Invited speakers on production diseases in farm animals at ICPD 2016

Published on
March 10, 2016

The deadline for abstract submission of the 16th ICPD has closed and a total of 180 abstracts have been submitted for presentation. Moreover, 10 invited speakers with well-known research expertise have already confirmed their contribution to complete the scientific programme dedicated to production diseases in farm animals.

The International Conference on Production Diseases in farm animals (ICPD) is a triennial event for people working in various disciplines related to health and disease in animals managed for food production. From 20-23 June 2016 the 16th ICPD will be organized in Wageningen, with 10 scientific sessions on topics varying from heat stress to reproduction and from locomotion to economics. The social programme will include excursions to the Wageningen UR research facilities and Burgers’ Zoo.

For registration (day-tickets or full conference tickets) or further information on the conference, please go to the conference website. Early bird tickets are available until 15 April!

We look forward to meeting you in Wageningen!

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 To be confirmed
Reproductive disorders in farm animals Prof. Matt Lucy, University of Missouri Prof. Dr. Geert Opsomer
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 To be confirmed
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