Join more than 400 attendees from across the United States and hear the latest updates on research and policies regarding poultry diseases, processing, and managing bird health and animal welfare on the farm.

What

54th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production

Where

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland

When

Monday October 7, 2019 - Wednesday October 9, 2019

Who

Veterinarians, processing facility managers, quality assurance managers and supervisors, grow-out managers, live production managers, flock supervisors, growers, pharmaceutical representatives, allied businesses, government regulators and officials, research faculty, university extension and others involved in the poultry industry.

Registration

For 2019, we've made it simpler to choose registration options. Select from:
A full conference registration that includes the Tuesday-Wednesday Combined Session, Poultry Health Session and/or Processing Session.
A partial conference registration that includes the Tuesday-Wednesday Combined Session and the Processing Session.
A partial conference registration that includes the Wednesday Live Production Session.
See the registration options section below for details.
Registration may be completed online or by mail using the registration form in the downloadable meeting brochure.
Student registration is free if received by September 9. Students must use the mail-in registration form included in the downloadable meeting brochure to register and must show student ID at meeting.
No registration refunds will be made on cancellations after September 9. Substitutions are allowed without extra charges.
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Discounted group rates are available at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. When making reservations, please request the "National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production" group rates. There is a 10.5% lodging tax on all rooms.
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Room Rates
$125 Single or double occupancy
$140 One-bedroom condo unit
$145 Executive King
$155 Studio
$175 Cabana
$210 Two-bedroom condo unit
$250 Three-bedroom condo unit
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel reservation options:
Book Reservations Online: https://clarionoc.com/
Tel: (800) 638-2100 or (410) 524-3535
Fax: (410) 524-3834
Check in after 4:00 p.m.
Check out before 11:00 a.m.
There are many other hotels along Coastal Highway. To learn more about Ocean City, visit www.ococean.com.
The closest airport to Ocean City, Maryland is the Salisbury Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md. Avis, Enterprise & Hertz offer rental car services at the airport terminal, and Uber or Lyft services may be available. For ground transportation options between the Salisbury Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md. and the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, visit flysbyairport.com.
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) are the closest major airports available, each approximately 2.5 hours from Ocean City. There are several rental car services available at each airport.
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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this meeting!

There are still opportunities available for Allied Buffet Dinner ($500) sponsors. To learn more about the benefits, click here. If you are registering to attend the meeting, you may also claim an Allied Buffet Dinner sponsorship spot by clicking here.


Reception & Lunch Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsors

Session Sponsors

Tech Sponsors

Best Veterinary Solutions

Anpario

Georgia Poultry

Impact Poultry Products

USDA Poultry Respiratory CAP (UDEL)

This agenda is subject to change. Check back often for the most current schedule.

 Monday, October 7, 2019

Time Presentation/Event
4:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Session sponsored by

 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - (Combined Session I: Poultry Health and Processing)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental breakfast sponsored by Huvepharma, Inc.
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Protein Supply Outlook
8:40 a.m. Meat Alternatives Based Upon Cell Protein: Technical Discussion
Dr. Paul Mozdziak, North Carolina State University
9:10 a.m. Consumer Perspective
Lisa Keefe, Meatingplace
9:40 a.m. Questions and Answers
9:55 a.m. Break sponsored by First Financial Bank
10:15 a.m. Air Quality and CAFOs
Joe Miller, Rose Acre Farms, Inc.
10:45 a.m. AMR Environmental Release
Dr. Kim Cook, USDA-ARS
11:15 a.m. Water Usage in the Production & Processing Poultry
Dr. Brian Kiepper, University of Georgia
11:45 a.m. Questions and Answers
12 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Session sponsored by

 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - (Poultry Health Session I)

Time Presentation/Event
1:15 p.m. Virulent Newcastle Disease
Dr. Annette Jones, California State Veterinarian
1:45 p.m. Infectious Coryza: Disease Background, Diagnostics & Treatment
Dr. Sherrill Davison, University of Pennsylvania
2:15 p.m. Coryza: Field Perspective & Epidemiology
Dr. Eric Gingerich, Diamond V
2:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:00 p.m. Break sponsored by Elanco
3:20 p.m. Clostridial Diseases: Field Perspectives of Gangrenous Dermatitis Challenges
Dr. Eric Heskett, Case Farms
3:50 p.m. IBV: Southeast Update
Dr. Holly Sellers, University of Georgia
4:15 p.m. IBV: Delmarva Updates
Dr. Dan Bautista, University of Delaware
4:40 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Reception sponsored by Best Veterinary Solutions
6:00 p.m. Sponsored Seafood Buffet Dinner

Session sponsored by

 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - (Processing Session)

Time Presentation/Event
1:15 p.m. Poultry Issues Update
Dr. Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
1:45 p.m. USDA/FSIS Field Operations Update
Dr. Hany Sidrak, USDA/Food Safety & Inspection Service
2:15 p.m. Foreign Material Challenges: Lessons Learned
Kevin Atkins, Perdue Farms, Inc.
2:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:00 p.m. Break sponsored by Elanco
3:20 p.m. Avian Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis) Case Report
Dr. Mike Martin, North Carolina Department of Agriculture
3:50 p.m. Research on Campylobacter Control in Broiler Processing
Dr. Mark Berrang, USDA-ARS
4:20 p.m. An Alternative Live Bird Cage Receiving System’
Jeff Walther, retired from Mountaire Farms, Inc.
4:50 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Reception sponsored by Best Veterinary Solutions
6:00 p.m. Sponsored Seafood Buffet Dinner

Session sponsored by

 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - (Combined Session II: Poultry Health and Live Production)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental breakfast sponsored by Clear View Enterprises
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Changes in Feeding Programs and Medication Programs in the US Broiler Industry since 2010
Mike Donohue, AgriStats, Inc.
8:30 a.m. NAE: Impacts on Animal Welfare and Alternative Treatments Panel
Dr. John Smith, Poultry Veterinary Consultant
Dr. Bob Owen, Best Veterinary Solutions
Dr. Chuck Hofacre, Southern Poultry Research Group
Dr. Joel Cline, Wayne Farms LLC
9:45 a.m. Questions and Answers
10:00 a.m. Break sponsored by Sunrise Solar

Session sponsored by

 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - (Poultry Health Session II)

Time Presentation/Event
10:30 a.m. Review of Immunosuppression
Dr. Fred Hoerr, Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology
11:00 a.m. Reovirus
Dr. Milos Markis, AviServe LLC
11:30 a.m. Infectious Bursal Disease
Dr. Jack Rosenberger, AviServe LLC
11:50 a.m. Questions and Answers
12:05 p.m. Adjourn

Session sponsored by

 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - (Live Production Session)

Time Presentation/Event
10:30 a.m. Optimizing Water Quality
Dr. Tom Tabler, Mississippi State University
11:00 a.m. On-Farm Poultry Welfare Assessments & Audits
Dr. Shawna Weimer, University of Maryland
11:30 a.m. Coryza: Use of Biosecurity for Prevention
Dr. Eric Gingerich, Diamond V
11:50 a.m. Questions and Answers
12:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Farm Credit
1:15 p.m. Outstanding Flock Supervisor Awards
1:30 p.m. Effective Communications
Andy Hallmark, Potomac Communications Group
2:15 p.m. Back to Basics
Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland
2:45 p.m. Maryland Ambient Air Monitoring Update
Holly Porter, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
3:00 p.m. Lab Trends
Dr. Dan Bautista, University of Delaware
3:20 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:35 p.m. Adjourn

Sponsorship Only

$500 Allied Level - October 8 Seafood Buffet Dinner



Session Option #1
Full Conference (Monday-Wednesday)

Combined Sessions I & II; Poultry Health Sessions I & II; Processing Session; Live Production Session

Monday, October 7 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 8 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, cocktails and seafood buffet dinner
Wednesday, October 9 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by September 9 is $200
Registration after September 9 is $225


Session Option #2
Partial Conference (Monday-Tuesday)

Combined Session I; Poultry Health Session I; Processing Session

Monday, October 7 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 8 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, cocktails and seafood buffet dinner
Registration by September 9 is $100
Registration after September 9 is $125


Session Option #3
Partial Conference (Wednesday)

Combined Session II; Poultry Health Session II; Live Production Session

Wednesday, October 9 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by September 9 is $100
Registration after September 9 is $125


For All Session Options

Optional $45 ticket for spouse or guest for Tuesday, October 8 reception and buffet dinner