2020: 17th Annual International Symposium on Milk Science and Health

University of California-Davis

Davis, California, USA

October 13-15, 2020

The 3-day conference is the International Milk Genomics Consortium’s flagship annual conference. It brings together international experts in lactation, milk science, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, genomics, anthropology and bioinformatics to discuss and share the outcomes and implications of the latest discoveries in scientific research on lactation and milk. The symposium draws from the diversity of its memberships to cover the breadth of milk science themes that advance the field of lactation, milk and dairy for health.

Key Dates:

• Abstract submission opens: March 23, 2020
• Abstract submission closes: Extended to May 22, 2020, 11:59pm PDT
• Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent: June 15, 2020
• Registration opens: June 15, 2020

The 2020 program will include the following scientific session topics:

• Artificial Intelligence for the Future of Agriculture, Food, and Health
• Comparative Biology: Mining the Wisdom of Evolution
• Immunity, Autoimmunity and Inflammation: the 21st Century’s BIG Challenge
• Innovative technologies in milk science for human health
• Microbiome 2.0
• Milk Structure-Function: Molecules in the Matrix

Meet the world-renowned keynote and invited speakers lined-up for the 2020 program here!

Dr. Nurit Argov-Argaman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Meghan Azad, University of Manitoba, Canada
Dr. Daniela Barile, University of California Davis, USA
Dr. Benjamin Boyd, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Dr. Bethany Henrick, Evolve BioSystems Inc., USA
Dr. Katie Hinde, Arizona State University, USA
Dr. Carlito Lebrilla, University of California Davis, USA
Dr. Danielle Lemay,USDA ARS WHNRC, USA
Dr. David Mills, University of California Davis, USA
Dr. Kevin Nicholas, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Bernd Stahl, Danone Nutricia Research, Netherlands

Submit your abstract for the following presentation types here!

• Scientific Poster
• Oral Presentation
• Student Travel Award Oral Presentation

-Abstract submission is complimentary for all presentation types.

Accepted abstracts for oral presentations (including Student Travel Award) include complimentary registration for all symposium-related events and reimbursement for travel and lodging!

Accepted abstracts (oral or poster) will be invited to submit (optional) a full paper on the presented or related material to a special issue in the International Dairy Journal. Invitations will be emailed to presenters June 15, 2020. Find out more details about the special issue, including how to submit here.

Download the Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions!

Find out about travel and hotels here!

Updates regarding COVID-19

The IMGC Symposium 2020 local organizing committee in Davis, California is closely monitoring the developments in the spread and prevention of the infectious disease caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The well-being and safety of attendees are critical to us. There are currently a number of restrictions on international travel and large public gatherings across the globe. The expectation is that these restrictions will be temporary and there is currently no indication that IMGC Symposium 2020 in the fall will be cancelled or postponed. Yet, we will carefully monitor the situation and will provide regular updates on our website as well as via email announcements.

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