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 (as of January 15, 2018)
 **Denver, CO will be on Mountain Time.  All times listed are MT**
April 9, 2018 
12:00 PM-7:00 PM  Registration Opens 
5:00 PM-6:00 PM  NIAA Committee Leaders Briefing/New Directors Orientation 
April 10, 2018
6:45 AM-5:00 PM   Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:15 AM  Continental Breakfast 
8:30 AM-10:30 AM  Keynote Session I
  Keynote Address 
  Traceability Perspective Outside of Livestock 
  Global Perspectives and the Need for Livestock Traceability 
 Ms. Anne Brunet-Burgess, General Manager, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (Invited) 
  The State of ADT 
  Sunny Geiser-Novotny, VMD, MS - Animal Disease Traceability Staff Veterinarian, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
10:30 AM-12:00 PM  Refreshment Break and Exclusive Trade Show /
Technology Showcase 
12:00 PM-12:45 PM NIAA Annual Membership Meeting (Members Only - Boxed Lunch) 
1:00 PM-3:00 PM  Committee / Council Meetings and Trade Show / Technology Showcase 
  • Aquatic Livestock Committee 
  • Animal Health Emergency Management Council 
  • Animal Care Council 
3:00 PM-3:15 PM Refreshment Break 
3:15 PM-5:15 PM Council Meetings  and Trade Show / Technology Showcase 
  • Antibiotic Council 
  • Global Animal Health and Emerging Disease Council 
6:00 PM-8:00 PM  NIAA Awards Reception 
April 11, 2018 


7:00 AM-4:00 PM  Registration Opens 
8:00 AM-9:00 AM  Continental Breakfast 
  Sunrise Discussion with Millennial Minds
9:15 AM-11:15 AM Council Meetings and Trade Show / Technology Showcase Hours (Refreshments Available)
  • Animal ID and Information Systems Council 
  • Food Security, Regulatory and Trade Council 
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
 Trade Show / Technology Showcase 
1:00 PM-4:00 PM  Keynote Session II
 Traceability and International Trade Opportunities 
 John Clifford, DVM - Chief Trade Advisor, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

The Role of Traceability in Branded Beef

Mr. Mark McCully - Vice President, Production, Certified Angus Beef
 The Intersection Between Traceability and Sustainability 
  Marty Matlock, DVM - University of Arkansas, Center for Agriculture and Rural Sustainability
 Mr. Gregory Ibach, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Invited)
5:00 PM-8:00 PM National Assembly - State Animal Health Officials Meeting 
5:00 PM-9:00 PM  NIAA Board of Directors and Committee/Council Leadership Meeting 
April 12, 2018 
Traceability and the Real World - Interactive Workshop

6:45 AM-12:00 PM Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:00 AM  Continental Breakfast 
  Sunrise Discussion with Millennial Minds 
8:00 AM-8:15 AM  Introduction and 'Call to Action' 
8:15 AM-10:00 AM  Key Speakers - Session
  Taking First Steps: Mature Cattle and Dairy 
 Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt - Former USDA Animal Traceability Program Manager 
 Cattle Traceability Working Group Update 
 Tony Forshey, DVM - State Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Agriculture 
 Nevil Speer, PhD - Vice President, U.S. Operations, AgriClear 
10:00 AM-10:15 AM  Refreshment Break 
10:15 AM-11:45 AM  Key Speakers - Session II
 Focus on Economics and Technology 
11:45 AM-1:00 PM  Lunch (Provided in Trade Show Area)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM  Data Management:  a Regulatory, Industry and Producer Panel
 Mrs. Jill Wagner - Contract Manager, GlobalVetLINK 
  James Averill, DVM - State Veterinarian, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture 
 Mrs. Leann Saunders - President, IMI Global  (Invited)
 Mr. Ross Wilson - President & CEO, Texas Cattle Feeders Association (Invited)
2:00 PM-3:00 PM  Working Session: Action Items and Next Steps 
3:00 PM-3:30 PM Wrap-up Key Speaker
 Nevil Speer, PhD - Vice President, U.S. Operations, AgriClear 

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