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Animal Care & Handling Conference

October 18-19, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 am
Pre-Conference Session
Beef and Pork Track Poultry Track
The ABCs of Animal Handling
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Colorado State University
The ABCs of Poultry Handling
Dallas Wynn, Sr. Manager of Animal Wellbeing, Tyson Foods
8:15 – 8:20 am
Welcome and Introductions
Paula Alexander, AWB Manager, Tyson Foods and NAMI Animal Welfare Committee Chairman
8:20 – 9:15 am
Two Decades of Animal Welfare Science: Advancements, Opportunities, and Implications
Candace Croney, Ph.D., Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science, Professor, Animal Behavior and Well-Being, Purdue University
9:15 – 10:15 am
Consumer Perceptions in Animal Welfare
Moderated by Anne-Marie Roerink, Principle and Founder, 210 Analytics
10:30 – 11:45 am
Activist Activities: Lessons Learned
Michelle Pardo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP,
Cindy Buckmaster, PhD, Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine
1:45 – 3:00 pm
Policy and Enforcement Update: FSIS and CFIA
Dr. Quita Bowman-Blackwell, Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
Adil Abdalla DVM, MS, District Veterinary Medical Specialist, Dallas District Office, FSIS, USDA
Barbara Scherzinger, DVM, National Program Specialist, Animal Welfare, Meat Hygiene Program, Policy and Program Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
3:15 – 5:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Pork and Beef Track Audit Track Poultry Track
3:15- 4:30 pm
Stunning and Determining Insensibility
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Colorado State University
3:15 – 3:45 pm
Writing and Certifying Audits
Collette Kaster, Executive Director, Professional Animal Auditor Cetification Organization (PACCO)
3:15 – 3:45 pm
Conversion to CO2 Stunning
Roger Draft, Humane Aire
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Stunner Maintenance and Demonstration
Chuck Bildstein, Product Specialist, Bunzl
3:45- 4:15 pm
Strategic Use of Audit Data
Erika Empting, Animal Welfare & On Farm Certification Specialist, Smithfield Foods
3:45 – 4:30 pm
Defining Poultry Welfare Indicators and Their Use in a Progressive Welfare Index
Ken Opengart, VP, Global Sustainability and Animal Welfare, Keystone Foods
  4:15-5:15 pm
All About Audits: Frequently Asked Questions and Panel Discussion
Moderated by Collette Kaster, PAACO
Panelists: Lori Ernst, Food Safety Net Services, Matt Jones, Validus, Jennifer Woods, J. Woods Livestock Services, Lora Wright, Tyson Foods
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Consumers Concerns About Antibiotic Usage and Industry Response
Dr. Mueez Ahmad, DVM, Technical Service Manager (Poultry), ARM & HAMMER Animal & Food Production

Friday, October 19, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 am
NAMI Member Bullet Session: Advances in Animal Handling
9:15 – 10:45 am
Concurrent Sessions
Beef and Pork Transportation Track Management and Policy Track
9:15 – 9:45 am
Updating Canada’s Transportation Code of Practice
Jackie Wepruk, General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council
9:15 – 10:00 am
Robust Systematic Approach and Live Animal Issues Update
Tiffany Lee, DVM, Ph.D., Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, NAMI
9:45 - 10:05 am
Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Update
Josh White, Executive Director, Producer Education, NCBA
10:00 – 10: 45 am
Building and Maintaining Effective Training Programs
Jason McAlister, Director of Animal Welfare Triumph Foods
10:05 – 10:25
Bruising Location and Yield Loss in Cattle
Helen Kline, Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Colorado State University
Electronic Data Logs
Tiffany Lee, DVM, Ph.D., Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, NAMI
11:00 – 12:00 am
Emerging Societal Ethics for Animals
Dr. Bernie Rollin, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Animal Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences, University Bioethicist, Colorado State University
12:00 pm