NMC 52nd Annual
January 27-29, 2013
San Diego, California
Research and Developments Summaries Session
of the Technology Transfer Session (TTS) is to disseminate information
on mastitis control and quality milk production. The TTS supplements
the NMC annual meeting program by providing additional information through
the use of posters and one-on-one interaction. The session is designed
to provide a forum for exchanging information in an informal, relaxed
include educational and research institutions, commercial companies,
and non-profit organizations. We want you to share research data and
teach fundamental principles of products, technologies, and services
that have application in mastitis control and quality milk production.
This is not a trade
show. Poster presentations must be factual and non-commercial,
with emphasis on procedures, mechanisms and services, rather than product
sales and marketing. Presentations cover all aspects of quality milk
production. Examples include (but are not limited to):
-- basic research relating
to mastitis control and milk quality
-- research data on specific products and procedures
-- new product technologies
-- mastitis control and herd health programs
annual meeting attendees include a wide variety of people interested
in udder health, milking management, milk quality, and milk safety.
Included are university researchers, extension specialists, students,
veterinarians, equipment manufacturers, dairy suppliers, producers,
field representatives, quality control specialists, and state and federal
regulatory officials. These individuals attend the meeting to receive
technical and applied information, review research, share information,
and extend their network of contacts. About 400 people attend the meeting.
board surface area is 4 ft. (1.2 m) high x 8 ft. (2.4 m) wide (self-supporting
tack board). Charts, figures, photographs, and text should be mounted
securely on the poster board by appropriate means. In general, the posters
should be self-explanatory. Companies may be identified on the posters,
but table top displays may not be used. Sales-oriented exhibits are
not allowed. Educational literature or pamphlets may be distributed,
provided it is not a "sales piece". A representative should be available
during the specified times to respond to questions. Suggestions for
poster presentations follow:
-- include title,
author(s) and affiliation at top of poster (use lettering at least 1"
[2.5 cm] high)
-- keep illustrative material simple
-- keep text and figure legends short; use large print - at least 3/8"
(1 cm) high
-- illustrations must be readable at distances of three feet or more
-- a short "introduction" and "summary" are helpful to the reader
Opportunity - "Research and Development Summaries" Oral Session
Participants in the NMC Technology Transfer Session also have the option
to have their poster considered for oral presentation during the "Research
and Development Summaries" session. First introduced in 2007, this
session is designed to highlight research and development projects from
around the world.
The Research and Development Summaries session will be held concurrently
with another session of the General Program (simultaneous sessions)
so that the NMC meeting registrants may choose between attending the
traditional general session presentations, or attend the short research
and development summaries. These split sessions will be on Monday afternoon,
A subcommittee will review the TTS submissions that have requested to
be considered for oral presentations. A slate of 10 presentations will
be selected on the basis of scientific quality, interest to NMC members,
and natural fit as topics together. The presentations will be 15 minutes
in length, which includes time for questions and discussion after the
Please note that there is not an option to only present the paper
in an oral session. ALL TTS papers must be presented as posters. However,
those selected from ones that requested consideration will also be presented
in the oral session.
requires submission of a two-page manuscript summarizing the information
being presented (tables, figures and references are included
in the page limit). The paper is the same regardless of whether or not
the presentation is submitted for consideration in the oral session.
Manuscripts must be formatted according to the instructions
for manuscript preparation and submission, and submitted in advance
of the meeting. Papers that are not formatted correctly will be returned
to the author.
Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed to assure the poster theme complies
with the guidelines and objectives of the Technology Transfer Session.
Manuscripts will be published in the 2013 NMC Annual Meeting Proceedings.
The submission deadline is November 1, 2012.
Note: When submitting your manuscript online, you will be asked
to provide an interpretive summary of about 100 - 150 words.
This is not to be included as part of the written manuscripts. See the
for more information.
Posters will be exhibited on Monday and Tuesday, January 29 & 29,
2013. Presenters will be asked to be present during the poster session
during specific hours (information provided later). Papers that are
selected for the Research and Development Summaries oral session will
be presented on Monday afternoon, January 28.
Participants are required to register for the meeting and attend the
meeting. In the event that a paper is published in the proceedings but
the poster is not presented, a penalty in the amount of poster rental
and labor ($125) will be assessed to the presenting author.
and Use of Logos, Product Names and Trademarks
intent of the Technology Transfer Session and the Research and Development
Summaries Session is to provide quality sessions focused on educational
content, which is free from commercial influence or bias. Manuscripts
and posters are not to be be used as platforms for commercial sales,
promotions and/or advertising. Excessive use of brand names, product
names, trade names, and/or trademarks is not allowed. Excessive use
of brand names, product names or logos, failure to substantiate performance
claims, and failure to objectively discuss alternative methods, processes,
and equipment are indicators of sales pitches. Restricting commercialism
benefits both the authors and recipients of submissions and presentations.
A general guideline is to use proprietary names once and thereafter
to use generic descriptors or neutral designations.
Organizations: Representatives from educational/research institutions,
government and non-profit organizations may participate without paying
a fee (however participants must pay the basic registration fee for
Commercial Companies: The charge for poster space for representatives
from commercial companies is $100 (participants must also pay the basic
registration fee for the meeting). Click
here for a payment form.
Note: if any of the authors
listed on a TTS paper are affiliated with a commercial company, even
if they aren't the primary author, the $100 application fee applies.
for Manuscript Preparation and Submitting Papers Online
should be formatted according to NMC guidelines before you submit your
paper online. The instructions are below, and may also be accessed via
the online paper collection website.
Please Note: When you access the
site, you will be asked to enter the title of the paper and author information.
You only need to enter the presenting author's and corresponding
author's information. It is not necessary to enter each author's
Manuscripts MUST be submitted to the collection website by November
1. Manuscripts will not be accepted via email.]
here for instructions on how to format and submit your
manuscript. Your manuscript should be formatted prior to submitting
your paper online. (The instructions for manucript preparation and
a template are also available on the paper submission website.)
here to access the website for submitting manuscripts
For additional information contact:
National Mastitis Council
421 S. Nine Mound Rd.
Verona, WI 53593 USA
Phone: (608) 848-4615 Fax: (608) 848-4671 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org