Council Members

President – Dr. Laurel J. Gershwin, University of California, Davis, CA

Vice–President – Dr. Paul S. Morley, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Council Member – Dr. Christopher Chase, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Council Member– Dr. Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Council Member – Dr. Amelia R. Woolums, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Council Member – Dr. M.M. Chengappa, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Executive Director – Dr. David A. Benfield, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

Past President- Dr. Roman Ganta, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

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Dec. 4 – 6, 2016: Marriott (Downtown Magnificent Mile), Chicago, IL


CRWAD Meeting Registration & BVDV Symposium Registration

Pre-Registration Will Close November 11, registrations after this date will assessed a $30.00 late fee.

On-site Registration will be available but will be assessed a $30.00 late fee.

The Annual CRWAD Meeting will be held December 4 – 6, 2016 at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois.  Presentations will conclude by 12:00 pm Tuesday afternoon, December 6.  The attendance is open to anyone interested in new research in animal diseases.

Meeting Registration Options:

1) Register by mail and send a check with the completed registration form (click here to register by mail or to print a registration form.)


2) Register by credit card through Eventbrite.
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*REFUND POLICY: Registration fee full refund,less $20, if requested within 45 days of annual meeting; 50% refund from 44 – 22 days before annual meeting; no refund if requested 21 days or less before annual meeting.

Presenters and attendees will be required to wear their CRWAD name badge for admittance to the meeting rooms and poster sessions.

Presenters must be registered for the meeting and will be required to wear their CRWAD name badge during their presentations.

Please place your hotel sleeping room reservations at the following custom web site:

*Chicago Marriott (Downtown) Hotel custom CRWAD Room Reservations Web site; or, call (Toll–Free: 1–877–303–0104 ; or 1–866–596–7456 for international calls), by asking for the CRWAD group rate. Make your reservations at the Hotel by November 6.

For those who need a US Visa in order to attend the CRWAD meeting please start your application process early.

Proceedings: If you want to purchase a 2015 Proceedings please contact us. The on–line abstracts (searchable and printable) are accessible from the Meeting Planner and Itinerary Builder.

If you would like to present at the Annual CRWAD Meeting or would like an invitation to the meeting please contact Dr. David Benfield.