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Annual IMGC Hybrid Symposium 2022

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The Annual  Symposium is our flagship conference that features scientific research related to lactation, and 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 target audience includes scientists and innovators from academic, industry, non-profit, and government environments, as well as all others active in the area of lactation, milk, and dairy. The Symposium targets hundreds of registrants from all over the world to foster cross-cutting discussion and collaboration.

Logistics:

In-person ticket sales end September 30, 2022.

Click here to learn about the speakers, read the abstracts and download the schedule!

Click here to download the oral presentation guidelines.

Click here to download the poster presentation guidelines.

Logistical details about the in-person symposium:

In-person registration for the symposium includes lunch and coffee breaks on each of the 2.5 days, 1 ticket to the poster reception (October 18, 2022) and 1 ticket to the group dinner at Park Winters (October 19, 2022). The symposium will end after lunch on October 20, 2022. In-person registration also includes access to the virtual portal (break-out sessions and networking) and access to the recordings of each oral presentation until April 1, 2023.  

Logistical details about the virtual symposium:

Virtual registration for the symposium includes access to the virtual portal for live-stream oral presentations, break-out sessions and networking and access to the recordings of each oral presentation until April 1, 2023.

Details about travel and lodging:

The closest international airport to UC Davis is the Sacramento International Airport.

We have group rates at the Hyatt Place UC Davis hotel near the Conference Center for US$182/night which expires September 30, 2022. To book click here. Click on the “Book Now” button, enter your arrival and departure dates, click the “Book Now” again, select your room for 2022 IMGC Hybrid Symposiumand proceed with the booking. We also have group rates at the Aggie Inn (1.2 km from the Conference Center) for US$159/night for single rooms. To book click here. Both hotels have a 48-hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Registration fees for HYBRID (in-person & virtual) attendance:
Ticket includes access to all in-person activities (oral presentations, poster reception on October 18, 2022 and group dinner on October 19, 2022) and access to the virtual portal (break-out sessions and networking) and recordings of each oral presentation until April 1, 2023.

  • Industry (for-profit organizations), in-person, early bird rate, US$895
  • Academic, government, non-profit organization, dairy farmer, in-person, early bird rate, US$695
  • Trainee (post-doctoral scholars, fellows, etc.), IBCLC, LEC, CLC, in-person, early bird rate, US$395
  • Student (requires proof of current enrollment), in-person, early bird rate, US$195
  • Group dinner ticket only (add-on), US$115

Registration fees for VIRTUAL ONLY attendance:
Ticket includes access to the virtual portal (live-stream oral presentations, break-out sessions and networking) and recordings of each oral presentation until April 1, 2023.

  • Industry (for-profit organizations), virtual only, early bird rate, US$395
  • Academic, government, non-profit organization, dairy farmer, virtual only, early bird rate, US$295
  • Trainee (post-doctoral scholars, fellows, etc.), IBCLC, LEC, CLC, virtual only, early bird rate, US$100
  • Student (requires proof of current enrollment), virtual only, early bird rate, US$25

Session Topics:

  • Hottest topics in milk science: what the world should know
  • Applications of milk extracellular vesicles, miRNAs, and nucleotides for human health
  • Discovery and novel applications of milk bioactives
  • Immunity tackles immune challenges of the 21st century
  • Functional discoveries of the microbiome, glycome, and metabolome

COVID-19 Policy:

The IMGC follows all UC Davis Campus Ready Event Guidelines as outlined here under Event Access Screening Requirements. Per these guidelines all in-person attendees will be required to show:

  • Their official Vaccine Card (phone image acceptable) or digital vaccine record
    OR
  • A negative COVID-19 test result from the last 72-hours prior to the event (must be a lab/PCR test; home tests/antigen tests are not valid)

Face coverings are highly recommended. 

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ABSTRACT:

Dr. David Dallas joined the IMGC Scientific Advisory Committee in 2021 and has participated in IMGC Symposia for more than five years. Dr. Dallas received his BA in Public Health in 2008 from Rice University and his PhD in Nutritional Biology in 2012 from UC Davis. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis in Food Science. Dr. Dallas is currently an Assistant Professor in Nutrition at Oregon State University. David’s research examines the digestion of human and dairy milk proteins and the release of bioactive peptides using in vivo infant and adult digestive samples. His group applies mass spectrometry-based peptidomics and proteomics and functional assays. In addition, he applies this knowledge to examine digestive deficiencies in premature infants. His bibliography is publicly available here.