Speaker and Student Travel Award Winner Forms, Due Dates, and IMGC Reimbursement Policy

We are pleased that you will be presenting at this year’s International Symposium on Milk Genomics & Human Health. This page contains the IMGC Reimbursement Policy and all forms you will need to submit in order to present at the Symposium, as well as due dates for forms and presentation materials.


Please read this form in its entirety BEFORE incurring any expenses. If you have any questions about the policy or are unsure if an expense will be reimbursed, contact the Symposium Coordinator at imgcinfo@gmail.com.


This form is needed for program materials, to be sure any special AV needs are met, and to secure your stay dates.


In order for you to participate in the Symposium as a Speaker, this form must be completed and submitted by the due date.

Forms may be completed in ADOBE and signed electronically, submitted by email to imgcinfo@gmail.com.


Due dates highlights:

August 21, 2017             Hotel stay dates
                                        Speaker Information Form (including bio and photo)
                                        Speaker Release Form

September 18, 2017       PowerPoint Presentation

October 31, 2017        Speaker Travel Expense Reimbursement Requisition Form



Symposium presentations will be made between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27th; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th. Please check the schedule for your session time (subject to change).

All speakers are required to submit a one to two paragraph abstract (due August 21st) of their presentation for inclusion in the Symposium program materials. If you previously submitted an abstract, we will use that version unless you send another by the deadline. We will also include a photo and short bio of each speaker in the attendee packets; please submit your photo along with your bio information.

Please send your PowerPoint presentation file to Laurie Jacobson via email (imgcinfo@gmail.com). If the file size is too large (greater than 12 MB), then please use www.MailBigFile.com or contact Laurie to make special arrangements. Presentations are due by September 18th in order to incorporate in the program.

Presentations from the Symposium will be uploaded as pdf files to the International Milk Genomics Consortium website (www.milkgenomics.org) for password-protected access by Symposium attendees at the conclusion of the program.


Poster Presentations:

You must either attend the event to present your poster or appoint a colleague to attend to present in your stead. You will be responsible for your own travel and registration.

Purpose of the Poster Presentation

-Clearly, quickly and easily acquaint symposium participants with the fundamentals of your research program.
-Use text, graphs, tables, charts and pictures to present highlights.
-Catch your viewer’s attention.

Abstract Specifications

A listing of abstracts will be passed out to attendees and will be made available on a password protected page in the 2016 Symposium section of the IMGC Website at www.milkgenomics.org. The abstract must be in English and no longer than one page (600 words) to summarize the information found on the poster.

Content Specifications

Describe all parts of the project, including why the outcome did or did not work as expected.

-Research design
-Future plans
-Impact to the dairy industry

The abstract and illustrations must be readable by interested viewers from a distance of approximately 1–2 feet. It is recommended that the poster title be at least 1″ tall/around 25 mm (72 pt) and that no text on the poster be smaller than 1/4″ tall/around 16 mm (18 pt).

The viewer should gain new knowledge or insights by viewing your poster. Include your email address to assist viewers with contacting you later. Make sure to have your business cards available for those who request contact information.

Poster Materials Provided

Symposium organizers will provide each poster session presenter with a 40 inches wide by 80 inches long poster display board. Due to limitations in the display area, it is important that all posters stay within this size parameter. Vertical posters will fit the display space best.  Larger posters will NOT have a space for display. Adhesive Velcro will be available at the poster session.

Presenters Must Provide

You are required to bring your poster with you – we will not accept posters shipped in advance. Do not mount your poster or illustrations on heavy boards, as they may be difficult to place in position on the poster board surface.

Poster Sessions

Poster set up will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Presenters must be available with their posters during all scheduled poster sessions. All posters must remain on display until teardown on Thursday, September 28th.

Poster PDF

By agreeing to exhibit your poster during the 14th Annual Symposium on Milk Genomics & Human Health, all poster presenters agree to allow a PDF version of their poster to be uploaded to a password protected page on the IMGC website (www.milkgenomics.org) available only to attendees. Poster presenters must submit a PDF version of their final poster to imcginfo@gmail.com no later than Friday, October 3, 2017.

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