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24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management
June 7th - 10th 2016 Dublin, Ireland

IPVS & ESPHM 2016 – Local Organising Committee

Pat Kirwan

President IPVS

Pat Kirwan – President IPVS

Pat Kirwan qualified from University College Dublin with a veterinary degree in 1989. He worked in general practice for a period of 6 years after qualifying before working for 3 years in the Irish state veterinary service. Thereafter he embarked on a course of study in intensive livestock production systems that saw him gain his Certificate in Pig Medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. He has worked as a consultant pig and poultry vet since 1998. He has also been integrally involved in veterinary representative organisations including the Irish Pig Health Society (President 2009) & Veterinary Ireland (2011). At IPVS 2012 in Jeju, South Korea he successfully led the bid to host the IPVS 2016 in Dublin, later developed into a collaborative project with the European College and European Association of Porcine Health Management.

Pat’s hobbies include cycling and walking and he lives in Durrow, Co Laois with his wife Allison and two children, Aishling & Rory.

If you would like to get in touch with Pat, check out his twitter (@IPVS_Pat) and be sure to include the hash tag #IPVS2016! 

Joaquim Segalés

IPVS 2016 - Joaquim Segalés - Vice President ESPHM

Vice President ESPHM

 Academic degrees:

DVM (1991), PhD (1996), Dipl. ECVP (2000) and Dipl. ECPHM (2004, founding member)

Current position:
Director of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) and Associate Professor at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (main subjects: pathology and swine clinics). President of the European College of Porcine Health Management (for the period 2013-16).

Veterinary service activity:
Diagnostician at the Pathology Department of the Veterinary School of Barcelona since 1996. Responsible for the pathological diagnostic activity in swine (1996-2012).

Research activity:
Involved in research of swine diseases since 1993, mainly infectious diseases (including infections by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Aujeszky’s disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine hepatitis E virus, swine Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV), Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae). He has co-authored more than 200 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

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