Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases International Meeting

Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases International Meeting

USDA-APHIS is co-hosting a meeting with National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians on SECD, September 23-25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The objectives of the meeting are to review the global situation and risks of SECD. The meeting will include presentations by national Chief Veterinary Officers (or their delegates) on their countries’ experiences with and perspectives on SECD. Breakout sessions will include presentations and discussions on: 1) risk factors and pathways of introduction and spread of SECD, and 2) impacts and control of SECD including biosecurity and vaccination.

We welcome the opportunity to host this important and timely meeting and look forward to your participation in Chicago.

Note:  Unfortunately, due to the meeting format and translation service limitations, attendance must be limited. There is no registration fee, but invitations are required

The meeting capacity was reached on Friday August 29; invitations to attend are no longer being provided. A waiting list is available. Please see “Program Information” for additional notes on the matter.

To encourage frank and open discussion, as well as presentation of unpublished data, photography and sound or video recording during the speaker presentations and discussion sessions is prohibited. Your attendance at this meeting is your acceptance for us to include your photo in the group photo and other pictures taken by our professional photographer. Your attendance also allows us to share your presentation materials. If you have any objections to this, please let one of our representatives at the registration desk know.
The primary language of the meeting is English. To facilitate the information sharing and discussions among the meeting’s diverse attendees, translation for Spanish and Mandarin Chinese will be provided for all general and concurrent sessions. Should you need translation assistance at other times during the meeting, please let the meeting facilitators know.
Randall L. Levings, DVM, PhD
Scientific Advisor Science, Technology, and Analysis Services
Veterinary Services, APHIS, USDA
1800 Dayton Ave. (PO Box 844)
Ames IA 50010
(Office) 515-337-7155
(Cell) 515-203-1179
(Fax) 515-337-7366
E-mail: Randall.L.Levings@aphis.usda.gov
Heather Szalmasagi, Program Specialist
2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. B
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(Office): 970-494-7195
E-mail: Heather.l.szalmasagi@aphis.usda.gov





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