The supporters of ESLAV-ECLAM Summer School 2023






We are happy to share the speakers of the ESLAV-ECLAM 2023 Summer School here! 



Elizabeth Nunamaker, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW

Dr. Elizabeth Nunamaker received the PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2006 from University of Michigan, and the DVM degree from Purdue University in 2010.  She is also double boarded by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW). In addition to training residents for both colleges, her career has focused on the welfare of laboratory animal species.  She has numerous publications on topics ranging from analgesia and anesthesia to refined handling practices and cumulative endpoints.  Dr. Nunamaker is a member of the Global Animal Welfare and Training team at Charles River Laboratories, serving as the Director of Animal Welfare. In this role, she works closely with Charles River sites across the globe to identify risk and implement methods that improve animal welfare practices. She is also currently the President of the 3Rs Collaborative where she is focused on spreading refined mouse handling practices and developing a 3Rs certification program for those working in animal research. Her current research interests include implementation of practical 3Rs approaches and improving study design to minimize sex bias and improve animal welfare.



Joaquim Segales
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Joaquim Segalés is a full professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain) and a researcher at the IRTA-CReSA, a BSL3 research institute located at the campus of UAB. He is also diagnostician at the Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Service at the UAB since 1996. He became a diplomate for the European College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2000 and for the European College of Porcine Health Management in 2004. He has been working on infectious diseases and animal models since 1993, especially regarding diseases of swine; from 2014 onwards, he has been also involved in zoonotic coronavirus (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2) research. Dr Segalés is a co-author of more than 400 international peer-reviewed publications.




Cory Brayton
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr Brayton is a veterinary pathologist and scientist, a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). She served as the 2014 ACVP president and served on ACLAM’s examination committee. She is an associate professor and phenotyping core director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She has been involved in research and teaching as a scientist, collaborator, pathologist, clinical veterinarian, attending veterinarian, IACUC member, and laboratory director in medical schools and academic institutions for more than 30 years, and has long-standing interests in genetic, infectious and other influences on animals and research.






Kathleen Pritchett-Corning, DVM, DACLAM

Dr Pritchett-Corning is an Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Office of Animal Resources at the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the University of Washington. She has more than 30 years of experience in laboratory animal science and medicine, with a focus on animal-based husbandry research. Dr Pritchett-Corning received her BS and her DVM from Washington State University and completed her post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Washington.  She has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, including chapters in the 3rd edition of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and 5 volumes of the Charles River Handbook series. Dr Pritchett-Corning received the AALAS Pravin Bhatt Scientific Excellence Award in 2015. She is the Chair of the Laboratory Animal Working Group of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia and a member of the AVMA Panel on Depopulation, as well as a member of the FELASA Working Group on Health Monitoring, and the joint AALAS/FELASA Working Group on Health Monitoring of Rodents for Animal Transfer. Dr Pritchett-Corning has held positions at the University of Washington, the Jackson Laboratory, and Charles River.





Valentina Busin

Valentina graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Turin, Italy, in 2007 and worked in mixed and farm animal practices for 3 years, before undertaking a farm animal residency and obtaining the Diploma for the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management in 2014. She subsequently completed a mechanical engineering PhD program jointly between Moredun and Heriot-Watt University on point-of-care diagnostics. She is a European-recognised specialist in small ruminant medicine and the current president of the European College of Small-Ruminant Health Management (ECSRHM). She has worked as a senior clinician in disease investigation and surveillance at the University of Glasgow. She is now a veterinary consultant and has joined the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) as a capacity development and learning specialist for the control of transboundary diseases. Her interests focus on small ruminants, food security, livestock medicine and production, animal disease diagnostics and surveillance.





Gidona Goodman DVM MSc (wild animal health) MRCVS

University of Edinburgh

Gidona Goodman is a named veterinary surgeon and a lecturer in wildlife health and conservation medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She has been at the University in a variety of roles for over 20 years.  These included teaching under graduate and post graduate courses, clinical duties at the hospital for small animals exotic animal and wildlife unit, clinical duties at Edinburgh Zoo and veterinary support for a number of conservation projects. As a named veterinary surgeon she focusses on aquatic, avian and unconventional rodents species used for research in a laboratory setting and in the wild.



Nuno Pereira

Nuno M. Pereira graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and started working in a small animal clinic and with wild animals, namely Iberian Wolves. Twenty-five years ago, started focusing on aquatic animal medicine holding the position of designated veterinary at the public aquarium, Oceanário de Lisboa.  Besides ornamental fish medicine, since 2006, also started working in aquatic animal research facilities as the designated veterinary, currently, assisting 3 aquatic fish facilities situated in Lisbon (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciências – IGC, Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida – ISPA and IMM – Molecular Medicine Institute). There, his main focus is in supporting design and execution of the health control program. These facilities work not only with zebrafish and mozambique-tilapia but also with several other fish species and amphibians. He published several articles and chapters in scientific journals and books, including the FELASA-AALAS’ research fish health monitoring guidelines. Since 2005 he is an invited Lecturer at the Veterinary Faculty/Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon, teaching fish medicine and conservation medicine.