The Nordic Society for Veterinary Epidemiology (NOSOVE) is an informal organization with the vision of advancing veterinary epidemiology. The volunteering board aim to fulfill the vision by providing courses and opportunities to socialise and strengthen the network among post graduate students, researchers and others with an interest in epidemiology. Events are presented through the society network (blogspot).
NOSOVE started in 1988 as a collaboration between the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and has expanded to include the Baltic countries, but welcome members and participants from all countries.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

NOSOVE board meeting 28th May 2013

NOSOVE board meeting via Skype
28.05.2013; 13:00-13:39

Attending: Brian Lassen, Hanne Kongsted, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Marit Stormoen, Outi Hälli, Arvo Viltrop

Apologies: Ann Lindberg; Aivars Berzins

Minutes (kept by Arvo):
1.       It was discussed, whether we should keep the NOSOVE website for one more year so that it could point to the NOSOVE blog. This would mean that we should pay a fee to the Univ. of Copenhagen for keeping the website.
It was decided to abandon the website and to keep the blog only from now on. As the internet search engines take you directly to the NOSOVE blog, there is no need for the website any more.
2.       On sponsoring the SVEPM 2014 meeting.
NOSOVE agrees to support the SVEPM annual meeting to be held in Dublin in March 2014 with 1000 euro.
When the program for the conference is ready, NOSOVE would like to specify an activity at the conference that the society will be advertised as sponsor of, e.g. a session or workshop with speakers from NOSOVE-countries or themes of special interest to the NOSOVE-countries (i.e. Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia).
3.       NOSOVE meeting and course 2014:
a.       Place and venue: Arvo and Brian (with the support from Outi) persuaded everyone that the meeting should be kept out of Tallinn. Arvo has suggested a little town with great history at west coast of Estonia called Haapsalu. It is located ~100 km from Tallinn, with very  good bus connections (1 hour 50 min drive). It was decided to go to Haapsalu. Arvo will start looking for the venue.
b.      Topic of the course: The poll in blog had serious technical problems, so it is not possibel to get any result out of it. So it was decided that the board members will  make personal inquiries during two following weeks among potential participants and try to figure out which of the two topics (Social network analysis or Sundromic surveillance) is prefered and would collect more participants. Decision will be made there after.

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