Save-The-Date, 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

6th International Symposium

Please join us June 3-7, 2018 at the Amarillo Embassy Suites for the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management in Amarillo, Texas. This triennial symposium was established in 2005 and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research, educational programs, and technologies available for disinfection, decontamination, depopulation, and disposal. Those who should attend include:

  • Federal and state government stakeholders
  • Veterinarians
  • Academic researchers
  • Extension educators
  • Food and agriculture emergency managers
  • Public health managers
  • Food animal processors
  • Renderers and composters

The Symposium also serves as an opportunity to learn about managing animal tissue (mortalities, products, and by-products) research and education programs. Those who should attend include:

  • Students conducting graduate research carcass disposal, disinfection, and disposal
  • Researchers and educators from academic institutions
  • Anyone interested in research and education to manage mortalities for nuclear disasters, chemical containment of feed, natural disasters, and high consequence livestock diseases

If you would like additional information on the Symposium or have suggestions for topics of interest for international participants please contact me at garyaflory@gmail.com or any other member of the Steering Committee. The 5th International Symposium drew 50 international participants and I want to make sure that the 6th is even more valuable for both our US and international participants.

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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