Registration is now open for the Meat and Poultry Research Conference, to be held Nov. 1-2, 2011, in Kansas City, MO, sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI)

This new conference will bring together trade associations and professional societies whose members fund and conduct meat and poultry research on behalf of the industry.

Attendees will discuss research priorities, share research results and look at future needs in an effort to improve the industry’s overall research program.

The conference will feature educational sessions and guest speakers addressing a number of important and timely topics related to livestock production, product quality, human health and nutrition and food safety. Scheduled topics of discussion include research-focused presentations about the science behind antibiotic resistance and antimicrobials, analysis of flavor profiles and shelf life, control strategies for salmonella and campylobacter and more.

The Meat and Poultry Research Conference is co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF), U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the National Pork Board, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Poultry Science Association and American Meat Science Association (AMSA).

Registration for members is $300 before Oct. 7 and $250 for three members or more. After Oct. 7, member registration is $350 and $300 for three members or more. Students may register for a special rate of $75. Registration for government/academia is $250 and non-member registration is $675.

For more information and to register, go to or contact AMI’s Vice President of Education and Professional Development Marie Ternieden, Ed.D. at