Upcoming Meetings

2014 Veterinary Biologics Training Program

May 13-23, 2014 in Ames, Iowa

The Veterinary Biologics Training Program has been offered every year since 1996. More than 1600 individuals, including 498 international attendees from 82 countries have attended the program since it began. The course gives participants an overview of the scientific principles of vaccines and vaccination and of the USDA regulatory process for assuring the purity, safety, potency and efficacy of veterinary biologics.

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Past Meetings

2012 Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases

September 17-19, 2012 in Ames, Iowa

The primary objective of the workshop is to discuss state of the art measures to serve U.S. and international needs related to vaccine and diagnostic tool development for significant transboundary diseases.

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2011 Preventing, Detecting and Controlling the
Spectrum of Diseases Caused by BVDV

November 17-18, 2011 in San Diego, California

The fifth symposium on bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) was held for producers, researchers, and practicing, technical services and extension veterinarians who are interested in the latest information on preventing, detecting and controlling the spectrum of diseases caused by BVDV.

2011 International Aquaculture Biosecurity Conference

August 14-17, 2011 in Trondheim, Norway

A two day program of internationally-recognized keynote speakers and contributed posters and talks on aquaculture biosecurity. The goal of this conference was to provide expert opinions and tools for implementing practical, economic, and effective biosecurity plans and programs.

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2010 Symposium on Food and Agriculture Security

Presented by the Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

The Symposium was held in Madison, Wisconsin on October 18-20, 2010. Over 230 representatives from federal, state and local government, together with industry came from over 30 states and Canada to network and share ideas to reduce threats, minimize impacts, and more quickly recover from a food and agricultural security event. As a critical infrastructure, the food and agriculture sector constitutes one-sixth of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) - over a trillion dollars a year. A food/agriculture security event would have economic, social and psychological impacts.

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