September 08, 2016

Join us for next Snack & Fact


Save the date! The next ASAS-sponsored Snack & Fact informational briefing is at noon (EST) on Mon., Sept. 26, in H-122 of the U.S. Capitol Building. If you will be in Washington D.C., please make plans to join us. The hour-long briefing focuses on content from the July 2016 issue of Animal Frontiers, entitled “Gut Microbiota, Diet, and Health: Application to Livestock and Companion Animals.” A light lunch will be provided.

The goal of the Snack & Fact briefing is to provide valuable information for attendees, many of whom are congressional staffers, on the importance of the gastrointestinal microbiota for livestock, companion animals, and humans. Guest speakers will review agricultural, environmental, and biomedical issues related to the microbiome.

The schedule is as follows:

12:00-12:10 PM – Introduction and Goals – Teresa Davis, ASAS Public Policy Committee

12:10-12:30 – “The Microbiome: Applications to Humans and Pets,” by Kelly Swanson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:30-12:50 – “Importance of the Microbiome to Livestock Species,” by Juan Loor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:50-1:00 – Questions