6th International "Akademie Fresenius Feed Conference"

20 Mar - 21 Mar 2018, Maritim Hotel Bonn/Germany

6th International "Akademie Fresenius Feed Conference"

Feed Additives – Animal Nutrition – Gut Health – Antimicrobial Resistance

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services


The conference is accredited as continuing education for German veterinarians with 11 hours by the Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung (academy for veterinary advanced training, ATF).


The complexity of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

  • European Commission on the EU Action Plan on AMR
  • An EU-Member State’s perspective

Feed additives

  • European Commission on feed additives authorisation
  • EFSA on the revision of the guidance documents
  • Innovation in feed additives – new functional groups

European examples and role of animal nutrition

  • Spanish particularities – an integrated approach
  • Practical experience in the Danish pig production
  • Belgian initiatives
  • Trace elements and AMR – zinc and copper
  • Probiotics: physiological basics and industrial developments

Animal health – pharmacology, breeding and feeding

  • Microbiota and diseases
  • Innovative approaches to mitigate post-weaning diarrhea
  • Challenges in nutrition of organic animals
  • Worldwide R&D activities
  • View of applied pharmacology

Who do you meet? 

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of: 

  • Registration 
  • Research & development 
  • Marketing & distribution 
  • Quality assurance & control 
  • Product safety 
  • Food & Feed risk assessment

Sectors that should take part: 

  • Feed industry, especially producers, retailers and importers of feed additives, premixtures, feed materials, compound feed, feed intended for specific nutritional purposes and medicated feed
  • Pet food industry
  • Producers of veterinary medical products 
  • Laboratories 
  • Research institutes 
  • Authorities 
  • Professional associations

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Get-Together on Monday, 19 March 2018

Will you arrive on Monday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair

Jürgen Zentek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

The complexity of AMR

9.05 Understanding antibiotic resistance: What are resistances, which are the mechanisms and where does it occur – a view from a microbiologist

Stefan Schwarz, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

9.30 European Commission actions against the rising threats from antimicrobial resistance

Koen Van Dyck, European Commission, Belgium

9.55 An EU-Member State’s perspective

Anke Schröder, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany

10.20 Panel discussion

10.50 Coffee break

Feed additives

11.20 Update on feed additives authorisation

Marta Ponghellini, European Commission, Belgium

11.45 Risk assessment of feed additives: What’s new? An update of the revision of the guidance documents

  • New possibilities to assess safety for the target animals
  • Consumer safety: Making use of more realistic exposure data
  • How to better characterise microorganisms used as feed additives or production strains

Jaume Galobart i Cots, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

12.10 Current legal situation on feed additives

  • What happen to the feed additives withdrawn from the market? 
  • Is it possible to use them as feed materials? 

Sabine Kruse, Senior Governmental Official, Germany

12.35 Panel discussion

13.05 Lunch

European examples and role of animal nutrition

14.25 Antibiotic use and resistance in animals: Belgian initiatives

Jeroen Dewulf, Ghent University, Belgium

14.50 Prudent use of antibiotics – the Danish practical approach, e.g. what works and what works not

  • Initiatives taken over the years to significantly reduce the use of antibiotics in the Danish pig production together with the present focus on health-supporting feeding systems

Poul Bækbo, SEGES Pig Research Centre, Denmark

15.25 Actions promoting prudent use of antibiotics in Spain

  • Spanish particularities (the efficacy in dietary changes, including additives, etc.) including opportunities and risks of the integrated approach

José Francisco Pérez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain

15.50 Panel discussion

16.10 Coffee break

16.40 Trace elements and antimicrobial resistance – special focus on zinc and copper

Jürgen Zentek

17.05 Probiotics: The physiological basics for how they work

  • Heat and gastric stability
  • Microbiome and targeted restoration of gut microbiota
  • Multi-strain products
  • Innovative concepts

Simon Cutting, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

17.30 Industrial developments in the area of probiotica and in other areas

  • The holistic approach for gastrointestinal functionality
  • The diet, the host and microbiome interaction

Ole Lund Svendsen, DSM Nutritional Products, Denmark

17.55 AMR and the FEFAC Vision 2030

Anton Einberger, European Feed Manufacturers‘ Federation (FEFAC), Belgium

18.20 Panel discussion

18.50 End of the first conference day

19.30 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event for an unhurried evening of good food and leisure time. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Jürgen Zentek

Animal health – pharmacology, breeding, feeding

8.30 Antimicrobial resistance – point of view of applied pharmacology

Manfred Kietzmann, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

8.55 Innovative dietetic measures in farm animals

Josef Kamphues, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

9.20 How to protect the gut function to reduce antibiotics? What can the microbiome do for animal health?

Jürgen Zentek

9.45 Innovative approaches to mitigate post- weaning diarrhea in piglets

John Pluske, Murdoch University, Australia

10.10 Panel discussion

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Can the genetic background modify the gut microbiota and the response of healthy pigs to the environmental factors

  • Data on the effect of some specific polymorphisms on the animal response (gut microbiota, gene expression, metabolic profile)
  • Genetic background as an important factor of variation for the animal response

Paolo Trevisi, University of Bologna, Italy

11.40 Challenges in nutrition of organic animals

  • The challenge of covering nutrient requirements under organic farming conditions
  • Organic feeding practices and gut health
  • Consequences for the future development of organic feeding strategies

Werner Zollitsch, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Austria

12.05 Worldwide overview on feed additives including Asia – where in the world are R&D activities to reduce antibiotica, which are measures for reduction by feeding?

Reinder Sijtsma, Nutreco, The Netherlands

12.30 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch and end of the conference





Poul Bækbo

SEGES Pig Research Centre, Denmark

Poul Bækbo is a Veterinarian and Senior Specialist Livestock Innovation at SEGES Pig Research Centre. He has been working with Research & Development in many areas of pig health and welfare for more than 30 years, the last 25 in what is now called SEGES Pig Research Centre. For many years he has been responsible for the pig industry’s own research in pig diseases.


Simon Cutting

Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Simon Cutting is a Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the Royal Holloway University of London. He has been at the Royal Holloway for the last 20 years where he works on oral vaccines using Bacillus spores as a delivery system, Bacillus probiotics and Clostridium difficile.


Jeroen Dewulf

Ghent University, Belgium

Jeroen Dewulf is a Veterinarian and a Full Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health of Ghent University. Since 2009 he is member of the scientific committee of the Belgian Federal Food Agency and is the Founder and Chair of board of the center of expertise on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals (AMCRA) in Belgium.


Anton Einberger

European Food Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC), Belgium

Anton Einberger is the Vice-President of FEFAC, the Managing Director at Trouw Nutrition Deutschland and a member of the praesidium of the Association of German Feed Producers (DVT).

Galobart i Cots

Jaume Galobart i Cots

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Jaume Galobart i Cots is working as a Senior Scientific Officer at the FEED Unit of EFSA since 2004. He is currently coordinating the work of the FEEDAP Panel and its Working Group on the revision of the guidance documents.


Josef Kamphues

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

Josef Kamphues is a Veterinarian and Professor. Since 1993 he is Head of the Institute of Animal Nutrition at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.


Manfred Kietzmann

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

Manfred Kietzmann is Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.


Sabine Kruse

Senior Governmental Official, Wachtberg/Germyn

Sabine Kruse works for the Animal Nutrition and Feed Law Unit at the BMEL in Bonn. She is responsible for legislation relating to feed safety and animal nutrition in Germany.


John Pluske

Murdoch University, Australia

John Pluske is currently a Professor in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences and President of the University’s Academic Council. John was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Veterinary Studies at Murdoch University, Western Australia (1995-1996), where he worked on the nutritional modulation of some economically significant enteric diseases in pigs. Between 1996 and 1999, John was Senior Research Scientist in the Monogastric Research Centre at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, where he conducted research in pigs and chickens. John returned to Murdoch University in Perth in 1999, and currently conducts research in piglet nutrition, gut physiology and function, and enteric diseases.


Marta Ponghellini

European Commission, Belgium

Marta Ponghellini is the Deputy Head of Unit, E5, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medicines at DG SANTE (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety) at the European Commission.


José Francisco Pérez

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain

José Francisco Pérez is a Professor and the Head of Department of Animal and Food Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He works with monogastric animals, mainly pigs and poultry, on the study of interactions between the feed composition, feed additives and the intestinal health to reduce the use of antibiotics. His principal research area is the interaction among carbohydrates, protein, phytate and minerals in the digestive tract.


Anke Schröder

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany

Anke Schröder works for the Division „ Veterinary Drugs, Residues of Pharmacologically Active Agents in Food “ at the BMEL in Bonn.


Stefan Schwarz

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Stefan Schwarz is a Professor and the Head of the Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2016. He is a Specialist Veterinarian for microbiology, epidemiology, as well as molecular genetics and gene technology. His preferential research area is „Antimicrobial Resistance“.


Reinder Sijtsma

Nutreco, The Netherlands

Reinder Sijtsma is the Nutreco Quality DIrector. From 1989 until now he has had several positions in R&D, nutrition, quality assurance and food safety in Nutreco. In his current position he is responsible for quality and food safety policies, regulatory affairs and intellectual property management at Nutreco corporate level. In addition, Reinder is member of several committees and boards of international feed associations, including the board of IFIF.


Ole Lund Svendsen

DSM Nutritional Products, Denmark

Ole Lund Svendsen has been working for more than 25 years in the life science/feed additives business for DSM. Engaged in animal nutrition & health and market development at local, regional and now at global level at DSM, Ole has vast experience in bringing numerous innovation projects to the markets.


Paolo Trevisi

University of Bologna, Italy

Paolo Trevisi is an Associate Professor in Animal Science and has been working at the Department of Agriculture and Food Science of Bologna University since 2014. His research is focused to study the issues related to feeding and management strategies in weaned pigs.


Jürgen Zentek

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Jürgen Zentek is Professor for Animal Nutrition at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin and has research experience in nutritional physiology and animal nutrition including the relevance of feed for food safety.


Werner Zollitsch

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

Werner Zollitsch is an Associated Professor since 1998 and the current Head of Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems at BOKU in Vienna. His main research interests are in the fields of feeding systems,animal nutrition in organic farming and sustainability of livestock production systems.



Maritim Hotel Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 228 8108-0
E-Mail: info.bonmaritim.de

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 20 March 2018

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend but cannot spare the time?

Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.

Price: € 295.00 plus VAT

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