Make your plans now to join us in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina for the 2016 Therio Conference.
Dates: July 27 - 30
Location: Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28804
CE Credit: Conference attendees can earn a maximum of 22.25 hours of CE, out of a total of 56.5 to choose from. An additional 7 hours can be earned by attending the Small Animal Seminar on Wednesday (additional fee).
Therio Conference attendees and exhibitors will receive a discounted rate at the Omni Grove Park Inn when they register online through the SFT website or using the group code when they call for reservations. The discounted rate is $239 plus tax if you register before June 25 2016. Therio Conference guest registration also includes a waived resort fee ($25) which includes the following:
High speed internet
In-room coffee and tea
On-property shuttle service
Property history tour (Wednesday-Saturday guided)
Access to the Sports Complex with indoor pool
Admission to the Introduction to Golf class (reservations required)
Access to the Sunset Trail
Complimentary USA Today – available in the lobby
Parking is available at the Inn, $15 per day to self-park or $22 per day for valet parking.
Voted one of the “Top resort spas in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler, the 43,000 square foot world class The Spa at the Omni Grove Park Inn has multiple variations of spa packages, including massages, facials, body treatments, pedicures, hand and foot treatments (which include a glass of champagne and Spa chocolates). Reservations are recommended to be booked months in advance, so when you are making your room reservation, call about a spa day too. That number is 1-800-438-5800 or reservations can be booked online at www.omnihotels.com/grovepark. You can also enjoy the spa pools, sauna, eucalyptus infused steam room and much more by purchasing a spa pool and day pass once you are at the resort.
There are five on site restaurants to choose from while staying at the Omni Grove Park Inn and for after-hours fun there are four bars/lounges located in the resort.
Golf, a sports complex, fitness classes, walking trails, tennis and racquetball are all available to those staying at the resort.
Overflow Room Block
If you are unable to get a room at the Omni Grove Park Inn, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown at $189/night. This hotel is less than two miles from the Omni Grove Park Inn. To reserve a room, call 828-253-1851 and mention the group name "Society for Theriogenology Overflow Block."
The Omni Grove Park Inn does not have a shuttle, so please review the linked information below on Asheville transportation companies.
Therio Conference Plenary Speaker Dr. Joseph C. Dalton
Dr. Joseph C. Dalton is a professor and extension dairy specialist in Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Idaho. He received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech. Dalton is currently a co-project director of a multi-institutional, five -year USDA-NIFA-AFRI grant focused on “Improving the Fertility of Dairy Cattle using Translational Genomics.” Overall, Dalton’s research in applied male and female reproductive physiology focuses on factors important to increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination (AI) in cattle. Dalton’s extension program emphasizes the enhancement of reproductive efficiency in cattle. He has given presentations at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, and the Philippines. Dalton serves as the past president of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. Dalton will be speaking from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, at the 2016 Therio Conference in Asheville. His topics will be “Genetics and Genomics: An introduction” and “Genomics and Fertility: Where are we going and when will we get there?”
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The Society for Theriogenology is an organization of veterinarians dedicated to animal reproduction, whose mission is to promote standards of excellence in reproductive medicine, to provide outreach and education to veterinarians, and to foster continual improvements in theriogenology.
Society for Theriogenology
761 Tiger Oak Drive
Pike Road, AL 36064
Office: (334) 395-4666 Email us.