Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop Proposals Requested

The 2021 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 2nd, and the morning of Tuesday, August 3rd and will have access to hotel conference rooms and University of Minnesota facilities.  Seminars including contact with animals should be proposed for Friday August 6th 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 1st, 2020 to discuss opportunities, resources and receive a budget template.

The LIR 2021 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 well-being”
  • 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 31st, 2020.  

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 1st. Seminars that do not meet the minimum # of registrants by May 31st, 2021 will be cancelled and money returned to the registrants.