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IARC Briefing Added to NAMI Annual Meeting and Outlook Conference Networking Breakfast

Friday, October 30, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute will add a panel discussing the recent International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) classification of red and processed meats as cancer hazards during a networking breakfast on November 4, 2015, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. The breakfast is part of the Meat Institute's inaugural Annual Meeting and Outlook Conference . The panel will feature NAMI's Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs Pete Thomson and Vice President of Scientific Affairs Betsy Booren, Ph.D. The session will provide an overview of IARC's decision, its implications and the Institute's ongoing efforts to respond to and share resources with the media and consumers. NAMI staff also will answer questions about the decision and ongoing efforts from session attendees.

Registration remains open to attend the Meat Institute's inaugural Annual Meeting and Outlook Conference , scheduled to take place November 2-5, 2015, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will feature a comprehensive education program, several committee meetings and a joint NAMI/Canadian Meat Council Board of Directors meeting. Education sessions will cover regulatory, legislative, nutrition, food safety and economic topics, as well as communications and crisis management strategies. Meat Institute members will have an opportunity to visit Congressional offices to discuss issues important to their businesses and to the meat and poultry industry. A preliminary agenda is available here . For additional information regarding the conference or the induction ceremony, contact Sabrina Moore at 202/587-4204 or smoore@meatinstitute.org.

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