National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting, January 29-February 1, 2019
January 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am - February 1, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
WELCOME TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA!
The National Mastitis Council heads to Savannah, Ga., for the first time to hold its 58th annual meeting, Jan. 29‐Feb 1, 2019. Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. The city is known for its manicured parks, horse‐drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks, such as Forsyth Park, which is shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. The conference is being held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.
NMC’s annual meeting is designed for all individuals interested in mastitis control, quality milk production and udder health. Attendees come from around the world and include veterinarians, dairy producers, researchers, extension specialists, industry suppliers, dairy processor field representatives, regulatory officials, teachers and students. The meeting features world-renowned presenters who will address a variety of milk quality production principles and offer hands-on strategies to improve udder health.
(Please note, only this page has been updated for the 2019 meeting. Further updates will be provided soon.)
Meeting Registration – Not yet available.
Book Your Hotel – The NMC preferred rate room block is $185 per night plus tax. All reservations are subject to availability and show be received by January 4, 2019.
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NMC committees meet Wednesday afternoon (January 30) and Thursday and Friday mornings (January 30 and February 1.) Registered attendees are encouraged to attend. Voting is limited to committee members and projects are generally assigned to committee members. Committees that will meet include: Milk Quality Monitoring, Membership, Machine Milking, International, Teat Health, Research and Residue Avoidance.
Limited-enrollment short courses will ALL be held on Wednesday, January 30). An extra registration fee is required for each short course.
The Opening Session begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 31. Thursday afternoon features two concurrent sessions, offering more options for meeting registrants. Presentations continue through Friday, February 1.
Will be announced soon.
Technology Transfer Session (poster session)
The Technology Transfer Session, featuring a poster session on mastitis control and milk quality, will be held on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1. Posters will be available for viewing all day.
Research and Development Summaries Session
Selected posters from the Technology Transfer Session will be presented Thursday afternoon, January 31, in an oral session (held concurrently with the general session).
Udderly Ridiculous 5K Fun Run/Walk
Join us for the second annual Udderly Ridiculous 5K Fun Run/Walk on Thursday morning. This fundraiser supports the NMC Scholars program. For just $25, you can burn some calories, chat with a friend, support this worthy cause and receive a T-shirt.
Silent Auction and Reception
A silent auction headlines Thursday evening, along with an informal “meet and greet.” Auction proceeds fund NMC professional development efforts, including the NMC Scholars program. With a minimum of $50 cash, NMC staff will create an auction item on your behalf. The donation form is available on the meeting website.
The annual awards and business luncheon will be held at noon on Friday, February 1. Help honor the recipients of the National Dairy Quality Awards, NMC Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control, and the NMC Scholars. The luncheon is open to all registrants as part of the registration fee.
Papers presented during the general sessions, featured symposium, poster session and the research and development summaries session will be published in the Annual Meeting Proceedings and made available in the NMC Online Proceedings Library. Printed copies are available for an additional charge.
Continuing Education Credits
RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education through the American Association of Veterinary State Boards), ARPAS (American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists) and Dairy AdvanCE (created by Professional Dairy Producers) continuing education credits are available for the NMC Annual Meeting. Check the annual meeting website for more information.
Discounted pre-registration fees are $350 for NMC members and $515 for non-members. Student registration fees are $105 (members) and $130 (non-members). Non-members are automatically signed up as a new NMC member for one year. Registration includes two continental breakfasts, awards luncheon, Thursday evening reception, coffee/milk breaks and a discount on the printed version of the annual meeting proceedings. Register by January 6, 2019, to get the discounted registration fees. The final day to pre-register is January 18. REGISTER TODAY!
Booking Your Hotel
Follow this link, to book your stay at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront.