Past Symposia

Mortality management has been the focus of symposia since 2005.  They have been made possible through the partnering of individuals and the organizations they represent, including people from education institutions, agricultural commodity representatives, government, centers of excellence, and private businesses. Previous mortality management programs have been held in:

  1. 2005 – National Conference on Composting of Carcasses and Slaughterhouse Residuals, Portland, Maine, May 24-25.
  2. 2006 – National Carcass Disposal Symposium: Connecting Research, Regulation and Response, Beltsville, Maryland, December 4-6.
  3. 2009 – The 3rd International Symposium Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissues and Related-Byproducts: Connecting Research, Regulation and Response, University of California at Davis (UC Davis), July 21-23.
  4. 2012 – 4th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortality, Products, By-Products, and Associated Health Risk: Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response, Dearborn, Michigan, May 21-24.
  5. 2015 – 5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortality, Products, By-Products, and Associated Health Risk: Connecting Research, Regulation, and Response, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 28-October 1.

Impacts include continued vital professional collaborations.  Significant education and outreach through Extension, government, other organizations, and in academia.  The application of new management practices on farms and in animal processing businesses.  New research projects related to the efficacy and safety of depopulation, disposal and decontamination, and policy changes for various countries, provinces, states and localities are being proposed, funded, conducted and reported.

Please visit the pages to the right or below to see resources from past symposiums.