The conference covers high-level content of swine production, disease surveillance and control, the latest in research and development, and international perspectives of the swine industry. The event will provide interactive learning with a forum for discussion and case study with professional leaders.
John Deen, University of Minnesota, USA
John is a professor of veterinary epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and, for the past eight years, the director of the One Health Workforce Project, part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. His work in research, teaching and extension has been in epidemiology and economics, focusing on measurement and optimization across competing needs in animal agriculture, particularly in pig farming. He has led numerous projects on the measurement of welfare, disease and their clinical assessment. Dr. Deen earned his DVM and PhD from the University of Guelph and gained board certification in swine health management from the American College of Veterinary Practitioners in 1994 and the American College of Animal Welfare in 2012.