February 01, 2021

2021 Midwest ASAS Meeting Goes All Virtual!

2021 Midwest ASAS Meeting Goes All Virtual!

Dear MWASAS Section Colleagues,

As you have been made aware, the MWASAS Board of Directors made the difficult decision to hold the 2021 MWASAS Annual Meeting in a virtual format.  We believe we are right “on the bubble” in regards to hosting an in-person versus virtual meeting.  At the time of decision making, several of our member institutions were not (and still are not) allowing travel this spring, and other colleagues do not yet feel comfortable with personal travel.  In an attempt to keep our members safe, comfortable, and in order to be inclusive, we voted unanimously to conduct a virtual meeting.  As we are ALL looking forward to the time when we can gather in person and interact face-to-face with our friends and colleagues, this was a very difficult decision and was not taken lightly.
Regardless of the format, we are very excited for the 2021 MWASAS Annual Meeting which will be held March 8 through 10.  As is most important, the breadth and depth of science remains strong, and we have a number of symposia topics that are very relevant to Animal Science and our industries.  In addition, we will provide several opportunities for social interactions and virtual spaces for you to catch up with your friends and colleagues.  Please block March 8 through 10 on your calendar and plan to engage as though you were physically in Omaha.  We will do our very best to ensure this is a meaningful experience for all attendees.
I look forward to “seeing” you all at the 2021 MWASAS Annual Meeting!
Warm regards,

Clinton R. Krehbiel
MWASAS President


The virtual format means all Symposia will be conducted live online. They will also be recorded to allow people to view after the meeting. Attendees will have access to the following live symposia:

Monday, March 8, 2021 Symposia:

  • Gary Allee Symposium: Science in Practice

  • David H. Baker Symposium: Form and Function of Supplemental Amino Acids in Swine Nutrition

  • Ruminant Nutrition Symposium: A New Generation of Feed Additives for Sustaninable Cattle Production

  • Swine Translational Symposium: How Embracing Technology is Changing the Swine Industry

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Symposia:

  • Harlan Ritchie Symposium: Beef Industry Infrastructure

  • Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium I: A Sustainable Approach of Reducing Antibiotics in Swine Production

  • Physiology Symposium I: Updates on Frozen Semen Utilization and Associated Technologies across Species

  • Growth, Development, Muscle Biology and Meat Science Symposium: Managing Meat Supply and Animal Growth Amidst A Global Pandemic

  • Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium II: Designing and Analyzing Nutrition Trials to Detect Small but Meaningful Differences

  • Physiology Symposium II: Reproductive Fluids in Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development

  • Teaching and Extension Education Symposium: “I am not bossy” – Professional Women in the Allied Industry

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Symposia:

  • Animal Behavior and Well-Being Symposium: On-farm Animal Welfare: Current Considerations, Legislative Impacts, and Perspective for the Future

  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Symposium: Genome to Phenome--Application to Animal Production

  • Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium III: Utilization of Fiber in Modern Swine Nutrition

The 2021 virtual meeting will also feature almost 300 12-minute talks, these will be prerecorded as voice over PowerPoint which will be uploaded ahead of time and over 100 Poster Presentations which will be done as a single slide, voice over PowerPoint with a 3-minute presentation. Oral and Poster presentations will be released on the day they are scheduled for presentation with question and answer capabilities for both.

 Register today so you don't miss out on the great symposia and presentations.