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First virtual scientific symposium of the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre

Date

June 9, 2021 (Dairy symposium)
June 10, 2021 (Swine symposium)

Time

9 am to 4 pm EDT (French session)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT (English session)

Description

Join Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for a first that you won’t want to miss! The Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre, which specializes in dairy and pork research, invites all scientists from Canada and other countries, as well as producers and stakeholders in the Canadian dairy and pork sectors, to its very first virtual scientific symposium.

Register to get the latest information on a wide range of research and discoveries relating to these agricultural sectors. During the two-day event, the following themes will be discussed:

Participation information

To register: https://forms.gle/Nb7TVgkj1szD5aJ98

The link to access the symposium in English and French will be sent by email after registration. Simultaneous translation will be available for both sessions. Presentations will be available after the conference upon request for those registered.

Program

June 9 – Dairy symposium
Time Speakers
9:30 am Welcoming participants
9:40 am Welcoming remarks from the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
9:45 am Presenting the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre – Dr. Éric van Bochove and Dr. Alain Giguère
9:55 am Keynote speaker: Dr. Michel Wattiaux, University of Wisconsin Madison – Sustainability of the Dairy Sector: Challenges and Opportunities
10:25 am Live discussion
10:30 am Break
10:40 am Dr. Mélissa Duplessis – The concept of Smart Farming: A holistic approach to assess feeding management
10:55 am Dr. Christiane Girard – B vitamins and dairy cow nutrition: small is useful
11:10 am Dr. Daniel Ouellet – Amino acid digestibility of the rumen undegradable protein fraction of canola meal
11:25 am Dr. Hélène Lapierre – Histidine: a key amino acid in low protein dairy diets
11:40 am Live discussion
11:55 am Lunch break
1:30 pm Dr. Fadi Hassanat – Effect of dietary forage source on methane emission form, enteric fermentation and manure storage in dairy cows
1:45 pm Dr. Renée Petri – Feed additives for improved gut health
2 pm Dr. Nathalie Bissonnette – Are some cows genetically susceptible to Johne’s Disease? And about the impact of the genetic variants of the pathogen?
2:15 pm Dr. Andrew Marete (postdoctoral fellow) – Sequence-based Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) identifies candidate variants associated with susceptibility to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in Canadian Holstein
2:30 pm Live discussion
2:45 pm Break
2:55 pm Dr. Eveline Ibeagha-Awemu – Epigenetic regulators provide novel insights into bovine mammary gland biology
3:10 pm Dr. Céline Ster – Vaccination against Staphylococcus aureus, major pathogen causing bovine intra-mammary infections
3:25 pm Mr. Samuel Lanctôt – Mammary gland involution in dairy cow: Knowledge enhancement of biologic processes controlling its involution (Doctoral student presentations)
3:40 pm Ms. Noémie Vanacker – Effect of fatty acids on the immune system of dairy cow (Doctoral student presentations)
3:50 pm Live discussion
4:05 pm Closing remarks
June 10 – Swine symposium
Time Speakers
9:30 am Welcoming participants
9:40 am Opening remarks from the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
9:45 am Presenting the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre – Dr. Éric van Bochove and Dr. Alain Giguère
9:55 am Keynote speaker: Dr. John Patience, Iowa State University – Premise to Promise: Research and the Evolution of Pork Production
10:25 am Live discussion
10:30 am Break
10:40 am Dr. Rajinikanth Rajagopal and Dr. Bernard Goyette – Bioenergy and value added bioproducts from agro-wastes: Towards sustainable development through the circular economy
10:55 am Dr. Danyel Bueno Dalto – The metabolic fate of dietary zinc and copper in pigs – from bioavailability to the modulation of trace minerals homeostasis
11:10 am Dr. Jérôme Lapointe – Improving health and robustness of animals in swine production by using innovative nutritional strategies targeting mitochondria as alternatives to antibiotics
11:25 am Dr. Mylène Blais – Developing new approaches to improve piglets gut defenses and immunity at weaning
11:40 am Live discussion
11:55 am Lunch break
1:30 pm Dr. Nicolas Devillers – Feeding gestating sows with forages and pasture
1:45 pm Dr. Luigi Faucitano – The welfare of pigs during transport: the effect of vehicle design
2 pm Mr. Marcel Marcoux – Assessment pig carcass quality using 3D imaging
2:15 pm Dr. Marie-France Palin – Carnosine prevents oxidative stress in porcine muscle cells and increases pork quality
2:30 pm Live discussion
2:45  pm Break
2:55 pm Dr. Candido Pomar – Fundamentals, limitations and pitfalls on the development and application of precision feeding techniques for precision livestock farming
3:10 pm Dr. Aline Remus – One size does not fit all: opportunities and challenges in precision nutrition within precision livestock farming
3:25 pm Mr. Hector Salgado – Variation in body composition is associated with differences in insulin sensitivity among pigs (Doctoral student presentations)
3:35 pm Ms. Jéssica Gonçalves Vero – Effects of space allowance during transport on blood parameters and meat quality in pigs of two slaughter weights (Doctoral student presentations)
3:45 pm Live discussion
4:00 pm Closing remarks

For more information

Contact us at: SRDC_symposium_CRDS@canada.ca

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