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Mark your calendars now to join us in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh is known as the city of steel, city of bridges, and the city of champions. When visiting this unique city, you are warmly greeted from the locals and instantly become a part of the community. Join us to view the breathtaking skyline, enjoy trendy shops and eateries, venture in the outdoors, and explore Pittsburgh’s 90 charming and distinctive neighborhoods.

The Annual Therio Conference will be held at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. The 2020 Conference will feature Small Animal, Equine, and Production Animal Tracks and a pre-conference Equine Symposium.

Dates: July 22 - 25

Location: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

The 2020 Plenary Session will feature a presentation on new technologies being applied to reproduction, including CRISPR-mediated gene editing by Dr. Katrin Hinrichs and the latest on stem cell therapy, including applications to the reproductive system presented by Dr. Ashlee Watts.

 


2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Hotel Information

Fun Night

Therio Group Outing

Transportation

Speaker Bios

Conference Agenda

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Exhibitor & Sponsor online registration

2020 Prospectus


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors!
(as of 1/15/2020)

Platinum Sponsors

Lane Manufacturing, Inc.
Merck Animal Health
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy
Universal Imaging, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Sonosite-A Fujifilm Company

Silver Sponsors

American College of Theriogenologists
Theriogenology Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Michelson Prize & Grants


2020 Exhibitors

Breeder's Choice, E.I. Medical Imaging, Fertility Technology Resources, Jorgensen Laboratories, Lane Manufacturing, Inc., Merck Animal Health, MILA International, Inc., Sonosite-A Fujifilm Company, Universal Imaging, Inc., Puppywarmer


Hotel Information

The conference hotel is the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Conference room block to open in early 2020. Please check back here for a booking link.


Fun Night

This year, Fun Night will be held on-site at the hotel during the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception and is included with your conference registration. The Merck Student Quiz Bowl will also be held during this time. 


Therio Group Outing

Therio Group Outing to be announced soon.

Transportation Services

Visit Pittsburgh's Visitor's Bureau website for recommended transportation services: 

https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/plan-your-trip/transportation/

 


2020 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 22
7:30 am-5:00 pm

Equine Symposium
Sponsored by Universal Imaging, Inc.

7:30 am-8:30 am Collection and transport of equine oocytes for in vitro embryo production Tom Stout, VetMB, MA, PhD, DECAR, KNMvD
8:30 am-9:30 am OPU and oocyte transport: clinical considerations Rob Foss, DVM
10:00 am-11:00 am Diet and another influencers of oocyte developmental potential Elaine Carnevale, DVM, MS, PhD
11:00 am-12:00 pm Embryo and oocyte preservation Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT
ART Wet Lab
1:30 pm-3:00 pm Group 1: Oocyte Aspiration; Group 2: Oocyte Evaluation and Transport
3:30 pm-5:00 pm Group 1: Oocyte Evaluation and Transport; Group 2: Oocyte Aspiration
5:00 pm-7:00 pm Opening Session Abstracts
7:00 pm-8:00 pm Opening Session Reception  

Thursday, July 23

7:30 am-9:00 am

Bartlett Award and address

Theriogenologist of the Year Award and address

9:00 am – 11:00 am Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
11:00 am-12:00 pm SFT Business Meeting
1:00 pm-3:00 pm ACT Business Meeting
3:00 pm-5:30 pm Student Case Presentations
5:30 pm-6:00 pm Student/Mentor Reception
5:30 pm-7:30 pm Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
5:30 PM Silent Auction opens
6:30 pm-7:30 pm Student Quiz Bowl
7:30 am-4:00 pm Student Equine Wet Lab
7:30 AM Depart hotel
8:30 am-10:00 am Group 1: Semen Collection and Evaluation; Group 2: Palpation and Ultrasound
10:15 am-11:45 am Group 2: Semen Collection and Evaluation; Group 1: Palpation and Ultrasound
12:30 pm-2:00 pm Group 1: Uterine Culture, Cytology and Artificial Insemination; Group 2: Evaluation of Uterine Cytology and Biopsy
2:15 pm-3:45 pm Group 2: Uterine Culture, Cytology and Artificial Insemination; Group 1: Evaluation of Uterine Cytology and Biopsy
3:45 pm-4:00 pm Closing comments

Friday, July 24
7:00 am-7:50 am Christian Veterinary Mission Breakfast
8:00 am-9:00 am The future is coming! - New technologies being applied to reproduction in animals and man Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT
9:00 am-10:00 am In search of stem cell efficacy – immunogenicity matters Ashlee Watts, DVM, PhD, DACVS

10:30 am-12:30 pm Scientific Abstracts
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Scientific Abstract Poster Presentations
Small Animal Track
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Introduction to stem sells – what they are, how to grow them, how to make them do what we want them to Diane Carlisle, PhD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Stem cells and female infertility Jonathan L. Tilly, PhD
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Stem cells and male infertility Kyle E. Orwig, PhD
Production Animal Track
Sponsored by Lane Manufacturing, Inc.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Postpartum anestrus of beef cows: importance and evaluation Bob L. Larson, DVM, PhD,DACT, ACVPM-Epi, ACAN
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Using the pregnancy analytics app to add value to pregnancy diagnosis of beef herds Bob L. Larson, DVM, PhD, DACT, ACVPM-Epi, ACAN
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bull development and sperm production enhancement Ahmed Tibary DMV, MS, DSc, PhD, DACT
Equine Track
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Embryo-maternal communication during the establishment of equine pregnancy
Michelle LeBlanc Memorial Equine Lecture
Tom Stout, VetMB, MA, PhD, DECAR, KNMvD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm The role of mare age in early pregnancy loss
Michelle LeBlanc Memorial Equine Lecture
Tom Stout, VetMB, MA, PhD, DECAR, KNMvD
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Reproductive endocrinology and immunology of the pregnant mare Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, DACT
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Awards Dinner Reception
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Awards Dinner, Live Auction and Story Night

Saturday, July 25
7:00 am – 8:00 am So you want to become a Diplomate?
7:00 am-8:00 am Career Paths in Theriogenology
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Student Case Poster Presentations
Small Animal Track
8:00 am – 9:00 am Current state of embryo transfer in dogs Karine Reynaud, PhD
9:00 am – 10:00 am Current state of IVM/IVF in dogs Karine Reynaud, PhD
10:30 am – 11:30 am How to perform a rapid, accurate semen eval in a busy day-to-day practice Joann Randall, DVM, DACT
11:30 am – 12:30 pm How to perform a rapid, accurate semen eval in a busy day-to-day practice Joann Randall, DVM, DACT
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Nomograph and titer testing prior to breeding or during pregnancy Laurie Larson, DVM
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Pedigree analysis and genetic counseling Cynthia O'Connor, DVM, DACT
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Genetic testing and inbreeding coefficients Cynthia O'Connor, DVM, DACT
Production Animal Track
Sponsored by Lane Manufacturing, Inc.
8:00 am – 9:00 am Fetal programming: maternal-fetal interactions Caleb O. Lemley, PhD
9:00 am – 10:00 am Fetal programming: postnatal performance Caleb O. Lemley, PhD
10:30 am – 11:30 am Physiology and reproductive techniques for the whitetail doe Jason Coe, DVM
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Advanced reproduction and semen collection in whitetail deer Jason Coe, DVM
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Urogenital surgery in camelids Ahmed Tibary DMV, MS, DSc, PhD, DACT
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Postpartum factors influencing fertility James D. Ferguson, BA, MS, VMD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Dairy reproductive management programs James D. Ferguson, BA, MS, VMD
Equine Track
Sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy
8:00 am – 9:00 am Genomics and transcriptomics of the normal and abnormal equine placenta: A better understanding of late gestational function and dysfunction Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, DACT
9:00 am – 10:00 am Cervix and myometrium: Role in preterm and normal term birth in the mare Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, DACT
10:30 am – 11:30 am Managing recipient mares to optimize pregnancy rates in an equine ART program Tom Stout, VetMB, MA, PhD, DECAR, KNMvD
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Factors that threaten late pregnancy: How can we detect them? Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm What do we know about medication in equine pregnancy? Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Management of dystocia Pat McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Clinical Cases Discussion Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT; Pat McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT; and Tom Stout, VetMB, MA, PhD, DECAR, KNMvD;

 



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