Ghent to Host International PRRS Congress in 2015

3 February 2015, at 9:22am

BELGIUM - The International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Congress will be held from 3 to 5 June 2015 in the historical city of Ghent.

This annual international meeting was initially organised in 2004 in Chicago and was subsequently always held in the USA. In May 2013, it was organized for the first time in Asia (Beijing, China) and a North American PRRS Symposium was also held in Chicago in December 2013, as well as in December 2014. It will, therefore, be held for the first time in Europe in 2015.

The first day will be devoted to review progress in the field of PRRSV evolution, replication cycle, pathogenesis and immunity. The second day will cover all aspects linked to PRRS control, including diagnostics and vaccines. A round table aiming at defining strategies for future PRRS control actions in Europe, America and Asia will be included.

Veterinarians, virologists, academics, authorities, pharmaceutical industries as well as PhD students are encouraged to participate.

The deadline for abstract submission and early registration is 31 March 2015.

Most of Ghent’s medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved or restored, which explains why the 'National Geographic' Traveler Magazine listed Ghent as one of the most authentic cities of the world. Because of its geographic location at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie, the city has also a vibrant life and nightlife, with the Port located in the North and the University that also attracted many research-orientated companies.

The organisers of the Congress strongly encourage you to come to Ghent and also, to taste the Belgian gastronomy. Ghent is only 50km from Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp and with the high-speed train Thalys, only two hours away from Paris.

For more information about the PRRS Congress, visit the event web site,

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