Zoonoses - Session 1

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Event : Zoonoses - Session 1
Start Date : 2018-06-26
End Date : 2018-06-29
Organized at : , Trim, Ireland-
Description :


This event will be the first training session organised under the project “implementation of union rules in relation to microbiological criteria and on the monitoring and control of zoonoses and zoonotic agents”, Course Zoonose. The subject covered are:

  • Introduction to zoonose
  • Risk Management related to Salmonella
  • Control of Salmonella in Poultry and Pigs- Practical aspects
  • Campylobacter

It will welcome 30 participants from the EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA countries.


Cf. attached programme

Training center & Accommodation:

Participants will be accommodated at the KNIGHTSBROOK Hotel Spa & Golf Resort****

Dublin Road, Trim, Co. Meath

Tel: +353 46 9482100

Website:  http://www.knightsbrook.com//


Knightsbrook Hotel****is located in the Heritage Town of Trim, northwest of Dublin. The town is a treasure trove of attractions, with not only Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Europe, whose keep featured in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, but also home to more medieval buildings than any other town in Ireland. Trim is situated in The Boyne Valley area, which is at once Ireland’s ancient capital and it’s most sacred and mythical landscape. The sites and monuments in the Boyne Valley are amongst the best examples of their kind in Europe and are all within a short distance of each other; including the great prehistoric tombs at Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) and the site of the infamous Battle of the Boyne.

The Knightsbrook 4 stars hotel is set in 186 acres of rolling parkland. The hotel has 131 deluxe executive rooms and several conference rooms, as well as a bar and a restaurant. It also offers a fully equipped health club with swimming pool, a spa, and golf in the picturesque heritage town of Trim County Meath.


The specific objectives of Course Zoonose are to:

  • Improve knowledge regarding EU provisions on surveillance and control of Salmonella in poultry and pig populations (including Directive 2003/99/EC, Regulation 2160/2003);
  • Explain sampling and testing requirements laid down in the implementing Regulations for testing at primary production (e.g. Regulation 517/2011);
  • Improve the Assessment of the public health impact of Salmonella;
  • Support the practical application of the EU provisions on the control of Salmonella in poultry and pigs in the Member States;
  • Improve knowledge regarding risk factors for Salmonella in poultry and pigs, risk management options for Salmonella in poultry and pig populations including guides for good hygiene practices, and biosecurity measures;
  • Improve knowledge the control of Campylobacter in poultry populations.
Deadline for registration:June 11, 2018
Selection procedure:

The criteria to attend the training session are the following:

  • Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food information and nutrient values;
  • Relevancy to daily work: participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the control of food products;
  • Sufficient language skills: in order to ensure the transfer of knowledge and opportunities to exchange views, participants should master the language of the training session for which they applied;
  • Ability to share their experience: priority will be given to participants whose position will allow them to share the outputs of the training sessions with colleagues.

The registration of the trainees is based on the submission of applications by the national contact point.

Information to participants:
Download programme:1528277501_Course 2 Zoonoses.pdf
Information to participants not financed: