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Mark your calendars now to join us in the charming city of Savannah, Georgia.

Join us in this breathtaking coastal town and experience the city’s fresh cuisine, period architecture, tour the beautiful park-like squares, stroll along River Street, listen to ghost stories under the Spanish moss, or take a trip to Savannah’s beach town, Tybee Island, all served with southern hospitality. 

Enjoy the 2019 Therio Conference at the beautiful Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The 2019 conference will feature Small Animal, Equine, and Production Animal Tracks and a pre-conference Small Animal Symposium. 


Dates: July 24-27

Location:Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Additional details and registration opening soon!

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Hotel Information

Fun Night

Therio Group Outing


Plenary Speakers

Conference Schedule

Small Animal Seminar Agenda

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Exhibitor & Sponsor online registration

2019 Prospectus

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors! 

Platinum Plus Sponsor

Merck Animal Health

Platinum Sponsors

Lane Manufacturing, Inc.
Multimin USA
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy

Gold Sponsors

E.I. Medical Imaging
Universal Imaging, Inc.
Vetoquinol USA

Silver Sponsors

American College of Theriogenologists
Professional Embryo Transfer Supply, Inc.
Theriogenology Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Bovine Services LLC
Embark Veterinary, Inc.
Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Inc.
Minitube USA

2018 Exhibitors

The American Kennel Club, Inc., Animal Reproduction Systems, Inc., Aurora Pharmaceutical, B.E.T. Pharm/B.E.T. Labs; bioMerieux, Breeder's Choice, Canine Reproductive Consultants, ChemoMetec A/S; Christian Veterinary Mission, Embark Veterinary, Inc., E.I. Medical Imaging, Fertility Technology Resources, Inc., Hagyard Pharmacy, IMV Technologies USA, Jorgensen Laboratories, KARL STORZ Veterinary Endoscopy of America, Lane Manufacturing, Inc., Marshfield Labs, Merck Animal Health, Minitube USA, MOFA Global, Multimin USA, Professional Embryo Transfer Supply, Inc., Puppywarmer, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy, Sonosite-A Fujifilm Company, Spectrum Veterinary, Tosoh Bioscience, Inc., Universal Imaging, Inc., Veterinary Books by Success Concepts, Vetoquinol USA

Hotel Information

The conference hotel is The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Reservations can be made at the group rate by calling: 800.228.3000 and mentioning the group name “Society for Theriogenology” or using the booking link that will be provided here as soon as possible.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
One Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

Group rates are available until June 17 or until the room block is sold out. 

Transportation Services

Visit the Savannah's Visitor's Bureau website for recommended transportation services:

2019 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 24
8:00 am-4:00 pm Veterinarian Small Animal Symposium
1:00 pm-5:00 pm ACT Educator's Forum
5:00 pm-7:00 pm Opening Session Abstracts
7:00 pm-8:00 pm Opening Session Reception
Thursday, July 25
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
1:00 pm-3:00 pm ACT Business Meeting
3:30 pm-5:00 pm Student Case Presentations
5:00 pm-5:30 pm Student/Mentor Reception
5:00 pm-8:00 pm Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
6:30 PM Student Quiz Bowl
8:00 am-4:00 pm Student Small Animal Seminar & Lab

Friday, July 26
8:00 am-9:00 am TBA
9:00 am-10:00 am Epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of early mammalian embryo development Pablo Juan Ross, DVM, MS, PhD

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 The use of frozen semen in the bitch Stuart Mason, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS, DACT
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Transcervical insemination (TCI) in the bitch Stuart Mason, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS, DACT
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Elective caesarean section in the bitch Stuart Mason, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS, DACT
Production Animal Track
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Evolution of beef AI in South America Gabriel Bo, DVM, MVSc, PhD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Control of estrus and ovulation in beef heifers and cows David Patterson, BS, MS, PhD
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Practical considerations for implementation of AI programs for beef cattle Sandy Johnson, BS, MS, PhD
Equine Track
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Rethinking sperm morphology Stuart Meyers DVM, PhD, DACT
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Antisperm antibodies and immune-mediated infertility. Are we missing something? Maria Soledad Ferrer DVM, MS, DACT
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion Stuart Meyers DVM, PhD, DACT; Maria Soledad Ferrer DVM, MS, DACT
Saturday, July 27
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 spay/neuter programs in the U.S. and effect on overall animal numbers David Haworth, DVM, PhD
9:00 am – 10:00 am Current state of dog breeding and sterilization legislation in U.S. Patti Strand, NAIA President
10:30 am – 11:30 am Joint disorders and cancers sometimes associated with spaying and neutering dogs Benjamin Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Neoplastic health problems associated with spaying and neutering dogs Evan Sones, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Traditional surgical and laparoscopic vasectomy in dogs and cats Robert McCarthy, DVM, MS, DACVS
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Standardizing a method for identifying dogs sterlized using gonad-sparing methods Linda Brent, PhD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Panelist Discussion
Production Animal Track
8:00 am – 9:00 am TBA
9:00 am – 10:00 am Embryonic stem cells in livestock breeding Pablo Juan Ross, DVM, MS, PhD
10:30 am – 11:30 am Fertility programs to achieve high 21-day pregnancy rates in dairy herds Paul Fricke, PhD
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Economic impacts of reproductive performance in dairy herds Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Control of ovarian function for ET and IVF programs Gabriel Bo, DVM, MVSc, PhD
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Methods for and implementation of pregnancy diagnosis in cattle Paul Fricke, PhD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Sexual development in bulls Leonardo Brito, DVM, PhD, DACT
Equine Track
8:00 am – 9:00 am Topic TBA Angus O. McKinnon, DVM, MS, DACT
9:00 am – 10:00 am Topic TBA Angus O. McKinnon, DVM, MS, DACT
10:30 am – 11:30 am Topic TBA Udeni B. R. Balasuriya BVSc, MS, PhD, FSLCVS
11:30 am – 12:30 pm A review of oviduct pathology, diagnosis and treatment Maria Schnobrich, VMD, DACT
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm When and how to perform a transvaginal ovarian biopsy in a mare Claire Card, DVM, PhD, DACT
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Equine endocrinopathies: Diagnosis and effects on reproductive performance Teresa Burns, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Panel discussion Claire Card, DVM, PhD, DACT; Maria Schnobrich, DVM, DACT
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