Celebrating 50 Years!
us as NMC celebrates 50 years of controlling mastitis and improving
milk quality! The NMC 50th Annual Meeting will be held January
23-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia.
Located directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC,
the hotel is a great venue for hosting the conference and provides
easy access for enjoying the nation's capital.
The upcoming conference features an outstanding program that will
encompass the past, the present, and the future of mastitis and
milk quality. The main program will look at the key work in milk
quality, milking technology, udder health, and other areas that
underpin the advances in the dairy industry that have occurred
since NMC was formed in 1961, with an emphasis on what NMC has
delivered over the past 50 years. The program will also look at
where the next advances will be in the area of mastitis control
and milk quality. A pre-conference symposium will focus on understanding
consumer perceptions and their impact on product demand and quality.
This meeting is targeted toward all individuals interested in
mastitis control and quality milk production, including veterinarians,
producers, researchers, extension specialists, industry suppliers,
field staff, regulatory officials, and students.
Pre-conference Symposium. "Consumer Perceptions -- What
Do We Know, Where Are We Heading, and What Should We Be Doing
to Meet Future Demands?" is the theme for a symposium scheduled
for Sunday afternoon, January 31. This is open to all registered
attendees (no additional registration fee).
Short Courses. Limited-enrollment short courses will be
held on Sunday evening, Monday afternoon, and Monday evening.
A total of nine courses will be offered. An extra registration
fee is required for the short courses.
Committee Meetings. NMC committees will meet Monday, January
24, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Individuals are encouraged to attend
and participate in the committee meetings, which are open to all
General Session. The opening session begins at 8:15 am
on Tuesday, January 25. Presentations continue Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday morning. Tuesday afternoon features two concurrent
sessions, offering more options for meeting registrants. The meeting
adjourns at noon on Wednesday, January 26.
Technology Transfer Session. The Technology Transfer Session
(TTS), featuring poster presentations on mastitis control and
milk quality, will be held on Monday and Tuesday. Posters will
be available for viewing all day, with authors present at specified
times during the day.
Research and Development Summaries Session. Selected posters
from the TTS will be presented Tuesday afternoon in an oral session
(held concurrently with the general session).
Banquet. The main social activity of the meeting, a special
50th anniversary celebration banquet, will be held on Tuesday
evening. Meet new friends and old acquaintances at this feature
event! Please note that the annual reception, normally held on
Tuesday evening, will not take place.
Proceedings. Papers presented at the meeting (excluding
the short courses) will be published in the Annual Meeting Proceedings.
Members who do not attend the meeting will be mailed a copy. Additional
copies may be purchased from the NMC office. The proceedings will
also be provided on CD-ROM.
Registration. Discounted pre-registration fees are $275
for NMC members and $400 for non-members. Student registration
fees are $105 (members) and $130 (non-member). Non-members are
automatically signed up as NMC members for one year. Please note
that the registration fee for current NMC members does not include
annual dues. Registration includes a copy of the proceedings,
two continental breakfasts, breaks, and a luncheon. The banquet
requires an additional fee.