"Pet assisted therapy, present and future," will be presented by Maureen Fredrickson, vice president, programs of the Renton, Washington-based Delta Society, a renowned clinical and education center dedicated to the study of the relationship between people and animals.
Carol Willoughby, who co-founded and serves as director of the Saint Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation in Roanoke, Virginia, will present, "St Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation." Partnered with a service dog since 1986, Carol has been an advocate for the disabled for many years.
Dr. Bonnie Buntain, director, Animal Production Food Safety Staff, of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will present the keynote address "Food Safety from Farm to Table," a presentation that will discuss emerging food safety threats and government strategies for containing them.
"Human health consequences of the use of antibiotics in animals" will be presented by Dr. Frederick James Angulo, Medical Epidemiologist and Chief, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) Activity of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.