2019 Conference – Atlanta

 The call for abstracts is now open !


ISESSAH 2019 Conference – Atlanta, USA


The ISESSAH 2019 conference will be hold on 20th and 21st July 2019 in Atlanta. 

The 2019 ISESSAH Meeting will immediately proceed and integrate with the 2019 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) meeting July 21-23. For more details please see the conference website.


The provisional programme includes keynote presentations from leading thinkers in economics and social sciences, namely:

  • Carl Johan Lagerkvist, Department Head and Professor of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Danny Hughes, Professor, Director, Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Glynn Tonsor, Professor Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
  • Jonathan Rushton, Professor of Animal Health and Food Systems Economics (N8 Chair), University of Liverpool, UK


There will be sessions with oral presentations (15 min), flash talks (3 min) as well as poster sessions. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Presenters in the early stage of their career can apply to participate in the competition for the best oral presentation and poster. There will be a social function and dinner to provide ample time for the participants to engage in discussion.

Call for abstract :

We are welcoming all abstracts in economics and social sciences of animal health, and specially these exploring the themes of the conference: “One Health”, “Zoonotic,” and “Global Burden of Animal Disease.” Abstract may focus on methods and techniques, development of theory, education and/or policy. Applications particularly appreciated include:

  • Animal health surveillance, control and public policies
  • The role of human behaviour, institutions, market, policies… in the ecology of animal diseases
  • Interface between animals, humans, and the environment
  • Measurement of disease burden and resources to manage diseases.


Authors should submit abstracts by the 6th of March 2019, using the following link.

Abstracts should have

  • a title of maximum 150 characters (including spaces)
  • an interpretative summary of maximum 400 characters (including spaces, highlighting the practical implications and/or the impact of the work and its link with the themes of the congress
  • an abstract body of maximum 2,000 characters (including spaces) OR an abstract body of maximum 1,500 characters (including spaces) and a graph, table or picture. The body should include the usual items: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion.


Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific expert panel and will be selected for oral, flash talk and poster or poster presentation based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the research to the conference theme,
  • Scientific quality of the research approach,
  • Quality of the abstract writing, and
  • A slight preference will be given to abstracts that summarise completed research compared to ongoing work.

Moreover, the panel will aim to achieve a balance in terms of geographical representation, gender and level of seniority.


Authors will be notified of the decision early April 2019.

Please upload the complete call for abstract here.