Basic Program

Sunday, November 3: Registration from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Monday, November 4: Sessions begin at 8:00 am with breakfast at 7:00 am. Lunch provided with a reception to follow sessions.

Tuesday, November 5: Sessions begin at 8:00am with breakfast at 7:00 am. Lunch provided with a reception to follow sessions.

Wednesday, November 6: Session begins at 8:00 am with breakfast at 7:00 am. The Symposium will conclude around 12:00 pm.

Invited Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Steven C. Ricke

Title: Optimizing Feed Additives in Poultry Using Microbiome Analyses

Speaker Biography:
Dr. Steven C. Ricke received his B.S. and M.S. from the Univ. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL. and Ph.D. from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Dr. Ricke was a USDA-ARS postdoctorate in the Microbiology Department at North Carolina State Univ then joined Texas A&M Univ. as a professor in the Poultry Science Dept. In 2005, he became the first holder of the new Donald “Buddy” Wray Endowed Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas (UA) and is a faculty member of the Dept. of Food Science and Cellular and Molecular Graduate program. He received the Poultry Sci. Assoc. (PSA) Research Award in 1999, American Egg Board award in 2006 and was honored as a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty Fellow in 2002, and the Division of Agriculture - UA John White Outstanding Research Award in 2012. He served as co-founder and former President of the Arkansas Association of Food Protection (AAFP) and named as an AAFP in 2015 and a PSA Fellow in 2017. He was selected as an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Ricke’s Salmonella research projects have emphasized studies on the growth, survival and pathogenesis of the organism in the poultry GIT and its interaction with the GIT microbiota. He is also exploring the interaction between different prebiotics, the poultry GIT microbiota and host responses.