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Lecture series Erasmus

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Engage, Learn, Discover: A Series of Insightful Lectures


Join us for a captivating series of lectures featuring esteemed expert and researcher Jennifer Ketzis. Prepare to expand your knowledge and delve into the fascinating world of parasitology, drug regulations, and study design. This exceptional opportunity will empower you with valuable insights and pave the way for future advancements in the field.


Lecture 1: Anthelmintic Resistance Status in Small Ruminants on St. Kitts – Assessment and Options for the Future (Mon, 10 July:   12:00-13:00)

Embark on a journey to uncover the current status of anthelmintic resistance in small ruminants on the captivating island of St. Kitts. Discover innovative approaches to assess and combat this emerging challenge. Gain invaluable knowledge on the future possibilities to safeguard the health and well-being of these animals.


Lecture 2: From Veterinary to Human Parasitology – Lessons Learned (Research with Trichuris and Strongyloides in the Caribbean) (Wed, 12 July:   09:00-10:00)

Immerse yourself in the intersection of veterinary and human parasitology as we explore the intriguing world of Trichuris and Strongyloides. Unearth captivating lessons learned from extensive research conducted in the Caribbean region. Expand your understanding of these parasitic diseases and their implications for both animals and humans.


Lecture 3: Drug Regulations and Study Design – EMA Registration Process, Efficacy Study Design (Wed, 12 July:   10:00-11:00)

Navigate the intricate realm of drug regulations and study design as we shed light on the EMA (European Medicines Agency) registration process. Gain comprehensive insights into the requirements, procedures, and critical aspects of efficacy study design. Elevate your understanding of the regulatory landscape and unlock the key to successful drug development.


Lecture 4: Considerations in the Conduct of Meta-analyses and Systematic Reviews (Thu, 13 July:   12:00-13:00)

Unlock the power of knowledge synthesis with a deep dive into the art of conducting meta-analyses and systematic reviews. Explore the crucial considerations, methodologies, and best practices that underpin these invaluable research tools. Enhance your ability to critically analyze and interpret scientific literature with confidence.

About Jennifer
Dr. Jennifer Ketzis received her PhD from Cornell University, where she focused on international livestock production and the use of medicinal plants to control Haemonchus contortus in goats. In 2001, after completing a postdoc investigating secondary plant compounds as sources of endo- and ecto-parasiticides, she took a position at Novartis Animal Health in Switzerland working on the development of natural-based products for dogs, cats and livestock. She then became an international project leader, leading teams in the development of ecto- and endo-parasiticides for dogs. Missing diagnostics and laboratory work, Dr. Ketzis decided to leave Novartis Animal Health and join Charles River Laboratories, Ireland, where she established a parasitology laboratory. She worked with several pharmaceutical companies designing and managing GLP and GCP ecto- and endo-parasite efficacy studies, completing over 70 regulatory studies, working with flies, lice, mites, ticks, nematodes and trematodes in poultry, horses, cattle, sheep, dogs and cats. In 2012, Dr. Ketzis returned to academia and joined Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) where she teaches parasitology, clinical reasoning skills and One Health courses. From 2017 to 2022, she served as the coordinator of the MSc and Certificate One Health Programs. She currently is the Chair of the RUSVM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, is the Secretary of the Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites (TroCCAP) and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. She also teaches in the Master of Professional Studies, Veterinary Parasitology program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research Is focused on diagnostic methods and regional parasites.