2023 AMSA RMC Technical Program


We are very excited about the progress of the 76th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) 2023 planning committee. The planning committee has done a great job developing an outstanding program for RMC 2023!

Please view the draft technical program below. More details will be posted about each of the sessions at the end of February! We will be posting the reciprocation sessions the beginning of March!

Keynote Speakers

Monday, June 26, 2023
  • Alleviating Food Insecurity in the United States:  The Critical Role of Meat – Craig Gunderson, Ph.D., Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, Baylor University
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • Automation/Labor and Supply Chair - Futuristic outlook on how and what resources to pull from different labor pools – Doug Britton, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Research Institute  
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • Where Science and Culinary Meet – Chef Stephen Giunta, Cargill

Concurrent Sessions 

Monday, June 26, 2023

Concurrent Technical Session I - Meat in the Diet 


  • Kerri Gehring, Ph.D., Texas A&M University  
  • Shalene McNeill, Ph.D., R.D., National Cattlemen’s Beef Association   
  • Cody Gifford, Ph.D., University of Wyoming  
  • Speaker Pending

Concurrent Technical Session II - Meat and Muscle Biology


  • Tracy Scheffler, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Sami Dridi, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • Nicholas Gabler, Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Min Du, Ph.D., Washington State University 

Concurrent Technical Session III - The other 40% - Innovation in Biologics and Biomaterials  


  • Lauren Sammel Ph.D., Sustainable Swine Resources
  • Steve Ricke, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Pete Gingras, Viscus Biologics
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Concurrent Technical Session IV -Cell Based Protein


  • Paul Mozdziak, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Eric Schultz, Ph.D., Upside Foods
  • Speaker Pending

Concurrent Technical Session V -Food Safety - Salmonella


  • Alex Brandt, Ph.D., Food Safety Net Services
  • Nikki Shariat, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Speaker Pending

Concurrent Technical Session VI -Packaging and Preservation


  • Stacey Couch, CRYOVAC® Brand Food Packaging
  • Jerrad Legako, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • Dana Ditto, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • Fidel Toldra, Ph.D., Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC)
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Concurrent Technical Session VII -What direction should the protein industry (Academia and Industry) be preparing for?


  • Brad Morgan, Ph.D., IQ Foods
  • Jerry Cannon, Ph.D., Hormel Foods Corporation
  • David Newman, Ph.D., Arkansas State University 
  • Mark Miller, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • Casey Owens, Ph.D., University of Arkansas

 Concurrent Technical Session VIII -Processed Meats


  • Rodrigo Tarte, Ph.D., Iowa State University 
  • Kemin Representative
  • Nowicki Representative

Post Conference Workshop

  • 1:00-2:30 pm CT - Flavor Workshop - Chef Stephen Giunta, Cargill