Speakers

Johannes Kauffold

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Leipzig. He is a member of the European College of Swine Production Medicine.

Guillermo Ramis Vidal

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Murcia. Currently he is a Full Professor at the University of the Department of Animal Production at the University of Murcia.

Thomas C. Mettenleiter

PhD in biology from Tuebingen. He has been at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI; formerly Federal Research Center for Virus Diseases in Animals) since 1982. He has been president of FLI since 1996.

Olli Peltoniemi

MSc in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, Australia. PhD in pig breeding from the University of Helsinki.

Siska Croubels

Full professor and director of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University - Belgium.

Amy L. Vincent

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

Bruno Silva

Graduated in Animal Science and PhD in Animal Bioclimatology. Currently: Professor and researcher in Pig Nutrition and Production and Environmental Adaptation at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Carmina Gallardo

PhD in Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Sciences (UAM, Madrid, Spain) belonging to the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), in Madrid - Spain.

Chris Kuster

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

Enric Mateu

PhD from UAB - Spain, Professor of Animal Health at the Autonomous Veterinary School of Barcelona - Spain.

Heather L. Wilson

PhD in biology from Saskatchewan. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

Jeroen Dewulf

PhD in epidemiology and control of classical swine fever from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent, Belgium. Master of Science in Veterinary Epidemiology from Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Cum Laude). He is currently a full professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University.

John Pluske

PhD from the University of Western Australia. He is currently a Professor at the University and CEO of the Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd.

Maria Jose Hoztel

PhD in Animal Science. She is currently an associate professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina - Florianópolis. She works in the Department of Animal Science and Rural Development and in the Graduate Program in Agroecosystems.

Paulo Campos

MSc in Bioclimatology and Nutrition of Monogastrics at the Federal University of Viçosa - MG. Full PhD in Bioclimatology and Pig Production at the Agrocampus Ouest - INRA - France. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Animal Science of the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV).

Satoshi Otake

Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. President of Swine Extension & Consulting, Inc and staff member of the University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center (SDEC), and board director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).

Ulf Magnusson

PhD from the European College of Animal Breeding and currently holds the position of full professor in animal breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Christian Gortazar

PhD in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Zaragoza. Professor at the "Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos" (IREC).

Armin Saalmüller

PhD from the Eberhard-Karl University - Tübingen - Germany. Head of the Department of Pathobiology at the Vetmeduni in Vienna.

Artur Summerfield

PhD in Tübingen at the Federal Research Center for Viral Diseases. Professor of Veterinary Immunology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern.

Carlos Piñero

MSc in Animal Science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. PhD from Meiji-Tokyo University. Member of the Association of Veterinary Consultants, of the steering committee of the European College of Swine Health Management.

Eduardo

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology from the University of California - Davis and post-doc at the University of California San Diego and Associate Professor at the University of Calgary.

Jennifer Patterson

MSc in Animal Science from the University of Alberta. Research Associate at Livestock Genetic, University of Alberta.

John Morris Fairbrother

PhD in veterinary microbiology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - Ithaca - New York. OIE expert for E. coli.

Jose Manoel S. Vizcaino

PhD at the Complutense University of Madrid - Spain. Director of the OIE reference laboratory for African swine fever. World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) expert for ASF and AHS. President of the European Society of Veterinary Virology.

Locke Karriker

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

Manuel Borca

Ph.D. in microbiology. Lead scientist for 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.

Marcelo Gottschack

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

Maria Pieters

PhD from the University of Minnesota - USA. Post-doc at the Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois - USA. Principal Investigator of the Mycoplasma Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota - USA.

Mike Mendl

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

Rafael Frandoloso

PhD in Veterinary Immunology and Microbiology from the University of León (ULE) - Spain. Post-doc in Immunology and Structural Biology of Antigens at the University of Calgary - Canada. He is a professor of undergraduate courses in Veterinary Medicine and Medicine at UPF.

Sara Monteiro Pires

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

Roberto Guedes

"Associate Professor of the Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands. Research Expertise in Digital Livestock Farming".