2021 Digital Animal Health Summit Agenda

Customize your digital Animal Health Summit experience by managing your own virtual video meeting rooms and choosing from robust recorded and LIVE stream programming.

10+ On-Demand Webinars 

August 24 - September 30, 2021

Industry leaders addressing the industry's most pressing topics:

  • From “cruelty-free” to “sustainable”; What Does it Mean and How Do You Capture Public Sentiment Without Exposing Your Company?
  • Regulatory Update- Cell-Based Meats + OTC Animal Products + CBD + Feed Additives
  • How to Talk to the FDA
  • An Overview of NBAF's Enhanced Capabilities
  • Telehealth: A Bridge to The Future of Pet Care
  • Partnering For Innovation
  • How to Win Investor Capital
  • Precision (Livestock) Farming Feeds the Future
  • Meeting Consumer Needs in a Changing World

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Emerging Company Presentations

August 24 - September 30, 2021

Twelve early-stage companies will present their innovations, with entries such as technology that improves animal welfare and access to care, products that prevent and treat disease in pets and livestock, and systems that protect data and investments. Since the inception of the event, emerging companies have raised almost $467 million, with several receiving licensing agreements or distribution contracts. An investor profile on each company will be included in conference materials.  

Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT                

1:1 Business Partnering

  • Access to a robust company directory of registered attendees

  • Management of your own virtual video meeting rooms

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CDT        

LIVE Leader's Circle | Executive Panel - Insights From Top Leaders

  • Kristin Bonham | Vice President Animal Nutrition and Health North America, DSM
  • Rick DeLuca | President, Merck Animal Health
  • Randolph Legg | President and Head of Commercial Business, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Jesper Nordengaard | President, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
  • Kimberly Young | President, Animal Health Corridor - Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Leader's Circle | Innovation in Animal Health, Past, Present and Future: A History of Disruption and Development of New Markets

  • A look back on the sources of innovation in the animal health industry and how waves of innovation disrupted the industry and developed new markets.
  • Explore current and future innovation trends in large corporations and startup companies that will likely fuel future disruption and new technologies.

    • Fabian Kausche, Dr.med.vet, M.S. | President and Owner, FK Consulting, LLC
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Leader's Circle | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Driving Diversity into Ag and Animal Health

  • Join National Geographic’s “Critter Fixers: Country Vets” stars Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard Hodges for a Q&A session on one of the industry’s most pressing topics; DEI.

  • Hear first hand how Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Hodges' journey has inspired them to help the younger generation looking into veterinary medicine.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Leader's Circle | It's Time!

  • Hear directly from the Corridor Board on the successes of the industry, our focus on the future, continued impact of the Spirit of Service program and our role in ensuring our industry is fostering a diverse talent pool.

    • Simon Walley | Managing Director, Biomin America, Inc. - Chairman
    • Spencer Breithaupt | Vice President of Sales & Supply Chain Solutions, AmerisourceBergen MWI Animal Health - Vice Chairman 
    • Faz Bashi | President & CEO, Anubis Bio Corporation

    • Scott Bormann | Senior Vice President, North America, Merck Animal Health

    • Laura Dennis | Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Xoran Technologies

    • Margan Mulvaney | Executive Director, Human Resources, Merck Animal Health 

    • John Nohe | President & CEO, JNA Advertising
    • Chris Ragland | CEO, Animalytix, LLC
    • Karthik Ramachandran, Ph.D. | Vice President & Co-Founder, Likarda, LLC 
    • Ed Robb | Chief Veterinary Officer, Healthy Cow Corporation 
    • Lisa Tamayo | CEO & Co-Founder, Scollar
    • Tom Weaver | Founder & CEO, PetMedix, Ltd

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT

1:1 Business Partnering

  • Access to a robust company directory of registered attendees

  • Management of your own virtual video meeting rooms
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

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LIVE Leader's Circle | Transforming Marketing Operations in Animal Health – Going Digital 

  • How animal health companies are moving from traditional marketing to digital marketing - why is it critical?
  • How COVID-19 has driven change in marketing operations and how areas of focus have evolved

    • Mario Cabrera | Head of Marketing-US Pet Business, Boehringer Ingelheim

    • Nancy Davidson | Digital Transformation Lead, Merck Animal Health
    • Kim Gnatt | Chief Digital Officer, Elanco 
    • Allison Redmond | Head of Petcare Rx and Customer Marketing, Zoetis

    • Nitin Raizada | Vice President, Commercial Innovation, Indegene - Moderator
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

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LIVE Leader's Circle | Voice of the Customer- Build a Winning Partnership

  • Hear directly from a practice owner, a producer, dean of a veterinary college and the Chief Veterinary Officer at the American Veterinary Medical Association, followed by real time Q&A. 
  • How can industry help with recruitment and retention of veterinarians and veterinary technicians?
  • The role of strategic marketing and communications in connecting with customers.
  • Finding the win-win in relationships between industry, academia and private practice.

    • Dr. Scott Bernick, DVM | Practice Owner

      • Animal Family Veterinary Care Center in Davenport, IA
      • Furever Family Veterinary Care Center in East Moline, IL
      • Pet Medical Center in Ames, IA
      • Member of Veterinary Management Group (VMG) 17
    • Brandon Depenbusch | VP of Cattle Operations, Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. 

    • Gail C. Golab, PhD, DVM, MANZCVS, DACAW | Chief Veterinary Officer, American Veterinary Medical Association 
    • Carolyn Henry, DVM | Dean - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
    • Eric Danielson | Director of Business Development, CRB - Moderator

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CDT

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LIVE Leader's Circle | Communication Strategies and Approaches

  • Innovation: myth vs. reality
  • What do customers care about?
  • How to communicate to customers

    • Jack Malcolm | Owner, Falcon Performance Group

      THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT                                         
    1:1 Business Partnering

    • Access to a robust company directory of registered attendees

    • Management of your own virtual video meeting rooms

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CDT                      

    LIVE Leader's Circle | Facts vs. Feelings: Challenging Prevailing Views on the Future of Veterinary Medicine

    • Matthew Salois, Ph.D. | Chief Economist, American Veterinary Medical Association

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m. CDT

    LIVE Leader's Circle | Top Priorities for USDA and NIFA

    • Dr. Carrie Castille who was just appointed to a six-year term as the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will highlight the top priorities of the new administration. 

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