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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health

A public meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health will take place on April 28 – 29, 2015, 
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road, 
Bethesda, MD 20814

Members of the public may attend all SACAH meetings. We encourage all to register via the Meeting Sign-up button below or send your name and affiliation via email to:  SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov.  



A final agenda for this meeting is located under Meeting Information below. Topics for discussion include:

  • Follow-on discussion of antimicrobial resistance, mitigations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
    (USDA) action plan,
  • Comprehensive discussion on porcine epidemic diarrhea,
  • Follow-on discussion on foot-and-mouth disease,
  • USDA draft framework for emerging diseases,
  • Proposed national list of reportable animal diseases,
  • Avian influenza, and
  • Bovine tuberculosis program -- understanding the disease.


SACAH public advisory meetings are also available via teleconference in "listen-only" mode by dialing the 
numbers below:

Dial-In: 888-469-3079
Passcode:
2061888#

Questions and written statements may be submitted in advance of each meeting to SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov. You may also mail statements to the individual under 
Contact Information below. The Committee also accepts questions or statements after each meeting.

What's New


  Twitter access to dialogue during public meetings or teleconferences.

To enhance public participation during SACAH teleconferences, Twitter users may now access all public meetings and teleconferences and simultaneously exchange comments with others during each call. Click the twitter icon below to immediately follow the dialogue on #SACAH.

Instructions
Twitter users may follow @USDA_APHIS and add #SACAH to any tweet that mentions @USDA_APHIS on the day of the meeting. If you do not have a Twitter account, you may still view live chats during the meeting on 
April 28 – 29, 2015, at http://www.twitter.com/USDA_APHIS.

For assistance, please send inquiries to Sacah.Management@aphis.usda.gov.

Meeting Information


 
Meeting Minutes


April 28 – 29, 2015: Summary minutes, audio.mp3 recordings, and transcripts of the April 28 – 29, 2015 meeting will 
be posted within 2 months of the meeting.

Committee Documents and Meeting Presentations


Additional Committee materials available for distribution include the following:

  • Pre-Reading Material: Documents on various animal health topics that were provided to the Committee prior to the meeting.
  • Presentations: Copies of any presentations made during the Committee meeting.
  • Other Documents: Handouts distributed during the meeting, and documents that may have been referenced during the meeting or distributed afterward as part of information- or data-gathering activities.


Reports



Meeting Records


Records (i.e., transcripts, audio recordings) for all SACAH public advisory meetings are below.  Summary minutes for the April 28 – 29, 2015 meeting may be viewed here.


Transcripts



Audio



Archives



Contact Information


Please contact us if you have any questions:

R. Jeanese Cabrera
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
4700 River Road Unit 33
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 851-3478
SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov


 

 



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