Special Sessions

Stay Tuned to Hear About the 2018 CRWAD Special Sessions!!




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 3–5, 2017.

The Following Organizations Are Listed Alphabetically.

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)

AAVI Mini–Symposium

Title: “Immunity of Chronic Bacterial Infections”

Monday, Dec. 4, 1 PM – 5 PM.

Program information at: https://crwad.org/american-association-of-veterinary-immunologists-aavi/ 

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) 

Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award

Michael W. Dryden DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVM

“Theory and Application of Modern Flea Control”

University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM)

Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM)

Schwabe Symposium

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

Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 PM – 5 PM.

Program Information at: https://crwad.org/annual-meetings/satellite-meetings/913-2/2017-schwabe-symposium/ 

Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM)

Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM)

AVEPM and Colorado State University Microbial Ecology Group: Bioinformatics Short Course

“Workshop and Short Course on Bioinformatics and Statistics for Shotgun Metagenomic Research”

Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 AM – 5 PM.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 AM – 12 PM.

Registration is required.

Learn more and register at: https://meg.colostate.edu/bioinformatics-workshop/

International Brucellosis Society Meeting

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Sunday, Dec. 3,  8 AM – 12 PM.

For more information contact Sue D. Hagius at SHagius@agcenter.lsu.edu

National Symposium on Campylobacter Intervention

Sunday, Dec. 3, 9AM – 3:15 PM.

Program Information at: https://crwad.org/national-symposium-on-campylobacter-intervention/

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

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 AM to 5 PM, Lincoleshire Room, 6th Floor

Sunday, Dec. 3, 8 AM to 12 PM, Lincoleshire Room, 6th Floor

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information contact Jun Lin at jlin6@utk.edu

NC229: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Meeting

Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 PM – 4:30 PM.

North American PRRS Symposium on PRRS, Emerging and Foreign Animal Diseases and National Swine Improvement Federation NAPRRS-NSIF Joint Conference

December 1-3, 2017

Program Information at: https://crwad.org/north-american-prrs-symposium/

USDA-NIFA Project Directors Meeting

Friday, Dec. 1, 8 AM – 8 PM, lunch provided

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 Organization Meetings

CRWAD Council Meeting: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5:30 PM to 9 PM, Great America Room, 6th Floor

CRWAD Opening Reception: Sunday, December 3, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Grand Ballroom Salon III, 7th Floor.

Our 2017 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 3, 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 5, 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.