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Animal Health In Heartland Symposium

7/25/2018 to 7/26/2018
When: July 25-26, 2018
Where: Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States
Contact: Iowa Biotech Assocation

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July 25, 2018

3:00 pm - Optional Tour at GeneSeek
5:00 pm - Networking Reception
7:00 pm - Held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus

July 26, 2018

8:00 am - Introductions and Welcome
8:30 am - Opening Remarks

Phil Kozera - Executive Director, Bio Nebraska
Joe Hrdlicka - Executive Director, IowaBio

8:30 am - Program 1: Panel Discussion
9:45 am - The State Perspective: New Regulatory Practices at the State Level

This panel will discuss how new personnel, utilization of vaccines, process, programs and other variables feeding into new operations directed at preventing and containing outbreaks. This session provides a “real world” perspective on how states are adding resources to insure a healthy product and a safe food supply as it applies to management and oversight of herds.

Jeff Kaisand, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Dr. Dennis Hughes, Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Dr. Linda Hickam, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Moderated by: Dr. Bill Brown - Kansas Department of Agriculture

9:45 am - Program 2: Panel Discussion
11:00am - The Regulatory View from USDA - Diagnostics, Guidance on Platforms and Prescriptions and Bringing Alternative Vaccines To Market

This panel is about the implementation of platform technologies and prescription vaccine approvals as well as genomic epidemiology and its use in diagnostics.

Dr. Amy Gill - USDA APHIS-VS STAS Center for Veterinary Biologics
Dr. Suelee Robbe - Austerman - National Veterinary Services Laboratories
Moderated by: Dr. Byron Rippke - Center for Veterinary Biologics at USDA, APHIS, VS, CVB

11:00 am - BREAK

11:15 am - Program 3: Presentation
12:00 pm - Results of Transboundary Studies on Senecavirus and Other Diseases

This presentation will focus on detailed study and analysis of the movement of various diseases among states and how it impacts innovation and regulation.

Dr. Scott Dee - Pipestone Veterinary Services

12:00 pm - Lunch and Keynote Presentation
An Update on Regulation of Gene Editing-Related Products

Greg Ibach - U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs

1:15 pm - Program 4: Panel Discussion
2:45 pm - How Do Innovation and Regulation Work "Hand-in-Hand"?

This panel will explore the challenges among small and large innovators as well as producers in bringing new products to market in the battle against emerging disease and making food safe.

Aaron Gilbertie - Aptimmune
Dr. Ron White - Zoetis
Dr. Pete Thomas - Iowa Select Farms
Moderated by: Dr. Tom Overbay - Expedite Animal Health, Inc.

2:45 pm - BREAK

3:00 pm - Program 5: Panel Discussion
4:15 pm - The Impact and Consequences of Gene Editing on Regulatory Environments, the Food Supply and Export Markets

This panel will explore the following questions:

1) How do we regulate?

2) What is the delineation between FDA and USDA?
3) How does this impact exports in markets like Europe?

Terry O'Neel - National Pork Board
Dr. Benny Mote - University Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Mitch Abrahamsen - Recombinetics

4:15 pm - Concluding Remarks

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