Urban Zoo Team — Out and About
The International Symposium for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) 14th conference was held in Merida, Yucatan in Mexico from 3rd to 7th November 2015. The Urban Zoo group was well represented by Patrick Muinde, Pablo Alarcon, Paula Dominguez, Maud Carron, Joshua Onono, Judy Bettridge, Annie Cook and Jonathan Rushton.
The theme of the conference was “Veterinary Epidemiology & Economics: Planning our future” and this group gave oral presentations in several streams in the confer-ence, including presenting much of the work on value chains; but also gave talks on food nutrition, zoonoses, animal health economics, statistics and food safety.
In addition to having some excellent talks, the social side of the conference was also highly enjoyable, with many opportunities to sample local food and see some of the historical sites around Yucatan. This also provided a chance to meet and discuss science with colleagues from around the globe.