Speakers

Amy L. Vincent

MSc in Genetics and PhD in Immunobiology from Iowa State University (USA). Principal Investigator at the USDA - ARS National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames - Iowa.

Armin Saalmüller

PhD at the Eberhard-Karl University (Germany). Head of the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna (Austria).

Artur Summerfield

PhD at the Federal Research Center for Viral Diseases (Germany). Professor of Veterinary Immunology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern (Switzerland).

Bruno Silva

Bachelor Degree in Animal Science, PhD in Animal Bioclimatology. Professor and researcher in Pig Nutrition and Production and Environmental Adaptation at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Carlos Piñeiro

MSc in Animal Science at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). PhD at Meiji-Tokyo University (Japan). Member of the Association of Veterinary Consultants of the European College of Swine Health Management. Researcher at PigChamp Pro Europa.

Carmina Gallardo

PhD in Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Sciences to the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology in Madrid (Spain).

Chris Kuster

MSc in Swine Medicine and Theriogenology at the University of Illinois (USA). President, laboratory director and senior veterinary consultant for Kuster Research and Consulting, Inc.in Atkinson (USA).

Christian Gortazar

PhD in Veterinary Sciences at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Professor at the Research Institute of Cinegetic Resources at the University of Castilha-La Mancha (Spain).

Eduardo Cobo

MSc and PhD in Comparative Pathology at the University of California (USA). Professor at the University of Calgary (Canada).

Enric Mateu

PhD at University of Barcelona (Spain). Professor of Animal Health at the Veterinary School of the University of Barcelona (Spain).

Guillermo Ramis Vidal

PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Murcia (Spain). Professor of the Department of Animal Production at the University of Murcia (Spain).

Heather L. Wilson

PhD in Biology at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). Professor at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada).

Jennifer Patterson

MSc in Animal Science at the University of Alberta (Canada). Researcher at Livestock Genetic, University of Alberta (Canada)

Jeroen Dewulf

PhD in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent (Belgium). MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University.

Johannes Kauffold

PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig (Germany). Professor at the University of Leipzig and member of the European College of Swine Production Medicine.

John Morris Fairbrother

PhD in Veterinary Microbiology at College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University (USA). Professor at the University of Montreal (Canada), member of the World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE.

John Pluske

PhD at the University of Western Australia. Professor at the University of Western Australia and CEO of the Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd.

Jose Manoel S. Vizcaino

PhD at the University of Madrid (Spain). Director of the laboratory for African Swine Fever at the World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE. President of the European Society of Veterinary Virology.

Locke Karriker

MSc at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University (USA). Professor of swine medicine at the Department of Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB).

Manuel Borca

PhD in microbiology. Lead scientist at the "Countermeasures to Control Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine" program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (USA).

Marcelo Gottschalk

PhD in microbiology and immunology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal (Canada). Professor at the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal (Canada).

Maria Jose Hötzel

PhD at the University of Western Australia. Professor at the Department of Animal Science and Rural Development at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).

Maria Pieters

PhD at the University of Minnesota (USA). Principal Investigator of the Mycoplasma Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota (USA).

Megan Niederwerder

Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine, PhD. Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University (USA).

Michael Mendl

PhD in animal behavior at the University of Cambridge (UK). Professor of Animal Behavior and Welfare and Head of the Animal Welfare and Behavior Group at the University of Bristol (UK).

Paulo Campos

MSc in Bioclimatology and Nutrition of Monogastrics at the Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil). PhD in Bioclimatology and Pig Production at the Agrocampus Ouest - INRA (France). Professor at the Department of Animal Science of the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV).

Rafael Frandoloso

PhD in Veterinary Immunology and Microbiology at the University of León (Spain). Professor at the Veterinary Medicine, University of Passo Fundo (Brazil).

Robert Friendship

Professor of swine health management in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College and the Swine Research Co-ordinator for the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Robert Knox

PhD in Animal Science at the University of Nebraska (USA). Professor and researcher of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois (USA), specialist in pig reproduction and member of the Sow Bridge Committee, one of the best programs available to producers for unbiased and
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Sandra Blome

Sandra Blome studied veterinary medicine at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and has a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. Since 2008 she is senior scientist at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI), Germany, and responsible for the national reference laboratories for classical and African swine fever.

Sara Monteiro Pires

PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Senior Researcher at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark).

Satoshi Otake

PhD at the University of Minnesota (USA). President of Swine Extension & Consulting, Inc and member of the Swine Disease Eradication Center, University of Minnesota (USA), and board member of the Japanese Association of Swine Veterinarians (Japon).

Siska Croubels

Professor and director of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University (Belgium).

Stefan Bjorkman

PhD in Veterinary Medicine and Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction. Adjunct Professor in Animal Reproduction at the Department of Production Animal Medicine of the University of Helsinki / Finland.

Suresh Neethirajan

Professor of the Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands)

Ulf Magnusson

PhD at the European College of Animal Breeding. Professor in animal breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden).