7th International Akademie Fresenius "Feed Conference"

24 Mar - 25 Mar 2020, Novotel Düsseldorf City West

7th International Akademie Fresenius "Feed Conference"

Feed Additives – Animal Nutrition – Gut Health – Antimicrobial Resistance

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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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      Get-Together on Monday, 23 March 2020

      If you arrive on Monday?
      Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere

      Tuesday, 24 March 2020

      8.30 Registration & coffee
      9.00 Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair
      Jürgen Zentek,
      Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

      Feed additives

      9.10 Update on feed additives legislation

      Marta Ponghellini, European Commission, Belgium

      9.35 Feed additives from a point of view of a Member State

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

      10.00 Update on EFSA’s work

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

      10.25 Panel discussion

      10.55 Coffee break

      11.25 Practical implication of regulatory developments – reflection from the industry side

      Reinder Sijtsma, Nutreco, The Netherlands

      11.50 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

      Julien Taïeb, European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), Belgium

      Challenges in protein nutrition

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

      Wolfgang Koppe, Simplyfish, Norway

      12.40 Panel discussion

      13.10 Lunch

      14.30 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

      14.55 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

      15.20 Update on protein supply for turkeys and broilers

      Krzysztof Kozlowski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

      15.45 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

      16.10 Panel discussion

      16.40 Coffee break

      Zoonotic risk from animal husbandry

      17.10 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

      17.35 Animal husbandry and human infection – free of human pathogens and antibiotic resistant bacteria

      Ed Kuijper, Leiden University, The Netherlands

      18.00 Panel discussion

      18.20 End of the first conference day

      19.10 Departure time for the evening event
      After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to the old town of Dusseldorf. We will enjoy a leisurely time at the restaurant “Schwan am Burgplatz”. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

      Wednesday, 25 March 2020

      Chairperson: Jürgen Zentek

      Hygiene and safety

      8.20 Feed hygiene – does it matter for animal health?

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

      8.45 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

      9.10 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

      9.35 Panel discussion

      10.05 Coffee break

      Nutrition and intestinal health

      10.35 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

      11.00 Using omics technologies to identify gut health biomarkers in chickens

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

      Filip Van Immerseel, Ghent University, Belgium

      11.25 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

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

      Chairperson: Jürgen Zentek

      12.15 Panel discussion

      13.00 Lunch and end of the 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.


      Łukasz 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.


      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.


      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.


      Krzysztof Kozlowski

      University of Warmia and Mazury

      Krzysztof Kozlowski is a Professor in the Department of Poultry Science at the Faculty of Animal Bioengineering at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland.


      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

      University of Leiden, 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 and Experimental Nutrition and the Head of Research Unit in 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.


      Julien Taïeb

      European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), Belgium

      Julien Taïeb is a French lawyer by training (University of Aix-Marseille) with an additional Master in EU Law. 2003-2005 he was legal advisor at the European Commission to then join the European feed manufacturers federation FEFAC (2006-2010) as European Affairs Manager. He subsequently held several responsibilities at the EU agriculture commodities traders associations (COCERAL, UNISTOCK) from 2010 to 2013. He joined FEDIAF in 2014 as Regulatory and Technical Affairs Manager and is, since 2018, Deputy Secretary General.

      Van Immerseel

      Filip Van Immerseel

      Ghent University, Belgium

      Filip Van Immerseel is a Professor for Molecular Microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases at Ghent University. He supervises a research group working on host-pathogen interactions in the gut of poultry, cattle and humans. His research topics include Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens and inflammatory gut health problems caused by dysbiosis.


      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.

      van Huis

      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: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

      The registration fee includes the following benefits:

      • conference participation
      • conference documentation
      • lunch
      • coffee breaks and conference beverages
      • the evening event on 24 March 2020

      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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