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.
Dirk Pfeiffer graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the JustusLiebig University, Giessen, Germany in 1984. This was followed by postgraduate research towards a Dr.med.vet degree at the same university. He obtained a PhD from Massey University, New Zealand, in 1994, where he also worked as an academic for 9 years. Since 1999, he has been holding the Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, UK. In 2016, Dirk joined City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor ofOneHealth,whilestillmaintaining a 20% appointment at RVC. Dirk has been involved in epidemiological research since 1985 working in many developing as well as developed countries around the world. Dirk has worked extensively at the science-policy interface through advisory roles for the European Union, the United Nations and several national governments. Dirk has co-authored 344 peer-reviewed publications associated with an ISI WoS h-index of 43 and Scopus h-index of 46 (both as of June 2019). He has conducted research on African swine fever in Africa and Europe since 2005 resulting in