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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: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


Register now for the 2019 Therio Conference!


2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Hotel Information

Fun Night

Therio Group Outing

Transportation

Speaker Bios

Conference Agenda

Small Animal Symposium Agenda

Student Small Animal Seminar & Lab

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Exhibitor & Sponsor online registration

2019 Prospectus


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors!
(as of 5/23/19)

Platinum Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

Sonosite-A Fujifilm Company
Universal Imaging, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

American College of Theriogenologists
Theriogenology Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

bioMerieux
Botupharma USA, Inc.
Multimin USA
Parsemus Foundation
STgenetics


2019 Exhibitors
All Vet Imaging/Microvet DiagnosticsThe American Kennel Club, Inc., Animal Reproduction Systems, Inc., Aurora Pharmaceutical, B.E.T. Pharm/B.E.T. Labs, bioMerieux, Botupharma USA, Inc., Breeder's Choice, Chemometec A/S, Christian Veterinary Mission, E.I. Medical Imaging, Elsevier, Inc., EmberEquine, Fertility Technology Resources, Hagyard Pharmacy, IDEXX, IMV Technologies USA/IMV Imaging, Jorgensen Laboratories, KARL STORZ, Lane Manufacturing, Inc., Merck Animal Health, Minitube USA, Multimin USA, Parsemus Foundation, Puppywarmer, Spectrum Veterinary, Sonosite-A Fujifilm Company, Universal Imaging, Inc., Veterinary Books by Success Concepts, Zoetis


Hotel Information

The conference hotel is The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Reservations can be made at the group rate by calling: 912.201.2000 and mentioning the group name “Society for Theriogenology” or book online using the link provided below. Group rates are available until June 17 or until the room block is sold out from $210 to $235/night plus applicable taxes and fees.

**Please note that some dates may be sold out**

Book your group rate for 2019 Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference

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

Please note that our group rate includes a discounted resort fee of $15/night. This will show on the first page of the booking link and your completed booking. The resort fee includes:

Self-parking
In-room high speed internet access (wired and wireless)
In-room toll free calls, local telephone calls up to 60 minutes
On-resort shuttle transportation services
Fitness club access including workout room, steam room, and sauna at The Heavenly Spa by Westin
Use of tennis racquets and courts
Golf club storage, use of the chipping and putting greens and driving range
Access to the private beach located at the sister property, The Westin Resort on Hilton Head Island


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

Join your fellow colleagues on a private trolley ride for a 90 minute tour of the haunted history of Savannah. The trolley will pick up our guests from the Westin at 7:30 pm on Saturday, July 27 and return at 9 pm. You will not want to miss this Therio Group Outing! Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under). 

Transportation Services

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

https://savannahairport.com/airport/ground-transportation/

Savannah Belles Ferry operates daily and is a complimentary service to cross the river to downtown. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown Savannah.

Savannah Belles Ferry Schedule


2019 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 24
8:00 am-4:00 pm Veterinarian Small Animal Symposium
Sponsored by IDEXX
1:00 pm-5:00 pm ACT Educators' 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

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
3:30 pm-5:00 pm Student Case Presentations
Sponsored by IDEXX
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
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
8:00 am-4:00 pm Student Small Animal Seminar & Lab
Sponsored by Sonosite, A Fujifilm Company

Friday, July 26
7:00 am-7:50 am Christian Veterinary Mission Breakfast
8:00 am-9:00 am A primer to Genome Editing
Claudia Klein, DVM, PhD, DACT, DECAR
9:00 am-10:00 am Epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of early mammalian embryo development Pablo 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
Sponsored by Lane Manufacturing, Inc.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Evolution of synchronization protocols and the use of FTAI in beef cattle 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

Re-thinking sperm: lessons from mitochondrial function 

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 How outdated perceptions have reshaped the dog marketplace Patti Strand, NAIA President
10:30 am – 11:30 am The best age for spay and neuter of dogs: a new paradigm Benjamin Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Neoplastic considerations of 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 Growing interest in hormone-sparing dog sterilization and recommendations for standard identification methods Linda Brent, PhD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Production Animal Track
Sponsored by Lane Manufacturing, Inc.
8:00 am – 9:00 am Embryonic stem cells in livestock breeding Pablo Ross, DVM, MS, PhD
9:00 am – 10:00 am Updates on sexed semen production and utilization
Leonardo Brito, DVM, PhD, DACT
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 in vivo and in vitro embryo production 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 Factors affecting bull sexual development Leonardo Brito, DVM, PhD, DACT
Equine Track
Sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy
8:00 am – 9:00 am Management of twins from 12-120 days  Angus O. McKinnon, DVM, MS, DACT
9:00 am – 10:00 am Selected advanced caudal reproductive tract surgeries Angus O. McKinnon, DVM, MS, DACT
10:30 am – 11:30 am Genetic predisposition for developing EAV carrier state: adopting proper biosecurity measures when breeding mares to a persistently infected stallion  Udeni B. R. Balasuriya BVSc, MS, PhD, FSLCVS
11:30 am – 12:30 pm A review of the equine oviduct: pathology, evaluation and current treatments 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 Reproductive effects of equine endocrine disease Teresa Burns, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Panel discussion Claire Card, DVM, PhD, DACT; Maria Schnobrich, DVM, DACT

 

Small Animal Symposium Agenda
Sponsored by IDEXX

Are we overdiagnosing and overtreating? This symposium will fill in knowledge gaps to improve our understanding of normal and abnormal microflora and provide new information about the canine placenta.

Wednesday, July 24
8:00 am-9:00 am A crash course in veterinary microbiomics
Candace Lyman, DVM, DACT
9:00 am-10:00 am Vaginal microbiome: what not to do
Candace Lyman, DVM, DACT
10:15 am-11:15 am Monitoring reproductive biome health using cytology and histopathology Christopher Premanandan, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACT
11:15 am-12:15 pm Canine placentation - Normal gross and histologic structure as well as confounding features during evaluation Christopher Premanandan, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACT

12:15 pm-1:15 pm Validation of an in-clinic immunoassay for measurement of canine progesterone Elizabeth Schooley, DVM, MS, DACVIM
1:15 pm-2:15 pm Canine placental microbiome Jenny Sones, DVM, PhD, DACT
2:15 pm-3:15 pm Reproductive microbiome alterations: clinical management of pyometra Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT
3:15 pm-4:15 pm Reproductive microbiome alterations: clinical management of prostatitis Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT

 

Student Small Animal Seminar & Lab
Sponsored by Sonosite-AFujifilm Company

This student seminar and lab will provide an opportunity to develop some very practical diagnostic skills and gather insight that will help you to incorporate companion animal theriogenology into your future.

Thursday, July 25
8:00 am-10:00 am Canine Reproductive Ultrasonography 101 Luis De Aguiar, DVM; Viviane Gomes, DVM
10:00 am-12:00 pm Lab: Reproductive ultrasonography lab Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT; Jenny Sones, DVM, PhD, DACT; Luis De Aguiar, DVM; Viviane Gomes, DVM
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Roundtable lunch: Future of companion animal theriogenology
1:30 pm-3:30 pm Lab: Progesterone, relaxin, and Brucella canis assays Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT; Jenny Sones, DVM, PhD, DACT; Luis De Aguiar, DVM; Viviane Gomes, DVM
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