IPVS 2022: Focus on biosecurity and innovation

29-10-2021 | |
Snapshot of the last IPVS congress, held in Chongqing, China, 2018. - Photo: Vincent ter Beek
Snapshot of the last IPVS congress, held in Chongqing, China, 2018. - Photo: Vincent ter Beek

Bit by bit, more is being revealed what will be on the menu at next year’s edition of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The event was originally scheduled to take place mid-2020 but had to be postponed to 21-24 June, 2022, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme will be “New perspectives for the pig industry: biosecurity, productivity, and innovation.”

Sessions at the IPVS Congress will meet in 4 different rooms simultaneously. Topics of discussion will include health (bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases), antimicrobial use; nutrition; reproduction/genetics; welfare; immunology and vaccinology; food safety and clinical cases.

Pre-congress as the IPVS congress

For the first time, the event also comes with a pre-congress, which is scheduled to take place on the morning and afternoon on June 21st. A detailed programme of the pre-congress has already been released; this programme includes 6 pillars.

Basis of reproductive efficiency: From science to practice

Session 1 of the pre-congress will focus on reproduction. The invited speakers will include:

  • Jennifer Patterson, University of Alberta, Canada;
  • Johannes Kauffold, University of Leipzig, Germany;
  • Olli Peltoniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland; and
  • Chris Kuster, Kuster Research and Consulting, USA.

Use of antimicrobials and resistance in pigs

For session 2 are invited:

  • Jeroen Dewulf, University of Ghent, Belgium;
  • Maria Jose Hoztel, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil;
  • Locke Karriker, Iowa State University, USA;
  • Ulf Magnusson, Swedish Agriculture Science, Sweden.

Immune response of the mucosa and vaccinology

Session 3 will feature:

  • Eduardo Cobo, University of Calgary, Canada;
  • Heather Wilson, University of Saskatoon, Canada; and
  • Rafael Frandoloso, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil.

Immunology via nutrition

Session 4 will rely on the presence of:

  • Siska Croubels, University of Ghent, Belgium;
  • Paulo Henrique Campos, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil; and
  • John Pluske, Murdoch University, Australia

African Swine Fever: Innovation needed to control it

Session 5 will feature:

  • José Manuel S. Vizcaíno, University Complutense de Madrid, Spain;
  • Manuel Borca, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA;
  • Christian Gortazar, Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain; and
  • Carmína Gallardo, Animal Health Research Center, Spain.

Session on agribusiness

Session 6 of the pre-congress will focus on agribusiness. This is the first time that this topic is included in an IPVS congress.

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Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world