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North American PRRS Symposium

The NA PRRS Symposium is an annual conference for scientists, diagnosticians, practitioners, industry professionals, 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 2018 meeting was held on December 1-2, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois USA.  This very successful meeting was attended by an internationally recognized group of scientists, researchers, industry and academic professionals and students.  This year the Symposium was held in conjunction with the 99th Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) meeting.

The 2018 Symposium was further expanded to include emerging and foreign animal diseases, such as the novel nidovirus swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), senecavirus A (SVA), porcine circoviruses, African swine fever virus (ASFV), classical swine fever virus (CSFV), and other high-consequence viral pathogens of swine. Topics for discussion include epidemiology, pathogenesis, host genetics, diagnostics, vaccines, and disease control.

A special Saturday session included on Global Challenges in Infectious Disease-Update on ASF in China included scientists and industry experts currently working in this area.  Please visit the Program page to view the complete schedule of speakers and presentations for the entire meeting.

Thank you to all the speakers, students and staff members that contributed to this very successful and important meeting.

Full Digital Proceedings Now Available!

The digital proceedings includes the full program booklet with the addition of speaker pictures and short bios, speaker abstracts and the complete abstracts of the poster presentations for Sessions One through Three.  Please click “2018 NA PRRS Symposium Digital Proceedings” to download the PDF file.

Dr. Bob Rowland and Dr. Ying Fang, Executive Directors