Continuing Education

Animal/Plant Health Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course

USDA

             FBI

 

 

 

October 22-23, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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Course Co-Directors:

  • Dr. Rick Fredrickson, DVM, MS, Clinical Professor and Director, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, University of Illinois
  • Rick Box, WMD Coordinator, FBI Springfield Division
  • Schedule

    October 22, 2019
    Registration Check-in: 8:00 am – 8:30 am
    Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

    October 23, 2019
    Sessions: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Breaks selections will be included for each attendee. Lunch time will be available for attendees to visit one of the many restaurants within the area around the Hilton Garden Inn. Clink here to find restaurants in the local area.

    Training Objectives

    • Understand law enforcement and animal/plant health agency roles, responsibilities, and authorities during an outbreak of an unusual, suspicious, and/or high consequence animal or plant disease incident
      • Law enforcement threat assessments, intelligence, and criminal/terrorism investigations
      • Animal/Plant Health (veterinary and plant disease) unusual disease incident epidemiological investigations
      • Determine if disease introductions are accidental, natural, or intentional (criminal-terrorism-espionage) incidents
    • Identify assets and capabilities for each discipline
    • Demonstrate types of information collected by law enforcement and animal/plant health experts and how and when to share it
    • Discuss best practices for conducting a joint threat assessment, joint investigations, joint interviews, and evidence collection
    • Develop inter-professional relationships between law enforcement and animal/plant health experts

    Speakers

    Dr. Stephen W. Goldsmith, DVM
    FBI HQ, WMD Directorate
    Biological Countermeasures Unit

    Heng Liv
    Supervisory Special Agent
    FBI HQ, WMD Directorate
    Biological Countermeasures Unit

    Rick Box
    WMD Coordinator
    FBI Springfield Division

    Content

    • Animal-Plant Health Threats
    • National Intel Brief
    • Agricultural Economic Espionage
    • Threat Credibility Evaluation (TCE)
    • eGuardian
    • Triggers, Notifications, & Information-Sharing
    • FAD Response/Investigations
    • Case Study/Blistery Mystery
    • Joint Investigations/Joint Interviews
    • Biosurveillance
    • Law Enforcement/Animal/Plant Biosecurity
    • Agricultural Crime Scenes

    Continuing Education

    Continuing education credit is available for veterinarians. To request a CE certificate upon completion of the course, please contact ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.

  • Register Now

    This course is free to attend. Participants must pre-register for the event by Wednesday, October 7, 2019. No onsite registration available.

    Breaks selections will be included for each attendee. Lunch time will be available for attendees to visit one of the many restaurants within the area around the Hilton Garden Inn. Click here to find restaurants in the local area.

    Cancellation Policy

    Written cancellation should be sent to ope@vetmed.illinois.edu. We reserve the right to cancel sessions and to change speakers if necessary. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.

  • The rates listed below do not include tax. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Mention the group code or government relation to receive the rate. The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn.

    It is recommended that you book your reservations early. The deadline to reserve a room within the block is September 21, 2019 or until the blocks are full.

    Hilton Garden Inn
    $139
    1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Contact: 217-300-4726
    Group Code: FBICON

    Homewood Suites
    $139
    1417 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Contact: 217-359-1151
    Group Code: FBI

    i Hotel and Conference Center
    $139
    1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Contact: 217-819-5000
    Group Code: FBI2019

    Courtyard Champaign
    Government rate: $85
    1811 Moreland Blvd, Champaign, IL 61822
    Contact: 217-355-0411

    Fairfield Inn and Suites Champaign
    Government rate: $96
    1807 Moreland Blvd, Champaign, IL 61822
    Contact: 217-355-0604

    Residence Inn Champaign
    Government rate: $96
    502 West Market View Drive, Champaign, IL 61822
    Contact: 217-398-0000

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    1501 S. Neil Street.
    Champaign, IL 61820

    Parking

    Complimentary self parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Questions, email the Office of Public Engagement at ope@vetmed.illinois.edu  or call 217-333-2907.