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Provide a forum for education and global exchange of information on milk quality, mastitis and relevant research.

Communicate that information to the dairy industry enabling it to control mastitis and improve milk quality.

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Registration Open for 2014 NMC Regional Meeting in Belgium, August 4-6
Tue March 11, 2014

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.

Submission Guidelines for Poster Session at 2014 NMC Regional Meeting
Thu March 6, 2014

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]

NMC Award of Excellence Presented to Tom Herremans
Wed March 5, 2014

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).

Students Recognized as NMC Scholars at the NMC Annual Meeting
Fri February 28, 2014

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.


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January 26-28, 2014
NMC 53rd Annual Meeting
Fort Worth, Texas

August 5-6, 2014
NMC Regional Meeting
Ghent, Belgium

February 1-3, 2015
NMC 54th Annual Meeting
Memphis, Tennessee

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