2021 CRWAD Conference

Jeffery I. Gordon, MD

CRWAD Keynote Speaker

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Department of Pathology & Immunology

“Development of microbiota-directed complementary foods for treating childhood undernutrition.”

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Steven Thomson, PhD

Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Special Symposium Speaker

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
USDA-NIFA

“USDA-NIFA Programs in Precision Livestock Farming and Future Outlook”

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Kathe Bjork, DVM, MSPH, PhD

Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Special Symposium Speaker

Institute of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Systems
USDA-NIFA

“USDA-NIFA Programs in Precision Livestock Farming and Future Outlook”

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Dipti Pitta, PhD

Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Special Symposium Speaker

University of Pennsylvania

“Application of precision technologies on livestock farms”

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Daniel Berckmans, PhD, MSc

Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Special Symposium Speaker

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

“Precision livestock farming: From where we came, where to go?”

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Lisa Becton, DVM

Vaccine Network Featured Speaker

Swine Health
National Pork Board

“Industry Perspective on the Value of Animal Health Research”

David Swayne, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACPV

Vaccine Network Featured Speaker

United States National Poultry Research Center
USDA- ARS

“A Paradigm Shift in the Use of Vaccines and Vaccination in Global Control of Avian Influenza”

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Amy Vincent, PhD

Vaccine Network Featured Speaker

USDA Research Veterinary Medical Officer

“Maximizing USDA surveillance data for improved influenza vaccines for swine”

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Mark David Fast, BSc, MSc, PhD

Vaccine Network Featured Speaker

University of Prince Edward Island
Pathology and Microbiology

“Aquaculture production and vaccinology: Current and past hurdles”

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Garry Adams, DVM, PhD

ACVM Featured Speaker
Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist

Texas A&M University
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary Pathobiology

“Pathogens from the Host Point of View”

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Weiping Zhang, PhD

ACVM Featured Speaker

University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine

“A novel epitope- and structure-based vaccinology platform empowers broad-spectrum and precision vaccine development”

Michael Konkel

ACVM Featured Speaker

Washington State University
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Campylobacter jejuni sets the stage for disease by manipulating the signaling of intestinal epithelial cells”

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Gary Whittaker, PhD

ACVM Featured Speaker

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Virology

“Coronaviruses and cats and humans: where are feline coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2 alike”

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Gary Entrican, PhD, BSc

AAVI Featured Speaker
Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist

The University of Edinburgh

“Applying knowledge of immunological correlates to vaccine design for prevention of chlamydial abortion”

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Angela Arenas-Gamboa, DVM, PhD, DACVP

AAVI Featured Speaker

Texas A& M University
College of Medicine

“Brucellosis and Reproductive Disease: A Current Update”

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Hanah Georges, PhD

AAVI Featured Speaker

Colorado State University

“A molecular perspective on the development of fetal immunotolerance to BVDV”

John Harding, DVM, MSc

AAVI Featured Speaker

University of Saskatchewan
Western College of Veterinary Medicine

“Host responses following third trimester maternal PRRSV2 infection”

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Heather Wilson, BSc, PhD

AAVI Featured Speaker

University of Saskatchewan
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Microbiology

“Intrauterine immunization during breeding”

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Dirk Pfeiffer, DVM, PhD

AVEPM Featured Speaker
Calvin Schwabe Award

City University
Centre for Applied One Health Research and Policy Advice

“Risk management in an ever more complex world”

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Wantanee Kalpravidh, PhD

AVEPM Featured Speaker

Scientific Advisory Committee for the School of Global Health
Faculty of Medicine
Chulalongkorn University

“Better Bridging Science and Animal Health Policy”

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David Waltner-Toews, DVM

AVEPM Featured Speaker

University of Guelph

“Creative Destruction and One Health: Policy, Science & Practice in a Post Normal World”

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David Zilberman, PhD

AVEPM Featured Speaker

University of California Berkeley
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

“The cost and the lessons of the Covid pandemic”

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Congratulations to our 2021 Student Award Winners!

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Awards (ACVM)

  • Name of Award: Don Kahn Award (Overall best presentation)
    Name of Winner: Kristina Ceres
    Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University
    Title of Abstract: A critical evaluation of Mycobacterium bovis pangenomics, with reference to its utility in outbreak investigation
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Oral – 1st place
    Name of Winner: Taylor Brooke McAtee
    Institutional Affiliation: West Texas A&M University
    Title of Abstract: Do modified-live virus respiratory vaccines influence the respiratory microbiome of cattle?
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Oral – 2nd place
    Name of Winner: Taylor Heckman
    Institutional Affiliation: University of California – Davis
    Title of Abstract: Antigenic profiling of Flavobacterium columnare genetic groups affecting cultured fish in the United States
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Oral – 3rd place
    Name of Winner: Chong Li
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    Title of Abstract: Shedding dynamics, genetic variation, and reassortment of heterosubtypic influenza secondary infection in pigs
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Poster – 1st place
    Name of Winner: Prabha Bista
    Institutional Affiliation: Purdue University
    Title of Abstract: P110 – Outer membrane proteins as potential vaccine candidates against Fusobacterium necrophorum infections

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)

  • Name of Award: AAVI 1st Place Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Elisabeth Larson
    Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University
    Title of Abstract: Peripheral IgE+ plasmablasts secrete IgE and correlate to allergic disease severity
  • Name of Award: AAVI 2nd Place Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Jayne Wiarda
    Institutional Affiliation: Iowa State University
    Title of Abstract: “Porcine innate lymphoid and T cells differ from circulating populations – novel findings via single-cell RNAseq”
  • Name of Award: AAVI 3rd Place Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Darling Melany Madrid
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Florida
    Title of Abstract: “Combination of antiviral therapies in the control of influenza infection in pigs”
  • Name of Award: AAVI 1st Place Poster Presentation
    Name of Winner: Alisa Herbst
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Kentucky
    Title of Abstract: “Pro-inflammatory cytokine responses to bacteria antigen LPS differ between young adult and old horses in vitro”
  • Name of Award: AAVI 2nd Place Poster Presentation
    Name of Winner: Camille Holmes
    Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University
    Title of Abstract: “Identification of antileukoproteinase as a marker for the immune status of horses during equine herpesvirus type 1 infection
  • Name of Award: AAVI 3rd Place Poster Presentation
    Name of Winner: B Tegner Jacobson
    Institutional AffiliationMontana State University Bozeman
    Title of Abstract: “Impact of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae on the phagocytic ability of alveolar macrophages

The Animal Health Institute and Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards

  • Name of Award: Biosafety & Biosecurity Best oral presentation – 1st Place
    Award Winner: Betsy Armenta-Leyva
    Institutional Affiliation:  Iowa State University
    Abstract Title: Detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae antibody in processing fluids using a commercial serum ELISA
  • Name of Award: Biosafety & Biosecurity Best oral presentation – 2nd Place
    Award Winner: Catherine Belanger
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Guelph
    Abstract Title: Examining the canine infectious disease risks associated with importing dogs from Asia into Canada
  • Name of Award: Biosafety & Biosecurity Best poster presentation
    Award Winner: Jerusha Matthews
    Institutional Affiliation:  Kansas State University
    Abstract Title: Seroprevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus infections in humans and livestock in West Africa

NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals Awards

  • Name of Award: Lynn Joens Memorial Award (1st Place)
    Name of Winner: Huiwen Wang
    Institutional Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Title of Abstract: Enterobactin-based immune interventions against Gram-negative bacterial infections in chickens
  • Name of Award: Lynn Joens Memorial Award (2nd Place)
    Name of Winner: Rachel Soltys
    Institutional Affiliation: Washington State University
    Title of Abstract: Salmonella Kentucky ST152 and ST198 genetic lineages show lineage-specific metabolic phenotypes
  • Name of Award: David Francis Award (3rd Place)
    Name of Winner: Kush Yadav
    Institutional Affiliation: The Ohio State University
    Title of Abstract: Ribosomal protein sequence 17 (RPS17) insertion increases avian hepatitis E virus (aHEV) replication

Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards (AVEPM) 

  • Name of Award:  AVEPM Best oral presentation – 1st Place
    Name of Winner: Benjamin Blair
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Illinois
    Title of Abstract: The application of artificial intelligence to detect disease outbreaks in swine farms
  • Name of Award: AVEPM Best oral presentation – 2nd Place
    Award Winner: Rodrigo Campos
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Georgia
    Title of Abstract: Dynamics of bovine tuberculosis outbreaks: a study of interdependence between seasonal host movement and pathogen abundance
  • Name of Award:  AVEPM Best oral presentation – 3rd Place
    Award Winner: Christopher Kellogg
    Institutional Affiliation:  Michigan State University
    Title of Abstract: Changes in bovine leukemia virus diagnostic parameters in naturally infected dairy cattle over a lactation cycle

CRWAD Post-Doctoral Researcher Awards

  • Name of Award: CRWAD Post-Doctoral Researcher Award
    Award Winner: C. Joaquin Caceres
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Georgia
    Title of Abstract: Development of a novel live attenuated Influenza A virus vaccine encoding the IgA-inducing protein
  • Name of Award: CRWAD Post-Doctoral Researcher Award
    Award Winner: Igor Paploski
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Minnesota
    Title of Abstract: Multi-strain dynamics of PRRSV type-2 in U.S. pig populations

Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM)

  • Name of Award: Best Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Anne Lovett
    Institutional Affiliation:   Kansas State University
    Title of Abstract: “Acute anaplasmosis reduces breeding soundness in experimentally-infected beef bulls”

CRWAD Student Travel Award Recipients

  • Ursula Abou-Rjeileh
  • Betsy Armenta-Leyva
  • Glorian Berrios-Vazquez
  • David Brodsky
  • Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury
  • Konner Cool
  • Hilena Gezahagne
  • Taylor Heckman
  • Anmol Kandel
  • Jiyoun Kim
  • Elisabeth Larson
  • Chong Li
  • Anne Lovett
  • Ramya Lekha Medida
  • Maggie Murphy
  • Xiaoyu Niu
  • Emil Walleser
  • Jayne Wiarda
  • Mohamed Zeineldin

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Awards (AAVP)

  • Name of Award:  AAVP 1st Place Presentation
    Name of Winner: Heather Kopsco
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Title of Abstract: “An analysis of companion animal tick encounters as revealed by photograph-based crowdsourced data”

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

  • International Brucellosis Society Meeting
  • Animal Vaccinology Research Network Symposium
    • 8:30 to 12:00 pm- Featured Speakers
      • Mark David Fast, BSc, MSc, PhD
      • Lisa Becton, DVM
      • David Swayne, DVM, PhD, dACVP, dACPV
      • Amy Vincent, PhD
  • Break  12:00 to 2:00 pm
  • CRWAD Conference Opening Welcome and Keynote Speaker
    • 2:00 to 2:45 pm- Keynote Speaker
      • Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD
  • Special Symposium on Precision Agriculture and Animal Health
    • 2:45 to 5:15 pm- Featured Speakers
      • Steven Thomson, PhD
      • Kathe Bjork, DVM, MSPH, PhD
      • Dipti Pitta, PhD
      • Daniel Berckmans, PhD, MsC

Monday, December 6, 2021

  • ACVM Distinguished Microbiologist Symposium
    • 8:30 to 12:00 pm- Featured Speakers
      • L. Garry Adams, DVM, PhD
      • Subhashinie Kariyawasam, dACVPM, dACVM, PhD, BVSc
      • Michael Konkel
      • Gary Whittaker, PhD
  • Break 12:00 to 2:00 pm
  • 2021 Fellows Luncheon (Invitation Only) 12:00 to 2:00 pm
  • AAVI Distinguished Immunologist Symposium
    • 2:00 to 5:45 pm- Featured Speakers
      • Angela Arenas-Gamboa, DVM, PhD, dACVP
      • Gary Entrican, PhD, BSc
      • Hanah Georges, PhD
      • John Harding, DVM, MSc
      • Heather Wilson, BSc, PhD
  • CRWAD Business Meeting 3:30 to 4:15 pm
  • Break 5:45 to 6:00 pm
  • Poster Session I 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

  • AVEPM Calvin Schwabe Symposium
    • 8:30 to 12:00 pm – Featured Speakers
      • Dirk Pfeiffer, DVM, PhD
      • Wantanee Kalpravidh, PhD
      • David Waltner-Toews, DVM
      • David Zilverman, PhD
  • Break 12:00 to 12:15 pm
  • CRWAD Closing Comments and Award Presentations 12:15 to 1:30 pm

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Partner Organizations

AVEPM

Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

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ACVM

NC1202

NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals

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AAVI

AAVI

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists

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BRC

Annual Brucellosis Research Conference

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ACVM

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists

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