25-27 October 2020

Having realised under very unfortunate circumstances that decreasing our activities can have a very positive environmental impact, we are now faced with the challenge to turn a devastating experience into an opportunity!

Following the postponement of the International Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ICECVM) in Bari, Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now pleased to announce that the 2nd ICECVM will take place in the form of a webinar.

From the comfort and safety of your home, at only a fraction of the cost and without the usual time pressures, you will be able to attend an international scientific event, taking advantage of user-friendly web conference technology. Posters and oral presentations delivered by young scientists, established scholars and world-leading experts will keep you up to date with cutting edge technologies and recent discoveries in Veterinary Microbiology.

So, do not miss out on this opportunity to register for the 2nd ICECVM and to follow the exciting developments in a field of science, which paves the way into a safer future!  

Opening Speech

Ikonomopoulos

Associate Professor J.A. Ikonomopoulos DVM, MSc., PhD, Dipl. ECVM
Rector of the School of Animal Sciences, Agricultural University of Athens
President of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology
EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology

Scientific Committee

Bryan Markey

 Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine

 Ηead of the Section of Veterinary Pathobiology

Matjaz Ocepek

 Research Counselor

 Head of the National Veterinary Institute at the Veterinary Faculty

Dorina Timofte

 – Tenured Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology in the Liverpool University School of Veterinary Science

 Chair of the Biosecurity and Infection Control Committee.

Invited Speakers

Patricia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta

Associate Professor with Habilitation

EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology

ESGVM Executive Committee of ESCMID

Head of MicroART- Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Team

School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Science Department

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on antimicrobial resistance – an impending menace

Nicola Decaro

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVM, Full Professor of Infectious Diseases of Animals, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari

SARS-CoV-2 and animals

Live Zoom on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 14.00-14.40 (Athens time)

The Session will be Chaired by Professor John Ikonomopoulos, President of the ECVM

Ivan Toplak

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Toplak, DVM

SARS CoV-2 INFECTIONS AND VETERINARY RESPONSE IN SLOVENIA

Live Zoom on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 13.00-13.40 (Athens time)

The Session will be Chaired by Professor John Ikonomopoulos, President of the ECVM

Etienne Thiry, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVPH

Full professor of veterinary virology and animal viral diseases
Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain
Chairman of the Risk Assessment Group Covid Animals

The zoonotic potential of SARS-CoV-2: assessment of risk of infection from man to animals and from animals to man

Live Zoom on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 15.00-15.40 (Athens time)

The session will be chaired by Professor Bryan Markey, Vice President of the ECVM

Wim H. M. van der Poel

DVM, PhD Professor of Emerging and Zoonotic Viruses, Wageningen University

SARS-COV2 OUTBREAKS IN FARMED MINK, NETHERLANDS APRIL-OCTOBER 2020

Live Zoom on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 15.00-15.40 (Athens time)

The Session will be Chaired by Professor John Ikonomopoulos, President of the ECVM

General Information

Thematic Fields
Oral Bacteriology / Mycology
  • Agreement of quantitative and qualitative antimicrobial susceptibility testing methodologies: The case of enrofloxacin and avian pathogenic Escherichia coli

Robin Temmerman Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

  • The nose is not enough: canine anatomic and household environment sampling sites for assessment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius carriage

Sian Marie Frosini Royal Veterinary College

  • Phylogenomic analysis and antimicrobial susceptibility data of Mycoplasma bovis from different Belgian cattle production systems

Jade Bokma  Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

  • Evaluation of the presence of a bacterial community residing in the urine of healthy cats

Lorenza Urbani  Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna

  • Atypical Brucella in wildlife: Novel infectious microorganisms with zoonotic potential?

Tobias Eisenberg Hessian State Laboratory (LHL), Department of Veterinary Medicine, Giessen, Germany

  • Diversity of serogroups of Dichelobacter nodosus in ovine footrot lesions on Dutch sheep farms

Niels Dekker  Utrecht University

  • Fourier Transform InfraRed Spectroscopy: a Novel and Rapid Tool for Infection Control in Veterinary Hospitals

Flavia Zendri  Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, United Kingdom

  • Preliminary investigation for the causation of tuberculous lesions in sea breams in Greece

Antonia Mataragka School of Animal Biosciences, Department of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Poster Bacteriology / Mycology
  • Use of Accumast plates to isolate specific mastitis pathogens from Portuguese dairy farms

Carla Miranda  UTAD

  • Presence of Enterococcus spp. on ornamental animals feed

Carla Miranda UTAD

  • Veterinary nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to combat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections

Vanessa Silva University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

  • Topical application of ozonated oils for the treatment of MRSA skin infection in an animal model

Vanessa Silva University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

  • Evaluation of fluoroquinolone resistance in clinical avian pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from Flanders (Belgium)

Robin Temmerman Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus spa type t899 – unique clone in Europe?

Henok Ayalew Tegegne Veterinary Research Institute

  • Virulence properties of mcr-1-positive Escherichia coli detected in retail poultry meat

Ivana Koláčková Veterinary Research Institute

  • “In vitro susceptibility and bactericidal activity of fluoroquinolones against skin pathogens: perspectives for systemic therapy in canine pyoderma”

Stefano Azzariti Department of Clinical Sciences and Services, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.

  • A seroepidemiological survey of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in goats in the Northeast of Portugal

Ana Cláudia Coelho Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Animal and Veterinary Science Center, Vila Real, Portugal

  • Cytology and microbiology of exudative body cavity effusions in dogs and cats: a comparative study.

Marta Medardo Laboratorio di Analisi Veterinarie MYLAV La Vallonea Passirana di Rho, Italy

  • In vitro activity of essential oils on clinical bovine respiratory tract isolates of Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida

Doris Bismarck Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

  • MALDI-UP – the MALDI-TOF MS User Platform for open exchange of spectra

Tobias Eisenberg Hessian State Laboratory (LHL), Department of Veterinary Medicine, Giessen, Germany

  • Modelling Brucella melitensis infection in vitro for reliably monitoring intracellular bacterial detection

Garyfalia Karponi  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Identification of aerobic bacteria cultured from reptile skin

Maria Brockmann LABOKLIN GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Kissingen, Germany

  • Detection of bacterial species and genes involved in the biodegradation of various plastic types in wastewater metagenomes

Balázs Libisch Laboratory of Microbiology, Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC), Gödöllő, Hungary

  • Detection of Leptospira spp. in Testudo spp. by molecular and serological methods

Maria Luisa Marenzoni Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria di Perugia

  • Antimicrobial resistance patterns of isolated bacteria from 27511 ear exudates from company animals in Portugal (2017-2019)

Andreia Garcês  Inno – Serviços Especializados em Veterinária, R. Cândido de Sousa 15, 4710-300 Braga, Portugal.

  • Urinary tract infections in small animals: a retrospective study of 8274 urinary cultures between 2017-2019 in Portugal

Andreia Garcês  Inno – Serviços Especializados em Veterinária, R. Cândido de Sousa 15, 4710-300 Braga, Portugal.

  • Osteomyelitis on the cervical vertebras of a free-living European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) by Paeniclostridium sordelli

Andreia Garcês  Inno – Serviços Especializados em Veterinária, R. Cândido de Sousa 15, 4710-300 Braga, Portugal.

  • Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from weaning and finishing pigs in Greek commercial swine farms

Dimitrios Papadopoulos  Laboratory of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans Diphtheria-like Clinical Infection in a Horse at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the United Kingdom

Flavia Zendri Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, Cheshire, United Kingdom

  • The voluntary Hessian paratuberculosis surveillance program HEMAP – experiences of the first 5 years

Tobias Eisenberg Hessian State Laboratory (LHL), Department of Veterinary Medicine, Giessen, Germany

Oral Proteomics / Genomics / Genetic susceptibility to infectious agents
  • The 3’ untranslated region of the Solute Carrier Family 11 member 1 gene (SLC11A1), a promising genetic marker of resistance or sensitivity of sheep to paratuberculosis?

Antonia Mataragka School of Animal Biosciences, Department of Animal Science, Laboratory of Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Oral Virology
  • Influenza neuraminidase virus-like particle vaccine: immunogenicity and efficacy in the swine model

Vasilis Pliasas Auburn University           

  • SARS CoV-2 INFECTIONS AND VETERINARY RESPONSE IN SLOVENIA

Ivan Toplak University of Ljubljana, Veterinary faculty, Institute of microbiology and parasitology, Ljubljana, Slovenia          

  • Monitoring the phylogeography and evolutionary dynamics of lineage 2 West Nile virus through the utilization of domestic animal surveillance

Serafeim Chaintoutis        Aristotle University of Thessaloniki          

Poster Virology
  • EMERGING VIRUSES IN DOMESTIC AND WILD ANIMALS

FLORA ALFANO ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DEL MEZZOGIORNO

  • Canine Coronavirus (CCoV-II) induces autophagy, impairing the regulation of cellular iron homeostasis

Filomena Fiorito Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

  • Comparison between enteric viruses and organic pollutant contamination in oyster Crassostrea gigas and in mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis

Filomena Fiorito Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

  • Disease outbreak associated with testudinid herpesvirus 1 (TeHV1) in a group of Testudo horsfieldii in a French zoo

Lisa Schüler Laboklin GmbH

  • Coinfection with Canine circovirus and Canine adenovirus type 1 and 2 in dogs affected by parvovirosis

Alessia Terrusi  Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna

  • “Virological surveillance in dogs, southern Italy (2014-2019)”

Flora Alfano  istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Portici, Napoli

Oral One Health / Food Microbiology / Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
  • Development of an online course for companion animal veterinarians on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pets

Nonke E.M. Hopman Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department Biomolecular Health Sciences (Clinical Infectiology)

  • Levofloxacin pharmacokinetics and efficacy prediction in in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Andrejs Sitovs Department of Pharmacology, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia

  • Occurrence of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases- producing Escherichia coli in swine farms from North-western Italy

MIRYAM BONVEGNA Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Torino, 10124 Torino, Italy

  • Occurrence and Characterization of Carbapenemase and ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from companion animals with skin/soft tissue or urinary tract infections in Portugal and United Kingdom: a potential risk to public health

Juliana Menezes Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory, CIISA, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Av. da Universidade Técnica, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal

  • Identification of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli strains isolated from Portuguese dogs

Juliana Menezes Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory, CIISA, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Av. da Universidade Técnica, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal

  • The Global AMR R&D Hub’s Dynamic Dashboard – a platform providing a global picture of the AMR R&D investment landscape across all One Health sector

Magdalini Moutaftsi Global AMR R&D Hub-DZIF

Poster One Health / Food Microbiology / Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
  • Detection of ESBL and Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from urocultures in hospitalized patients in Portugal

Isabel Carvalho 1Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Team (MicroART), Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás‐os‐Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal; 2Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal; 3Functional Genomics and Proteomics Unit, UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal; 4Laboratory Associated for Green Chemistry (LAQV‐REQUIMTE), New University of Lisbon, Monte da Caparica, Portugal; 5Area Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain.

  • Pets and humans as reservoirs of methicillin-resistant staphylococci: One Health approach

Carla Miranda UTAD

  • European distribution of antimicrobial-resistant enterococci in pets

Carla Miranda UTAD

  • Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus spp. isolated from healthy Miranda donkeys and their handlers

Vanessa Silva University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

  • Evaluation of possible transmission of MRSA between hunting dogs and their owners: a One Health approach

Vanessa Silva University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

  • Teicoplanin and Vancomycin resistance in Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus isolated in a rabbit farm in Italy

Anna-Rita Attili University of Camerino

  • Presence of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli in cow slurry in Portugal

Patricia Poeta UTAD

  • Rising trends on ESBLs–producing Enterobacteriaceae clinical strains from companion animals

Joana Moreira da Silva Genevet, Veterinary Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. Portugal

  • Antimicrobial resistance patterns in dogs from six different countries

Hader Corinna Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG

  • Infection in a young immunocompetent male caused by Streptobacillus felis, a putative zoonotic microorganism transmitted by cats

Judith Schmiedel Institute of Medical Microbiology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Giessen-Marburg-Langen, Giessen, Germanysen

  • Intestinal bacterial infections in growing pigs: efficacy of phytogenic feed additive on health status and antibiotic consumption

Annalisa Scollo University of Torino

  • Disseminating Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management-DISARM

Alexandros Mavrommatis   Agricultural University of Athens

  • Virulence of Gram-Negative bacteria of Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) of Maio Island, Cape Verde

Matilde Fernandes CIISA-Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa

  • Genomic characterization of Escherichia coli strain co-producing CTX-M-32 and CTX-M-2

Célia Leão INIAV; MED

  • Antibiotic susceptibility of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis strains from bovine and swine gut flora

Joana Gião INIAV; UE

  • Development of One Health national surveillance system for antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter spp.

Ljupco Angelovski Faculty of veterinary medicine, University of “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje, Rep. of N.Macedonia

Certificate of Attendance will be given to all participants that have attended 60% of the scientific schedule (oral, posters & invited lectures)

  • Oral presentations will be available as pre-recorded videos at any time during the conference.
  • Posters will be presented in a virtual hall that will be open to visitors at any time during the conference.
  • Speakers and poster presenters will be available to the public for questions with comment boxes under each paper until the conclusion of the conference.
  • For requests to the Organiser or the Scientific Committee please contact the Conference Secretariat

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