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May 6, 2013

What is the FMD status of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network?

Diagnostic Technology Update: Strategic Development and Deployment - Dr. Sarah Tomlinson, Associate NAHLN Coordinator at USDA-APHIS-VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 6, 2013

What lessons and perspective on foot and mouth disease can be found from other countries' experience?

Response and Recovery Challenges Faced in FMD Outbreaks in Other Countries - Dr. Pam Hullinger, Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Epidemiology at UC Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 6, 2013

Do you know the detection and response steps for foot and mouth disease (FMD)?

Overview of Current FMD Countermeasures - Dr. Jon Zack, Director, Preparedness and Incident Coordination Staff at USDA – APHIS-VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Jon Zack runs through a scenario of an outbreak starting at time zero. Dr. Zack details some of the steps in the detection and response of foot and mouth disease (FMD). He looks at quarantines, movement controls, and business continuity actions. Dr. Zack advises to understand your FMD response goals and you FMD preparedness goals.

May 6, 2013

Do you know the foot and mouth disease outbreak terminology?

Outbreak Terminology: Definitions of Phases, Zones, and Premises - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Patrick Webb provides foot and mouth disease outbreak terminology and the informational tools to help bring everyone on the same page if an outbreak occurs. Recommended readings to help prepare: 1) the Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan (FAD PReP) and 2) the Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan Red Book.

May 6, 2013

Where does animal health authority leave off and private sector activity begin?

Government Preparedness Role and Response Framework: Where Animal Health Authority Leaves Off and Private Sector Agency Begins - Dr. Jon Zack, Director, Preparedness and Incident Coordination Staff at USDA – APHIS-VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 6, 2013

What steps should farm management teams put in place to become and stay prepared for FMD outbreaks?

Industry Perspectives on FMD Preparedness: Why Invest Now? - Mr. Charles Ahlem, Co-founding Owner, Hilmar Cheese, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 6, 2013

Foot and mouth disease just occurred on your operation... What are you going to say?

Crisis Communications Update: Messages and Channels - Ms. Stacey Stevens, VP, Media & Industry Affairs, DMI/National Dairy Council, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Ms. Stacey Stevens provides a communications plan perspective that can be utilized in the event of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. Some of the tools include messages tracks, feedback from consumer focus panel testing, and advice on how to develop and handle messages over the timeline of an outbreak.