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The role of veterinarians in limitation of the drug resistance pandemic increase and improvement of production efficiency

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Metropolo by Golden Tulip Hotel

(11 Orzechowa St, Kraków)


participants: PLN 530 + VAT (651.90 gross)

accompanying persons: 325 + VAT (PLN 400 gross, dinner)

Dear Sirs and Madams,

I cordially invite you to participate in the next, 28th edition of the Specjaliści Specjalistom conference in Krakow. Organizing it was not an easy task. Comparing the possibilities of preparing this type of conference 25 or even 10 years ago and today, I notice great differences in the approach to this type of meetings from all parties participating in them. These changes are undoubtedly a consequence of civilization progress, digitalization, experiences related to the COVID pandemic and the increasingly difficult global economic situation. Especially over the last few or a dozen years, the profile of interests of participants in the meetings I organize has been changing. Treatment methods used to be the most important topic, followed by immunoprophylaxis. After the ASF outbreak, we began to focus on the broadly understood issue of biosecurity, especially disinfection. In the last few years, we have become increasingly interested in the well-being of pigs, which has a huge impact on the health and efficiency of pig production, including ways of managing environmental conditions, optimizing pig nutrition and the possibilities of influencing the extremely important, from a health point of view, microbiome of the gastrointestinal tract. With increasing interest we listen to lectures on probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and herbal preparations, which were once "unimportant" for most people. We are starting to talk about the possibilities of using artificial intelligence or digitalization in production management. As in previous years, I managed to invite outstanding scientists and practitioners from leading pig producing countries, such as Spain, Denmark and Great Britain, to Krakow. There are great lecturers in Poland who are also outstanding and recognized practitioners. I invited some of them to give lectures or participate in two panel discussions devoted to the as yet unresolved problem of excessive, not always rational, use of antibiotics in our country. As always, I count on the participation in the "Kraków conference of hyopathologists" of almost all specialists in pig diseases, which always constitute a significant group of participants. I am proud that a significant number of specialists, even those who had to change their professional interests, come to the meetings I organize. As every year, I emphasize that it would not be possible to organize the conference in such a place, on such a scale and with such lecturers if it were not for generous sponsors and exhibitors, whom I would like to thank for their support. I would also like to thank the POLPIG Association, which effectively participated in the preparation of the conference program. Wishing you all the best, I look forward to meeting you in Krakow. The place is the same as before - the Metropolo Hotel Congress Center. The date is June 18-19, 2024. We focus on the high level of the conference program, but together with the technical organizer of the conference - Rexan, we made sure that our traditionally social meeting was at a level no worse than the substantive part. See you in Krakow! Best regards


prof. dr hab. Zygmunt Pejsak
Head of Committee

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dr hab. Kazimierz Tarasiuk, prof. dr hab.
UCMW UJ-UR Director

Conference Programme

1/06/2021  Tuesday

June 18th, 2024, Tuesday

8:00 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:15

Participant registration

Welcome of the conference guests –  UCMW President, dr hab. Kazimierz Tarasiuk, prof. dr hab.

Opening ceremony – JM Rektor UR, dr hab. inż. Sylwester Tabor, prof. URK

Session 1

The main factors influencing swine production in the European Union
Chairman: Aleksander Dargiewicz (POLPIG)

9:15 – 9:30

9:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

Aleksander Dargiewicz (POLPIG) - Current situation in swine sector production in the UE, including Poland

Alice Stanton (Ireland) - Busting the Myth that Red Meat is risky for health – the importance of transparent evidence-based metrics

Jan Hitzger (Czechia) - Latest solutions for sustainable swine production

10:30 - 11:00

11.00 - 11.15

11.15 - 12.00

Simon Tible (Hiszpania) - A holistic approach to protect the health of piglets a way to reduce the use of antibiotics



Official opening of the exhibition during the break

Session 2

Unconventional ways of interaction on swine health
Chairman: prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Tarasiuk (UCMW, UJ-UR Kraków, Poland)

12:00 – 12:30

12:30 – 13:00

Leonardo Hackenhaar (Brasil)- The importance of early maturation of the digestive system of piglets

Carlos Pineiro (Spain) - Digital biosecurity and data science; terrific practical tools for the swine sector

13:00 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:15

Jens Legarth (Denmark) - Possibilities of reducing the use of antibiotics by controlling the gastrointestinal microbiome


Lunch break

Session 3

Essential tools enabling antibiotic use reduction
Chairman: prof. dr hab. Roman Kołacz (UMK Toruń, Poland)

15:15 – 15:45

Jordi Mora (Great Britain) - Role of veterinarians in limiting the
growth of the drug resistance pandemic and improving efficiency of production

15:45 – 16:15

16:15 – 16:45

16:45 – 17:15

David Llopart (Spain) - High quality piglet production without antibiotics: the importance of sows management

Péter Máté (Hungary) - Hungarians are hungry for antibiotic free pork. Only well-planned project can eject antibiotic usage


17:15 – 18:15

Discussion panel: Main resason of antibiotic application reducion in swine production

Experts: Rajska M., Kwieciński P., Niemyjski R., Wojciechowski J.
Moderator: prof. dr hab. Zygmunt Pejsak (UCMW, UJ-UR Kraków)


Gala Dinner with Charity Auction

Metropolo by Golden Tulip Hotel, Orzechowa 11 St., Kraków, Poland

1/06/2021  Tuesday

June 19th, 2024, Wednesday
Session 4

Ten years of experience in eradication of ASF in Poland
Chairman: prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Woźniakowski (UMK Toruń, Poland)

8:30 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:30

9:30 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:30

Krzysztof Jażdżewski (Warsaw, Poland) - What we have learnt during 10 years of ASF eradication

Mateusz Kruszyński (PIW Namysłów, Poland) - Measures and ways that allowed me to successfully eradicate ASF in wild boar population



Session 5

Subclinical course diseases, important reason for suboptimal swine production
Chairwoman: prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Kotula-Balak (UCMW, UJ-UR, Poland)

10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12.00

12:00 – 12.30

12:30 – 13:30

13:30 – 13:45

Agnieszka Mańka (Olsztyn, Poland) - Subclinical circovirosis, practical aspects and field cases

Zbigniew Arent (Kraków, Poland) - Leptospira Bratislava, underestimated cause of disorders in swine reproduction



Discussion panel: My way to reduce the use of antibiotics

Experts: Chachaj R., Porowski M., Schwarz T., Wenderski R.,
Moderator: prof. dr hab. Zygmunt Pejsak (UCMW, UJ-UR Kraków)

Kinga Biernacka (Warsaw, Poland) - Where can a veterinarian, swine practictioner may find specialistic and useful knowledge online?

13:45 – 14:00

Conference summary - prof. dr hab. Zygmunt Pejsak

Charity Auction
The Wroclaw Hospice for Children Foundation has been, for 17 years professionally and empathetically, responding to the needs of families who are struggling with the hardship of round-the-clock care for chronically and terminally ill children.

Currently, on various levels, we support more than 180 families from the area of Lower Silesia. In addition to home hospice, we also implement care respite care, we run a perinatal hospice for parents who preparing for the birth of a terminally ill child, an open Support Group for bereaved families, a specialized outpatient clinic for chronically and terminally ill children, and a Community Rehabilitation Center.

We encourage active participation in the charity auction and wish you luck with successful biddings.

Beata Hernik - Janiszewska
President of the "Fundacji wraz z Zespołem"

Original Mike Tyson gloves - with his autograph and a photo of him signing them

Donor: Huvepharma


"Floral Fantasy". Acrylic on canvas 40x50

Donor: Bożena Pejsak



To register, please submit the form and transfer the registration fee of 530 PLN + tax (651,90 PLN gross)/person and the dinner fee for your plus one (if applicable, 325 PLN + tax (400 PLN gross))/person to the account listed below.

The capacity of the event is limited, subject to the registration order.

The fee doesn't cover transportation or accommodation.

In the event of failure to host the conference, we reserve the right to cancel the event. The guest will be informed about all the changes via email. Participants will then receive a full refund.

Payment should be made within 7 days of submitting the form to the account:

Account holder: Agencja Rexan

Address: ul. Majdańska 5/85, 04-088 Warsaw,

IBAN: PL 24 1020 1127 0000 1502 0243 8489


Title: „Specjalisci” +participant's full name.


The registration is active until May 17th, 2024, subject to availability.

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Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Inspectorate of Kraków,

Section of pig physiology and pathology PTNW, POLPIG

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Conference location

Metropolo Hotel by Golden Tulip

(11 Orzechowa St, Cracow)

Due to a noticeable interest in the Event among participants from outside Kraków, we would like to recommend the Attendees the event exclusive offers from other local hotels. Please see the details below.

Note: The conference host is not responsible for the accommodation, including its pricing, deals or service quality.

Due to a noticeable interest in the Event among participants from outside Kraków, we would like to recommend the Attendees the event exclusive offers from other local hotels. Please see the details below.

Note: The conference host is not responsible for the accommodation, including its pricing, deals or service quality.


Ruczaj Hotel

44 Ruczaj, 30-409 Cracow

tel. +48 12 269 10 00

Offer code: Specjaliści

single room with breakfast

240 PLN/night (VAT included)

double room with breakfast

 340 PLN/night (VAT included)

Price includes:

       free parking


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1D Sucha, 30-601 Cracow

tel. +48 533 398 847
+48 12 397 77 31

Offer code: Specjaliści

10% off the price of the day

Price includes:


          sauna & gym

          free parking


Łojasiewicza 2, Cracow 

Offer code: Specjaliści

single room with breakfast

230 PLN/night (VAT included)

double room with breakfast

270 PLN/night (VAT included)


Offer code: Konferencja Weterynaryjna "Specjaliści Specjalistom"

single room with breakfast

310 PLN/night (VAT included)

double room with breakfast

 340 PLN/night (VAT included)


1D Sucha, 30-601 Cracow

tel. +48 533 398 847
+48 12 397 77 31

Offer code: Specjaliści

single room with breakfast

280 PLN/night (VAT included)

double room with breakfast

320 PLN/night (VAT included)

triple room (1 king-size bed 1 one couch bed) with breakfast

370 PLN/night (VAT included)

Price includes:

       free parking



Siostry Faustyny 14, Łagiewniki,
30-608 Kraków
tel. 12 306 79 90

Offer code: Specjaliści

single room with breakfast

399PLN/night* (VAT included)

double room with breakfast

429 PLN/night* (VAT included)

*With pre-payment, no cancellation.


Zakopiańska 180 B, Kraków
tel. +48 12 306 79 90

Offer code: Specjaliści

single room with breakfast

250 PLN/night (VAT included)

double room with breakfast

300 PLN/night (VAT included)

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