Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop Proposals

The 2022 Lameness in Ruminants (LIR) program committee is calling for pre- and post-conference seminar proposals for the 21st International Symposium and 13th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants in Bloomington, Minnesota USA.  Pre-conference seminars will take place Monday, August 2, 2022 and the morning of Tuesday, August 3, 2022, and will have access to hotel conference rooms and University of Minnesota facilities.  Seminars including contact with animals should be proposed for Friday, August 5, 2022 to meet USDA biosecurity requirements.

Pre- and post-conference seminars should provide an in-depth, high-quality exploration of topics related to hoof health management in ruminants. The workshops are standalone components of the conference, budgeted independently of the general conference fees and cost neutral. Interested individuals or companies should contact Gerard Cramer or Arturo Gomez before September 1, 2021 to discuss opportunities, resources and receive a budget template.

The LIR 2022 program committee will select proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Availability of resources including transportation and space requirements
  • Financial viability
  • Fit with conference theme of “Embracing Excellence in Mobility and Wellbeing
  • Providing a mix of herd and individual level content related to beef, dairy or small ruminants hoof health.


Seminars accepted for participation in the conference will be notified by December 31, 2021.  

Up to 2 faculty in accepted seminars will receive complementary registration to the main conference program. Registration for pre- and post-conference seminars is expected to open February 1, 2022 . Seminars that do not meet the minimum # of registrants by May 31, 2022 will be cancelled and money returned to the registrants.