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Upcoming PGDC Annual Meetings

2018 Feb. 27th - Mar. 1st Banff, The Banff Centre
2019 Feb. 26th - Feb. 28th Saskatoon, Delta Bessborough
2020 Feb. 25th - Feb. 27th Winnipeg, Delta Winnipeg
2017 Annual Plenary Session - Speakers and Topics

"Impact of Gene Editing and Climate Change on Variety Development"
8:20am - 8:30am Welcome and Announcements Dr. Thomas Fetch, PGDC Chair
8:30am - 9:15am Use of Gene Editing Technology in Cereal Variety Development. Dr. Stacy Singer, Lethbridge Research & Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
9:15am - 10:00am Use of Gene Editing Technology in Canola and Flax Variety Development. Dr. Jim Radtke, Sr. V.P. of Product Development, Cibus
10:00am - 10:30am Nutrition Break  
10:30am - 11:15am Regulatory Aspects of Gene Editing Technology and Environmental Release of Plants with Novel Traits. Ms. Cindy Pearson, Canadian Food and Inspection Agency
11:15am - 12:00pm Weathering the Storm: Climate Change Implications for Prairie Crops. Dr. Paul Bullock, Professor and Head, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba
12:00pm Recognition Luncheon  
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