21-24 May 2024 - Le Corum - Montpellier - France

Bandeau - AITVM-STVM 2024

Keynote speakers


SESSION 1 - One (Tropical Animal) Health/integrated Approaches and Perspectives


One Health Global Coordinator
World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH)
Paris (France)


Dr. Wannous is the One Health Senior Specialist and Global Coordinator for the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) focusing on prevention of health threats at the human-animal-environment interface through One Health initiatives, including on zoonotic and vector borne diseases, AMR, and integrating the environment in the One Health approach.
Before joining WOAH, Dr. Wannous worked in the UN System for more than a decade on health emergencies prevention, preparedness, and response, including serving as the Senior Policy Advisor to the UN Special Envoy on Ebola response in West Africa and to the UN System Influenza Coordination.
Dr. Wannous coordinated the Toward a Safer World Network for Pandemic Preparedness and the health components of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and led its Science and Technology Partnership.
Dr. Wannous is a public health professional with a PhD in International Health and Development.


SESSION 2 - Animal Health and Production

Professor Ala TABOR

Professorial Research Fellow
Animal BioTICKnology Lab
Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland (Australia) - @AlaLTUQ


Professor Ala Tabor joined the University of Queensland in October 2010, after 18 years of conducting research with the Queensland State Government. She is a research-focused academic with a strong background in industry engagement associated with animal health and agricultural biotechnologies using genomics tools with over 110 publications including four patented animal vaccines. Ala has been researching bovine venereal diseases for more than 20 years. Currently, she is screening a new Australian trichomonas vaccine and her team is developing novel ‘single sample’ molecular diagnostic methods for bovine trichomonosis and genital campylobacteriosis in collaboration with industry. She has also patented vaccines for the Australian paralysis tick and the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus species complex.


SESSION 4 - Veterinary Parasitology

Professor Philippe JACQUIET

Laboratory of parasitology
Toulouse (France)


SESSION 7 - Teaching and continuing Education in Tropical Veterinary Medicine

Professor Olivier SPARAGANO

Dean of Agricultural Sciences and Practice
Royal Agricultural University
Gloucestershire (UK)


Professor Sparagano received his BSc and MSc from the University of Paris VII, France, his MRes from the University Blaise Pascal, France, and his PhD from the Institut Pasteur and the University Lyon I, France.
Before joining RAU as the Dean for Agricultural Sciences and Practice he was working at City University of Hong Kong (as Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health). He was the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Animal Health and Biotechnology at Coventry University, UK. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, UK. Olivier is a Chartered Biologist, a Fellow of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (of which was the President three times), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and an Associate Member of the Royal Society for Chemistry. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers and over 370 conference abstracts. He is currently on the Top 2% most cited scientist list established by Stanford University in 2021, 2022 and 2023.