One Genome, One Health: Our animals, the Environment and Us

October 17th -18th, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta

DRAFT Program


October 17th Morning Session

Genomic Tools for Commercial Beef Cattle

John Basarab,

Senior Research Scientist,

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

The Linking of Logistics … Pasture to Lab (and back again)

Michelle Miller


Delta Genomics

Olds College

Shannon Argent

Director Technology Access Centre

Olds College


Tricia Meaud or Frank Nolan ??

The Producers Perspective

Doug Wray


Panel Discussion & Q&A


October 17th Afternoon Session

The Role of Genomics in Precision Health Care

Steven Jones

Co-Director & Head, Bioinformatics

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre


Using Genomics to see the Forest for the Trees

Janice Cooke

Associate Professor

University of Alberta


Respiratory Health in the Feedlot: The Role of the Microbiome Towards Health Improvement

Edouard Timsit

Associate Professor, Cattle Health

University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine


Use of Antimicrobials in Beef Production: Implications for Resistance and Infectious Disease

Tim McAllister,

Principal Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology

Livestock Research Innovation Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


(Dinner Program)

Student Poster Session & Networking Evening

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

October 18th Morning Session

Genome Editing in Livestock – Another Breeding Tool for Genetic Improvement?

Tad Sonstegard

Chief Scientific Officer,

Acceligen (food animal subsidiary of Recombinetics)


Torres Talk

William Torres

Veterinary Agri-Health Services

Alberta Innovates Panel Discussion

Laura Kilcrease

Dave Chalack

William Torres

Tad Sonstegard

Moderator: Morgan Jones

October 18th Afternoon Session


Agricultural Myths and Facts

Joe Schwarcz,

Director, Office for Science and Society,

McGill University


Chef Brad Presentation

Chef Brad

Genome Canada Updates

David Bailey

Beef – John Crowley

Dairy –  

Pork –



Graham Plastow

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