August 09, 2018

2018 Innovate Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Innovate Conference. This year’s conference will be held on September 9-11 at the ChâteauÉlan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA.

The focus of this conference isInfluencing the Future of Animal-Sourced Foods speakers include:

Dr. Tina Merritt, The Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northwest Arkansas

Dr. Teresa Davis, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Phil Johnson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Presentation topics include:

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,

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 alternative sources of animal protein

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

For more information, including registration and housing, please visit www.asas.org/meetings/innovate-2018