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Tuesday, July 24 • 9:15am - 12:30pm
Cross-Border Livestock Health: Session I

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Opening Remarks: PNWER: Working For YOU-CBLHC successes and new opportunities (9:15-9:30am)
  • Welcome 
  • Conference objectives 
  • Priority Action Items
  • Presented by 
    • Co-Chairs 
      • Dr. Amber Itle, Assistant State Veterinarian, Washington
      • Jill Harvie, Programs Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
    • PNWER
      • Brandon Hardenbrook, Deputy Director
 AM Panel Session I:  Livestock Across the Border 
Panel Moderator: Dr. Amber Itle 
Livestock border crossings, port procedures, and industry issues - regulator perspectives(9:30-10:45):
  • Regulator’s “day in the life” at the ports
    • US (including virtual tour)
    • Canada
  • Facilities/staff & livestock handling
  • Challenges, issues, & proposed solutions
  • Speakers
    • Dr. Renee Oleck, National Animal Import Center & Port Services Director, USDA APHIS
    • Dr. Paul Kohrs, Sumas Port, USDA APHIS
    • Dr. Mohit Baxi, Director, Animal Import/Export, CFIA

AM Panel Session II: Towards More Seamless Border Crossings 
Moderator: Jill Harvie
Electronic Certification & Traceability (11:00-12:30)

  • E-certification & Traceability (US) 
  • US Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS)
  • Electronic certification update- Canada
  • CAN livestock traceability (industry view)
  • Animal Disease Traceability integration with electronic certification (US & CAN)
  • Speakers
    • Dr. Renee Oleck or Dr. John Clifford, USDA APHIS
    • Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny, ADT Vet, USDA APHIS, Veterinary Services
    • Dr. Mohit Baxi, CFIA
    • Anne Brunet Burgess, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

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Dr. Mohit Baxi

Director of Animal Import and Export, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
 Dr. Mohit Baxi is a veterinarian and a PhD scientist with several years of post-doctoral training. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, England and later worked as a Scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan... Read More →
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Anne Brunet Burgess

General Manager, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
After earning her degree in farm management and animal science from McGill University’s Macdonald Campus, Anne has found great success in the livestock industry, working as the Beef Program Coordinator for Eastern Breeders from 1991 to 1995, the Western Sales Manager for Semex Alliance... Read More →
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Dr. John Clifford

Chief Trade Advisor, Veterinary National Import and Export Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Dr. Clifford provides leadership by ensuring continued international trade opportunities as the Chief Trade Advisor of Veterinary Services’ National Import Export Services.  Dr. Clifford has a unique combination of field and headquarters experience, combining policy development... Read More →
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Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny

ADT Vet, USDA APHIS, Veterinary Services
Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny is currently an Animal Disease Traceability Staff Veterinarian with the USDA APHIS VS Surveillance Preparedness & Response Services, National Animal Disease Traceability & Veterinary Accreditation Center.  She received her veterinary medical degree from the... Read More →
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Jill Harvie

Programs Manager; Working Group Co-chair, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
As Programs Manager, Jill works closely with the CCA Executive to identify policy gaps and suggests lobbying as well as communication strategies while delivering project management solutions to members and the committee. Jill also represents Canada as staff dedicated to the Young... Read More →
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Dr Amber Itle

Asst. State Veterinarian, WA Department of Agriculture
Amber Itle grew up on her family's fourth generation producer-handler dairy farm in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Itle earned her VMD from UPENN in 2003 and a MS in Animal Welfare from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She joined a large and food animal practice for a decade prior... Read More →
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Dr. Paul Kohrs

Sumas Port, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Dr. Renee Oleck

National Animal Import Center & Port Services Director, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:15am - 12:30pm AKDT
Meeting Room 1