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.

Here we go!  In less than a week, CRWAD 2018 will kick off in record breaking form.  Over 500 oral and poster presentations are slated to be delivered to the largest number of registrants ever to attend CRWAD.

Here are some last-minute resources to help with your preparations and meeting plans:

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!  Check-in at the CRWAD 2015 Registration Desk on the 5th floor of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 

Whova is the official app of CRWAD 2018.  Download to your phone or tablet to get up-to-the-minute agenda and conference information (the conference code will be provided at registration check-in)
**  [iOS Click Here] [Android Click Here]  [Windows or Blackberry Click Here]

Search the Abstract Manager web site to find oral and poster presentations that are most relevant to your interests: [Click Here].

Download the CRWAD 2018 Author Index and Abstract Book, as well as Schedules and Presentation Lists (hard copies will not be distributed at the conference):
**  CRWAD Author Index and Abstract Book: [Click Here]
**  Schedule Grid: [Click Here]. (updated 24 Nov 2018)
**  Oral Presentation List: [Click Here]. (updated 24 Nov 2018)
**  Poster Presentation List: [Click Here]. (updated 24 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 information about membership dues.

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.

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 500 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.