March 09, 2017

Midwest Meeting just days away!

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Monday, March 13th marks the start of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Branch of ADSA and the Midwestern Section of ASAS! Join us on the evening of Sunday, March 12th for a special Welcome Reception at the Durham Railroad Museum in Omaha. 

The program includes several e-Poster sessions, as well as undergraduate and graduate student oral and poster competitions. Use the Midwest app to plan your schedule! Make sure to join us for the following symposia and lectures. View all of the meeting sessions, as well as times and locations, in the 2017 Midwest Meeting Program. Download the Abstract book here.

Monday, March 13

  • curtain_housingGary Allee Symposium – “Swine Industry Expansion: Needs and Opportunities Within.” Learn more about the symposium.
  • Digestive Physiology of Pigs Lecture and Lunch – Dr. Eugeni Roura from The University of Queensland will discuss “Nutrient Sensing on Appetite in Pigs” ($15 registration)
  • David Baker Symposium – Current Issues in Amino Acids in Pigs
  • Klopfenstein Opening Lecture

Tuesday, March 14

  • Physiology Symposium – Molecular Events Impacting Production of Fertile Gametes
  • Growth, Development, Muscle Biology and Meat Science Symposium – Is Bigger Better? A Discussion about the Benefits and Implications of Pigs Becoming Heavier
  • Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium – Programming of the Immune System
  • David Schingoethe Symposium – Key Challenges to Dairy Cattle Production in the Midwest
  • Bentley Lecture and Lunch – Featuring Dr. Kenny Rutherford from Scotland’s Rural College on Pain Management in Livestock: Understanding the Views of Producers and Veterinarians ($15 registration)
  • Extension – Dairy Symposium – The Optimization of the Nutrition of Transition Dairy Cows
  • Breeding and Genetics Symposium – Genomics of Reproduction
  • Ruminant Nutrition Symposium – Genetic, Dietary and Microbial Contribution to Feed Efficiency in Cattle
  • Animal Behavior, Housing and Well-Being Symposium – Finding Effective Ways to Manage Pain in Livestock
  • Billy Day Symposium – Batch Farrowing: Reasons, Limitations and Reproductive Management

Wednesday, March 15

Harlan Ritchie Symposium

Special Events at the Midwest Meeting

View times and locations of the following events in the 2017 Midwest Meeting Program.

Sunday, March 12

Welcome Reception at the Durham Railroad Museum

Monday, March 13

  • Reception and Recognition of Young Scholar Winners
  • AQ Quiz Bowl Finals and Awards Presentation
  • Graduate Student Mixer (at the Upstream Brewing Company)

Tuesday, March 14

  • Graduate Student Breakfast and Learn
  • Business Meeting and Awards Program
  • Awards Reception