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Opening Plenary Session

Friday, March 14, 2014


8:00–8:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Kent Hoblet, AAVMC President

8:10–8:20 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award
Kent Hoblet

8:20–8:30 AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award
Kent Hoblet

8:30–8:45 Connecting at the Conference: Audience Feedback and Participation
Andrew Maccabe, AAVMC Executive Director

Guest Speakers


8:45–9:00
Keith Martin
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health

9:00–9:20
John Clifford
Chief Veterinary Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Deputy Administrator for Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA

9:20–9:40
Bernadette Dunham
Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9:40–10:10 Break

10:10–10:30
John Finnegan
Chair of the Board of Directors, Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health
Dean, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Keynote Addresses


10:30–11:15
The Honorable Catherine Woteki
Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research Education, and Economics, USDA

11:15–12:00
Juan Lubroth
Chief Veterinary Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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