Due to Avian Influenza cases in South America, the FACTA WPSA-Brazil 2023 Conference: "Brazil, the world's supermarket" will be entirely online

Our goal is preserving the sanitary status of Brazilian aviculture in a context of recent Avian Influenza cases in neighboring countries.

After a meeting between the technical branch and the board of FACTA, it was decided that the conference would be wholly conducted online, and is to take place on May 09, 10 and 11. The goal is preserving the sanitary status of Brazilian aviculture in a context of recent Avian Influenza cases in neighboring countries. Until the present date, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Bolivia have already recorded cases of the disease.

According to FACTA’s Director President, Ariel Mendes, the change in FACTA WPSA-Brazil 2023 Conference aims to avoid transit of biological material and people, including foreigners coming from countries affected by the pathology. “There is contamination risk and since we are an entity devoted to the aviculture sector, it is natural that we change the event in such a situation to preserve the sanitary status of aviculture”, he stated. “We are totally in line with market demands and current legislation”, he continued to highlight.

According to FACTA, the event schedule will cover the main themes involved in the structuring and increasing progress of aviculture. “Our goal with the Conference remains the same: the education of professionals in the field of aviculture. We count on our technical branch to give perspectives on animal health, markets, technology, and legislation, for instance”, said Mendes.   “In addition to the precautions to avoid the entry of the Avian Influenza virus in Brazil, themes like biosecurity, Salmonella, and new trends and legislation on bacterial diseases will be addressed.”, he added. 

The event will also count with a panel aimed at ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) issues. It will address themes like waste management in the poultry industry, and compensation and maintenance of contracted growers from the perspective of the contracting industry, the cooperatives and the commercial layers sector.

FACTA WSPA-Brazil Conference 2023
Date: May 09, 10, 11 
Format: 100% online


Alexandre Novachi

Álvaro Baccin

Claudio Bellaver

Daniel Fernandes

Daniel Magalhães

Daniela Baptista

Eder Barbon

Felipe Azarias

Francisco Cavalcanti

Gerson Scheuermann

Humberto Lipori​

João Luchesi​

Jorge Werlich

Jose Ribas Jr

Jovanir Müller​

Kelma Torezan

Leandro Pinto

Liris Kindlein

Luiz Cavagnoli

Marcelo Paniago

Mario Penz​

Mário Sérgio Assayag

Nelva Grando​

Pedro Rogerio

Raul Amaral

Ricardo Santin

Rogerio Frozza​

Sjaak de Wit​

Terezinha Knöbl

Udi Ashash

Vamiré Luiz Sens Junior

Vamiré Luiz Sens Jr

Wanderley Quinteiro

Tuesday, May 09, de 2023


Opening Ceremony: Ariel Antonio Mendes - FACTA

Panel: Supermarket of the world


Poultry, Swine and Fish Aquaculture - Ricardo Santin, ABPA


Beef - Felipe Azarias, STP


Processed products - José Antonio Ribas Junior, JBS Seara


Food Products in General - Alexandre Novachi, ABIA




Oral presentation - PL - Other Areas



Panel: Diseases and re-emergences

Round table: bacterial diseases​




Biosecurity: are we ready for the challanges? - Nelva Grando, Vitalis Saúde Integrada


Salmonella - Jorge Werlich, MSD


Coli Apec - Terezinha Knöbl, FMVZ, USP


National Avian Health Program: rules for Salmonella control - Daniela Baptista, MAPA


Corporate lecture Phibro: IB GI-23 disease and protection with homologous GI-23 live vaccine - Udi Ashash





Panel on Environment and Facilities


Equipment for Climatization in Aviculture - New trends, Pedro Rogério, Munters


Alternative energy sources for poultry house environment - Álvaro Baccin, Consultor


Online environment data management - Artificial Intelligence - Luiz Cavagnoli, Big Dutchman





Wednesday, May 10, 2023



Round table: viral diseases


Bronquite VAR 2 - Sjaak de Wit, Royal GD, University of Utrecht, Holanda


Avian Influenza in Latin America - Mário Sérgio Assayag, Aviagen


Viral dispersion - Daniel Magalhães Lima, Panaftosa


Oral presentation - PL - Poultry Health






Avian Influenza: risks and trends - Sjaak de Wit, Royal GD, University of Utrecht, Netherlands




Corporate lecture Adisseo - Nutritional health additives: the role of nutrition in pathogen control, Wanderley Quinteiro, Adisseo

Painel: ESG


The agroindustry's perspective - Vamiré Luiz Sens Júnior, Seara




The perspective from the commercial layer sector - Leandro Pinto, Mantiqueira Brasil


Oral Presentation - PL - Production




Successful partnerships between contracted growers and companies - Kelma Torezan Carrenho, AVIMASUL


Work-force education and retention - Humberto Marques Lipori, HM Consultoria


Industrial residue management for aviculture - a social, environmental, and financial governance perspective - Claudio Bellaver, Qualyfoco





Thursday, May 11, 2023​



Nutrition Panel


Immunity and precision nutrition - Jovanir Fernandes, UFPR


Alternative ingredients - Gerson Neudi Scheuermann, Embrapa Suínos e Aves


Quality of raw materials of animal origin - João Batista Luchesi, Consultor




Ideas to deal with the absence of antibiotics and anticoccidials- Rogério Frozza, Chr. Hansen


Oral presentation - PL - Nutrition



Legislation Panel


Losses due to legislation in slaughterhouses - Eder Barbon, Cobb


Inspection: own control in the slaughterhouse - Liris Kindlein, UFRGS





Panel: New rearing systems aiming at the global market

Rearing systems:


Impacto do banimento de gaiolas na avicultura global Impact of cage ban on global aviculture - Daniel Mohallem, Planalto Ovos


Plant-based proteins: reality and expectations - Raul Rego, Honne Comunicação e Marketing


Slaughter methods and carcass destination for Avian Influenza cases - Marcelo Paniago, Ceva



Panel: Education of aviculture professionals


Companies' perspective - Antonio Mário Penz, Nutron


The CFMV's (Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine) perspective - Francisco Cavalcanti de Almeida, CFMV




Event closure

Program subject to change without notice







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Alexandre Novachi

Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at ABIA – Brazilian Food Industry Association

Biochemist Pharmacist and Bachelor in Law, with 30 years of experience in Regulatory and Scientific Affairs management developed in large multinational companies such as Danone, Unilever, Mondelez and Nestlé, with important participation in Class Associations such as ABIA, ABIAD, GENE and scientific organizations such as ILSI and regulatory bodies like ANVISA, Ministry of Agriculture, InMetro and others.

Currently he occupies the position of Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at ABIA, coordinating actions in the most important fronts of local, regional and international regulatory discussions, with emphasis on ANVISA and the Ministry of Agriculture, Mercosul and Codex Alimentarius.

Alvaro Jose Baccin

Agronomist with an MBA in Business Management from FGV – UNIS and an MBA in Economics. 36 years of work experience in aviculture at Sadia and Globoaves.

Claudio Bellaver

Claudio Bellaver is a veterinarian graduated from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, with a PhD from the University of Illinois (USA). Worked as a researcher and director of R&D at Embrapa, publishing multiple scientific and technical works in journals and specialized publications. Currently works as a consultant at Qualyfoco Consultoria.

Daniel Fernandes Mohallem

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine (2004 – UFU), Master’s in Veterinary Sciences (2008; concentration area: Animal Production – UFU) and MBA in Business Management (2010 – FGV). Experience as an animal welfare officer for over 10 years. Partner at Planalto Ovos.

Daniel Magalhães Lima

Médico veterinário (2016) e Doutor em Epidemiologia (2020) pela Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia da Universidade de São Paulo. Trabalha no Panaftosa desde 2019, no setor de Epidemiologia, onde presta consultoria técnica e desenvolve projetos na área de vigilância epidemiológica, capacidade laboratorial e atenção à emergências zoosanitárias.

Daniela de Queiroz Baptista

Bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine from Universidade Estácio de Sá (2001).

Federal Agriculture and Livestock Tax Auditor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.

Head of the 2nd Division of Prevention and Vigilance of the Department of Animal Health, Brasília/DF (March 2020 – today).

Worked as Federal Tax Auditor in the Federal Inspection Service (SIF) in poultry slaughterhouses (July 2018 – February 2020).

Between 2006 and 2018 she worked as the Official Veterinary of the Secretary Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, and Food Supply of the State of Rio de Janeiro (SEAPPA/RJ).

State Coordinator of the National Program of Poultry Health (April 2013 – June 2018) and State Coordinator of the National Program of Swine Health (August 2013 – June 2015).

Specialist in Animal Health Protection from Universidade Federal de Lavras (2012).

Master’s (2017) and PhD (2022) obtained from Universidade Federal Fluminenese, with emphasis on Veterinary Hygiene and Technological Processing of Animal Products.

Eder Barbon

– Specialized in quality procedures at Cobb-Vantress Brazil and Latin America
– Veterinarian graduated from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia – 1990
– Graduate Degree in Marketing and Management from ESPM – Porto Alegre – 1999
– Production Manager of breeders, hatcheries, feed factories, broiler production and slaughterhouses at Pena Branca Alimentos and Pena Sul / Moy Park – OSI Group – 1990 to 2008
– Industrial Regional Manager responsible for 6 chicken slaughterhouses and one turkey slaughterhouse owned by the Marfrig/Seara group in the states of Santa Catarina, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul – 2009 to 2011
– Production Director of Keystone Foods – Marfrig Brasil/China Group – 2011 to 2013
– Strategic Client Manager at Elanco Saúde Animal – Eli Lily Brasil Group – 2013 to 2016
– Specialist in quality procedures at Cobb-Vantress Brazil and Latin America
– Since 2016, Technical Director of the Association of Aviculture of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (ASGAV) – 1996 to 2010

Felipe Azarias

Graduated in Foreign Trade from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, with a Graduate Degree in Agribusiness from Universidade de São Paulo, he has worked as a manager at JBS for almost 2 decades, where he has conducted negotiations and sales strategies in over 40 countries. After occupying different leadership positions in the animal protein sector in the USA, Paraguay and Brazil, he started focusing on other projects in the areas of foreign trade, sustainability and social development. This led to the foundation of STP (Sustainable Trade Partner) and the “Umajuda” NGO. STP is a sustainable business platform that aims to feed the world while preserving animals in risk of extinction, fostering sustainability in the food value chain, producing children environmental education content and contributing to proper nutrition in early childhood. The goal of STP is changing the world through the production of sustainable food. Umajuda is an efficient communication platform that connects people who need some help and those who want to help. The goal of Umajuda is minimizing the impacts of social inequality and lack of opportunities through the multiplication of good, giving chances and opportunities for people that were helped to develop and multiply good in the future as well.

Francisco Cavalcanti

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niterói (RJ), he has held the position of Chair of the Animal Production Group (GEPA), and veterinarian of the São Paulo State Group of Foot-and-mouth Disease (FMD) Control (Gecofa – SP), being the leader and coordinator of the FMD vaccine control team. After a course in FMD Vaccine Production and Control at the Pan-American FMD Center, he did an internship at the Laboratoire de Virologie de la Maison D’Alfort and the Laboratoir de Virologie Animale de Lyon, both in France. He was technical director, and both lead and substitute delegate of the Federal Delegacy of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of São Paulo; and led the Agriculture and Livestock Defense Department of the Technical Assistance Coordination of the Secretary of Agriculture of the State of São Paulo, in Campinas (SP). In 2006, he was elected president of the Regional Veterinary Medicine Council of São Paulo (CRMV-SP), being reelected for the triennia of 2009-2012 and 2012-2015. In November 16, 2017, he took over as President of the Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine, with the mottos of creativity, innovation and transparency, beginning activities in December 17, 2017. Three years later, in November 23, 2020, he was reinstated in the position for the period between December 17, 2020 and December 16, 2023, with the mission of “integration, value and entrepreneurship – generating value for the CFMV/CRMVs System, professionals and society”. “In 2017, we began a cycle of innovation and transparency that continues with the new term, which aims at integration, entrepreneurship and professional valorization, highlighting also the educational quality and the strengthening of the structure of the Regional Councils”, Francisco Cavalcanti.

Gerson Neudí Scheuermann

Graduated in Agronomical Engineering, with a MSc in Animal Science from Universidade Federal de Pelotas, and a Ph.D in Aviculture from Auburn University – United States.
Brief experience in the private sector before joining Embrapa Swine and Poultry.
Experience with monogastric livestock production, with emphasis on Poultry Nutrition and Feeding and Product Quality. Works in a team at Embrapa with a long tradition in feed evaluation for poultry and swine.
Recently led the winning research of the Applied Research Merit Competition at SIAVS/2022, which served as basis for new legislation regarding moisture and protein contents in frozen poultry cuts.
Responsible for the Tables and Spreadsheets of conversion between inputs and poultry and swine products used by exporters and the DECEX (Foreign Commerce Operations Department) in the drawback system.

Humberto Marques Lipori

Animal Scientist from Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM).
Master’s in Animal Production from the same university.
He has been working in the broiler sector for 10 years now.
Experience in the production sector as broiler field technician and Environment Specialist at GTFoods.
Experienced in the fields of animal environment, aviculture 4.0, people management and financial management for poultry producers.
Currently manages poultry houses with new modules linked to aviculture 4.0.
Teaches at the course Environment in Aviculture at Centro de Treinamento Agropecuário – FAEP/SENAR-PR.
and in the course “Poultry management, health and production” at the Graduate School of Veterinary.

João Luchesi

Veterinarian graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of Universidade de São Paulo. Consultant in the field of aviculture.

Jorge Augusto do Amaral Werlich

Veterinarian, graduated from UDESC in 2008, working since then with Avian Health in agroinudstries, animal health labs, and the pharmaceutical sector. Ongoing MSc in Experimental and Compared Pathology at the Universidade de São Paulo, studying important new surveillance points for Salmonella control in the poultry chain.

José Ribas Junior

Agronomist graduated in 1992 from the Universidade de Passo Fundo – RS

30 years of experience with bird and swine production (9 years at JBS Seara)

MBA in Quality Management (UnC / UFSC)

MBA in Business Management from Unicamp/USP

MBA in Executive Development from Fundação Dom Cabral – MG

Currently works as Executive Director of Livestock Production and Sustainability at JBS Seara

Experience with process management throughout the bird and swine chain, project management, leadership, and team building.

President of Sindicarne/SC (Meat and Derivates Industry Union of Santa Catarina)

Vice-president of ACAV (Bird Industries Association of Santa Catarina)

Vice-president of Sindiavipar (Bird Industries Union of Paraná)

Member of the Consulting Comittee of ABPA (Brazilian Association of Animal Protein)

Member of the Curating Council of FACTA

Jovanir Inês Müller Fernandes

PhD in Animal Science, Master’s in Animal Nutrition and graduated as a Veterinarian. Researcher at the Instituto Biológico de São Paulo between 1996 and 1998, currently Associate Professor at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) – Palotina Campus (since 1998) and recipient of a high productivity research grant from CNPq in the area of nutrition and broiler production. Teaches in the Graduate Program in Animal Science of UNIOESTE, the Graduate Program in Animal Science of UFPR, and the Undergraduate Degree of Veterinary Medicine of UFPR.

Kelma Torezan Carrenho

Professional lawyer since 2007, with a Bachelor’s in Law from Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul, two Graduate degrees in Labor Procedure Law and Civil Procedure Law from Uniderp and Unama, respectively.

Weekly columnist at the O Progresso newspaper from 2014 to 2017, writing on law themes.

Substitute Counselor and President of the Consumer Defense Comission of the 4th Sub-section of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB/Dourados – MS (2013 – 2015).

Currently studying a Master’s in Agribusiness at Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados.

Poultry farmer since 2017 with her father, João Carrenho Neto.

Member of Cadec-Avigloria and President (2022/2024) of Avimasul (Aviculture Association of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul).

Leandro Pinto

Has been leading the Mantiqueira Group for over 30 years, always working to produce healthy food in a sustainable way, seeking the satisfaction of our customers, the happiness of our employees, and positive impacts on the communities in which we operate.

Liris Kindlein

  • Liris Kindlein, PhD – Veterinarian graduated from UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Obtained a PhD from Universidade de São Paulo and a post-doctorate degree from the University of California, both in the departments of Animal Science
  • Teacher and researcher at the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, specialized in Inspection, Technology and Meat Quality.
  • Member of the Consultative Scientific Committee in Technology for Animal Products of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA)
  • Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Defense (2017 – today).
  • Member of the Project for the Modernization of Sanitary Inspection in Brazil, alongside Embrapa, other research institutions, and the MAPA.
  • Coordinator of research projects related to broiler and swine carcass condemnations in different slaughterhouses in Brazil and Latin America.

Luiz Cavagnoli

Professional with solid knowledge and more than 15 years of experience in Engineering, the last 12 of which in the field of animal protein production. International experience since 2014, working on the Southern Cone of South America. Worked as Engineering Manager in the Asia and Pacific region between 2017 and 2019, where he conducted projects in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, India, China, South Korea and Japan. Currently responsible for the development engineering in all of Latin America.

Marcelo Paniago

Veterinarian graduated from the Federal University of Viçosa in 1986, who has been working in the poultry industry for 35 years now. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, he joined the Federal University of Minas Gerais as a substitute professor of Poultry Diseases. In 1993, he joined Agroceres-Ross (now Aviagen do Brasil) where he worked for 10 years. In 2003, he obtained an MBA in Agribusiness from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil) and from Ohio University (USA). In January 2004, he moved to Asia to join Ceva Animal Health Asia Pacific as Regional Technical Manager, and had the opportunity to work with Avian Influenza and Newcastlle Disease for 8.5 years in several affected countries. In July 2012, he was appointed Global Director of Veterinary Services – Poultry at Ceva Santé Animale, France. In 2017, he returned to Asia to coordinate the Veterinary Services group of the continent.

Mario Penz

Agronomist – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1972)

Master’s in Agronomy, specialized in Animal Science – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1976)

PhD in Nutrition – University of California, Davis, USA (1980)

Post-Doctoral degree in Bird Nutrition – University of Georgia, USA (1989)

Professor of the Animal Science Department of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul from 1974 to 2009.

Has given 487 lectures in 30 countries.

Author and co-author of 386 scientific papers and abstracts published in Brazil and abroad.

Global Director of Strategic Accounts at Cargill Animal Nutrition from 2012 until the present.

Mário Sérgio Assayag

Regional Technical Manager for Latin America at Aviagen – 5 years of work with clients and internal processes, from great-grandparents through clients; 16 years of experience with grandparent, breeder and broiler production at BRF and JBS; 6 years of work at Intervet with client technical support.

PhD in Microbiology – Universidade de São Paulo; Specialization in Production Engineering – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from Universidade Federal do Paraná.

Nelva Grando

Veterinary graduated from UFPR/Curitiba, with experience in the field of aviculture and quality at Sadia/BRF for 34 years. Experienced in the field of animal health, biosecurity, and people and project management. Salmonella Prevention and Control Programs throughout the poultry chain, comprising chicken and turkey breeders and broilers and feed factories.

Pedro Rogério

Pedro Rogério, Mechanical Engineer graduated from Universidade Positivo, has been working for more than 14 years in the industry, with experience in the areas of product development, and technical services and sales, always working in leading companies in their sectors. He is currently responsible for Climatization System Sales at Munters Brasil, at the Agriculture (FoodTech) division, in the South and Center-West regions.

Raul Amaral

Master and PhD in Business Management (USP), graduated in Economics (USP) and Food Engineering (Unicamp).
Specialization in Quality Management abroad (AOTS, Japan).
Marketing teacher in Master’s and PhD programs at Insper.
Director of Honne Comunicação e Marketing, a company in the field of marketing and strategy.
Researcher in the field of food trends and innovation.

Ricardo João Santin

Lawyer, specialist in Civil Procedure, Master in Political Science.

President of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).

Prior of this, he was an Executive and Market Director of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF and ABEF).

Vice-President of the International Poultry Council – IPC, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Egg Institute (IOB) and President of the Poultry and Swine Chamber of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and of the IPA/FPA Working Committee.

Member of the External Advisory Committee – CAE of Embrapa Corn and Sorghum, member of the Board of FACTA, Vice-president of the LatinAmerican Poultry Association (ALA), member of the Brazilian Business Coalition (CEB), member of COSAG at FIESP and COAGRO at CNI.

Rogerio Frozza

Veterinarian, ongoing PhD at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

18 years of experience in aviculture.

  • 9 years of experience in large companies, working with chicken and turkey broilers, heavy breeders and hatcheries;
  • 7 years of experience as aviculture specialist for the Brazil operation, focusing on biosecurity and animal health.
  • 2 years of experience as National Technical Manager at Chr. Hansen, focusing on Animal Health.

Sjaak de Wit​

Professor Sjaak de Wit is a veterinarian graduated from Utrecht University, with a PhD in Sciences from the same institution. His work as immunologist and researcher includes quality assurance and credencing of serological tests for avian pathogens, development of tests for applied research, and consultancy for farms, hatcheries, and contracted poultry farmers. He took over as president of the European College of Poultry Sciences in 2016, and is a professor of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University (Netherlands) since 2019.

Terezinha Knöbl

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine (1995), Master’s in Experimental and Comparative Pathology (1999), and PhD in Experimental Epidemiology Applied to Zoonoses (2005), all from the University of São Paulo. She is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the Universidade de São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Comittee for the Test of Sensitivity to Antimicrobials (BrCast – VET). Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Experimental and Comparative Pathology. Recipient of a CNPq Productivity Research Grant level 2. Experienced in the area of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, with emphasis in Zoonoses Epidemiology, mainly working with the following themes: avian diseases, infections caused by enterobacteria, colibacilosis, and factors of bacterial virulence.

Udi Ashash

Veterinarian, Global Technical Director for Vaccines at Phibro

Vamiré Luiz Sens Junior

20 years of experience in Agribusiness, working in meat processing plants and animal and plant production.
Specialization in project management, six sigma, total quality control and continuous improvement
MBA in Agribusiness
Master’s in Animal Welfare
Extensive experience in swine production and agricultural sustainability, working in international settings and with the financial management of large corporate accounts
Currently works as the Executive Manager of Sustainability and ESG at Seara Alimentos

Wanderley Quinteiro Filho

Veterinarian graduated from the University of São Paulo in 2006, Master in Avian Pathology from the University of São Paulo in 2009. PhD in Avian Pathology from the University of São Paulo in 2013.

Post-doctorate in gut health and avian immunology from USP and University of Guelph- Canada (2013-2016). He has worked as a university professor, researcher and consultant. Today he is technical and scientific development manager at Adisseo Latam.