Annual Meeting


2020 Western Section Meeting 

Chico, CA
June 16-18, 2020


Register online

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Coming late-January 2020


View the 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus

Abstract & Proceedings Submissions

WSASAS is accepting submission of Proceedings or Abstracts. Submission deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020

• Proceedings will be scheduled for ORAL presentation only.
• Abstracts will be scheduled for POSTER presentation only.


All WSASAS Proceedings, for regular Oral Sessions or Graduate Student Competition, must be submitted via the Translational Animal Science (TAS) platform at

Proceedings Submission Guidelines

Proceedings Submission Tips

Submission should be completed following TAS Style and Form.


All WSASAS Abstracts, for General Poster Sessions and Undergraduate Student Competition, should be emailed as a Microsoft Word Document to

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions should be prepared following TAS Style and Form.

Student Competitions

Returning for 2020 - Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition

2020 Details coming soon

This competition will challenge graduate students of the Western Section to communicate their research projects effectively and concisely to a general audience, without using jargon. The 3-minute video should focus on the student’s research project and participants are encouraged to think outside of the box.


As a reminder, there will be no printed WSASAS Program book at this year's meeting or future meetings. WSASAS voted to discontinue the print version of the WSASAS Program and move to an all app based meeting. Information on the app, how to download it and use it, will be May 2020. 

Oral Presentation Presenters - slide ratio should be 4:3 (standard). There will be a laptop at the registration desk to upload your talk via a USB. Talks must be uploaded at least 2 hours prior to your session start time.

Mobile App

Available May 2020


Call for Nominations - coming soon


Award Guidelines

Call for Nominations closed January 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM CT.

Young Scholar Recognition Program

Young Scholar Recognition Award Guidelines

Call for Nominations closed January 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM CT.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Platinum Level Sponsors



Gold Level Sponsors



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Silver Level Sponsors

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Agri Beef



Nancy M. Cummings


Bronze Level Sponsors



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Future Meetings

Fort Collins, CO
June 8-11, 2021

Interested in hosting a Western Section Meeting at your University?

Please fill out the Western Section Site Selection Form and email it to the current Western Section President for consideration. 


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