100th Meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases

In 2019, the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases will meet for the 100th time.  The longevity of CRWAD is a testament to the dedication and passion of researchers who work to identify causes of animal disease, and to discover effective approaches to treatment and prevention.  In recognition of this centennial milestone, the 2019 CRWAD meeting will include special events on the theme “Looking Back and Looking Forward”.  On Sunday afternoon, three featured speakers, Dr. David Benfield, Dr. Charles Czuprynski, and Dr. Annette O’Connor, representing microbiology, immunology, and population health, respectively, will speak on important events from the past and exciting prospects for the future of their disciplines.   The afternoon will culminate with the address by this year’s CRWAD keynote speaker, Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a renowned influenza researcher. 

The Sunday afternoon presentations will be followed by a cocktail hour, and the introduction of the inaugural class of CRWAD Fellows.  CRWAD Fellows will be selected from a group of nominees recognized for outstanding contributions to animal health research and to CRWAD.  Sunday evening will culminate in a celebratory banquet open to all CRWAD attendees (tickets available for purchase at the time of on-line registration).  Dr. Robert Ellis, Past Executive Director of CRWAD, will say a few words about interesting facts related to the early years of CRWAD. The banquet will then conclude with an address by Dr. Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London. Dr. Reid, an internationally recognized specialist in the fields of veterinary epidemiology and public health, and past president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, will give attendees some food for thought as they set out on the next 100 years of animal health research. 

Centennial Speakers