Keeping in view the high risk and emergence of zoonotic infections, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (FVS) took the initiative to organize and hold 1st International Conference on Zoonoses-2014 on October 16-17, 2014 at FVS, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Bosan Road, Multan. This meeting attracted a large number of infectious disease physicians, trainees, veterinarians, microbiologists, laboratory scientists, public health physicians, researchers, policy makers, epidemiologists and other health care professionals from inland and abroad. More than 500 participants including 5 international delegates from research and academic organizations of UK, India and Germany attended this meeting. Due to the overwhelming response of participants and prime importance of zoonotic threats in current era, it was decided to make this event a permanent feature of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, BZ University, Multan on every alternate year to bring the experts together around the theme of Zoonoses. In continuation of 1st International Conference on Zoonoses-2014, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan has planned this 2nd meeting with the aim to bring together veterinarians, medical practitioners and laboratory scientists around the theme of zoonoses in Pakistan. The conference will attract and influence its audience through a program of presentations and panel discussions addressing critical aspects of Zoonoses, with particular emphasis on the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases. The conference will feature presentations by well known authorities with key roles in the areas of research relevant to conference title. Efforts will be made to highlight the areas where new approaches need to be developed and reinforced.
Zoonotic pathogens represent serious threat to human health and generate a great covenant of public health concern and scientific interest in both veterinary and medical sectors. According to a recent report, 75% of the emerging diseases originate from domestic or wild animals. Concern is grown towards zoonotic diseases because of multiple factors like their unpredictable nature, their ability to emerge anywhere and spread rapidly around the globe and their major economic impact on industries. Unfortunately, most of the zoonotic diseases are neglected, having received a lack of attention from researchers, policy makers and funders for many years. In order to highlight the importance of zoonotic disease and to promote greater multi-disciplinary input; the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan has arranged this 2nd International Conference on Zoonoses-2016. The researchers and experts in this conference are expected to explore the reasons and factors driving the emergence of zoonotic diseases to prominence and to identify more efficient strategies and research programs that need to be developed for better understanding and control of emerging zoonotic infections and their public health impact. I do hope that participants will find this event a valuable addition in their existing scientific knowledge and wish them a great success in their future endeavors.
(Prof. Dr. Masood Akhtar)
Prof. Dr. Tahir Amin
Vice Chancellor, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Masood Akhtar
Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, BZU, Multan, Pakistan
Dr. M. M. Awais
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, BZU, Multan, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Irfan Anwar
Dr. Tanveer Ahmad
Dr. Atif Nisar Ahmad
Dr. Muhammad Raza Hameed
Dr. Muhammad Mudasser Nazir
Dr. Femeeda Bibi
Dr. Abdul Asim Farooq
Dr. Hafiz. M. Arshad
Dr. Muhammad Jamshed Khan
Prof. Dr. Alasdair JC Cook, UK
Dr. David J Nisbet, USA
Dr. Hosny El-Adawy, Germany
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal, Thailand
Dr Peter Jolly, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Kamran Ashraf, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Asim Aslam, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Lachhman das Singla, India
Prof. Dr. Halil Selcuk Biricik, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Miroslaw Stankiewics, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tariq Javed, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Baber, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Younus, Pakistan
Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Subhan Qureshi, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Irfan Yousaf, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Sultan Ayaz, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fiaz Qamar, Pakistan
Brig. (R) Dr. M. Ashraf, Pakistan
Dr. Faqir Muhammad, Pakistan
Dr. Elzbeita Hisczensawicka, New Zealand
Dr. Tayyaba Ijaz, Pakistan
Dr. Zafar Qureshi, Pakistan
Dr. Iahtasham Khan, Pakistan
Dr. Abdul Jabbar, Pakistan
Dr. Nuzhat Sial, Pakistan
Dr. Syed Ehtisham-ul-Haque, Pakistan
Muhammad Tariq JavedPakistan
Halil Selcuk BiricikTurkey
David J NisbetUSA
Masroor Ellahi BaberPakistan
Shahana Urooj KazmiPakistan
Md. Siddiqur RahmanBangladesh
Eric J NeumannNewzealnd
Call for abstracts
Abstract submission is now open for 2nd International Conference on Zoonoses-2016. The deadline for abstract
The core program of conference will be divided into oral presentations and poster session on following conference themes:
Guidelines for abstract submission:
The abstracts (maximum 400 words) as MS word document indicating the paper title, authors names and their affiliation should be sent via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. An email confirming the receipt of abstract will be sent to the corresponding authors. Please note that acceptance of abstracts will be conditional with registration paid before conference. All accepted abstracts will be published in conference proceedings book. Selected full length submissions will be published in internationally abstracted journal after peer review process.
Note: The template for preparing the abstract for 2nd International Conference on Zoonoses-2016 can be downloaded here.
Authors are required to download the attached registration form and submit to the Conference Secretariat according to the instructions mentioned on the form.
Rates for the registration for 2nd International Conference on Zoonoses-2016 are as follows:
|US $ 250/-|
(On Registration Desk)
|US $ 400/-|
|*Students (Foreign)||US $ 150/-|
|Pak Rs. 2500/-|
(On Registration Desk)
|Pak Rs. 3500/-|
|*Student (Local)||Pak Rs. 1500/-|
|Spouse or Accompanying Person Fee||Pak Rs. 2000/-|
|Certificate of Participation||Pak Rs. 500/-|
|Certificate of Poster Presentation||Pak Rs. 500/-|
The registered participants will enjoy:
*Student must register with student card.
Please deposit your amount as demand draft in the favor of “International Conference on Zoonoses”, alternatively participants may also deposit their amount online in conference A/C # 12717901631003, HBL, Bahauddin Zakariya University Branch, Multan.
Note: International participants will use following international bank account number (IBAN) for online submission of conference fee:
IBAN PK15 HABB 0012 7179 0163 1003
Please send registration form along with demand draft or online payment slip to:
Conference Secretariat, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (Admin Block),
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Tel: +92-61-9239723 & Fax: +92-61-4745445; Mobile: +92-332-4482304
Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby event location
The organizing committee may help the delegates in searching paid accommodations in and outside the university.
For details please contact: Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Arshad (+923218799876).
Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements. Multan is well connected with other cities in the country by air, rail and road transport.
Foreign participants should make their own arrangements for obtaining Pakistani Visa by contacting the Pakistani Embassy/Consulate in their home countries. If needed, the organizers will send official letter confirming their participation at the conference.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.