International BVD Virus Symposium, Announcement I

Ruben Donis rdonis at UNL.EDU
Mon Jan 8 17:28:00 EST 1996

First Announcement



           50 YEARS


        June 23-25, 1996


        In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the "discovery" of a
cattle disease that is now known to be caused by BVD virus, an
international symposium will convene at Cornell University on June 23-25,
1996.  The intent of the symposium is to review the past 50 years of BVD
research ant to attempt to set the agenda for future efforts to control
this ruminant pathogen. This meeting will cover all aspects of BVD virus
including historic perspectives, molecular biology of the virus,
pathogenesis of acute BVD virus infections as well as mucosal disease,
epidemiology, diagnostics, vaccines and other control strategies. The goal
of the meeting is to provide a comprehensive overview for everyone
interested in the BVD virus disease complex and related Pestiviruses.

        The format of the meeting will consist of presentations by an
international panel of invited speakers. In addition, abstracts will be
solicited from those who wish to present new data from ongoing studies.
These will be interspersed with the invited presentations or selected for a
poster session on Monday evening. Time will be allotted for roundtable
discussions to allow attendees to question and comment on the

                TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 23
        5-7 PM          Registration
        7-10 PM         Historic overview

Monday June 24
        8-5 PM          Molecular Biology and pathogenesis

Tuesday, June 25
        8-5 PM          Epidemiology, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Control Strategies
        7-10 PM         Banquet

        The meeting site will be the College of Veterinary Medicine with
shuttle service provided from local hotels to the College. The welcoming
reception on Sunday, lunches on Monday and Tuesday as well as Dinner on
Monday will be provided at the conference site.  Pre-registration for the
meeting is required, with a registration fee of $50.
        Accommodations will be provided by the local hotels and motels.
Reservations will need to be handled directly with the hotel of your
choice.  A block of 100 rooms have been set aside for the symposium at the
Best Western and the Sheraton Motor Inn. Early reservations are advisable
given the limited facilities in Ithaca.
        Ithaca is centrally isolated in upstate New York. The Ithaca
airport is serviced by commuter airlines from Philadelphia and Newark and
jet service from Pittsburgh. The Syracuse airport is serviced by most major
airlines and is approximately 60 miles from Ithaca. Shuttle service can be
arranged to Ithaca.

        Abstracts are being solicited from those who wish to present data
from ongoing studies. The organizing committee will select those which most
complement the topics addressed by the invited speakers for an oral
presentation. The remaining abstracts will be assigned to the poster
session. If there is a preference for the poster session please note that
on your correspondence. The abstract should be restricted to 250 words. It
should be clearly noted as to who will present the paper should it be
selected for oral presentation. Multiple abstracts may be submitted. A
decision as to the publication of the proceedings has not been made at this
time. Accordingly, please submit five copies of the abstract along with a
computer disc containing the submitted document. Note the software program.
The deadline for submission of the abstracts in March 1, 1996.  Send
abstracts to:
        Dr. Edward J. Dubovi
        Diagnostic Laboratory
        P.O. Box 5786
        Cornell University
        Ithaca, NY 14851-5786


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