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SHIC to sponsor two sessions at 2022 PRRS Symposium

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Presentations will cover emerging swine disease investigations and global disease monitoring for swine diseases, including Japanese Encephalitis Virus.

The North American PRRS Symposium annually brings together members of the swine disease community, including researchers, industry professionals and field practitioners. Initially driven by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome-related concerns, the emergence and spread of new swine viruses, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and African swine fever virus, has expanded the symposium's focus. Emerging and transboundary swine diseases are the topic along with integration with the USDA NC229 multi-state project. The 2022 meeting will be held Dec. 2-4, at the InterContinental in Chicago.

Swine Health Information Center is co-organizing two sessions on Saturday, Dec. 3, including Emerging Diseases and Field Detection and Modern Technologies in Swine Disease Diagnostics. SHIC has been involved in organizing NAPRRS/NCC229 as well, with Paul Sundberg and Megan Niederwerder serving on the planning committee.

In the SHIC co-organized session Emerging Diseases and Field Detection, presentations will include Emerging Swine Disease Investigation: SHIC Update by Paul Sundberg; Global Disease Monitoring for Swine Diseases by Maria Sol Perez Aguirreburualde, University of Minnesota; and Japanese Encephalitis Virus: an Emerging Transboundary Pathogen by Leela Noronha, USDA Agricultural Research Service.  

The second session co-organized by SHIC, Modern Technologies in Swine Disease Diagnostics, begins with a presentation on Next Generation of Swine Diagnostic Laboratory Platforms by Luis Gimenez-Lirola, Iowa State University, followed by Development of a Single, Rapid Workflow for Simultaneous Detection of >50 Swine Viruses from Field Samples presented by Noelle Noyes, University of Minnesota. Then Differentiation of PRRS Vaccine Strains Using Luminex Bead-Based Technology from Jianfa Bai, Kansas State University, and Low-Cost Biosensors for Rapid, On-Chip, On-Site Detection of Swine Respiratory Viruses from Liang Dong, Iowa State University will follow in this session.

The full agenda and registration information are available on the NAPRRS/NCC229 website.

SHIC, launched by the National Pork Board in 2015 solely with Pork Checkoff funding, continues to focus efforts on prevention, preparedness and response to novel and emerging swine disease for the benefit of U.S. swine health. SHIC is funded by America's pork producers to fulfill its mission to protect and enhance the health of the U.S. swine herd. 

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