Join more than 400 attendees from across the United States and hear the latest updates on research and policies regarding poultry diseases, processing, and managing bird health and animal welfare on the farm.

Presenting Sponsors

What

56th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production

Where

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland

When

Monday September 27, 2021 - Wednesday September 29, 2021

Who

Veterinarians, processing facility managers, quality assurance managers and supervisors, grow-out managers, live production managers, flock supervisors, growers, pharmaceutical representatives, allied businesses, government regulators and officials, research faculty, university extension and others involved in the poultry industry.

Registration

Session Option #1
Full Conference (Monday-Wednesday)

Combined Sessions I & II; Poultry Health Sessions I & II; Processing Session; Live Production Session

Monday, September 27 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, September 28 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, cocktails and Maryland seafood buffet dinner
Wednesday, September 29 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by August 27 is $200; Registration after August 27 is $250


Session Option #2
Partial Conference (Monday-Tuesday)

Combined Session I; Poultry Health Session I; Processing Session

Monday, September 27 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, September 28 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, cocktails and Maryland seafood buffet dinner
Registration by August 27 is $100; Registration after August 27 is $150


Session Option #3
Partial Conference (Wednesday)

Combined Session II; Poultry Health Session II; Live Production Session

Wednesday, September 29 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by August 27 is $100; Registration after August 27 is $150


For All Session Options

Optional $50 ticket for spouse or guest for the Tuesday, September 28 Maryland seafood buffet dinner

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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Tel: (800) 638-2100 or (410) 524-3535
Fax: (410) 524-3834
Check in after 4:00 p.m.
Check out before 11:00 a.m.
A limited number of discounted hotel room rates at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel are available for the National Meeting, and can be booked online at this link. Enter DP0926 as the group code.
A limited number of condominium suites in the Marigold Beach Suites next to the Clarion, with full kitchens and larger rooms, are also available at discounted rates and can be booked online at this link. Enter 0926DP as the group code.
There are many other hotels along Coastal Highway. To learn more about Ocean City, visit www.ococean.com.
The closest airport to Ocean City, Maryland is the Salisbury Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md. Avis, Enterprise & Hertz offer rental car services at the airport terminal, and Uber or Lyft services may be available. For ground transportation options between the Salisbury Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md. and the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, visit flysbyairport.com.
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) are the closest major airports available, each approximately 2.5 hours from Ocean City. There are several rental car services available at each airport.
Clarion

Clarion

Newly renovated hotel and condominium rooms.

To claim a sponsorship package:

  • Click the "buy" button for an available package below to pay online with a credit card.
  • Or you can contact Maureen Duffy at duffy@dcachicken.com or call 302-841-8203.
  • The sponsorship deadline is Aug. 30.

Some sponsorships are limited and given on a first come first served basis and are not guaranteed to be available at the time of payment submission.
If the package you choose becomes unavailable before payment submission you will have the opportunity to select another package.
If the package you choose becomes unavailable during payment submission, your card will not be charged and you will have the opportunity to select another package.


PACKAGE BENEFITS

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EVENT SPONSOR*
$7,500.00

SOLD OUT
RECEPTION SPONSOR*
$5,000.00
2 left
LUNCH SPONSOR*
$5,000.00
4 left
BREAKFAST SPONSOR*
$3,500.00
4 left
SESSION SPONSOR*
$2,500.00
6 left
BADGE-HOLDER SPONSOR*
$2,500.00

SOLD OUT
GOLD SPONSOR
$1,000.00
Unlimited
SILVER SPONSOR
$500.00
Unlimited
BRONZE SPONSOR
$250.00
Unlimited
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Opportunity to place giveaways at registration table          
Name mentioned in press release          
30 second PSA during meeting        
Logo listed in pre event marketing material                
Opportunity to place giveaways on prime tables        
Logo listed on website with link        
Social Media Mentions        
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Mentions during meeting  
Logo or name listed on printed materials as applicable
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*Some sponsorships are limited and given on a first come first served basis.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this meeting!


Presenting Sponsors

Reception Sponsor

This is a tentative agenda, and speakers or topics may be updated before the National Meeting begins.

 Monday, September 27, 2021

Time Presentation/Event
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reception

 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - (Combined Session I: Poultry Health and Processing)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Claudia Osorio, Chairperson, DCA Poultry Health and Welfare Committee
8:10 a.m. Keynote Speaker: USDA/FSIS Vision for the Future
Sandra Eskin, USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety
8:55 a.m. CDC Salmonella and Poultry Update
Dr. Robert Tauxe, Director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, CDC
9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
9:45 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Using Your Data to Inform Your Pathogen Intervention Strategies
Timothy Buisker, Smart Data Science Solutions
10:40 a.m. Live Side Interventions to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens
Dr. Charles Hofacre, Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc.
11:15 a.m. The State of the U.S. Chicken Business: Before and After COVID-19
Michael Donohue, Agri Stats Inc.
12 p.m. Questions and Answers

 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - (Poultry Health Session I)

Time Presentation/Event
1:30 p.m. Innovative Technology to Improve Poultry Production
Colin Usher and Dr. Jie Xu, Georgia Tech Research Institute
2:10 p.m. Marek's Disease: Current Status and Control Measures
Dr. Isabel Gimeno, NCSU
2:35 p.m. Field Experiences with Inclusion Body Hepatitis
Dr. Suzanne Dougherty, Pilgrim's Pride
3:00 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Overview and Mitigation Strategies for Mycotoxins in Poultry
Dr. Mark LaVorgna, Devenish
4:00 p.m. Mycotoxin Detection in Feed and Animals: New Diagnostics
Dr. Rachel Thiemann, Mississippi State University
4:25 p.m. Field Experiences with Mycotoxins
Dr. Sara Throne, Simmons Foods
4:50 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:05 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Maryland Seafood Buffet Dinner

 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - (Processing Session)

Time Presentation/Event
1:30 p.m. Innovative Technology to Improve Poultry Production
Colin Usher and Daniel Sabo, Georgia Tech
2:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:00 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. Salmonella Vaccination: Current Status and Future Solutions
Dr. Chuck Hofacre
3:50 p.m. Campylobacter Vaccination: A Novel Approach
Dr. Christine Szymanski, UGA
4:20 p.m. Balancing the Cost of Food Safety
Mike Donohue, Agristats
4:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Seafood Buffet Dinner

 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - (Combined Session II: Poultry Health and Live Production)

Time Presentation/Event
6:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Emergency Response for Poultry Flocks During the Texas Freeze of 2021: Field Experiences
Dr. Kevin Kessler, Tyson Foods
8:30 a.m. State Perspective on the Texas Freeze of 2021
Dr. Andy Schwartz
8:50 a.m. Emergency Response for Poultry Flocks During the Texas Freeze of 2021: Association Experiences
J.C. Essler, Texas Poultry Federation
9:10 a.m. Local Emergency Preparedness for Extreme Weather
Joe Thomas, Sussex County Emergency Operations Center
9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
9:45 a.m. Break

 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - (Poultry Health Session II)

Time Presentation/Event
10:10 a.m. Genetic Selection for Reproductive Traits in Broilers
Dr. Mark Cooper, Cobb
10:35 a.m. Breeder Male Management to Optimize Fertility
Randall Vickery, Aviagen
11:00 a.m. Optimal Egg Quality
Dr. Rob Green, Cobb
11:25 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:45 p.m. Adjourn

 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - (Live Production Session)

Time Presentation/Event
10:10 a.m. Optimizing Water Quality
Speaker TBD
10:45 a.m. Optimizing House Ventilation Quality
Mike Czarick, University of Georgia
11:20 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:35 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Outstanding Flock Supervisor Awards
Jennifer Feindt, DCA President
1:00 p.m. Current Legal Issues
Paul Goeringer, University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative
1:20 p.m. Ambient Air Monitoring Data Update
James Boyle, Maryland Department of the Environment
1:40 p.m. Greater Benefits of Vegetative Environmental Buffers
Bud Malone, Malone Poultry Consulting
2:00 p.m. Questions and Answers
2:15 p.m. Biosecurity Basics
Dr. Nathaniel L. Tablante, University of Maryland
2:35 p.m. Importance of Rodent, Fly and Pest Control
Dr. Cassie Krejci, Texas A&M University
2:55 p.m. Mortality Management for Proper Biosecurity
Dr. Gary Felton, University of Maryland
3:20 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:35 p.m. Adjourn