Satellite Meetings


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

The following organizations are satellite organizations of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. These organizations schedule their meetings to coincide with the CRWAD Annual Meeting. This year we will meet at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, December 4–6, 2016.

Please plan to make reservations at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois.   Your room reservation at the conference hotel allows us to provide you with a meeting room and to keep registrations fees low.

The Following Organizations Are Listed Alphabetically.

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)

Sunday, Dec. 4, Board Meeting

10:00 AM, Los Angeles/ Miami – 5th Floor


Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information contact Glenn Zhang (AAVI Treasurer); Laura Miller (AAVI Vice-President)

AAVI Mini–Symposium(American Association of Veterinary Immunologists)

Title: 2016 Topic TBD – AAVI Mini-Symposium

Monday, Dec. 5, 1:45pm – 4:15pm within the Immunology Section of the CRWAD, Salons F/G/H – 5th Floor

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Keynote address by AAVI Immunologist of the year.

For more information contact , Radhey Kaushik, Chair and Aradhya Gourapura, Co-Chair

Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist (AAVI)

Keynote Speaker, Monday, Dec. 5, 1:00 PM, Immunology Section, Chicago Ballroom F/G/H, 5th Floor

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM)

Examination: Denver/Houston Room – 5th Floor

Friday, Dec.2 , 8 AM to 8 PM

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 AM to 9 PM

Examination: Kansas City Room – 5th Floor

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 AM to 9 PM

Sunday, Dec. 4, Denver/Houston Room

8 AM to 9 AM, Examination Committee Meeting – Denver/Houston Room

9 AM to 12 PM, Board of Governors Meeting – Denver/Houston Room

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information contact Josh Daniels

ACVM Mini-Symposium – 2016 Topic TBD

Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist (ACVM) – Prem Paul

Animal Health Research Reviews Board Meeting (AHRR)

(Editor–in–Chief, Section Editors and Editorial Board)

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, Grace Room, 4th Floor

Section Editors and Editorial Board joint meeting.


For more information contact R. William (Bill) Stich, Editor in Chief

AVEPM / Schwabe Symposium ProgramSunday, Dec. 4, 1:00 PM to 5 PM, Chicago Ballroom E/F/G/H, 5th Floor

Meeting Agenda

All attendees of CRWAD are welcome and encouraged to attend this session.

Title: “Novel methods and practical application of diagnostic tests’,”


For more information contact Morgan Scott or Julie Funk.

AVEPM Business Meeting (Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine)

Members Only

Monday, Dec. 5, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Salon A/B/C/D (in the Epidemiology Section Room), 5th Floor

Note: Schwabe Award formal presentation will be during CRWAD Business Meeting, Tues. Dec. 6, Chicago Ballroom A/B/C/D, 5th Floor

For more information contact Morgan Scott

BVDV Symposium

Tuesday, December 6, 1:30 – 5:00 pm , dinner at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul Walz

“Creating Comprehensive reports of Animals Studies”

Presented by Dr. Annette O’Connor1  and Dr. Jan Sargeant2

  1. College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 2. Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Do you wonder how much detail on the various aspects of your study should be provided into your manuscripts?

Do you find it challenging to structure your manuscripts to write efficiently?

Do you get comments from reviewers (or your major professor) to add details or remove details and not know whether you should do so?

Does it take you forever to peer-review manuscripts?

Do your students provide incomplete drafts that are missing important information?

If any of these sound familiar, attend our workshop on reporting guidelines and speed up writing and reviewing !

In this workshop we will present the discipline expectations of reporting of observational studies, randomized controlled trials and experimental studies that involve animals. These reporting guidelines are REFLECT statement (published in 2010), the ARRIVE-statement (published in 2010) and the STROBE-Vet statement (published in Dec 2016).  The workshop will be incredibly useful for researchers and students looking for time efficient approaches to preparing comprehensive and transparent reports for submission to journals that comply with discipline expectations.

Date:  Dec 4th 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Chicago Ballroom E/F/G/H, 5th Floor – @ CRWAD conference


Registration at  by the 25th November (no on-site registration). Workshop will be cancelled if minimum is not met and participants will be notified on the 30th November.

Registration fee-  $50:00. Direct link @ ISU extension website

NC–1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals: Enhanced Prevention, Control and Food Safety

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 AM to 5 PM, Lincoleshire Room, 6th Floor

Sunday, Dec. 4, 8 AM to 12 PM, Lincoleshire Room, 6th Floor

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information contact Jun Lin at

NC229: Detection and Control of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine


Saturday, Dec 3,1pm – 5:00pm – Invited Speakers 5pm – 7:30pm – Poster session

Meeting moved to Marriott Downtown…………………………………………………

Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 PM to 5:30 PM, Northwestern/Ohio – 6th Floor

Full agenda

Attendance is open.  For more information contact Dr. Fernando Osorio, Dr. Kyoung-JinDan Rock or Dave Benfield

USDA-NIFA Project Directors Meeting

Friday, December 2, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, lunch provided

Saturday, December 3, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Oral and poster presentations by project directors with USDA-NIFA funding, meeting attendees by invitation only.

Contact: Dr. Peter Johnson or Dr. Margo Holland



CRWAD On–Site Meeting Registration Schedule

CRWAD Council Meeting: Saturday, December 3, 5:30 PM to 9 PM, Great America Room, 6th Floor

CRWAD Opening Reception: Sunday, December 4, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Grand Ballroom Salon III, 7th Floor

Name badge is required for admittance to Receptions, Poster Sessions, and Sections.

Our 2016 Dedicatee,  will be introduced during the reception.

All Attendees are Welcome. Please join us. Casual wear recommended. The first poster session will coincide with the Researchers Reception.

CRWAD Students and Postdocs Reception: Sunday, December 4, 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM, Avenue Ballroom on the 4th Floor. CRWAD Keynote Speakers, CRWAD Council Members, CRWAD Dedicatee, students and postdoc attendees are invited. Student and postdoc attendees should plan to attend both receptions. Contact Dr. David Benfield with questions.

CRWAD Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, December 6, 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, Chicago Ballroom A/B/C/D, 5th Floor


Dedication of the Meeting, and Graduate Student Awards Presentations. Students are encouraged to attend.

NOTICE: 2016 CRWAD Meeting, Dec. 4 to 6, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile