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					                                                     Mirror Group Meeting
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Progress report:
DISCONTOOLS Project
Morgane Delavergne
DISCONTOOLS Project Manager, September 22nd, 2009




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 Objectives
• Focus & prioritise research
• Stimulate delivery of new and improved diagnostics,
  vaccines & pharmaceuticals
   – Develop database on 47 diseases from ETPGAH
   – Develop prioritisation model
   – Develop Gap Analysis model
• Ensure the deployment of new technologies in the
  animal health research area as rapidly as possible
   – Develop blueprint for the identification and
     evaluation of new technologies
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 Organisation
• Stakeholder driven as per ETPGAH
• 5 Work Packages
   – Project Management –WP1
   – Disease Prioritisation – WP2
   – Gap Analysis – WP3
   – Technology Evaluation – WP4
   – Communication – WP5
• Project Management & Communication managed by
  Project Management Board
• Stakeholder Forum & Advisory Council     3
Project Status
Outcome of the last meetings:
• 3rd Project Management Board (PMB) & Chairs
  and Vice-Chairs meetings - January
• Disease Prioritisation (WP 2) meeting - March
• Gap Analysis (WP 3) meeting - March
• Technology Evaluation (WP 4) meeting – March
• Stakeholder Meeting – 8th July
• 4th PMB Meeting – 9th July
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                       Project Status

3rd PMB & Chairs and Vice-Chairs meetings - 1
January 2009
• PMB responsible for Project Management (WP 1)
  and Communication (WP 5)
• Confirmed risk assessment as opposed to risk
  management approach
• Build simple & flexible model crossing bridges as
  we come to them
• Develop model, test on 6 diverse diseases and
  refine as necessary
• Gaps to focus on are Knowledge, Diagnostics,
  Vaccines & Pharmaceuticals                      5
                      Project Status

3rd PMB & Chairs and Vice-Chairs meetings - 2
• Need to define possibly 10 criteria that make up
  the ideal Diagnostic, Vaccine or Pharmaceutical
• Gaps to be ranked in order of priority
• Technology Evaluation blueprints do not exist &
  we need to develop a methodology
• Will look at other industries for ideas
• Management of areas of overlap were agreed
• Website development & finances discussed

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                           Project Status
 Disease Prioritisation (WP 2)
• Develop model and test on RVF, FMD, BTV, AI, Mastitis &
  Rinderpest – Currently under testing
• Criteria for “Disease Scoring Model” (Prioritisation Model) –
  Knowledge, Impacts (Society, Public Health, Trade, Welfare)
  & Control Tools reviewed along with an accompanying
  Interpretation Guide
• Scores & coefficients discussed
• “Disease and Product Analysis” document reviewed
  (questionnaire framework for gathering information for
  database)
• Leaders for each Expert Group (Expert Group for each of
  the 47 diseases) discussed – 8-10 people per group
• Experts Groups – Process ongoing to create the groups,
  text will be agreed by mid-November and Scoring finalised
  by Christmas.                                             7
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                      Project Status

Gap Analysis (WP 3) - 1
• “Disease and Product Analysis” document
  reviewed (questionnaire framework for gathering
  information for database) with Gap Analysis in
  mind
• Criteria for “Gap Analysis” – Diagnostics,
  Vaccines & Pharmaceuticals reviewed along with
  an accompanying Interpretation Guide
• This information will feed into the Control Tools
  section of the Prioritisation Model
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Gap Analysis (WP 3) - 2
• Limit number of gaps to those that are critical and
  prioritise
• Expert Groups – include laboratory expertise,
  epidemiology, industry, diagnostics,
  economic/trade expertise
• European focus but with Global perspective
• Look at endemic and epidemic diseases in
  Europe & a Global view thereafter
• Reviewing databases of products available
  across the Globe
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                      Project Status

Technology Evaluation (WP 4)
• Develop web search tool
• Focus on events of relevant Platforms
• Develop template defining who does what
• Target audiences for the output of the WP refined
  (funders, networks of excellence, international
  health bodies, academia, research institutes,
  ERA-Nets)
• A workshop “A process to identify and evaluate
  new technologies” will be organised in December
  2009
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                            Project Status

Stakeholder Meeting – July 2009 - 1
• FP6 and FP7 calls – wide range of projects
  relevant to the ETPGAH AP
• Analysis of the AP recommendations
-   Good progress
-   Avoid duplication: e.g. ICONZ project
-   Overview of all the ongoing research: stakeholder input
-   Recommendation to be made to the European Council:
    reserve fund in emergency situations
• Update on DISCONTOOLS
• Update on the mirror groups                             16
                                Project Status

    Stakeholder Meeting – July 2009 - 2
• EMIDA ERA-Net: “Common call” for research published,
  €20m, 19 partners from 16 countries
• Animal Health Strategy:
-   interaction with the ETPGAH and DISCONTOOLS
-   Any reference to DISCONTOOLS needs to be considered carefully
• AP and future developments of the ETPGAH:
-   Review of the AP: creation of a WG. COPA-COGECA to provide input
-   Innovative Ideas from mirror group to be considered
-   Food security as a “hot topic”
-   Species approach needs consideration – systems approach
-   Importance of MUMS and Companion animals
• Next meeting in June 2010                                         17
                        Project Status

4th PMB (Chairs and Vice-Chairs) meeting
• Reflexions from the stakeholder meeting:
- Update of the document on ongoing research
- Review of AP
• Report from the Working Groups - Chairs
• Financial update
• Web development report :
- Website: www.discontools.eu
- Online on the 14th September
• Report from the EPIZONE and EMIDA meetings
  – good cooperation and coordination      18
Conclusions
• DISCONTOOLS has a clear vision:
   – Build database
   – Define Gaps
   – Prioritise
   – Focus funding from all sources on critical gaps
   – Fight disease!
• Fully flexible model and interactive website that
  can be continuously updated
• Great progress being made - 4 year Project – be
  patient!!                                       19
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                Tel.: +32 (0)2 543 7570
                Fax: +32 (0)2 537 0049
              m.delavergne@ifahsec.org
                    www.discontools.eu




THANK YOU !




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