NA PRRS Symposium

2024 NAPRRS/NC229: International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases

Veterinary Microbiology Special Issue Submission

Veterinary Microbiology will publish a special issue on swine viral disease research to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NAPRRS/NC229 conference and to further disseminate the information presented at the 2023 ICSVD.

Individuals with abstracts linked to the 2023 NAPRRS/NC229 ICSVD (i.e. must have been submitted as an abstract, or at least is overlapping with a submitted abstract) are encouraged to submit a manuscript submission by July 16, 2024.

Information for manuscript submission can be found on the Veterinary Microbiology website.

December 8 – 9, 2024

InterContinental: Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

NAPRRS/NC229 ICSVD was originally formed in 2003 as the International PRRS Symposium. It provides a forum for bringing together the members of swine disease community from all over the world. The 2024 meeting will be a 2-day international conference held in Chicago, USA. Tentative plans include six plenary scientific sessions starting on Sunday morning (December 8), a translational workshop co-organized with the Swine Health Information Center, a special lunch session sponsored by Zoetis, a poster session and NC229 business meeting to discuss the latest research and explore collaborative relationships for new research initiatives. Monday evening (December 9) will feature a banquet with keynote speakers and award ceremony. 

The executive directorship, organizing committee, and conference staff hope that the NAPRRS/NC229 ICSVD will provide all attendees with an informative and scientifically rewarding experience.

We look forward to meeting you at Chicago!

Ying Fang, Pablo Pineyro-Pineiro, and the NAPRRS/NC229 ICSVD Organizing Committee


InterContinental: Chicago Magnificent Mile

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Abstract Submission

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Travel Fellowship Application

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All times are in central time and subject to change.

Saturday, December 7, 2024

1:00 – 6:00 pm: Symposium Check-In/Onsite Registration

4:00 – 5:00 pm: NAPRRS/NC229 Organizing Committee Meeting

Sunday, December 8, 2024

7:30 am – 6:00 pm: Symposium Check-In/Onsite Registration

8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Poster Set-Up

8:00 – 9:30 am: Session 1

9:30 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 am – 11:50 am: Session 2

11:50 am – 1:50 pm: Session 3: Zoetis Special Lunch Session

1:50 – 2:00 pm: Break

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Session 4

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Break

4:30pm – 6:00 pm: NC229 Business Meeting

Monday, December 9, 2024

7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Symposium Check-In/Onsite Registration

8:00 – 9:30 am: Session 5

9:30 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 am – 11:45 am: Session 6

11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Session 7

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Poster Session

3:30 – 5:15 pm: Session 8

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Banquet and Award Ceremony


Check back for registration updates.

Payment must be provided at the time of registration to guarantee enrollment. Early registration is recommended. All prices are in US Dollars.

  • Early Registration (On or before Friday, July 19, 2024): $298
  • Late Registration (Saturday, July 20 – Friday, November 22, 2024): $318
  • Onsite Registration: $348
  • Banquet ticket: $65

Continuing Education
Continuing education is available for veterinarians. Continuing education will be granted for in-person sessions only.

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds, less a 10 percent cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by Friday, November 22, 2024. Written cancellation should be sent to Registrations are transferable. After November 22, 2024, refunds will not be made. We reserve the right to cancel sessions and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of a conference cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.

Hotel Reservations

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. It is recommended that you book your reservations early.

InterContinental: Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, US
Rates: Saturday, December 7 – Monday, December 9  $179 per night
Room Reservation Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2024, at 5:00 pm (Central)
Reservation Contact Information:
Phone Reservation:
Reference Group:
 2024 ICSVD

Rooms reserved through the hotel block will receive a waived resort fee and complimentary wireless internet in the guest room. These charges will not appear on your hotel folio. The price listed does not include taxes.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Information and Instructions

NC229 Annual Report Template

Abstract Requirements:

  • Please provide printed posters that are no more than 48 inches x 48 inches
  • Posters can be hung starting Saturday evening, December 7

Abstract Submission Deadlines:

  • Friday, July 19, 2024: Early Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Friday, September 20, 2024: Extended Deadlines for Abstract Submission

Travel Fellowship Application

Travel fellowships are provided to aid graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in presenting their experimental results at the symposium.

The awarded funds are determined by the NA PRRSS Travel Fellowship Awards Selection Committee. Awardees will be notified by October 1, 2024.

Travel Fellowship Information and Instructions

Application Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2024

Job Board

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine now makes it easier to hire for or find jobs in alignment with the NA PRRS Symposium through the college Job Board.

Those hiring can select “NA PRRS” for the job category allowing those seeking a job to be able to filter for that designation.

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Photography Notification

By attending the 2024 NAPRRS/NC229: International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases, you are entering an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the NAPRRS/NC229: International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news and advertising.

By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent.

Organizing Committees

NA PRRSS/NC229 Advisor:

  • Dr. Raymond (Bob) R. R. Rowland, University of Illinois, US

Executive Director:

  • Dr. Ying Fang, University of Illinois, US

Planning Committee:

  • Dr. Jose Angulo, Zoetis Animal Health, US
  • Dr. Lisa Becton, Swine Health Information Center, US
  • Dr. Jay Calvert, Zoetis Animal Health, US
  • Dr. John Harding, University of Saskatchewan, CA
  • Dr. Hans Nauwynck, Ghent University, BE
  • Dr. Megan Niederwerder, Swine Health Information Center, US
  • Dr. Hanchun Yang, China Agriculture University, CN

Joint Scientific Committee:

Co-Chairs, Joint Scientific Committee:

  • Dr. Mariana Kikuti, University of Minnesota, US
  • Dr. Pablo Pineyro, Iowa State University, US

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Andreia Arruda, The Ohio State University, US
  • Dr. Hiep Vu, University of Nebraska, US
  • Dr. Laura Miller, Kansas State University


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