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European Poultry Conference 2018

17-21 September 2018

Join us for a thought-provoking seminar on the connection between nutrition and gastrointestinal health

DuPont Customer Seminar and Dinner at the 2018 European Poultry Conference

18 September, 2018 | 18:30hrs CET
Hotel Valamar Lacroma Resort
Dubrovnik, Croatia

See below for full program, speaker information, and to register.



Uncover new insights in poultry nutrition and gut health science through the interaction between gut and immune function, nutrition and the microbiome

Through the lens of Nutribiosis℠, DuPont is working to develop both animal nutrition and health solutions – backed by credible scientific evidence and clearly demonstrated effectiveness – that enable producers to improve animal performance, increase liveability and support welfare in the face of increasing pressure to reduce or remove antibiotics from production systems.

Within the context of this new area of science, esteemed speakers will cover a wide range of topics aimed to arm both nutritionists and veterinarians with the latest insights in poultry nutrition & gut health science.

Spaces are limited, so please register via the form below to attend this exclusive event.

DuPont Seminar at European Poultry Conference 2018



Welcome Reception


"Limestone Quality and its Implications for Phytase Efficacy in Broilers" 
Dr Peter Plumstead | Technical Director, Chemuniqué


"Poultry Gut Health in 2018 - a Holistic View" 
Maarten De Gussem, DVM | Poultry Consultant, Vetworks


"Nutribiosis: Can you grow animals with no antibiotics...ever?" 
Dr Jordon Gruber | Global Technical Marketing Consultant, Animal Health, DuPont


Dr Anne-Marie Debicki-Garnier | EMEA Technical Services, Animal Nutrition, DuPont


Closing remarks



Our Guest Speakers

 Dr Peter Plumstead

Dr Peter Plumstead

Dr Peter Plumstead completed his B.Sc. Agric (Hons) degree from Pretoria University, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition and Poultry Science from North Carolina State University.

Dr Plumstead has a diverse range of experience, both as a research Scientist as well as in applied aspects of Poultry Nutrition and Management. He started his career as a commercial nutritionist with the Meadow Feeds Group, the largest feed producer in South Africa. From 2007 to 2014 he also spent 7 years working as Senior Scientist, Global Enzyme R&D for DuPont leading the enzyme development and application research of several commercially available enzymes. Peter moved back to South Africa in 2014, spending two years as Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria. He currently serves as Technical Director of Chemunique, adjunct Associate Professor at University of New England, and as a global nutrition consultant with a focus on the application of management and nutritional strategies that improve the efficiency of poultry production.



Maarten De Gussem is native from Flanders, Belgium. He received his DVM from University of Ghent (2000), thesis was performed on Infectious Bursal Disease Virus at the University of Arkansas, USA.

After gaining experience as poultry field vet in a large poultry veterinarian group practice, DEGUDAP, in France, The Netherlands and Belgium Maarten joined Janssen, as Global Poultry Technical Manager in 2001, servicing all major poultry producers on all continents, with focus on coccidiosis, gut health, helminthosis, histomonosis and red mite. In 2006, he was asked to join Alpharma Animal Health as Technical Manager for EMEA, gained responsibility over Global Business Development, dealing mainly with (alternative and classic) growth promoters, gut health, coccidiosis, and therapeutic antimicrobials. In 2009, Maarten founded VETWORKS, servicing the poultry industry with a global team of specialists, providing support on poultry health topics all over the world, with focus on mycoplasmosis, general gut health and coccidiosis.


Please complete the form to reserve your place:


We recommend you register in a timely fashion as the event is filling up quickly. Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email as we move closer to the event. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Elena Venho.

We look forward to welcoming you in Dubrovnik!

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