Forum 2020

NFAHW Council Forum is now RACE-approved. Forum participants will be able to obtain CE (continuing education) credit that is RACE-approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions which recognize American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE approval. Forum offers hours of CE with quality courses that assist veterinary professionals to meet the necessary obligations for licensure. Contact your regulatory body to verify if you have any questions.

Did you miss registration for the Forum 2020 virtual sessions?  Don’t worry, you can still get access to the sessions as they were all recorded. Click HERE to register now to enable access to the recordings. If you registered for the sessions, you can access the recordings at the links below.

Session 1 - Assurance and Innovation recording: Login

Session 2 - Animal Welfare - A Vision for the Future recording: Login

Session 3 - COVID 19 - Unintended Consequences and Lessons Learned recording: Login

Virtual Event #1 - Assurance and Innovation November 10  

Session 1 - Assurance and Innovation recording: Login

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Setting the stage – What is driving change and innovation    

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

Innovating in a complex environment 

  • Marco Volpe – Poultry Producer - Hatchery Innovation – In Barn Hatching to Enhance Health and Welfare
  • Dr. Egan Brockhoff – Veterinary Counselor – Canadian Pork Council – Innovation in Canadian Pork 
  • Dr. Shane Renwick – Manager, National Issues and Animal Welfare - Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative - SAVI: An Innovative Approach to Engaging Veterinarians on Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Corlena Patterson – Executive Director – Canadian Sheep Federation – Changing How We Manage Traceability 

Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Leaders  

  • Panel Discussion Dave Taylor – Dairy Farmers of Canada and Dairy Producer, Colleen Barnes – Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Vice President of Policy and Programs Branch, Dr. Nicole Wanamaker – Chief Veterinary Officer New Brunswick 

Virtual Event #2 - Animal Welfare - A Vision for the Future - November 17  

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  • Dr. Marina Von Keyserlingk – University of British Columbia Professor and NSERC Industry Research Chair in Animal Welfare – Advancing Animal Welfare - Where do we want to be in 20 years?
  • Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton – Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Population Medicine, Director of Well-Being Programming, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph - Campaigns Against Agriculture: A Risk Factor for Poor Farmer Mental Health and Poor Animal Welfare
  • René Roy  - Pork and Dairy Producer Perspective –- Perspectives on advancing animal welfare and importance of farmer mental health 
  • Barbara Cartwright – Chief Executive Officer, Humane Canada  - Building partnerships to collaboratively advance farmed animal welfare – a view from an animal welfare organization
  • Panel Discussion With Presenting Speakers  

Virtual Event #3 – COVID-19 - Unintended Consequences and Lessons Learned - November 24  

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  • Dr. Harpreet Kochhar – Associate Deputy Minister of Health - COVID-19 – A Lesson in Preparedness and Emergency Management – Using What We Have Learned to inform successful future animal health responses
  • Jarrod Gillig – Business Operations Supply Chain President, Cargill Protein North America - Evolving Food Production Practices and Maintaining Public Trust - COVID-19 and into the Future 
  • 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 - Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) - COVID & Trade: perspectives for Canadian agri-food exporters
  • Marianne Patten - Executive Secretary - Canadian Mink Breeders Association – COVID-19 and the mink industry
  • Panel Discussion -   Presenters along with Frédéric Seppey – Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Dr. Jaspinder Komal – Chief Veterinary Officer of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Steven Sternthal – Director General, Public Health Agency of Canada, Bobby Matheson, Dairy Farmers of Canada