News and Events

CALLISTO is glad to present the project final brochure where relevant outcomes and recommendations arising from the think tank activities are described.

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On 24 October 2014, at the Hotel Thon in Brussels, CALLISTO organised an open seminar to present preliminary results and proposed actions arising from this three year research project. External experts and stakeholders were invited to participate in the event in order to open and animate the discussion about companion animal responsible ownership, diseases transmitted by companion animals and the mutual benefits of the human - animal interaction.

Please find below presentations of the experts involved in the seminar.

On 18 July 2014, during the fourth edition of the Canine Science Forum (CSF) - Lincoln (United Kingdom), CALLISTO project was presented to the audience: in the framework of a specific day of activities dedicated to Companion Animals, CALLISTO goals, structure and relevant achievement were illustrated and disseminated.

The Canine Science Forum is a biannual event aiming at providing a common platform for researchers and professionals from all over the world working with dogs and related Canids. This year, the CSF was accompanied to the inaugural Feline Science Forum and to a special day dedicated to the importance of companion animal research to human health and disease.

CALLISTO shares with you relevant information concerning the next coming ESCCAP Echinococcus 2014 Conference. The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) is to host a major European scientific conference to discuss and examine current issues in Echinococcus-related problems (E. granulosus s.l. and E. multilocularis).

On 28th October 2013, in Brussels (Belgium), different stakeholders, representing government authorities, NGOs, professionals and other interested actors, meet to discuss about the welfare of dogs and cats in Europe.

The welfare of companion animals is gaining relevance in the European Union agenda and in the EU strategy on animal welfare. The Animal Welfare Newsletter Issue 7/July 2013, produced by the Directorate General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission, is completely dedicated to this topic:

The CALLISTO Newsletter is now available online. The publication aims to summarise main achievements of the first year of project activities and introduce you to the forthocoming actions of CALLISTO Think Tank.

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On 9th April 2013 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published the European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2011.

Information provided by 27 Member States on the occurrence of zoonoses and food-borne outbreaks in 2011 within the European Union was analysed and systematized in a scientific report.

Click here to read the report.

CALLISTO informs that, on the occasion of World Animal Day - 4th October 2012, FVE organises the Conference titled “Import & keeping of exotic animals in EU. Existing concerns and risks - Current challenges to meet”. The event, to be held in Brussels on 4-5 October 2012, is organized in collaboration with the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EU Commission and the Swiss Federal Veterinary.

The main purpose of the Conference is to exchange information on the ways that exotic animals  enter the EU market and arrive in different EU countries and to point out the challenges for animal health and welfare, and the possible impact on public health.

Please click on the following link to obtain more information on the agenda and the registration procedure.

The British Veterinary Association informed that The Harry Steele-Bodger Memorial Scholarship was awarded for 2012.

This scholarship was established in 1953 to honour the memory of Mr Henry W. Steele-Bodger, President of the BVA 1939/41, in recognition of his great services to the veterinary profession and agriculture, particularly during the war years of 1939/45. The award is only open to graduates of veterinary schools in the UK and Ireland who have been qualified for not more than three years, or to penultimate or final year students at these schools.

During the IFAH-Europe Conference 'Healthy animals for safe, secure and sustainable food supply', held in Brussels the 21st June 2012, Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Havelaar gave an interesting presentation on zoonoses titled 'Today's risk reality of food - microbiological risks'.

The pdf version of Prof. Havelaar is available following this link http://www.ifaheurope.org/upl/4/default/doc/WebPack.pdf, at page 74.