NMC 53rd Annual Meeting Program

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The National Mastitis Council annual meeting provides a forum for dairy industry professionals from around the world to discuss topics related to udder health, milking management, mastitis control, and milk quality. The NMC 53rd Annual Meeting will be held January 26-28, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Text of NMC 53rd Annual Meeting Program

  • NATIONAL MASTITIS COUNCIL

    January 26-28, 2014 Fort Worth, Texas

    Worthington Renaissance Hotel

    A global organization formastitis control and milk quality

  • Table of Contents

    Annual Meeting Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Committee Meetings and Open Discussion Groups . . . . . . . 3-4, 7

    General Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5, 7

    Research and Development Summaries Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Featured Symposium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Short Course Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Hotel, Transportation & Area Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    National Mastitis Research Foundation Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . .19

    Meeting Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21

    A global organization for mastitis control and milk quality

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  • 1Schedule at a Glance

    Sunday, Jan. 26 Monday, Jan. 27 Tuesday, Jan. 28 Wednesday, Jan. 29

    Morning Board of Directors 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Breakfast7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Newcomers Get-Together7:00 am - 7:30 am

    Committee Meetings & Discussion Groups7:30 am - 9:30 am

    General Session 10:00 am 12:00 pm

    Poster Session

    Breakfast7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Committee Meetings & Discussion Groups7:30 am - 9:30 am

    General Session10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Poster Session

    Board of Directors 7:00 am - 12 pm

    Note: there are no educational sessions on Wednesday .

    Afternoon Short Courses12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Committee Meetings 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Lunch (on your own)

    Student Meet & Greet Lunch12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    General Session 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    R & D Session2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Session

    Luncheon & Awards12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    Featured Symposium 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Poster Session

    Evening Short Courses6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Reception & Fundraiser6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Short Courses6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Meeting adjourns

    Join Us in Fort Worth The NMC 53rd Annual Meeting will be held January 26-28, 2014 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas . Known as The City of Cowboys and Culture, Fort Worth is located near Dallas, in north central Texas . The conference hotel is in the heart of downtown in historic Sundance Square, and just minutes from the famous Fort Worth Stockyards .

    The NMC conference highlights the latest technical and applied information related to udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety . People from all over the world attend this international forum, which is targeted toward all individuals interested in mastitis control and quality milk production, including veterinarians, producers, researchers, extension specialists, consultants, industry suppliers, field staff, regulatory officials, and students .

    The meeting begins Sunday afternoon (January 26) and ends Tuesday evening (January 28) . Committee meetings and open discussion groups will be held Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday . The general sessions and poster session will be held Monday and Tuesday, and the featured symposium will be Tuesday afternoon . The short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening and Tuesday evening . There will be no educational sessions on Wednesday .

  • 2Meeting Overview

    Committee Meetings NMC committees meet Sunday afternoon (January 26), and Monday and Tuesday mornings (January 27 & 28) . Individuals are encouraged to attend the meetings, which are open to all registered attendees . Voting is limited to committee members however, and projects are generally assigned to committee members . Committees that will meet include: Milk Quality Monitoring, Membership and Marketing, Teat Health, and Research .

    Open Discussion Groups NEW! Open Discussion Groups are relatively new to NMC meetings, and will be held on Monday and Tuesday mornings (January 27 & 28) . First implemented in 2013, the objective of these groups is to facilitate discussion and information exchange in areas of special interest among meeting registrants . Unlike a typical committee, there are not members appointed to the discussion groups . Instead, the discussion groups are open, and everyone is welcome to actively participate . Any actions or projects that result will be assigned to a working group, which will function until the project is complete . There are currently three open discussion groups: Machine Milking, Residue Avoidance, and International Topics . Specific issues to be discussed will be posted online and provided at the conference .

    Short Courses Eleven limited-enrollment short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening, and Tuesday evening (January 26 and 28) . An extra registration fee is required for the short courses .

    General Sessions The opening session begins at 10:00 am on Monday, January 27 . Monday afternoon features two concurrent sessions, offering more options for meeting registrants . Presentations continue through Tuesday, January 28 .

    Featured Symposium New and Not-So-New Technologies for Detecting and Managing Mastitis is the theme for a symposium scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, January 28 . The symposium is open to all registered attendees (no additional registration fee) .

    Technology Transfer Session The Technology Transfer Session, featuring poster presentations on mastitis control and milk quality, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 27 & 28 . 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 Technology Transfer Session will be presented Monday afternoon, January 27, in an oral session (held concurrently with the general session) .

    Reception and NMRF Fundraising Event The main social activity of the meeting will be a reception on Monday evening . Meet new friends and old acquaintances at this feature event, which is open to all registrants . This years Minute to Win It fundraising activity for the National Mastitis Research Foundation will also be held during the reception .

    Luncheon The annual luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday . Visit with colleagues and help honor the recipients of the National Dairy Quality Awards, the NMC Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control, and the NMC Scholars . The luncheon is open to all registrants for no charge .

    Proceedings Papers presented at the meeting (excluding the short courses) will be published in the Annual Meeting Proceedings (provided to all attendees) and will be available in the NMC Online Proceedings Library . Members who do not attend the meeting will be mailed a copy .

    Registration Discounted pre-registration fees are $300 for NMC members and $425 for non-members . Student registration fees are $105 (members) and $130 (non-member) . Non-members are automatically signed up as a new NMC member 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, the awards luncheon, a reception, and breaks . Register by January 3 to get the discounted registration fees .

  • 3Program

    Sunday, January 26

    7:00 am - 3:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting

    Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required)

    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Course 1: Dairy Stockmanship Reconnecting the People with the Cows

    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Course 2: Bulk Tank Milk Analysis Window to the Milky World

    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Course 3: Milking System Evaluation Where Do I Start?

    Committee Meetings

    Committee meetings are open to all registered attendees . Voting is limited to committee members, and projects are generally assigned to committee members .

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Milking Quality Monitoring Committee

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Membership & Marketing Committee

    Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required)

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Course 4: Theres Residues in My Milk? Everything You Never Wanted to Know But Need to Know!

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Course 5: Motivating Key Leaders Through Key Performance Information How To Present Complicated Data In A Simple Way

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Course 6: Setup and Use of Good Health Records to Evaluate Outcomes of Udder Health Management

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Course 7: Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the United States Its All Natural So It Must Be Better?

    Monday, January 27

    Continental Breakfast7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Newcomers Get-Together7:00 am - 7:30 am

    Are you new to NMC? Is this your first NMC Annual Meeting? You are invited to attend the Newcomers Get-Together which will be held during the continental breakfast . This session will furnish you with the knowledge you need to get th