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Full schedule of plenary sessions, breakout sessions focusing on specific livestock species, poster sessions, get togethers, conference dinners and more.

Welcome Program - 12 OCTOBER, Wednesday

Arrival and Registration

Scientific Conference Day 1 - 13 OCTOBER, THURSDAY

Topic Speaker Title/Institution
3 S’s to Address Future Global Challenges Dr. h.c. Erich Erber Founder of BIOMIN and ERBER Group
Driving the Protein Economy:
Unprecedented Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Dr. David Hughes Imperial College London
The Value and Risks of Online Communities in the Social Media Era:
Minimising Brand and Financial Damage during a Crisis
Adrian Moss Focus Business Communications
Food Beyond Earth‘s Orbit: Future Human Mars Missions & Nutrition Dr. Gernot Grömer Austrian Space Forum
Opens internal link in current windowBreakout Sessions Poultry, Swine, Ruminants and Aquaculture
featuring experts from across the globe
covering topics regarding animal health and
nutrition along with key industry trends.
Poster Session +100 boards displaying the latest
research on metabolomics, nutrigenomics,
transcriptomics, mycotoxins and more.

Scientific Conference Day 2 - 14 OCTOBER, FRIDAY

Topic Speaker Title/Institution

Mycotoxin Session

The Increasing Threat from Mycotoxins to Global Food Security  Prof. Dr. Christopher Elliott Queen‘s University Belfast
 Can Mycotoxins Effect Gastro-Intestinal Tract Function? Prof. Dr. Todd Applegate University of Georgia
Mycotoxin Testing - From Multi-Toxin Analysis to Metabolomics  Prof. Dr. Rudolf Krska University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
 Enzymes Against Mycotoxins:
Where do We Find Them, How do They Work and
How Can We Put Them to Good Use?
Dr. Wulf-Dieter Moll BIOMIN Research Center

Gut Health and Performance Session

Effective Growth Promoters are Anti-Inflammatory by Nature,
as is Evident from Omics and Simple Biomarkers
Prof. Dr. Theo A. Niewold KU Leuven
 Metagenomic Approaches for Driving the Interactions Among Nutrition, Microbiome and Host Prof. Dr. Alessandra De Cesare University of Bologna
 The Impact of Gut Health and Gut Integrity
on Performance of Livestock Animals
Franz Waxenecker, MSc BIOMIN Holding
Gala Dinner

Poultry Session

Topic Speaker Title/Institution
Relationship Between Poultry Gut Microbiota and Diet Prof. Dr. Gerardo Manfreda University of Bologna
Phytogenic and Probiotic Feed Additives for Broilers:
Evidence for Growth Performance Links with Gut Performance Indices
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Mountzouris Agricultural University of Athens
Probiotics: A Modern Solution to Coccidiosis and Necrotic Enteritis Prof. Dr. Rami Dalloul Virginia Tech
Reducing Leaky Gut for Improving Breeder Health Dr. Johanna Elvidge Aviagen Ltd.
The Current Challenge for Salmonella Control in the Global Poultry Industry Dr. Alberto Back MercoLab
Effect of Synbiotic Supplementation on Production Performances and Cecal Salmonella Load during a Salmonella Challenge Prof. Dr. Ramesh Selvaraj Ohio State University
The Common Clinical Signs and Pathological Lesions of Mycotoxicoses in Poultry Prof. Dr. Charles Rangga Tabbu Universitas Gadjah Mada

Ruminants Session

Topic Speaker Title/Institution
Use of Essential Oil Feed Additives in Ruminant Nutrition:
Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Chaouki Benchaar Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Methane Emission Intensity in a Classical Pasture Versus an Intensive TMR Feeding Program Dr. Jennifer L. Ellis University of Guelph & Wageningen University
Improving Feed Efficiency to Promote a Sustainable Dairy Industry Prof. Dr. Michael VandeHaar Michigan State University
Dairy Farm Management and Feed Cost Considerations in China Prof. Dr. Yuguo Zhen Jilin Agricultural University
Nutritional Toxicology in the Dairy Industry: Feed Quality and Mycotoxins Prof. Dr. Duarte Diaz The University of Arizona
Is there a Link between Mastitis and Endotoxins in High Producing Dairy Cows? Prof. Dr. James Cullor UC Davis
Plant Mycotoxins: Impacts on Health and Production: Australia and New Zealand Dr. Ian Lean Scibus

Swine Session

Topic Speaker Title/Institution
Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases Interfering with the Nutrients Absorption and Reducing Feed Conversion in Pigs Prof. Dr. Zygmunt Pejsak National Veterinary
Research Institute, Pulawy
Genetic Improvement and Nutrition Trends Dr. Uislei Orlando PIC North America
Mycotoxins Modulate the Inflammatory Response? Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Bracarense Universidade Estadual de Londrina
Myco- and Endotoxins as Antinutritional Factors Prof. Dr. Nicholas K. Gabler Iowa State University
Improving Protein Utilization Efficiency Through Better Understanding of Immune and Stress Responses in Pigs Prof. Dr. Jae Cheol Kim Murdoch University
Protein Sources as Functional Ingredients in Pig DietsProf. Dr. Alfons Jansman Wageningen University
Formulating for Optimum Gut Health and Performance in Swine Anthony Edwards ACE Livestock Consulting

Aquaculture Session

Topic Speaker Title/Institution
Ocean Foods Ecosystems for Planetary Survival in the Anthropocene Prof. Dr. Barry A. Costa-Pierce University of New England
The Fish Meal Dilemma - What are the Alternatives? Prof. Dr. Ashild Krogdahl Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Mycotoxins in Aquaculture: Occurrence and Significance Rui Alexandre Goncalves, MSc BIOMIN Holding
Addressing the Challenges of Shrimp Nutrition Prof. Dr. Alberto Nunes Universidade Federal do Ceará
Disease Threats in Shrimp Farming: Causes and Possible Solutions Dr. Matthew Briggs Ridley AgriProducts Pty.
Probiotics Enhancing Gut Performance Dr. Daniel Merrifield Plymouth University
Bringing Science to the Field:
Innovative Molecular Tools for the Benefit of Farmers
Dr. Simon MacKenzie Stirling University
Sustainable Shrimp Farming:
High Density, Biofloc-Dominated, No-Water-Exchange Systems
Prof. Dr. Tzachi Samocha Marine Solutions & Feed Technology


Social Program including lunch

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