International Conference on Avian Influenza and Poultry Trade

Int'l Conference on Avian Influenza and Poultry Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is co-hosting a conference with the U.S. poultry industry from June 22-24, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The goals of the conference are to review the risks of introduction of avian influenza viruses through global trade in poultry and poultry products, and to discuss appropriate measures to mitigate these risks.

The conference will include presentations by national Chief Veterinary Officers (or their delegates) on their countries’ experiences with, and perspectives on, managing the risk of avian influenza related to poultry trade. 

We welcome the opportunity to host this important and timely meeting and look forward to your participation. Due to the meeting format and translation service limitations, attendance must be limited. There is no registration fee, but invitations are required.

To encourage frank and open discussion – as well as presentation of unpublished data – photography and sound or video recording during the speaker presentation and discussion session is prohibited. Your attendance at this meeting is your acceptance for us to include your photo in the group photo and other pictures taken by our professional photographer. Your attendance also indicates your acceptance for us to share your presentation materials. If you have any objections to this, please let one of our representatives at the registration desk know.
  • Hotel Reservations

    • Click here to make your hotel reservations
    • Reservation Process: Individuals can call the hotel directly for reservations.  Please use the group code (AIP) when making all reservations.
    • Group Name: International AI and Poultry Trade Conference
    • Group Dates:  June 21 to 25, 2015
    • Call in Reservations: 1-800-Holiday or local 410-685-3500, Our group code is: AIP
    • You can also book with the link below.  Simply enter the travel dates and the rate will pre-populate for you.
    • On-line reservations: Holiday Inn, Use: ICAIPT

      As a friendly reminder, please be aware that the cut-off date to make reservations is:  Friday June 12, 2015. The hotel reserves the right to release rooms held after the cutoff date.

    Airport Transportation

    Private Car:
    If you need transportation from the airport, and you have excessive and/or over-sized luggage it is highly recommend you use the private car service for the hotel. This service uses large SUVs that can accommodate you and your entire luggage. They offer friendly personable door-to-door service.

    Make sure you mention our reservation coordinator's name (Richard McSweeney – Holiday Inn Inner Harbor) so you can get the special rate: BWI Airport: $35 one-way for the 1st person and $10 for each additional person; all major credit cards are accepted and receipts are provided.

    Hailu Transportation (advanced reservations are needed)
    BWI Super Shuttle - $27 round-trip per person (reservations highly recommended on the return home) or 1-800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826) BWI Super Shuttle will make stops along the way at neighboring hotels.
    Most economical:
    The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) operates the Light Rail - $1.60 one-way. (There’s a Light Rail station located in the international terminal at BWI Airport traveling northbound mid-week approximately every 20 minutes into downtown Baltimore.  The Hotel is located between two stations Pratt Street and University Center/Baltimore Street.

    Hotel Information

    You'll find everything you need for unforgettable vacations at our Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel. Featuring two on-site restaurants, you can start your day with hot locally roasted Zeke’s  coffee and fresh pastries at Dottie's Café and unwind with signature cocktails and grilled favorites at the Eden West Restaurant and Lounge.

    Please note parking is $25 dollars a day, and subject to change at any time.

    Our Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel features:

    •Free high-speed wireless internet throughout hotel
    •Convenient location in historic West Side of Baltimore
    •Walking distance to Baltimore Convention Center, Oriole Park, and Inner Harbor
    •Just 8 miles from Baltimore Washington International Airport and under a mile from I-95.

    Holiday Inn Inner Harbor amenities include:

    •Fitness complex, with sauna, weights, and cardio equipment
    •Baltimore's largest indoor swimming pool
    •Flexible event space with meeting and banquet facilities
    •IHG Rewards, frequent guest program
    •On-site dining at Eden West contemporary restaurant and Dottie's Café

  • The primary language of the meeting is English. To facilitate the information sharing and discussions among the meeting’s diverse attendees, Spanish and Arabic will have simultaneous translation and one speaker from Japan will have consecutive translation during the questions and answers portion of his presentation. Should you need translation assistance at other times during the meeting, please let the meeting facilitators know or contact Madeline Bocchi at 301-851-3796 or email:
  • Contact Information
  • The hotel concierge can provide you with information about local restaurants and other places of interests.


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