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.
– NA PRRS/NC-229 Organizing Committee
Dr. Fernando Osorio, University of Nebraska Lincoln
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
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
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
Submission For Compendium
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.
Questions, email the Office of Public Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-333-2907.