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.

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What

57th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production

Where

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

When

Monday October 3, 2022 - Wednesday October 5, 2022
You're also invited to register for DCA's College Scholarship Golf Tournament, taking place on Oct. 6, the day after the National Meeting concludes. The tournament will take place at GlenRiddle Golf Club in nearby Berlin, Md.

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, October 3 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 4 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, cocktails and Maryland seafood buffet dinner
Wednesday, October 5 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by September 5 is $225; Registration after September 5 is $275


Session Option #2
Partial Conference (Monday-Tuesday)

Combined Session I; Poultry Health Session I; Processing Session

Monday, October 3 - Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 4 - Full day meeting, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, cocktails and Maryland seafood buffet dinner
Registration by September 5 is $150; Registration after September 5 is $200


Session Option #3
Partial Conference (Wednesday)

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

Wednesday, October 5 - Full day meeting, breakfast, break snacks and lunch
Registration by September 5 is $100; Registration after September 5 is $150


For All Session Options

Continuing education credits will be available. Student registration is free if received by September 5. Students must use this mail-in registration form to register and must show student ID at the meeting. No registration refunds will be made on cancellations after September 5. Substitutions are allowed without extra charges.

Optional $55 ticket for spouse or guest for the Tuesday, October 4 Maryland seafood buffet dinner

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Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort
Tel: (800) 638-2100
A limited number of discounted hotel room rates at the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort are available for the National Meeting. Book a discounted room with this link.
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. For ground transportation options between the Salisbury Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md. and the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort, 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.
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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 Holly Porter at porter@dcachicken.com or call 302-841-8203.
  • Or, if you wish to purchase a sponsorship package offline, use the orange button below to download a PDF form.
  • The sponsorship deadline is Sept. 2 @ 11:59 p.m.
Download Offline Form

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.

** This meeting is held in coordination with University of Maryland Extension and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension on Tuesday, October 4 in the evening in another location and is targeted to growers.


PACKAGE BENEFITS

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Presenting Sponsor
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Reception Sponsor
$5,000.00
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Lunch Sponsor
$5,000.00
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Breakfast Sponsor
$3,500.00

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Session Sponsor
$2,500.00
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Badge-holder Sponsor
$2,500.00

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Break Sponsor
$2,500.00
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Gold Sponsor
$2,000.00
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Grower Meeting Sponsor**
$1,000.00
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Silver Sponsor
$500.00
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This is a tentative agenda, and speakers or topics may be updated before the National Meeting begins.

 Monday, October 3, 2022

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

 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - (Combined Session I: Poultry Health and Processing)

Time Presentation/Event
6:00 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. Economic Updates - Supply Chain, Labor Shortages and Grain Markets
Speaker TBD
9:05 a.m. High Path Avian Influenza Overview
Dr. Mary Pantin-Jackwood, USDA
9:35 a.m. Questions and Answers
9:50 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Comparing Methods of Mass Depopulation
Dr. Kenneth Anderson, North Carolina State University
10:30 a.m. Depopulation Panel Discussion
USDA, Dr. Cia Johnson, AVMA, Dan Hougentogler, Hougentogler Enterprises LLC
11:15 a.m. Trade & Vaccination Panel Discussion
Dr. John Clifford, USAPEEC, Dawn Hunter, USDA/APHIS, Speaker TBD
12 p.m. Questions and Answers

 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - (Poultry Health Session I)

Time Presentation/Event
1:15 p.m. Basic Science of Natural NAE additives
Dr. Mike Kogut, USDA ARS
1:40 p.m. Research & Evaluation of NAE additives
Dr. Greg Mathis, Southern Poultry Research
2:05 p.m. Industry Perspective of NAE additives
Dr. Cori Robinson, Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc.
2:35 p.m. Questions and Answers
2:50 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Broiler Health Challenges in NAE production
Dr. Tyler Gamble, Pilgrim's Pride
3:40 p.m. Broiler Health Challenges in NAE production
Dr. Scott Gustin, Tyson Foods
4:05 p.m. Unusual Lesions in a Pseudomonas Case
Dr. Isabella Hannay, University of Georgia
4:25 p.m. Questions and Answers
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
5:15 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Maryland Seafood Buffet Dinner

 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - (Processing Session)

Time Presentation/Event
1:15 p.m. USDA/FSIS Updates
Speaker TBD
1:55 p.m. Industry Perspective of Processing Changes
Dr. Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
2:25 p.m. Questions and Answers
2:40 p.m. Break
2:55 p.m. Feed sanitation for salmonella control
Paul Davis, American Feed Industry Association
3:25 p.m. Feed sanitation for salmonella control
Dr. Chuck Hofacre, Southern Poultry Research Group
3:55 p.m. Labor shortages and Automation solutions discussion
Dr. Juan De Villena, Wayne Farms LLC; Eric Nolten, Meyn, Speaker TBD
4:40 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:15 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Maryland Seafood Buffet Dinner

 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - (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
Dr. Claudia Osorio, Chairperson, DCA Poultry Health and Welfare Committee
8:10 a.m. HPAI Lessons Learned & Improvements for the Future
Dr. Julie Gauthier, USDA; Dr. Michael Quist, Mountaire Farms; Speaker TBD
9:10 a.m. Break

 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - (Poultry Health Session II)

Time Presentation/Event
9:30 a.m. Clostridium Challenges
Dr. Hofacre, Southern Poultry Research Group
10:05 a.m. 1639 Broiler/Breeder Update
Dr. Mark Jackwood, University of Georgia
10:35 a.m. Questions and Answers
10:50 a.m. Pullet & Breeder Mortality Trends
Dr. Jose Bruzual, Aviagen
11:15 a.m. Pullet & Breeder Mortality Trends
Dr. Bret Rings, Cobb Vantress
11:40 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:55 p.m. Adjourn

 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - (Live Production Session)

Time Presentation/Event
9:30 a.m. Preparedness Training for HPAI
Gary Flory, Gary Flory Consulting
10:10 a.m. Wildlife mitigation for HPAI
Kevin Sullivan, USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services
10:30 a.m. Field Necropsy Training
Dr. Dan Bautista, Zoetis
10:50 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:00 a.m. Incubation/Hatchery Presentation
Dr. Mike Wineland, Hatchery Consultant
11:20 a.m. Brooding for Success
Dr. Stewart Ritchie, Canadian Poultry Consultants
11:40 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:50 a.m. Lunch
1:05 p.m. Outstanding Flock Supervisor Awards
Jennifer Feindt, DCA President
1:00 p.m. Outstanding Flock Supervisor Awards
Far Nasir, DCA President
1:15 p.m. Importance of Being Good Neighbors
Holly Porter, Delmarva Chicken Association
1:35 p.m. Litter Preparation Between Flocks
Joshua Payne, Poultry Guard
1:55 p.m. Ammonia Control Importance
Jared Thomson, Integrated Poultry Services
2:15 p.m. Ventilation and Bird Comfort Research
Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension
2:35 p.m. Questions and Answers
2:50 p.m. Adjourn