Meetings

The final, closing meeting of the project

This closing meeting will be held at the IAEA Headquarters (HQ) in Vienna and at the APHL in Seibersdorf, Austria on 22-23 November 2016. The activities will be supported by the Animal Production and Health Section, FAO/IAEA Joint Division, IAEA.

On 22 November 2016, Tuesday the final, closing project meeting will be held with the participation of the partners of the NADIV project.

Draft of the AGENDA

Tuesday 22 November
09.00-09.15 Welcome (Giovanni Cattoli and Calogero Terregino)
09.15-10.45 WP1 ­ Summary of activities performed, results obtained and deliverables achieved (SVA team)
10.45-11.15 Break 11.15 -12.45 WP2 ­ Summary of activities performed, results obtained and deliverables achieved (KVI team)
12.45-13.45 Lunch
13.45-15.15 WP3 ­ Summary of activities performed, results obtained and deliverables achieved (CODA-CERVA team)
15.15-16.00 WP4 ­ Summary of activities performed, results obtained and deliverables achieved (IZSVe team)
16.00-16.15 Break
16.15-18.00 Dissemination of project results (WP5), findings, future collaborations, final remark and conclusion of the project (Sándor Belák, all partners)

Second Annual Meeting

The Second Annual Meeting of the project was organised in Uppsala, Sweden on 26-27 January 2016. All Partner groups were represented. The meeting was held at the new VHC Centre of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), campus Ultuna. First, Dr. Giovanni Cattoli, coordinator of the project, opened the meeting and gave general information, then Professor Sándor Belák, on behalf of the host institutes, greeted the participants and gave information on practical issues.

In the next steps, the WP leaders presented the progress in each of the WPs.

Subsequently, general issues were discussed. Dr. Giovanni Cattoli, the coordinator of the NADIV project, has informed the participants that he will change his workplace by moving to the Seibersdorf laboratories of the IAEA/FAO Joint Division in Austria and accordingly, he will handover the coordination of the project. It was agreed that his colleague Dr. Terregino Calogero, (P1, IZSVe) will take the coordination of our project in accordance with the Consortium Agreement.

The Partners expressed their thanks and acknowledgements to Dr. Giovanni Cattoli for initiating this interesting and important project, for bringing together this multidisciplinary international consortium and for the excellent coordination work of NADIV. The participants congratulated Dr. Giovanni Cattoli for being selected for the Head of the Laboratories position of the FAO/IAEA at Seibersdorf and wished him good success and interesting results at the new workplace. We hope that the scientific connection and the flow of information will be continued and the connection between NADIV and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture will be further strengthened in the future.

The meeting continued by discussing further general issues, such as the flow of information, outreach, the suggested places and dates of the next meeting and a small workshop (possibly at KVI in Israel, or at the Seibersdorf Laboratories of FAO/IAEA in Vienna), among other subjects.

During the second day the progress of the project was further discussed with the involvement local experts invited from The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and from The National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden. The meeting with the local experts was an important part of the dissemination and transfer of knowledge activities of the NADIV project.

Participants

P1 (IZSVe): Giovanni Cattoli, Terregino Calogero and Francesco Bonfante
P2 (CODA-CERVA): Sylvie Marché
P3 (KVI): Irit Davidson
P4 (SVA): Sándor Belák, Mikael Leijon, Alia Yacoub, Pia Fällgren and Mikhayil Hakhverdyan

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday 26 January – SLU, VHC, Room Arvaker, No. 53407, floor 3

09.00-09.15: Welcome, housekeeping information (Giovanni Cattoli and Sándor Belák, SVA-SLU)
09.15-10.00: WP1 ­ state-of-the art, milestones and deliverables, future activities (Mikael Leijon, SVA)
10.00-10.45: WP2 ­ state- of art, milestones and deliverables, future activities (Irit Davidson)
10.45-11.15: Break
11.15 -12.00: WP3 – state-of-the art, milestones and deliverables, future activities (Sylvie Marché)
12.00-13.45: Lunch in Ultunarestaurant
13.45-15.30: WP4 state of art, milestones and deliverables, future activities (Calogero Terregino)
15.30-16.15: WP5 ­ Dissemination, Training session to be scheduled etc. (Sándor Belák, all partners)
16.15-16.30: Break
16.30-17.15: Project discussion: Challenges, changes, deadlines (all partners)

Wednesday 27 January – SLU, Room Yggdrasil No. 55147+55148, floor 5

09.00-09.30: Publications, events, congresses (all partners)
09.30-10.15: Administrative and financial issues (Giovanni Cattoli)
10.15-10.30: Break
10.30-12.30: Influenza and NDV experts from SLU and SVA (brief presentation of the project and circa one hour’ round-table discussion)
12.30-13.00: Final remarks and conclusion of the meeting

The participants of the NADIV annual meeting in the new VHC building of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, in the company of avian virus and food safety experts from SLU: Professor Ivar Vågsholm, head of Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health (BVF) and Professor Mikael Berg, head of section for virology at BVF, SLU.

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Visiting Campus Ultuna of SLU
visiting-campus

Listening to the WP presentations…
Listening to the WP presentations

Anihwa dissemination conference

An Anihwa dissemination conference will be held in Paris November 2016. On this occasion the coordinator of the NADIV project will present the project outlining the main results so far obtained.

anihwa-conference


Mid-term meeting

On June 18th 2015, the mid-term meeting of the project has been organized by the coordinator and his team (IZSVe; P1) through a teleconference. Representatives from all the partners and countries of the project consortium participated in the discussions. The meeting intended to conduct a state-of-art of the project, highlight potential challenges in the technical and financial activities and plan future experiments. The minutes of the mid-term meeting were compiled and distributed to all partners.

Participants 

P1
P2
P3
P4
(IZSVe)
(Coda-Cerva
(KVI)
(SVA/SLU)
Cattoli Giovanni, Terregino Calogero, Francesco Bonfante
Sylvie Marché
Ruth Hadas
Sándor Belák

Meeting agenda

1. Introduction
2. News on dissemination (WP5)
3. Progress made in WP 1-3
4. State of the art of the activities in WP4
5. Administrative and financial issues / Amendments (WP6)
6. AOB


First annual meeting

On January 27th-28th 2015, the first annual meeting has been organized and held in Padova, Italy at the IZSVe (P1) headquarter. Representatives from all the partners and countries of the project consortium attended the meeting. It was a very good opportunity to discuss about the scientific and technical activities conducted during the first year and to examine the various challenges occurred and results obtained. According to the agenda, the state-of-the-art of the six work packages was presented and ample space for interactive discussions was dedicated. The minutes of the first annual meeting were compiled and distributed to all partners.

P1
P2
P3
P4
(IZSVe)
(Coda-Cerva
(KVI)
(SVA)
Cattoli Giovanni, Terregino Calogero, Francesco Bonfante
Bénédicte Lambrecht
Irit Davidson, Ruth Hadas
Mikael Leijon

Meeting agenda

January 27th, Tuesday – time 14:00

•             Welcome and brief introduction
•             WP6 – Coordination and organization: state of art and emerging issues
•             WP5 – Communication and dissemination: state of art

January 28th, Wednesday time 9:00 – 16:00

•             WP1 – State of the art and planned activities
•             WP2 – State of the art and planned activities
•             WP3- State of the art and planned activities
•             WP4 – planned activities
•             AOB


Kick-off meeting NADIV – Brussels, Belgium

Time

Tue 25th – Wed 26st of February 2014

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Participants

P1

P2


P3

P4

(IZSVe)

(Coda-Cerva)

(KVI)

(SVA)

Cattoli Giovanni, Terregino Calogero, Francesco Bonfante

Thierry van den Berg, Bénédicte Lambrecht, Fabienne Rauw, Thu Giang Nguyen

Irit Davidson, Ruth Haddas

Mikael Leijon, Pia Fällgren

Meeting agenda

Tuesday 25 Feb:
9h00-9h30: Welcome and introduction to the KO meeting agenda
9h30-13h00: Visit and training on immunology in the Avian Virology BSL3 facility: preparation of organs for further testing of mucosal immunity: spleen, trachea, lung and gut.
13h00-14h00: Lunch
14h00- 17h00: Presentation and overview of the different WPs (WP1 to WP5 leaders)

Wednesday 26 Feb:
9h00-11h30: Organization and planning of future work.
11h30-12h15: Drafting the Consortium Agreement (Project Coordinator)
12h15-13h00: Conclusions and next steps.
13h00: Lunch and departure

The agenda was presented at the meeting and accepted by all participants.
The purpose of the kick-off meeting was to plan future work by WPs defining standardization and harmonization of protocols and assays among partners, to share preliminary results of P1 activities (started in December 2013). Also, the Coordinator presented the first draft of the Consortium Agreement (C.A.) prepared based on the standard FP7 template.
In the first morning, participants took part to an immunology training program at the Avian Virology BSL3 facility (Coda-Cerva), focusing on the preparation of specimens for the testing of humoral, cellular and mucosal immunity in chickens. This has been a preparatory activity for future project work, in order to standardize and harmonize the collection of specimens during the experiments conducted by various partners.

Next NADIV Annual Meeting

KVI- Israel was proposed as hosting venue for the next annual meeting. Partners welcomed the idea and set a date around mid-November 2014. Please remind this date in your agenda.

Photos

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