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

AMSA has secured rooms at six different hotels:

  • Aloft College Station
  • Hampton Inn College Station
  • Hawthorn College Station
  • Hilton College Station & Conference Center
  • Home2 Suites College Station
  • Hyatt Place College Station

For the 2017 RMC there is not a designated "host" hotel as all of the technical program will be taking place on the Texas A&M University's campus. Please note that all of the hotels are within a few miles of campus and the RMC social events venues. Book your room today for the AMSA 70th RMC!!

AMSA RMC Award Nominations are Now Open

Nomination guidelines have now been posted online for the awards below:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award 
  • Distinguished Research Award 
  • Distinguished Extension-Industry Award 
  • Meat Processing Award Intercollegiate 
  • Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award 
  • Achievement Award

Please submit your intent to nominate notice by February 2, 2017. All supporting nomination materials must be submitted no later than February 20, 2017. Complete information is located online. Click here for the Awards Intent form.

AMSA RMC Call for Abstracts is Open

AMSA invites the submission of original research and abstracts on any aspect of meat science for presentation at the AMSA 2017 RMC in College Station, Texas. In 2017, RMC programming will focus on the following general areas. Abstract submissions should fit into one or more of these categories.

  • Animal Welfare
  • Consumer Topics
  • Environment, Production Systems and Meat Quality
  • Measurement and Prediction of Meat Quality and
  • Composition
  • Meat Processing, Ingredient Technology and Packaging
  • Meat Quality
  • Meat Safety
  • Meat Science Education and Extension Tool
  • Muscle and Lipid Biology and Biochemistry
  • Technical Summaries
  • Undergraduate Research Competition

The deadline for submitting your abstract is no later than 11:59 pm, Central Time, on March 31, 2017. To submit your RMC abstract click here!

Student Research Competition Intents Open

Students if you would like to engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat research and develop your skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information, then make sure you sign up to participate in the 2017 RMC Student Research Competition.

  • Master of Science Division
  • Doctor of Philosophy Division
  • Undergraduate Division

Only two students from one university may enter the graduate competition, regardless of the division in which they will compete. In addition, two students from one university may enter the undergraduate competition. Each university can have up to four total participants.

An online intent form is required for the undergraduate and graduate competitions, more information is posted online.  An online intent form is required for the undergraduate and graduate competitions so make sure you submit your intent form no later than January 24, 2017.

Technical Sessions:

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 check back! 

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