CSAS symposia at 2017 Annual Meeting

CSAS Symposia to be held at 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting on July 9th and 10th (2:00-5:00 pm)

We are excited to announce that we will be holding two CSAS symposia at the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Baltimore in July.

Symposium #1

Title: From one to all biological components – the new approach of Systems Biology

Date and Time: Sunday July 9th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm.


  • Dr. Burim Ametaj – University of Alberta – Systems Biology: A new approach to tackling periparturient diseases of dairy cows.
  • Dr. Ehsan Khafipour – University of Manitoba – Associations between gut, mammary and vaginal microbiomes in dairy cattle: Role in health and disease
  • Dr. Angela Cánovas – University of Guelph – Understanding the nature of complex phenotypes in beef using systems biology
  • Dr. Juan Loor – University of Illinois – Reconstruction of metabolic and physiologic adaptations to lactation using systems biology


Symposium #2

Title: Healthy food from healthy animals, the emergence of functional foods

Day and Time: July 10th, 2:00 – 5:00pm.


  • Dr. Alison Duncan – University of Guelph – Functional foods of animal origin in relation to human health
  • Dr. David Kitts – University of British Columbia – Plant Bioactives as Functional Feed Ingredients for Animal Production Systems
  • Dr. Heather Bruce – University of Alberta – Controlling meat quality through product functionality enhancement
  • Dr. Payam Vahmani – AAFC – Beef: from a good source of nutrients to a functional food
  • Dr. Rachel Gervais – Laval University – Milk fatty acids: emerging perspectives
  • Dr. Xin Zhao – McGill University – The role of milk fat in modern human nutrition: what is the current state of knowledge?

Register for the Annual Meeting today!