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College of Veterinary Medicine

North American PRRS Symposium

Save the Date!

Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 2018

New Venue! Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

Held in conjunction with the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases


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 meeting is 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.


Preliminary 2018 Program

Saturday 8-5 PM, Nidoviruses and global challenges in infectious disease

Sunday 8-12 PM, New Developments in PRRS

Sunday 1-4 PM, Talks from selected abstracts (sponsored by NC-229)

Sunday evening, Joint poster session with CRWAD and reception

Abstract Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018!

Abstract guidelines and NEW! streamlined online submission form/process are now available.

Please check back for updated information for committees, speakers, meeting registration, hotel and travel information, and travel fellowships. Information will be posted as soon it becomes available.


Bob Rowland and Ying Fang, Directors


Contact Bob Rowland, for further information or questions at: