NA PRRS Symposium

2022 NAPRRS/NC229: International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases

December 2-4, 2022

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

The North American PRRS Symposium was formed in 2003 as a venue to annually bring together the members of the swine disease community, including researchers, industry professionals, and field practitioners. At that time, PRRS was considered the prime example of the challenges faced by global swine industry. In recent years, the emergence and spread of new swine viruses, such as PEDV and ASFV, has expanded the focus to include emerging and transboundary swine diseases. Integration with the USDA NC229 multi-state project on swine diseases provides the means to deliver a much larger and more comprehensive meeting experience. Our 2022 meeting will be expanded into a 3-day international conference with emphasis in translational research.

The executive directorship, scientific 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 in Chicago!

– Ying Fang, Roman Pogranichniy, and NAPRRS/NC229 ICSVD Organizing Committee


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All times are in central time and subject to change.

Friday, December 2, 2022

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Symposium Check-In/Onsite Registration

1:00 – 2:30 pm:

  • Opening Remarks
  • Opening Keynote Presentation
  • USDA-NIFA Update
    Michelle Colby, USDA, USA

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 – 5:00 pm: Session 1: Field Challenges in Disease Control and Prevention

  • African Swine Fever and Its Challenges in Europe
    Sandra Blome, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
  • Global Disease Monitoring for Swine Diseases
    Maria Sol Perez Aguirreburualde, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Vaccination Strategies and Reducing the Generation of Recombinant PRRSV Strains in the Field
    Jay Calvert, Zoetis, USA
  • Additional Presentation To Be Announced

5:00 – 5:30 pm: NC229 Business Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Round Table Discussion: Young Scientists Career Development

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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

8:00 – 11:30 am: Sessions 2 and 3

  • Presentations To Be Announced (Selected from Abstract Submissions)

11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Session 4: Zoetis Special Lunch Session

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Jose Angulo, Zoetis, USA
  • Quality Weaned Pigs, Implications for Health and Performance in Growing Pigs
    Will Lopez, PIC, USA
  • PRRSV Surveillance Using Tongue Tips Fluids (TTF), Practical Implications Dealing with PRRS Outbreaks
    Jordi Baliellas, GSP, Spain
  • Swine Health and Production, the Inevitable Blend
    Gustavo Machado, NCSU, USA
  • Round Table Discussion

1:30 – 3:00 pm: Session 5: Emerging Diseases and Field Detection
Co-Organized by NAPRRS/NC229 and Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)

  • Emerging Swine Disease Investigation: SHIC Update
    Paul Sundberg, SHIC, USA
  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus: an Emerging Transboundary Pathogen
    Leela Noronha, USDA-ARS, USA
  • Additional Presentation To Be Announced (Selected from Abstract Submissions)

3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 – 5:30 pm: Session 6: Modern Technologies in Swine Disease Diagnostics
Co-Organized by NAPRRS/NC229 and Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)

  • Next Generation of Swine Diagnostic Laboratory Platforms
    Luis Gimenez-Lirola, Iowa State University, USA
  • Development of a Single, Rapid Workflow for Simultaneous Detection of >50 Swine Viruses from Field Samples
    Noelle Noyes, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Differentiation of PRRS Vaccine Strains Using Luminex Bead-Based Technology
    Jianfa Bai, Kansas State University, USA
  • Low-Cost Biosensors for Rapid, On-Chip, On-Site Detection of Swine Respiratory Viruses
    Liang Dong, Iowa State University, USA
  • Additional Presentation To Be Announced (Selected from Abstract Submissions)

6:00 – 8:00 pm : Poster Session and Reception

Sunday, December 4, 2022

8:00 – 11:45 am: Session 7 and 8

  • Presentations To Be Announced (Selected from Abstract Submissions)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Student Award Ceremony


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 22, 2022): $180
  • Late Registration (Saturday, July 23 – Friday, November 18, 2022): $200
  • Onsite Registration: $240

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 18, 2022. Written cancellation should be sent to Registrations are transferable. After November 18, 2022, 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, United States
Rates: Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3   $169 per night
Room Reservation Deadline: Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Central)
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Rooms reserved through the hotel block will receive a waived resort fee, complimentary wireless internet in the guest room, and discounted parking rate of $60 per night with in and out privileges. These discounts will appear on the final hotel invoice. The price listed does not include taxes.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Information and Instructions

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Abstract Submission Deadlines:

  • Friday, July 22, 2022: Early Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Friday, September 30, 2022: Extended Deadlines for Abstract Submission
  • Friday, October 21, 2022: Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline (Poster Only)

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 and are given in the form of a reimbursement check (or wire transfer for international recipients) for allowable expenses up to the award amount. Awardees will be notified by October 1, 2022.

Travel Fellowship Information and Instructions

Application Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2022

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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COVID-19 Guidelines

The NAPRRS/NC229: ICSVD will adhere to state of Illinois guidelines outlined by local health authorities and the host hotel. We will continue to monitor municipality, hotel, and CDC recommendations and make changes as needed. 

Photography Notification

By attending the 2022 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

Planning Committee:

  • Executive Director – Dr. Ying Fang, University of Illinois
  • Internal Coordinators – Kristen Eighner, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Jose Angulo, Zoetis
  • Dr. Jay Calvert, Zoetis
  • Dr. Joseph F. Connor, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd
  • Dr. Megan Niederwerder, Swine Health Information Center
  • Dr. Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center

Joint Scientific Committee:

Co-Chairs, Joint Scientific Committee:

  • Dr. Ying Fang, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Roman Pogranichniy, Kansas State University

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Andreia Arruda, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Diego G. Diel, Cornell University
  • Dr. Scott Kenney, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Pablo Pineyro, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Hiep Vu, University of Nebraska
  • Dr. Zhengguo Xiao, University of Maryland


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