Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia USA
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW

Press Release

For Immediate Release
International Production & Processing Expo
Tucker, Ga. - October 12, 2023

Victoria Broehm, (AFIA), 703.558.3579, vbroehm@afia.org
Sarah Little, (Meat Institute), 202.587.4263, slittle@meatinstitute.org
Kris Early, (USPOULTRY), 678.514.1979, kearly@uspoultry.org

Session Topics Announced for the 2024 Latin American Poultry Summit

Poultry industry experts at the 2024 Latin American Poultry Summit will present information on topics that address avian influenza concerns. The program is organized into four sessions, and the first two sessions will be “Epidemiology of Avian Influenza” and “Vaccination.” Each session will feature two speakers followed by a panel discussion. The Summit is presented by the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA).

Julianna Lenoch, national coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Services, will kick off the “Epidemiology of Avian Influenza” session with a presentation on “Avian Influenza Epidemiology Results in the United States.” She will be followed by a discussion of “Genomic Surveillance of Avian Influenza Type A Virus in Wild Birds of Peru,” given by Dr. Eliana Icochea D'Arrigo, senior professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

The second session, “Vaccination,” will lead off with a talk on “Avian Influenza Vaccination Program Strategies” by Dr. Alberto Torres, veterinarian exports manager for Cobb-Vantress, Inc. He will be followed by Julio Cordón y Cordón, M.V., director, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food, Guatemala, who will speak about the “Evaluation of a Recombinant Herpes Virus Vaccine with an Inserted Avian Influenza Gene (rHVT) in Broiler Farms in Guatemala.”

Registration for IPPE and the Latin American Poultry Summit will open on Oct. 16. Mark your calendars to register and receive the early bird discount rate of $250 for the Summit.

The 2024 IPPE show dates are Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, and the event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. More information on the 2024 IPPE can be found at ippexpo.org, and information about the Latin American Poultry Summit can be found at lacumbreavicolalatinoamericana.org.

WATT Poultry is a supporting media partner of the Latin American Poultry Summit.