International BVD Virus Symposium, Announcement II

Ruben Donis rdonis at UNL.EDU
Fri Feb 16 12:06:16 EST 1996

Announcement, Registration forms & updated info                   2-16-96
This announcement and further updates are also available on the WWW
                        INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

                                  50 YEARS
                        BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHEA VIRUS
                              June 23-25, 1996

                                       at the
                            AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Dear Colleague:

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 and 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

Through the generosity of a grant from Pfizer Animal Health, an
international panel of invited speakers will present the main program. 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 presentations.

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.

We hope you will join us for the auspicious occasion.

     Organizing Committee:
     Steve Bolin
     Joe Brownlie
     Ruben Donis
     Edward Dubovi
     Rob Tremblay


 Sunday, June 23    5-7 PM    Registration and Reception

                    7-10 PM   Historic overview

 Monday, June 24    8-5 PM    Molecular Biology and

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

                    7-10 PM   Banquet

Pre-registration for the meeting is required, with a registration fee of

Printable Registration form is available below or at the WWW site:

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


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.abstracts. Publication of the proceedings is anticipated.
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 is April 1, 1996.

Send abstracts to:

     Dr. Edward J. Dubovi
     Diagnostic Laboratory
     P.O. Box 5786
     Cornell University
     Ithaca, NY 14851-5786
     (607) 253-3900

                       INVITED SPEAKERS (partial list)

                                Eugene Berry
                                 Steve Bolin
                                 Kenny Brock
                                Joe Brownlie
                                Mark Collett
                                 Ruben Donis
                                 John Ellis
                                 Francis Fox
                                  Hans Houe
                               Peter Kirkland
                               Michael O'Hara
                                Juli Ridpath
                                Rob Tremblay
                               Hana Van Campen

Further information can be obtained from:

     Linda R. Alfreds
     College of Veterinary Medicine,
     T1 003 VRT, Cornell University,
     Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
     (607) 253-3198

     or send an e-mail message to:
     Dr. Edward J. Dubovi ejd5 at cornell.edu

Program Updates will be posted to the WWW site periodically:

Mail To:
Linda R. Alfreds
Office of Continuing Education
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone 607-253-3200
Fax 607-253-3198

Please register me for the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on 50 Years of Bovine
Viral Diarrhea Virus. I have enclosed a check or credit card number in the
amount of $75.00 (U.S. Funds) made payable to Cornell University.

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