Monthly Conference Calls
Discuss and engage - Be a part of the conversation
Each month NASAAEP brings members together to discuss events and issues that can affect the organization and preparedness for different situations. These calls give opportunity to share ideas, learn from experience and grow as an organization. You are encouraged to join these monthly opportunities.
Past calls have been recorded and support materials are available through the links provided below. So, even if you're unable to join a live call, you can always find the recorded versions here on this website.
Archived Conference Calls
July 2018 - Montana Winter Storm Emergency and State ESF 11 Activation
June 2018 - The National Veterinary Response Team: An Overview
May 2018 - Radiological Emergency Preparedness, A Shift in Food and Agriculture Response Strategies
September 2018 - Veterinary License PortabilityDuring Declared Emergencies or Disasters
Warren J. Hess, DVM
Division of Animal and Public Health
American Veterinary Medical Association
Threat Preparedness/Response Officer
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine
2019 Edition - AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals
Please see the new policy released on depopulation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals: 2019 Edition.
Here is an excerpt from the AVMA policy page:
"The AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals are intended to help members of the veterinary profession make good decisions that support animal welfare in situations where the difficult decision to depopulate has been made. The recommendations aim to ensure as much consideration is given to animal welfare as practicable within the constraints of an emergency event, such as a natural disaster, hazardous zoonotic disease outbreak, terrorist activity, or radiological incident. These are extraordinary circumstances, when rapid response and the need to prevent further devastation may impose severe constraints that limit available options.
Drafted by the AVMA Panel on Depopulation and its working groups, the guidelines reflect the AVMA's concern for the ethical treatment of animals at all stages of life and in all situations. To ensure the best possible animal welfare, the guidelines support advanced planning for possible emergency situations and provide guidance for making decisions during an emergency.
The Panel on Depopulation was funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the resulting AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals were released in April 2019. To best understand how to use the guidelines, we encourage you to watch this one-hour webinar on AVMA Axon."
Please take a moment to review these guidelines and pass them on to any of those you think will benefit from them. For more information please follow this link: New AVMA guidelines help veterinarians implement depopulation humanely.
Minden L. Buswell, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
April 2019 - Implementing the Secure Pork Supply Plan in Minnesota ASF Emphasis
Here are the links that Dr. Wright discussed in his presentation:
Four new short videos are now available to assist veterinarians and producers in identifying and preparing for the possibility of a Foreign Animal Disease. They are intended to supplement material found at the Secure Pork Supply website www.securepork.org and focus on clinical signs and lesions of Foot and Mouth Disease, Classical Swine Fever and African Swine Fever. They have been produced with the help of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and University of Minnesota swine extension.
The 4 videos are posted/housed on the UMN Swine Extension YouTube channel (z.umn.edu/UMNSwineYouTube).
The videos are also embedded in step 7 of a 7-step process that leads producers through the participation process. “Seven Steps to Participate” can be found at the UMN Swine Extension blog (z.umn.edu/SecurePork7Steps).
The exact URL to each specific video is as follows:
·Secure Pork Supply Intro video - https://youtu.be/TEQoBEO46bo
·Secure Pork Supply FMD Video - https://youtu.be/wds3MZuui-4
·Secure Pork Supply Classical Swine Fever Video - https://youtu.be/Je9241JArrQ
·Secure Pork Supply ASF Video - https://youtu.be/wX0xstkfG8Q
Minden L. Buswell, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
April 1, 2020 – NASAAEP Additional Conference Call – COVID-19 Response
- Zoos and COVID-19 Response
- Yvonne Nadler, DVM
- ZAPH Fusion Center
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine
- Hayley Murphy, DVM
- Robin Brennen, DVM
Animal Care Centers of New York City
June 2020 - COVID-19 Near-Term Issue Spotting
Meat Supply Chain, June 6, 2020
August 2020 - The CONVERGE Disaster Mental Health Training Module:
The CONVERGE Disaster Mental Health Training Module: Free Online Education for Disaster Researchers and Practitioners
October 2020 - Georgia COVID-19ZOO AND EXOTIC FACILITY RISK COMMUNICATIONSTANDARD OPERATING GUIDE
This call reviwed and provided guidance to zoo and exotic facilities to plan for and implement COVID-19 risk communication strategies when an employee or volunteer tests positive or is suspected to have COVID-19 and to promote education and outreach to facilitate Animal Welfare guidelines. This document has a focus on recommendations and mitigations to facilitate on-site signage and safety recommendations, timely reporting, daily briefings, communication strategies for staff and volunteers, and notifications to jurisdictional reporting authorities and the public.