The American Society for Nutrition (ASN), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) are collaborating on a one-day pre-conference event: Agri-Medical Research: Providing Dual Benefit for Agriculture and Human Health, Saturday, July 9, in New Orleans, LA.
This ASN-ASAS-ADSA pre-conference to the 2011 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting will cover biomedical and agricultural interventions or therapies to improve both human health, companion animal health and farm animal health and production. Themes include metabolism, developmental origin of adult disease and infectious (zoonotic) diseases and nutritional impact of pro-inflammatory response. Each symposium will span the spectrum of mechanistic to applied and include implications for a variety of animal species. Keynotes from outside, related disciplines will bring a unique view to the context of the presented science. Top experts in metabolism, developmental origin of adult disease and infectious (zoonotic) diseases and nutritional impact of pro-inflammatory response will discuss applications for animal species in subsequent talks for each symposium. Panel discussions will then encourage an open, collaborative dialogue with attendees.
A poster competition for graduate students and postdocs will complement the presented science. Attendees may also continue their discussion of the science and applications at a cocktail reception directly following the day's scientific sessions.