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2022 Hybrid Symposium

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.


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

Registration fees for VIRTUAL ONLY attendance:
Virtual registration for the symposium includes access to the virtual portal for access to the recordings of oral presentations until April 1, 2023.

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



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.