High Quality Poultry Congress 2016

June 2 to June 3

Phuket, Thailand



June 02 - Day One

Morning Industry/Trends: Challenges & Opportunities Impacting The Profitability of The Poultry Production Business
8h30 - 8h45 MSD Commitments and Partnership with Industry
Rob Barclay
8h45 - 9h30 General Trend of Poultry Genetic – Present and future of the Broiler Genetic
Alvin Arucan
9h30 - 10h30 Disease Trends in Asia & New approaches
Niwat Chansiripornchai
10h30 - 10h45 Tea Break
10h45 - 11h45 Linking Vaccine and Vaccination Technique to Better Performance – Insight into Infectious Bronchitis vaccines/vaccination techniques
Mark Jackwood
11h45 - 12h30 Q&A session
12h30 - 13h30 LUNCH
Convenience Program in action – Early Protection for A More Profitable Business
13h30 - 14h15 Taming the Challenge of Newcastle Disease in Asia – Innovative Approach
Jiroj Sasipreeyajan
14h15 - 14h45 Best Practices @ work - Recent Experiences with ND control in Philippines
Jose Maria Yabut
14h45 - 15h00 MSD Convenience Program @ work in the Fields
15h00 - 15h15 Tea Break
15h15 - 15h45 New Approaches for today and tomorrow high quality healthy chicks
Rik Koopman
15h45 - 16h30 Q&A Session
17h00 End of Meeting

June 03 - Day Two

Morning Convenience Program in action – Early Protection for A more Profitable Business
8h30 - 9h15 Chick Quality: the 10 golden days
Chuah Ling Ling
9h15 - 10h00 The Road to Antibiotic Free Production, are we ready?
Robert (Bob) Nichol
10h00 - 10h15 Tea Break
10h15 - 11h00 New approach in Coccidiosis control
Denis Yau
11h00 - 11h45 Best Practices @ work Part II
MSD 360 Project what it means for us? – customer
11h45 - 12h35 Q&A Session
12h35 - 12h45 Wrap up
Delair Bolis
12h45 - 13h45 LUNCH
14h00 - 17h00 Social Activities


Alvin Arucan

Regional Technical Manager, ASIA
Cobb-Vantress, Inc

Graduate of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry at Central Luzon State University in the Philippines, and have been working in the poultry industry for over 21 years.

Joined Cobb-Vantress Inc. in 2009 as Regional Technical Manager servicing primarily Grand Parents and Parent Stock Breeder’s costumers and distributors in Asia.

Previous experiences include; Vitarich Corporation, Philippines, started as a Broiler Technical Serviceman and later moved to the Breeder operation in a Supervisory role. Moved and worked for two companies in Indonesia for almost 7 years namely PT. Sierad Produce, TBK responsible for entire company’s animal health and technical support for hatchery, broiler and breeder and lastly at PT Galur Prima Cobbindo (Cobb Indonesia) Grand Parent as Technical Manager servicing the internal Grand Parent farm and Parent Stock Breeder costumers.

Alvin is based at the Cobb office in Manila, Philippines.


Niwat Chansiripornchai

Assoc. Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Prof Niwat received his Ph.D. from Universiteit Utrecht with major in Infectious Diseases and Immunology. His primary research areas include avian respiratory diseases such infectious bronchitis, Newcastle disease, haemophilus/avibacterium paragallinarum, avian influenza, and E.coli. He has published numerous peer reviewed research findings in local and international journals. More than 100 publications have been published.

He regards himself as veterinary practitioner in the field of Avian Medicine, disease investigation and diagnosis and Veterinary Epidemiology. Achievements include research in molecular interaction of pathogens and hosts. Member of Thai Vet. Council.


Rik Koopman

Dr. Koopman started his career as the senior veterinarian for a large cooperative/ integrator of CHV Feed (broiler & layer) in the Netherlands.

He has successfully advised poultry producers in implementation of biosecurity & poultry health programs. Rik has presented in numerous international symposiums on poultry disease control – especially respiratory disease such IB, ND etc.

Graduated from State University of Utrecht with veterinary degree, in 2001 Rik was registered as a Specialist in Poultry Health by the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association.

Rik joined Intervet International in 1997 as the Technical Manager for Poultry Products and subsequently was promoted to Global Technical Director, Poultry Business Unit in MSD Animal Health. He is a board member of the Dutch branch of WPSA.


Jose Maria Yabut

Poultry Consultant
Dr. Yabut started his career with San Miguel Foods Inc. He was responsible for various poultry health and management from 1990 to 97. He started his own consultancy since 1998 and served small integrations, commercial broiler operations and layer operations in the Philippines.


Mark W. Jackwood

Department Head - The J.R. Glisson Professor of Avian Medicine
Dr. Jackwood is a molecular virologist. His primary area of research is the study of avian coronaviruses. Specifically, he works with infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), a coronavirus that causes an upper-respiratory disease in chickens, and turkey coronavirus (TCoV), an enteric disease in turkeys, which is also associated with poult enteritis mortality syndrome (PEMS). Dr. Jackwood’s work involves the use of molecular techniques for the identification, characterization, and control of these viruses.

Department head, 2011-present

The 2014 Charles Beard Research Excellence Award (U.S. Poultry & Egg Foundation)


Jiroj Sasipreeyajan

Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Prof. Jiroj has extensive research experience in poultry diseases. Beside teaching & research, he and his team provide extension service in the area of Avian Health to Thailand’s poultry industry. His research teams have produced & published research outcomes in reknowned veterinary journals. His research outcomes support current prevention and control programs (particularly vaccines) for poultry diseases such as IBV, ND, IBD etc. In recent years, his research group has developed considerable expertise in the on-farm epidemiology of respiratory diseases. Prof. Jiroj is the Associate Dean (Director of Student Training Center & Livestock Hospital) of Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University.


Chuah Ling Ling

Sales and Technical Service, Asia - Lohmann Tierzucht
Dr. Chuah was born in Malaysia. In 2009, she graduated as a veterinarian at the Putra University in Malaysia. Already during her studies, she was able to gain practical experience within the poultry sector. After completing her training, she was employed in the Technical Service Department, Huat Lai Resources Berhad in Malaysia and thereafter, as a Farm Manager at N&N Agriculture PTE LTD in Singapore. After an intensive training program in Cuxhaven from September until December 2012, Dr. Chuah now supports Technical Service Team in the Asian region and operates directly from her home country, Malaysia.


Denis Yau

Regional Technical Manager - Asia Pacific - MSD Animal Health
Denis holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from National Taiwan University and earned his Master of Science from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has worked in poultry technical service since 1989. Earlier in his career, he worked for a major poultry company in China as head of laboratory. He then worked for Intervet with increasing technical responsibilities before he became a prominent consultant in Asia. He joined MSD in 2015. He has strong field experience in respiratory disease control and management.


Robert (Bob) Nichol

Managing Director - Asia Pacific - EW Nutrition
Bob joined EW Nutrition GmbH in 2011 based in Singapore with the unique position to develop the South East Asia / Pacific business, Bob now runs 4 EW Nutrition companies in Australia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. EW Nutrition is a base producer for primary science based technical additives, including the IgYs and SPCs.

Bob has now has more than 20 years in Asia Pacific first working in Asia for a Poultry Genetics business then later living in China in the late 1990s, in 2003 while living in Bangkok he joined the feed additives industry as Technical Director for Poultry.

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