The 7th International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Animals and Humans will be held in Hannover, Germany, on October 6-7. The Leonardo Hotel will be the venue for this conference.
Wednesday 5th October, 2016: Arrival.
Non-official welcome with buffet dinner open 6-8 pm.
Thursday 6th October, 2016
Session 1: New Understanding of Brachyspira species.
Chairperson: David Smith, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Keynote (30 minutes): David Smith, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK – What and why does molecular understanding of intestinal spirochetes matter?
Session 2: Intestinal Spirochetes in Poultry and Wild Birds.
Chairperson: Désirée Jansson, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.
Combined keynote (30-40 minutes split into two presentations): David Burch, Octagon Sevices Ltd., UK – Spirochetal infections in poultry and Désirée Jansson, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden – Brachyspira species in wild birds: epidemiological implications.
Session 3: Role of Treponemes in Pigs and Cattle.
Chairperson: Nicholas J. Evans, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
Keynote (30 minutes): Stuart Carter, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK – Attempting to control the spread of digital dermatitis treponemes in farm and wildlife species.
Conference dinner at the Leonardo Hotel.
Friday 7th October, 2016
Session 4: Re-emergence of SD.
Chairperson: David Hampson, Murdoch University, Australia.
Keynote (20-30 minutes): N.N. – Re- emergence of SD in North America Complemented by inputs (10 minutes each) from Robert Guedes, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for South America and Pedro Rubio, University of Leon, St. Leon, Spain, for Europe.
Session 5: Diagnosis and Control of Brachyspira Infections.
Chairperson: Jill Thomson, Scottish Agricultural College, Veterinary Services, Edinburgh, UK.
Keynote (30 minutes): Maxime Mahu, University of Ghent, Gent, Belgium – Swine dysentery: vaccination and alternative treatment.
Round Table Discussion (60 minutes): Harmonization of Diagnostic Procedures and Susceptibility Testing.
Moderation: Jill Thomson, Scottish Agricultural College, Veterinary Services, Edinburgh, UK.