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North American PRRS Symposium

The 2018 North American PRRS Symposium
is dedicated to the memory of
Dr. Michael P. Murtaugh

You are invited to join an internationally recognized group of scientists, researchers, industry and academic professionals and students in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 2018 for the 2018 North American PRRS Symposium (NA PRRS Symposium).

The 2018 meeting will be held in conjunction with the 99th Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) meeting.

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.

Updated Symposium program and speakers now available!
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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.

Please note new Saturday session:

Global Challenges in Infectious Disease-Update on ASF in China.

Paul Sundberg-SHIC,"Setting Priorities for disease threats and strategies: Is ASF coming closer?"

Alex Morrow - STAR-IDAZ,"Emerging Diseases: Addressing the Unmet Vaccine Needs"

Hanchun Yang-Beijing Agricultural University,"ASF in China"

Daniel Rock- University of Illinois,"African Swine Fever Vaccine Development ... perhaps the end of the beginning."

Johnny Callahan- Tetracore,"The evolution of ASFV real-time PCR, assuring fit-for–purpose as disease spreads worldwide"

Alexei Zaberezhny- Y.R.Kovalenko and K.I.Skryabin Federal Research Center,"Progress in the control of CSF and ASF in Russia"

Scott Dee-Pipestone, Diego Diel-South Dakota State University, Megan Niederwerder-Kansas State University,"Risk for transmission by feed ingredients and potential mitigation strategies for ASF and other transboundary diseases"

Douglas Gladue-Plum Island Animal Disease Center, ARS, USDA,"Rapid development of experimental live attenuated vaccines for outbreak strains of African swine fever virus"

Important Deadlines

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  November 11, 2018

We encourage you to make your reservations now as the room block for Friday night is selling out fast!

Symposium Registration:  November 22, 2018    Note: A Late Fee will be charged for onsite registration. 

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


International Attendees:

After registering for the Symposium, please send your request for a VISA Letter of Invitation to Francine Rowland at NAPRRS@vet.k-state.edu.