On June 16, 2013, meat scientists across the country will begin gathering at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., for the American Meat Science Association’s (AMSA) 66th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). From the first RMC held in 1948 that had 46 attendees to the more than 600 attendees that attend RMC today, these individuals represent all facets of the meat industry from academia, government and industry, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. The AMSA 66th RMC has something unique for each attendee, whether it is networking with your peers, enjoying the traditional social events, or listening to the most cutting-edge research from the industry experts, you are sure to find it in Auburn this summer.
The AMSA 66th RMC will feature an interactive program tailored to bring attendees the very best and unique educational experience. Monday morning will begin with an in-depth overview about “Making safe, affordable and abundant food a global reality,” by Dr. William Weldon, vice president, Global Research and Development, Elanco Animal Health. This session will followed by Concurrent Sessions exploring the topics of advancement in meat quality and food safety. These morning sessions will lead into individual breakout reciprocation sessions covering specific topics, encouraging interaction and healthy exchange of ideas between attendees.
Tuesday morning will open with a presentation by world renowned livestock-handling expert Dr. Temple Grandin, titled “How Can We Improve Communication with the Public?” Following Dr. Grandin’s presentation will be sessions focusing on animal welfare and trends to watch in the processed-meats industry from experts in the industry. Morning sessions will set the stage for the discussion that will take place in the afternoon reciprocation sessions focusing on current industry issues and scientific innovations over a variety of topics. Wednesday morning’s keynote address from Dr. Louw Hoffman, University of Stellenbosch will explore a unique topic: “Producing Game Meat to Meet International Hygiene and Food Safety Requirements.” Wrapping up the conference will be a look into the global meat market and trending hot topics.
The faculty, staff and students at Auburn University and the AMSA RMC planning committee are working hard to make the AMSA 66th RMC a memorable and rewarding experience for all the attendees. So, whether it’s hitting a hole-in-one on the golf course, listening to leading experts on important issues in the meat industry or just getting reacquainted with friends, you are guaranteed to find it at the AMSA 66th RMC in Auburn, June 16-19, 2013!
For more information regarding the AMSA 66th RMC please visit www.meatscience.org/rmc.
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