ICEAS 2021-Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sara Savić. 

Scientific Veterinary Institute “Novi Sad”, Novi Sad, Serbia

Sara Savić, PhD, DVM, is a researcher working in a diagnostic veterinary laboratory within Scientific Veterinary Institute “Novi Sad” in Novi Sad, Serbia. Her main work is based on diagnostics of zoonotic and vector-borne zoonoses. Dr. Savić completed her PhD degree on Diagnostics of Lyme disease in dogs and ticks, and then turned her interests and career towards other vector-borne diseases important for public health. Since 6 years ago she has embraced One Health approach. The significance of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary work has become most interesting during that period of research. Her expertise is in bacterial and parasitic vector-borne zoonoses, especially in blood parasites and One Health. Dr. Savić has published over 200 publications so far as a leading or co-author in different scientific journals or at conferences.

Dr. Diego Romero

University of Murcia, Spain

Dr. Diego Romero was a public health inspector for five years and since 2001 he is a full professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Murcia. Dr. Romero teaches toxicology (wildlife and food) in the veterinary degree. His research is mainly focussed on heavy metal polution and its effect on living organisms. During his career, he has supervised several doctoral theses and has published numerous scientific articles in international journals. For more than 10 years he has been a member of an academic committee of master “Wildlife Management” and has directed several master research projects. In terms of innovation in education, he is the coordinator of a teaching innovation group called «Continuous training in the European Higher Education Area» and has participated in various educational projects; he was awarded the 2009 Open Course Ware Award for the course «Alternative Methods to Animal Testing»

Dr. Delfina Roca.

University of Murcia, Spain

Doctor of Information Management by the University of Murcia (she received the PhD Extraordinary Award for her thesis). Member of the research group ‘Journalism and Social Communication’. She has published papers in high impact journals and book chapters on scientific dissemination in general and, specifically, on new narratives to disseminate science. She is Adjunct professor at Murcia University. She promoted the creation of the UMU’s Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit and, as the Head of office in this unit, she has developed close to 4,000 actions and 32 scientific dissemination projects. She is part of the Analysis-Research Subgroups on Womens’s Dissemination and Visibility in Science belonging to the CRUE Scientific Dissemination and Culture Network.

Dr. Isabel Barranco

University of Bologna, Italy.

Dr. Isabel Barranco is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bologna (Italy). After completing the DVM degree at the University of Murcia (UM), she pursued a MSc in Diagnosis of Reproductive Technology and Veterinary Medicine at UM and a Postgraduate Diploma Degree on Human Assisted Reproduction at the University of Salamanca. After completing a PhD (Excellent Cum Laude, International mention and Extraordinary Award) at the UM in the research group “Animal Reproduction”, she was awarded with a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Girona in the research group “Biotechnology in animal and human reproduction”. She has about 6 years of teaching experience in different subjects of several Courses and Degrees (DVM, Biotechnology Degree, Nursing Degree, MSc Degree in Food Biotechnology…).

Jorge Rivera Gomis, Prof. Mª José Cubero Pablo, Prof. Mª Carmen Gallego Ruiz.

University of Murcia, Spain

Prof. Cubero and Prof. Gallego have 36 years of teaching experience in the Animal Health Department at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Murcia, Spain. The Group for Teaching Innovation “Animal Health Surveillance”, in which the PhD candidate Rivera is an active participant, was created in 2017. The Group has carried our five projects on innovation in education and teaching within the Preventive Medicine and Veterinary Policy subject. The main focus of the Group is on the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the One Health concept in the curriculum of the final year students of the Veterinary Medicine degree. As result of these projects, the Group has generated free access audiovisual materials available in the TV channel of the University of Murcia ( The materials include conferences and talks from invited speakers and students of Preventive Medicine and Veterinary Policy.

Dr. Alberto Pastor

Miguel Hernandez University, Spain

Alberto Pastor Campos, DVM, is the head of Responsible Research Office at Miguel Hernandez University in Spain. His main job is directing an office in charge of research compliance for Miguel Hernandez University staff. He has worked as a designated veterinarian and responsible for animal welfare and has worked in animal facilities for over 10 years. During the last 15 years he has participated as secretary or member of animal and human research ethics committees. In addition, he is the advisor to the Responsible Research channel at training platform and has been directing and training in accreditation courses to work with experimental animals during many years.

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Association

FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, represents common interests in the furtherance of all aspects of laboratory animal science (LAS) in Europe and beyond. FELASA puts the 3Rs of Laboratory Animal Science ‘Replacement, Reduction and Refinement’ centre stage. FELASA advocates responsible scientific conduct with animals in the life sciences with particular emphasis on ensuring animal welfare.

Education and training is a key aspect of FELASA’s mission to support professional competence in personnel working with animals, the implementation of the 3Rs leading to the conduct of ethical and high quality science and the mobility of researchers within the EU. For more information see Felasa > Education & Training

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