National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting 2014
(August 4, 5 & 6)

31 July - announcement

The General Introduction including the session on "The use of antimicrobials in prevention and cure of mastitis: what is our responsibility" and the associated discussion will be streamed live from the conference and can be followed online via this website.

17 July - announcements:

  1. Pre-registration (online) is closed! Be aware that on-site registration WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. The Scientific program (4-5 August) and Conference dinner (5 August) are fully booked!

  2. It is still possible to register for the Industry Seminar on "The Immunology and Pathology of the Udder" by sending an e-mail to

  3. It is still possible to register for the Industry Seminar on "Proper milk extraction: methods and technologies. Balancing milking efficiency, udder health and milk quality - Doing it right in all herds at all times" by sending an e-mail to

  4. It is still possible to register for the Short Course on "Immune status and Stress" by sending an e-mail to

7 July - announcements:

  1. The Scientific program (4-5 August) is fully booked.

  2. The Conference dinner (5 August) is fully booked.

  3. It is still possible to register for the Short courses as well as the Industry seminars as part of the Technical program (6 August). See registration module for more details.

    Beware: registration for the Technical program does NOT allow access to the Scientific program!

Dear guest,

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) has accepted the invitation to come to Ghent, Belgium. This meeting will mark the first time a NMC Regional Meeting will be held outside North America. If you are a bovine veterinary practitioner, an extension specialist, a dairy farmer or manager, active in the dairy business, a researcher, working in a milk quality lab, … this is your chance to meet colleagues from all around the world.

The scientific program (August 4 & 5) will give you the latest updates on applied topics related to mastitis and milk quality and through the technical program (August 6, including short courses, farm visits and industry seminars) you will learn in an interactive manner. Social activities (August 4 & 5) include an opening reception in the "Aula" of Ghent University, and a conference dinner at the historic "Castle of the Count" (Gravensteen) in the city center.

See you all soon in Ghent.

Sarne De Vliegher and the M-team

Please contact Sarne De Vliegher directly for more information on sponsor opportunities.

Platinum sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim

Gold sponsors



Silver sponsors

Thermo Scientific
DNA Diagnostics

                    Bronze sponsor                                                 Partner


Conference reception sponsors


Conference dinner sponsor

AdvancedAanimal Diagnostics

Industry lunch fora


Industry seminars



Short course partners

Dairy Data WareHouse



In the case of Government intervention or regulation, military activity, strikes or any other circumstances that make it impossible or inadvisable for the congress to take place at the time and place provided, the participant shall waive any claim for damages or compensation except the amount paid for registration after deduction of actual expenses incurred in connection with the congress and there shall be no future liability on the part of either party.
The congress committee nor Ghent University or any of its subcontractors accept liability for personal medical expenses/travel expenses/ losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates and/or accompanying persons.