Agenda

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SURVIVABILITY IN SWINE
Omaha Hilton Hotel, Omaha, NE
October 28 to 29, 2020

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OCTOBER 27
6:00 – 8:00 pm Early Registration
OCTOBER 28
7:00 to 8:30 am Registration  
PLENARY SESSION
Grand Central Ballroom
Chair: Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University
8:30 am Welcome
8:45 am Overview of the Improving Pig Survivability Project
Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University
9:00 am Trends of US Swine Survivability
Ron Ketchem, SMS a division of MetaFarms
9:30 am Trends of International Swine Survivability
Bill Christianson, PIC
10:00 am Economics of Mortality
Lee Schulz, Iowa State University
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Advancing technology – Regulatory, Advocating, Future
Cassie Edger, Mckee, Voorhees, and Sease, PLC
11:40 am Panel Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Industry Successes and Failures on Pre-weaning Survivability
Gustavo Pizarro, Pipestone Veterinary Systems
2:10 pm Industry Successes and Failures on Post-weaning Survivability
Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University
2:50 pm Wean-to-finish Bio-security – Need for Change
Speaker – TBD
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm The Human Element in Reducing Mortality (20 minutes each)
Valerie Duttlinger, Summit SmartFarms, Right People for the Right Job
Sarah Probst-Miller, Ag Create Solutions, Effective Training: What Works and What Does Not
Larry Coleman, DVM – Do Not Lose the Urgency
4:40 pm Social Responsibility of Pig Survivability
Justin R. Ransom, Sr. Director, Sustainable Food Strategy, Tyson Foods
5:15 pm What Did We Hear Today? Main points and take-always
Noel Williams, Iowa Select Farms
5:30 pm Reception
OCTOBER 29
8:00 to 12:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
Concurrent session #1: Breeding Herd Mortality
Blackstone Ballroom A
8:00 am Opportunities for Measurable Impact – Fernando Bortolozzo, Brazil
8:45 am TED talk on Improving Pig Survivability project research results – Pelvic Organ Prolapse project, Iowa State University
9:00 am TED talk on Improving Pig Survivability project research results – TBD
9:15 am Panel Discussion
10:00 am Break
Concurrent session #2: Post-weaning Mortality – Nursery
Blackstone Ballroom B
8:00 am Opportunities for Measurable Impact – Deb Murray, New Fashion Pork
8:45 am TED talk on Improving Pig Survivability project research results – Post-weaning mortality literature review
Jordan Gebhardt Kansas State University
9:00 am TED talk on Improving Pig Survivability project research results – TBD
9:15 am Panel Discussion
10:00 am Break
Concurrent session #3 Preweaning Piglet Mortality
Grand Central Ballroom A
10:30 am Opportunities for Measurable Impact – Kara Stewart, Purdue University
11:00 am TED talk on Improving Pig Survivability project research results – TBD
11:15 am Panel Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
Concurrent session #4 Post-weaning Mortality – Finishing
Blackstone Ballroom B
10:30 am Opportunities for Measurable Impact – Jim Pillen, Pillen Family Farms
11:00 am TED talk on Improving Pig Survivability project research results – TBD
11:15 am Panel Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
PLENARY SESSION
Grand Central Ballroom
Chair: Jason Ross, Iowa State University
1:15 pm Call to Action for our Industry
Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board
2:00 pm Conference impressions: Now, What Should We Do to Capture Value?
Noel Williams, Iowa Select Farms and Mike Tokach, Kansas State University
2:30 pm Path Forward on Collaboration on Swine Survivability
Jason Ross, Iowa State University
2:45 pm Adjourn