Guidelines and instructions for submitting manuscripts for presentation during the Technology Transfer Session (TTS) are now available. Held each year during the National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting, the TTS supplements the program by providing mastitis and milk quality information through the use of posters and one-on-one interaction.
TTS participants also have the option to submit their paper for consideration as an oral presentation during the Research and Development Summaries Session. This session offers the opportunity for graduate students and new researchers to be involved in the oral presentations at the NMC meeting.
The NMC 54th Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The TTS submission deadline is October 30, 2014. [more details here]
The National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 1-3, 2015, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. This international conference will provide milk quality professionals the opportunity to exchange information on udder health, milking management and milk quality.
Everyone with an interest in quality milk production — veterinarians, milk plant field staff, equipment and animal health suppliers, dairy producers, milk quality consultants, university researchers, extension specialists and students — is invited to attend and exchange ideas.
General information is available here. Details will be posted as they become available.
All of the papers and posters presented at the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, held August 4-6, in Ghent, Belgium, are available in the NMC Online Proceedings Library.
The NMC Online Proceedings Library includes papers from all of the NMC annual and regional meetings back to 2001. Hundreds of papers are available for viewing and download.
Access to the online library is limited to NMC members, via the “members only” section of the NMC website.
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Nominations are now being accepted for the National Dairy Quality Awards. Open to dairy producers in the US, the goal of the program is to honor producers from across the country who place a high priority on quality milk production.
Read more about the program here. Nominations are due September 2, 2014.
Graduate students with an interest in mastitis, udder health, milking management and milk quality are invited to apply for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Scholars Program.
The goal of the NMC Scholars Program is to encourage graduate student participation in National Mastitis Council programs and activities, and support the development of future milk quality researchers and specialists.
A maximum of four scholarships will be awarded. At least two scholarship recipients will be graduate students at a university or college outside of the United States and Canada.
Successful applicants will receive travel funding to attend the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The application deadline is July 31, 2014. [Details here.]
Are you planning to attend this year’s National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting? Register by May 31 and save on registration fees!
The 2014 NMC Regional Meeting will be held August 4 – 6 in Ghent, Belgium. This international forum will bring together individuals from around the world to discuss issues related to mastitis, udder health, milking management, and milk quality. Register today and join us in Belgium! [Note: the final day to pre-register is July 15.]
The program has been finalized and registration is now open for the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, scheduled for August 4-6, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium. This meeting marks the first time an NMC meeting will be held outside North America. Previous regional meetings have been held in Canada and Mexico, however NMC has not had a meeting in Europe.
The meeting is being organized jointly with the M-team at the University of Ghent. Details about the program, travel, hotel, and registration are available here.
Want to spend a few extra days while in Ghent? Find out more about the city here.
Submissions for the poster session to be held during the NMC Regional Meeting, August 4-6, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium, are currently being accepted. The purpose of the poster session is to disseminate information on mastitis control, udder health, milking management, and quality milk production.
Participation requires submission of a 250-word abstract summarizing the information being presented. Abstracts must follow the guidelines and formatting requirements stated in the instructions to authors, and submitted in advance of the meeting.
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee to assure the subject matter aligns with the goals/objectives of the NMC, and the information presented follows the poster session requirements. Accepted abstracts will be published in the 2014 NMC Regional Meeting Proceedings.
The submission deadline is April 10, 2014. [more details here]
This year’s recipient of the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control is Tom Herremans. The award is presented each year to an active NMC member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension, education, clinical practice, or service to producers.
[Read more here.]
Tom Herremans (right) receiving the 2014 NMC Award of Excellence during the NMC 53rd Annual Meeting. Shown presenting the award is Ron Erskine (left).
Nicole Steele, Massey University (New Zealand); Aine O’Connell, University of Wisconsin (USA); Anneleen De Visscher, Ghent University (Belgium); and Paige Gott, The Ohio State University (USA); were recognized as NMC Scholars during the NMC 53rd Annual Meeting, January 26-28, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The NMC Scholars Program provides travel scholarships for graduate students to attend NMC annual meetings and encourage their involvement in NMC activities. The goal of the program is to support the development of future udder health, milking management and milk quality specialists. Funding for the program comes from the National Mastitis Research Foundation.
Read about the students and their areas of research here.
2014 NMC Scholars
Details regarding the 2015 NMC Scholars Program, which will include a travel scholarship to the NMC 54th Annual Meeting, February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee, will be posted on the NMC website by June 1. Applications will be due July 31, 2014.