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  Piotr Bonisławski Poland

Piotr Bronisławski, director of market access to Central and Eastern Europe. He represents Elanco in contacts with public administration bodies, industry organizations and other stakeholders in the region.

  Prof. Tomasz Cencek Poland

The head of the Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases PIWet-PIB since 2008. Professor is involved in the organization of learning and training activities. He is a member of the PIWet-PIB Scientific Council and the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a chairman of the Committee of Veterinary Parasitology Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor is a member of the Polish Parasitological Society and Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences. Since 2008 he has been on the board of the Lublin division of the Polish Parasitological Society, and in 2010-2014 he was its chairman. Prof. Cencek is also a member of the Board of the magazine “Polskie Drobiarstwo”. He is a member of the Council for Organic Agriculture at the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He conducts many seminars for employees of the Veterinary Inspectorate, as well as training under professional specialization for veterinarians.


Sylwia Doner, DVM, Poland

She graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 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. Currently, she is PhD student in Department of Avian Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Her doctoral dissertation concerns an epidemiology of Eimeria spp. protozoa invasion in broiler flocks in Poland. Currently she is doing researches on practical applications of available diagnostic methods (based on molecular biology) for evaluation the efficiency of vaccination against coccidiosis and evaluation of the use of coccidiostats and their impact on the prevalence of Eimeria spp. in broilers. Co-organizer of the First International Technical Conference “Poultry coccidiosis – the current challenges AD 2016”.

 Gaweł_A Dr hab. Andrzej Gaweł, prof. UP Wroclaw Poland

Associate Professor in the Department of Epizootiology, Bird and Exotic Animal Clinic University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw.
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. Member of the World Veterinary Poultry Association and the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences. Co-organizer of many conferences PTNW. Co-author of an academic textbook Poultry Diseases edited by Professor M. MazurkiewiczResearch interests focus on parasitic diseases of poultry and issues immunoprophylaxis and treatment of diseases of poultry. Co-organizer of the First International Technical Conference “Coccidiosis poultry – Current Challenges AD 2016”.

Dr Stefano GianazzaItaly

Stefano Gianazza, is a veterinarian, graduated in Milano University, Italy, in 1995. He has always been working in the sector of farm animals investigating different aspects of the food chain in all animal species such as role of nutrition, certification of meat quality, cold chain. Since about ten years he’s involved in the control of insects on farms.

  Professor, DVM, Dipl. ECPVS Michael Hess Austria
Prof. M. Hess has various interests in infectious diseases in poultry with a strong focus on host-pathogen interaction, the development of new protection strategies and the development of new diagnostic tools. He is a member of different scientific communities and editorial boards. He acted as a founder diplomate and the first President of the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS). He published over 160 manuscripts and was involved in the filing of several patents in the field of infectious diseases of poultry. He authored the chapters on fowl adenoviruses and histomonosis in Diseases of Poultry. Basic research on Histomonas meleagridis is accomplished by in vivo studies aiming to develop a vaccine for turkeys and chickens. This also includes to raise awareness for the disease by organizing the International Symposium on Parasite Infections in Poultry and via www.blackheaddisease.com. Prof. M. Hess was awarded with the Robert Fraser Gordon Memorial medal and a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Pannonian University in Hungary.

Michał Jankowski (Poland)

Founder of the BioPoint company. As one of the first field veterinarians, he began using natural herbal supplements in his medical practice. Many years of experience translates into the creation of innovative specialist products for poultry. He shares his knowledge with veterinarians in Poland and over 30 countries around the world.

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Thomas K. Jeffers, PhD USA

Thomas (Tom) Jeffers was born in Syracuse, NY and received his academic training at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin. During his more than 50-year research career, he has made many significant contributions to our understanding of the biology of coccidia and his work has had direct practical application for the control of this widespread disease in poultry. During his tenure at Lilly/Elanco, Dr. Jeffers led a research team in the development of narasin from discovery to the worldwide product registration of Monteban as an anticoccidial product for broilers. He was also the co-discoverer of the synergistic anticoccidial combination of narasin and nicarbazin, resulting in the anticoccidial product Maxiban. One of his most widely recognized and perhaps enduring achievements was the demonstration that coccidia may be attenuated by selection for precocious development, a discovery that has led to the development of live coccidiosis vaccines that are inherently non-pathogenic.

A review of his scientific accomplishments may be found in Chapman, H.D. (2012). Thomas K. Jeffers: pioneer of coccidiosis research. Avian Pathology. 41: 123-131.

Upon his retirement as Director of Discovery and Development Research at Lilly/Elanco in 2001, Dr. Jeffers was appointed Courtesy Professor of Animal Science at Cornell University. He has been the recipient of the P.P. Levine Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Cornell University. He is author or co-author of more than 60 articles in refereed scientific journals and book chapters, and is a member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the Poultry Science Association and the World’s Poultry Science Association. Dr. Jeffers and his wife have two children and five grandchildren.

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Kwiatkowski Tomasz, DVM, Poland, Poultry Technical Consultant and EKS specialist for countries of Central and Eastern Europe

Veterinarian, he graduated from the University of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn (now the University of Warmia and Mazury), study completed in 1992. Since graduation worked at Central Soya, later Provimi Poland (currently Cargill Poland) as the head of the team of veterinarians, providing advisory and technical service for customers of the company.

From the beginning involved in issues related to the health of poultry as well as pigs. For several years the direct care of Research Farm Provimi Poland.

Since 2000 specialist in avian diseases (Wroclaw) and since 2006 specialist in diseases of pigs (Pulawy). Practical experience on the Polish market as well as in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia and China.

Since 2012 employed in the position of poultry technical consultant for Elanco customers and as an EKS specialist (Elanco Knowledge Solutions). Involved in issues related to the health of birds, with particular emphasis on the condition of the digestive system (Intestinal Integrity), coccidiosis and the associated problems.

María Larrakoetxea, DVM, Spain.

Graduated in 2006. Master of Clinical Ethology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2009. Worked as a veterinary surgeon of small animals and behavioral specialist until 2014. In 2014 her life takes a turn, as she steps into the world of animal nutrition. Since 2014, she’s been working in NUTRICOR (Lleida, Spain) as veterinarian, focused on feed additives for poultry. Currently she is in charge of the International Area of the Feed Department in Nutricor.

Dr Agata Lecewicz, Poland

Doctor of agricultural sciences, graduate of the Faculty of Animal Bioengineering at the UWM in Olsztyn, member of the World’s Poultry Science Association, expert of the Working Committee of the  Animal Nutrition under the European Federation of FEFAC Feed Manufacturers on behalf of the Grain and Feed Chamber. She has been associated with the feed industry since 2011. She gained a practice in terms of coccidiosis thanks to the experience gained at Zoetis. Currently, due to her position in WP Nutripol, she is involved in monitoring and prophylaxis of coccidiosis in turkeys.

Dr. Elise A. Myers, BScH, DVM, MAM, Dipl. ACPV, USA

 ELISE MYERS was born and raised in Canada and obtained her veterinary degree, with distinction, from the Ontario Veterinary College (Guelph, ON, Canada). Following veterinary college, Dr. Myers underwent specialized training in the U.S., obtaining her Master of Avian Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. Thereafter, she obtained her board certification with the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. She previously served as president of the Ontario Association of Poultry Veterinarians and continues to serve on a number of American Association of Avian Pathologist committees. From 2013 to 2017 Dr. Myers provided veterinary technical service to clients across Canada as Technical Services Veterinarian for Merck Animal Health. In 2018, Dr. Myers began her new role as Global Poultry Technical Director, where she will continue to provide science-based technical solutions to the Merck Animal Health Poultry Team and their customers.

Małgorzata Olejnik, Ph.D Poland

National Veterinary Research Institute in Pulawy

Malgorzata Olejnik graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Lublin. She is a researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Veterinary Research Institute in Pulawy, where she is involved in studying the safety  of coccidiostats used as feed additives. She is interested in both coccidiostats residues in food of animal origin, relevant to the safety of consumers and toxicity of ionophore coccidiostats for animals, especially turkeys. Her research has practical significance; the finding about an unexpectedly high transfer of semduramicin from feed to eggs should soon result in a change of European legislation regarding maximum levels of residues of coccidiostats in food. Since 2013 she has managed a research project that aims to clarify the relationship of species-related susceptibility to the toxic effects of salinomycin and the degree of its biotransformation. She is the author and co-author of 30 articles in scientific journals.

Jean-Michel Répérant France.

Jean-Michel Répérant is Doctor in parasitology of the Universities of Paris XII and Tours. After studying Cryptosporidium and Toxoplasma at INRA Nouzilly and University of Tours, he now heads the avian parasitology team at the Ploufragan research laboratory in Brittany, belonging to Anses, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety. Since 1996, his research at Anses has focused on avian parasites, especially coccidia of the genus Eimeria. Maintaining a substantial collection of pure strains of Eimeria species of chicken, turkey, guinea fowl and partridge, his team has developed models to induce clinical coccidioses in order to evaluate present and future strategies to control these diseases. More recently, he developed a necrotic enteritis model with typical lesions, involving co-infection of Clostridium and coccidia. His current research work focuses on a poorly understood part of the life cycle of Eimeria: gamogony and the mechanisms involved in fertilization.

Annie Flochlay Sigognault France

Annie Flochlay Sigognault is a veterinarian who graduated from the Veterinary Medicine School of Nantes, France, in 1991, with her DVM, followed by a MSc from the School of Agronomy of Rennes.  She started her career in a public research institute focusing on epidemiology of poultry diseases. Annie has a special appreciation for parasitology; in the last eight years, she has been driving the development of anti-parasitic drugs, focusing on livestock and poultry. In her work Annie strives to improve animal health and welfare through the development of innovative medicinal products. Annie is currently a Project Development Director at MSD Animal Health.

Annie Flochlay Sigognault DVM, MSc (MSD Animal Health)

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Prof. Rajmund Sokół, Poland

Since 2009 he has been the head of the Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Olsztyn. Currently, in the Department, the research in parasitology vertebrates and invertebrates is being done, such as invasion of protozoa of the genus Eimeria, and diseases of utilitarian insects. Prof. Sokół is engaged in scientific, educational, organizational and training activities at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. He is a member of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, a member of the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences, a member of the Polish Parasitological Society. He was the president of the Section of Veterinary of Polish Parasitological Society for the period of 6 years and the vice president of the Board of the Polish Parasitological Society. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Annals of Parasitology and a member of ESSCAP Poland.

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Professor Piotr Szeleszczuk, WULS Poland

Professor Piotr Szeleszczuk- veterinarian, a specialist in diseases of poultry and ornamental birds. Department of Avian Diseases Department of Veterinary Pathology and Diagnostics Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He is author of over 600 scientific publications. He specializes in issues of pathology, therapy and immunoprophylaxis of avian diseases. In the years 2012 -2016 National Head of Specialization No. 5 “Diseases of poultry and ornamental birds.” 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 co-organizer of the First International Technical Conference ” Poultry coccidiosis – current challenges AD 2016

Monita Vereecken, DVM, Belgium

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 10 years Monita is working for the global animal healthy company Huvepharma. Her current position is support of the poultry product range of Huvepharma in Europa with special focus on the coccidiosis vaccine range.