It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 14th EPIZONE Annual Meeting.

The meeting will be held from 28-30 September 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, and will be hosted by IRTA-CReSA the Spanish organisation for Animal Health Research.

Theme of the 14th Annual Meeting will be “Towards New Horizons”. On the one hand, referring to the location of the conference venue, which is World Trade Center Barcelona, located at the seaside as if it was a boat, so the feeling is to move towards new horizons as a crew, following the same direction and working as a team.

On the other hand, we are globally opening a new period or horizon (2020 years) facing new challenges related to infectious diseases related to infectious diseases, like climate change and globalization.

Focus will be on current research efforts in the field of epizootic animal diseases of  livestock a.o. cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, fish and horses.

Renowned speakers will be chosen to give a broad, up-to-date overview of this rapidly evolving and multi-disciplinary field. Interesting selected poster and oral presentations, about recent research on the well-known EPIZONE themes including: diagnosis, intervention strategies, risk assessment, and surveillance and epidemiology of epizootic diseases, will be part of the scientific programme.

The meeting shall bring together an outstanding and diverse group of researchers to foster scientific exchange and to establish new contacts or collaborations.

Also in Barcelona, the Young EPIZONE core group will organise an interesting and inspiring program for young scientists in the field of epizootic diseases.

We are sure that Barcelona, the lively city on the East coast of Spain, with its beautiful Gaudi architectures, will be the perfect place to create a stimulating atmosphere of exciting talks, inspiring discussions, and scientific curiosity.

We are looking forward to your participation and welcoming you in Barcelona in September 2020!