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Member Engagement Week – March 2022

15 Feb

Animal Health Australia is excited to bring you a fantastic array of activities for our first Member Engagement Week of 2022. These activities will provide an opportunity to bring our members and stakeholders together in different formats to share key information and learn from each other.

With the ongoing COVID outbreak and restrictions on movement in certain jurisdictions, our March Engagement Week will be fully virtual, but we hope to welcome you back to our offices in Canberra very soon.

We are very much looking forward to your participation at what we are sure will be a stimulating and enlightening few days of networking and discussions.

While many of our events are specific to certain groups, we welcome any staff from our member organisations to attend our Members Forum on the Tuesday.

REGISTER FOR MEMBERS FORUM HERE

WHAT’S HAPPENING FOR ENGAGEMENT WEEK

Monday 21 March

EADRA workshop 1230pm–3pm AEDT

The EADRA workshop XXI will discuss matters of the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement and will be attended by signatories of the EADRA.

Tuesday 22 March

Member’s Forum 12–3pm AEDT

Our Members Forum is the keystone activity as part of engagement week, bringing together representatives from across member and stakeholder organisations.

  1. Kathleen Plowman will be providing members an update on the recent AHA restructure and the reframing AHA initiative, along with the progression of the 2022/23 Annual Operating Plan.
  1. Matt Dalgleish and Andrew Whitelaw, Managers of Commodity Market Insights | Thomas Elders Markets (TEM) will be giving the latest insights into the cost of inputs which can impact on-farm productivity. With the cost of fertilizers, fuel and additives all on the rise – this is a presentation not to be missed, and Matt and Andrew are really keen to answer any questions you may have.
  1. Associate Professor Cameron Webb, Medical Entomologist | NSW Health Pathology and Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases | University of Sydney is one of Australia’s leading mosquito-borne disease experts and will be giving a presentation on mosquito biology, their risk as vectors for emergency animal diseases, and how we are currently enhancing our surveillance techniques to be ready to respond. With Japanese encephalitis now being found along the east coast and Lumpy skin disease nearing our region, Cameron’s presentation is extremely timely.
  1. Tess Herbert, Chair | Industry Forum Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) working group will be presenting on the work conducted by this working group during its first 12-month pilot. The presentation will delve into why the group was established, a progress report on its activities and outputs to date, and how these align with AHA’s strategy. The intent of this working group is strengthening the government-industry partnership approach and its value proposition.

You can register here it is open to all member organisations and their staff

TIME (AEDT)PRESENTATION TITLEPRESENTER
12:00pmWelcome by Forum MCDr Ian McDonald, Head of Communications | AHA
12:05pmOpening address from the ChairSharon Starick, Chair | AHA
12:15pmAHA CEO update: focusing on the AHA restructure and 22/23 Annual Operating Plan elementsKathleen Plowman, CEO | AHA
1:00pmQUICK TRANSITION BREAK
1:05pmInput costs impacting the livestock sectors bottom lineMatt Dalgleish and Andrew Whitelaw, Managers of Commodity Market Insights | Thomas Elders Markets (TEM)
1:45pmQUICK TRANSITION BREAK
1:50pmMosquito borne diseases – what do we need to know about current and future threats for the livestock sector?Associate Professor Cameron Webb, Medical Entomologist | NSW Health Pathology and Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases | University of Sydney
2:30pmQUICK TRANSITION BREAK
2:35pmThe industry forum EAD working group – how is it progressing after 12 monthsTess Herbert, Chair | Industry Forum EAD working group
2:50pmWhat’s coming up at AHA and within our membershipDr Ian McDonald, Head of Communications | AHA
2:55pmClosing remarksAdam Pate, General Manager Customer, Strategy and Operations | AHA

Wednesday 23 March

Industry Forum 25pm AEDT

The Industry Forum brings together representatives from our industry members to discuss issues relating to animal health, independent of the presence and/or influence of other members, AHA, or third parties.

For more information on this Forum please email – industryforum@animalhealthaustralia.com.au

Government Roundtable 23pm AEDT

The Government roundtable brings together representatives from our government members to consider solutions to topics which may arise and require in depth discussion. Invitations to this roundtable will come directly. Invites to this will be sent directly.

Thursday 24 March

CCEAD Training 1–4pm AEDT

CCEAD training is targeted at nominated veterinary and technical experts from industry and government members who would advise their NMG representative about disease control in an EAD response. Spaces are limited.

For more information specific to our training workshops please email trainingsupport@animalhealthaustralia.com.au

Friday 25 March

NMG Training 1–4pm

NMG training is suited to high-level industry and government members who have the authority to make financial commitments to a cost shared EAD response. These include Chief Executive Officers and presidents (or equivalent) and their advisors. Spaces are limited.

For more information specific to our training workshops please email trainingsupport@animalhealthaustralia.com.au

Got a general question about engagement week? please email events@animalhealthaustralia.com.au