2017 National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Programs (NASAAEP) Summit

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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!

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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