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 and Brookings, SD Area Facilities

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.

 

For more information and to RSVP, email William Aylor at William.Aylor@sdstate.edu.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All Day

 

Registration & Table Top Displays

7:00 am – 8:00 am

 

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:45 am

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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 – 10:15 am

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Distilling Your Message on Animal Biotechnolgy 

An expert communicator will lead an interactive plenary session to help participants speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters in terms non-scientists will understand.  General principles in how to craft short, clear, conversational statements will be covered.
 

Panel 

  • Christie Nicholson, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

10:15 am – 10:30 am

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Networking Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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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. 
 
Panel 
  • Charlie Arnot, Center for Food Integrity
  • Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

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Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Biomedical Applications

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.
 

Panel 

  • John McGlone, Texas Tech University
  • Kate Ziegerer, USDA-APHIS
  • Chris Newcomer, AAALAC

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

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Networking Break

2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

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Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Food 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.
 

Panel

Moderator: John McGlone, Texas Tech University

  • Mike Simpson, PAACO
  • Anne Visconti, FACTA
  • Mike Morris, Yum Brands
  • Robyn Metzger, Wulf Cattle

4:45pm - 5:30pm 

 

Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Raymond 

Dr. Raymond is the former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  His keynote will focus on the importance of technologies that are safe for animals, humans and the environment to achieve fodo security and how we must communicate better about technology to dispel the many erroneuos myths and perceptions on the internet and in other media.
 

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All Day

 

Registration & Table Top Displays

7:00 am – 8:00 am

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 South Dakota Governor's Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:15 am

 

Welcome to South Dakota

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to provide attendees with welcoming remarks.  

8:15 am – 10:00 am

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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.
 

Panel

  • Dave Thorbahn, Select Sires
  • Kevin Wells, University of Missouri 
  • Alejandro Rojas, AquaBounty Farms

10:00 am – 10:15 am

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Networking Break

10:15 am – 12:00 pm

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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.
 

12:00 pm – 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/Strawbale Winery (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.

 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Bus Back

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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South Dakota Reception

Thursday, September 18, 2014

All Day

 

Registration & Table Top Displays

7:00 am – 8:00 am

 

Networking Breakfast

8:00am - 8:45 am

 

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 food security and animal and human health.  This presentation will highlight the link between agriculture and human health and how agricultural research programs can support healthy outcomes in people, plants, and animals.
 
Panel 
 
  • Sonny Ramaswamy, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA
 

8:45 am – 10:15 am

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Intellectual Property: Value to Animal Biotechnology 

Intellectual property rights are vital to developers of biotechnology applications and can be their most valuable assets.  Collaborations by businesses, universities, and others in development of high tech applications may hinge on the agreements involving intellectual property.  This panel will discuss the implication of intellectual property rights to animal biotechnology development, and the current events impacting these rights.

 

10:15 am – 10:30 am

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Networking Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Human and Animal Health Solutions

Animal biotechnology is providing the solutions today and into the future for human and animal health.  Finding the useful innovations for the questions posed by health needs is a challenge, but not impossible. Hear success stories for these quests from panelists experienced in finding the next big solution.
 
Panel
 
  • David Pearce, Sanford Research Center
  • Rob Readnour, Elanco
  • Tom Luke, Naval Medical Research Center

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Networking Lunch 

1:00 pm – 2:30 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.
 
Panel 
 
  • Jay Cormier, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis
  • Eddie Sullivan, SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.
     

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Keynote Speaker Jim Murray

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

3:30 pm

 

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