Agenda: African Swine Fever Forum

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The Forum will bring together invited government and industry leaders and decision makers to discuss the threat of African swine fever (ASF) to the Americas, to learn from experiences from recent outbreaks in Europe and Asia, and to develop a roadmap for working with government and industry partners and international organizations to prevent and respond to the threat of ASF. The meeting will serve as an initial discussion to launch further international efforts to assess and manage the risk of ASF in the Americas.

April 30 and May 1, 2019
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Registration
By invitation only

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Canada Hall 3
Ottawa, Ontario
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Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30 to 8:30

Registration

A. Session 1: Opening Session

8:30 to 8:40

Welcome by Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Chief Veterinary Officer, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Delegate for Canada, Vice President, Science Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Canada
  • Dr. Jack Shere, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA

8:40 to 9:30

Opening Remarks

Co-chairs:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal and Dr. Jack Shere

Speakers:

  • Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC), Canada
  • Greg Ibach, Under Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
  • Dr. Matthew Stone, Deputy Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
  • Dr. Etienne Bonbon, Senior Veterinary Advisor, EMC-AH / Animal Health Service, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Neil Dierks, Chief Executive Officer, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), USA
  • Rick Bergman, President of the Board, Canadian Pork Council (CPC), Canada

9:30 to 10:00

Overview of the ASF Journey to 2019 and the Draft Framework for the Prevention and Control of African Swine Fever

Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal
  • Dr. Jack Shere

10:00 to 10:15

Review of the Agenda and the Proposed Approach to the Forum

  • Daniel Normandeau, Facilitator, Consultants Convers Art Consulting

10:15 to 10:45

Health Break

B. Session 2: Setting the Scene

10:45 to 12:00

Panel Presentations and Exchange

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Panelists:

  • Dr. Francisco Reviriego-Gordejo, Adviser on crisis management in food animals and plants, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission, EU
  • Dr. Gao Lu, Assistant Researcher, China Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, PRC
  • Dr. Andriy Rozstalnyy, Animal Health Officer, Animal Health Service, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Dr. Gregorio Torres, Acting Head of Science Department, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch

C. Session 3: Preparedness Planning

13:00 to 13:45

Panel Presentations and Exchange

Preparedness Plans and Exercises

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jack Shere

Panelists:

  • Dr. Debbie Barr, Director, Animal Health, Welfare and Biosecurity Division, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Canada
  • John Ross, Executive Director, Canadian Pork Council (CPC), Canada
  • Dr. Jonathan Zack, Director, Preparedness and Incident Coordination, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
  • Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs, National Pork Board (NPB), USA

13:45 to 14:05

Rapid Risk Assessment for ASF

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jack Shere

Speaker:

  • Dr. Helen Roberts, Policy, Science and Risk Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK

14:05 to 14:25

Research Gaps

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Speaker:

  • Dr. Cyril Gay, Animal Production and Protection, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA

14:25 to 14:40

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

14:40 to 15:00

Table Discussions – Exchange of ideas on recommended approaches and key areas for action in support of Preparedness Planning

15:00 to 15:10

Sharing of Key Ideas

15:10 to 15:30

Health Break

D. Session 4: Enhancing Biosecurity

15:30 to 16:00

Panel Presentations and Exchange

Biosecurity at the Border

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Panelists:

  • Fred Gaspar, Director General, Commerce and Trade, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canada
  • Romelito Lapitan, PhD, Director, Agro/Bio-Terrorism Countermeasures, US Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, USA
  • Dr. Megan Niederwerder, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS, USA

16:00 to 16:20

Biosecurity within the Border

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Panelists:

  • Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Managing Partner, Prairie Swine Health Services and Veterinary Counsellor, Canadian Pork Council (CPC), Canada
  • Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Centre, USA

16:20 to 16:55

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

16:55 to 17:00

Recap of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2

  • Facilitator: Daniel Normandeau

End of Day 1

18:30 to 21:30

Official Dinner: Twenty Two, Westin Hotel, Ottawa

Day 2: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

8:00 to 8:30

Registration

8:30 to 8:35

Introduction of Day 2 by Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal
  • Dr. Jack Shere

D. Session 4: Enhancing Biosecurity (continued)

8:35 to 9:20

Approaches to Managing Spread in Wildlife: Examples from the field

Moderator:

  • Caroline Ladanowski, Director, Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Panelists:

  • Dr. Petr Satran, Head of Animal Health and Welfare Unit State Veterinary Administration, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Dale Nolte, Feral Swine Program Manager, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
  • Dr. Roberto Navarro Lopez, Director, Exotic Animal Disease Commission, SENASICA, Mexico

9:20 to 9:30

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

9:30 to 9:50

Table Discussions: Exchange of ideas on recommended approaches and key areas for action in support of Enhancing Biosecurity

9:50 to 10:00

Sharing of Key Ideas

10:00 to 10:30

Health Break

E. Session 5: Ensuring Business Continuity

10:30 to 10:45

African Swine Fever – Reframing the Challenge

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Speaker:

  • Michael McCain, Chief Executive Officer, Maple Leaf Foods, Canada

Questions and Answers

10:45 to 11:15

Panel Presentations and Exchange

The use of zoning for disease control and business continuity (brief presentations and panel discussion)

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Panelists:

  • Dr. Kelly Rhodes, Senior Staff Officer, Regionalization Evaluation Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
  • Dr. Francisco Reviriego-Gordejo, Adviser on crisis management in food animals and plants, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission, EU
  • Dr. Jim Roth, Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, USA

11:15 to 11:30

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

11:30 to 12:00

The use of compartmentalization for business continuity: Presentations and panel discussion

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jack Shere

Panelists:

  • Dr. Matthew Stone, Deputy Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
  • Dr. Joyce Bowling-Heyward, National Director, Animal Import-Export, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
  • Dr. Krista Howden, Consultant, Maple Leaf Foods, Canada

12:00 to 12:20

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

12:20 to 12:40

Table Discussions: Exchange of ideas on recommended approaches and key areas for action in support of Ensuring Business Continuity

12:40 to 13:30

Lunch

13:30 to 13:40

Sharing of Key Ideas

F. Session 6: Coordinated Risk Communications

13:40 to 14:20

Panel Presentations and Exchange

Members of International Risk Communication Group

Moderator:

  • Daniel Normandeau (Forum Facilitator), President, ConversArt Consulting, Ottawa, Canada

Panelists:

  • Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis, Head of Communications, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
  • Ed Curlett, Director, Public Affairs, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
  • Andrea Moritz, Director, Media Relations, Issues Management and Ministerial Services, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada

14:20 to 14:40

Open Forum

  • Question and Answer Exchange

14:40 to 15:00

Table Discussions: Exchange of ideas on recommended approaches and key areas for action in support of Coordinated Risk Communications

15:00 to 15:10

Sharing of Key Ideas

15:10 to 15:30

Health Break

G. Session 7: The Way Forward

15:30 to 16:00

Key Messages and Next Steps

  • Co-Chairs: Dr. Jaspinder Komal and Dr. Jack Shere

Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Siddika Mithani, President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Canada
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Inscripción
Por invitación solamente

Shaw Centre
Canada Hall 3
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
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