ADED Seminar Series

The Animal Determinants of Emerging Disease (ADED) Seminar Series provides a forum for integrating animal ecology and veterinary medicine with medical microbiology and public health expertise to focus on non-human determinants of disease emergence. These seminars help to link and integrate people, evidence and opinion to develop a single coherent view on disease emergence and the appropriate public health response to that emergence. The seminar series strives to:

1. Foster regular exchange of information between animal and human health researchers.

2. Promote discussion on detecting and monitoring changing patterns of animal health to better understand their role in disease emergence.

3. Schedule a variety of veterinary and human health presenters and topics to explore the link between animal health determinants and human health outcomes.

4. Present animal health data and applied surveillance projects that incorporate new models of risk assessment and infectious disease ecology (to facilitate the development of predictive models).

5. And above all, promote professional and individual networking.

Since its inception in November 2003, ADED has hosted monthly seminar series between September and April to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, networking and data/resource sharing. Our rounds topics and participants have been extremely diverse. A full list of speakers and presentation titles is available.

The Centre for Coastal Health was the headquarters for the ADED Research Unit, and continues to provide the personel and infrastructure to support the ADED Seminar Series. From 2009-2015, funding for ADED rounds was generously provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (Centre for Food-Borne Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases), Canadian Wildlife Health Centre, and the Government of BC Growing Forward 2 program. In 2024 the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) has been providing funding for the ADED Seminar Series.