High Quality Poultry Congress 2015

April 15 to April 17

Berlin, Germany

 

Agenda

April 15

 
Before 12:30
Arrivals
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
Day one afternoon presentation – IB control: from Massachusetts to Berlin
14:00
Welcome
14:00 – 14:40
IB types: background and prevalence in Europe
Richard Currie
14:40 – 15:20
IB immunity and control
Sjaak De Wit
15:20 – 15:50
Break
15:50 – 16:30
Discovery of protectotype concept
Jane Cook
16:30 – 17:00
Protectotype from the concept to the practical approach
Rik Koopman
17:00 – 17:30
Monitoring of the protectotype in the field
Filip Boel
17:30
Group Photo
19:00
Meet in hotel lobby for transport to dinner
19:30 – 22:30
Dinner at Berlin TV Tower (Berliner Fernsehturm)

April 16

 
08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast
Day two morning presentation - Nobilis Primo QX: the first Sphereon vaccine
09:00 –09:30

Sphereon technology development. Use and key advantages of Sphereons

Pieter Kuhne
09:30 – 10:10

Nobilis Primo QX a new vaccine (safety profile, etc day-old layers)

Rik Koopman
10:10 – 10:40

Break

10:40 – 11:00

Customer experience using our protectotype approach - PCR data supporting the poultry sector

Peter De Herdt
11:00 – 11:20

Field experience using our protectotype approach - Results of marketing trials: broilers / layer pullets (incl. Ma5+QX at day old)

Sigrid Spies/Kristof Mullem
11:20 – 12:00

Convenience audit and services

Bill Vaughn
12:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Day two afternoon presentation - Novelties to come
14:00 – 14:30

Poultry Vaccines of the Future

Ian Tarpey
14:30 – 15:00

Innovax ILT development (R&D)

Gerdy ten Dam
15:00 – 15:30

ILT protection through recombinant vaccines, Experience worldwide (US+Spain)

Bill Vaughn/Vicente Talla Ferrer
15:30 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:30

Evolution and epidemiology of Avian Reoviruses: are recent outbreaks caused by new Reoviruses strains or are there another mechanisms involved?

Saskia van de Zande
16:30 – 17:00

Equipment demonstration

Pieter Kuhne / Alfons Sagemüller
17:00

Closing

19:00

Meet in hotel lobby for transport to dinner

19:30 – 22:30

Dinner at Spiegelsaal


April 17

 
08:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

09:00

Meet in hotel lobby for social event

09:00 - 12:00

Berlin City Tour

12:00

Departures

 

Lecturers

Filip Boel

Filip graduated as veterinarian at Ghent University in 2009 and started working in a veterinary poultry practice, supplying services to broilers, layers and breeders. After 3 years he joined BHV, a Belgian group of poultry organisations active in breeders, broilers and layers. Within this group he is involved in health management and quality of the birds as well as hatchery practices.

   

Jane Cook

Jane is a Researcher at the Institute for Animal Health, Houghton Laboratory (formerly Houghton Poultry Research Station) studying the pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious bronchitis (IBV), avian adenoviruses (including EDS-76) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) for most of her career. She also spent 10 years as Head of Avian Research, Intervet UK, responsible for R&D for avian vaccines, particularly IBV and aMPV. Jane earned BSc (microbiology) and PhD (avian virology) degrees from the University of Bristol and was a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, London.

   

Richard Currie

Richard Currie is a veterinarian with a PhD in molecular biology. He began his poultry career as pedigree veterinarian for Aviagen before spending 7 years as Director of Poultry at a multinational pharmaceutical company. Since 2007, he has lead x-OvO Limited, a specialist avian diagnostics company. He has worked on the molecular diagnosis of infectious bronchitis viruses for 15 years.

   

Peter De Herdt

Peter graduated as veterinarian at Ghent University in 1990 and started working as a researcher, to obtain his PhD in 1994. Thereafter he held positions of assistant, doctor-assistant and professor at the department of poultry diseases. Currently he still contributes to the education of students in poultry medicine as a guest-professor. In 2001 he became technical support manager poultry at MSD Animal Health in Belgium. Since 2008 Peter also is a Diplomate of the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science.

   

Sjaak De Wit

As senior scientist of GD, the Dutch Animal Health Service (AHS) Jacobus Joannes (Sjaak) De Wit is responsible for the technical aspects and quality system of the poultry serology that is performed by the AHS (GD Deventer). The work includes advising poultry veterinarians and integrations about the diagnostic approach of diseases including the choice of tests, sample size, and epidemiology. Jacobus Joannes (Sjaak) De Wit was educated as a Veterinarian at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands and earned his PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, State University of Utrecht.

   

Rik Koopman

Rik was born and educated in the Netherlands, graduating as a veterinarian from the University of Utrecht in November 1986. Part of his veterinary training included a half years specialist training on poultry medicine and husbandry. After working as a full time poultry veterinarian since January 1987, Rik fulfilled the criteria in 2001 to be registered as Specialist Poultry Health in the Netherlands. For the first eleven years of his career Rik worked for a large feed mill cooperative in the Netherlands, CHV. End 1997 Rik joined Intervet Netherlands as Technical Manager, Poultry Products and in March 2003 he moved to the International Marketing Poultry Team.

   

Pieter Kuhne

Pieter graduated 1987 from Utrecht University and has 12 years poultry practice experience, contact with farmers, integrations and feed industry. He was an advisor of the Dutch poultry board and President of the Dutch branch of World veterinary Poultry Association. In 1999, Pieter joined Intervet/Intervet Schering Plough/MSD AH, as a tech manager, responsible for the regions Eastern Europe, Middle East (including Iran and Pakistan) , Africa above the Sahara, EU countries.

   

Alfons Sagemueller

Alfons profession is auto electrician, but in 1988, he took over the Poultry farm of his father. He ran this poultry farm with all kind of poultry and a small hatchery from 1988 to 2011. Since February 2012, Alfons works in Germany, in the meantime also in Austria and Switzerland, for MSD as Market Access Manager. In this function, he supports veterinarians with auditing vaccine application techniques, advising technical equipment and training the vaccination staff. He is also part of a task force for the development of new vaccination devices for MSD.

   

Sigrid Spies

Dr. Sigrid Spies joined Intervet / MSD Animal Health Germany in April 1999 as the poultry vaccines techincal and product manager. She graduated as a Dr. Med Vet from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and as a veterinarian at the Free University in Berlin

   

Vicente Talla Ferrer

Vicente Talla Ferrer received a DMV by the University Cardenal Herrera –CEU (Valencia – Spain) in 2002. He worked as field poultry veterinarian in the APESA integration from 2002 to 2005 and from 2005 to 2014 in SADA p.a Valencia S.A. In 2014 he was promoted to SADA Valencia Integration Director.

   

Ian Tarpey

Ian Tarpey is Executive Director in the Vaccines Division of Merck Animal Health. Ian received his PhD from King’s College London studying the cellular immune response to Human Papillomaviruses. His postdoctoral studies were at Cambridge University working on vaccine delivery systems and adjuvants. Ian has been with Merck Animal Health for 18 years holding various positions within the Vaccines Division. Ian is currently Head of Global Poultry R&D and Global Discovery & Technology. Ian is also the AH liaison with Merck Human Health R&D departments.

   

Gerdy ten Dam

As project leader for the Global Poultry R&D of MSD Animal Health Gerdy is responsible for feasibility and development projects concerning HVT recombinant viruses, infectious laryngotracheitis viruses, Marek’s disease virus, Gumboro viruses and Astroviruses. Gerdy earned a MSc in Immunology and Molecular Biology and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (RNA splicing CD45) at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

   

Saskia van de Zande

As project leader for the Global Poultry R&D of MSD Animal Health Saskia is responsible for feasibility and development projects concerning inactivated viral vaccines. Saskia earned a DVM degree and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Science, Laboratory of Virology from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Gent, Belgium. She serves as a ECPVS (European College of Poultry Veterinary Science) diplomat and was previously a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine in Gent, Belgium.

   

Kristof van Mullem

Graduated in 2004 from Ghent University as veterinarian, Kristof Van Mullem started his career as poultry veterinarian in a poultry veterinary practices in Belgium, gaining experience with all kinds of poultry in Belgium, North of France and South of the Netherlands. After moving to the Netherlands in 2008, he continued to work as poultry veterinarian in two neighbouring veterinary practices. From 2010 until 2013 he was working as consultant for a Belgian consultancy company, providing technical service and project management in Europe, Russia and Middle East for poultry industry related and farmaceutical companies. Kristof joined MSD AH in August 2013 as technical manager poultry in the Netherlands.

   

William Vaughn

William (Bill) has worked in the animal health industry for over 25 years. Bill currently serves as Director, Global Marketing, Poultry for MSD Animal Health based in New Jersey, USA. His principle responsibilities are to lead global marketing activities for the Convenience Program. Bill holds an MBA-Marketing from University of St. Thomas, Opus School of Business and a BSAgriculture from the University of Missouri, USA