Managing Highly Infectious Diseases:
Developing the Science and Policies to Arrest Contagions

Guest Speaker: Professor Alan Olmstead, Distinguished Research Professor
University of California, Davis

On Thursday 5 February 2015, the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Gardiner Foundation,
will co-host a half-day workshop titled ‘
Foot-and-mouth disease: Outbreak response and decision making in
an Australian context
’ followed by the D.C. Blood Oration ‘Arresting Contagion – Easier Said Than Done’ to
be delivered by Professor Alan Olmstead. Dr Olmstead’s recent book with Paul W. Rhode,
Creating Abundance:
Biological Innovation and American Agricultural Development
, examines three centuries of technological advance
in American agriculture. Professor Olmstead’s research has appeared in leading economics and history
journals and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. 

Thursday 5 February – For more details see flyer