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Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Alberta Ballroom

Edmonton

 

Tuesday October 17th AM Sessions

Time Event
08:00-09:00 REGISTRATION
09:00-09:15

Welcome and Introductions

Tanya McDonald (MC)

Vice President of Research and External Relations, Olds College

09:15-10:00

Genomic Tools for Commercial Beef Cattle

John Basarab

Senior Research Scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

10:00-10:15

The Linking of Logistics … Pasture to Lab (and back again)

Michelle Miller

CEO, Delta Genomics

10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45-11:00

The Rancher’s Solution to Adopting Technology

Shannon Argent

Director, Technology Access Centre, Olds College

11:00-11:30

Genomic Applications on the Ranch

Doug Wray

Irricana Rancher

11:30-12:00

Panel Discussion & Q&A

Shannon Argent Director, Technology Access Centre, Olds College

John Basarab – Senior Research Scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Michelle Miller CEO, Delta Genomics

Doug Wray Irricana Rancher

Moderator: Tanya McDonald – VP Research and External Relations, Olds College

12:00-13:15 LUNCH

Tuesday October 17th PM Sessions

13:15-13:30

Agfood: A Beacon For Our Future

Stanford Blade

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

13:30-14:15

The Role of Genomics in Precision Health Care

Steven Jones

Co-Director & Head, Bioinformatics,

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

14:15-14:45

Using Genomics to see the Forest for the Trees

Janice Cooke

Associate Professor, University of Alberta

14:45-15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:15-15:35

The Role of the Microbiome in Feedlot Health

Edouard Timsit

Associate Professor, Cattle Health,

University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine

15:35-16:15

Use of Antimicrobials in Beef Production: Implications for Resistance and Infectious Disease

Tim McAllister

Principal Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology,

Livestock Research Innovation Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

16:15-16:30

Building R&D Partnerships in Agriculture Through NSERC

Tricia Meaud

Research Partnerships Promotion Officer, Prairie Regional Office, NSERC

16:30-16:40

Closing Statements

Graham Plastow

CEO, Livestock Gentec

17:30-21:00

DINNER PROGRAM

Student Poster Session & Networking Evening

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse, 9929 109 St NW

                                                                             

Wednesday October 18th AM Sessions

09:00-09:15

Welcome and Introduction

Josie Van Lent (MC)

Dean, Agriculture Sciences, Lakeland College

09:15-9:25

Alberta Innovates: A Brief Update on Key Initiatives

Cornelia Kreplin

Executive Director, Sustainable Production and Food Innovation, Alberta Innovates

09:25-10:10

Agricultural Myths and Facts

Joe Schwarcz

Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University

10:10-10:55

Pursuing Evidence Based Outcomes in the Beef Industry

William Torres

Cattle and Research Manager, Cattleland Feedyards

10:55-11:25

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:25-12:10

Genome Editing in Livestock – Another Breeding Tool for Genetic Improvement?

Tad Sonstegard

Chief Scientific Officer, Acceligen (food animal subsidiary of Recombinetics)

12:10-13:40

Student Poster Award Presentations

Nicky Lansik

Research Analyst, GrowSafe Systems

 

LUNCH

La RONDE, Chateau Lacombe, 24th floor

Wednesday October 18th PM Sessions

13:40-14:30

 

Wining the Competitiveness Race: Passing the Baton from Inspiration to Application

David Chalack – International Sales Manager, Alta Genetics Inc.

Rollie Dykstra – VP Investments, Alberta Innovates

Tad Sonstegard – Chief Scientific Officer, Acceligen

William Torres – Cattle and Research Manager, Cattleland Feedyards

Moderator: Stephen Morgan Jones - President, Amaethon Agricultural Solutions

14:30-14:50 COFFEE BREAK
14:50-15:50

Genome Canada Updates

Overview: David Bailey – President and CEO, Genome Alberta

Beef: John Crowley – Director of Scientific and Industry Advancement, CBBC

Dairy: JP Brouwer – Producer and Chair, Alberta Milk Research Committee

Pork: Michael Dyck – PhD, Professor University of Alberta

15:50-16:00

Closing Statements

Graham Plastow

CEO, Livestock Gentec

 

 

 

 

 

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