Annual Meeting


2020 Western Section Meeting 

With the uncertainty of travel plans amidst the COVID-19 restrictions, the Western Section Board weighed the available options for the 2020 WSASAS Meeting and decided the best option was to move the meeting to July 19-23 and combine with the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Madison, WI.

2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Madison, WI
July 19-23, 2020


Register via ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Annual Meeting Site


Please book your housing via the ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Meeting Site 


View the 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus

Proceedings & Abstract Submissions

WSASAS is accepting submission of Proceedings or Abstracts. NOTE: For regular Oral Sessions or Graduate Student Competition, there are two places to submit the information.  

The submission deadline for both Proceedings and Abstracts is 3:00 PM CT on May 1, 2020.


All WSASAS Abstract submissions, for regular Oral Sessions or Graduate Student Competition, should be submitted through the ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Abstract Submission Site as well as through Translational Animal Science (TAS) platform (see below).


WSASAS Proceedings submission, for regular Oral Sessions or Graduate Student Competition, should be submitted through the Translational Animal Science (TAS) platform at as well as through the  ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Abstract Submission Site (see above).

Student Competitions

Returning for 2020 - Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition

Video submission deadline is 11:59 PM CT on May 1, 2020.

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 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Meeting App, how to download it and use it will be available June 2020. 

Mobile App

Available June 2020


Elections will close at 3:00 PM CT on April 13, 2020. View the ballot online.

Candidates are:

A&C Chair:

  • Dr. Brenda Alexander, University of Wyoming
  • Dr. Milton Thomas, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Dustin Yates, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Western Section Graduate Director:

  • Maria Chavez, New Mexico State University
  • Meredith Harrison, University of California, Davis


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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Bronze Level Sponsors



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Future Meetings

Fort Collins, CO
June 8-11, 2021

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