Opening Session

Diane Wendt, Smithsonian Natural History Museum – Veterinary Vaccine Initiative

“A Historical Perspective – Role of Veterinary Research in Vaccine Development”


Gary Entrican, Moredun Research Institute

“Looking Ahead – Role of Veterinary Immunology to Improving Animal Health”


IVIS2019 Dedicatee

Dr. Bruce Wilkie – Bruce served as Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Guelph. Bruce, and colleague Pat Shewan, organized the first IVIS meeting in 1986. Help us celebrate Bruce’s career and dedication to veterinary immunology at IVIS 2019.




Jean-Cassien de-Foucauld, Ceva Santé Animale
“Use of immune responses analyses to replace and refine animal usage in vaccine efficacy studies”


Vaccine Development to Enhance Disease Protection

Speakers and their specific topics are of broad relevance to vaccine development and also target diseases relevant to low to middle income countries.


Elma Tchilian
“The pig as a model for antibody therapy”


Lindsay Fry, USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA USA

“Analysis of cattle antibody repertoire”


Liam Morrison
“Bovine ultralong CDR H3 antibodies and Animal African Trypanosomiasis”


John Hammond
“Combining repertoire analysis with single cell sequencing to characterize the protective antibody response to foot and mouth disease in cattle”


Jodi McGill
“BCG-induced trained immunity in calves and the potential for enhanced disease resistance”


Simone Moorlag
“Trained immunity: inducing innate immune memory to protect against infections”


Chengzhong (Michael) Yu
“Nano-Vaccines Enabled by Silica-Based Nanoparticles”


Waithika Mwangi, KSU
“Defining clinically relevant epitopes using novel bovine ultralong antibodies”


Yolanda Revilla-Madrid
“Regulation of the innate immune response against ASFV during attenuated vs virulent strains infections”


Alejandra Capozzo
“Serological assays used to measure vaccine-induced responses against foot-and-mouth disease virus: application in vaccine selection and field studies?”


Technologies Transforming Veterinary Immunology

Speakers cover a range of technologies with the potential to change dramatically the way veterinary immunologists analyze immune responses and host-pathogen interactions. This information will provide the basis for developing vaccines and better disease control strategies.


Jude Uzonna
“Changing Dogma? Immunologic Memory May Need Constant Reminding”


Anne Van den Broeke
“Leveraging short and long read sequencing technologies to analyze the landscape of retroviral infections in immune cells”


Scott Napper
“Beef to Bees: High Throughput Kinase Analysis Reveals Mechanisms and Phenotypic Biomarkers of Host-Pathogen Interactions”


Christopher Tuggle
“The SCID pig and its uses in understanding immunity and advancing cancer and regenerative medicine therapies”


Crystal Loving
“Single-cell RNA-sequencing to improve understanding of immune cell identity and function”


Annie de Groot
“New Immunoinformatics Tools for Swine: Designing Epitope-driven Vaccines, Predicting Vaccine Efficacy, Making Vaccines on Demand”