Innovate 2018


Innovate 2018

Influencing the Future of Animal-Sourced Foods
September 9-11, 2018
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort 
Braselton, GA

Draft Schedule

Sunday, September 9

3:00     Registration

5:00     Reception (cocktails & hors d’oeuvres)

7:00     Keynote Presentation

Monday, September 10

7:00     Continental Breakfast 

8:30     Session I: The Human Response to Animal-Sourced Foods

  • Nutritional value of animal-sourced foods
  • Understanding how taste buds control our appetite for animal-sourced foods
  • Allergies associated with milk proteins
  • Changes to the human immune system after tick bites (alpha-gal)
  • Alpha-gal allergies, beyond meat                                                                                               

12:30   Networking/Socializing Lunch

            Mentoring session for graduate students/postdoctoral fellows (panel)

  • Alternative career options:
    • Innovative livestock production systems for novel animal-sourced food products
    • Innovative food preparation/services to meet changing consumer demands
    • Understanding allergic mechanisms to animal-sourced foods
    • Understanding how taste buds influence appetite

2:30     Session II: Innovative Methods of Cooking/Preparing High Quality Animal-Sourced Proteins

  • Alternative sources of animal proteins
  • Invasive and unique species use and prep
  • Edible insects as novel sources of animal protein

5:30     Break

6:30     Networking/Socializing Reception

Tuesday, September 11

7:00     Continental Breakfast

8:30     Session III: The Future of Animal-Sourced Foods in the American Diet

  • The dilemma of alternative protein
  • Affordability of natural meat product
  • Will negative press influence the future of animal-sourced proteins
  • Will in vitro produced animal protein replace livestock production in the US?

12:30   Adjourn

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