AFIA Pet Food Conference

Jan. 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Virtual Event
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As of 11/17/20, subject to change

Pre-Recorded Speakers, available prior to January 26

Annual Report from AAFCO Erin Bubb, President, Association of American Feed Control Officials
Pet Food Production and Ingredient Analysis Rob Cooper, Institute for Feed Education and Research
U.S Trade Policy Under the New Administration Gina Tumbarello, American Feed Industry Association

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - Live Session

10:00 - 10:05 a.m.  Introduction and Welcome
10:05 - 10:30 a.m.

Pet Care in a Post-Pandemic World
Simon GunzburgEuromonitor International 

10:30 - 11:10 a.m

Planning for the Next Pandemic: How Behavioral Economics can Improve Supply Chain Planning
Jonathon Karlese, Chief Executive Officer, Northfind Management

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

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Friend of Pet Food Award Announcement 
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

International Trade Update
Ambassador Gregg Doud, Invited
Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the US Trade Representative

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 Feed, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Three graduate student presentations, topics and speakers to be announced by early December
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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. 


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