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Program Agenda - presentations now available

Traceability Symposium 2016 brought together governments, industry and the private sector to identify gaps, share successes and lessons learned to "bridge the gaps" as traceability moves forward in Canada.

 

DAY 1 - Wednesday, November 2/16

Dr. Tony Britt
Former Director of Animal Biosecurity & Welfare
Department of Primary Industries
Victoria, Australia        

Traceability Systems Gaps and Challenges. Designing an imperfect traceability system


Veronica McGuire
Executive Director - Program, Regulatory and Trade Policy
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Bridging Traceability and Identifying the Gaps    
Supporting Compliance for Stronger Livestock Traceability in Canada:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) role in supporting compliance and
efficiency of the proposed livestock identification and traceability regulations.   

                                             
Yves Leduc
Director -Policy and Trade 
Dairy Farmers of Canada

Bridging Traceability and Identifying the Gaps    
Supporting Compliance: How dairy's proAction incorporates the objectives of traceability -Dairy Farmers of Canada 


Adrienne Herron
Traceability Systems Specialist
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry (AF)

Regulated Indicators - Challenges and Research Solutions
Equine Challenges and Research Solutions


Paul Laronde
Tag and Technology Manager 
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency 

Regulated Indicators - Challenges and Research Solutions
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency Tag Research Projects


Glen Kathler
RFID Application Development Researcher
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Regulated Indicators - Challenges and Research Solutions
RFID Research and Development:Tomorrow's Traceability Technologies


Andrea Johnston
Director General
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Building Traceability Systems: Overview of the Role of Government in Building a Traceability System
IGAC's Role, Successes and Challenges Moving Forward                                           


Rick Frederickson
Director, Animal Welfare/National Traceability
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry (AF)

Building Traceability Systems: Overview of the Role of Government in Building a Traceability System
Investment in Traceability: The Alberta Perspective                                          


Jim Riva
Vice President of Global Alliances for Where Food Comes From Inc.

Other Assurance Systems
The Role of Third Party Audit Services in a Traceability System: Bridging the gaps and sharing experiences and success stories from a third party auditor perspective


Bob Yuill
Managing Director, ScotEID.com Ltd.

Other Assurance Systems
The implementation and Results of Livestock Scanning Technology and Traceability System in Scotland 

                         

DAY 2 - Thursday, November 3/16

Marc Carbonneau
Director of Logistics, CDMV Inc.

Other Assurance Systems:
Assurance System and Controls for the Sale and Distribution of Narcotics 


Dr. Leigh Rosengren 
Veterinary Epidemiologist, Rosengren Epidemiology Consulting Ltd.

Other Assurance Systems and Lessons Learned
Solutions for Traceability Systems:
Sightings vs. Movement Events 


Adrienne Herron 
Traceability Systems Specialist, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry (AF)

Other Assurance Systems and Lessons Learned
Solutions for Traceability Systems:
Bridging the Gaps in Community Pastures


Bradley K. Smith 
Livestock Technology Specialist, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry (AF)

Other Assurance Systems and Lessons Learned
Solutions for Traceability Systems:
Real Time Animal Movement using Active RFID Tags, Readers and Tracking Devices  


Jane Proctor 
Vice President, Policy and Issue Management, Canadian Produce Marketing Association

What is Happening with Other Trace Systems?
Frictions/Challenges; Implementation, Solutions and Benefits of Assurance Systems in Canada and Worldwide (Produce Traceability Initiative - PTI)          


Ana Fernández Martin
Head of Department of Animal Traceability, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Other Assurance Systems: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Implementing a Traceability System in Spain


Tom Kroetsch
Director, Laboratory & Quality Control, Semex

Traceability Challenges for Genetic Material and other Traceability Systems
The Semex Story


Dr. Ronan Loftus
President and CEO, IdentiGEN North America

Ross Ingram
Senior Project Manager for Market Div. Support, Loblaws Companies Limited

Traceability Challenges for Genetic Material and other Traceability Systems
Traceability - Fork to Ranch: Traceability from the Consumer Perspective and Program to Support Traceability


Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
Dean of the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University 

Keynote Address: Bridging the Gaps
Traceability's Role in Marketing, Food Distribution, Food Safety and Food Security 

 

Lesson Learned and Solutions
Panel Discussion: Perspective on lessons learned and solutions for traceability systems going forward. 

Moderator: Jane Proctor
Vice President, Policy and issue Management, Canadian Produce Marketing Association                                                                    

Panel:
Dr. Tony Britt 
Former Director of Animal Biosecurity & Welfare
Department of Primary Industries
Victoria, Australia      

Dr. Ronan Loftus
President and CEO
IdentiGEN North America

Veronica McGuire 
Executive Director  
Program, Regulatory and Trade Policy
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) 

Bob Yuill
Managing Director
ScotEID.com Ltd.
                                              

THANK YOU SPEAKERS, SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS