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
Emerging and Foreign Diseases of Swine
December 4, 2021
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
The North American PRRS Symposium was initiated in November 2003 as the “International Workshop on PRRS”. The conference continues to focus on the latest knowledge and novel tools for the control of PRRS, one of the most costly viral diseases to ever face a global swine industry. In recent years, the emergence of new swine viruses, including the PEDV and ASFV, has expended the topics of this symposium to emerging and foreign swine diseases. The symposium has integrated with NC229, which provides the means to deliver a much larger and more comprehensive meeting experience.
This very successful meeting is attended by an internationally recognized group of scientists, researchers, industry and academic professionals and students.
This year’s event will be scheduled in connection with the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD).
NA PRRSS/NC229 Advisor:
Dr. Raymond (Bob) R. R. Rowland, University of Illinois
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
Joint Scientific Committee:
Co-Chairs, Joint Scientific Committee:
Dr. Ying Fang, University of Illinois
Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy, North Dakota State University
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
All abstracts will be presented as posters. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.
Abstracts are submitted to one of the following subject areas:
- Virus structure and gene function
- Virus transmission, biosecurity and area control
- Host response to infection, including host genetics and innate/adaptive immunity
- Vaccination strategies and therapeutics
- Detection, diagnostics and surveillance
All abstracts are published and made public through the meeting website and other venues. A meeting program and abstracts will be compiled and posted on-line at the meeting website as well as distributed to registered meeting participants at the beginning of the symposium.
Abstract Submission Deadlines:
July 15, 2021: Early Abstract Submission Deadline
September 15, 2021: Extended Deadlines for Abstract Submission
October 22, 2021: Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline (Poster Only)
Please note: Abstract submissions for the CRWAD should be submitted separately though the CRWAD website.
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations prior to November 10. Hotel rooms are available for the NA PRRS Symposium through the CRWAD website.
Payment must be provided at the time of registration to guarantee enrollment. Early registration is recommended.
- Pre-Registration (On or before November 30, 2021): $100
- Onsite Registration: $150
Full refunds, less a 10 percent cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Written cancellation should be sent to email@example.com. Registrations are transferable. After November 30, 2021, 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.
Continuing education credit is available for veterinarians.
Please note: registrations for the CRWAD should be submitted separately though the CRWAD website.
Friday, December 3, 2021
Annual Business Meeting – Time To Be Announced
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Educational Sessions – Time To Be Announced
Reception Featuring Poster Presentations – Time To Be Announced
Additional information will be provided as it is finalized.
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, 2021.
- Be a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow working on PRRS, emerging/foreign animal diseases of swine.
- Be the primary author on an abstract covering original research findings. The research described in the abstract must be presented as a poster during the NA PRRSS/NC-229. A few selected awardees will also give an oral presentation.
- Attend all meeting sessions.
July 15, 2021
Please note: Awards for the CRWAD should be submitted separately though the CRWAD website.
Questions, email the Office of Public Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-333-2907.