I am pleased to be presenting on emergency carcass management during a webinar sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The webinar is scheduled for October 4, 2017. Additional details follow:
On behalf of Dr Eran Raizman
Emergency carcass management: risk reduction and environmental Sustainability
Webinar:: 4th October 2017 14hrs CET::
You are invited to participate in this webinar which discusses risks and challenges associated with managing infected animal carcasses resulting from animal disease outbreaks, such as avian influenza or foot and mouth disease virus. The presentations will cover traditional carcass management approaches, such as burning and burial, and how those approaches have had adverse impacts when used on a large scale. The webinar will also details the physical and chemical mechanisms related to burial which can have severe public health consequences, depending on the specific location, and also indicates how the consequences can be mitigated through engineering design. Most importantly, the presentation covers lessons learned from other countries, including the US experience during the 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the mid-Western US. The webinar will conclude with a summary of strategies to reduce the identified risks.
About the presenters:
Lori P. Miller, PE is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of experience managing a variety of projects and programs aimed at reducing environmental impacts from industrial, military, and government activities. She oversees research and development activities so the findings can inform policy.
Gary Flory is the Agricultural Program Manager for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. In this role, Gary provides leadership on numerous issues surrounding the nexus of agriculture, the environment and public health. Gary also founded G.A. Flory Consulting, a global consulting firm, to help clients with a range of services including animal disease and natural disaster response, agricultural emergency planning, emergency response training and public speaking, Additionally, Gary is the chair of the Animal Health Quadrilateral Meeting of the Emergency Management Task Group & Disposal, Destruction & Disinfection (QUADS 3D) Network.
4th October 2017 at 14:00 CET
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