Scientific Program

Scientific Program

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Day 1 – Thursday 24th May

 

09:00 Registration, poster session
12:00 Board Meeting ELS
14:00 Opening and Welcome address
 

Alberto Laddomada

General Manager of Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna

Eraldo Sanna Passino

Director of Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari

Nenad Turk

ELS President, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia

M. Nicoletta Ponti

Chair of ELS Organising Committee, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna

15:00 Key note address – One health
Key note lecture : Eric C.M. van Gorp – Emerging infections in the global village: the rodent borne hemorrhagic infections
Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands
CHAIR
Scilla Mastrandrea

Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Sassari (Italy)

Marga Goris

Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

15:30 THE HIDDEN RISK IN SNAKE BREEDING: AN ANECDOTE OF HUMAN LEPTOSPIROSIS
Schuller Simone, Picardeau Mathieu, Brodard Isabelle, Bassi Cécile, Tataw Ashu James, Lienhard Reto, Rodriguez-Campos Sabrina
15:45 ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIOECONOMIC DATA, AND MAPPING RISK OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN ATLÁNTICO CARIBBEAN AREA, COLOMBIA
Lagares Guzman Alfredo, Varela Prieto Lourdes, Mattar Salim, Fang José, Escaf Mayra
16:00 OF MICE, CATTLE AND MEN: USING CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS TO UNDERSTAND THE ECO-EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LEPTOSPIRA BORGPETERSENII SEROVAR BALLUM IN NEW ZEALAND
Moinet Marie, Yupiana Yuni, Nisa Shahista, Haack Neville, Wilson Peter, Vallee Emilie, Wilkinson David, Russell James C, Heuer Cord, Aberdein Danielle, Collins-Emerson Julie, Benschop Jackie
16:15 CAN HUMAN CASES REVEAL AN ANIMAL LEPTOSPIROSIS OUTBREAK?
Piredda Ivana, Palmas Bruna, Noworol Malgorzata, Pintore Pierangela, Pedditzi Aureliana, Ruiu Angelo, Cubadda Antonio, Cancedda Maria Giovanna, Marongiu Antonio, Rebechesu Lucio, Ponti Maria Nicoletta
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 DOGS AS SENTINELS FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE TO LEPTOSPIRES: IS THERE ANY SEASONALITY IN CLINICAL CASES?
Natale Alda, Toson Marica, Gagliazzo Laura, Ceglie Letizia, Guerrini Eulalia, Mazzucato Matteo, Furnari Carmelo, Zuliani Federica, Mulatti Paolo, Lucchese Laura
17:15 FIRST REPORT ON HUMAN LEPTOSPIROSIS CAUSING STRAINS IN MALAYSIA SUGGEST RODENTS AS THE MAIN RESERVOIR
Vasantha Kumari Neela, Noraini Philip Mimie, Ramli Siti Nuraliya, Joseph Narcisse, Azhari Natasya
17:30 LEPTOSPIRA INFECTION: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM ANIMALS INHABITING AN INSULAR ENDEMIC REGION?
Rajeev Sreekumari, Shiokawa Kanae
17:45 LEPTOSPIRA IN RATS: A LITERATURE REVIEW TO UNDERSTAND THE GLOBAL PREVALENCE
Boey Kenneth, Shiokawa Kanae, Rajeev Sreekumari
18:00 EMERGING SOURCES AND PATHWAYS FOR LEPTOSPIROSIS – A PARADIGM SHIFT
Benschop Jackie
19:30 Welcome ceremony

Day 2 – Friday 25th May

 

09:00 Key note address – One health
Key note lecture : Mario D’Incau – Surveillance of Animal Leptospirosis in Italy
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia/Emilia Romagna, Brescia, Italy
CHAIR
Nenad Turk

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia

M. Nicoletta Ponti

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Italy

09:30 BOVINE LEPTOSPIROSIS IN ABATTOIRS IN UGANDA: MOLECULAR DETECTION AND LEPTOSPIRA EXPOSURE RISK TO WORKERS
Alinaitwe Lordrick, Allan Kathryn, Rodriguez-Campos Sabrina, Torgerson Paul, Clovice Kankya, Dreyfus Anou, Dreyfus Anou
09:45 LEPTOSPIRA SEROPREVALENCE IN ANIMALS IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Pratt Nicola, Rajeev Sreekumari
10:00 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN CENTRAL ITALY: FIFTEEN YEARS OF SEROLOGICAL DATA (2002-2016)
Cilia Giovanni, Bertelloni Fabrizio, Turchi Barbara, Pinzauti Paolo, Cerri Domenico, Fratini Filippo
10:15 FLUCTUATION OF SEROPREVALENCE IN EQUINE POPULATION IN CROATIA
Stritof Zrinka, Habus Josipa, Mojcec Perko Vesna, Milas Zoran, Hadina Suzana, Perharic Matko, Staresina Vilim, Turk Nenad
10:30 Coffee Break – Poster Sessions
11:30 Key note address – Clinical and diagnostic aspects in humans and animals
Key note lecture : Marga Goris – Leptospirosis diagnosis in humans
Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
CHAIR
Ciriaco Ligios

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Italy

Marcella Mori

Coda Cerva Belgium

12:00 CHALLENGE MODEL DEVELOPMENT OF ACUTE LEPTOSPIROSIS IN DOGS
Bouvet Jérôme, Cariou Carine, Cupillard Lionel, Guigal Pierre-Michel
12:15 PASSIVE SURVEILLANCE OF LEPTOSPIRA INFECTION IN SWINE IN GERMANY
Strutzberg-Minder Katrin, Tschentscher Astrid, Beyerbach Martin, Homuth Matthias, Kreienbrock Lothar
12:30 ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF PATHOGENIC LEPTOSPIRA FROM RODENTS ON THE ISLAND OF SAINT KITTS
Shiokawa Kanae, Rajeev Sreekumari
12:45 LEPTOSPIRA SEROVARS IN HORSES SUFFERING FROM ERU LOOKING AT INTRAOCULAR AND SERUM SAMPLES IN GERMANY AND NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES
Wollanke Bettina, Gerhards Hartmut, Brem Siegfried, Geiger Tobias, Wiehen Lina
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Key note address – Clinical and diagnostic aspects in humans and animals
Key note lecture : Josipa Habus – The role of small rodents in the epidemiology of leptospirosis and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia
15:00 SCREENING OF ANTI-LEPTOSPIRAL ANTIBODIES IN SANITATION WORKERS FROM LISBON AND TAGUS VALLEY REGION (PORTUGAL)
Fernandes Maria, Carreira Teresa, Teodósio Rosa, Vieira Maria Luísa
15:15 LEPTOSPIRES AND LEPTOSPIROSIS IN SOME SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COUNTRIES: A PORTUGUESE COOPERATION EXPERIENCE
Carreira Teresa, Nunes Mónica, Garcia Joana, Estanislau Elsa, Cá-Cá Baltazar, Fortes-Gabriel Elsa, Comia Isac, Vieira Maria Luísa
15:30 PREVALENCE AND BIOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION OF LEPTOSPIRAL SEROVARS IN HORSES IN CENTRAL FRANCE
Benamou-Smith Agnes, Djelouadji Zoree
15:45 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN WILD BOAR IN A DEFINED GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY AREA
Pintore Antonio, Piredda Ivana, Palmas Bruna, Noworol Malgorzata, Cancedda Maria Giovanna, Desini Pietro, Manca Angelo, Bianco Giuseppe, Carta Antonio, Sgarangella Francesco, Tilocca Pasqua Maria, Rebechesu Lucio, Ponti Maria Nicoletta
16:00 OUTBREAKS OF BOVINE LEPTOSPIROSIS INFECTION IN TWO SICILIAN LIVESTOCKS (SOUTHERN ITALY)
Grippi Francesca, Barreca Santino, Sciacca Carmela, Arnone Maria, D’Incau Mario, Galluzzo Paola, Guercio Annalisa
16:15 LEPTOSPIROSIS, A DIAGNOSIS NOT TO “UNDER-RATE-E”
Paridaens Henry, Lambert Deborah, Van der Beken Yolien, Mori Marcella
16:30 Coffee Break – Poster Sessions
17:30 LEPTOSPIRA CHRONIC CARRIAGE: A STUDY ON ELEVEN NATURALLY INFECTED PET RATS
Mori Marcella, Djaroun M., Van der Heyden S., Vannoorenberghe P., Van Dosselaer I., Bakinahe R., Roels S., Serreyn P.-J., Fretin D., Truyens M.
17:45 EVALUATION OF TWO RAPID TESTS FOR THE IN-CLINIC DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE CANINE LEPTOSPIROSIS
Zamagni Silvia, Troìa Roberta, Balboni Andrea, Frigo Serena, Magna Luca, Perissinotto Linda, Battilani Mara, Billi Monica, Dondi Francesco
19:00 Gala Dinner

Day 3 – Saturday 26th May

09:00 Key note address – Host response and immunology
Key note lecture : Jarlath Nally – The Ins and Outs of persistent renal leptospirosis
Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ames, IA, U.S.A.
CHAIR
Mathieu Picardeau

Institut Pasteur, France

Rajeev Sreekumari

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies

09:30 PULMONARY ENDOTHELIAL EXPRESSION OF BETA-CATENIN, CD31 AND VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR IN DOGS WITH LEPTOSPIRAL PULMONARY HAEMORRHAGE SYNDROME
Lettry Sophie, Geinoz Thibault, Posthaus Horst, Schweighauser Ariane, Francey Thierry, Wyder Marianne, Rodriguez-Campos Sabrina, Lyck Ruth, Schuller Simone
09:45 CHARACTERISATION STUDIES OF OUTER MEMBRANE PROTEINS FROM PATHOGENIC BOVINE LEPTOSPIRA SPP.
Intan N. A. Kamaruzaman, Gareth J. Staton, Stuart R. Ainsworth, Stuart D. Carter, Nicholas J. Evans
10:00 ENDOTHELIAL CELL PROTEOMIC RESPONSES TO INFECTION WITH PATHOGENIC LEPTOSPIRA REVEALS ACTIVATION OF PATHWAYS LINKED TO CYTOSKELETAL REMODELING
Lettry Sophie, Posthaus Horst, Wyder Marianne, Lyck Ruth, Rodriguez-Campos Sabrina, Schuller Simone
10:15 DEMONSTRATION OF CROSS-PROTECTION OF EURICAN® LMULTI AGAINST LEPTOSPIRA INTERROGANS SEROVAR COPENHAGENI IN AN ACUTE LEPTOSPIROSIS DOG CHALLENGE MODEL
J. Bouvet, C. Cariou, F. Oberli, J. Reyes, P. Dhoms, L. Cupillard, P.M. Guigal
10:30 VACCINES AGAINST LEPTOSPIROSIS: A LIVE ATTENUATED MUTANT ELICITS CROSS-PROTECTION IN HAMSTER BUT NOT IN DOG
Fontana Celia, Bouvet Jerome, Le Guyader Marine, Gasparini David, Ripart Prescillia, Guigal Pierre-Michel, Blain Cedric, Cariou Carine, Kodjo Angeli, Cupillard Lionel, Bomchil Natalia
10:45 REDUCTION IN INCIDENCE OF CANINE LEPTOSPIROSIS IN SWITZERLAND CORRELATES WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW QUADRIVALENT ANTI-LEPTOSPIRAL VACCINE
Schuller Simone, Schweighauser Ariane, Reber Antonella, Francey Thierry
11:00 MEMBRANE TRANSLOCATING HUSCFV (HUSCFV-FC) ANTIBODY THAT TRANSVERSES MEMBRANE BARRIER AND FUNCTIONALLY EXHIBITS ANTI-LEPTOSPIRA COLONIZATION
Santi Maneewatchararangsri, Piriya Luangwattananun , Lertyot Treeratanapiboon, Patcharee Songprakhon, Muthita Junking, Thaweesak Chieochansin, Sarun Kunwittaya
11:15 Coffee Break – Poster Sessions
12:00 Key note address – New frontiers in molecular diagnosis
Key note lecture : Mathieu Picardeau – Typing of Leptospira in the genomic era
Institut Pasteur, France
CHAIR
Jarlath Nally

Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ames, IA, U.S.A.

Ben Adler

Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

12:30 FIRST ISOLATION OF LEPTOSPIRA SPP. FROM A DOLPHIN (TURSIOPS TRUNCATUS) IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. ASSESSMENT OF HALOTOLERANCE IN SEAWATER
Piredda Ivana, Palmas Bruna, Noworol Malgorzata, Tola Sebastiana, Longheu Carla, Boniotti Maria Beatrice, Bertasio Cristina, Denurra Daniele, Cherchi Marcella, Pintore Antonio, Ponti M. Nicoletta
12:45 DETECTION OF BROWN RAT (RATTUS NORVEGICUS) IN DUTCH SURFACE WATERS USING EDNA TO DETERMINE A LINK WITH PATHOGENIC LEPTOSPIRA
Becker Elmar, Ahmed Ahmed , Goris Marga, Ruijter de Hans, Wullings Bart, Kardinaal Edwin
13:00 Lunch
14:30 QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME LEPTOSPIRA PCR ASSAYS: A QUICKER ALTERNATIVE TO THE CULTURE METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF PATHOGENIC LEPTOSPIRA SPECIES IN DOG URINE, BLOOD AND KIDNEY DURING CLINICAL FOLLOW-UP
Blanchard Stéphanie, Cariou Carine, Bouvet Jérôme, Valfort William, Cupillard Lionel, Poulet Hervé, Oberli Frantz, de Saint-Vis Blandine
14:45 DETECTION OF LEPTOSPIRA SP. BY PCR IN SWINE ABORTION – A CASE REPORT
Steinrigl Adi, Liehl Beate, Steinparzer Romana, Bagó Zoltán, Schmoll Friedrich
15:00 TARGETING ATP SYNTHESIS IN LEPTOSPIRA THROUGH BIOREDUCED AGNPS: A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC ALTERNATIVE IN TREATMENT OF LEPTOSPIROSIS
Govindaraju Shruthi, Vinayagmurthy Balamurugan, Kollur Shiva Prasad, Cletus J M D’Souza, Shivananju Nanjunda Swamy, Shivamallu Chandan
15:15 Closing Ceremony

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