I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the country’s premiere conference for responders to animal disasters being held next week in Gulfport, Mississippi. The 2017 NASAAEP Summit provides a forum for personnel and organizations working on emergency management of pets and livestock to meet, network, and obtain the latest technical information for animal response.
I will be delivering three presentations:
- In-House Composting Field Exercise for Broiler Breeder Operations;
- Aboveground Burial of Animal Carcasses Following a Disease Outbreak or Natural Disaster: An Alternative to Traditional Burial Pits; and
- The Evolution of Composting from a Novelty to the Main Carcass Disposal Method of the 2015 US HPAI Outbreak.
Please join us December 5 – 7, 2017 to:
- Learn critical mission-specific best practices pertaining to key animal emergency response and support tasks;
- Learn best practices pertaining to integration of animal issues into the whole of emergency management at the Local, State, Territorial, Tribal, and National level;
- Share information supporting planning efforts, including organizing and supporting State and Local animal emergency response capabilities including State Animal Response Teams (SARTs) or similar programs and veterinary medical reserve programs;
- Communicate mechanisms for disaster resource mobilization via Federal, Local, Non-governmental sources, State, Territorial, and Tribal sources; and
- Secure commitments to take needed next steps to ensure continued progress in animal emergency management meeting the Federal requirements set forth in the PETS Act.
I hope to see you there!