Canine Medical Scent Detection of Samples of SARS-CoV-2 Infected Individuals: Current Opportunities and Pitfalls

We are pleased to announce the participation of Prof. Holger Volk from University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany in Digital Olfaction 2021 Annual meeting which will be held on December 6-7, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan & Online. Prof. Volk will discuss the “Canine Medical Scent Detection of Samples of SARS-CoV-2 Infected Individuals: Current Opportunities and Pitfalls“.

In his recent studies, Prof. Volk demonstrates that canines have an extraordinary olfactory scent and combined with the possibility to learn by operant conditioning enables dogs for their use as medical detection dogs in a wide range of applications. Additionally, multiple groups have published that dogs can detect samples from SARS-CoV2 infected individuals in a laboratory setting with a high rate of accuracy. However, many questions remain to be answered to ensure that dogs can be deployed in the field in the various scenarios reliably. He will discuss current opportunities and pitfalls of canine medical scent detection dogs.

 

Digital Olfaction 2021 Annual Meeting

December 6-7, 2021 – Tokyo, Japan & Online
www.digital-olfaction.com

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