The Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (IPRRS) Congress will be held on June 3rd-5th, 2015, in the historical city of Ghent, Belgium.

For students applying for the Benfield Travel Fellowship, extra funding has been made available to support student travel for qualified graduate students conducting graduate studies in the US. All qualified students who apply by the March 31 deadline will receive some level of support for up to a $2,000 maximum. For travel fellowship instructions, click here: http://www.prrscongress.ugent.be/page2/page2.html

The first day will be devoted to review progress in the field of PRRSV evolution, replication cycle, pathogenesis and immunity. The second day will cover all aspects linked to PRRS control, including diagnostics and vaccines. A round table aiming at defining strategies for future PRRS control actions in Europe, America and Asia will be organized. Veterinarians, virologists, academics, authorities, pharmaceutical industries as well as PhD students are encouraged to participate. Please click here for the tentative program:http://www.prrscongress.ugent.be/page9/page9.html

IMPORTANT DEADLINES 

  • ABSTRACT submission + EARLY REGISTRATION + TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS applications until March 31, 2015
  • TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS awarded by April 15, 2015
  • ACCEPTANCE for ORAL PRESENTATION communicated by April 30, 2015.
  • LATE REGISTRATION ends on May 15, 2015