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  (as of February 20, 2019)
  **Des Moines, IA will be on Central Time.  All times listed are CT**
April 8, 2019 
12:00 PM-7:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 PM-9:00 PM  NIAA Council Leaders Briefing
April 9, 2019
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
  Welcome and Opening Comments
  Daniel L. Grooms DVM, PhD - Dean, Iowa State Veterinary College
  Can Agriculture Save the Planet Before it Destroys It?
  Mr. Jack Bobo - Vice President, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Intrexon Corp.
  Block Chain: Transforming the Supply Chain Around Animal Protein
  David E. McCarty - Consumer Products Industry Executive Consultant, IBM
  Challenges Facing Rural Entrepreneurs 
  Peter Orazem, PhD - University Professor of Economics, Iowa State University
10:30 AM-12:30 PM  Networking Break / Exclusive Technology Showcase Hours 
12:00 PM-12:50 PM  NIAA Annual Business Meeting (Box Lunch Provided)
 Michael Dahlstrom, PhD - Assoc. Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication, Iowa State University 
1:00 PM-3:00 PM  Committee / Council Meetings and Technology Showcase Hours
  • Aquatic Livestock Committee
  • Animal Health Emergency Management Council
  • Animal Care Council
3:00 PM-3:15 PM  Networking Break / Exclusive Technology Showcase 
3:15 PM-5:15 PM  Council Meetings  and Technology Showcase Hours
  • Antibiotic Council  - Agenda
  • Global Animal Health and Emerging Disease Council
6:00 PM-8:00 PM  NIAA Awards Reception 
April 10, 2019 


7:00 AM-4:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-7:50 AM  U.S. Animal Health Association District At Large 
8:00 AM-9:00 AM  Continental Breakfast 
  How Alternative Proteins Can Support the Animal Agriculture Industry
 Renee A. Vassilos - Agricultural Economist, Banyan Innovation Group 
9:15 AM-11:15 AM  Council Meetings and Technology Showcase Hours (Refreshments Available)
  • Animal ID and Information Systems Council
  • Food Security, Regulatory and Trade Council
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM  Pick up Lunch (on your own) - Join us in the Technology Showcase
1:00 PM-4:00 PM  Keynote Session II
 Alternative Proteins: Present State and Future Outlook 
  Rodrigo Tarte, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University 
  Emily Metz - Director, New Product Marketing, Genus PLC 
 Cultivating Meaningful Conversations 

J.J. Jones - Co-Founder, Roots and Legacies 
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 11, 2019 
USDA ADT  Interactive Workshop - Tentative Agenda

6:45 AM-12:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:00 AM  Continental Breakfast 
8:15 AM-11:30 AM Morning Session
10:00 AM-10:15 AM  Networking Break / Technology Showcase 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Lunch / Technology Showcase 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Jack Shere, PhD - Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services (VS), Chief Veterinary Officer, USDA/APHIS/VS
 Pilot Projects / CTWG Update 
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