Dublin, Ireland will host the 2016 World Biatrics Congress (WBC) July 3 through July 8. The event features an international lineup of veterinarians and animal scientists presenting current research on cattle and their diseases.

Registration remains open for the event, but with about 2,400 people currently registered, accommodations are filling up.

Among a distinguished list of international keynote speakers, several veterinarians and animal scientists familiar in the United States will address the WBC. These include:

·         David E Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS, Professor and the Head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. 

·         Jude L. Capper, PhD, an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in Oxfordshire, UK. Jude’s current research focuses on modeling the environmental impact of livestock production systems, specifically dairy and beef.

·         Nigel B. Cook BSc BVSc Cert. CHP DBR MRCVS, Professor in the Food Animal Production Medicine section of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

·         Prof. Jesse Goff DVM, PhD, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Ames, Iowa.

·         Julia Ridpath, PhD, Lead, Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Cattle Research Project at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC), Ames, Iowa.

·         Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, Professor and Extension milk quality specialist in the Dept. of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  

A full list of keynote speakers is available on the WBC website.

The event takes place every two years at locations around the world. Sapporo, Japan will host the Congress in 2018.

Click here for the WBC site, including registration, lodging and agenda information.