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What is it and Who Should Attend

The 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. The symposium returns this year as an in-person event in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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, which include:

  • Students conducting graduate research in carcass disposal, disinfection, and depopulation

  • Researchers from academic or other institutions

  • Anyone interested in research and education to manage mortalities for disasters and high consequence livestock disease

Latest News 
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African Swine Fever

 

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been impacting several parts of the globe including Asia and Africa, and has recently been discovered in the Dominican Republic.

 

USDA APHIS' website is loaded with valuable information on ASF including - International Trade and Zoning, - Surveillance in the US, - International ASF Forum, and much more.

FAO launches new system

 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched a new global information system aimed at improving "intelligence, forecasting and early warning, enabling countries to monitor disease spread." 

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