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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

Canine Seminar - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Additional fees apply

time session topic
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open  
     
Canine Seminar
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm We invite you to roll up your sleeves at the SFT Canine Seminar. Learn by doing as our team of experts combines classroom instruction with hands-on guidance at practicum stations for a variety of reproductive procedures. You will have the opportunity to acquire the skills and confidence you need to perform these procedures in your own practice. The seminar will be of benefit to both experienced and novice theriogenology practitioners.

Cheryl Lopate DVM, MS, DACT

Margret Casal, Dr med vet, PhD, Dipl. ECAR

   Procedures to be covered include (but are not limited to): 
    Semen processing and diagnostic evaluation (extenders, stains, gradients, etc.)
 Handling frozen semen and working with liquid nitrogen
 Uterine and testicular biopsy techniques
 Neonatal resuscitative techniques
 Tube feeding neonates
 IV access and interosseous fluid administration in neonates
 And much more . . 


     
 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Opening Session Abstracts  
 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Opening Session Reception  
 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

 time event
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open
7:30 am - 9:00 am Bartlett Award and address TOY Award and address
9:00 am - 11:00 am Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SFT Business Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own!
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ACT Business Meeting
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Student/Mentor Get Together
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Student Case Presentations
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall , Silent Auction, Bluegrass Band, One hour beer and wine provided by Omni Grove Park Inn, food stations and cash bar Craft beer tasting to benefit the Theriogenology Foundation
5:45 pm Merck Student Quiz Bowl

  

Friday, July 29, 2016

 time event/session speaker
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open  
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall open  
7:15 am - 8:15 am Continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
8:00 am - 9:00 am Plenary Speaker: Genetics and Genomics: An Introduction Joseph Dalton, PhD
9:00 am - 10:00 am Plenary Speaker: Genomics and Fertility: Where are we going and when will we get there? Joseph Dalton, PhD
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Abstracts Small Animal
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Abstracts Food and Fiber Animal
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Abstracts Case Reports
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Abstracts Equine
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
     
Small Animal    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Squeaks, snorts, grunts and poots - music to our ears - the top 10 things you can do to improve neonatal and pediatric outcomes, part 1 Marty Greer, DVM, JD
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Squeaks, snorts, grunts and poots - music to our ears - the top 10 things you can do to improve neonatal and pediatric outcomes, part 2 Marty Greer, DVM, JD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break in the exhibit hall  
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm It's time, past time, or is it? - Caesarina section and managed whelping in the bitch C. Scott Bailey, DVM, DACT
     
Production Animal Track
 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Abortion diagnosis David Pugh, DVM, MS, MAg, DACT, DACVN, DACVM
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Abortion management David Pugh, DVM, MS, MAg, DACT, DACVN, DACVM
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break in the exhibit hall  
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Male breeding soundness evaluation Cliff Shipley, DVM, DACT
     
Equine Track    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Current understanding of latent bacteria and baterial biofilms in endometritis Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, DACT
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Treatment for latent infections, bacterial biofilms and fungal endometritis Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, DACT
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break in the exhibit hall  
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm New diagnostic biomarkers to evaluate late term pregnancy in mares Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, DACT
     
Awards Dinner and Reception
 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Awards Dinner Reception  
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Awards Dinner and Live Auction

  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

time session/event speaker
7:00 am - 2:30 pm Registration open  
7:00 am - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall open  
7:00 am - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
7:00 am - 8:00 am So you want to become a diplomate? Marco da Silva DVM, DACT - 2016 Exam committee chair
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am Silent Auction ENDS - pick up your item and the yellow sheet and bring to the registration counter to pay  
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm Exhibit Hall closes  
     
Small Animal    
8:00 am - 9:00 am From taboo to touted - a mythbuster's report  - Analgesia for Caesarian section delivery and post-operative recovery Steve Escobar, DVM
9:00 am - 10:00 am Tubes, timing and temperature - what does it matter? - factors influencing results in progesterone measurement William Schultz, DVM
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the exhibit hall  
10:30 am - 11:30 am Wading into controversy - what we are learning about sterilization in dogs - Part 1 - Non-cancerous conditions associated with spay/neuter status in the canine. C. Scott Bailey, DVM, DACT
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Wading into controversy - what we are learning about sterilization in dogs - Part 2 - Neoplastic diseases associated with spay/neuter status in the canine. C. Scott Bailey, DVM, DACT
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the exhibit hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm When sooner is better than later? - introduction of parturition in the canine Frances Smith, DVM, PhD, DACT
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break in the exhibit hall  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Is it in, is it not or is it just on top? - Use of topical medications during pregnancy and lactation Frances Smith, DVM, PhD, DACT
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm How a mother and a dog changed the future for patients with a rare and deadly disease - AAV-mediated gene replacement rescues severe muscle pathology and improves survival in the p.N155K canine model of X-linked myotubular myopathy David L. Mack, PhD
     
Production Animal Track
 
8:00 am - 9:00 am Understanding follicular waves and breeding management Gregg Adams, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
9:00 am - 10:00 am Ovulation inducing agents Gregg Adams, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the exhibit hall  
10:30 am - 11:30 am Pregnancy specific protein B and other pregnancy diagnostic tools Juan Romano, DVM, MS, PhD
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Diagnostics of endometritis Réjean Lefebvre, DVM, PhD, DACT
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the exhibit hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Uterine immune function in the cow Réjean Lefebvre, DVM, PhD, DACT
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break in the exhibit hall  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 20 years of modern endometritis research - a review Rob Gilbert, BVSc, Mmed Vet, MRCVS, DACT
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm New frontiers in molecular endometritis research Rob Gilbert, BVSc, Mmed Vet, MRCVS, DACT
     
Equine Track    
8:00 am - 9:00 am Review of biosecurity, disinfectants to use in the breeding shed and on equipment (pros/cons) David Scofield, DVM, MS, DACT
9:00 am - 10:00 am Improvements of handling/processing techniques to optimize fertility David Scofield, DVM, MS, DACT
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the exhibit hall  
10:30 am - 11:30 am Applications of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in equine reproduction Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, DACT
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Sexually transmitted disease monitoring, surveillance, and impact on Thoroughbred stud farms in central Kentucky Charlie Scoggin, DVM, MS, DACT
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the exhibit hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Equine oocyte recovery and ICSI in clinical practice: What can I expect?
Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break in the foyer  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Update on equine embryo biopsy and vitrification
Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Review of placentitis update Igor Canisso, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACT, DECAR
     
Practice Management Track
 
10:30 am - 11:30 am Adding Theriogenology to your small animal practice: a round table discussion William Schultz, DVM, Joann Randall, DVM and Jane Barber, DVM, DACT
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Adding Theriogenology to your small animal practice: a round table discussion William Schultz, DVM, Joann Randall, DVM and Jane Barber, DVM, DACT
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the exhibit hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break in the exhibit hall  
     
 ACT Educator's Forum
 
7:00 am - 10:00 am 1. Lecture on “Clinical skills learning theory and how to provide effective feedback”
2. Reproductive model potpourri mini presentations – 3 minute talks by those willing to share their use of models in the curriculum - what they have, what they use it for, learning objectives, etc
3. Display of reproductive models – those willing to bring their models with them can display them and show other educators the model along with instructions for building and use

Julie Williamson DVM, MSc

  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Therio Conference Rafting Trip, Additional fees apply

Rafting schedule
8:45 am Transportation arrives at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Vanderbilt Wing Atrium, 7th level
9:00 am Depart for transportation to White Water River Rafters Outpost
9:40 am Approximate time of arrival at the River Outpost
1:00 pm Approximate time of completion of rafting trip
1:15 pm Depart Outpost for return transportation to Omni Grove Park Inn (Half-day trip)
2:45 pm Approximate time of departure from Outpost for return to Omni Grove Park Inn (Full day trip)
2:00 pm Approximate time of return to the Omni Grove Park Inn (Half-day trip)
3:30 pm Approximate time of return to the Omni Grove Park Inn (Full day trip)
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