Keynote speakers


1. Aruna Ambagala

Address: 1015, Arlington Street, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3M4, Canada

Tel: 204-789-2013 (Office); 204-789-2089 (Lab)


    Dr. Aruna Ambagala is the Section Head at the Mammalian Diseases Unit at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD), Winnipeg, Canada.    NCFAD is one of OIE Reference Laboratories for classical swine fever, and the Canadian National Reference laboratory for African swine fever.

    Dr. Ambagala received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Sri Lanka in 1994 and his PhD degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, USA in 2003. After completing post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, he joined the CFIA in 2010.

    Dr. Ambagala also hold adjunct appointments at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine-University of Calgary, Department of Biological Sciences-University of Lethbridge and Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

    Title of his presentation: “ASF and CSF diagnostics and research at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Winnipeg, Canada”

2. Kyu-Shik Jeong:

Address: #80 Daehakro, Buk-gu, Daegu City 41566, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea.


Mobile: 82-10-8812-1258,

    Dr. Kyu-Shik Jeong received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine(DVM)(1988) at Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea. He took Ph.D(1997) in a combined program with National Institute of Healths (N.I.H), Bethesda, USA and was trained as a Post-doctoral fellow(Forgaty Visiting Fellow, 1991-1995) at National Institute of Health(N.I.H), Bethesda, U.S.A and was appointed as a Principal Investigator(Forgaty Visiting Scientist, 1998-2000). Finally, he was also trained in a Residency program with combined Armed Forces Institute of Pathology(A.F.I.P), Washington D.C, U.S.A. He worked at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology(KRICT) as a Research Scientist(1988-1991) and Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) as a Senior Research Scientist(1995-1998, and 2000-2001), at Daedeok Innopolis, former Daedeok Science Town, Daejon City, Republic of Korea, developing new AIDS drugs, anti-hepatitis B drugs and anti-hypertensive drugs, and also establishing animal disease models(inflammation & fibrosis) for human beings.

    He was appointed as a Professor and Head of Department of Pathology and Diagnostic Pathology at the same time in 2001. Then he was appointed as a Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine(2016-2018) and division director in teaching animal hospital, Kyungpook National University, Daegu City, Republic of Korea. He extended his academic area as an Adjunct Professor at the Kyungpook National University Hospital(2016-2019) and College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University(NCSU), Raleigh, U.S.A(2012-to the present).

He is the founder and the Director of Stem cell Therapeutic Research Institute, Kyungpook National University(2010), and he organized first conference of Asian Society of Veterinary Pathology(ASVP) which consists of 11 other Asian countries as Secretary General. He also served 2 years(2015-2016) as the President of Korea Society of Veterianry Pathology(KSVP), and is a board director of Korean College of Veterinary Pathology(KCVP) for 10 years(2013-2023). He served as an editorial board member in Cell Transplantation(U.S.A), Veterinary Pathology(U.S.A), Anti-Cancer Research(Greece), In Vivo(Greece), Journal of Veterinary Science(Korea).

    He peer-reviewed domestic-and international journal and served as a board member of C.L. Davis Foundation(2017-2023) ,U.S.A, associating with committee/editorial /academic members around 100 fields and being awarded from around 30 intra- and extramural society. He published 1,070 publications including scientific papers(SCI/SCIE&etc), patents, conference communications, books, research report, and technical transfer. He was also invited as an invited speaker, a speaker of plenary talks, and an invited chair from all over the world(Harvard, Stanford, Duke, North Carolina, NIH, AFIP., USC, Baylor, Japan(TMIG), and Quebeck(Laval)/Canada, etc) numerous times.

    His works have been cited more than 5712 times in Google Scholar and 38 h-index. Also, his papers were recorded more than 3 times for BRIC-Han-Bit Record.