Animal Innovation Forum

Join us at the first UK forum bringing together industry, academia and other stakeholders in
animal health at the RVC’s historic campus.

11-13 September 2024 RVC London

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Our speakers

Donal Murphy
Deputy CEO and Head of International and Regulatory Affairs - NOAH

Helen Roberts
Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Environment, Rural Affairs and Agriculture - DEFRA

Dr Grace O’Gorman
Head of External Affairs - UK Agri-Tech Centre

Chris Lyons
Innovation Lead Agriculture - Agriculture and Food, Innovate UK

Our preliminary programme

Chair: Dawn Howard (NOAH)
Prof Bryan Charleston (Pirbright Institute)
Dr Helen Roberts (DEFRA)
Muna Anjum, (Animal and Plant Health Agency)
Steve Nanchen (Elanco Animal Health)
Paul Dick (Paul Dick and Associates)

Chair: Scott Roberts (Royal Veterinary College)

Panellists include:
Veterinary Medicines Directorate (name tbc)
Donal Murphy (NOAH)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (name tbc)
Chris Lyons (Innovate UK)
Grace O'Gorman (UK Agri-Tech Centre)


09:00 – 9:30 Depart RVC London – transport arranged

Prof Stuart Reid CBE (President and Principal, Royal Veterinary College)

Chair: Jo Bailey, (Royal Veterinary College)
A series of talks and conversations highlighting academic innovation in livestock and companion animal health from the Royal Veterinary College.

12:45 – 1:30

Unique insight and tours to delegates of RVC facilities and centres to include:

Centre for Vaccinology and Regenerative Medicine.
Tour lead Professor Dirk Werling (Royal Veterinary College)

Centre for Translational Research and Clinical Imaging (TRACI)
Tour lead: Dr Victoria Watts (Queen Mother Hospital for Animals)

Structure and Motion Laboratory
Tour lead: Professor Richard Bomphrey (Royal Veterinary College)

Epidemiology, modelling the value of pharmacological interventions to farmers
Workshop leads: Professor Javier Guitian (Royal Veterinary College) and Dr Pablo Alarcon Lopez (Royal Veterinary College)

Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe (Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science, Royal Veterinary College)

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