JAM 2016

Animals and Science: Big Solutions for Grand Challenges


The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23. 

As many of you are aware, this is the final “JAM” meeting and it is important to us to have an inspired final meeting. Therefore, we have three main goals for JAM 2016: 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 set the societies up to have excellent individual 2017 meetings.



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Returning for 2016

• A meeting theme: “Animals and Science: Big Solutions for Grand Challenges” 

• Invited oral presentations throughout the session to “link” back to the theme 

• Enhanced industry involvement in sessions

• Reception before the Opening Session

• Panel discussions during lunch:
    - Animal Science in the Real World
    - Funding Agencies: Perspectives in Today’s Economy


Schedule of Events 

The 2016 ASAS-ADSA-WSASAS-CSAS JAM will be held July 19–23 (Tuesday through Saturday). The opening session will be Tuesday evening, July 19; scientific sessions begin Wednesday morning, July 20, and run through noon on Saturday, July 23.

New to 2016 Joint ASAS-ADSA-CSAS-WSASAS poster and oral sessions:

  • ePosterboards for all Poster Presentations
  • "TED" style talks during the Opening Session

Returning to our Roots:

  • Following a reception and a brief opening session, we will bus participants for an off-site BBQ. Years ago, the BBQ was a standing event at ASAS meetings. We are excited to have the BBQ back in 2016.
  • We have increased the number of spouse tours and added specific events for family members.
  • We are adding back snacks throughout the day. 

Transportation in Salt Lake City

Located 15 minutes from the Salt Palace Convention Center and surrounding hotels, Salt Lake City International Airport is serviced by eight airlines and their affiliates, including Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways.



Scientific Program Highlights:

Please note that the scientific program is under development. We will release the full symposium and workshop list, definitive symposia dates and speaker lists Dec. 1, 2015. Here is a sampling of what you can expect:
  • Triennial Growth Symposium
  • ASAS-ASN Pre-Conference
  • Cell Biology Symposium
  • EAAP-ASAS Global Hot Topics Symposium
  • Workshop: Communicating Animal Science
  • Lunch Panel: Animal Science: Science and Commitment to Service
Download the full symposia list. Subject to change.