Progress 03/15/15 to 03/14/16
Target Audience:The conference had an attendance of 308 individuals. The participants represented academic scientists, industry representatives, medical practitioners, and government employeesfrom a broad range of disciplines related to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli detection, diagnosis, prevention, control and treatment. The conference attracted individuals from all 6 inhabited continents, including the countries listed below: Abstract submission statistics PER COUNTRY Argentina 47 Ireland 4 Australia 11 Italy 10 Austria 3 Japan 10 Belgium 5 The Netherlands 7 Brazil 9 New Zealand 5 Canada 16 Nigeria 3 Denmark 1 Norway 7 Finland 1 Poland 1 France 24 Spain 5 Georgia 2 Sweden 5 Germany 11 United Kingdom 26 USA 80 TOTAL 293 Changes/Problems:
What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided?The conference provided opportunities for professional development for students, public health sanitarians, veterinarians, physicians, and other research and regulatory scientists. How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest?The meeting was open to the public What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals?The organizers of the meeting will assist the next team (from Italy) in organizing the VTEC 2018 meeting to be held in Italy.
What was accomplished under these goals?
The proposed conference was held as planed.