Continuing Education

North American PRRS Symposium

Office of Public Engagement

3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
P: (217) 333-2907
F: (217) 333-4628

Lawrence D. Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA Associate Dean for Public Engagement

North American PRRS/NC-229 Symposium on PRRS, Emerging and Foreign Diseases of Swine


Due to travel restrictions and hotel uncertainty this December caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the onsite program for NA PRRS/NC-229 symposium on Saturday, December 5 in Chicago.

As an alternative approach for our NA PRRS/NC-229 members to share their latest research findings and develop collaborations, we will put together an NA PRRS/NC-229 compendium. We encourage you to submit an extended abstract for inclusion in the compendium.

Detailed information for abstract formatting and submission is available below.

To continue engaging the NA PRRS/NC-229 with the Conference of Research Workers on Animal Disease (CRWAD), we will maintain our Sunday, December 6 morning program, which is an ASFV special session co-organized by NA PRRS/NC-229 and CRWAD. At this time, we are unsure whether this special session can be held onsite or online. CRWAD will keep everyone updated as the situation changes.

We wish that everyone stays safe and healthy during this special time.

Best regards,

– NA PRRS/NC-229 Organizing Committee


  • Advisory Committee:

    Dr. Fernando Osorio, University of Nebraska Lincoln
    Dr. Raymond (Bob) R. R. Rowland, University of Illinois

    Planning Committee:

    Executive Director, NA PRRSS – Dr. Ying Fang, University of Illinois
    Industry Liaison – Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board
    NA PRRSS Internal Coordinators and Proceedings Editors – Kristen Eighner and Crystal Zulauf, University of Illinois
    NA PRRSS Onsite Coordinator – Jennifer Stalley, Midwest Solutions

    Joint Scientific Committee:

    Co-Chairs, Joint Scientific Committee:

    Dr. Ying Fang, University of Illinois
    Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy, North Dakota State University

    Committee Members:

    Dr. Diego G. Diel, Cornell University
    Dr. Scott Kenney, The Ohio State University
    Dr. Pablo Pineyro, Iowa State University
    Dr. Roman Pogranichniy, Kansas State University
    Dr. Hiep Vu, University of Nebraska
    Dr. Zhengguo Xiao, University of Maryland

    Travel Fellowship Selection Committee:

    Dr. Joan Lunney, USDA, ARS-BARC
    Dr. Megan Niederwerder, Kansas State University
    Dr. Dongwan Yoo, University of Illinois

  • Participants are invited to submit an extended abstract of their recent work for assembling into the NA PRRS/NC-229 compendium. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2020. NA PRRS/NC-229 Scientific Committee will review the submission and notify the corresponding author upon acceptance of the abstract.

    Extended Abstract Formatting Requirements

    Submit an Extended Abstract

Questions, email the Office of Public Engagement at or call 217-333-2907.