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Annual IMGC Hybrid Symposium 2022

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19th Annual IMGC HYBRID Symposium 

October 18-20, 2022

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.

Travel and hotel expenses and the registration fee for the symposium are paid by the IMGC for all oral presentations (including student oral presentations).

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: March 1, 2022
  • Registration opens: June 4, 2022

Oral Presentations:

  • Abstract submission for oral presentations closed
  • Abstract acceptance notifications for oral presentations will be sent: May 28, 2022

Poster Presentations:

  • Abstract submission for poster presentations closes: May 31, 2022, 11:59 pm PDT
  • Abstract acceptance notifications for poster presentations will be sent: June 30, 2022

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
  • Milk inspired therapeutics: from colostrum to mature milk
  • Functional discoveries of the microbiome, glycome, and metabolome

Meet the Keynote and Invited Speakers



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.