Scientific Programme

Monday, 26 August 2019


10:00 – 14:30

Workshop 1: RIBMINS Cost Action Network Meeting (CA18105) - Workshop about risk-based meat inspection and integrated meat safety assurance
Chairs: Lis Alban (Denmark) and Bojan Blagojevic (Serbia)

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00

Workshop 2: African Swine Fever
Chairs: Franz Conraths (Germany) and José-Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino (Spain)

17:15 – 18:15

Zoetis: Symposium: Ending piglet castartion - requirements for a reliable detection of boar taint
Dr. Johanna Mörlein (Germany)

18:30 – 20:30

Get Together

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

 One Health – One World

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Ceremony

09:15 – 09:45

KeyNote: The multiple dimensions of One Health
Jerry Shurson (USA)

09:45 11:15

Round Table Discussion “One Health”
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaha (Germany)
with Prof. Dr. Lothar Wieler (Germany)
Dr. Katinka de Balogh (Thailand)
Prof. Dr. John Deen, Minnesota (USA)
Prof. Dr. Jaap Wagenaar (The Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Jerry Shurson (USA)
Hung Nguyen-Viet, MSc, PhD (Vietnam)

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:00

Review of biological and chemical health risks associated with pork consumption in Vietnam: major pathogens and hazards

Pham Duc Phuc (Vietnam)

12:00 – 12:15

Evaluation of the implementation of one health in Kenya: a case study of the zoonotic disease unit
Kelvin Momanyi (Kenya)

12:15 – 12:30

Serological prevalence of human Trichinellosis and Cysticercosis in Hoa Binh province of Northwest Vietnam

Nguyen Thanh Luong (Vietnam)

12:30 – 12:45

Pork consumption habits and occurrence of Trichinellosis and Cysticercosis in communities of Southern Laos

Vannaphone Putthana (Lao PDR)

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break

 One Health – Antimicrobial Resistance

13:45 – 14:30

KeyNote: Antimicrobial Resistance

Jaap Waagenaar (The Netherlands)

14:30 – 14:45

Reduction of antimicrobial use in the pork food chain – did it reduce antimicrobial resistance?

Bernd-Alois Tenhagen (Germany)

14:45 – 15:00

Evaluating average MIC over time using a Baysian latent class mixture model : examples from a Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and S. enterica serovar 4,[5],12:i:-

Annette O'Connor (USA)

15:00 – 15:15

Characterization of a multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serovar I 4,[5],12:i:- isolate associated with a 2015 foodborne outbreak from pork
Bradley Bearson (USA)

15:15 – 15:30

Resistance to colistin and production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases and/or AmpC enzymes in Salmonella isolates collected from pigs in NW Spain between 2008 and 2009

Raul C. Mainar-Jaime (Spain)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:15

Quantitative investigation of ESBL resistance in the Danish pork meat chain with estimation of the full burden of ESBL resistance carried in other bacteria than E. coli.

Soren Aabo (Denmark)

16:15 – 16:30

Antibiotic resistance in E. coli from pigs is associated with their antibiotic treatments and with resistance in E. coli from their dams

Elke Burow (Germany)

16:30 – 16:45

Patterns of antimicrobial use in heavy pig production

Federico Scali (Italy)

16:45 – 17:00

Handling of cases where a pig producer calls in regarding delivery of slaughter animals prior to the end of the withdrawal period

Lis Alban (Denmark)


Congress Dinner and Congress Party

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

 Animal Welfare

09:00 – 10:10

KeyNote: EU Pig welfare priorities: castration, tail docking and beyond
Nancy De Briyne (The Netherlands)

KeyNote: Animal welfare at transport and slaughter
Rebecca Holmes (Germany)

10:10 – 10:25

Ethical implications of the alternatives to surgical piglet castration

Thomas Blaha (Germany)

10:25 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 Meat inspection & slaughter solutions

11:00 – 11:45

KeyNote: Meat inspection and interventions to control biological hazards in pig abattoirs
Sava Buncic (Serbia)

11:45 – 12:00

Pork safety assessment and first results from pilot interventions targeting slaughter and retail in selected provinces of Northern Vietna
Fred Unger (Vietnam)

12:00 – 12:15

Handling of lesions indicative of prior septicemia in sows
Jesper Valentin Petersen (Denmark)

12:15 – 12.30

Statistics of meat inspection: How to standardise the assessment of ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of pigs nationwide? – Development of an educational concept for Germany
Lüppo Ellerbroek (Germany)

12:30 – 12:45

Interactive meat inspection – do we all decide in the same way?
Nina Langkabel (Germany)

12:45 – 13.00

Assessing the food safety risk associated with federally regulated pork establishments in Canada using the Canadian food inspection agency’s establishment-based risk assessment model
Romina Zanabria (Germany)

13.00 – 13:15

Safe pork or safer pork? What has been changed and is to be changed in the EU hygiene legislation?
Edwin Ernst (Germany)

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 – 14:30

Presentation of SafePork 2021 and 2023

 Zoonotic pathogens I

14:30 – 15:15

KeyNote: Zoonotic pathogens in the pork supply chain – what should be the responsibilities of the preharvest sector?
Peter Davies (USA)

15:15 – 15:30

The successful control of Salmonella in pigs in Norway
Truls Nesbakken (Norway)

15:30 – 15:45

Applying Salmonella vaccination at the top of a UK pig production pyramid

Judy M. Bettridge (United Kingdom)

15:45 – 16:00

Effect of group vaccination of sows and gilts against Salmonella Typhimurium on Salmonella serology and excretion in sows and their offspring

Linda Peeters (Belgium)

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 16:45

Assessment of the relative role of meat of domestic pigs, sheep, cattle, wild boars and moose for the exposure of humans to Toxoplasma gondii

Abbey Olsen (Denmark)

16:45 – 17:00

Risk factors for the occurrence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in organic pig fattening farms in Austria and prospect for their control

Tatjana Sattler (Germany)

17:00 – 17:15

Occurrence of Trichinellosis in indigenous pigs of ethnic minorities in Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam

Hung Nguyen-Viet (Vietnam)

17:15 – 17:30

Reduction of sporulating and non-sporulating pathogens during anaerobic digestion of livestock manure in biogas plants

Martine Denis (France)

Thursday, 29 August 2019

 Zoonotic pathogens II

09:00 – 09:15

Hepatitis E – analyzing the occurrence in slaughter pigs for a risk assessment of raw meat products

Janine Dzierzon (Germany)

09:15 – 09:30

Hepatitis E virus: an investigation of within-herd transmission and factors affecting risk of infection in slaughter age pigs

Susan Withenshaw (United Kingdom)

09:30 – 09:45

The entry of Listeria monocytogenes into the food chain via slaughter pigs

Verena Oswaldi (Germany)

09:45 – 10:00

Population genetic structure of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from the pig and pork meat production chain in France

Benjamin Félix (France)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

 Monitoring & surveillance systems

10:30 – 11:15

Risk-based surveillance in the pork chain – requirements and challenges
Lis Alban (Denmark)

11:15 – 11:30

Salmonella in pigs from weaning to slaughter
Vahab Farzan (Canada)

11:30 – 11:45

Detection of Salmonella antibodies in oral fluid samples from pigs: A tool for easier monitoring of fattening herds?
Juergen Harlizius (Germany)

11:45 – 12:00

A biomolecular DIVA-strategy for Salmonella spp. - diagnostics in Swine
Henning Lindhaus (Germany)

12:00 – 12:15

The smartphone based PCR lab in a bag
Carsten Schroeder (Germany)

12:15 – 12:30

Establishing a serum bank of confirmed cysticercosis positive and negative samples
Maurice Murungi (Kenya)

12:30 – 12:45

Change of livestock trade networks during epidemic outbreaks
Hartmut H. K. Lentz (Germany)

12:45 – 13:00

Decomposition of wild boar carcasses
Carolina Probst (Germany)

13:00 – 13:15

Closing Ceremony and Best Poster Price