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New Biosecurity Education Programme Scheduled for 2014 IPPE

10 December 2013

US - Outbreaks of the H7N9 virus in China and the H7N3 virus in Mexico have heightened the awareness and need for effective biosecurity programmes.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, the Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies half-day programme will revisit the well-established basics of successful biosecurity plans and explore new strategies for today’s global challenges. The half-day programme registration fee is $100 for all International Production & Processing Expo attendees.

The programme will feature industry specialists, a panel discussion and a Practical Biosecurity Workshop. Dr David Shapiro, Perdue, will discuss Real-World Biosecurity Strategies to Minimize or Eliminate Animal Health and Food Safety Risks.

Carl Heeder, Zoetis, will present on Biosecurity Implementation Management: A Real Life Perspective of the Challenges Even the Most Well Written, Comprehensive Programmes Face.

The panel discussion will address biosecurity perspectives from different regions of the world, and the Workshop will look at various scenarios from different countries and develop a model taking into consideration different regions, cultures, etc.

The 2014 IPPE, the world's largest annual poultry, feed, and meat industry event, will be held from 28-30 January 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies programme is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January. The conference agenda can be viewed at or by clicking here.

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