Avian Infectious Diseases 2021 – a view from Twitter
Posted on September 23, 2021 by Alex Kubiakowska-Welch
The Microbiology Society’s third Focused Meeting of the year, Avian Infectious Diseases 2021, took place digitally on 15–17 September 2021. The aim of the event was to bring together the scientific community to help find solutions to the biggest challenges in avian infectious diseases and provide a forum for discussion not only on individual pathogens, but also on cross-cutting areas of relevance to multiple infections. Here, we look back on the three-day event with a view from Twitter.
We were delighted to welcome delegates who work in the field of avian infectious diseases to our digital Focused Meeting. Day one consisted of talks surrounding the theme of molecular and cell biology, molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis and host response.
Today we host our third Focused Meeting of the year: Avian Infectious Diseases 2021. Join us for sessions on molecular and #CellBiology, molecular #Epidemiology and #Pathogenesis and #HostResponse. https://t.co/BmnuiLjpZw #Avian21 pic.twitter.com/ruL98cn0TR— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 15, 2021
Ahead of the meeting, there was much anticipation for the range of sessions and talks.
With #campyuk last week and the @Microbiosoc focused meeting on Avian Infectious Diseases #Avian21 starting today I'm really getting used to having a great online conference to tune into every week.....— Tadhg O Croinin (@TadhgOCroinin) September 15, 2021
Following an introduction from organising committee members Dr Holly Shelton (The Pirbright Institute, UK) and Andrew Broadbent (University of Maryland, USA), presentations started.
Today I presented my recent work entitled "Fowlpox Virus Infection is sensed by the cGAS/STING pathway in chicken macrophages" at #avian21. Thanks for the excellent organisation and opportunity, and all that collaborated in this project! 🐣 https://t.co/6g3Gis1u9x— Marisa Oliveira (@MS_Oliveir) September 15, 2021
Rose Parsa now presents her research at #Avian21 with a talk titled ‘Epidemiology of coccidian and helminthic endoparasites in wild passerine populations across the British Isles’. Learn more about her research in this news story. https://t.co/dsRAGSncuo— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 15, 2021
It was great to be able to showcase some of the exciting research from our invited speakers…
#Avian21 will shortly continue with a talk from invited speaker @EvolveDotZoo. Learn more about Professor Pybus’ research in this journal article which explores more on avian viromics. https://t.co/aZKyENAp71 pic.twitter.com/yRA2K8g77q— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 15, 2021
…and recognise some of the fantastic ongoing work of microbiologists working in the field…
…before we concluded day one.
That concludes day one of Avian Infectious Diseases 2021! Thank you to all who have joined us and presented at the Focused Meeting so far. Join us tomorrow as we host three sessions that explore Pathogenesis and Pathogen - host interactions. https://t.co/t3XlBwaBgW #Avian21 pic.twitter.com/MHAR5m47S9— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 15, 2021
We welcomed delegates back to day two of the Focused Meeting with a focus on ‘Pathogenesis and pathogen – host interactions’.
Welcome to day two of #Avian21. Ahead of organising committee member @RobLaRagione introducing the first session of the day, why not delve into more Pathogenesis and Pathogen content from #JMedMicro https://t.co/hK18w0KwH8 in our Avian Infectious Diseases collection? pic.twitter.com/uKBnUimvkX— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 16, 2021
As sessions commenced, it was wonderful to see the potential of current research outcomes…
…and to see our members and delegates enjoying the fantastic range of talks.
PhD student @FSargison discusses how her research provides broad new insights into the evolution of avian #Staphylococcus aureus. Learn more about S. aureus in our blog. https://t.co/lj4Zw8Jadb #Avian21— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 16, 2021
At the end of the day, we hosted a networking session…
In 15 minutes, our networking session will commence at #Avian21. Join to meet others working in the same field of research and to discuss your work in more depth.— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 16, 2021
…before we concluded the second day of the Focused Meeting.
Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at day two of Avian Infectious Diseases 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back tomorrow for the final day of the Focused Meeting. https://t.co/t3XlBwaBgW #Avian21 pic.twitter.com/RDwILpCZ2z— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 16, 2021
Before we knew it, the final day of the Focused Meeting was upon us. Friday’s theme of sessions focused on the topic of ‘Control.’
Welcome to the final day of the Avian Infectious Diseases 2021 Focused Meeting. Our final sessions explore the techniques researchers are looking into to help control avian diseases. https://t.co/t3XlBwaBgW #Avian21 pic.twitter.com/VKWwj7s5tH— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 17, 2021
After a brief introduction from organising committee member, Dr Holly Shelton, the final day commenced.
Tuning into Avian Infectious Diseases conference this afternoon. I'll be presenting my work on potential AMR transfer between E. colu in fake chickens at 4.30pm #Avian21— Joy Leng (@Joy_Leng) September 17, 2021
Dr Damer Blake of @RoyalVetCollege discusses recombinant vaccines at #Avian21. Read more about the immunogenicity in chickens with administered recombinant Lactobacillus saerimneri in #JMedMicro https://t.co/EuCZVgP0pu. pic.twitter.com/uNIeQpr8uc— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 17, 2021
Really interesting talk on AMR in Campylobacter by @dutchscientist at #Avian21 which raises interesting questions about AMR stability over time. Lots of new ideas to annoy PhD students with next week. Cheers Arnoud! and apologies in advance @Gilly_Carney @eogorman1499— Tadhg O Croinin (@TadhgOCroinin) September 17, 2021
As the meeting drew to a close, we encouraged those with an interest in the field of avian infectious diseases to continue the conversation and check out our journal collection…
As #Avian21 draws to a close, keep the conversation going and explore more avian content like infectious bursal disease virus in #JGenVirol https://t.co/JrR2xM5twu from organising committee member @DrAndyBroadbent and others in our Avian Infectious Diseases collection. pic.twitter.com/sTE1Ur1iST— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 17, 2021
…and it was fantastic to see that the event had a positive impact on those who helped organise and attend.
Thanks to everyone who attended #Avian21 - I thought the talks were fantastic and the quality of the science was really high. Thanks also to @MicrobioSoc for all your help organizing. I hope we can all meet again soon 🦅 🦢 🐦 🦠 pic.twitter.com/GeoCAdv1Bf— Andrew Broadbent (@DrAndyBroadbent) September 17, 2021
Thank you to all the organisers, invited speakers, presenters, sponsors and delegates who made the Avian Infectious Diseases Focused Meeting a great success.
Thank you to everyone that joined the Avian Infectious Diseases 2021 Focused Meeting and contributed to making the event a success. We look forward to welcoming you at future events and Focused Meetings taking place in 2021/2022 very soon. https://t.co/GWvW3Vx17H #Avian21 pic.twitter.com/WmNfAn8n6g— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 17, 2021