ECVM Conference Program

Thursday 26th September 2019

10.00-11.00 Welcome and opening of the Conference

Chair of the 1st ICECVM Dorina Timofte

President of the ECVM John Ikonomopoulos


Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
Chair: Jaap A. Wagenaar Co-chair: Patrick Butaye
11.00-11.30 Keynote lectureBryan Markey, University College Dublin, IrelandChlamydiae and enzootic abortion of ewes (EAE): personal reflections from 30 years of research
11.30-11.50Invited lectureEls Broens, Utrecht University, the NetherlandsImport of Brucella canis positive dogs into a Brucella free country
11.50-12.20Invited lectureUrs Giger, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.Hereditary Immunodeficiencies associated with infections in dogs
12.20-12.40Invited lectureMihai Mares, School of Veterinary Medicine, RomaniaNew insights into pathogenic cryptococci affecting animals
12.40-13.00Invited lectureAlicia Aranaz, Universidad Complutense, SpainTuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) in animals: targets, tools and tasks
13.00-14.00Lunch breakPoster viewing
Veterinary Virology
Chair: Niciola Decaro Co-chair: George Filiousis
14.00-14.30Keynote lecture Vito Martella, University Aldo Moro, ItalyNoroviruses in humans and animals
14.30-14.50Invited lectureCharalambos Billinis, Veterinary School of Thessaly, GreeceWest Nile virus surveillance in wild birds in Greece
14.50-15.10Invited lectureSpyridon Kritas, Veterinary School of Thessaloniky, GreeceControl of respiratory infections and decision making in pig farms in Greece
15.10-15.402 x 15 min talks selected from abstract submissions

Alessio Bartolami: A reverse zoonotic transmission event: A/H1N1/pdm (09) in a turkey breeder flock

Herman Egberink: Serological screening for coronavirus infections in cats

15.40-16.10Coffee breakPoster viewing
16.10-17.104 x 15 min talks selected from abstract submissions

Chair: Spyridon Kritas Co-Chair: Evanthia Petridou

Niels Dekker: Evaluation of the efficacy of bacteriophages-derived lytic enzymes (lysins) to reduce colonization and transmission of Streptococcus suis in pigs

Georgia Diakoudi: Identification of a novel picornavirus from common pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

Constantinos Kyriakis: Susceptibility of swine to human Influenza A Viruses and the emergence of zoonotic viruses

Filomena Fiorito: MG-132 interferes with iron cellular homeostasis and counteracts bovine herpesvirus 1 productive infection

Friday 27th September 2019

Diagnostic Microbiology, MALDI-TOF, Genomics & Metagenomics
Chair: Els Broens Co-Chair: Matjaz Ocepek
9.00-9.20Invited lectureGeorgios Oikonomou, University of Liverpool, U.K.Studying the role of foot skin microbiome and host genetics in cattle lameness
9.20-9.40Invited lectureProf Joachim Spergser, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria MALDI-ToF MS is a superior diagnostic tool for the identification and differentiation of animal mycoplasmas
9.40-10.353 x 15 min talks selected from abstract submissions

Panagiotis Ballas: Elucidating the role of Streptococcus uberis in bovine endometritis

Antonia Mataragka: Investigation to determine variations in faecal shedding of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) in sheep, with regards to parturition

Dimitrios Papadopoulos: Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter jejuni prevalence and antibiotic resistance in Greek swine farms

10.35-11.00Coffee breakPoster viewing
Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Food microbiology
Chair: Bryan Markey Co-Chair: Patricia Poeta
11.00-11.30Keynote lectureJaap A. Wagenaar, Utrecht University, the Netherlands Topic: AMR
11.30-12.00Invited lecturePatrick Butaye, Ross University School of Veterinary medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis Transfer of AMR: what have we learned from the past?
12.00-12.453 x 15 min talks selected from abstract submissions

Adriana Belas: ESBLs/pAmpC- producing Escherichia coli causing urinary tract infections in companion animals and humans in Portugal: antimicrobial resistance, pathogenicity and clonal diversity

Eva Cunha: Fighting antimicrobial resistance dissemination in veterinary medicine using the antimicrobial peptide nisin

Anat Shnaiderman Torban: Extended Spectrum β Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) shedding in race horses in Ontario, Canada

12.45-14.00Lunch breakPoster viewing
Chair: Libby Graham Co-Chair: Joachim Spergser
14.00-14.30Keynote lectureRoberto La Ragione, Surrey Veterinary School, U.K. Antibiotic resistance; A one health and food security issue
14.30-15.00Keynote lectureLuca Guardabassi, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Royal Veterinary College, UK Veterinary research on AMR: need for a change
15.00-15.30Invited lectureConstança Pomba, University of Lisbon, Portugal Risk of companion animal to human transmission of antimicrobial resistance
15.30-16.00Coffee breakPoster viewing
Chair: Constanca Pomba Co-Chair: Alicia Aranaz
16.00-16.20Invited lecturePatricia Poeta, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal “One Health” approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Portugal
16.20-17.053×15 min talks selected from abstract submissions

Geoffrey Foster: Corynebacterium ulcerans an emerging zoonosis in Scottish dogs

Lukasz Grzeskowiak: Recent findings on Clostridioides difficile in pigs: succession, infection and microbial colonisation resistance

Sonja Kittl: Increasing MRSA carriage in Swiss pigs- a risk for veterinarians and farmers?

17.05-17.35Round table discussion and closure