Livestock Biotech Summit: Preliminary Program

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September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls SD

Monday, September 15, 2014

1:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Tour of South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
Hosted by SD Biotech Association

An optional pre-Summit tour of South Dakota State University’s facilities and campus in Brookings, SD.  Participants will take a bus to visit the Research Park, Prairie Aquatech, several animal facilities at SDSU, and McCroy Gardens for dinner with researchers.

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All Day

 

Registration, Platinum & Gold Sponsor Tabletop Displays

7:00 am – 8:00 am

 

Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:45 am

 

Welcoming Remarks by Cathy Enright, Executive Vice President, Food and Agriculture, BIO

"Changing the Conversation to Promote Investment and Ensure Access to Technology"

8:45 am - 9:00 am

 

Media Training Introduction

9:00 am – 10:00 am

 

Distilling Your Message on Animal Biotechnolgy 

Hear from expert communicators about strategies to effectively deliver your messages about animal biotechnology, and partake in the opportunity to fine tune your own communication skills through audience participation. 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

 

Break

10:15 am – 12 noon

 

Messaging about Animal Protein 

Farmers already face many production challenges, including changing climates, diseases, animal welfare, high production costs, and environmental concerns.  In a world with a rapidly growing appetite for animal protein, the challenge to feed people while being able to explain the technologies needed to do so loom large.  Hear what messages work when talking to consumers and from expert communicators. 

12 noon – 1:00 pm

 

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching Update

A discussion of the latest knowledge impacting the care and use of livestock animals in research settings by experts active in the field.  This session will touch on the relevant science and provide attendees with insight to guide their research design and planning and help attendees interpret the different standards that exist for research with livestock.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

 

Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Animal Care Standards in Livestock Production

Consumers today are asking more and more questions about the methods used to raise their food.  Retailers are responding by more closely scrutinizing animal care on farms.  Panelists will discuss what researchers, farmers, and organizations are doing to answer these questions.
 

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Keynote Speaker Calestous Juma

Dr. Juma is a Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Harvard Kennedy School.
  

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Welcome Reception

6:00 pm 

 

Dinner in Sioux Falls 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All Day

 

Registration, Platinum & Gold Sponsor Tabletop Displays

7:00 am – 8:00 am

 

Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:15 am

 

Welcome to South Dakota

8:15 am – 10:00 am

 

Using the Tools in Food Production

Adoption of the tools of biotechnology in the production of animal proteins depends on the improvements that can be realized by several sectors.  Those organizations and producers that harness technology to provide food will be represented by panelists who will relay how they utilize technology and their future needs for improved tools.

 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

 

Break

10:15 am – 12 noon

 

Food Animal Value Chain End User Discussion

Turning animal protein into finished food products for consumers has challenges all its own, and conversations with these consumers drive many decisions.  This panel will discuss some of these challenges and the opportunities they see to further use technology to produce animal protein.

 

12 noon – 1:00 pm

 

Boxed Lunch and Travel by Bus

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Tour of Local Facilities Trans Ova Genetics EROS Satellite Data Center (bus leaves 1:30 pm)

Attendees have the opportunity to tour local animal biotechnology companies and the Sioux Falls area.  We will have bus transportation to the facilities. Please indicate your preference of tour on your registration, so we can provide the needed transportation.  

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Attendee Partnering

Alternatively, attendees can participate in a new activity at the Summit this year—sign up for 30-minute private, one-on-one meetings to be conducted onsite.  These no cost business opportunities are an efficient way to find the next business partner, find collaborators, and meet with potential investors.  BIO brings our expertise of over 25,000 meetings held each year at our International Convention to the Summit to help you find your next opportunity.  Sign up with your registration.

 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Bus Back

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Break

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Tour of Sanford Health (bus leaves 4:45 pm)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Networking Reception

Thursday, September 18, 2014

All Day

 

Registration, Platinum & Gold Sponsor Tabletop Displays

7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Human and Animal Health Needs

Animal biotechnology holds great promise for addressing human and animal health through solutions tailored and most appropriate for each situation.  Panelists will outline potential needs to be addressed and relate their struggles to find solutions.

 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

 

Break

10:15 am – 12 noon

 

Leveraging Research Funding in Animal Biotechnology

Research and development of products using the tools of animal biotechnology requires streams of funding from several sources which vary according to the stage of development.  The funding for basic research is a vital first step so that this knowledge can be further leveraged into development of products that improve animal and human health.  Panelists will discuss funding livestock research for human health from both the traditional agricultural perspective and also as models of human disease or as generators of human pharmaceuticals and other human disease treatments. 

 

12 noon – 1:00 pm

 

Networking Lunch 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Biomedical Regulatory Pathway

Applications of animal biotechnology to solve biomedical questions are powerful, but many of these are in developmental limbo with unclear paths to commercialization.  This panel will discuss the regulatory paradigm for where we were, where we are, and where we go from here.  They will present the challenges that face regulators for biomedical animals and the opportunities to utilize these technologies in the future.   

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Keynote Speaker Jim Murray

James Murray is Professor of Animal Science and Population Health and Reproduction at the University of California at Davis.  
 

 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Attendee Partnering

A second session of partnering is available to attendees.  These 30-minute private, one-on-one meetings will be conducted onsite.  These no cost business opportunities are an efficient way to find the next business partner, find collaborators, and meet with potential investors.  BIO brings our expertise of over 25,000 meetings held each year at our International Convention to the Summit to help you find your next opportunity.  Sign up with your registration.  

 

5:00 pm

 

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