join us, please contact eric.morgan@bristol.ac.uk ASAP for catering purposes.


Travel and accommodation

There is a wide choice of affordable hotel and hostel accommodation in the area.

The nearest hotel is the Berkeley Square Hotel, approx. 50m from the meeting venue. Along with its four nearby sister hotels, it is a good choice: http://www.cliftonhotels.com/

Other nearby hotels are the Regency (http://www.theregencybristol.co.uk/), 5 min walk, the very nice Avon Gorge (http://www.theavongorge.com/), 10 min, and a wide choice of city centre hotels, 10-20 min walk.

For those on a tighter budget, there is a basic but clean hostel just yards away (http://homestaybristol.co.uk/) and two more in the city centre, 10 min walk (http://www.thelanesbristol.co.uk/hostel/) (http://www.yha.org.uk/)

Even at short notice, you should be able to find affordable accommodation nearby, e.g. through booking.com

The city is well served by public transport, with both coach (10 min) and rail stations (30 min) an easy walk from the venue. Car parking is usually available at hotels and is possible in nearby multi-storey car parks: the nearest are on Trenchard Street and on Berkeley Place (West End), both 5 minutes’ walk from the venue. Meter parking is available on nearby streets such as Woodland Road, but is time limited (cost £3 for 2 or 3 hours).




Thursday 14th April

Time Speaker Title
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
Session 1 Helminth epidemiology
2.00 Marisol Collins, University of Liverpool. The HyData Project: Investigating the distribution of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) in the UK
2.20 Martha Betson, University of Surrey. Molecular epidemiology of Ascaris and Trichuris
2.40 Catherine McLeonard, University of Liverpool. Controlling the uncontrollable: predicting the risk of lungworm outbreaks in dairy herds in the UK?
3.00 Ludovica Beltrame, University of Bristol. Simulating the risk of Liver Fluke infection using a mechanistic hydro-epidemiological model
3.20 Tea / coffee
Session 2 Arthropods and arthropod-borne diseases
4.00 Richard Wall, University of Bristol. Tick and tick-borne disease surveillance in the UK: the Big Tick Project
4.20 Roger Daniel, Animal and Plant Health Agency. Inter-current tick-borne fever infection and Bibersteinia trehalosi septicaemia in a five week old lamb
4.40 Mark Eisler, University of Bristol. Vector-borne diseases of African livestock: modelling the hard way
5.00 Close
7.30 Dinner

 Friday 15th April

Time Speaker Title
Session 3 Detection and management of anthelmintic resistance
9.00 Gerald Coles, University of Bristol. A fresh look at anthelmintic resistance in sheep
9.20 Jonathan Love, University of Strathclyde. Probability distributions of faecal egg count data and their impact on investigating anthelmintic efficacy
9.40 Hannah Rose, University of Bristol. Attitudes of horse owners to faecal egg count directed treatment strategies
10.00 BAVP AGM
10.30 Tea / coffee
Session 4 New therapies and aetiologies
11.00 Esther Rawlinson, Merial Animal Health. Prevention of the establishment of Angiostrongylus vasorum infestation in dogs through monthly oral administration of milbemycin oxime/afoxolaner
11.20 Hany Elsheikha, University of Nottingham. The inhibitory effect of monensin (a Wnt signalling inhibitor) on the growth of Toxoplasma gondii infecting human brain cells in vitro.
11.40 Siân Mitchell, Animal and Plant Health Agency. Neospora caninum as a cause of arthrogryposis in a lamb
12.00 Lunch and close