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Event
January 20, 2017

Meeting: Agrodefense: Challenges and Solutions (Agenda and Webstream Links)

 

 January 26, 2017

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

WATCH HERE:

 

Morning session (10:00 AM -12:00 PM)

Lunch keynote (12:15 -1:00 PM)

Afternoon session (1:15 PM - 3:45 PM)


 

10:00 – 10:15: Opening Remarks


  • Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle, Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
  • Former Homeland Security Advisor, Kenneth L. Wainstein, Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
  • President Richard B. Myers, Kansas State University (General, USAF – retired)

 

10:15 – 10:45: Congressional Perspective


  • The Honorable Roger Marshall, United States Representative, Kansas

 

10:45 – 12:00: Panel One – Prevention and Deterrence


  • Stephen Higgs, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Biosecurity Research Institute
  • Amy Kircher, DrPH, Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute, University of Minnesota
  • Steve Parker, MBA, MSCM, Head, North America Veterinary Public Health, Merial

 

12:15 – 1:00: Lunch Keynote – Leadership in Protecting the Agricultural Sector


  • Bret D. Marsh, DVM, Indiana State Veterinarian

 

1:15 – 2:15: Panel Two – Surveillance and Detection


  • Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
  • Ali S. Khan, MD, MPH, Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Kelly F. Lechtenberg, DVM, PhD, President, Midwest Veterinary Services/Central States Research Center/Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center

 

2:30 – 3:30: Panel Three – Preparedness, Response, Recovery & Mitigation


  • Jackie McClaskey, PhD, Secretary, Kansas Department of Agriculture
  • D. Charles Hunt, MPH, State Epidemiologist and Director, Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Curt J. Mann, DVM, Chief Executive, Empryse Group

 

3:30 – 3:45: Closing Remarks

  • President Richard B. Myers, Kansas State University (General, USAF – retired)
  • Former Homeland Security Advisor, Kenneth L. Wainstein, Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
  • Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle, Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense