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Speakers EA IV

 

Paulina Abramowicz-Pindor – Director of the Research & Development Department of AdiFeed Ltd.

Doctor of agricultural sciences in the discipline of zootechnics. A graduate of the WULS. Author of scientific and popular science publications, co-author of academic textbooks and specialist scripts for students of farm animal breeding and veterinary technicians. Lecturer, among others SGGW, PAN, Collegium Humanitatis. She implemented scientific grants and obtained their financing from EU funds. At AdiFeed, she is responsible for the policy of new product development, including testing the effectiveness of phytogenic products in Polish and foreign scientific centers and independent research institutes and their implementation in industrial breeding of farm animals, as well as registration abroad. Involved in the broadly understood production of healthy food of animal origin according to programs to reduce the use of antibiotics and in conditions of increased animal welfare.

Laure Bignon, CCPA Group, France

Laure Bignon is a zootechnical engineer (master 2-degree equivalent), graduated from The Engineering Faculty of Life Sciences of Toulouse (ENSAT). After 10 years at the French Poultry Technical Institute (ITAVI) to work on the welfare and rearing systems of poultry and rabbit, she joined WISIUM as a poultry nutritionist. WISIUM is a part of ADM company which provides premixes, feed specialties, nutritional and technical advice to the feed industry. After 4 years, she joined CCPA group in 2022 as a poultry and rabbit nutritionist. CCPA group has 50 years’ expertise in animal health and nutrition and has been studying the effects of phytogenics for more than 20 years. Currently Laure provides nutritional and technical advice (farm management, biosecurity) to French and foreign customers.

Prof. Damer Blake (Great Britain)

Following a PhD focused on bacterial genetics from the University of Aberdeen, Damer began working with Eimeria species parasites in 2001 at the Institute for Animal Health (IAH, UK). During his time at IAH he carried out fundamental and applied genetics-led research, contributing to the Eimeria genome sequencing consortium and working towards new, cost-effective anticoccidial vaccines. Damer joined the Royal Veterinary College in 2010, becoming Professor of Parasite Genetics in 2016. Current research strands include population genetic analyses of recognised and new Eimeria species, development of novel vaccine delivery strategies, understanding the genetic basis of host resistance to coccidiosis, interactions of Eimeria with bacterial microbiota of poultry and gut health. Recent work includes the use of Eimeria and yeast as vaccine vectors and microbiome/metagenomics studies exploring the impact of host genotype, immune status and production system. In 2017 Damer became Editor-in-Chief of the journal Avian Pathology. Professor Blake participated in the Eimeriana Avia project conferences in 2016, 2020 and will also be a lecturer at the 2024 conference.

Dr wet. Kamila Bobrek (University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw).

Dr. Kamila Bobrek working as assistant professor in the Department of Epizootiology, Bird and Exotic Animal Clinic University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw, a member of the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences. The title of specialist diseases of poultry and ornamental birds she received in 2012 and the title of doctor of veterinary sciences in the March 2014 year on the basis of the doctoral dissertation “Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of strains of Erysipelothrix spp. isolated from field cases of erysipelas in geese”. The scopes of scientific interests include parasitic disease of poultry and bacterial diseases of waterfowl. Co-organizer of the Eimeriana Avia International Technical Conferences in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2024.

Jana Brabcová, PhD (BIOPHARM, Research Institute of Biopharmacy and Veterinary Drugs, Czech Republic)

Title: A propidium monoazide (PMA) based approach for in vitro evaluation of Eimeria maxima oocyst viability

Jana is working for 4 years as the Head of Protozoology R&D unit in the company BIOPHARM, Research Institute of Biopharmacy and Veterinary Drugs. The subjects of her Ph.D. studies were biochemistry, biotransformations and biotechnological applications of microbial enzymes at the Department of Microbiology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. After graduation she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, AS CR.

In support of the Livacox manufacturing unit, the main objectives are: a new approach to improve the production of different attenuated Eimeria lines, the automated enumeration of Eimeria oocysts for rapid monitoring, the development of the in vitro systems based on molecular methods for the reduction of experimental animals.

Scott Cavey (DSM-Firmenich)

Scott is  the Director of Animal Precision Nutrition and Health at DSM-Firmenich. His team has created the industry leading precision nutrition and health service called Verax. Scott grew up in Montana raising livestock and working on a farm After graduating from Montana State University he started his career with Cargill in the Feed Division evolving to leading the worldwide Dairy Product Group. Scott created  Koch Feed Products Company  in KOCH Industries Inc. which resulted in the acquisition of Purina Mills. At Koch/Purina, he led the company into commercial dairy business by creating the Purina research partnership with dairy nutritionists and restructuring the dairy sales force to provide a more consultative approach to sales. In the past 20 years, Scott transitioned into Ag Technology in 2000 and has since led Ag technology companies providing industry-leading SaaS and on-premise software offerings. As CEO of E-Markets, he expanded the existing SaaS business into a Gold certified Microsoft partner with software products that brought Microsoft Dynamics 365 products into the Ag retail and processing industries. Building E-Markets into a top 3 retail/processing  ERP provider Scott sold the company to Constellation Software. Scott then started a  business consultancy in the Ag technology sector specializing in acquisitions and the design of customer centric system

Elle Chadwick PhD

Elle Chadwick is the Global Poultry Marketing Specialist at DSM-Firmenich Animal Nutrition and Health. She received her PhD in Poultry and Animal Science from North Carolina State University, USA, focusing on parasitic diseases in poultry. Elle has worked in the poultry and human health industries as a consultant for applied disease mitigation while in the US. She moved to Austria and joined BIOMIN®, now part of dsm-firmenich, in 2021 as a Global Product Manager for Microbials then transitioned to Global Poultry Marketing. Elle’s current focus is on mycotoxin risk management in poultry production with emphasis on how mycotoxins predispose flocks to health and nutritional challenges. She lives in Vienna, Austria with her husband and dog.

DVM Agnieszka Chłodowska (University of Life Sciences in Toruń)

DVM Agnieszka Chłodowska graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. During her studies, she deepened her knowledge of poultry histopathology. Since 2022, she has been a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The topic of the doctoral project is the importance of pharmacokinetic processes for salinomycin toxicity in turkeys and chickens. Scientific interests focus on toxicology and histopathology.

Zanetta Chodorowska

Works on mycotoxin risk management in feed and raw materials in the EMEA region. She focuses on practical on-farm mycotoxin risk reduction and predicting the risk of contamination of specific raw materials in specific regions. assessment and analysis of risks bound to mycotoxin production and distribution. Over a career spanning more than three decades, she has developed her expertise in research-based diagnosis of mycotoxin-related problems by integrating knowledge from different crop disciplines, theoretical and practical expertise in the analysis and assessment of mycotoxin production and distribution. Extends theoretical and practical expertise in the analysis and evaluation of various food safety problems bound to mycotoxins. Transfer of this knowledge at national and international level in combination with the latest findings in the field of food safety

Sylwia Doner DVM, PhD, MSc – Technical Sales Coordinator Poultry – Poulpharm Belgium

She graduated the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2009 and the Faculty of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2004 (master’s thesis in the field of poultry farming). She completed postgraduate training in Avian Diseases and become the Avian Medicine Specialist in June 2015.  Her doctoral dissertation concerns an epidemiology of Eimeria spp. protozoa invasion in broiler flocks vaccinated and unvaccinated against coccidiosis. She gained her experience working as a veterinarian in poultry industry at the position dedicated for coccidiostats products and as technical manager supported customers in poultry prophylaxis programs and diagnostics area. She participated active in different poultry conferences and was co-organizer of the First International Technical Conference “Poultry coccidiosis – the current challenges AD 2016” in Poland. She is interested in practical application different methods for evaluation of coccidiosis vaccines efficacy and coccidiostats programs, new diagnostic methods for the evaluation of efficacy immune prophylaxis programs for poultry, factors influencing the immune response and interaction between host-pathogens-environment. Currently she is working at Poulpharm company as Technical Sales Coordinator Poultry, supporting wide range of diagnostics analysis portfolio, autogenous vaccines, parasitology service like coccidiosis monitoring under the field conditions.

 

Vladimíra Effenbergerová (ADDICOO GROUP, Head of Export and Product Management)

Agriculture engineer, graduated in 1986 at Czech University of Agriculture and Technology in Prague (now the University of Life Science Prague). Since graduation worked at Agriculture cooperative for 6 years, later in Varmuža Hodonín (Food processing) company with 40% market share, as business director, responsible for purchasing, marketing, logistic and wholesalers.
In March 1998 employed by Eli Lilly company as Elanco sales representative in Czech Republic, later as well in Slovak Republic. Since 1999 in the position of Country manager, while since 2008 in the role of Regional Territory manager. In April 2017 changed the position to Bioprotection Marketing Manager for Central and East Europe and in addition as a Poultry Marketing Manager for the following markets, CZ, SK, HU, SLO, UA. Last position of carrier in Elanco AH company was Cluster Trainer for CEERTMEA region, finished in December 2021. Involved in Full Value Experience, Pharmacovigilance, Field experience data collection, Feed additives and Poultry vaccine launches and projects.
Since January 2022 working for ADDICOO GROUP s.r.o. company on position Head of Export and Product Management. To be part of fast developing industry in company following the trends as ATB reduction, Welfare or Carbon Food Print is exciting. Utilizing my previous experience from Food animal production in subject of the Animal health improvement with special focus on Gut Health. Addicoo customers in 25 countries worldwide use Addicoo products and recommendations with very positive experiences.

The Efficient solution for Poultry Gut Health Improvement will be a topic of presentation during Eimeriana Avia conference.

Philippos Fidiarakis

Philippos Fidiarakis has Master of Science in Animal Science from the Georg August University from Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 2011 he joined DSM-Firmenich and through his different roles he was able to deepen his knowledge and acquire experience in animal nutritional solutions in different markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa. After leading globally the carbohydrases cluster within DSM-Firmenich, he focused the last years on the species of poultry and was able to shape the marketing strategy for the region of EMEA across the whole product portfolio. Within this role he led personally innovative projects with key partners in the industry. Since beginning of this year he has taken the leadership of Precision Services in EMEA.

Gaweł_A Prof.  Andrzej Gaweł, Head of the Department of Bird, Exotic, Fur and Laboratory Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, (Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences)

Both his doctoral dissertation and habilitation concerned the issues of coccidiosis in poultry. Their knowledge of poultry diseases, as well as molecular biology techniques expanded to numerous internships and trainings at home and abroad, including England, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. Head of the Polish Branch of World Veterinary Poultry Association and the member of Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences PSVS). Co-organizer of many conferences PSVS. Co-author of an academic textbook Poultry Diseases edited by Professor M. Mazurkiewicz. Research interests focus on parasitic diseases of poultry and issues immunoprophylaxis and treatment of diseases of poultry. Main co-organizer of the Eimeriana Avia International Technical Conferences in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2024.

Wojciech Gbiorczyk, M.Sc. (Zoetis Poland)

Graduate of the University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw, Faculty of Biology and Animal Husbandry, majoring in Zootechnics (2004-2009).
From 2010 -2021 he served as a manager at commodity turkey (8 years) and broiler chicken (3 years) flock farms, where he established his knowledge and gained experience.
For more than two years, he has been working at Zoetis as a Key Account Manager in the Livestock division.
Currently, he provides technical support to poultry farms in the areas of responsible use of coccidiostats, prevention of coccidiosis, as well as bioassurance.

George Gould

BSc, BVetMed MRCVS

 

George Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2007 having gained a BSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol in 2004.

Following qualification George worked in veterinary practice before joining the government veterinary agency based in Weybridge, UK where he worked in the epidemiology department studying avian influenza and campylobacter in poultry.

George joined Elanco as poultry technical consultant for the UK and Ireland in 2014 where his main focus was Intestinal Integrity and coccidiosis in broilers. In addition to this George has worked closely with Elanco Knowledge solutions (EKS) to further develop Elanco HTSi as a robust surveillance tool for improved understanding and management of broiler intestinal health. In 2018 George joined the global marketing team in Elanco as technical advisor. His current in the International Poultry team role involves leadership of the technical team with a specific focus in terms of disease area on coccidiosis and Intestinal Integrity.

 

Dariusz Goszczyński

For over 13 years, Dariusz Goszczyński was responsible at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the implementation and development of the EU food quality policy, selected activities of the Common Organization of Agricultural Markets and the Rural Development Program for 2007–2014 and 2014–2020. He obtained his education at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and during doctoral studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. He completed a course for auditors organized by the European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office in the field of certification and control of food quality systems in the EU. Dariusz Goszczyński has experience from participating in many international projects. He prepared and implemented numerous activities aimed at developing the market for high-quality products, in particular promotional campaigns co-financed by the European Commission. He actively participated in meetings of working groups of the EU Council. During the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, he chaired the Working Groups responsible for Food Quality Policy and Food Promotion Policy. As an expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dariusz Goszczyński cooperates with many countries in the implementation and development of food quality systems, trade standards and promotional policies. Before taking up the position of President of KRD-IG, Dariusz Goszczyński was associated with the banking sector, where, among others, was responsible for creating financial instruments to support the agro business.

Gallina Guglielmo

DVM PhD Guglielmo Gallina is a veterinarian working at Vetspin SRL, an Italian CRO for the development of projects on drugs, vaccines and feed additives in farm animals. Following a PhD at the University of Padova, he is working as study director/principal investigator in preclinical and clinical studies required for registration of veterinary medicinal products and feed additives with a main focus on coccidiosis control

Piotr Kwieciński DVM, PhD

Dr. Piotr Kwieciński, poultry disease specialist, owner of the VET-LAB Brudzew company, which includes: diagnostic laboratories, an animal clinic, and a veterinary medicines wholesaler. VET-LAB Brudzew has been present on the veterinary services market for over 30 years and employs high-class specialists in the field of poultry – both diagnosticians and clinical doctors. Piotr Kwieciński has been representing Polish veterinarians in the international organization UEVP/FVE – the European Union of Free Practice Veterinarians / European Federation of Veterinarians – since 2010, and since 2019 he has been the president of UEVP.

Aleksandra Ledwoń DVM PhD hab.

Assistant professor in the Unit of Avian, Exotic Animal and Fish Diseases at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. At present, she mainly deals with scientific work related to diseases of exotic and wild birds. She gives lectures for veterinary students and postgraduate students on diagnostics and diseases of exotic animals.

Dr Corrado Longoni, MSD Animal Health 

Dr Longoni graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Torino, he started working as a field veterinarian in Martini Group. In 2005 he took a degree the School of Technology and Pathology of avian species, rabbit, game bird (Universita di Milano- Veterinary Medicine). In 2013 he joined to MSD Animal Health team and his current position is Poultry Global Technical Director.

Richard Markus PhD

Richard Markus has Ph.D. in Animal Science from the Szechenyi Istvan University Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Hungary. During my PhD. working for Cargill Hungary as grain trader responsible for buying/selling activities in local and export markets. Since 2012 he joined Biomin today part of DSM-Firmenich and has been working on several fields like product development, sales and marketing, key account management, digital strategies mainly in Central-Eastern European region. Recently mainly focusing on development of precision service business line of DSM-Firmenich in collaboration with our Central Eastern European customers.

 

PhD  DSc. Małgorzata Olejnik, Poland

 Presentation title: The other side of the coin – toxicity of ionophore coccidiostats for poultry

PhD  DSc. Małgorzata Olejnik graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Medical University of Lublin. He has been dealing with the issue of coccidiostats, both in terms of residues in food and their toxicity to animals, from the beginning of his scientific career – initially at the National Veterinary Institute – National Research Institute in Puławy, and currently at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In the years 2013-2017, she led a research project aimed at explaining the relationship between different species’ sensitivity to the toxic effects of salinomycin and the degree of its biotransformation. Currently (2021-2025), he continues this research using an in vivo model as part of the NCN project “Mechanism of salinomycin toxicity – causes of differences in species sensitivity of chickens and turkeys”.

Lek. wet.  Luis Pantoja Millas (Regional Technical & Marketing Manager Laboratorios HIPRA)

Luis got a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in 2000, with the specialty of Animal Health and Veterinary Surgery.
Since graduation, he worked as a clinical veterinarian and a poultry and feed additive specialist in different companies.
In May 2018, he joined HIPRA as Corporate Product Manager (Corporate Brand Manager from September 2019) specialized in avian coccidiosis vaccines.
In July 2022, he was promoted to his current position in HIPRA as Regional Technical Marketing Manager, in charge of the whole range of HIPRA´s avian vaccines for Northern, Central and Western Europe.

Monika Roczeń-Karczmarz, MD, PhD

Assistant professor at the Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin. He is the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications in the field of parasitology. Scientific achievements are based on the topic of parasitic invasions of companion, farm and wild animals. The main stream of research concerns the activity of selected ectoparasites, the transmission of pathogens carried by them and methods of preventing their spread. Due to participation in COST Action FA1404 (COREMI) aimed at improving understanding and research in the field of sustainable control of the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, she currently continuing work in this area by searching for natural compounds that combat the red mites. He cooperates with foreign and domestic universities and NVI in Pulawy on the impact of natural and chemical substances on ectoparasites. It is also a member of the COST Action CA 21170 dealing with the prevention, prediction and mitigation of the risk of tick-borne diseases using the DAMA protocol (PRAGMATICK).

Karolina Roczniak

6th-year student, soon to graduate in veterinary medicine at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. He divides his time between studies and clinical internship, in his free time expanding his knowledge about poultry diseases.

DVM Monika Rogala-Hnatowska

She graduated in 2017, after graduation she worked at the Department of Avian Diseases of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Since 2019, he has been working at Elanco as a Technical Consultant for Poultry, initially in Poland, currently in Central and Eastern Europe. Responsible for the area of ​​feed additives, mainly coccidiostats. As a leader in Elanco Knowledge Solutions, she deals with Health Tracking System – HTSi, data analysis and consulting in chicken and turkey broiler production. Since 2022 she has been Specialist of Poultry and Ornamental Birds Diseases.

DVM Natalia Sobczak – Zuzaniak

Doctor of animal sciences. She obtained her education at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Biology and Animal Breeding of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The doctor’s professional achievements are based on field experience in treatment, prevention and production management in pig and poultry herds. He has extensive experience in building relationships and analyzing customer needs on farm animal farms. He also has experience in team management, brand and product development. She learns new things quickly and is ready to take on new professional challenges. Currently (since 01/01/23) he is the head of the Health Products Department at Intermag.

Jan van Spil, Dutch by origin, since 2017 living in Verdun in the French region Grand Est. All professional activities are based on my technical know-how of poultry.

  • Graduate in management and agriculture (Bachelor of Business Administration) of the Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Dronten, Netherlands.
  • Poultry specialist with practical background. 20 years of expertise in poultry business, whether this is on day-to-day farm management, nutrition, housing equipment, ventilation, animal well-being, bio-security issues or farm/business strategies.
  • Joined Phibro in 2023 to launch Integri-Phi for European countries.

PhD Barbara Szczepankiewicz, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Title of the presentation at Eimeriana Avia 2024: Avian cryptosporidiosis – a new health problem in poultry?
Veterinarian, assistant with a PhD in veterinary sciences at the Department of Epizootiology and the Clinic of Birds and Exotic Animals of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.
She has written more than 40 articles for professional and general science journals. Her research interests also include bacterial, fungal infections and parasitic diseases. She currently investigates the spread of both cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis in birds.

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Szeleszczuk, Full Professor, (Warsaw University of Life Sciences).

Professor Piotr Szeleszczuk- veterinarian, a specialist in diseases of poultry and ornamental birds. Works in Department of Avian, Exotic Animals and Fish Diseases Department of Veterinary Pathology and Diagnostics Institute of Veterinary Medicine Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He is author of over 700 scientific publications. He specializes in issues of pathology, therapy and immunoprophylaxis of avian diseases. In the years 2012 -2020 National Head of Specialization No. 5 “Diseases of poultry and ornamental birds.” Currently, in the 2020-2024 term, he heads specialization no. 18 “Diseases of ornamental birds and pigeons”. He conducted research on the epidemiology of coccidiosis in broiler chickens in Poland and new patterns of prevention of this invasion. In his team they conducted research on the molecular diagnosis of coccidiosis. Within the scope of his interests are also problems of diagnosis and treatment of pigeons coccidiosis. The author of the project “Eimeriana Avia” and main co-organizer of the Eimeriana Avia International Technical Conferences in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2024.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1830-4232

Prof. hab. Ph.D. Krzysztof Tomczuk

Head of the Department of Parasitology and Fish Diseases and the Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin. 1988 – veterinarian, graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin. 1989 Employment, assistant at the Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases at the home Faculty. 1998 – obtained the degree of doctor of veterinary sciences on the basis of the dissertation “Ascariae of the genus Toxocara: selected aspects of invasiveology and threats to human health” – position of assistant professor. 2013 – he became a habilitated doctor in veterinary sciences based on the monograph: Characterization of Anoplocephala perfoliata invasion in horses, taking into account molecular and proteomic aspects. 2015 position of associate professor. 2019 – obtaining the title of professor of veterinary sciences in the field of Parasitology. Author of over 280 items of literature, including 56 publications from the A list, 66 from the B list, co-author of a textbook, author of one monograph, 13 chapters in monographs, over 100 reports to domestic and foreign scientific conferences and over 50 popular science works. Index Hirscha 14. In 2017, he completed a research internship at the Institute of Parasitology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen; Reviewer of scientific achievements in three proceedings for the title of professor, five habilitation theses, ten doctoral theses, one honorary doctorate, numerous master’s theses, and over 80 scientific works in scientific journals: Medycyna Weterynaryjna, Bulletin of the Vetrinary Institute in Pulawy, Journal of Animal Sciences, Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Parasitology Research, Annals of Parasitology, Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, Clinical Phytoscience, Animals, Pathogens. The subject of the scientific work mainly concerns the issues of diagnosis, therapy, prevention and the broadly understood invasion of farm animals, companion animals and free-living animals, with particular emphasis on parasitic zoonoses. In the subsequent stages of his scientific work, he dealt with economically and epidemiologically important invasions in a given period. Among other things, he conducted research in the field of invasiveness and pathogenesis of pig mange, toxocariasis of carnivorous animals and humans, anoplocephalosis of solipeds, fasciolosis and neosporosis of ruminants, coccidiosis of calves, invasion of gastrointestinal nematodes in horses, cattle and sheep, heartworm disease in dogs, invasive diseases of birds and many other topics regarding veterinary parasitology. In addition to his scientific activities, he also conducts clinical activities as a field doctor. A significant percentage of patients in the diagnostic laboratory are pigeons and poultry.

DVM Michał Turek (MSD ANIMAL HEALTH, Poland).

A graduate of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Animal Bioengineering (2012) and Veterinary Medicine (2017). Specialist in Poultry and Ornamental Birds Diseases and Specialist in Veterinary Prevention and Feed Hygiene. He has been working in poultry for 8 years, currently

DVM PhD  Bartłomiej Tykałowski

A graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. In 2012, he obtained a PhD in veterinary sciences in the field of poultry diseases, and in 2017, he obtained the title of specialist in the field of Poultry Diseases and Ornamental Birds. Scientifically associated with the Cathedral of Bird Diseases of the native Faculty. His main field of interest is the study of the impact of infectious and non-infectious factors on the immune system and defense mechanisms in birds using ELISA, ELISPOT and flow cytometry methods. A significant part of his scientific achievements consists of research on the immunomodulatory and therapeutic effects of nutritional additives used in poultry production. The Doctor Tykałowski is the author or co-author of several dozen scientific and popular science articles, as well as reports for domestic and foreign conferences in the field of broadly understood aviopathology and immunology. Co-author of scripts and textbooks for students, veterinarians and poultry producers

Monita Vereecken (Huvepharma)

Monita Vereecken is poultry veterinarian working as a technical manager in Huvepharma. After graduation at the University of Veterinary Science in Ghent in Belgium, she has been involved in poultry industry throughout her career: first at the University of Ghent followed by the Animal Health Service. She is the secretary and treasurer of the Belgian branch of WVPA in Belgium. For the last 16 years Monita is working for the global animal healthy company Huvepharma. Her current position is R&D support for new poultry product developments and support of the poultry product range of Huvepharma in Europa with special focus on the coccidiosis vaccine range.