Join more than 400 attendees from across the United States and hear the latest updates on research and policies regarding poultry diseases, processing inspections and labeling, managing bird health on the farm, and the importance of being a good neighbor.

What

53rd National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production

Where

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

When

Monday October 8, 2018 - Wednesday October 10, 2018

Who

Veterinarians, processing facility 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.

Cost

There are several registration options and the costs vary. See the "registration options" section below for details.

Registration may be completed online for non-students at www.dpichicken.org or by mail using the registration form in the downloadable meeting brochure.

Student registration is free if received by September 29. Students must use the mail-in registration form included in the downloadable meeting brochure to register. Must show student ID at meeting.

No registration refunds will be made on cancellations after September 29. Substitutions are allowed without extra charges.
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Important: Hotel reservations and cancellations are the attendees' responsibility.

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. All reservations must be made by September 10, 2018 to receive the discount. There is a 10.5% tax on all rooms.
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Room Rates
$118 Single or double occupancy
$138 Executive King
$148 Studio
$169 Cabana
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.
For ground transportation from the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport to the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, contact the DPI office at 302.856.9037 or morrow@dpichicken.com no later than September 29.

Note: Transportation is available only on the days of the meeting.

Clarion

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

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

There are still opportunities available for Bronze ($1,000) and Allied Buffet Dinner ($500) Sponsors. To learn more about the benefits, click here. If you are registering to attend the meeting, you may also register for a sponsorship online as well by clicking here.


Platinum Level

Farm Credit

Gold Level

Huvepharma Inc.

Silver Level

Clear View Enterprises

Bronze Level

Continental Search

Allied Level

Capitol Boiler Works

Cobb-Vantress

DPI Global

Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Purina Animal Nutrition

Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc.

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

 Monday, October 8, 2018

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

 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - (Combined Session)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental breakfast sponsored by Huvepharma, Inc.
7:00 a.m. Registratrion opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Defining Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture
Dr. Karin Hoelzer, The Pew Charitable Trusts
8:40 a.m. World of Antibiotics in the West
Bill Mattos, California Poultry Federation
9:10 a.m. Antibiotic Use in Poultry: Industry Perspective
Dr. Don Ritter, Mountaire Farms, Inc.
9:40 a.m. Questions and Answers
9:55 a.m. Break sponsored by Phytobiotics North America, LLC
10:20 a.m. Broiler Industry Issues
Dr. Mark Burleson, Wayne Farms, LLC
10:45 a.m. USDA Pathogen Reporting System and Policy Update
Dr. Roberta Wagner, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
11:05 a.m. Industry Perspective on USDA Pathogen Reporting and Other Industry Thoughts
Dr. Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
11:35 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:45 a.m. Lunch sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - (Poultry Health Session)

Time Presentation/Event
1:00 p.m. Coccidiosis/Clostridium Epidemiology
Dr. Mark Jenkins, USDA Agricultural Research Service
1:40 p.m. Viral Enteritis Overview
Dr. Jack Rosenberger, AviServe LLC
2:10 p.m. The Impact of Nutritional Factors on Bird Uniformity
Dr. Mark LaVorgna, Devenish Nutrition
2:40 p.m. Questions and Answers
2:55 p.m. Break sponsored by CHR-HANSEN
  Regional Diagnostic Laboratory Updates
3:15 p.m. MidAtlantic Region - Dr. Dan Bautista, University of Delaware
3:45 p.m. Southeast Region - Dr. Louise DuFour-Zavala, Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network
4:15 p.m. West Region - Dr. H.L. Shivaprasad, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System
4:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Reception sponsored by Clear View Enterprises
6:00 p.m. Allied Industry Dinner Buffet

 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - (Processing Session)

Time Presentation/Event
1:00 p.m. New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS): FSIS Goals and Implementation
Dr. Roberta Wagner, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
1:30 p.m. New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS): Industry Implementation and Lessons Learned
Dr. Pamela Abney, Mountaire Farms Inc.
2:00 p.m. USDA Testing Program Update: Technology and Future Direction
Dr. Emilio Esteban, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
2:30 p.m. Questions and Answers
2:45 p.m. Break sponsored by CHR-HANSEN
3:05 p.m. USDA-AMS Process Verified Program (PVP) Explained
Mr. Jeff Waite, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
3:35 p.m. FSIS Meat Labeling Options and Requirements Explained
Mr. Jeff Canavan, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
4:05 p.m. Wooden Breast Syndrome Associated with tendon Rupture and Leg Condemnations in Roaster Chickens
Dr. Marie Severyn, Amick Farms
4:35 p.m. Questions and Answers
4:50 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Reception sponsored by Clear View Enterprises
6:00 p.m. Allied Industry Dinner Buffet

 Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - (Poultry Health Session)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental breakfast sponsored by Live Oak Bank
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Overview of Infectious Cronchitis and Newcastle Disease
Dr. Mark Jackwood, University of Georgia
8:40 a.m. Delmarva 1639 IBV Update
Dr. Brian Ladman, University of Delaware
9:00 a.m. Infectious Laryngotracheitis Overview
Dr. Maricarmen Garcia, University of Georgia
9:30 a.m. Mycoplasma Overview
Dr. Naola Ferguson-Noel, University of Georgia
10:00 a.m. Questions and Answers
10:15 a.m. Break sponsored by Sunrise Solar
10:30 a.m. Avian Pathogenic E. Coli and Secondary Bacterial Infections
Dr. Lisa Nolan, University of Georgia
11:00 a.m. Genetics, and Epidemiology of Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis Leading to Lameness in Broilers
Dr. Douglas Rhoads, University of Arkansas
11:30 a.m. Kinky Back Overview
Dr. Luke Borst, North Carolina State University
11:55 a.m. Questions and Answers
12:10 p.m. Adjourn

 Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - (Live Production Session)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental breakfast sponsored by Live Oak Bank
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Genetics, and Epidemiology of Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis Leading to Lameness in Broilers
Dr. Douglas Rhoads, University of Arkansas
8:35 a.m. It's Hard to Get Over a Good Start
Dr. Leonard Fussell, Cobb-Vantress
9:00 a.m. Managing Weight Curves. How to Get the Biggest Bang for your Cluck.
Scott Black, Cobb-Vantress
9:25 a.m. Delmarva Chicken Health Update
Dr. Dan Bautista, University of Delaware
9:50 a.m. Break sponsored by Sunrise Solar
10:15 a.m. Circulation Fans and Variable Speed Tunnel Fans... Improving Bird Health and Reducing Power Costs
Mr. Mike Czarick, University of Georgia
11:15 a.m. Getting Back to the Basics: Managing Litter Techniques for Todays's Poultry
Mr. Blake Gibson, Jones-Hamilton Company
12:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Farm Credit
1:00 p.m. Outstanding Flock Supervisor Awards
Mr. Todd Baker, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
1:15 p.m. Processing Poultry and Processing People
Mr. Larry Merchant, Human Resources Consultant
2:15 p.m. Odor, Ammonia and Neighbors
Dr. Eileen Fabian, Pennsylvania State University
2:55 p.m. Securing the Poultry Industry's Future: Protecting Against Activist Threats
Ms. Hannah Thompson, Animal Agriculture Alliance
3:25 p.m. Adjourn
Delaware and Maryland Nutrient Management Program continuing education credits will be offered for the Live Production Session.

Option #1

Combined Session, Poultry Health Sessions and/or Processing Session

Monday, October 8 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 9 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks and buffet dinner
Wednesday, October 10 - Half-day meeting, breakfast and break snacks
Registration by September 29 is $175
POSTMARKED or SUBMITTED ONLINE AFTER September 29 is $200


Option #2

Combined Session, Poultry Health Sessions, and/or Processing Session plus Live Production Session

Monday, October 8 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 9 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks and buffet dinner
Wednesday, October 10 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by September 29 is $200
POSTMARKED or SUBMITTED ONLINE AFTER September 29 is $225


Option #3

Combined Session and Processing Session

Monday, October 8 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 9 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks and buffet dinner
Registration by September 29 is $100
POSTMARKED or SUBMITTED ONLINE AFTER September 29 is $125


Option #4

Live Production Session Only

Wednesday, October 10 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by September 29 is $100
POSTMARKED or SUBMITTED ONLINE AFTER September 29 is $125


For All Options

Optional $45 ticket for spouse or guest for Tuesday October 9 reception and buffet dinner