International Conference on Livestock, Companion Animals and Wildlife Coronaviruses 2023

The International Conference on Livestock, Companion Animals and Wildlife Coronaviruses 2023, co-sponsored by Ceva Animal Health Ltd

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May 2023 [Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast]

Keynote Speakers

Livestock Coronaviruses

Prof. Elma Tchilian, The Pirbright Institute, UK – Porcine respiratory coronavirus as a model for acute respiratory coronavirus disease

Prof. Tina Sørensen Dalgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark – Improvement of subunit vaccines against avian coronavirus infection by novel adjuvants

Companion Animal Coronaviruses

Prof. Gary Whittaker, Cornell University College of Veteirnary Medicine, USA – FCoV + FIP: Alice in Wonderland and the Red Queen

Prof. Angela Bosco-Lauth, Colorado State University, USA – SARS-CoV-2 in companion, domestic and wild animals

Wildlife Coronaviruses

Dr Marike Geldenhuys, University of Pretoria, South Africa – Overview of wildlife coronavirus surveillance in Africa; Current knowledge and gaps

Prof. Edison Durigon, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil – Brazillian national netowkr of epidemiological surveillance of coronaviruses in bats, birds and other forest reservoirs in the context of One Health

Ceva Keynote Speaker

Dr Zoltan Penzes, Ceva Riems Innovation Center Director, Germany – Covid-19, fast reaction and application of new technology veterinary vaccines to fight zoonotic diseases

Thanks to all who joined us in Belfast for this animal-focused meeting. The recorded videos will be available on our YouTube channel soon and the final meeting program is available via the link below.

Meeting Program



  • Date : May 25, 2023 - May 26, 2023
  • Venue : Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

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