7th International Akademie Fresenius "Feed Conference" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

27 Oct - 28 Oct 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

7th International Akademie Fresenius "Feed Conference" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

EU Green Deal and Animal Nutrition Strategies – What comes next?

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For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Feed Conference has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you! 

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).


Feed additives

  • European Commission’s update on feed additives legislation
  • The new Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 and its implications for the feed industry
  • Innovation in feed additives – new functional groups
  • EFSA’s update on the Guidance on the renewal of the authorisation of feed additives
  • Hot topics in pet food

Challenges in protein nutrition

  • Intensive production of fish
  • Lactic acid fermented proteins
  • Hydrothermal treatment of mono-components
  • Diets with insects

Zoonotic risk from animal husbandry

  • View from the animal side
  • Animal husbandry and human infection

Hygiene and safety

  • Salmonella situation in feed
  • Feed hygiene
  • Mycotoxin monitoring

Nutrition and intestinal health

  • Prevention of E. Coli infections in piglets
  • Omics technologies to identify gut health biomarkers
  • Clinical nutrition of companion animals
  • Dietary fibre and intestinal health

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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PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

10:45 CET - Start of the Online Conference

Welcome address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Jürgen Zentek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 

Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark 

11:00 CET - Feed additives 

Update on feed additives legislation

Marta Ponghellini, European Commission, Belgium 

Feed additives from a point of view of a Member State

Anke Lauche, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany 

Update on EFSA’s work

Matteo Lorenzo Innocenti, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy 

Practical implication of regulatory developments – reflection from the industry side

Reinder Sijtsma, Nutreco, The Netherlands 

Main regulatory, environmental and nutritional issues from the European Pet Food Industry Federation

  • Regulatory issues from the European Union affecting the pet food industry
  • FEDIAF issues concerning the environment and update on self-regulation tools (nutrition, safety, labelling)
  • Cooperation with Global Alliance of Pet Food Association

Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago, European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), Belgium

13:20 Lunch break

14:45 CET - Challenges in protein nutrition

Clinical nutrition of companion animals – what are we consulting on?

  • Nutrition for healthy young, mature and senior animals
  • Nutrition for hospitalised animals
  • Nutrition for animals with chronic diseases

Charlotte Bjørnvad, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Experience with lactic acid fermented proteins

  • What is fermentation? Looking at building metabolites
  • How we are using fermented protein products for better health issues?
  • What will the future bring?

Jens Legarth, Fermentationexperts, Denmark 

Hydrothermal treatment of mono-components

  • Reduction of anti-nutritive factors in soybean
  • By-pass proteins for dairy cattle
  • Starch gelatinisation for piglets

Markus Lukaszczuk, Amandus Kahl, Germany

Diets with insects promoting animal health

  • Nutritional values
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Chitin, lauric acid, and anti-microbial peptides

Arnold van Huis, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands 

17:00 End of the first conference day

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

11:00 CET - Start of the Second Day of the Online Conference

Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chairs

Jürgen Zentek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 

Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark 

11:10 CET - Zoonotic risk from animal husbandry

Problems in animal husbandry and the view from the animal side – how to make food safe – free of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Risk factors and zoonotic diseases
  • Prevention and control measures

Lukasz Grzeskowiak, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 

Feces microbiota transplantation in patients with various diseases, including colonisation with MDRO 

Ed J Kuijper, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

12:15 CET - Hygiene and safety

Feed hygiene – does it matter for animal health? 

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

Salmonella situation in feed – specific experiences in Austria

  • Dust samples as monitoring-tool
  • Decontamination by means of organic acids
  • Control of salmonella in feed

Andreas Adler, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria 

The presence and future of mycotoxin monitoring

  • LC-MS based multi-analyte methods and monitoring mycotoxin patterns in view of climate change
  • From targeted to untargeted analysis and metabolisation and degradation of mycotoxins
  • Towards photonic based solutions

Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria 

13:30 Lunch break

14:30 CET - Nutrition and intestinal health

Prevention of E. Coli infections in piglets

  • Dietary strategies
  • Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD)
  • Reduction of antibiotics and medical ZnO in the
  • Danish pig production

Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark 

Using omics technologies to identify gut health biomarkers in chickens

  • Multi-omics
  • Gut health biomarkers
  • Inflammation, epithelial function and integrity

Evy Goossens, Ghent University, Belgium

Challenges in the intensive production of fish and shrimp, with focus on feed development

Wolfgang Koppe, Simplyfish, Norway 

Dietary fibre and intestinal health: What can we learn from the past decades until today?

Jürgen Zentek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

17.00 End of the Online Conference




Andreas Adler

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Andreas Adler studied at the BOKU in Vienna and has been responsible for feed microbiology and hygiene in the AGES Agricultural Division since 2002 as well as for PCR applications in food analysis or to quarantine pests in potatoes. Since 2001 he has been a Member of the Federal Commission for Zoonoses in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection.


Charlotte Bjørnvad

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Charlotte Bjørnvad is a Professor of Companion Animal Internal Medicine and the Head of the Research Group Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen. Her research is focused on metabolic derangements during obesity and diabetes in dogs and cats, clinical nutrition and gastroenterology.


Evy Goossens

Ghent University, Belgium

Evy Goossens

University of Ghent, Belgium

Evy Goossens is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the bacteriology lab (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University), with a background in biotechnology, molecular biology and microbiology. Her research interests mainly involve host-pathogen and host-microbiome interactions, mainly focussing on gut health in livestock production (poultry, cattle and pigs).


Lukasz Grześkowiak

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Łukasz Grześkowiak is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Institute of Animal Nutrition, Freie Universität Berlin. He works on gut microbiota, nutrition and their impact on pathogen reduction and improvement of animal health.


Matteo Lorenzo Innocenti

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Matteo Lorenzo Innocenti is working as a Scientific Officer at the FEED Unit in the Department of Scientific Evaluation of Regulated Products at EFSA. He is currently leading the work on the update of the guidance on renewal.

Izquierdo de Santiago

Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago

European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), Belgium

Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago is the Secretary General of FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation. With over 15 year’s career in Brussels, Raquel has extensive experience in European affairs. Raquel holds a Law Degree from the University of Salamanca (Spain, where she is originally from), a Master’s degree in European Legal Studies from the University of Leeds (UK), and an Executive Master in International Associations Management by Solvay Brussels School (Belgium).


Josef Kamphues

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

Josef Kamphues is a Veterinarian and Professor. From 1993 to 2019 he was the Head of the Institute of Animal Nutrition at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. He still engaged in research as he was during his whole career.


Wolfgang Koppe

Simplyfish, Norway

Wolfgang Koppe graduated in Agriculture, Animal Production. In 1995 he joined the Aquaculture Research Centre of Skretting, Norway, as a researcher in the areas of pigmentation, amino acids and formulation. From 1999-2017 he headed the Nutrition R&D department. In this role, he was developing and executing an R&D portfolio for feeds for salmon, trout, whiteleg shrimp, tilapia, sea bass, sea bream and other species while also developing and implementing commercial nutritional solutions for Skretting’s global feed lines. He is inventor and co-inventor of several patents. Since 2017 he works as an independent consultant in the field of aquafeeds.


Rudolf Krska

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

Rudolf Krska is a full Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna and the Head of the Institute of Bioanalytics and Agro-Metabolomics at the Department IFA-Tulln at BOKU. As member of JECFA he has evaluated the impact of trichothecene mycotoxins on humans. He is the Coordinator of the European Commission funded project MyToolBox for Integrated Mycotoxin Management in cooperation with China. Rudolf Krska is also Green Area Leader at the recently founded Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI). In 2018, he has become Professor within the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen´s University, Belfast, UK.


Ed Kuijper

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ed Kuijper is a Professor and currently the Head of the Experimental Microbiology and the Reference Laboratory for Clostridium difficile at the Leiden University Medical Centre and the Centre for Infectious Disease Control of the National Institute of Public Health. Since 2015, his department also hosts the 'National Donor Feces Bank' for patients treatment . He also supervises the 'Microbiota Platform' that has been established in 2017 in LUMC and is affiliated at the RIVM in the antimicrobial resistance team.


Anke Lauche

German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Anke Lauche is the Head of the Unit "Feed" at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) in Berlin.


Charlotte Lauridsen

Aarhus University, Denmark

Charlotte Lauridsen is a Professor in Nutritional Immunology at Aarhus University (Department of Animal Science) and in Experimental Nutrition (Clinical Medicine) at Aalborg University. From 2012-2019 she was Head of Research Unit in Immunology and Microbiology at the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University. She focuses on pigs and infectious/non-infectious diseases. She was the President of the Pig Commission/EAAP until 2016


Jens Legarth

Fermentationexperts, Denmark

Jens Legarth is educated in Agriculture and on the Danish Export Academy. He is Founder and the CEO of Fermentationexperts and European Protein.


Markus Lukaszczuk

Amandus Kahl, Germany

Markus Lukaszczuk is a Process Engineer and started to work at Amandus Kahl as a Project Engineer from 2012-2013. From 2013 he held a position in Sales, today Area Manager for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic countries (LT, LV, EST).


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.


Reinder Sijtsma

Nutreco, The Netherlands

Reinder Sijtsma is the Nutreco Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Director. From 1989 until now he held several positions in R&D, nutrition, quality assurance and food safety in Nutreco and its subsidiaries. In his current position he is responsible for regulatory affairs and compliance at Nutreco corporate level. In addition, Reinder is member of several committees and boards of international feed associations, including the IFIF board of directors.


Jürgen Zentek

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Jürgen Zentek is a 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.

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Arnold van Huis

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Arnold van Huis is an Emeritus Professor of Tropical Entomology in the Laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University & Research. He (co)authored several book chapters and publications.



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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Conference
  • Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 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).

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of € 295.00 plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the online conference you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our website. There you will find all the latest versions of the presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files in colour and in digital form.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de



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