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


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


Dr Grace O’Gorman
Head of External Affairs

UK Agri-Tech Centre

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Panellists include:
Prof Bryan Charleston (Director and CEO, Pirbright Institute)
Dr Helen Roberts (Non-livestock disease policy, risk and science advisor, DEFRA and Chair of Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance group (HAIRS))

Panellists include:
Veterinary Medicines Directorate (name tbc)
Donal Murphy (Deputy CEO and Head of International and Regulatory Affairs, NOAH)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (name tbc)
Chris Lyons (Innovation Lead Agriculture from Agriculture and Food Innovate UK)
Grace O'Gorman (Head of External Affairs, 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, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation
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:
Hospitals and clinical research, LEP-funded centres including Centre for Vaccinology and Regenerative Medicine, Centre for Translational Research and Clinical Imaging, Epidemiology and commercial value- modelling the value of pharmacological interventions to farmers, Structure and Motion laboratories `{`tbc`}`

Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science

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