2022 ICAR Interbull Meeting

The 2022 ICAR-INTERBULL meeting will be held at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, Canada, from May 30th til June 3rd 2022.

Participation to the meeting will  require a separate paid registration fee. Information on how to register, costs and hotel booking are all available through the main event page.


Considering the recent changes in directives and restrictions issued by provincial and Canadian governments, the Organizing Committee is delighted to announce that the 2022 ICAR/Interbull Conference will be an IN-PERSON event!


Program Overview


The program will include in-person, full-day meetings starting with the Interbull Open and Business Meetings on May 30-31, continuing on June 1-2 with the ICAR meetings and trade show and ending with the wrap-up session and the technical tours on June 3.


For those not able to attend in person, there will be remote access to the conference via live streaming of those sessions taking place in the main meeting room. Remote attendees will, however, not be able to interact with the participants that are on-site and will not have the choice of concurrent sessions to attend virtually.





Up to date information regarding the current pandemic situation and restriction in Canada is availble at 


The call of abstract for the ICAR meeting is now open. A summary of the topic of each session is outlined on the website of the event at


The overall theme for the Interbull Open Meetings is: "Innovations in national and international genetic and genomic evaluations". Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts within the overarching above theme that specifically address the following topics for dairy and beef:


  • Big data for the benefit of genetic and genomic evaluation

  • Meta-analytical methods in animal genetic and genomic evaluation.

  • Experience with single-step evaluation.

  • Implementing new traits in genetic and genomic evaluation systems.

  • Cross-breed genetic and genomic evaluations

  • Sustainability, efficiency, methane emission and adaptation/resilience. 



To submit your title and abstract for the 2022 Interbull Meeting click here



Provisional deadlines for Interbull Meeting:

Action Deadline
Title and Abstract submission April 20th, 2022
Final Scientific Program Available May 16th, 2022
Full presentation (12 min) submission  May 26th, 2022
Paper submission to Interbull Bulletin July 30th, 2022




Preliminary Interbull Program:

(The program may be subject to change)


Day Time Meeting
Thursday, May 26th 08:30 am to 4:30 pm Interbull Technical Committee (Strategic Workshop)
Friday, May 27th 08:00 am to 2:30 pm Interbull Technical Committee (Strategic Workshop)
Saturday, May 28th 08:30 am to 4:00 pm Interbull Technical Committee
Sunday, May 29th 08:30 am to 12:30 pm Interbull Steering Committee
Sunday, May 29th 08:30 am to 12:30 pm Interbeef WG and Technical Meeting
Monday, May 30th 08:30 am to  6:00 pm Interbull Open Meeting
Tuesday, May 31st 08:30 am to 10:30 am Interbull Business Meeting
Tuesday, May 31st 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Interbull Open Meeting
Tuesday, May 31st 3:30 pm   to 4:30 pm Interbull Technical Committee
Tuesday, May 31st 4:30 pm   to 5:30 pm Interbull Steering Committee
Wednesday, June 1st 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

ICAR-INTERBULL joint session

"Recording and selection tools for feed efficiency and environmental impact"  

Thursday, June 2nd 8:00 to 9:00 am

DNA Webinar: “Launch of ICAR Parentage Discovery Certification Services”

Technical and Steering Committees are administrative meetings restricted to the respective members; Business Meeting is public and is dedicated to discuss operational and political decisions of the Steering Committee with participating organizations; Open Meetings are dedicated to scientific reports.






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