The swine meeting you shouldn’t miss out!!!
the 8th ISERPD & the 5th IWSs, Bangkok, Thailand 2023
Dear Colleagues & Friends,
On behalf of TSVA – the Thai Swine Veterinarian Association and the Thai people, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases (ISERPD) and the 5th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis (IWSs) to be held at IMPACT Forum, Muang Thong Thani from June 4th to June 7th, 2023.
Many reasons why you shouldn’t miss the 8th ISERPD & the 5th IWSS in Thailand are that our event will gather the world´s greatest researchers and specialists in the swine emerging pathogens and current management strategies creating a perfect environment for the exchange of knowledge and experiences under the theme “Healthy Pigs, Hygienic Pork, Happy People” promoting the cooperation among global swine practitioners. As a second to none when it comes to a unique culture, Thailand, the land of smile, offers excellent infrastructure to host many international events regularly. Being the main destination in Southeast Asian countries, the city of Bangkok, the most visit tourist center in Thailand for its well-known hospitality and professional services, welcomes you with its arms wide open to the 8th ISERPD & the 5th IWSs after recovering from the Covid-19 epidemic situation. We are preparing a special hybrid event (online & on-site) with special online translators for Chinese participants to ensure that the entire global ISERPD community can benefit from our speakers’ experience and expertise and to assist you enjoy your exquisite experiences here onsite or via our online event. Again, the early bird registration and abstract submission have been extended to April 30th, 2023.
Last but not least, certificate of attendance will be prepared for all participants upon requested and the organizing committee would like to thank all supporting sponsors and all contributing speakers for their endless support. Without your contribution, this symposium would not be possible. The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all and will do its best to make your participation a successful and pleasant event.
See you in June 2023!
Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, DVM, PhD, Dip., TBVP
President of the organizing chair of the 8th ISERPD 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
5th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis (5th IWSs): Advanced Research in the Era of Antimicrobial Restriction
Streptococcus suis is a swine re-emerging pathogen and an emerging zoonotic agent afflicting people in close contact with infected pigs or pork meat, especially in Asia, making this bacterium a primary health concern in this part of the globe. In pigs, S. suis disease results in decreased performance, increased mortality and extensive use of antimicrobials, having a significant economic impact on swine production worldwide. Facing the new regulations in preventive use of antimicrobials in livestock and lack of effective vaccines, control of S. suis infections became worrisome. Indeed, S. suis research attracted the attention of the scientific community worldwide in the last years. Therefore, in 2013, with the aim to unify the growing “S. suis research family” the “1st International Workshop on Streptococcus suis (IWSs)” was jointly organized by Canada and China and took place in Beijing. It successfully reunited for the first time more than 80 researchers and students working on S. suis in the same room. Following the success of this workshop, the 2nd IWSs was held in Argentina in 2014, whereas the 3rd and the 4th IWSs took place in Germany (2106) and Canada (2019), respectively.
As one of the milestones of a Canada-Thailand collaborative grant financed by the International Development Research Center under InnoVet-AMR: Innovative Veterinary Solutions for Antimicrobial Resistance Programs, the 5th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis (5th IWSs) is jointly organized with the 8th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases (ISERPD 2023) and is held in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2023. We expect over 100 researchers and trainees from all over the world to present and discuss recent advances on this challenging swine and zoonotic pathogen. An important aim of the workshop is building an opportunity for knowledge exchange involving stakeholders (veterinarians and swine producers) on the risk posed by S. suis infection, diagnostics, and preventive measures.
We are pleased to welcome you in Bangkok and we hope you will enjoy the exciting program of the workshop,
Prof. Mariela Segura
Prof. Marcelo Gottschalk
Associated Prof. Potjanee Srimanote
Chairs of the 5th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis
Short scientific themes for 5th IWSs