Join Us at CRWAD 2018 — The 99th Annual Conference of
Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD)

Dec 1-4, 2018, Chicago Marriott,
Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois.

The CRWAD 2018 Schedule and Programs are Now Available:
**  Download the 2018 CRWAD Schedule Grid: [Click Here]. (updated 14 Nov 2018)
**  Download the 2018 Oral Presentation List: [Click Here]. (updated 14 Nov 2018)
**  Download the 2018 Poster Presentation List: [Click Here]. (updated 14 Nov 2018)

**  Visit to see proceedings from previous years.

Conference Registration, and Hotel Reservations are also available:
** Click [HERE] to register; visit for details.
** Click [HERE] for hotel reservations:  Please make your room arrangements by November 11th, as the block of discounted rooms will close on that date.
** Click [HERE] for information about membership dues.

Please Volunteer to Moderate at CRWAD! [Click Here to sign up]
** Both Senior Scientists and Scientists-in-Training (students/post-docs) are needed for moderating oral presentation sessions at CRWAD.
**  Certificates recognizing this service will be issued to all moderators, along with our sincere thanks!

Information regarding Oral and Poster Presentations can be found [HERE].
**  CRWAD 2018 will again use for presentation management.  All files for oral presentations must be uploaded into the Preseria system before midnight on November 28.  Instructions for uploading files will be sent by email to presenters.  Contact us at for more information.

**  NEW FOR 2018: CRWAD is partnering with to provide discounted poster printing with free shipping to the conference site: click [HERE] for more information.  Free shipping to CRWAD is available for posters uploaded by November 15; Expedited shipping is also available.  Alternative shipping locations can also be specified.


CRWAD regularly features cutting-edge research on animal diseases, population health, and translational medicine as one of the oldest and largest international research conferences on these topics.  In addition to lectures from world-renowned featured speakers and special sessions on current topics, CRWAD 2018 will showcase over 400 presentations made by scientific experts and scientists-in-training from around the world. This conference is a great opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and senior scientists to share their research with other scientists in their fields. Don’t miss this opportunity – plan to join us at CRWAD 2018!

CRWAD is GROWING!!! We are excited to announce that we anticipate record participation and attendance at CRWAD 2018. 

To accommodate  this growth We are expanding the meeting times for oral presentations!  This year, early-bird sessions will begin on Saturday, Dec 1, and the Main Sessions for oral presentations will run from 1pm on Sunday, Dec 2, until Noon on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018.

CRWAD is proud to support the next generation of scientists. This conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to present their research alongside experts in their fields.

*  Over $8,000 in research awards and travel grants will be awarded to qualifying graduate students making presentations at CRWAD 2018

Visit these links to see additional information about CRWAD 2018:

CRWAD 2018 will be Dedicated to Professor Emeritus, Ronald D. Schultz (click here).
*  Featured Speakers (click here).
Special Sessions (click here).

Don’t miss CRWAD 2018, and save by registering early!

  • Attendees who register before November 1 can take advantage of “early bird” discounts.

  • Please take time to invite your colleagues to become the next members of CRWAD. Membership offers a reduced registration fee to the annual meeting.

  • Applications for membership can be found at Please plan to submit applications for membership to Dr. David A. Benfield, Executive Director at by October 1, 2018.

Contact us at for more information about CRWAD 2018.