We hope that all of you are safe and healthy as the world is taking measures to tackle COVID-19. In light of this pandemic and the uncertainty that comes with it, we want to assure that our organizing committee is monitoring the situation closely. Moreover we are exploring the feasibility of alternative conference formats. Although it is our hope that this health crisis will be averted well before August 2020.

We also hope this will not keep you from submitting your abstracts for presentation at the first Global Animal Nutrition Summit from August 11 to 15, 2020 in Guelph, ON Canada.

Please be advised that the deadline for abstract submission is extended until MARCH 30, 2020.

August 12-14, 2020; “What Does the Future Hold for Feeding Animals?

This 3-day summit will showcase important and fascinating topics through thought-provoking discussions from our five invited speakers: Dr. Fraser, Dr. Hall, Dr. Bohrer, Dr. Wolever, and Dr. Tremblay. Primary research and mini reviews will be considered for poster or oral presentations. Submissions are welcomed through Easychair by March 30, 2020.

August 15, 2020; “Fueling Wellness – Developing Your Animal Nutrition Tool Kit”

In addition we’ll be hosting a single-day symposium offering continuing education to veterinary health care professionals, companion animal paraprofessionals (pet store employees, breeders, trainers), and equine enthusiasts. We still welcome residents of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition and Registered Veterinary Technicians with a Specialty in Nutrition to contribute clinical mini-reviews and case reports. Interested? Please email gansg2020@uoguelph.ca.

Travel grants will be available for accepted presenters, as well as awards for the best presentations.

Please check out our website at https://sites.uoguelph.ca/globalanimalnutrition2020 or e-mail us at gansg2020@uoguelph.ca for more information.

Stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely, the GANSG Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe

Dr. Anna Kate Shoveller

Dr. Sarah Abood