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Annual Meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases

Investigators
Ellis, Robert
Institutions
Colorado State University
Start date
2010
End date
2014
Objective

The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) is one of the premier scientific meetings focused on animal health, disease, food safety and biosecurity. Funds from the USDA-NRI will be used to support keynote speakers and to help offset expenses for audio-visual equipment. The funds will enable CRWAD to keep registration expenses at an affordable rate for researchers and especially for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The CRWAD is a scientific meeting that is held annually from Sunday through Tuesday during the first or second week of December. Attendance is open to members, program participants, other scientists, and guests invited by the Council. In recent years there has been increased registration by international participants. Many international participants present and attend the CRWAD. The attendance usually ranges from 500 to 550 with 310-325 presentations. The annual CRWAD meeting is the only conference in North America on animal disease and food safety research that has both oral and poster presentation formats. The conference, which just completed its 90th edition, has been recognized as an important means for scientists to not only exchange scientific information but as an exchange of ideas and to form new paradigms through informal discussion. Graduate students and industry and academic professionals present and discuss the most recent advances on subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the global livestock, companion animal, and food safety industries. The oral and poster abstracts of new and unpublished data presented at the meeting sessions are published each year in the CRWAD Proceedings. The CRWAD meeting has 9 sections for research reports: Bacterial Pathogenesis, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics, Food and Environmental Safety, Gastroenteric Diseases, Immunology, Respiratory Diseases, Vector-Borne and Parasitic Diseases, and Viral Pathogenesis. In particular, the objectives of the meeting include:

1. An opportunity for education and to stimulate the creation of ideas in the minds of investigators of animal disease and food safety

2. To serve as a forum for the exchange of information on basic and applied mechanisms of diseases based on a broad discipline base

3. To bring together true researchers in all the disciplines that make up Veterinary Medicine

4. To foster interactions between those who have a primary focus on animal pathogens, and other national and international investigators whose techniques and ideas may be valuable in resolving problems in animal diseases.

5. To host the USDA-NIFA Animal Health and Well-being PD Workshop. Animal Health and Well-being PD Workshop. It is a great savings for those attending in that they do not need to fund travel for two meetings. The CRWAD is important to the mission of the USDA-NRI because it displays the research funded by this government organization in animal disease and food-safety and it advances the acquisition of knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being.

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NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY:
There is a need for the face to face interactions of international scientists in the areas of animal health, disease, epidemiology, food safety, and biosafety and biosecurity. The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) is one of the premier scientific meetings focused on animal health, disease, food safety and biosecurity. Funds from the USDA-NRI will be used to support keynote speakers and to help offset expenses for audio-visual equipment. The funds will enable CRWAD to keep registration expenses at an affordable rate for researchers and especially for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Many students and post doctoral fellows present their first paper to an international audience at the CRWAD meeting. The CRWAD is a scientific meeting that is held annually from Sunday through Tuesday during the first or second week of December. Attendance is open to members, program participants, other scientists, and guests invited by the Council. In recent years there has been increased registration by international participants. Many international participants present and attend the CRWAD. The attendance usually ranges from 500 to 550 with 310-325 presentations. The annual CRWAD meeting is the only conference in North America on animal disease and food safety research that has both oral and poster presentation formats. The conference, which just completed its 90th edition, has been recognized as an important means for scientists to not only exchange scientific information but as an exchange of ideas and to form new paradigms through informal discussion.

APPROACH:
The annual meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) is one of the premier scientific meetings focused on animal health, disease, food safety and biosecurity. Funds from the USDA-NRI will be used to support keynote speakers and to help offset expenses for audio-visual equipment. The funds will enable CRWAD to keep registration expenses at an affordable rate for researchers and especially for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The CRWAD is a scientific meeting that is held annually from Sunday through Tuesday during the first or second week of December. Attendance is open to members, program participants, other scientists, and guests invited by the Council. In recent years there has been increased registration by international participants. Many international participants present and attend the CRWAD. The attendance usually ranges from 500 to 550 with 310-325 presentations. The annual CRWAD meeting is the only conference in North America on animal disease and food safety research that has both oral and poster presentation formats. The conference, which just completed its 90th edition, has been recognized as an important means for scientists to not only exchange scientific information but as an exchange of ideas and to form new paradigms through informal discussion.

PROGRESS:
2010/04 TO 2014/03
Target Audience: Attendance is open to members, program participants, other scientists, and guests invited by the council. Graduate students and industry and academic professionals present and discuss the most recent advances on subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the global livestock and companion animal industries. Interactionsare fosteredbetween those who have a primary focus on animal pathogens, and other national and international investigators whose techniques and ideas may be valuable in resolving problems in animal diseases. Graduate student participation provides a unique opportunity forthe studentsto hone their speaking skills and interact with industry and academic professionals both national and international. Changes/Problems: Nothing Reported What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? Nothing Reported How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest? 1) Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases Program and Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting, December 4, 5, and 6, 2011, contains the annual meeting agenda, and abstracts for 109 Posters and 185 Podium presentations. Robert P. Ellis, Executive Editor, ISBN-978-0-9800515-4-4 (softcover only) 2) Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases Program and Proceedings of the 93rd Annual Meeting, December 2, 3, and 4, 2012, contains the annual meeting agenda, and abstracts for 107 Posters and 202 Podium presentations. Robert P. Ellis, Executive Editor, ISBN-978-0-9800515-5-1 (softcover only) 3) Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases Program and Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting, December 8, 9, and 10, 2013, contains the annual meeting agenda, and abstracts for 94 Posters and 153 Podium presentations. Robert P. Ellis, Executive Editor, ISBN-978-0-9800515-6-8 (softcover only) What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals? Nothing Reported.
PROGRESS:
2010/04/01 TO 2011/03/31
OUTPUTS: The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) is one of the premier scientific meetings focused on animal health, disease, food safety and biosecurity. Funds were granted from the USDA-NRI to support keynote speakers and to help offset expenses for audio-visual equipment. The governing board of the CRWAD has been facing increasing costs associated with the meeting and have increased the registration fees for participants. However, in an effort to keep registration expenses at an affordable rate for researchers and especially for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows we are seeking outside support. The CRWAD is a scientific meeting that is held annually from Sunday through Tuesday during the first or second week of December. Attendance is open to members, program participants, other scientists, and guests invited by the council. Many international participants present and attend the CRWAD. The annual CRWAD meeting is the only conference in North America on animal disease and food safety research that has both oral and poster presentation formats. The CRWAD annual meeting has been recognized as an important means for scientists to not only exchange scientific information but as an exchange of ideas and to form new paradigms through informal discussion. Graduate students and industry and academic professionals present and discuss the most recent advances on subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the global livestock and companion animal industries. The oral and poster abstracts of new and unpublished data presented at the meeting sessions are published each year in the CRWAD Proceedings. The CRWAD meeting has 9 sections for research reports: Bacterial Pathogenesis, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics, Food and Environmental Safety, Gastroenteric Diseases, Immunology, Respiratory Diseases, Vector-Borne and Parasitic Diseases, and Viral Pathogenesis. In particular, the objectives of the meeting include: 1. To serve as a forum for the exchange of information on basic and applied mechanisms of diseases based on a broad discipline base 2. To foster interactions between those who have a primary focus on animal pathogens, and other national and international investigators whose techniques and ideas may be valuable in resolving problems in animal diseases. This is critical, because it maintains the systems biology approach that defines the mainstream approach to animal disease 3. To provide a unique opportunity for graduate student participation. This gives them an opportunity to hone their speaking skills. 4. To host the USDA-NIFA Animal Health and Well-being PD Workshop. This is a one day meeting that is held in conjunction with the annual CRWAD meeting. Most of the participants attend the CRWAD meeting, which begins the day after the USDA-NIFA The CRWAD is important to the mission of the USDA-NRI because it displays the research funded by this government organization in animal disease and food-safety and it advances the acquisition of knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being. PARTICIPANTS: There were 502 persons in attendance at the 2010 meeting (126 CRWAD members, 176 students, and 200 guests), and the audience was international. We added a new section, Companion Animal Epidemiology, for 2010. This section is a more focused forum for investigators whose primary research is companion animal epidemiology. There were eight invited Keynote speakers for the 2010 meeting. There are several organizations that conduct satellite meetings in conjunction with CRWAD. CRWAD provides the venue for the satellite meetings, and encourages satellite attendees to attend the CRWAD meeting. There were 13 satellite meetings, held before or after, the 2010 CRWAD Annual Meeting. Graduate student awards were presented to the best oral and poster presentation given by a graduate student in the following categories: 1. American Association of Parasitologists and Society of Veterinary Tropical Medicine Awards. 2. American Association of Immunologists Awards 3. The NC1041 Gastroenteric Diseases Awards 4. The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards 5. The American College of Veterinary Microbiology Awards 6. The Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards These awards provide graduate students with an incentive to give an oral presentation or construct a poster for scientific review by an international audience. The meeting also serves as a learning experience for graduate students, which adds to their overall scientific education. TARGET AUDIENCES: The CRWAD is a scientific meeting that is held annually from Sunday through Tuesday during the first or second week of December. Attendance is open to members, program participants, other scientists, and guests invited by the council. Many international participants present and attend the CRWAD. The annual CRWAD meeting is the only conference in North America on animal disease and food safety research that has both oral and poster presentation formats. The CRWAD annual meeting has been recognized as an important means for scientists to not only exchange scientific information but as an exchange of ideas and to form new paradigms through informal discussion. Graduate students and industry and academic professionals present and discuss the most recent advances on subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the global livestock and companion animal industries. The oral and poster abstracts of new and unpublished data presented at the meeting sessions are published each year in the CRWAD Proceedings. The CRWAD meeting has 9 sections for research reports: Bacterial Pathogenesis, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics, Food and Environmental Safety, Gastroenteric Diseases, Immunology, Respiratory Diseases, Vector-Borne and Parasitic Diseases, and Viral Pathogenesis. In particular, the objectives of the meeting include: 1. To serve as a forum for the exchange of information on basic and applied mechanisms of diseases based on a broad discipline base 2. To foster interactions between those who have a primary focus on animal pathogens, and other national and international investigators whose techniques and ideas may be valuable in resolving problems in animal diseases. This is critical, because it maintains the systems biology approach that defines the mainstream approach to animal disease 3. To provide a unique opportunity for graduate student participation. This gives them an opportunity to hone their speaking skills. 4. To host the USDA-NIFA Animal Health and Well-being PD Workshop. This is a one day meeting that is held in conjunction with the annual CRWAD meeting. Most of the participants attend the CRWAD meeting, which begins the day after the USDA-NIFA The CRWAD is important to the mission of the USDA-NRI because it displays the research funded by this government organization in animal disease and food-safety and it advances the acquisition of knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being. PROJECT MODIFICATIONS: We added a new section, Companion Animal Epidemiology, for 2010. This section is a more focused forum for investigators whose primary research is companion animal epidemiology.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
COLR-2009-05906
Accession number
221116
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Natural Toxins
Food Safety Modernization Act