AMSA 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference ~ "Where History, Tradition, and Science Meat"

Oct 27, 2016
On October 11-13, the AMSA RMC planning committee chaired by Sharon Beals, and the chairs for the 2017 technical program were hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The 2017 host committee greeted everyone with outstanding Southern hospitality, exceptional venues, and most importantly the famous "Aggie Prime Rib" that will be served at the 2017 RMC this coming June. The Texas A&M host committee has put a lot of time and effort into making sure that every event at the 2017 AMSA 70th RMC will be a memorable and unique experience for all attendees coming out to College Station, TX on June 18-21, 2017. So make sure to mark your calendars and save the date!

The planning visit gave the committees time to see the venues, review survey comments and program suggestions, and iron out details to make the AMSA 70th RMC, one event that you do not want to miss. From the social events to updates on industry news and research we guarantee the 70th RMC will have something for everyone.

Over the next few weeks, the RMC planning committee will be busy finalizing the details and speakers for each of the Monday and Tuesday keynote sessions, as well as the eight different concurrent sessions and 50 plus reciprocation sessions. Below is a list of what the different concurrent sessions will be featured:

Concurrent Sessions:

· Meat Flavor Chemistry
· A Debate on Current Perspectives in Meat Science
· Food Security/Insecurity in the USA and Internationally
· Muscle Biology
· Food Safety
· Culinary Insights
· History of Meat Science
· State of the Industry: Outlook and Opportunities

Also, this year you will have the chance to sign-up for different workshops that will be offered. These workshops will provide new and unique opportunities to bring hands-on learning to a new level for RMC attendees, more information will be released in the coming weeks. The workshops will focus on:

· Ingredient Technologies
· Processed Meats
· FBI Food Defense
· Consumer Messaging and Education
· Hands-on Pork Variety Meats

University Highlight:

Texas A&M University is the state of Texas' first public institution of higher education. With a student body of more than 59,000 and more than 5,200 acres on the College Station campus, Texas A&M is also among the nation's largest universities. College Station, Texas is situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as the Texas Triangle. It is 90 miles northwest of Houston and 87 miles northeast of Austin.

Event Highlight:

The host committee is excited to announce that the AMSA 70th RMC will kick off the Welcome Reception at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This museum opened in 1997, making Texas A&M one of only a few universities to host a presidential library on their campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the permanent exhibit that looks at the life and career of President George H. W. Bush. The exhibit brings the story of President and Mrs. Bush's leadership to life for visitors by highlighting the principles they followed when making key decisions and by promoting an understanding of the Presidency, American history, and public policy. So make sure to book your travel early to join us as we kickoff the 70th RMC on June 18th!

We will be releasing more details on the social events and technical program over the next few months, so make sure to read your eNews and visit www.meatscience.org/rmc.

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