Conoce a los principales charlistas que se presentarán en el 8° Simposio Internacional de Enfermedades Emergentes y Reemergentes de Cerdos (ISERPD) los días 23, 24, 25 y 26 de Junio 2019.
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Cesar Corzo
Dr. Cesar A Corzo is an Associate Professor and the Allen D Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Corzo, earned his veterinary degree from the Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Corzo also holds a master of science degree from the University of Guelph and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Throughout his career, Dr. Corzo’s field experience comes from working with producers in the swine industry from 17 countries as he held technical and health assurance roles in pharmaceutical and breeding stock companies, respectively. Dr. Corzo joined the University of Minnesota in 2017 where he currently leads the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP) which monitors half of the United States breeding herd for different swine diseases including PRRS and Coronaviruses.
Denis Kolbasov
Dr. Kolbasov’s research has focused on animal infectious disease with an emphasis on molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of high-consequence viral diseases such as African swine fever, Avian influenza, Bluetongue, Lumpy skin disease. His Federal Reseach Center of Virology and Microbiology (CVM) in Pokrov (Russia) has used comparative and functional genomic approaches together with animal disease models to define and characterize the role of specific viral and host genes in infection, based on this knowledge developing and producing diagnostic kits and vaccines. CVM is the National Reference Center for African Swine fever in Russia.

From 2005 till now he is the Director of Federal Reseach Center of Virology and Microbiology (CVM) in Pokrov (Russia) and led major research initiatives on foreign animal diseases, pathogen functional genomics and rapid pathogen detection.

Enric Mateu
Enric Mateu is professor of Animal Health at the Animal Health Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He got the Veterinary Degree in 1989 and earned the PhD degree in Veterinary Sciences in 1993 in the same university. During 1994-95, he was post-doctoral research scholar at the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology of the University of Illinois (USA). He is also diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management. His current research focuses on viral diseases of swine, particularly PRRS virus and influenza. Dr. Mateu co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been part of the organising and scientific committees of several international symposia on pig diseases.
Gerald Misinzo
Gerald Misinzo, holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from Sokoine University of Agriculture, an MSc in Molecular Biology from the Catholic University of Leuven and a Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Medicine from Ghent University. He is an associate professor of virology, head of Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology and leader of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – Africa Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Southern and Eastern Africa (SACIDS-ACE; http://www.sacids.org). SACIDS-ACE is a One Health partnership of medical and veterinary institutions whose Vision and Mission are rooted in the quest for enhancing Africa’s capacity for the science evidence based risk management of infectious diseases through the One Health approach. His major research interest is on short-cycle stock viral diseases affecting livelihoods and food security, such as African swine fever and peste des petits ruminants.
Gerard Martin Valls
Gerard E. Martín Valls obtained his veterinary degree in 2007 and Ph.D in veterinary sciences in 2012 in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He was researcher in the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA) from 2013 to 2016. Currently, he is a researcher in Animal Health and Anatomy Department of UAB. His research focuses on the epidemiology, molecular characterization and control of with swine viral infectious diseases such as swine influenza and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.
Janice Reis Ciacci Zanella
Janice Reis Ciacci Zanella, is a veterinarian with a degree from the Veterinary Medicine School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Master of Sciences and Ph.D. in Molecular Virology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA. She is a researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, coordinates research projects in animal viruses and eradication programs for swine diseases. Participates in the Technical Committee on Swine Health Programs of the Ministry of Agriculture (Mapa - Brazil) and as a member in ad hocOIE (World Animal Health Organization) committees (Classical Swine Fever and African Swine Fever). She was a visiting scientist at the USDA laboratory in Ames, Iowa, USA, where developed research on swine influenza, especially the pandemic H1N1 virus and PRRSV. She represents Brazil in the FAO - OIE project to coordinate global surveillance of swine influenza virus (OFFLU).
Laura Batista

  • DVM from the UNAM, Mexico (1984).
  • PhD from the University of Minnesota, USA (2004).
  • She is director of Batista & Asociados (1993-), one women practice specialized in swine health and production offering integrated services to the swine industry in Canada, Mexico, Central, South America, Europe, and USA.
  • Part time biosecurity and health advisor for APC, North America.
  • Member of the scientific committee of AMVEC, MEXICO, and AASV, USA.
  • Co-researcher of the PRRS Swine Cluster CDPQ-U Laval, Quebec, Canada.
  • Advisor of the Swine Health Improvement and Emerging Diseases committees of the Mexican, Colombian, Dominican and Peruvian Pork Producers.
  • Since 1990 she has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and presented conferences in different symposiums around the world.


Among others: Honorary and Emeritus member of AMVEC AC (2017), Honorary Recognition for her contributions to the Sonora Swine Industry (2014), Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award (2009), XLVII Annual AMVEC named in her honor (2012), AMVEC’s Practitioner of the Year Award (1999), AMVECPAJ Honorary Member (1999), and AMVECPSS Honorary Member (1993) in recognition for her my contributions to the Mexican and global swine industry.

Laura Zani
since 2018: Post-doc position at the Institute of Epidemiology at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany working on “Epidemiological outbreak investigations and habitat studies in countries affected by ASF”

2016-2018: Doctoral studies at the National Reference Laboratory for CSF and ASF, FAO Reference Laboratory for CSF at the Institute for Diagnostic Virology at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany
Thesis: Biological and genomic characterization of recent African swine fever strains and field validation of surveillance tools.

2010-2016: Graduation in Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, Munich

Linda J. Saif
Dr. Linda Saif is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) in the Food Animal Health Research Program, Veterinary Preventive Med Dept. She received her MS and PhD degrees in microbiology from OSU. Dr. Saif is a virologist and immunologist, whose research focuses on enteric and respiratory viral infections (rotaviruses, coronaviruses, caliciviruses) of food animals and humans, mucosal immunity and vaccine development and their interactions with probiotics and the gut microbiota. Dr. Saif is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Argentine Academia Nacional de Agronomía y Veterinaria. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Vet Microbiologists, the AAAS, the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Inventors. She is the recipient of the Wolf Prize in Agriculture and other awards. She has served as a member of advisory teams for international organizations (USAID, CDC, WHO, OIE), she was a Fulbright Scholar (Argentina) and she serves on journal editorial boards (Proc Nat Acad Sci, Frontiers in Immunology, etc). Her laboratory serves as a WHO International Reference Lab for Animal Coronaviruses and as an International Reference Lab for TGEV for the Office International des Epizooties (OIE). She has authored over 60 journal publications and 72 book chapters.
Marcelo Gottschalk

  • Studies of veterinary medicine in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1982)
  • PhD (doctorate) in microbiology and immunology, University of Montreal, Canada (1991)
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa for outstanding contributions to bacteriology in swine diseases, Ghent University, Belgium (2018)
  • Director of the North American reference laboratory for swine pleuropneumonia (University of Montreal)
  • Director of the international reference laboratory of Streptococcus suis (University of Montreal)
  • Author of more than 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 in professional
  • Author of the Actinobacillus and Streptococcus chapters of the “Diseases of Swine”
  • More than 250 conferences as “invited speaker” in more than 35 countries

Pablo Pineyro
Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine Veterinary department at Iowa State University. Research interest include basic pathogenesis of viral infectious disease that affect swine production systems and diagnostic assay development. Current projects include development of diagnostic assay and study of pathogenesis and ecology of Senecavirus A (SVA), Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) pathogensis and immunity, and Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) host pathogen interaction and mucosal immunity. Previous and ongoing collaborative projects on Porcine Circovirus Type 1 (PCV1), Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2), and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV).
Joaquim Segalés
Joaquim Segalés got his DVM degree in 1991 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB (Spain). After completing a 15-month research period at the University of Minnesota (USA), he defended his PhD at UAB. He got his Dipl. European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) by 2000, and the Dipl. European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) by 2004. Dr. Segalés was a founding member of the ECPHM and president of this College between 2013 and 2016. He is full professor at the Veterinary School of the UAB (within the Department of Animal Health and Anatomy). He is also a researcher of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) and was its director during the period 2012-17. Dr. Segalés also serves as a diagnostician at the Pathology Department of the Veterinary School of Barcelona since 1996. Dr. Segalés has been involved in research of swine diseases since 1993, mainly infectious diseases (including infections by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Aujeszky’s disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine hepatitis E virus, swine Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV), Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae). He has co-authored more than 300 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Roberto Guedes
Bachelor's in Veterinary Medicine from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1992), master's in Veterinary Medicine / Veterinary Pathology from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1995) and PhD in Veterinary PathoBiology / Track of Infectious Diseases from University of Minnesota (2002). Post-doc in the Proliferative Enteropathy Laboratory at the University of Minnesota (2003). Visiting associate professor at the Danish Technical University, in Copenhagen, Denmark (2008-2009). Full-professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Associate dean of graduate studies of the Veterinary Science Graduate Program from 2011 to 2016. Chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinic and Surgery, Veterinary School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, from 2016 to 2018. Associate dean of the Veterinary Schoof of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais since July 2018. President of the Brazilian Association of Swine Veterinarians, Regional Minas Gerais from 2004 to 2008. Has experience in Veterinary Medicine, focusing on Animal Pathology, acting on the following subjects: swine diseases, with main focus in enteropathogens such as Brachyspira sp and Lawsonia intracellularis.
Roongroje Thanawongnuwech
Dr. R. Thanawongnuwech is a native of Rayong, Thailand. He received a DVM in 1989 from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and his PhD (Vet Pathology) from Iowa State University in 1998. Dr. R. Thanawongnuwech is currently working as a veterinary pathologist at Chulalongkorn University, focusing on swine and emerging diseases and concurrently, is an Affiliate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He authors and coauthors over 100 scientific papers. His research works involve pathogenesis of swine emerging diseases. Pathogenesis of PRRSV, PCV2, PCV3, SIV, PED and other emerging diseases are of his interest.
Scott Dee
Scott Dee earned his DVM, MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota. He is a board certified veterinary microbiologist and a past President of the AASV. After working in swine practice for 12 years, Scott was a Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2011, Scott joined Pipestone Veterinary Services in Pipestone, MN where he currently serves as Director of Pipestone Applied Research (PAR), a business unit which conducts collaborative research efforts with production companies across North America comprising approximately 2 million sows. Scott has been awarded > 9.5M in research funds, has published 148 papers in peer reviewed journals and is currently studying the transboundary risk of pathogen spread through feed ingredients with emphasis on ASFV. He has received the AASV Practitioner of the Year award, the Leman Science in Practice award and the AASV Howard Dunne Memorial award.
Shih-Ping Chen
Dr. Chen was Deputy Director of Animal Technology Institute Taiwan in 2013 and Director of Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI) in 2014. Now, he is President of Taiwan Association of Swine Veterinarians and Principal Researcher of Animal Technology Laboratories in ATRI.

He is the project leader of production medicine team in which the swine consulting services and continuing education for Taiwanese farmers and veterinarians were provided. And a web site (http://pmtw.atri.org.tw) is established to provide information for pig production and health managements for farmers and swine veterinarians.

He is also a member of Taiwanese FMD eradication committee which provides advices in the control and surveillance of FMD cases. His researches are focus on the control, transmission, pathogenesis of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in pig-adapted strain since the first FMD outbreak was found in Taiwan in 1997. His FMD papers were published in journals, such as Vaccine and Veterinary Microbiology, in which practical methods of routine vaccination and monitoring cases in the farms were afforded. In Taiwan, He is also a consultant to provide solutions for other swine health and production managements. Recently, he was invited as an invited speaker to present his FMD findings in Leman China Swine Conference 2014, Korean Association of Swine Veterinarians in 2018.

Hanchun Yang
Dr. Hanchun Yang is a professor of College of Veterinary Medicine at China Agricultural University (CAU). His academic research mainly focuses on etiology & molecular epidemiology, immunity & pathogenesis, diagnosis techniques & vaccines of swine viral disease, including PRRSV, PEDV and other emerging and re-emerging viruses. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. He is currently the Secretary-General and Vice-President of the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV). He is also the Director and Scientist of Swine Disease Prevention and Control Division in Swine Research System of China. He served as President of IPVS Congress 2018 and is a Board Member of International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS).
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In behalf of the 8th International Symposium of Emerging and Re-Emerging Pig Diseases (ISERPD 2019) Organizing Committee, I address you to communicate the regrettable cancellation of the event.

This congress has been historically a venue that congregates hundreds of attendees from all corners of the world. ISERPD 2019 attendance has been compromised in the midst of the African Swine Fever epidemic, where industry partners, farmers and veterinarians are reluctant to gather. Several local and regional congress have been delayed or cancelled in this uncertain context.

With sincere apologies for any inconveniences this may cause for you, and hoping to be able to count with your support in the future