Forum 2020

Due to the risk of COVID-19, the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council has elected to cancel the NFAHW Council Forum 2020 which was scheduled to be held on November 24 and 25, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario.  In lieu of Forum, we will be hosting three virtual events which will be held on November 10, 17, and 24, 2020.  Simultaneous translation will be provided for these events and as such will be available in both English and French.  

Registration is now OPEN! 

Virtual Event Program Overview:

Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 10 a.m. Central time

Assurance and Innovation A 2-hour virtual event that will explore consumer expectations, On Farm Advancements, and On Farm Assurance. 

 Setting the stage – What is driving change and innovation   

  • Lisa Keefe – Editor in chief - Meating Place – Assurance beyond the farm gate – Consumer expectations - Confirmed

Innovating in a complex environment

  • Marco Volpé – Poultry Producer - Hatchery Innovation – In Barn Hatching to Enhance Health and Welfare
  • Dr. Egan Brockhoff – Veterinary Counselor – Canadian Pork Council – discuss broad topics in swine innovation, adapting to sow stalls, geofencing, pain management and custom vaccination - Confirmed

Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Leaders 

  • Panel – Dave Taylor – Dairy Farmers of Canada and Dairy Producer, Aline Dimitri – Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Executive Director Animal Health, Dr. Nicole Wanamaker – Chief Veterinary Officer New Brunswick

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Tuesday November 17th, 2020 at 10 a.m. Central time

Animal Welfare – A Vision for the Future – A 2-hour virtual event that will explore advancing animal welfare in Canada, and the impacts of misinformation and critical events on human and animal welfare 

  • Dr. Marina Von Keyserlingk – University of British Columbia Professor and NSERC Industry Research Chair in Animal Welfare – Advancing Animal Welfare
  • Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton – Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Population Medicine, Director of Well-Being Programming, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph - A story of anti-agriculture campaigns, farmer mental health and animal welfare
  • Producer Perspective - Perspectives on advancing animal welfare and importance of farmer mental health
  • Barb Cartwright – Humane Canada Chief Executive Officer - Building partnerships to collaboratively advance farmed animal welfare
  • Panel Discussion 

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Tuesday November 24th, 2020  at 10 a.m. Central time

COVID-19 – Unintended Consequences and Lessons LearnedA 2-hour virtual event that will explore the animal health and welfare impacts of COVID-19 and ever-increasing importance of taking a One Health approach to manage human and animal disease events

  • Dr. Harpreet Kochhar – Associate Deputy Minister of Health Canada – Using Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Prepare for Animal Disease Events
  • Processing Industry Perspectives on the Impacts of COVID-19
  • John Ross and David Moss – Canadian Pork Council and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association - Animal Diseases are not the only ones that can impact Animal Production – COVID-19 and Responding to Its Unintended Consequences can help us prepare for the next event
  • Claire Citeau – Executive Director – Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance – International Trade Impacts of COVID-19
  • Panel Discussion 

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 REGISTER NOW for Forum 2020 

Please check back with our website regularly as we will be posting more detailed event agendas in the near future.