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BIOSECURITY: Our Regional & National Response

MEDIA ALERT: National and regional experts convene in Kansas City to discuss current challenges in protecting the nation's animal agriculture, food supply and public health against biological threats and diseases

WHAT: Veterinary professionals, media and leaders in the life sciences will convene in Kansas City to participate in "BIOSECURITY: Our Regional & National Response," a symposium held in conjunction with the CVC Kansas City. The meeting will address current challenges faced in protecting the nationís animal agriculture, food supply and public health against biological threats and diseases.

Exclusive, one-on-one interviews with speakers and Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute leaders are available upon request.

WHO: National and regional experts will address topics such as West Nile Virus, the global imperative of national biosecurity, and lessons from the hot zone. Speakers include world-renowned academics, researchers and veterinary professionals, including David R. Franz, DMV, PhD, Vice President and Chief Biological Scientist at Midwest Research Institute, Tracey S. McNamara, DVM, Diplomate, ACVP, Professor of Pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as Gerald P. Jaax, DVM, ACLAM, and Nancy Jaax, DVM, PhD, of Kansas State University.

WHEN: Monday, August 30, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - For specific details, please refer to the event program.

WHERE: Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

HOW: Register online at www.kclifesciences.org. For more information, contact Sharon Newman at (816) 753-7700 or snewman@kclifesciences.org.

ABOUT KANSAS CITY AREA LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization governed by its President, the Board of Directors and the Board's four permanent committees. The KCALSI aims to lead the recognized transformation of the Kansas City region into a nationally-recognized center of excellence in life sciences research, development and commercialization. The KCALSI fosters relationships between the academic and provide sector life sciences communities, assists scientific collaborative research efforts, and supports life sciences advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national levels. To learn more about KCALSI, please visit www.kclifesciences.org.

Contact:

Kim West
kim.west@global-prairie.com
(816) 994-9826



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