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Annual Symposium

Accelerating scientific advancements
Accelerating scientific advancements
Fostering collaborations
Fostering collaborations
Facilitating the translation of discoveries
Facilitating the translation of discoveries
Leading the global community in scientific exploration
Leading the global community in scientific exploration
Inspiring innovative solutions for human health
Inspiring innovative solutions for human health
Increasing scientific impact and productivity
Increasing scientific impact and productivity
Identifying actionable opportunities
Identifying actionable opportunities
Discovering the functions and impact of lactation
Discovering the functions and impact of lactation
Recruiting and engaging new scientists
Recruiting and engaging new scientists
Advancing the field of lactation and milk science
Advancing the field of lactation and milk science
Advancing the field of lactation and milk science
Recognizing significant discoveries and advancements
Advancing the field of lactation and milk science
Identifying novel functions in milk
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The Annual  Symposium is our flagship conference that features scientific research related to milk science for health. The Symposium is instrumental in building a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, pre-competitive platform for scientific discoveries of the structures, functions, actions, and benefits of lactation and milk and to facilitate the translation of that knowledge into practice for health.

The Symposium connects the global community of scientists working across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines from chemistry, nutrition, immunology, microbiology, comparative biology, lactation physiology, medicine, computational biology, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence, to address some of the major challenges to health. 

The symposium location alternates between UC Davis and a different location worldwide and facilitates collaboration among scientists and innovators to accelerate scientific advancements and identify actionable opportunities.

The target audience includes scientists, innovators, clinicians, trainees, and students from academic, industry, non-profit, and government environments, around the world and across all scientific disciplines to solve challenges in the field. The Symposium targets hundreds of registrants from all over the world to foster cross-cutting discussion and collaboration.

Abstract submission closes March 8, 2024!

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT!

2024 IMGC HYBRID Symposium 
October 22-24, 2024
UC Davis
Davis, CA, USA

REGISTER FOR THE RECORDINGS OF THE ORAL PRESENTATIONS!

2023 IMGC HYBRID Symposium 
September 6-8, 2023
UCC, Ireland

Past IMGC Symposia

2021 VIRTUAL Symposium
Co-hosted by Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen, The Netherlands

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2020 VIRTUAL Symposium
Co-hosted by UC Davis
Davis, CA, USA

2019 Symposium
Co-hosted by Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

2018 Symposium
Co-hosted by UC Davis
Sacramento, CA, USA

2017 Symposium
Co-hosted by Universite Laval
Québec City, Canada

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2016 Symposium
Co-hosted by UC Davis
Davis, CA, USA

Sydney

2015 Symposium
Co-hosted by University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Aarhus

2014 Symposium
Co-hosted by Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

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2013 Symposium
Co-hosted by UC Davis
Davis, CA, USA

2012 Symposium
Co-hosted by Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen, The Netherlands

2011 Symposium
Co-hosted by University of Sydney
Melbourne, Australia 

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2010 Symposium
Co-hosted by UC Davis
Davis, CA, USA