2015 North American PRRS Symposium (NA-PRRS)Emerging and Foreign Animal Diseases

This is the first announcement for the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium. The conference will be held Saturday, December 5 to Sunday, December 6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago. Even though PRRS remains the focus of the meeting, collaborations with USDA NC-229 and CRWAD have resulted in the expansion of the conference to include emerging and foreign animal diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), porcine circovirus- associated disease (PCVAD), African swine fever (ASF), classical swine fever (CSF) and other high-consequence diseases of interest to the swine virological community.

Topics to be covered include disease control in the field, vaccines, pathogenesis, diagnostics, epidemiology and the role of host genetics in disease. The abstract deadline is August 21, 2015. Selected abstracts will be chosen by NC-229 for oral presentations.

Abstract submission and registration information will be available soon.

Travel fellowships will be available for students and postdocs.

CE credits will be available through Kansas State University using the guidelines set forth by the AAVSB RACE approval program.

December 5-6, 2015, Intercontinental Hotel, Magnificent Mile in Chicago

Prior years’ symposium proceedings can be found at: http://www.prrssymposium.org/TopMenu/Proceedings.aspx