Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security


The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD from July 8 to July 12, 2017. 

As many of you are aware, this is the inaugural year of the meeting. Therefore, we have three main goals for the 2017 meeting: 1) to present high quality, relevant science that links animal science and animal agriculture, 2) to return to our roots, by having a number of the social events that will enhance networking and add a family feel to the meeting and 3) to create a successful and sustainable new meeting model.



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The first ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show will kick off with AnimalX: a series of TED style talks. Nominate potential AnimalX speakers by selecting "Begin a Submission" underneath the AnimalX section on the Abstract Submission Page.

We are looking for dynamic presentations to tie back to the meeting theme: "Animals and Science: Ensuring Food Security." Presentations are expected to last a maximum of five minutes. 

When nominating a potential speaker, please provide a detailed description of the person, the topic you expect him/her to talk about and why this person should be highlighted in the Opening Ceremony.

Meeting Highlights:

  • A meeting theme: “Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security”
  • Enhanced and specialized interaction with SSR 
  • Ice Cream Social before the Opening Session
  • Family Fun Day
  • Special Triennial Reproduction Symposium, joint with SSR
  • Closing Reception: Evening at the National Aquarium


Schedule of Events 

The 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show will be held July 8–12 (Saturday - Wednesday). The opening session will be Saturday evening, July 8; scientific sessions begin Sunday morning, July 9, and run through noon on Wednesday, July 12.

Scientific Program Highlights:

  • Triennial Reproduction Symposium, joint with SSR
  • ASAS-ASN Pre-Conference
  • Lunch Panel: Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security
Also note, we are restructuring to emphasize new and current research. The plan is to decrease the number of full symposia, add plenary talks at the beginning of sessions and highlight cutting-edge science in our twelve minute talks.

Transportation in Baltimore

The Baltimore Convention Center is conveniently located close to public transportation for easy access by MARC Train or Baltimore's Lightrail to Washington, DC or the Baltimore International Airport (BWI). Baltimore's Penn Station is a short 7 minute drive while BWI Airport is only 20 minutes by car.



Baltimore's Inner Harbor Sightseeing Options:

From family-friendly museums and restaurants to satisfy every palate, to exciting nightlife, cultural experiences and spectacular people-watching, Baltimore's Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than you can imagine.


Submit an Abstract:

General Abstract Submission ends March 1, 2017 at 11:59 PST.

Submission Page