TUCKER, Ga. — The “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza — Lessons Learned” program, held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), will provide a valuable opportunity to learn about the recent outbreak of avian influenza in the U.S. from people who were actively involved in controlling the disease.
Sponsored by the United Egg Producers and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the program will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-noon, in Room A-411 of the Georgia World Congress Center.
Speakers will include experts from USDA as well as veterinarians from layer and turkey companies that were involved in the outbreak.
Topics will include details on the factors that contributed to the spread of the virus and the efforts to develop vaccines for potential use in any future eradication efforts. Representatives of the commercial egg and turkey industries will provide valuable insight into the efforts required to control and eradicate the disease and give the audience an understanding of the challenges this disease provided to the commercial companies involved.
Registration for the program is $100 for registered IPPE attendees. More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.org.