Food Security—Understanding the Role of Animal Health & Well-Being

​An AVMA Global Summit

Food Security: Understanding the Role of Animal Health & Well-being an AVMA Global Summit February 9-11, 2017

February 9-11, 2017
Grand Hyatt – Washington, DC
Register to Attend


14 CE hours available

This three-day summit will introduce and explore constructive public and private stakeholder partnerships among national and international relief and development organizations and the veterinary community to promote and enhance global food security. Hosted by the AVMA, the summit will:

  • Explore and define the role of animal source foods in enhancing global food security
  • Describe and define ways that improved animal health and well-being contribute to a more secure, sustainable, safe, and nutritious food supply
  • Identify and promote pathways to integrate veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs

Who should attend?

This summit is of particular interest to those working on or interested in enhancing food security at the national and international levels, including but not limited to:

  • Representatives of nongovernmental, governmental, and intergovernmental organizations
  • Veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals
  • Representatives of organizations and industries that produce animal source foods for human consumption
  • Educational providers—particularly those focusing on skills and competencies related to food security
  • Practitioners and researchers (e.g., nutritionists, ecologists, phytosanitarists, infectious disease specialists) focusing on the value of animal source foods and/or enhancing food security 

Register today!

Participation in the summit is limited to 200 attendees, so we advise you to register early to secure your seat. Please use the VIP Code GFS17 to register if you have not previously been sent a different VIP Code.

Cost: $300 – includes all sessions plus a Thursday networking reception, continental breakfast and lunch on both Friday and Saturday, and attendee dinner on Friday.

Questions? If you have questions about the summit, please email them to


The summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. , which is offering discounted rates for meeting attendees.

Grand Hyatt Washington
100 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: +1-202-582-1234