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Strategies for Improving US Dairy Cattle Welfare
The objective of this proposed Discover Conference on Strategies for Improving US Dairy Cattle Welfare is to engage the US dairy industry in a conversation of the growing importance of addressing key welfare concerns industry-wide.
The goals of the conference are to define animal welfare for dairy cattle within the context of the impact of other issues on other industries and of welfare issues in other food animal industries; describe the key findings from a number of very successful lines of research defining animal welfare and addressing practical problems in the care and housing of dairy cattle; create opportunities for open discussion of contentious animal welfare issues among industry professionals and scientists working in the dairy industry; and encourage conference participants to act as information multipliers thus facilitating proactive adoption of science-based practices that result in improved dairy cattle welfare.
This conference is organized to appeal to academic and industry representatives of many aspects dairy husbandry including facility, equipment, and technology design; animal ethology; veterinary health, immunology, and pharmaceutical business; nutrition, genetics, and other areas. Graduate students are encouraged to attend
Registration postmarked by April 27, 2014 is $375.00 for ADSA-ASAS-ARPAS members and $425.00 for nonmembers, which includes sessions and most meals. After April 27, the registration fee will be $475.00 member/$525.00 nonmember, and will be accepted on an availability basis. To optimize interaction among participants, registration will be limited to the first 140 applications received.
ADSA Discover Conferences offers discounted Graduate Student Registrations for each conference. The Graduate Student rate is $195 and is available to 10 students with verification from their graduate advisor on a first come, first served basis. To register, click the Online Registration link.
All participants are responsible for making their own housing reservations. The Conference will be held at Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois.
To make a reservation at Eaglewood Resort and Spa:
Special conference rate: $129.00 plus tax
Reservation Deadline: April 24, 2014
After this date reservations will be accepted on a rate and availability basis only.
Resort Main Tel: 630-773-1400 | Resort Fax: 630-773-1709 | Room Reservations: 877-285-6150 | http://www.eaglewoodresort.com/
1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL. 60143
The 106-acre Eaglewood Resort & Spa is strategically located in northwest Chicagoland, just a 35-minute drive from downtown Chicago, and 21 minutes west of O’Hare International Airport. The resort is easily accessible via major airports and roadways, and within reach of the area’s spectacular attractions.
Flight options: We suggest you fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The airport is serviced by nearly every major airline. For a complete listing, go to http://www.ohare.com/About/OHare/Airlines.aspx
Ground Transportation: Eaglewood Resort and Spa is 21 minutes west of O'Hare. Several rental car agencies are located in the airport. In addition, there are a number of shuttle services for hire at the airport including A1 Limousine at http://www.a1limousine.com/. Additional shuttle options are available at http://www.flychicago.com/PassengerInformation/GroundTransportation/OHare/Default.aspx
Driving Directions: Complete driving directions to Eaglewood Resort and Spa can be found at http://www.eaglewoodresort.com/Location/location_directions.asp
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago
1401 Nordic Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Reservations: Toll-free 877-285-6150 - 630-773-1400
Hotel Fax: 630-773-1709
Discover 27 participants, and in particular graduate students, are encouraged to submit a short abstract and present a poster on new and innovative research findings pertaining to dairy cattle welfare.
The poster session will take place one evening during the conference and will be a unique opportunity for scientists and allied industry to interact and discuss the latest scientific findings. Abstracts must not describe work that has already been accepted for publication in a journal but can describe work that has been presented as either an oral or poster presentation within 12 months of the Discover 27 meeting dates (May 27 to 30, 2014). All abstracts must contain data, even if only descriptive.
All presenters must submit a title and brief abstract by Jan 31, 2014. The Program Committee will select posters that most relate to the subject areas being discussed. The body of the abstract should be a maximum of 2,300 keystrokes (including characters, spaces, and punctuation; only title and author names and affiliations are excluded from this limit). If the abstract is accompanied by a table or figure it must be sized to fit on the same page as the abstract. The poster board will be 48 inches (121.9 cm) high and 96 inches (243.8 cm) wide.
To submit your title and brief abstract, email both to email@example.com. In the Subject line, include: Abstract for DC27. All submissions must be received by Jan 31, 2014 17:00 EST to be considered. You will be contacted by March 1 about the outcome of the selection process.
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Cassandra Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Michael Schutz email@example.com.
27th DISCOVER Conference on Food Animal Agriculture:
Strategies for Improving US Dairy Cattle Welfare
Early Conference Registration Deadline: April 27, 2014
To download the conference program or to register:
To request a hard-copy program or additional program details, contact:
Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences, firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry R. Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences, email@example.com
Dr. Cassandra Tucker, DC27 Program Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael Schutz, DC27 Program Co-Chair, email@example.com
May 27-30, 2014
Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois
Hosted by American Dairy Science Association®
The Discover Conference Series is designed to provide a format and venue that encourages in-depth discussion of cutting-edge science.
ADSA Discover Conferences℠ focus on topics of importance to the science of food animal agriculture and are
held in a relaxed, informal setting. Sessions for this conference will allow ample time for discussion, networking and relaxation.
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