AFIA Pet Food Conference

Jan. 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Virtual Event
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Agenda

As of 12/17/20, subject to change

Pre-Recorded Speakers, available prior to January 26

Update from the AAFCO Mid-year Meeting

Erin Bubb, President, Association of American Feed Control Officials

Supplier Showcase: Alltech 

Pet Food Production and Ingredient Analysis

Rob Cooper, Institute for Feed Education and Research

Supplier Showcase: Trouw Nutrition USA & ADM Pet Nutrition 

U.S Trade Policy Under the New Administration

Gina Tumbarello, American Feed Industry Association

Supplier Showcase: Diamond V

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - Live Session

10:00 - 10:03 a.m.  Introduction and Welcome
Juan Gomez, Global Director, Companion Animals, Alltech
10:03 - 10:05 a.m.  Supplier Showcase Spotlight: Trouw Nutrition, USA
10:05 - 10:30 a.m. Pet Care in a Post-Pandemic World
Jared Koerten, Euromonitor International 
10:30 - 11:10 a.m Planning for the Next Pandemic: How Behavioral Economics can Improve Supply Chain Planning
Jonathon Karelse, Chief Executive Officer, NorthFind Management, Keynote Speaker 
11:10 - 11:50 a.m. The Impact of Animal Proteins and Fats on the Sustainability of Pet Food
Ansen Pond, Ph.D., Head of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory, Pilgrims/JBS
BREAK
1:15 - 1:17 p.m. Afternoon Welcome
Scott Baker, Marketing Manager, SEM Minerals, LP
1:17 - 1:19 p.m.  Supplier Showcase Spotlight: ADM Pet Nutrition 
1:20 - 1:30 p.m.  Friends of Pet Food Award Announcement 
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. International Trade Update
Ambassador Gregg Doud
2:15 - 2:55 p.m. Training Dogs for Disease Detection: Their Role in Detecting Cancer and COVID 
Jennifer Essler, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
2:55 - 3:30 p.m. Federal Regulatory Update - U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2021
David Edwards, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Animal Feeds, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Graduate Student Presentations  
  • Grains on the Brain: A Survey of Dog Owner Purchasing Habits Related to Grain-Free Diets
    Sydney Banton, University of Guelph, Ontario
     
  • A Challenge for High-Pressure Processing Pasteurization of Raw Pet Foods
    Xinyao Wei, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
     
  • Dietary Choline and its Lipotropic Effects for the Benefit of Companion Animals
    Hannah Godfrey, University of Guelph, Ontario
   
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Contact Us

 
LOUISE CALDERWOOD     (703) 558-3568     LCALDERWOOD@AFIA.ORG

Contact Louise, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs, any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations. 

SARAH NOVAK     (703) 558-3574       SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 

LYNETTE TUCKER   (703) 558-3573    LTUCKER@AFIA.ORG

Contact Lynette, AFIA’s specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships and registration.