2017 Featured Speakers

CRWAD Council Keynote Speaker

Jack A. Gilbert, PhD

“Invisible influence: the Microbiome in precision medicine”

Faculty Director, The Microbiome Center; Professor, Department of Surgery University of Chicago

Bacterial Pathogenesis

Christine Szymanski, PhD

“Expect the unexpected with Campylobacter jejuni

AITF iCORE Strategic Chair in Bacterial Glycomics University of Alberta

Biosafety & Biosecurity

Katie Flynn, BVMS, MRCVS

“Biosecurity at equine events-reality and science”

Equine Staff Veterinarian, Animal Health Branch

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Companion Animal Epidemiology;

Ecology and Management of Foodborne Agents;  

Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics

Jonna Mazet, BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine, University of California


Ray Waters, DVM, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, VMPM; NADC, ARS

Iowa State University; USDA

Pathobiology of Enteric and Foodborne Diseases

Linda Saif, MS, PhD, Honorary Dipl ACVM

Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine; Food Animal Health Research Program

The Ohio State University

Respiratory Diseases

Edouard Timsit, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECBHM

Assistant Professor, Department of Production Animal Health

University of Calgary

Vector-borne and Parasitic Diseases

Kevin R Macaluso, PhD

Professor, Pathobiological Sciences

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

2017 ACVM Distinguished Microbiologist Award

Michael W. Dryden, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVM

“Theory and application of modern flea control”

University Distinguished Professor, Veterinary Parasitology

Kansas State University

2017 AVEPM Schwabe Symposium honored speaker

Ian Gardner, BVSC, MPVM, PhD

“Design, analysis and reporting of test accuracy studies in animals: progress, challenges and opportunities”

Epidemiology and Canada Excellence Research Chair

Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island