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Whole Genome Sequencing

April 20 - 21, 2016
Arlington, VA

Online Registration Now Open

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Hilton Crystal City at Washington Raegan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA, 22202

Online Hotel Reservations

About the Event

The primary meat and poultry research funding groups will be holding a private, invitation-only meeting April 20 - 21, 2016 in Arlington, VA to discuss whole genome sequencing. As you know, the regulatory agencies and public health authorities have established whole genome sequencing (WGS) as the newest technology for use in addressing threats to public health and enhancing the safety of our nation’s food supply. Dialogue between these agencies and industry representatives regarding the application of this technology and the management of data generated is needed. In an effort to gain an understanding of the current application, future goals and bioinformatics initiatives linked to WGS, a meeting has been planned that will catalyze these discussions.


April 20, 2016

12:30 pm 1:00 pm - Registration
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Education
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Break
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Education

April 21, 2016

7:00 am - 8:00 am - Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am - Education
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 am - 1:00 pm - Education
1:00 pm - Adjourn

Workshop Location and Housing

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Raegan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

To Make Reservations:

Call the Hilton Crystal City directly at 1-800-695-7551 and reference the "NMI group code"for the North American Meat Institute room block. The cutoff date to make reservations is Wednesday,March 23, 2016.

Reservations requested after this date will be based upon availability. The negotiated rate is $199 per night for single or double occupancy.

You can secure your online reservations here.

If you have questions or need assistance with your registrations please contact Robin Troy at 202-587-4242.

Special Accommodations

All NAMI and Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education educational programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please let us know your needs in advance if you require special accommodations or auxiliary aids. Please contact us for more information.