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 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. 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.

Due to the current status of COVID-19, the IMGC Symposium 2020 will not be hosted at the University of California in Davis as planned, but rather as an engaging and interactive virtual conference. Each oral presentation in our exciting program will be livestream and also available as on-demand recordings for up to one year. The symposium will include interactive Q&A, polling, live chat rooms, social mixers, games, prizes and more! 

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Key Dates:

• Abstract submission opens: March 23, 2020
• Abstract submission closes: May 22, 2020, 11:59 pm PDT
• Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent: June 20, 2020
• Registration opens: August 21, 2020

The 2020 virtual 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 virtual 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. 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 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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