Office of Continuing Education and Events

College of
Veterinary Medicine
Trotter 2-A
Manhattan, KS 66506





December 7-8, 2013

Intercontinental Hotel
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Symposium Highlights

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. 

Topics include: 

  1. Virus transmission, biosecurity and area control
  2. Host response to infection, including host genetics and innate/adaptive immunity
  3. Vaccination strategies and therapeutics
  4. Detection, diagnostics and surveillance
  5. 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. 

Key Partners 






Committee Members 

  • Bob Rowland – Kansas State University
  • Lisa Becton – National Pork Board
  • Jay Calvert – Zoetis
  • Leigh Ann Cleaver – BCS Think Tank/Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc
  • Jane Christopher-Hennings – South Dakota State University
  • Polly Hoogeveen – Zoetis
  • Reid Philips – Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc
  • Rebecca Eaves – Kansas State University
  • Megan Kilgore – Kansas State University