Development of a Critical Mass of Animal Agriculture Stakeholders Ready for Emergency Response Deployment
DVM, PhD, MS
Dept. of Pathobiology
CVM, University of Illinois
The state of Illinois is in urgent need of animal disease preparedness training and exercise opportunities. Despite the importance of livestock production in the region, recently there have been limited training and exercise opportunities for livestock production stakeholders in Illinois.
With support from the USDA Drs. Miller, Yvette Johnson-Walker and colleagues have implemented a training and exercise program spanning the veterinary educational spectrum to address the need for intensive, focused education in areas of critical need such as transboundary disease preparedness and response. This initiative emphasizes the application of new technologies to deliver the content in a cost-effective manner over a large geographic area. This session will offer attendees an opportunity to provide stakeholder input and receive an overview of the project goals, objectives, and educational approach.