The opportunity to provide input for the Swine Health Information Center’s 2024 Plan of Work remains open until November 10, 2023. Input may include topic areas, research priorities, and identified industry needs in which SHIC should focus efforts, such as an emerging swine disease or an emerging swine health issue. SHIC’s Plan of Work helps guide activities for the coming year across five strategic priorities, including improving swine health information, monitoring and mitigating risks to swine health, responding to emerging disease, surveillance and discovery of emerging disease, and swine disease matrices. Input across all five areas is welcomed and encouraged.
Suggestions for the 2024 SHIC Plan of Work may be submitted online through the SHIC website or may be submitted directly to SHIC Associate Director Dr. Megan Niederwerder at [email protected] or SHIC Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected].
Additional input and ideas are welcomed anytime throughout the year to inform newly identified needs which may necessitate adapting or adjusting the Plan of Work. Being nimble and responsive to realities in the US swine industry reflects SHIC’s mission and illustrates the Center’s strengths. The 2023 Plan of Work can be found here.
The Swine Health Information Center, launched in 2015 with Pork Checkoff funding, protects and enhances the health of the US swine herd by minimizing the impact of emerging disease threats through preparedness, coordinated communications, global disease monitoring, analysis of swine health data, and targeted research investments. As a conduit of information and research, SHIC encourages sharing of its publications and research. Forward, reprint, and quote SHIC material freely. For more information, visit http://www.swinehealth.org or contact Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected] or Dr. Megan Niederwerder at [email protected].