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Agenda for the 2011 NARMS Scientific Meeting

July 20, 2011, St. Louis, MO

8:00-8:30 NARMS Overview
  Patrick McDermott, Office of Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
8:30-9:00 USDA Slaughter Sampling
  Emilio Esteban, Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
9:00-9:30 USDA On-Farm Sampling
  Paula Fedorka-Cray, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
9:30-10:00 FDA Retail Sampling
  Emily Tong, FDA
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Evolution of CIPARS Retail and Food Animal Sampling
  Lucie Dutil, Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS), Public Health Agency of Canada
10:45-11:15 Sampling Methods Used by EFSA for Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring
  Pierre-Alexander Beloeil, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
11:15-11:45 Pitfalls of Sampling 
  Morgan Scott, Kansas State University
11:45-1:00 Lunch On Your Own
1:00-2:00 Panel Discussion: Improving NARMS Sampling
  Scott McEwen, University of Guelph
  Bayleyegn Molla, Ohio State University
  Morgan Scott, Kansas State University
  Randy Singer, University of Minnesota
2:00-2:10 Comments from the Beef Industry
  Elizabeth Parker, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
2:10-2:20 Comments from the Swine Industry 
  Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board
2:20-2:30 Comments from the Chicken Industry
  Kurt Dobson
2:30-2:40 Comments from the Turkey Industry 
  Andrew Bailey, National Turkey Federation
2:40-3:30 Public Comment Period
3:30-4:30 Focused Discussion
  Moderator: Heather Tate, FDA
4:30-5:00  Final Comments and Adjournment