Emergency Carcass Management Webinar

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::


Dear Colleagues,

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

 (Please check here for your timezones- this is local time in Italy)


To join the  webinar please click the above link, from 10 minutes prior to the start.

When prompted, please select “Enter as guest” and type your name and country in the box provided.

Instructions for joining the webinar

You will need earphones or speakers connected to your computer so that you can hear the presentation, and a reasonable internet connection. Please note that it is also possible to connect on a smartphone or tablet device. In this case you will be prompted to download an app when you click the above link.

To check that your computer is set up to connect to the webinar, please click connection test.

Please note that if you are not able to join the webinar live, a recording will be made available later.


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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