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Animal Health Summit On-Demand Webinars

Customize your virtual event experience by selecting from our robust library of on-demand content!

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Something for Everyone

Hear from top thought leaders in the animal health industry as well as leaders representing expertise in government relations, finance, workforce, distribution, sustainability and design/build.

Content will be available 24/7 from August 31-September 30

How Facilities Can Become an Asset to Workplace Culture, Productivity and Health

Hadley Stolte_CLR-0019-bHadley Stolte AIA,NCARB
Architect, Laboratory Planner, Principal | The Clark Enersen Partners

This session identifies the feedback loop among the built environment, workplace culture, and the human-animal bond that makes our industry special. Setting the table with facility planning best practices, we will discuss how to access current real estate inventory, the effects on both external and internal perceptions, as well as the bottom line. The right facility doesn’t have to be expensive, but it must have the flexibility to mirror current market demands and provide employees with a sense of pride and comfort. With human animal bond at the forefront of current design trends, we will provide examples of how a facility can become an asset by creating long term value related to culture and heath.


LEAN Project Delivery

Marc HansonMarc Hanson

Director, Business Operations | CRB

This presentation highlights the introduction of LEAN Project Delivery for Design and Construction. It will cover topics such as Value Streams, Last Planner, and Industry Trends.


Workplace Strategies for a Post Covid World

Emily HarroldEmily Harrold, AIA, NCIDQ
Interior Architect & Associate Principal | Gould Evans

This conversation will review post-pandemic modifications regarding social norms and work habits for offices to consider. Strategies will anticipate physical, cognitive and emotional risk to the users in workplace environments, followed by strategies to address the risk both companies and employees will be forced to address. 

Technology in the Age of COVID-19: Sustainability and Safety Wins

Charles JabaraCharles Jabara
Project Manager | CRB

Join Charles Jabara as he outlines a variety of technologies being utilized in the age of COVID-19 that are reducing both personal and corporate carbon footprints. CRB is designing & constructing two animal health facilities that will be located 2,000 and 4,500 miles from our home office in the Kansas City area. COVID-19 was the catalyst for new technologies benefiting sustainability and safety. 


Designing HVAC Systems for Safer Spaces

Dustin Enviro 1018Dustin Schafer, PE
Director of Engineering, Senior Vice President | Henderson Engineers

We are all coming to terms with what it means to manage the risk of infection in our buildings. While there isn’t a one size fits all solution, social distancing, surface cleaning, and HVAC air cleaning strategies all play a role in keeping occupants safe. This webinar briefly describes the transmission vectors by which infection can spread within a building and focuses on what can be done from an HVAC system design perspective to reduce the risk of airborne transfer of viral or bacterial infection between building occupants.

Pre-Capital Planning and the Site Selection Process

CourtneyCourtney Dunbar, CEcD, EDFP, AICP
Site Selection and Economic Development Manager | Burns & McDonnell

By gaining real data in the pre-capital planning stage, animal health and allied primary corporations can achieve a solid basis for making critical operational and locational decisions.  In this session, industry leaders will learn how the pre-capital planning process leads to an optimal site selection outcome for new, expanding, or relocating industries.

The USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program: A Place to Start

Timothy ConnerTimothy Conner, Ph.D.

Acting Deputy Director, Institutes of Bioenergy Climate and Environment | USDA

Acting Deputy Director Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition | National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 

USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. The program stimulates technological innovations and strengthens the role of federal research and development in support of small businesses. The presentation will provide an overview of the program and relevance to AHS participants.

Consumer Meat Demand Drives Your Profitability

Schroeder-7-22Ted Schroeder, Ph.D.
Professor | Kansas State University

Consumer demand for meat is critical for the livestock production industry to be profitable.This webinar uses beef as an example to showcase why consumer demand is important and how it translates into value.

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility- Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply and Public Health

Ken Burton _staff photo (1)Kenneth Burton, DVM
Coordinator | USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

NBAF is a world-class science facility for large animal agricultural research, training, and diagnostics that will be owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In the facility, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will conduct comprehensive research, develop vaccines and antivirals, and provide enhanced diagnostic and training capabilities to protect the U.S. against transboundary, emerging, and zoonotic animal diseases that threaten our food supply, agricultural economy, and public health. During this presentation, we’ll present NBAF’s mission and vision, review the development timeline, discuss facility features, and offer an update on our operational status and hiring to date.


Biodefense Research at USDA: Predicting the Emergence of New Pathogens

Cyril GayCyril Gay, DVM, Ph.D.
Senior National Program Leader, Animal Production and Protection | Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture

To date, scientists have failed to successfully predict the emergence of any of the new and emergency pathogens of the 21st century, including SARS, pandemic H1N1, MERS-CoV, Zika, or SARS-CoV-2.  Biodefense research at USDA has historically focused on preparing and responding to disease outbreaks, but can research help predict the emergence of the next pandemic pathogen?  This presentation will explore challenges and new approaches that may help predict the emergence of new pathogens that pose a threat to animals and public health.   

Transformation and Disruption in Veterinary Medicine: Lessons from COVID-19

Salois HeadshotMatthew Salois, Ph.D.
Chief Economist | American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Join Dr. Matthew Salois as he provides an overview of the economic impacts of COVID-19 on veterinary practices, how practices can successfully navigate through the coming economic challenges, and the importance of innovation and reimagination of veterinary medicine in a time of transformation.

Veterinary Telemedicine & The VCPR

Mark CushingMark Cushing, JD
Founder & Managing Partner, Co-founder of Veterinary Virtual Care Association | Animal Policy Group

Pet Nation is growing, and the veterinary profession has every opportunity to grow and innovate along side pet parents. Veterinary virtual care has been around for along time, it was proven during the pandemic and is here to stay!

How USDA NIFA and Land-grant Universities are Addressing COVID-19 Impact on Animal Agriculture

deb UNL photo 1 201209Deb Hamernik, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Animal Systems | National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

Both USDA and Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences at Land-Grant Universities have risen to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture provided rapid response funding to address critical gaps in knowledge about how COVID-19 could potentially impact animal health and safety of animal products. The research and extension at Land-grant University addressed the needs of the producers as well as processors through research and engagement. This webinar will provide examples of these activities in the context of resilience and robustness of our food systems.


Tips for Successful Media Interviews

Wright_Susan - hero S_ASusan Wright, MBA
Director of Content & Public Relations| Stephens & Associates

Every company – big or small, new or established – will benefit from engaging with the media. In the best-case scenario, those interactions will be numerous, given that data shows consumers continue to trust media outlets over branded information. Media interviews can be both exhilarating and a little overwhelming, but a well-delivered interview will pay major dividends for your brand. In this webinar, we will cover the media landscape, what reporters want, how to establish control and be a memorable spokesperson, tactics for handling the tough questions, and much more.

Forces Disrupting Animal Health and Nutrition

Michael HelmstetterMichael Helmstetter, Ph.D.
Founder, President & CEO | TechAccel, LLC

The animal health market is becoming increasingly dynamic, paralleling the pace of change in the agricultural technology market. The constant in both markets, of course, is change. 

So, what’s behind the change? Pressure from within, pressure from the external environment – including investors – and pressure from consumers. We will discuss a handful of forces we see that are creating the pressure.

Harmonizing Cell Therapy Development and Manufacturing

Stehno-BittelLisa Stehno-Bittel, Ph.D.
President | Likarda, LLC

The current state of human cell therapies, including the successes and challenges, can direct the development of veterinary products. We will suggest a unifying approach to critical quality characterization assays for product release and discuss the advantages and challenges of allogeneic cell therapies from a manufacturing perspective.

How Should Your Brand Behave Now?

John NoheJohn Nohe
CEO | JNA Advertising

COVID-19 has sent ripples through the branding world. How you handle your marketing in the months, and years to come will be as important as anything you do. It will be different for every brand, but pandemic marketing needs to be responsive and sensitive to the changing consumer climate. Despite the uncertainty, there are clear marketing strategies you should consider now.

Positively Impacting Antimicrobial Resistance: Then and Now

Justin Welsh 3Justin Welsh, DVM
Executive Director, US Livestock Technical Services | Merck Animal Health

A discussion of antimicrobial resistance in animal health with respect to past, present, and future trends and interventions.  The objective will be to share (visions of) how emerging technologies in individual animal and population monitoring can combat AMR and preserve antibiotic efficacy while maximizing animal wellbeing.

Meeting the Changing Needs of Pet Owners With Technology

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Lisa Tamayo 
Susan Robel 
Brand Manager, Consumer Innovation & Ideation

Lisa Tamayo, Scollar CEO, and Susan Robel, Brand Manager, Consumer Innovation & Ideation for Elanco, discuss their collaboration to create a robust ecosystem for pet parents. Learn how a global corporation is working with a technology startup to satisfy the changing needs of people and their furry family members.

  • Learn about the groundbreaking IoT open platform ecosystem designed for companion animals
  • Hear how a startup and a regulated company overcome obstacles to work effectively together
  • Discover how both teams bring a growth mindset into creating groundbreaking technology
  • Understand how both teams have shared knowledge and best practices to enable deep collaboration
  • Learn how research and data is used to create a pet owner focused technology ecosystem

Product Development: Value Creation Through Partnership

Edward McGruderEdward McGruder, Ph.D.
Global Head of Research, Development & Innovation | Argenta

How to combine the strong elements of your company’s culture & capabilities with the expertise of external partners to excel your product development. Edward’s experience ranges from startup biotech to big pharma. In this webinar he focuses on how to use the strong, unique elements of your company’s culture & capabilities and combine them with the expertise of external partners to excel your product development.

Product Development: The Journey of an Award-Winning Pharmaceutical

Rana AliRana Ali, BEng, MEng
Global Head of Innovation | Argenta

In this webinar we take you on a journey of a product that started as a molecule and that ended as an award-winning pharmaceutical. We’ll share insights and lessons learned, such as the importance of partnerships and starting with the end in mind.

Supplying the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank: Protecting Livestock and Safeguarding Our US Food Supply from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)

Steve_BorenSteve Boren
Vice President of U.S. Livestock Business | Boehringer Ingelheim

The USDA recently awarded Boehringer Ingelheim a contract to help supply a vaccine bank to protect US livestock from a potential outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). That will protect US livestock and safeguard our food supply. It’s the latest example of Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to enhancing the well-being of animals and people. 

Animal Disaster Response Programs During Covid-19

Denise Headshot 1 2020Denise Bash
Director of Disaster Response | GreaterGood.Org

This webinar will focus on sharing programs designed to provide support to pet owners, humane organizations and government agencies during the Covid-19 pandemic by  Areas addressed include pet food security, foster programs, safety-net veterinary care and more!

Building the Future of Elanco Innovation

Scott H HeadshotScott Holmstrom, Ph.D.
Vice President, Product Development and Regulatory Innovation | Elanco

This webinar provides an overview of Elanco’s vision and the strategy to realize it. Our aspirations, context, and focus for innovation will also be discussed.

USMCA – Certification of Origin

Adam HillAdam Hill, LCB, CCS, CES

President and Chief Operating Officer | Scarbrough Group of Companies

The United States-Mexico-Canada agreement entered into force on July 1, 2020.  Find out what is required on the new “NAFTA” certificate of origin. Who can sign it? Is an actual form required?


Online Fulfillment 101

Mark hardingMark Harding

Warehouse Manager | Scarbrough Warehousing, Inc.

Whether you are fulfilling orders yourself or you are outsourcing to a 3PL, find out best practices of e-commerce and online order fulfillment.  How does it work?


Managing from Home

Maja_ HeadshotMaja Haney
Account Manager | Aerotek

Managing employees while working from home can be quite challenging. We will talk through some of the best practices that my colleagues and I have implemented for both internal employees working remotely and our contingent labor force deployed at work sites.

Overcoming Obstacles and Identifying Opportunities in the Animal Health Marketplace

StacyPursellHeadshotColorFulJacket2018Stacy Pursell, B.A., CPC, CERS
Founder and CEO | The VET Recruiter

So far, 2020 has been a historic year. However, it’s not over yet . . . and what will 2021 bring? What lies ahead, and how can you prepare for the future?

Join Stacy Pursell as she provides her keen insights and unique perspective based upon her work “in the trenches” of the employment marketplace as a leading Executive Recruiter serving both the Animal Health Industry and the Veterinary Profession. During this webinar, Stacy will discuss:

  • The current state of the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has actually created opportunity in the marketplace
  • How telemedicine and technology are transforming the workplace and the job market
  • Why diversity in hiring is in more demand than ever
  • Why the economy is artificially inflated and what that could mean for the second half of the year and 2021

Navigating Relocation and Recruiting Talent Through Traditional and Virtual Environments

Kim WhittetKimberly Whittet
Administrative and Operations Officer | National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will share the experience of relocating two Federal agencies from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City, MO. The presentation will discuss how the agencies made the transition, the impact on the workforce, and subsequent recruitment efforts using traditional and virtual methods while ensuring diversity, inclusion, and equity in the hiring process.

How the Candidate Experience is Like Online Shopping

160212-JP3_0141-webMolly Weaver
Senior Director Talent Acquisition | Children's Mercy Hospital 

Look at recruiting through a candidate's eyes and expectations. Candidates are expecting an "online" shopping experience when searching for a new job. This webinar will provide helpful insights to ensure your experience matches your top candidate's expectations.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Reed Kelly HRKelly Reed, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Talent & Culture | Lockton

Recent Events have made diversity, equity, inclusion and racial injustice some of the most pressing issues for employers to address today. Many Employers have issued statements and commitments to address this critical societal and business imperative. So What can we do now to make meaningful improvements when there are no easy answers? We will address how employers can better understand and advance DEI objectives to keep the momentum going, no matter where you are on your DEI journey. 

Expanding Into the U.S. Means Expanding Tax Obligations

Ben ElliottBen Elliott, CPA
International Tax Manager | RSM US LLP

The U.S. tax system has several layers and proper planning will help to mitigate unfavorable tax outcomes. Learn what those who are expanding into the U.S. market need to know – whether it is detrimental U.S. withholding tax liabilities or favorable tax incentives.

Current Uses for Blockchain in Enterprise

Matt Wolf HeadshotMatthew Wolf
Director, Blockchain & Digital Assets | RSM US LLP 

When people think blockchain they think big costs and complicated implementations, but it doesn’t have to be this way. I will discuss ways in which organizations can harden cybersecurity and drive operational efficiencies by using blockchain and digital assets

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