December 7-8, 2013
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is the most economically significant disease of pigs in the world. The NA-PRRS brings together an international group of researchers, veterinarians, students, swine health specialists, companies and producers. The 2013 meeting will focus on the latest discoveries related to PRRSV and associated disease syndromes, including porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD). Recently, a new coronavirus emerged, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), which is impacting the industry. Abstract submission is invited for all three areas.
- Virus transmission, biosecurity and area control
- Host response to infection, including host genetics and innate/adaptive immunity
- Vaccination strategies and therapeutics
- Detection, diagnostics and surveillance
- Virus structure and gene function
Several invited talks will be presented by researchers from all over the world. Travel fellowships will be available for students and post-docs. Saturday evening will feature a poster session and reception sponsored by Zoetis. Registration is $150 for regular attendees and $100 for students, and includes lunch, breakfast and breaks. A special room rate of $179/night is available from Thursday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 11. Those requiring visas are encouraged to register early.