Update 23 July 2020: ICAHS4 will be held on 11-13 November 2020

We continue to closely monitor the developments of the COVID-19 situation, and we are still planning to have the 4th International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS4) on  Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 November 2020 in Copenhagen. 

Any updates with regards to the COVID-19 and the ICAHS4 Conference will be posted here and communicated directly to all registered participants, invited speakers and sponsors.

We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen!

4th International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance - Bridging Science and Policy

The International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance is a truly unique event creating a forum for the interface between science, food production and policy. The key to effective surveillance that supports food security, food safety and public health is to bring together scientists, food production representatives and policy makers to understand what is needed and how it can be done with benefits for everyone.

To enable this, ICAHS 4 in Copenhagen will be organised by a consortium of three local partners representing policy, food production and science. Combined with the efficiency and easy access to Copenhagen, we believe that the ICAHS conference placed in Copenhagen will attract a large number of delegates and develop into a blooming society that will improve surveillance internationally.

  • Copenhagen is easily accessible for scientists, policy makers and food producers as a main hub in Northern Europe. The result will be a large ICAHS4—affordable and accessible for all.
  • Denmark is at the forefront of One Health Surveillance and ICAHS4 in Copenhagen is an ideal opportunity to share decades of experiences on One Health Surveillance.
  • Partnership surveillance between government, industry, public health, practitioners and multiple other stakeholders is a tradition in Denmark and a cornerstone in The Danish Way of working.
  • Danish ‘HYGGE’ is world famous and very hip ….and with good reason. Come to Denmark and find out what the fuss is all about.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!


  • Lis Alban, University of Copenhagen & Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Denmark
  • Johanne Ellis-Iversen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Anette Boklund, Technical University of Denmark
  • Erik Rattenborg, SEGES, Denmark
  • Sten Mortensen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  • Tina Birk Jensen, SEGES, Denmark


2nd Abstract Submission: 17 July 

2nd Abstract Notification: 15 September 

Update submitted abstracts: 1 October 


DGI-Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark


The conference will be held in English.


The ICAHS4 conference will be organised in partial collaboration with ISESSAH.