2009 International PRRS Symposium Announced

The 2009 International PRRS Symposium: "Molecular, Immunological, Genetic and Epidemiological Approaches for PRRSV Control" will be held Friday December 4, 2009 to Saturday December 5, 2009 at the downtown Marriott in Chicago. Website: http://www.prrssymposium.org. The symposium will precede the Conference of Researcher Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD).

The topics for this year's program include epidemiology, heterogeneity and evolution of PRRSV, virus-host interaction and pathogenesis, structural and functional relationship of PRRSV genes, vaccine and immunity against PRRSV.

There is no cost for registration and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Online registration information, program updates, and a copy of the 2005-2008 Symposium proceedings including abstracts can be found at the Symposium website. Anyone requiring visas are encouraged to register as early as possible so visa letters can be processed.