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The Eustace Montgomery Seminar: Honouring the First 100 Years of ASF Research
In 1921, Eustace Montgomery first described African Swine Fever (ASF) in what is now Kenya. His publication includes impressive clinical trials, as well as this statement:

“...the precautions now being exercised beneficially show that, under conditions at present, the existing disease is one which can in large measure be avoided.”

We believe that Montgomery was absolutely correct in his conclusions from one hundred years ago. Despite this, control has seldom been achieved and ASF is more present in the world today more than ever.

In this seminar, we will explore the global situation of ASF in smallholder settings with focus on 100 years of ASF knowledge. Speakers will discuss control measures for ASF and what still hinders our accomplishing what Montgomery envisioned in his 1921 publication. The second half of the seminar will be devoted to research and development on ASF pathology.

TENTATIVE PROGRAM (note all times in CET):
Dr. Erika Chenais, Chair

1200 | Introduction and Welcome
Dr. Karl Stahl

1205 | One Hundred Years of ASF Research in Africa
Dr. Mary-Louise Penrith

1250 | From Endemic Circulation in Sub-Saharan Africa to a Global Epidemic: ASF Goes Global
Dr. Karl Ståhl


1300 | ASF in Smallholder Settings in Europe – Time for a Change
Dr. Klaus Depner

1330 | ASF in Smallholder Settings in Asia
Dr. Dirk Pfeiffer


1410 | Smallholder Farmers’ Priorities: ASF a Big Worry for Veterinarians, and One of Many for Smallholders
Dr. Klara Fischer

1425 | Structural Factors Shaping Disease Control Decisions by Smallholder Livestock Farmers
Dr. Ayako Ebata

1455 | More than Knowledge: Behavioural Barriers to Disease Control and What to Do About Them
Ms. Cortney Price

1525 | Questions, Discussion and the Way Forward.
Moderated by Dr. Karl Ståhl, with all speakers

1600 | Adjourn

Dec 8, 2021 12:00 PM in Stockholm

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