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Registration Now Open for New Meat and Poultry Research Conference

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scientific Forum Slated for Fall 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Tom Super, tsuper@meatinstitute.org, 202-587-4238

Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2011) — Registration is now open for the Meat and Poultry Research Conference, to be held November 1-2, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri.

This new conference will bring together trade associations and professional societies whose members fund and conduct meat and poultry research on behalf of the industry.

Attendees will discuss research priorities, share research results and look at future needs in an effort to improve the industry’s overall research program.

The conference will feature educational sessions and guest speakers addressing a number of important and timely topics related to livestock production, product quality, human health and nutrition and food safety. Scheduled topics of discussion include research focused presentations about the science behind antibiotic resistance and antimicrobials, analysis of flavor profiles and shelf life, control strategies for Salmonella and Campylobacter, and more.

The Meat and Poultry Research Conference is co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF), U.S. Poultry Foundation, Beef Checkoff, Pork Checkoff,, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Poultry Science Association and American Meat Science Association (AMSA).

Registration for members is $300 before October 7 and $250 for three members or more. After October 7, member registration is $350 and $300 for three members or more. Students may register for a special rate of $75. Registration for government/academia is $250 and non-member registration is $675.

For more information and to register, go to  http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/d/sp/i/69917/pid/69917 or contact AMI’s Vice President of Education and Professional Development Marie Ternieden, Ed.D. at MTernieden@meatinstitute.org.

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