The 11th annual Iowa State University Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners is Nov. 6-7 in Ames, IA.

The two-day program includes sessions on the impact of swine influenza virus diversity on vaccine development, human vs. animal diseases and their relationships, lessons of 15 years of multi-site production and successes and pitfalls of parity segregation.

Other talks cover gut edema disease and Haemophilus parasuis in grow-finish pigs, the National Pork Board's (NPB) new Swine Welfare Assurance Program (SWAP), risk assessment for swine disease control strategies and unconventional reproductive disease in sows.

Several presentations will look at porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS): the costs to a commercial operation, immunity, eradication protocols and the Pork Board's 15-year PRRS initiative.

To register, e-mail or phone Peg Uthe at (515) 294-6222.