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WCMA Webinar: H5N1 & Employee Safety

WCMA Webinar: H5N1 & Employee Safety

Tuesday, July 30, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Join Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), federal partners, and industry experts on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. (CT) for a free webinar focused on employee safety during the current outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI or H5N1) among U.S. dairy herds.

This program is open to all those working in the dairy industry, regardless of their membership status with WCMA, and is made possible in part by funding from the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA).

Here's a look at our webinar agenda:

  • H5N1 Situation Report
    • Speaker: Rebekah Sweeney, WCMA Senior Director of Programs & Policy
  • How H5N1 Spreads
    • Speaker: Dr. Carrie Reed: Chief of the Prevention and Epidemiology Branch, Influenza Division & Epidemiology Task Force Lead, CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases H5N1 Response
  • Strategies to Safeguard Your Dairy Processing Employees
    • Speaker: Dr. John Gibbins, Senior Veterinary Advisor for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of Agriculture Safety and Health
  • H5N1 Resources for Dairy Processors
    • Speaker: Rebekah Sweeney, WCMA Senior Director of Programs & Policy
  • Live Question & Answer Session

If you’d like to share a question in advance, please email WCMA Communications Director Grace Atherton at by Monday, July 29 at 12:00 p.m. (CT).


WCMA is here to support you as the H5N1 outbreak evolves. For up-to-date information, visit WCMA's H5N1 resource webpage. If you have questions, please contact WCMA Senior Director of Programs & Policy Rebekah Sweeney.

For More Information:

Grace Atherton
Grace Atherton
Communications Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association