NMC Mission Statement
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.
Graduate students with an interest in mastitis, udder health, milking management and milk quality are invited to apply for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Scholars Program.
The goal of the NMC Scholars Program is to encourage graduate student participation in National Mastitis Council programs and activities, and support the development of future milk quality researchers and specialists.
A maximum of four scholarships will be awarded. At least two scholarship recipients will be graduate students at a university or college outside of the United States and Canada.
Successful applicants will receive travel funding to attend the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The application deadline is July 31, 2014. [Details here.]
Are you planning to attend this year’s National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting? Register by May 31 and save on registration fees!
The 2014 NMC Regional Meeting will be held August 4 – 6 in Ghent, Belgium. This international forum will bring together individuals from around the world to discuss issues related to mastitis, udder health, milking management, and milk quality. Register today and join us in Belgium! [Note: the final day to pre-register is July 15.]
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.
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]