Daesub Song
Daesub Song

Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
Keynote Speech Title : Advanced strategies for developing and diagnostic tools for African swine fever virus with nanobiotechnology

Current Positions:
Associate professor
Education and Career Experiences:
Daesub Song, D.V.M. professor of college of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, is an international expert on the virology including research of viral pathogenesis and development of viral vaccines and diagnostics.
Dr. Song received D.V.M in 2000 and his PhD of veterinary medicine in 2004 at Seoul national university. His research interests include animal virology (swine viruses), viral vaccine, interspecies transmission of viruses, viral-host interaction, and several viral vaccine developments. He also worked as a member in special task force team of MERS-CoV in the Korean Society of Virology and in the MERS-CoV Korea/WHO joint mission team in 2015. And he served as a member of board of directors in Korea Society for Zoonoses and The Korean Vaccine Society from 2016. From 2015-2022, he worked as a professor in college of pharmacy, Korea University.
Dr. Song commercialized the oral porcine epidemic diarrhea virus vaccine that could induce the mucosal immunity and good protection in piglets for the first time in the world. He led the vaccine research team of several swine/canine vaccines and influenza vaccine in various animal species for the preclinical, clinical trials and registration in government.
Recently, he focused his work to the preclinical evaluation of several viral vaccines and to develop the zoonotic viral vaccines with adjuvants. His work on interspecies transmission of avian origin flu to dogs and its’ mutations led to the need of investigation of dogs as a potential mixing vessel of flu. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles.
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most lethal infectious diseases affecting domestic pigs and wild boars of all ages. Over a span of 100 years, ASF has continued to spread over continents and adversely affects the global pig industry. To date, no vaccine or treatment has been approved. The complex genome structure and diverse variants facilitate the immune evasion of the ASF virus. Recently, advanced technologies have been used to design various potential vaccine candidates and effective diagnostic tools. This review updates vaccine platforms that are currently being used worldwide, with a focus on genetically modified live attenuated vaccines, including an under-standing of their potential efficacy and limitations of safety and stability. Differentiating between infection and vaccination should also be considered in the diagnosis. Furthermore, advanced ASFV detection technologies are presented that discuss and incorporate the challenges that re-main to be addressed for conventional detection methods. We also highlight the nano-bio-based system that enhances sensitivity and specificity. A combination of prophylactic vaccines and point-of-care diagnostics can help effectively control the spread of ASFV.
Hans Nauwynck
Hans Nauwynck

Ghent University
Keynote Speech Title : The evolution of PRRSV in pigs – a beautiful example of the Darwinian law of the survival of the fittest.

Current Positions:
Professor of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
Education and Career Experiences:
• DVM (1987)
• PhD (1993)
• Diplomat European College of Pig Health ManagementCareer
• Assistant professor – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium (1993)
• Associate professor – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium (1999)
• Professor – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium (2004)
• Full professor – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium (2010)
Hui-Wen Chang
Hui-Wen Chang

Associate Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University
Keynote Speech Title : What we learned from porcine epidemic diarrhoea vaccine development

Current Positions:
Associate professor Graduated Institute of Molecular and Comparative Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University.
Education and Career Experiences:
2015 Feb -2020 July Assistant professor
Graduated Institute of Molecular and Comparative Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University.
2014 August-present: Associate research scholar
Full-time, Graduated Institute of Molecular and Comparative Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University. (Granted by Ministry of Science and Technology.
2012 April-2014 March: Postdoctoral fellow
Full-time, Barouch Lab, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.
2006 Nov – 2011 Dec: Postdoctoral research
Full-time, Virology Division, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Veterinary Faculty, Utrecht University.
2001-2006 July: PhD
Graduate Institute of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University.
Thesis title: Effects of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), singular or in combination in different orders, on the morphology and immunological functions of porcine immune cells by in vitro inoculation
1995-2000 July: DVM
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Colleage of Veterinary Medicine, Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
John Carr

Keynote Speech Title : Saving time on pig farms – people utilisation

Current Positions:
Global Consultant
Education and Career Experiences
University of Liverpool. UK.
1982 Bachelor of Veterinary Science
1982 Member of the Royal Veterinary College
1989 Certificate in Pig Medicine Royal Veterinary College
1990  Doctor of Philosophy  “Pathogenesis of Ascending Pyelonephritis in Pigs”.University of Liverpool.  UK
1996 Diploma in Pig Medicine Royal Veterinary College
1996 Specialist in Pig Medicine, Royal Veterinary College
2007 Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management
2011 Fish Health Certificate, University of Wisconsin
2020 Specialist in Pig Medicine.  Australasian AVBC
2020 APAV Australia
Liang-Chou Hsia

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Keynote Speech Title : The effect of cold environment on pig respiratory disease and ways to solve it

Current Positions:
2013- present
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Tropical Agriculture and International
Cooperation, NPUST
2013- present
Emeritus Professor, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
2013- present
President, Yu Chou Friendly Research Institute
Education and Career Experiences:
Prof. Liang Chou Hsia is an emeritus professor of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has served more than 45 years and widely recognized for his dedication on researches, teaching and international collaboration in the field of animal production and sciences. He still puts a lot of efforts on research in environment, nutrition, behavior, extension and interaction among them, consequence on housing, welfare, and small farmer development.
Po-Ren Hsueh

Po-Ren Hsueh

Vice Dean and Professor
China Medical University Hospital
Keynote Speech Title : Antibiotic resistance in pigs and pork meat

Current Positions:
Vice Dean and Professor, College of Medicine, China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan
Program Chairman, The Ph.D. Program for Aging, College of Medicine, CMU, Taiwan
Superintendent, Center of Laboratory Medicine, China Medical University Hospital (CMUH), Taichung, Taiwan
Director, Department of Laboratory Medicine, CMUH, Taichung, Taiwan
Visiting staff, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, CMUH
Adjunct Chair Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Asia University, Taiwan
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University
Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Taiwan Country Ambassador, American Society of Microbiology
Education and Career Experiences:
Professor Hsueh graduated from the National Taiwan University College of Medicine (NTUCM). He has completed several years of clinical internship and residency at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and has been working at NTUH and NTUCM since 1995. Professor Hsueh moved to CMUH at CMU in 2021.Throughout his career, he has held president positions in several local and international societies, including the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC), Asia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (APSCMI), Global Chinese Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (GCACMID), Infection Control Society of Taiwan (ICST), Taiwan Society of Microbiology (TSM), and Taiwan Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (TSCPaLM). He has also served as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for several international congresses, including the International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ICC), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe, European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), and other regional congresses on infectious diseases and clinical microbiology.
Sung Woo Kim

North Carolina State University
Keynote Speech Title : Intestinal health and mucosal microbiota for the growth of nursery pigs

Current Positions:
Professor of Nutrition, Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University
Education and Career Experiences:
Dr. Sung Woo Kim has received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and MS and BS from Seoul National University. He has developed research about intestinal health and amino acid nutrition, and functional nutrients in monogastric animals. Dr. Kim is currently a Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University. He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers, 22 book chapters, 100 papers in conference proceedings, 290 abstracts, and given over 240 invited talks in 23 countries. His publications have been extensively cited (over 18,400, h-index 72 and i10-index 183 by Feb, 2022, https://g.co/kgs/VZWA9j). Dr. Kim has been servicing Journal of Animal Science, Animal Bioscience, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, and Animal Nutrition as Associate Editor. Dr. Kim has received numerous major award in research and teaching from the American Society of Animal Science, the American Society of Nutrition, and the Association of Asian-Australasian Animal Production. He was recognized as University Faculty Scholar by the chancellor of North Carolina State University in 2013.
Takehiro Kokuho

National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH), NARO
Keynote Speech Title : Sharpen the knife: recent progress in ASF vaccine research

Current Positions:
Director, Division of Transboundary Animal Disease Research, NIAH, NARO
Education and Career Experiences:
Veterinary school: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Master degree: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Endocrinology)
Doctor degree: Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo University (Immunology)
1993: Join in National Institute of Animal Health (Bioengineering)
2005: Research coordinator, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC)
Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
2006: Deputy director, Department of Animal Health, MAFF
2007: Senior researcher, NIAH (Immunology)
2012: Head, Biologics Production, National Institute of Animal Health
2020: Head, African swine fever unit, NIAH
2022: Director, Division of Transboundary Animal Disease Research, NIAH
Tanja Opriessnig
Tanja Opriessnig

Group Leader / Professor
The Moredun Institute and Iowa State University
Keynote Speech Title : Porcine circoviruses: what is new?

Current Positions:
Group Leader in Terrestrial Livestock Virology, the Moredun Institute, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland, UK Professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
Education and Career Experiences:
Prof. Tanja Opriessnig completed her veterinary degree at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 2000. In 2002, she received her advanced degree in Veterinary Science from the same University. From 2002 to 2006, Prof. Opriessnig worked as a postdoctoral
researcher at Iowa State University and she completed a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University. In 2013 Prof. Opriessnig started an split appointment with the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University. In 2022 she moved from the Roslin Institute to the Moredun Institute. Her current research focus is on pathogenesis, control, and diagnosis of infectious pathogens in pigs with emphasis on porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, porcine parvovirus (PPV), porcine astrovirus (PoAstV), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), and swine hepatitis E virus (HEV). Since 2002, Prof. Opriessnig published > 259 peer-reviewed manuscripts in various journals of virology, microbiology and veterinary relevance.
Xiangyang Qu
Xiangyang Qu

Nanjing Dr. Vet Health Management Co., Ltd.
Keynote Speech Title : Early monitoring and control strategies of ASFV

Current Positions:
Dr.Quxiangyang achieved Doctor Degree of Veterinary Medicine from China Agricultural University and is the cofounder of Dr.Vet Health Management Consulting with 15 yeas experience in China pig industry. He is focus on the research and promotion of key technology of pig production and health management. He ever worked in big pig production system and international breeding company and envolved in health management, breeding management, pig produciton, Research and Developement, General manager of big pig production system.Dr.Qu has published more 50 technical papars and 9 tranlated books and provided more than 300 times of technical training for pigs industry during the last 15 years.
After the outbreak of Asfv in China, the new technical protocols are the big challenge to produce pigs under the risk of ASFV infection. In May, 2020, Dr. Qu launched the Dr. Vet Health management consulting company. The business of Dr. Vet is providing technical consulting of Health Management, productoin, breeding and farm management and so on for more than 200000 sows inventory. Dr. Vet owns nucleus farm and comercial farm to produce high-quality breeders and execute all of kinds of research projects.Dr.Vet is delicated to establish the shared research institue of large scale pig industry and delivers value trough Science and promotes the eradicate of pig infectious diseases in large pig farms.
Education and Career Experiences:
2001-2008: Nanjing Agricultural University, Master Degree of Veterinary Medicine
2013-2018: China Agricultural University , Dotor Degree of Veterinary MedicineCareer Eexperiences
2008-2013 technical service, Elanco China
2013-2015 Technical manager, Hypor Asia
2015-2018 Techinal Director, Huanshan Group with 35000 sows inventory
2018-2020 CEO, Hanswine Group with 250000 sows inventory
2020-now CEO, Dr. Vet Health Management consulting
Yi-Chun Lin
Yi-Chun Lin

Assistant Professor
National Chung Hsing University, Dept. Animal Science
Keynote Speech Title : Strengths and Challenges in Pig Welfare Farming System.

Current Positions:
Assistant Professor, Dept. Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University
Education and Career Experiences:
2019.02 – now
Assistant professor, Dept. Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University
Course: Animal Ethic, Animal behavior, Animal welfare, Hygiene of livestock and fowls, Companion animal, Anatomy and physiology of animals.
Research interests: Animal Welfare, Animal behavior and Precision livestock farmingCurrent Projects:
Criteria of effective stunning for indigenous broiler
Coccidiosis prevalence and prevention in cage-free hen system
Calve heat stress condition and mitigation strategy
House dog obesity prevalence and training methods
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. Animal Science and Technology, National Taiwan UniversityProject:
Transparent tracing in poultry industry
Hen welfare farms in Taiwan
2017.02 – 2019.06
Adjunct assistant professor, Dept. Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan university
Courses: Animal Ethics, Veterinary Jurisprudence and Ethics, Animal Stress Physiology and Behavior, Diseases of Swine and Animal RightsEducation
2015 05
Ph. d,University of bristol
Thesis: The use of animal welfare outcome measurements in farm assurance schemes
Supervisors: Prof. David Main and Dr. Siobhan Mullan
2009 06
Bsc.,national taiwan university
Department of Animal Science and Technology