6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

Animal mortality management plays a huge role in the response to outbreaks of animal diseases and natural disasters.  Since 2005 one of the best places to share research and learn from the experiences of others has been the International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management.  As Co-Chair of the Steering Committee I am happy to announce the dates for the 6th International Symposium.  Please join us June 3-7, 2018 at the Amarillo Embassy Suites for the 6th International Symposium in Amarillo, Texas. This triennial symposium is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research, educational programs, and technologies available for disinfection, decontamination, depopulation, and disposal.

The 5th Symposium drew attendees for all over the United States and around 50 international participants.  We hope to provide an agenda for that 6th Symposium that draws even more international participants.  Have a suggestion for a topic?  Let me know.

Those who should attend include: government stakeholders, veterinarians, academic researchers, extension educators, food and agriculture emergency managers, public health managers, food animal processors, renderers and composters.

For more information visit http://animalmortmgmt.org/

Published by gafloryconsulting

Gary Flory is an independent adviser who has consulted, written guidance, conducted research and given presentations to national and international audiences on counter-agroterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, carcass disposal, One Health and foreign animal disease response. Gary was deployed to the Midwest on 5 separate occasions in support of USDA’s efforts to control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks and was a lead author of USDA’s Mortality Composting Protocol for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks. Gary has written for a number of journals including recent articles on counter-agroterrorism, the weaponization of emerging infectious diseases and biosurveillance for the journal Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Warfare. He frequently shares his expertise at conferences and training events across the country and around the globe including recent events in Azerbaijan and Malaysia. Gary participates in a variety of working groups including the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Agricultural Workgroup; Virginia Poultry Disease Taskforce; Animal Health Quadrilateral Meeting of the Emergency Management Task Group & Disposal, Destruction & Disinfection Network; BioWatch Extended Veterinary Network; and the Virginia Catastrophic Livestock Mortality Taskforce. He was recently awarded the Agency Star award by the Governor of Virginia for his community service and leadership on animal disease response and agroterrorism.

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