Joe Connor, D.V.M.
Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd., USA
Dr. Connor obtained his D.V.M. and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois. Dr. Connor focuses on disease management and elimination. He is the President of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS). Dr. Connor received the Master’s Award from The National Hog Farmer in 2009, the Leman Science in Practice Award in 2004, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Swine Practitioner of the Year Award in 1995. In 1992, he was Howard Dunne Memorial Lecturer. In 2008, he was presented the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Illinois and was awarded with the “First” Honorary Member of the Japanese Association of Swine Veterinarians (JASV).
Peter Davies, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Davies received his BVSc degree from the University of Melbourne in 1975, and PhD from the University of Sydney in 1983. He has seven years of clinical practice experience in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Brazil, as well as 4 years of government veterinary experience in Australia. He has been involved in swine health research since 1987, with a focus on foodborne diseases and zoonoses. Dr. Davies was Allen D. Leman Chair of Swine Health and Productivity from 2003-2009. His previous positions include MAF Professor of Public Health and Food Safety, Massey University, New Zealand, Associate Professor of Swine Health and Production, North Carolina State University, USA. His research interests include epidemiology of infectious diseases of swine, foodborne pathogens in food animal production, and disease surveillance systems. Dr. Davies has 20 years of experience specialist swine positions in government and academia and was a member of Scientific Committee of the International Research Center in Veterinary Epidemiology, Copenhagen, Denmark (2000-2007).
戴维斯博士1975年于墨尔本大学获得兽医学学士学位，1983年于悉尼大学获得博士学位。他在澳大利亚，新西兰，英国和巴西有七年的临床实践经验，并在澳大利亚有4年的政府兽医经验。他自1987年以来一直从事猪健康研究，并主要致力于食源性疾病和人畜共患病方向。戴维斯博士于2003年至2009年期间担任猪健康和生产方面的Allen D. Leman项目主席。他曾担任的职位包括新西兰梅西大学公共卫生和食品安全MAF教授，和美国北卡罗莱纳州立大学猪健康和生产副教授。他的研究兴趣包括猪传染病流行病学，动物食品生产中的食源性致病菌，及疾病监测系统。戴维斯博士有20年的政府和学术界的养猪专业经验，并在2000-2007年期间担任丹麦哥本哈根兽医流行病学国际研究中心的科学委员会的成员。
Li Feng， Ph.D.
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China
Dr. Li Feng is a researcher and doctoral student advisor. He is also the Director of Research and International Cooperation Office of the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, as well as the group leader for swine viral diarrhea disease. He is mainly engaged in the research work of porcine transmissible gastroenteritis, porcine epidemic diarrhea, and porcine rotavirus diarrhea pathogens. He directed one National Natural Science Foundation project; one Ministry of Science and Technology project for applied agricultural science and technology achievement; one Heilongjiang Province Outstanding Youth Foundation; and one Harbin Science and Technology Research Program. He participated in a National Natural Science Foundation project; a National Science and Technology Progress Award; and Heilongjiang Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award. He was awarded first place for scientific and technological progress of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and third place for Tianjin Science and Technology Progress Award. Dr. Feng received the first place for DaBeiNong Science and Technology Promotion Award. He has two patents, published four books (chief editor for 2), and 18 papers in SCI (as corresponding author). He received the 10th Heilongjiang Province "May 4th" Youth Award in 2008 and the provincial outstanding young scientist award. He is the secretary of the Chinese Society of Immunology, Veterinary Branch; board member of the Chinese Society of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Biotechnology Branch; and board member of Pig Research Association in Northeast China.
University of Illinois, USA
Rob Knox is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois where he serves as a state swine extension specialist. Rob received his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Delaware, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska in reproductive physiology. His research and extension efforts are in replacement gilt management, AI and fertility of frozen swine semen, housing effects on reproduction, diagnostic ultrasound, and hormonal control of reproduction. Dr. Knox has been involved with 49 projects totaling $3.3 million in grants and gifts. Rob has given 67 National and International talks, published 32 scientific articles, 2 book chapters, and 24 conference proceedings. He serves on committees for the University of Illinois animal extension team, the National Pork Board, US Pork Center of Excellence, International Boar Semen Preservation Conference, and the Illinois Pork Producers Association.
Thomas W. Molitor, MS, PhD
University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Molitor is a professor and chair of the Veterinary Population Medicine department, University of Minnesota. He oversees one of the largest departmental units that focuses on swine research in teaching in the USA. Dr. Molitor research effort of more than 30 years has focused on virus and bacterial infections of swine and the interaction with the immune system. Most recently his efforts has been directed as defining the development of the immune system in the neonatal pig. He has received many teaching awards including the outstanding contribution to graduate and professional education 2007 and the AHC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2012 . He has trained approximately 20 graduate students in his career that populate position around the globe. He teaches the campus wide immunology course and Veterinary virology to veterinary students. In this class he has convinced veterinary students that Pigs are virus factories, he will attempt to do the same at Leman china.
Bob B. Morrison, DVM, MBA, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Bob Morrison is a Veterinary Professor in the University of Minnesota Swine Group. He is an avid teacher, and conducts applied research and service to the swine industry. One of his responsibilities is program chair for the annual Leman Swine Conference. He is also the host of a popular educational audio series called “At the Meeting”. Bob is involved in a family owned swine farm with 3,000 sows in western Minnesota. He consults with small regional swine farms and large integrated systems in the United States and around the world. This broad experience in conjunction with his business training gives him the ability to combine applied science with the business aspects of pork production.
莫瑞森博士是明尼苏达大学养猪小组的兽医教授。他热心教学，并从事养猪行业的应用研究和服务。他的职责之一是做为一年一度的李曼养猪大会的项目主席。他还是知名网络教育系列“At the Meeting"的主持人。鲍勃还参与一个位于明尼苏达西部，有3000 头母猪的自家拥有猪场的管理。他为美国及世界范围小型和大型猪场提供咨询。鲍勃既有养猪方面的经验，又有商业教育背景，集养猪生产应用科学和商业管理于一身。
Bent Nielsen, DVM, Ph.D.
Danish Pig Research Centre, Danish, Denmark
Dr. Nielsen is the Head of Department, SPF Health Control and Pig Diagnostic Lab, Danish Pig Research Centre, Danish Agriculture and Food Council. He received DVM and PhD in microbiology and immunology from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He is Board member of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) since 2002. He also served as President of the International Pig Veterinary Society from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Nielsen is reviewer for 16 internationally recognized veterinary journals, key topics are swine related food safety, diagnostic test comparisons and lab techniques. He published more than 100 scientific abstracts on swine medicine with primary focus on food safety as Salmonella, Yersinia, Campylobacter, antibiotic resistance, use of antibiotics and national surveillance programs. He was invited to speak for more than 10 international veterinary congresses, more than 100 oral scientific presentations at international scientific congresses, lectures at many European universities, USA, Chile, Mexico, China, and Korea.
Alberto Rovira, DVM, MS, PhD
University of Minnesota, USA
Alberto Rovira obtained his DVM at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain in 2000. He completed a MS in swine pathology in 2002, also at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, studying the pathogenesis of porcine circovirus type 2. After that, he obtained his PhD in 2007 at the University of Minnesota with a thesis on methods for PRRSV surveillance. During the last 5 years Dr. Rovira has been working as a Large Animal Diagnostician at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota. His main responsibility is to help swine veterinarians diagnose cases of swine disease using all the tools available at the diagnostic laboratory. Dr. Rovira participates in approximately 800 disease investigations per year. His research activities during the last years have been directed towards bacterial diseases such as H. parasuis, M. hyorhinis and M. hyopneumoniae.
Ping Ma, M.S
Mu Yuan Foodstuff Co., Ltd., China
Ping Ma, Director of Veterinarian Research and Development Center, Mu Yuan Foodstuff Co., Ltd. Mr. Ma received his M.S degree in 2008 from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. His research focuses on the isolation and identification/characterization of Chinese PRRSV (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus), especially the GD3 and CH-1R strains.
Gordon Spronk, Ph.D.
Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, USA
Dr. Spronk is the Chairman of the Board, Staff Veterinarian and Partner of Pipestone Veterinary Clinic. He received both his bachelor and doctor degrees from the University Of Minnesota, College Of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he began his veterinary career in southwest Minnesota focusing on dairy and swine herd health programs. Dr. Spronk is engaged in various professional and business activities, he is the Co-founder and Past President of several swine production businesses and remains active in various ownership roles . He received Science in Practice Award (U of Minnesota) in 2011 and Swine Practitioner of the Year (AASV)in 2000.
Bob Thaler, Ph.D.
South Dakota State University, USA
Dr. Bob Thaler currently serves as Professor and Extension Swine Specialist at South Dakota State University. He joined the faculty at SDSU in 1988 after completing his PhD at Kansas State University in Swine Nutrition. Areas of research interest include alternate feedstuffs for swine, nutritional & structural strategies to reduce odor, and applied technologies to improve producer profitability. Some of the committees that Thaler serves on include the Executive Committee of the National Swine Nutrition Guide, the National Pork Board’s Producer Education Executive Committee, and the American Society of Animal Science’s national Extension Committee. Past positions held at SDSU include Animal Science Department Head, Program Leader - Ag & Natural Resources, and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. Thaler has made over 30 consulting trips to China since 1993, and has also consulted extensively in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.
Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, Ph.D.
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Roongroje Thanawongnuwech is working as a veterinary pathologist at Chulalongkorn University, focusing on swine diseases. He authors and coauthors at least 100 scientific papers and more than 100 presentation at the national and international scientific meetings with a few book chapters. His research works involve pathogenesis of viral and bacterial swine pneumonia particularly the role of PRRSV in PRDC, development of a co-infection model between PRRSV and Streptococcus suis serotype 2, between PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and the impact of PRRSV on CSFV vaccination and development of diagnostic tools in major swine diseases. Pathogenesis of PCV2, SIV, PED, and other swine respiratory and enteric viruses and swine vaccine efficacy tests in Thailand as well as molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of avian influenza H5N1 are of his interest.
荣格罗杰. 唐纳旺奴瓦博士在朱拉隆功大学担任兽医病理学家，主要从事猪疾病的研究。他撰写/合作撰写了100多篇科学论文， 在100多个个国家和国际科学会议上做过学术报告，撰写了以及几本书的章节。他的研究工作涉及病毒和细菌引起的猪肺感染，特别是PRRSV在猪呼吸道疾病综合征（PRDC）中的作用，研发了PRRSV和猪链球菌2型，PRRSV和猪肺炎支原体之间共同感染的模型，以及开发PRRSV在猪瘟病毒免疫上的作用及主要猪病的诊断工具。他的研究兴趣还包括在泰国的PCV2发病，SIV，PED和其他猪呼吸道和肠道病毒和猪病疫苗的有效性试验，以及在泰国H5N1禽流感病毒的分子流行病学及发病机制。
Lisa Tokach, Ph.D.
Kansas Swine Alliance, USA
Dr. Lisa Tokach is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a private practitioner specializing in swine health and production. She is currently a partner at Abilene Animal Hospital, P.A., which is a 7-veterinarian mixed animal practice in Abilene, Kansas. Lisa also serves as the president for Kansas Swine Alliance, a management company designed to help swine producers stay competitive and improve pig health, efficiency, and welfare. In 2011, Lisa recertified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Swine Health Management Practice. She is a past president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and in 2008 was awarded Swine Practitioner of the Year.
Suphot Wattanaphansak, DVM, Ph.D.
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Suphot Wattanaphansak is the Head of research, development, and service project for swine disease diagnosis at Large Animal Hospital Diagnostic Laboratory (Nakornpathom), Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He received his DVM from the Chulalongkorn University in 1997. Then, he obtained faculty position and worked at Swine Medicine Unit, Departments of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University for 5 years before study aboard. He received both Master and PhD degrees from the Collage of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Wattanaphansak specializes in swine diseases and diagnostic development. His research projects mainly focus on swine enteric disease caused by bacterial and viral infection. For instance, Lawsonia intrecellularis, Brachyspira hyodysenteriae, Pocine epidemic diarrhea virus, and porcine circo virus type 2. He currently works on applied science for finding new solution to control swine diseases.
苏珀特. 瓦塔那庞萨克博士是泰国朱拉隆功大学兽医学系，大型动物医院诊断（Nakornpathom）实验室, 猪疾病诊断的科研、开发和服务项目主管。他于1997年获得朱拉隆功大学兽医学博士学位。此后，他获得了获得了朱拉隆功大学兽医学系，兽医学部，猪医学组的教员职位，并于留学前积累了五年的工作经验。他分别于2006年和2009年在美国明尼苏达大学兽医学院获得硕士和博士学位。Wattanaphansak博士专注于猪疫病和诊断发展方向。他的研究项目主要集中在细菌和病毒感染引起的猪肠道疾病。例如，胞内劳森，短螺菌猪痢疾，猪流行性腹泻病毒，以及猪2型环状病毒。目前，他致力于以应用科学来寻找控制猪疾病的新的解决方案。
Guangxi State Farms Yongxin Husbandry Group, China
Mr. Wu Shaoqin is the Vice General Manager of LiangQi Pig Farms, Guangxi State Farms Yongxin Husbandry Group. He is also a member of the Yongxin integrated experimental station of the National Swine Industry Technology System, mainly responsible for biosecurity and diseases prevention and control. Since 2005, Mr. Wu has implemented a number of projects on diseases elimination and eradication for health pig production. Mr. Wu participated in formulating strategy and implementation of many important projects for the company.
Hanchun Yang, Ph.D.
China Agricultural University, China
Prof. Yang's main research fields include: Prevention and control techniques of animal infectious diseases, and molecular virology & immunology. Research work is mainly focusing on porcine reproduction and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circo¬virus type 2 (PCV2) and porcine encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV). He is the Associate Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine and Director of Key Laboratory of Animal Epidemiology and Zoonosis of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Prof. Yang is also a member of Arterivirus study group of ICTV, the General Secretary of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV). He was awarded the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar and the Outstanding Middle-aged Expert of MOA.