ICAHS4 postponed to 3-5 May 2022

In light of the recent developments in the pandemic, we have decided to postpone the 4th International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS4) to 3-5 May 2022 in Copenhagen.

Whilst feeling optimistic about hosting the conference in November only a few weeks ago, the recent developments in the COVID-19 situation, in Copenhagen and elsewhere around the world have resulted in the decision to postpone the conference again.

With the health of the global community as a main priority and the planning of participants, speakers, sponsors, and collaborators in mind, we find that it is best to make this decision now rather than later. Furthermore, we hope that by postponing the conference we will ensure that as many as possible will be able to attend the conference.

We hope for your understanding and look forward to welcoming all participants to Copenhagen in May 2022.


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

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 4th International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS4), which will be held 3-5 May 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. You will join approximately 300 other participants, mainly authority representatives, researchers, veterinarians and other stakeholders from all over the world.

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 animal health, 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 five 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 become an inspiring event that will improve surveillance internationally.

  • Copenhagen is easily accessible 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, academia, 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 hope you will join us in Copenhagen!

Kind regards

The Local Organising Committee:
Lis Alban, Danish Agriculture & Food Council / University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Johanne Ellis-Iversen, Technical University of Denmark – National Food Institute
Anette Boklund, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Erik Rattenborg, SEGES - Cattle, Denmark
Sten Mortensen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
Tina Birk Jensen, SEGES – Danish Pig Research Centre