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Webinar Series: Combat and prepare for avian influenza outbreaks

Online - On-Demand Webinar

Boehringer Ingelheim webinar logoWatch on-demand now to learn how to combat low-pathogen and high-pathogen avian influenza.

H9N2 viruses have been circulating in Eurasian poultry industry resulting in great economic losses due to decline in egg production and moderate to high mortality. Influenza A viruses of the H9N2 subtype have been causing infections in poultry population around the globe. Even to this day H9N2 is still one of the three primary AI subtypes devastating poultry industry. Join this informative webinar series as industry experts discuss the ways to combat low-pathogen and high-pathogen avian influenza.

>>>Combat low-pathogen avian influenza (Part 1) - will broadcast on September 17, 2018.
>>>Combat high-pathogen avian influenza (Part 2) - will broadcast on October 30, 2018.


  1. Coinfections and immunosuppression.
  2. Specific H9N2 strains isolated from complex respiratory syndrome.
  3. Recommended vaccination regimes for control of H9N2.


This webinar series is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and is presented by WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

Bonfante_headshot_90pxDr. Francesco Bonfante, researcher of the Virology laboratory of the Research and Development Department at IZSVe

Dr. Francesco Bonfante joined the OIE/FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, OIE Collaborating Centre for Diseases at the Human Animal Interface - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Delle Venezie in September 2010. Dr Bonfante has been working as an investigator at the Virology Unit, building a strong background in challenge studies with avian and murine animal models, evaluating the clinical and virological efficacy of licensed and prototype avian influenza vaccines. Over the last 3 years, his research has been focusing on the role of H9N2 viruses in causing both respiratory and extra-respiratory diseases in chickens, either as primary or exacerbating agents. Dr Bonfante is now involved in the Horizon 2020 funded DELTA-FLU project, with the aim of better understanding the key viral and host-related factors that determine the dynamics of avian influenza in poultry.


Stephane Lemiere_headshotDr. Stephane Lemiere, global head at Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Stephane Lemiere is a doctor in Veterinary Medicine recognized specialist in poultry pathology.  Member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the French Branch of the World Veterinary Poultry Association, the World Poultry Science Association Course Master Broiler Chicken Production WVEPAH. Boehringer Ingelheim Global Head, Technical Services, Lyon, France Leading the Global Poultry Veterinary Technical Services group.

Dr. Guillermo Zavala is the founder of Avian Health International.  Dr Zavala holds a DVM and a specialty in poultry production from the University of Mexico; a Master of Science, a Master of Avian Medicine, and a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. He has worked in broiler and breeding companies, vaccine companies, one diagnostic laboratory, two academic institutions and as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Population Health, University of Georgia. His field of research is in applied virology (CIAV, IBDV, tumor viruses, ILT, enteric viruses and fowl adenovirus). He has 32 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series. 
This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series. 
This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series.