Ausvet visit – 21 May to 10 June

Meet more of the Ausvet team

Three of Ausvet’s epidemiologists are making their first visit to Chile for the project in May.  They are looking forward to getting to know all the project partners and participants. Ausvet’s now well-known social scientist, Catríona (Cate) Mackenzie, will be accompanying them.

 Dr Jenny  Hutchison

Jenny is one of Ausvet’s four executive consultants and leads the team in our Canberra office. Jenny is a veterinary epidemiologist with a wealth of experience from working in Australia, North America, Asia and Africa. She is great at extracting meaning from data and evidence-based decision making.

Anne Meyer

Anne is a consultant based in the Perth office in Australia. Trained as a veterinary epidemiologist, Anne also has amazing skills with databases and is leading the work on integration of company data into the research platform, and extracting the required data for analysis.

Dr Alison Hillman

Alison is another of our epidemiology consultants based in Perth. She is a whiz at data analysis and visualisation using the R statistical language,  as well as spatial data analysis

What are the differences between the Research Platform and the Intesal, SIFA and AquaBench data bases?

SIFA, Aquabench, Intesal, and now the Research Platform – what are they for and how are they different?

The easiest way to understand the difference is in terms of breadth and depth. Breadth is the population coverage, and depth is the amount of detail in the data.
A company’s Fishtalk or Mercatus database is very deep (lots of detail) but only covers one company (quite narrow). SIFA is very broad (all companies report to SIFA) but it only contains a limited amount of detail so is quite shallow.

The Research Platform aims to be both very broad and very deep (full coverage of the population, and lots of detail – especially potential management risk factors).

In addition, the Research Platform is able to incorporate other sources of data useful in further extending our understanding of disease and treatments.

Very importantly, these databases are all used for different purposes.  SIFA for regulatory purposes, Aquabench for benchmarking  and Intesal for improved industry level production data.

Collaborative Research Workshop – 29 May, 2018

Factors affecting the efficacy of antimicrobial treatment of SRS

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018, 09.00 to 16.30

  • Preliminary results of descriptive analysis
  • Confirmation of risk factors and hypotheses
  • Data sources for analysis
  • Definition of treatment success
  • Identification of next research priority
  • Research Platform update

Lunch and simultaneous translation will be provided

Location: Hotel Solace, Puerto Varas

Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, 24 May to Andrea Meriño CONECTA SPA

 andrea.merino@conectaspa.cl