Agenda

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SURVIVABILITY IN SWINE
Omaha Hilton Hotel, Omaha, NE
October 27 to 28, 2021

OCTOBER 26
6:00 – 8:00 pm Early Registration
OCTOBER 27
7:00 to 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
PLENARY SESSION
Grand Central Ballroom
Chair: Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Professor, Kansas State University
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Comments
8:45 am Overview of the Improving Pig Survivability Project
Dr. Jason Ross, Professor, Iowa State University
9:00 am Trends of US Swine Survivability
Ron Ketchem, Consultant, Swine Management Services, LLC A MetaFarms Company
9:30 am Trends of International Swine Survivability
Dr. Bill Christianson, Chief Operating Officer, PIC Genus Pork
10:00 am Economics of Mortality
Dr. Lee Schulz, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Advancing technology – Regulatory, Advocating, Future
Cassie Edgar, Intellectual Property Attorney, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
11:40 am Panel
12:00 pm Lunch
Chair: Dr. Kara Stewart, Associate Professor, Purdue University
1:15 pm Industry Successes and Failures on Pre-weaning Survivability
Dr. Gustavo Pizarro, Technical Service Director, Pipestone Veterinary System
1:50 pm Industry Successes and Failures on Post-weaning Survivability
Dr. Chris Rademacher, Clinical Professor, Iowa State University
2:25 pm Wean-to-Finish Bio-Security – Need for Change
Dr. Karine Talbot, Director of Animal Health, HyLife
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm The Human Element in Reducing Mortality (20 minutes each)
Valerie Duttlinger, Chief Analytics Officer, Summit SmartFarms, The Right People For The Right Job
Dr. Sarah Probst-Miller, Creative Director and President, AgCreate Solutions, Inc., Effective Training: What Works and What Does Not
Dr. Larry Coleman, Veterinarian, Vet Care, Do not lose the urgency
4:30 pm Social Responsibility of Pig Survivability
Dr. Justin Ransom, Sr. Director of Sustainable Food Strategy, Tyson Foods
5:10 pm What Did We Hear Today? Main points and take-always
Dr. Noel Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Iowa Select Farms
5:30 pm Reception
OCTOBER 28
6:45-7:45 am Breakfast
8:00 to 12:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
Concurrent session #1: Breeding Herd Mortality
Blackstone Ballroom A
Moderator: Dr. Anna Johnson, Professor, Iowa State University
8:00 am Recent sow survivability research results
8:30 am Opportunities for measureable impact – Dr. John Deen, Professor, University of Minnesota
9:00 am Open Session – Shared experiences, successes and failures
9:30 am Define priorities in applied research, management, facilities, etc. for future impact
10:00 am Break
Concurrent session #2: Post-weaning Mortality – Nursery
Blackstone Ballroom B
Moderator: Dr. Mike Tokach, Professor, Kansas State University
8:00 am Recent nursery survivability research results
8:30 am Opportunities for measureable impact –Dr. Deb Murray, Veterinarian, New Fashion Pork
9:00 am Open Session – Shared experiences, successes and failures
9:30 am Define priorities in applied research, management, facilities, etc. for future impact
10:00 am Break
Concurrent session #3 Preweaning Piglet Mortality
Blackstone Ballroom A
Moderator: Dr. Jason Woodworth, Kansas State University
10:30 am Recent preweaning survivability research results
10:45 am Opportunities for measureable impact – Dr. Kara Stewart, Associate Professor, Purdue University
11:15 am Open Session – Shared experiences, successes and failures
11:40 am Define priorities in applied research, management, facilities, etc. for future impact
12:00 pm Lunch
Concurrent session #4 Post-weaning Mortality – Finishing
Blackstone Ballroom B
Moderator: Dr. Chris Rademacher, Clinical Professor, Iowa State University
10:30 am Recent finishing survivability research results
10:45 am Opportunities for measureable impact – Dr. Jim Pillen, Owner, Pillen Family Farms
11:15 am Open Session – Shared experiences, successes and failures
11:40 am Define priorities in applied research, management, facilities, etc. for future impact
12:00 pm Lunch
PLENARY SESSION
Grand Central Ballroom
Chair: Dr. Jason Ross, Professor, Iowa State University
1:15 pm Pig survivability – A call to action
Dr. Brett Kaysen, Vice President of Sustainability, National Pork Board
2:00 pm Conference impressions: Now, what should we do to capture value academics and industry
Dr. Noel Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Select Farms and Dr. Mike Tokach, Professor, Kansas State University
2:30 pm Path Forward on Collaboration on Swine Survivability
Dr. Jason Ross, Professor, Iowa State University
2:45 pm Adjourn