Past Symposia

The first symposium was held 2005 in Portland, Maine with a focus on composting. These symposia have been made possible through partnering of individuals and the organizations they represent, including individuals from education institutions, agricultural commodity representatives, government, centers of excellence, and private businesses. The varying locations have added to the allure of the symposium and have attracted participants from around the world. During the 4th symposium, held in Dearborn, MI., over 20 countries were represented! (Links coming soon for documents related to each symposia)

 

Previous symposiums include: 

2005 - National Conference on Composting of Carcasses and Slaughterhouse Residuals

Portland, Maine

May 24-25

2006 - National Carcass Disposal Symposium: Connecting Research, Regulation and Response

Beltsville, Maryland

December 4-6

2009 - 3rd International Symposium Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissues and Related Byproducts: Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response

University of California at Davis

July 21-23

2012 - 4th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortality, Products, Byproducts, and Associated Health Risks:

Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response

Dearborn, Michigan

May 21-24

2015 - 5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortality, Products, Byproducts, and Associated Health Risks:

Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

September 28 - October 1

 

2018 - 6th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortality, Products, Byproducts, and Associated Health Risks:

Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response

Amarillo, Texas

June 3 -5

2021 - Virtual International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortality, Products, Byproducts, and Associated Health Risks:

Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response

Virtual - hosted from Raleigh, North Carolina

May 18 - 19

Impacts from past symposia are continued vital collaborations

  • Significant education and outreach through extension, government, other organizations, and in academia

  • The application of new management practices on farms and in animal processing businesses

  • New research projects related to the efficacy and safety of depopulation, disposal and decontamination

  • Policy changes in various countries, provinces, states and localities are being proposed, funded, conducted and reported