Purina Institute Breakfast Session

Dietary intervention in dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease

Date: Friday 4 September | 07.45-08.45 | During the symposium, a creative breakfast will be served to all attendees.
Registration fee: Free of charge
CCIB - Room to be confirmed
Registration: CCIB congress Centre Foyer ECVIM-CA Congress registration desk  and online pre-registration via ECVIM-CA Congress registration

The Purina Institute aims to be a leader in science education through sharing relevant scientific findings and groundbreaking research in companion animal nutrition with the global veterinarian community. With this goal, the Purina Institute organizes the Purina Institute Scientific Breakfast as part of the next ECVIM annual congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The Purina Institute Scientific Breakfast
With the objective to shape the conversation of how nutrition can make a difference in the most frequent heart diseases affecting dogs.

Our invited speaker will share with us his perspectives around this novel discovery. 
Dr. Johnny Li, PhD. “Dietary intervention in dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease”

Dr. Johnny Li is a Senior Research Scientist at Nestlé Purina PetCare Company in St. Louis. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Xiamen University in China, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied molecular signaling and cellular communications. Dr. Li joined Nestlé Purina after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D. In his current research, he applies nutrigenomic approaches to study common chronic diseases in dogs and cats.


About the Purina Institute
The Purina Institute is a global professional organization with a mission to advance nutrition science to help pets live better, longer lives. As the voice of Purina’s science, the Purina Institute represents a diverse team of more than 500 scientists and pet care experts around the world. The Purina Institute shares Purina’s groundbreaking research and latest scientific findings in pet nutrition so veterinarians and other pet professionals can make nutrition a foundational element of their conversations with pet owners.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare
Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.