16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals

Conference

16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce the 16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals (ICPD), taking place in The Netherlands from 20 to 23 June 2016!

Organised by ICPD 2016, Wageningen UR & Utrecht University
Date

Mon 20 June 2016 until Thu 23 June 2016

Venue Wageningen

The goal of the ICPD is to unite scientists from different disciplines and various countries to advance the study and understanding of health and disease in animals managed for food production. It has its roots in the study of metabolic and nutritional diseases affecting health and welfare of farm animals. Nowadays the scope of the conference extended with many other disciplines in ruminant, swine and poultry science, such as epidemiology, genetics and immunology.

Programme and information

Information for participants (about the location, scheduled time of each presentation, guidelines, etc.) can be found here. The Book of Abstracts can be downloaded (pdf) or ordered (paperback) here.

Presentations

Presentations (oral and poster) are submitted to the following sessions:

Session title Chair Invited speaker(s)
PROHEALTH: Sustainable control of pig and poultry production disease (in cooperation with the EU project PROHEALTH) Prof. Ilias Kyriazakis, Newcastle University Dr. Anne Boudon, INRA Rennes Dr. Jens Peter Christensen, University of Copenhagen
Heat stress: consequences and prevention Dr. David Renaudeau, INRA Rennes Prof. Dr. Paulo Campos, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Brazil
Reproductive disorders in farm animals Prof. Matt Lucy, University of Missouri Prof. Dr. Geert Opsomer, Ghent University
Locomotion disorders Prof. Dr. Christer Bergsten, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Dr. Nick Bell, Royal Veterinary College London
Adaptation to lactation Prof. Dr. Helga Sauerwein, University of Bonn Dr. Josef Gross, University of Bern Dr. Ariëtte van Knegsel, Wageningen UR
Gut health and microbiota Prof. Dr. Hauke Smidt, Wageningen UR Dr. Ole Højberg, Aarhus University Dr. Robert Pieper, Freie Universität Berlin
Production diseases in poultry Prof. Dr. Josef Kamphues, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Korbel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Dr. Ingrid de Jong, Wageningen UR Livestock Research
Welfare and production trade-offs Dr. Bas Rodenburg and Dr. Liesbeth Bolhuis, Wageningen UR Dr. Emma Baxter, Scotland’s Rural College
Economics of disease Prof. Dr. Henk Hogeveen, Wageningen UR Dr. Mariska van der Voort, Wageningen UR
Free communications Dr. Gert van Duinkerken, Wageningen UR, Livestock Research

Abstract submission

Submission of abstracts will be handled through or abstract submission website. The deadline for submission is 29 February 2016.

Presentations are invited on the following topics:

  • PROHEALTH: Sustainable control of pig and poultry production disease (in cooperation with the EU project PROHEALTH)
  • Heat stress: consequences and prevention
  • Reproductive disorders in farm animals
  • Locomotion disorders
  • Adaptation to lactation
  • Gut health and microbiota
  • Production diseases in poultry
  • Welfare and production trade-offs
  • Economics of disease
  • Free communications

Guidelines for abstract submission

All abstracts are written and presented in English. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the authors. Abstracts must not exceed 3,000 keystrokes including title, authors and affiliations. Please do not include tables, figures, keywords or references.

Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used, the results, and conclusions. Results should be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions drawn. Reviewers will be advised to reject abstracts that do not contain data, since it is very difficult to evaluate the suitability of these abstracts for presentation. The decision on acceptance/rejection by the scientific committee is final.

Referees will decide whether abstracts are accepted (with amendments, if necessary) and, if accepted, whether they should be oral papers or posters. They will also assign oral papers to the most appropriate sessions for the symposium.

Notifications of acceptance of abstracts will be e-mailed to the author by April 1, 2016.

The presenting author should be indicated carefully. Be aware that if this presenting author does not register by 15 April 2016, your contribution will be removed from the programme and proceedings book.

Guidelines for oral communications

In each presentation room, a video projector and computer will be available for showing Power Point presentations. We will only use Windows-based computers and Power Point software, so please provide us with a file compatible with these materials. We recommend that you use the 16:10 format for your presentation and also bring a pdf file of your presentation.

Please bring your presentation on a USB stick and make sure to download your presentation in the “speakers’ corner” no later than during the preceding session. Presentations scheduled for Tuesday morning should be provided to the organisers already during the Reception on Monday afternoon.

Your communication must be given in English. Each session will be chaired by a chairperson who will introduce the speakers and initiate discussion. The chairperson will be asked by the Organising Committee to strictly respect the time schedule.

In plenary sessions, each invited keynote presentation must not last longer than 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion and changing speakers.

The offered, short oral communications must not last longer than 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for discussion and changing speakers.

Guidelines for posters

The maximum poster size is 140 cm (height) x 100 cm (width). The posters should be mounted with pins. Pins will be available at the conference venue.

Your poster must contain the following elements: Title, author(s) and institution (positioned at the top); aim, methods, results and conclusions. Visual presentations, e.g. graphs, histograms and photographs, are strongly encouraged. A photograph at the top right-hand corner of the poster would help the audience to identify the presenting author.

Guidelines for minimum font sizes (letter height) are as follows:

  • Poster title: 20 mm
  • Author(s), institution: 13 mm
  • Headings: 13 mm
  • Body text: 9 mm

Posters are expected to be displayed during specific poster sessions. Authors are assigned to a poster session and will have to be present in front of their posters during poster sessions according to the conference programme, to answer questions regarding their poster.

Scientific & Social Programme

Social events

  • Monday 20 June, 17.00 - 19.00h (free entrance) The registration and welcome reception will take place in Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, at walking distance from the conference venue.
  • Wednesday 22 June, 16.30 - 20.00h (€15,- pp) An excursion to the animal facilities CARUS will be combined with a dinner buffet at the Wageningen UR Campus.
  • Thursday 23 June, 17.00 -23.30h (€50,- pp) Buses will take us for an excursion to Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, where also the conference dinner will take place.
    Programme
    Monday 20 June
    17.00-19.00h Registration and opening drinks
    Tuesday 21 June
    07.30-18.00 Registration desk & speakers’ corner open
    08.30-09.00 Welcome and Opening
    09.00-12.00 Scientific sessions:
    - Locomotion disorders
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Christer Bergsten, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    Invited: Dr. Nick Bell, Royal Veterinary College London - Early lameness detection, cow comfort and infectious lesion control: lessons from the UK
    - Production diseases in poultry
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Josef Kamphues, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
    Invited: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Korbel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – The impact of light on poultry behaviour
    Invited: Dr. Ingrid de Jong, Wageningen UR Livestock Research - New approaches in housing and management to improve foot pad health in fattening poultry
    12.00-13.30 Lunch
    13.30-17.00 Scientific sessions:
    - Gut health and microbiota
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Hauke Smidt, Wageningen UR
    Invited: Dr. Ole Højberg, Aarhus University - Enhancing gastrointestinal robustness to prevent major pig and poultry production diseases
    Invited: Dr. Robert Pieper, Freie Universität Berlin - Nutritional modulation of the intestinal microbiota - host interplay in weaned pigs
    - Heat stress; consequences and prevention
    Chair: Dr. David Renaudeau, INRA Rennes
    Invited: Prof. Dr. Paulo Campos, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys - Physiological responses of growing pigs to high ambient temperature and/or health challenges
    Wednesday 22 June
    07.30-18.00 Registration desk & speakers’ corner open
    08.30-12.00 Scientific sessions:
    - Adaptation to lactation
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Helga Sauerwein, University of Bonn
    Invited: Dr. Josef Gross, University of Bern - Production diseases 2.0 – Surplus or lack of nutrients in transition dairy cows?
    Invited: Dr. Ariëtte van Knegsel, Wageningen UR - Customising dry period length to improve adaptation to lactation in dairy cows
    12.00-13.30 Lunch
    13.30-16.00 Scientific sessions:
    - Economics of disease
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Henk Hogeveen, Wageningen UR
    Invited: Dr. Mariska van der Voort, Wageningen UR - Comparing the economic impact of production diseases in dairy cattle between countries
    - Free communications 1
    Chair: Dr. Gert van Duinkerken, Wageningen UR, Livestock Research
    16.30-20.00 Excursion to animal facilities CARUS and dinner
    Thursday 23 June
    07.30-18.00 Registration desk & speakers’ corner open
    08.30-12.00 Scientific sessions:
    - PROHEALTH
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Ilias Kyriazakis, Newcastle University
    Invited: Dr. Anne Boudon, INRA Rennes - Effect of genetic selection and physical activity on lameness and osteochondrosis prevalence in pigs
    Invited: Dr. Jens Peter Christensen, University of Copenhagen - Escherichia coli in industrial poultry production – aspects of transmission and disease development
    - Reproductive disorders
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Matt Lucy, University of Missouri
    Invited: Prof. Dr. Geert Opsomer, Ghent University - Interaction between metabolism, immune function and uterine health in postpartum dairy cows
    12.00-13.30 Lunch
    13.30-17.00 Scientific sessions:
    - Welfare and production trade-offs
    Chairs: Dr. Bas Rodenburg and Dr. Liesbeth Bolhuis, Wageningen UR
    Invited: Dr. Emma Baxter, Scotland’s Rural College - Optimising welfare and economic performance in alternative farrowing and lactation systems
    - Free communications 2
    Chair: Dr. Gert van Duinkerken, Wageningen UR, Livestock Research
    17.00-23.30 Excursion and conference dinner at Burgers Zoo
    Invited: Dr. Constanze Mager, Burgers Zoo Arnhem - Production diseases in the zoo – what can we learn from each other?

    Download here the programme.

    Registration

    Tickets can be booked for the full conference (3 days) or separate conference days (1-day tickets). Until 15 April 2016 a reduced fee is available (early bird tickets).The excursions and dinners (22 and 23 June) are not included in the conference tickets and need to be booked separately. Fees are according to the table below.

    Participation fees

    Full conference (3-day ticket) Single entrance (1-day ticket)
    General Student General Student
    Early bird, before 15 April 2016 €420 €275 €210 €150
    Normal fee, from 15 April 2016 €475 €330 €235 €175
    Excursion to animal facilities and dinner buffet, Wednesday 22 June €15 €15 €15 €15
    Excursion and conference dinner, Thursday 23 June €50 €50 €50 €50

    Location

    The conference venue is
    Hof van Wageningen, Hotel and Conference Centre.
    Address: Lawickse Allee 9, 6701 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands, phone +31 317 490 133

    Click here for the route description.

    Accommodation options

    Hotel accommodation can be arranged at the conference venue the Hof van Wageningen, or in one of the many options nearby. Below you will find a list of suggestions.

    Distance from venue Name City Price indication (single/double) Contact and booking
    0 km, conference venue Hotel hof van Wageningen Wageningen From €58/€65 Website
    0.5 km, 5 min walk Hotel de Wereld Wageningen From €125/€125 Website
    1.2 km, 15 min walk B&B Guest house 1907 Wageningen From €70/€80 Website
    1.2 km, 15 min walk B&B Het Torentje Wageningen From €60/€70 Website
    2.5 km, 30 min walk/5 min public transport Hotel de Wageningsche Berg Wageningen From €85/€85 Website
    5 km, 10 min public transport B&B De Willemshoeve Wageningen From €55/€80 Website
    6 km, 15 min public transport Hotel Nol in 't Bosch Wageningen From €79/€92 Website
    7 km, 10 min public transport Hotel 't Paviljoen Rhenen From €69/€79 Website
    7 km, 15 min public transport B&B Het Woonrijk Bennekom From €40/€75 Website
    10 km, 15 min public transport Bilderberg hotel Klein Zwitserland Heelsum From €59/€84 Website
    9 km, 20 min public transport Hotel de Reehorst Ede From €59/€59 Website
    12 km, 30 min public transport Hotel de Paasberg Ede From €46/€55 Website
    11 km, 20 min public transport Fletcher Hotel Doorwerth-Arnhem Doorwerth From €89/€99 Website
    13 km, 25 min public transport Bilderberg hotel De Buunderkamp Wolfheze From €89/€89 Website

    General information

    Official language
    The language of the conference is English.

    Climate and Clothing
    It is summer in The Netherlands in June, the temperatures can vary from 16 to 30 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. Click here for current weather information and forecasts.

    Passport and Visas
    Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to The Netherlands.

    Terms and conditions

    Payment terms

    1. The participant in the ICPD 2016 in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 20-23 June 2016, will pay the organiser a participant’s fee as specified on the conference website. The total participation costs must be made as single payment (100% of the participation costs), paid directly or within 14 days after registration. If the participation contract is dated less than 14 days prior to the start of the event, the participation costs must be paid immediately to the organiser.
    2. The participant is liable for all costs incurred by the organiser in connection with its participation, irrespective of whether these costs were incurred on behalf of the participant itself or a third party acting in its name.
    3. If a participant fails to pay the amount owed within the specified period, the organiser is entitled to refuse him/her access to the event, without prejudice to the entitlement of the organiser to seek full payment of the said amount.
    4. It is not possible to make the payment by separate bank account or to receive a separate invoice. Payment can only be done during registration in the registration system and an invoice can be automatically generated when Ideal or Creditcard is used.

    Cancellation terms

    A. Cancellation terms participants

      B. Cancellation terms organisation

      1. Should, in any case, for good reasons (force majeure) the conference -in total- be cancelled, the following will apply:Wageningen UR and/or Utrecht University are not liable for any additional costs (i.e. travel-, hotel costs or any other) made by the participant for this conference.

      Insurance terms

      1. The organiser, directors, agents and personnel of the event or complex are not liable for loss of any kind resulting from damage to or the loss of property, nor for loss due to any other defects to the accommodation or surrounding land, nor for loss resulting from any disaster, or loss to property or persons howsoever else incurred.
      2. The participant is itself liable for all loss of any kind caused in any way by its own act or omission or that of others, to property or persons who work for the organisers, and must indemnify the organisers and personnel against any third-party claim that could be brought against the organisers and the personnel. The participant must ensure prior to participation in the event that it is adequately insured.