The 2022 Annual Conference will be held June 5-8 in Dallas, TX.

Message from the LIWC Board

Dear LIWC members,


Since our last in-person Annual Conference which was held in Madison, Wisconsin in 2019 as a joint meeting with the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), We are looking forward to hosting an in-person meeting again after twice having our Annual Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still circulating, the incidence of infection has been greatly reduced and the Board has determined that the current risk level allows for a gradual return to in-person meetings. For government affiliated workers attendance may be a challenge. But the good news is that the next two meetings are located in the heart of Texas. With a “Howdy y’all” I hope to greet you, meet you, and declare the hiatus too long and over.   


Don Thomas, Chair
Jim Hunter
Kateryn Rochon
Sonja Swiger


Message from the Local Arragnements Chair

Welcome to the DFW Metroplex, it will be great to see each other again! 

My colleagues and I at Central Life Sciences are pleased to be hosting the annual meeting of the Livestock Insect Workers Conference in Dallas, TX. Sunday evening we will host a welcome reception (no presentations) and kick off the meeting first thing Monday morning. Tuesday morning presentations, open or activity in the afternoon, and Tuesday evening banquet, with our final presentations on Wednesday morning and conclude with our business meeting. 

The DFW area has everything a major city could offer, lots of dining options, professional sports teams, theme parks, and more! The hotel is located near Las Colinas, a suburb city between Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth. Area attractions include top-notch museums, botanical gardens, zoos, and historical sites. During your travels, I hope that everyone has an opportunity to explore a bit of the culture for which the Metroplex is known. 

We are looking forward to hosting another exciting annual meeting of the LIWC.

Welcome Y’all!

Chris Holderman
Local Arrangements Chair