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UK-based series of workshops on conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis

May 29 - June 2, 2017 (Mon-Fri)
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD.

York Health Economics Consortium, Iowa State University, University of Guelph

The aim of these 2 workshops is to provide an introduction to systematic review methodology (2.5 days) and meta-analysis (2 days) with a focus on food and feed-related topics.

Introduction to systematic reviews for food and feed related topics: May 29-31, 2017
Meta-analysis in systematic reviews for food and feed related topics: June 1-2, 2017

For more information and registration::
Tel.: 515-520-2376

International Nidovirus Symposium

June 4 - 9, 2017 (Sun-Fri)
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri

The International Nidovirus Symposium is a prominent scientific meeting that focuses on a unique group of viruses infecting a wide range of animal species and humans. Over the past 40 years, the Nidovirus Symposium has evolved into a triennial event that covers all aspects of cutting-edge nidovirus research and technological developments. The nidovirus order is comprised of four families of positive-stranded RNA viruses, including well-known human pathogens like MERS- and SARS-coronavirus and economically important animal nidoviruses like those causing porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRSV), porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDV), equine arteritis (EAV), and chicken infectious bronchitis (IBV). The symposium will provide an outstanding opportunity for scientists from academia and industry to share their latest research findings, exchange ideas, and develop collaborations.

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World Pork Expo

June 7 - 9, 2017 (Wed-Fri)
Iowa State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, Iowa USA

Hosted by the National Pork Producers Council

For more information:
National Pork Producers Council
10676 Justin Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322


10th International Conference on Pig Reproduction

June 11 - 14, 2017 (Sun-Wed)
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

The topics covered during the four-day event will include the latest technology in male and female reproduction, including fixed-time artificial insemination, genetic engineering, cryopreservation of sperm, estrous synchronization, sow management and other production-related issues.

One of the biggest topics will be the work of Prather and a team of his associates, both from MU’s Animal Biology Reproductive Group and Kansas State University. Collectively the team was able to develop pigs resistant to the deadly Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus using the cutting-edge CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technique. The research was first published in December 2015.

Presentations will be in the Monsanto Auditorium of the Bond Life Sciences Center.

For more information:
MU Conference Office

Tel.: 573-882-4370
Fax: 573-882-1953

US-based series of workshops on conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis

June 26 - 30, 2017 (Mon-Fri)
College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

These are two workshops about Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis.
Participants can enroll in one or both workshops.
Introduction to Systematic reviews in food and feed related topics: June 26-28, 2017
Meta-analysis in systematic reviews in food and feed related topics: June 29-30, 2017

For more information and registration::
Annette O'Connor:
Lloyd Vet Med Center Rm 2424
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
1809 S Riverside Drive
Ames, Iowa, 50011-3619

Tel.: 515 520 2376

Iowa Swine Day

June 29, 2017 (Thu)
Scheman Building
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

Hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center

The sixth annual Iowa Swine Day has a program packed with highly regarded speakers focusing on important issues facing U.S. pork producers. Discounted early registrations (and free student registrations) due by June 17.

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Allen D Leman Swine Conference

September 16 - 19, 2017 (Sat-Tue)
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry.

For program information:
Tel.: 612-624-4972
 For registration information:
Tel.: 612-625-2900

US Animal Health Association 121st Annual Meeting

October 12 - 18, 2017 (Thu-Wed)
Town and Country Hotel
San Diego, California

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2017 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference

November 2 - 3, 2017 (Thu-Fri)
Ames, Iowa

Hosted by Iowa State University

For questions about registration:
Registration Services
Iowa State University
1601 Golden Aspen Drive #110
Ames, IA 50010

Tel.: 515-294-6222
Fax: 515-294-6223
 For questions about program content:
Dr. Chris Rademacher
Conference Chair
Iowa State University


Pig Welfare Symposium

November 7 - 9, 2017 (Tue-Thu)
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Hosted by the National Pork Board

The inaugural Pig Welfare Symposium will be held November 7-9, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa. The objectives of the symposium are to improve the well-being of pigs by disseminating recent research findings and recommendations, raising awareness of current and emerging issues and identifying potential solutions. To accomplish this, the symposium provides a forum for sharing ideas, learning from other segments of the industry and fostering dialogue on pig welfare related issues.

The dynamic program is intended for producers, veterinarians, academia, packers and processors and allied industry partners.

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2017 Joint Meeting: North American PRRS Symposium and National Swine Improvement Federation

December 1 - 3, 2017 (Fri-Sun)
Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois

The NA PRRS Symposium is an annual conference for scientists, diagnosticians, practitioners and producers who are interested in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), the most costly viral disease to ever face a global swine industry. The meeting is further expanded to include emerging and foreign animal diseases, such as Seneca Valley virus (SVV), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD), African swine fever virus (ASFV), classical swine fever virus (CSFV), and other high-consequence diseases of swine. Scientific topics include disease control, vaccines, pathogenesis, diagnostics, epidemiology and host genetics. Abstracts covering all of these topics/viruses will be accepted. Students and postdocs presenting posters or talks can apply for support through the David A. Benfield travel fellowships.

In 2012, the North American PRRS Symposium (NA PRRS) partnered with the National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) Conference to provide a world-class meeting devoted to swine health. Together again for 2017, the two conferences represent a new emphasis on the role of host and viral genetics in swine health and the control of disease.

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American Association of Swine Veterinarians 49th Annual Meeting

March 3 - 6, 2018 (Sat-Tue)
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California

For more information:
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
830 26th Street
Perry, Iowa 50220

Tel.: 515-465-5255

25th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress

June 11 - 14, 2018 (Mon-Thu)
Chongqing, China

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