CADMS Seminar Series

We offer on a bimonthly basis what we call “CADMS Seminar Series” which cover diverse topics in line with CADMS activities (e.g. modeling, surveillance, etc.). Those seminars are given by different national and international invited speakers and target a diverse audience from students and faculty to stakeholders and policy makers. These outside speakers provide breadth and new ideas to better prevent and control diseases, allowing investigators and decision makers to explore and exchange ideas in a relaxed venue. The opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge are fundamental to accelerate the advance of research, technology transfer and outreach pursuits.  


Title: Molecular Epidemiology of Viral Diseases, Viral Metagenomics, and its Applications in Animal Health

Speaker: Barbara Brito - Institute of Infection, Immunity and Innovation, Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Date: 11:00 a.m. ­- 12 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020

Location:  2020 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: Livestock vs Wildlife: a study of interactions from an epidemiological and technical point of view

Speaker: Roxana Triguero Ocaña

Date: 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Location:  1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: The Global Mobility of Veterinary Experts and Expertise to and from the United Kingdom

Speaker: Gareth Enticott

Date: 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019

Location: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis

Title: “Cãoservação Program” in São Paulo, Brazil: evaluating the health and conservation impact of cats and dogs in protected areas.

Speaker: Ana Pérola Drulla Brandão

Date: 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Location:  1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: Effect of climatic variables in the occurence of viral diseases in freshwater fish species in California: a retrospective analysis from 2000 to 2018

Invited SpeakerShadira Gordon, - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

DateThursday, October 4th, 2018 -   12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m.
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis


TitleAntimicrobial resistance in Salmonella in the United States from 1996 to 2015

Invited SpeakerMarta Carreño Gútiez, DVM Student (last year) - Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

DateFriday, September 14th, 2018 -   12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m.
Location: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis


TitleEpidemiological modeling of an urban wild boar population in the wild boar-human interface of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Spain

Invited SpeakerCarlos González Crespo, PhD Student (last year) - Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

DateFriday, August 24th, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m.
: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis


TitleEpidemiological investigations of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 spread in France, 2016-17

Invited SpeakerClaire Guinat, Post-Doctoral Student, National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France

DateThursday, February 28th, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m.
: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis



TitleSocial networks in dairy cattle: potential implications for within-group transmission of leptospira spp.

Invited Speaker: Inès de Freslon, PhD Student - Universidad de Valdivia, Chile

Date: Friday, October 27th 2017 - 1:00 - 2 p.m.
Location: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis

27. Oct 2017 Seminar

Title: Biosecurity at the Margins: Engaging Remote and Diverse Communities in Northern Australia

Invited Speaker:Prof. Ruth Wallace, Director – The Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Date: May 31st, 2017; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: The Role of Wildlife in Emerging Infectious Diseases in Spain.


Invited Speaker: Ignacio García Bocanegra, DVM, PhD, Dip ECZM (Wildlife Population Health)>

Date: March 6th, 2017; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: The Reality of Working with Transboundary Animal Diseases: Why Do We Need a Multidisciplinary Approach? The Example of ASF in Europe.

Invited Speaker: Lina Mur, DVM, MSc, PhD

Date: February 23rd, 2017; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: Prospects of Veterinary Epidemiology Research in Bangladesh: Special Focus on Neonatal Calf Diarrhea

Invited Speaker: Sharmin Chowdhury, DVM, MSc, PhD

Date: January 31st, 2017; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis



Title: Managing the Wildlife-Domestic Interface in South-East Spain

Invited Speaker: Professor Joaquin Vicente, DVM, MSc, PhD

Date: July 25th, 2016
Location: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis


Title: Network Analysis and Risk Ranking of Salmon Farms in Ireland

Invited Speaker: Tadaishi Yatabe Rodriguez 

Date: May 27th, 2016  
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis

Ireland Salmon Farms


Title: Uncertainty in Veterinary Science: Challenges and Approaches

Invited Speaker: Dr. Helga R. Høgåsen, DVM, PhD

Date: November 10th, 2015
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis

Title: Catastrophic Die-off of Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan: May - June 2015

Invited Speaker: Dr. Wendy Beauvais, PhD

Date: August 3rd, 2015
Location: 1041 Valley Hall, UC Davis


TitleEcological niche models and Bayesian Phylogeography: Potentials for Newly Emerging Avian Influenza Surveillance

Invited Speaker: Mohammad Alkhamis, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Date: May 6th, 2015
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis

TitleNew Advances and Insights of African Swine Fever (ASF) Epidemiology

Invited SpeakersProf. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino, DVM, PhD, Dhc & Dr. Marisa Arias, PhD

Date: February 19th, 2015
Location: 1030 Valley Hall, UC Davis

ASF News

Title: Analysis of Poultry Trade Networks in Malaysia

Invited SpeakerNor Arlina Amirah bt Ahmad Ghani, PhDc

Date: February 3rd, 2015
Location: 1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis


TitleSurvival Analysis of White Spot Syndrome Epidemic From 2005 to 2011 in Sinaloa, Mexico

Invited SpeakerDr. Ana Muniesa, DVM, PhDc

Date: December 19th, 2014
Location: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis


TitlePotential of Social Network Analysis to Design Risk-Based Surveillance and Control Strategies

Invited SpeakerDr. Anne Relun, DVM, PhD

Date: December 12th, 2014
Location: 1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis

TitleInfectious disease epidemiology in Aquatic Organisms: experiences from South America and Europe

Theme I (8:30-10:00am): Risk assessment of the spread of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in shrimp industry in Mexico. (Speaker: Dr Leobardo Montoya Rodríguez and Dr. María Cristina Chávez Sánchez, CIAD, Mexico).

Theme II (10:15-11:00): Infectious disease epidemiology in the Chilean salmon industry (Speaker: Dr. Fernando Mardones, CADMS-UC Davis)

Theme III (11:00-11:45): Risk-based surveillance of aquatic populations: the European approach. (Speaker: Prof. Ignacio de Blas, University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Theme IV (11:45-12:30): Near-real time platforms for surveillance, risk assessment and modeling of infectious diseases affecting Aquatic Organisms: the example of Disease BioPortal® (Speaker: Prof. Beatriz Martínez-López, CADMS-UC Davis)

Date: October 8th, 2014
Location: 1041 Valley Hall, UC Davis



Missed a seminar? Access some of our presentations from past CADMS seminars below.