I3s2018 - 24, 25, 26 September 2018 - Saint Malo (France)
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International Symposium Salmonella and Salmonellosis

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Santé Publique France
Institut Pasteur


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Monday 24th September 2018


7.30 – 9.00 Welcome and registration


9.00 – 9.30 Opening ceremony

by Pierre COLIN, chairmen of the Organizing Committee and Dr Jean-Claude DESENCLOS, Deputy director for Science, General Directorate, French Public Health Agency


9.30 – 12.00 Session 1. Interactions between hosts, microbiota and Salmonella

Chairpersons: A.J. Baumler (USA) and P. Velge (France)


9.30 – 10.00 Keynote : The pyromaniac inside you: Salmonella metabolism is the host gut.
Andreas J. Baumler (USA)


10.00 – 10.45 Oral communications

Bioluminescent Salmonella Strains to Study Host - Pathogen Interaction in Chicken

Wolfgang Koester (Canada)


Virulence classification of phylogenetically distinct Salmonella enterica serovars using different cell-based assays and the murine systemic infection model.
France Daigle (Canada).


Structure and function of chicken gut microbiota.
Ivan Rychlik (Czech Republic).


10.45 – 11.30 Coffee break and poster session


10.30 – 12.00 Oral communications

Salmonella shedding levels are related to the chicken gut microbiota composition.
Florent Kempf (France).


Cellulases of Salmonella Typhimurium and their role in Salmonella-plant interactions.
Sima Yaron (Israel).


12..00 – 13.30 Lunch


13.30 – 15.30 Session 2. Ecology and epidemiology along the food chain

Chairpersons: A. Ricci (Italy) and M. Chemaly (France)


13.30 – 14.00 Keynote: Persistence of Salmonella spp. along the food chain: examples and reasons of a successful story.
Antonia Ricci (Italy)

14.00 – 15.30 Oral communications 

Where, and How You Sample Really Does Matter ? 

Helen Crabb (Australia). 


Iron-acquisition genes and siderophore production are induced by Salmonella Enteritidis in egg white at temperatures around the natural body temperature of hens.

Louis Julien (United Kingdom). 


Ecology of Salmonella spp. and antimicrobial resistance in a pig slaughterhouse.

Arnaud Bridier (France).


Salmonella Infantis in Austria.

Peter Mitsch (Austria). 


Investigation on Salmonella spp. in the cattle production in France.

Laetitia Bonifait (France). 


Do Invasive and Alien Turtles account for vector of Salmonella spp.?

Olga Goławska (Poland).


15.30 – 16.30 Coffee break and poster session


16.30 18.00 Session 3. Risk assessment and control

Chairpersons: R. Pouillot (Unites States of America)  and J.C. Augustin (France)


16.30 – 17.00 Keynote: Salmonella dose-response: anything new since 2002?
Régis Pouillot (Unites States of America)


17.00 – 18.00 Oral communications

Machine learning is a potentially innovative method for source attribution using next generation sequencing data: case of Salmonella Typhimurium.

Nanna Munck (Denmark).


Microbiological risk assessment of salmonellosis linked to the consumption of blue veined cheese.

Valérie Michel (France).


Assessing case-finding capacity in the evaluation of Salmonella surveillance in Swedish cattle.

Estelle Ågren (Sweden).


Priority measures to control Salmonella in the French pig industry: Review on the efficacy of measures and quantitative microbiological risk assessment for Salmonella spp. in pig.

Benedicter Peyrat (France).


 19.00 – 23.00 Official Cocktail and dinner





Tuesday 25th September 2018


9.15 – 12.00 Session 4. Antimicrobial resistance

Chairpersons: V. Burrus (Canada) and A. Cloeckaert (France)


9.15 – 9.45 Keynote: Dissemination of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella spp.: Interplay between IncC conjugative plasmids and Salmonella spp. genomic island 1.
Vincent Burrus (Canada)


9.45 – 10.30 Oral Communications

The use of a combined bioinformatics approach to locate antibiotic resistance genes on plasmids from whole genome sequences of Salmonella enterica from humans in Ghana.

Egle Kudirkiene (Denmark).


The persistence of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium in a poultry population with no antimicrobial selection pressure.

Helen Crabb (Australia).


Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis from food and human infections, Switzerland, 2010-2015: Poultry-related multidrug resistant clones and an emerging ESBL producing clonal lineage.

Guido Bloemberg (Switzerland). 


10.30 – 11.30 Coffee break and poster session


11.30 – 12.00 Oral communications

Diversity, invasiveness and antimicrobial resistance in non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica isolated from humans in Australia, 1979-2015.

Mary Valcanis (Australia).


Changes in susceptibility to antibiotics in epidemic Salmonella enterica serovars after exposure to simulated gastrointestinal conditions in chicken breast.

Marciane Magnani (Brazil).


12.00 – 13.30 Lunch



13.30 – 15.15 Session 5. Whole Genome Sequencing

Chairpersons: A. Mather (United Kingdom) and F.X. Weill (France)


13.30 – 14.00 Keynote: Genomic insights into Salmonella sources and spread through sequencing



14.00 – 15.15 Oral communications

How the integration of whole genome sequencing and epidemiological data is being used in outbreak detection and investigation of Salmonella outbreaks in England.

Lesley Larkin (United Kingdom). 


EnteroBase: Database and GUIs for dealing with all the sequenced genomes of Salmonella, Escherichia, Clostridiodes, Yersinia, and Moraxella.

Mark Achtman (United Kingdom). 


Global diversity of Salmonella Infantis.

Jennifer Mattock (United Kingdom).


Genome diversity of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serotype Derby from animal to human: polyphyletic structure, specific host-association and sporadic cases source attribution.

Sabrina Cadel Six (France).


A retrospective whole-genome-based study of Salmonella Dublin isolated from cattle and humans in Denmark, 1996-2015.

Egle Kudirkiene (Denmark).


15.15 – 16.15 Coffee break and poster session



16.15 – 18.15 Session 6. Detection and Characterization

Chairpersons: B. Malorny (Germany) and A. Brisabois (France)


16.15 – 16.45 Keynote: Recent developments of molecular methods for the detection and characterization of Salmonella spp. in the age of whole-genome sequencing.
Burkhard Malorny (Germany)


16.45 – 18.00 Oral communications

Can we harmonise incubation temperatures of 35-37°C for detection of Salmonella spp.?

Kirsten Mooijman (The Netherlands).


SeqSero2: rapid and improved Salmonella serotype determination using whole genome sequencing data.

Xiangyu Deng (USA).


Combination of multiplex oligonucleotide ligation-PCR methods using a liquid bead suspension array for the geno-serotyping of the most common Salmonella in Belgium.

Mathieu Gand (Belgium).


Comparison of genotypic and phenotypic Salmonella serotyping for surveillance and outbreak investigations: resolving conflicts and proposals for the future.

John Nash (Canada).


Biofilm forming ability of Salmonella enterica serovars isolated from pig and poultry production environments.

Claire Oaster (United Kingdom).


Wednesday 26th September 2018



8.45 – 12.15 Session 7. Epidemiology and Public health

Chairpersons: P.M. Griffin (U.S.A) and N. Jourdan-Da Silva (France)


8.45 – 9.15 Keynote: Successes and challenges in control of human Salmonella infections in the United States Patricia M. Griffin (USA)


9.15 – 10.00 Oral Communications

Challenges and opportunities presented by use of whole genome sequencing in a national outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in the UK. 

Lesley Larkin (United Kingdom).


Utilising molecular surveillance and case travel data for Salmonella Enteritidis to estimate burden of travel-acquired infections and aid hypothesis generation in outbreak investigations.

Jacquelyn McCormick (United Kingdom).


Salmonella Enteritidis in egg laying hens flocks, Poland, 2016-2017 – WGS of farm isolates for infection source identification.

Dariusz Wasyl (Poland).

10.00 – 10.45 Coffee break and poster session


10.45 – 12.15 Oral communications

Genomic Surveillance of Salmonella Enteritidis reveals emergence of new epidemic clone circulating in European poultry industry.

Tim Dallman (United Kingdom).

Nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Agona associated with internationally distributed infant milk products, France, 2017.

Nelly Fournet (France). 


Occurrence of Salmonella in raw pet food: UK trends over 10 years.

Joanna Lawes (United Kingdom).

Epidemiology of Non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteraemia and antimicrobial resistance patterns in England (2004-2015).

Gauri Godbole (United Kingdom). 


Increased colon cancer risk after severe Salmonella infection.

Lapo Mughini-Gras (The Netherlands).


Effects of reduced typing coverage for routine Salmonella surveillance in France.

Mikhail Churakov (France).


12.15 - 12.45 Closing ceremony :

-  Scientific remarks

-  Conclusion





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