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2019 NAIA Conference

Don't forget about the NAIA conference coming up October 25 - 27 at the Double Tree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. This is an organization that understands the special bond humans and animals have and strives to protect and promote this relationship through education and reasonable animal laws.

Here's what's on the agenda:

Saturday, October 26


8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks—Patti Strand, NAIA President

9:00 a.m. The Wolf is at the Door: Appreciating the Ongoing Animal Activist Threat—John Simpson, JD, Duane Morris LLP

10:00 a.m. Securing Animal Industries’ Future: Protecting Against Activist Threats—Kay Johnson Smith, President and CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance

11:00 a.m.

Break11:15 a.m. Shooting Fish in a Barrel (The Aquarium Trade Is an Easy Target)—Sandy Moore, President, Seagrest Farms

12:15 p.m.Lunch


1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion From Breeder of the Year to Target of the Year: Know Your Rights when Faced with Overzealous, Untrained and/or Corrupt Animal Cops

Bonnie Pike, Top breeder of Cocker Spaniels Sheila Kessler, JD, NAIA Board Member Julian Prager, JD, NAIA Board Member, Legal Analyst and Legislative Coordinator

2:30 p.m. Demystifying the Animal Rights Movement — John Sancenito, President, INA, an international risk management, intelligence, and security consulting firm

3:30 p.m.

Break 3:45 p.m. Will You Be Next? – Shelley Wood, Director ABC Animal Training at Gulf World

4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion 5:15 p.m.Day One Adjourns 6:30 p.m.Cocktails Followed by Dinner

Sunday, October 27


8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. Protecting the Veterinarian−Client Relationship from Misguided Legislative Intrusion: What’s at Stake—Arnold Goldman, DVM, MPH, NAIA Vice President

9:30 a.m. Canine Genetic Testing: The Path Forward—Mark Dunn, AKC, Executive VP

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Canine Reproduction: Maximizing Brood Bitch Fertility—Marthina Greer, DVM, JD, NAIA Board Chair

11:45 a.m. Lunch


12:45 p.m. International Animal Transportation Challenges: A View from the Front Line—Elizabeth A. Schuette, Managing Director, The ARK at JFK

1:45 p.m. National and International Dog Rescue Transport Programs: The Animal Health and Welfare Issue of Our Time—Patti Strand, NAIA president

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Legislative Workshop

5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns

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