About the Symposium

Managing animal tissue (mortalities, products and by-products) is a significant challenge and a major responsibility for emergency and routine production of animals. Disease containment strategies (i.e., 3D or depopulation, disposal and decontamination) are critical protocols needed to protect humans and animals globally against high consequence diseases.

Virtual Symposium  May 18-19, 2021

       ** Registration Opens November 1**

Who Should Attend

This triennial symposium was established in 2005 and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research, educational programs, and technologies available for disinfection, decontamination, depopulation, and disposal. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 symposium will be a virtual event, and will be a prelude to the 2022 in-person symposium. Those who should attend include:

  • Federal and state government stakeholders
  • Veterinarians
  • Academic researchers
  • Extension educators
  • Food and agriculture emergency managers
  • Public health managers
  • Food animal processors
  • Renderers and composters

The Symposium also serves as an opportunity to learn about managing animal tissue (mortalities, products, and by-products) research and education programs. Those who should attend include:

  • Students conducting graduate research carcass disposal, disinfection, and disposal
  • Researchers and educators from academic institutions
  • Anyone interested in research and education to manage mortalities for nuclear disasters, chemical containment of feed, natural disasters, and high consequence livestock diseases