17th Annual International Symposium on Milk Science and Health

IMGC VIRTUAL Symposium 2020

University of California-Davis

Davis, California, USA

October 13-16, 2020

Our flagship conference that brings international experts in lactation, milk science, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, genomics, anthropology and bioinformatics together to discuss and share the outcomes and implications of the latest discoveries in scientific research on lactation and milk was a huge success this year with 277 attendees from all over the world. The symposium draws from the diversity of its memberships to cover the breadth of milk science themes to advance the field of lactation, milk and dairy for health.

Despite the challenge of going virtual, the conference was engaging, fun and chock full of riveting talks and break-out sessions with the world’s experts in lactation and milk. Each oral presentation in our exciting program was livestream and included interactive Q&A and our conference included live chat rooms, social mixers, games, prizes and more. If you missed the symposium in 2020, not to worry, all of the thirty-four oral presentations were recorded and available for anyone to watch on our event portal through August 1, 2021.

Click here to register for the IMGC VIRTUAL Symposium 2020 Recorded Sessions!

Key Dates:

• Portal access to the talks ends August 1, 2021

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 who presented at the 2020 virtual symposium 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. Belinda van’t Land, Danone Nutricia Research, Netherlands
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

Click here for the IMGC VIRTUAL Symposium 2020 Program Schedule!

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

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 August 21, 2020. Find out more details about the special issue, including how to submit here.


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