Welcome To the 8th ISERPD & the 5th IWSS, Bangkok, Thailand 2023
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of TSVA – Thai Swine Veterinarian Association, 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) during 4-7 June 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Asian pig industry has gone through great changes in the last couple of years due to the ASF epidemic, whilst the global population is effected by SARs-CoV2 variances.
In response to the ever-changing environment in the pig industry, the 8th ISERPD & the 5th IWSs will gather a number of the world ́s renowned specialists in the swine emerging pathogens and disease management which will highlight the scientific program under the theme “Happy Pigs Hygienic Pork Healthy People”, aiming to promote the cooperation among swine practitioners.
We are also preparing to offer a hybrid event (online & on-site) with special online translators available in Chinese and Spanish, or more in an effort to facilitate attendees worldwide.
Thailand is known to world as the land of smiles and it is second to none when it comes to its Bangkok itself had for many years been the most visited city in the world. The dynamism of its tourist attractions and modernization is built on a strong cultural identity and historical heritage.
The Thai organizing committee would like to cordially invite you to explore the beautiful city of Bangkok at its best advantage and we pledge to do our utmost in order to organize a productive events alongside a memorable experience for all delegates.
We look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues from all around the world to exchange knowledge and expertise at the 8th ISERPD & the 5th IWSS 2023 in the Kingdom of Thailand.
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