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Havemeyer Workshops 2011 - 2015

 

2011

Neuromotor Control of Equine Locomotion
Organizer: Dr. Hilary Clayton
New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-19, 2011

Topics: Modeling approaches for the equine spine; Trunk movements at walk and trot; Center of pressure analysis in horses; Concurrent forces and their effects on the center of mass; Transitions in dressage horses; Physiotherapeutic techniques.

Equine Ophthalmology Workshop
Organizer: Dr. Brian Gilger
West Palm Beach, Florida, April 1-2, 2011

Topics: Eyelid surgery; Squamous cell carcinoma; Equine herpes virus; Practical equine clinical ophthalmology; case presentations on orbital disease, periocular neoplasia; Corneal surgery; Ocular drug delivery; Equine congenital stationary night blindness.

Conference on Regenerative Medicine
Organizers: Dr. Lisa Fortier and Prof. Roger Smith
Saguaro lake Ranch, Mesa, Arizona, May 1-5, 2011

Topics: Types and characterization of stem cells; Cartilage, tendon, umbilical cord blood, and fat as sources; Cell tracking after implantation; Clinical experience for tendon and ligament injuries: Interface between regeneration, reconstruction and replacement for bone and joints.

Ninth International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop
Organizers: Drs. James Mickelson and Stephanie Valberg
Oak Ridge Conference Center, Chaska, Minnesota, July 27- 30, 2011

Topics: Whole-genome resequencing of a quarter horse mare; Copy number variants; ERE insertion polymorphism; SLC45A@ association with pearl coat color; Mitogenomics of thoroughbreds; Genetic factors influencing sarcoid tumors; Gene mapping resources.

30th Anniversary of The Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Workshop               
Organizers: Dr. Douglas F. Antczak and Mr. Gene M. Pranzo
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, August 17 – 21, 2011
This event marked the 30th anniversary year of the series of scientific meetings of the Havemeyer Foundation. Since 1981 one-hundred twenty workshops and conferences have been convened by the Foundation to benefit equine health. A principle objective of these meetings has been to foster cooperative research on intractable problems and projects that require group efforts for their successful resolution.

Topics: Genetics, Reproduction, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Sports Medicine.

Third Equine Herpes Virus-1 Workshop
Organizers: Drs. Paul Lunn, Joshua Slater, Julia Kidd and Klaus Osterrrider
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 18-23, 2011

Topics: Overview of EHV-1 infection models; Dendritic cell isolation and characterization; definitive host infection models; Molecular basis of neurovirulence and genome sequencing; SNP typing and neurological disease; immunity measures of vaccination and therapeutics.

Second International Gametes Workshop – Equine In Vitro Fertilization
Organizer: Drs. Edward Squires and Katrin Hinrichs
Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 10-12, 2011

Topics: Activating stallion sperm; Fertilization methods with equine oocytes; Incubation with follicular fluid from dominant follicles; Progress in the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection; Sperm microinjection versus conventional fertilization in the horse.

2012

Equine Laminitis Workshop II
Organizers: Dr. James Belknap and Dr. Ray Goer
Key Largo, Florida, April 29 – May 2, 2012

Topics:Biology of the Epithelial Cell; The laminar cell in health and disease; General Pathophysiology of laminitis; Events that may affect the LBEC in sepsis and endocrinopathic laminitis; Role of laminar events in LBEC failure; Future research of the LBEC.

Fifth Havemeyer Workshop on Rhodococcus Equi
Organizers: Drs. Severine Cauchard, Claire Laugier and Jose Vazquez-Boland
Villa Le Cercle – Centre International de Deauville, France, July 9-12, 2012

Topics: R. equi virulence and vaccine development; Age-related differences in virulent R. equi excretion; Cinical aspects of infections caused by R. equi; Conjugal transfer of virulence; Immunity and immunization; New candidate vaccine for R. equi infection in foals.

Equine Embryo Transfer VIII
Organizers: Dr. Pat McCue and Dr. Edward Squires
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 26-29, 2012

Topics: Embryo technologies that have impacted the equine and bovine industries; Embryo function; Physiology and pregnancy; In Vitro embryo production; ICSI and Oocytes; Practical applications of embryo transfer; Issues in connection with cryopreserved equine sperm.

New Advances in the Understanding of Tendinopathies 2
Organizers: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith and Dr. Roger Smith
Estes Park, Colorado, September 23-26, 2012

Topics: Tendon development, physiology and pathogenesis; Biomechanics and mechanobiology; Tendon genetics; Diagnosis of tendon disease; Experimental models; State of art treatments – human; State of art treatments – Equine; New treatments.

Getting to Grips with Strangles and other Streptococcal Diseases
Organizer: Dr. John Timoney
Shaker Inn, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, October 19-20, 2012

Topics: Streptococcus Equi – Genomics, immunity;  Detection and diagnosis; Streptococcus zooepidemicus as a respiratory pathogen – diversity, virulence and immunity; Streptococcus zooepidemicus as a uterine pathogen – diversity, pathogenesis and dormancy.

 

2013

10th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop
Organizers: Dr. Susana Lopes and Dr. Artur Machado 
Furnas, San Miguel, Azores, Portugal, July 10-13, 2013

Topics:Diversity and selection; Tools for annotation, augmentation and assembly; Genome sequencing and SNP chip development; Transcriptome analysis and association studies; Methods and results of various association studies; Aspects of horse genomics.

World Equine Airways Symposium 5 (WEAS 5)
Organizer: Dr. Renaud Leguillette
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 14-17, 2013

Topics: Presentations by medical & human researchers included Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, gut microbiome and the interaction of genetics and environment; Equine Recurrent Airway Obstruction  “RAO” (HEAVES); Genetics of RAO; Genetics of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropethy.

Equine Neonatal Septicemia Workshop VI
Organizer: Dr. Mary Rose Paradis
Saugerties, New York, September 30- October 4, 2013

Topics: Embryo technologies that have impacted the equine and bovine industries; Embryo function; Physiology and pregnancy; In Vitro embryo production; ICSI and Oocytes; Practical applications of embryo transfer; Issues in connection with cryopreserved equine sperm.

Havemeyer Workshop on Equine Implantation
Organizers: Dr. Tom Stout and Dr. Matts Troedsson
Savannah Regency Hyatt, Savanah, Georgia, October 27- 29, 2013

Topics: EPF expression in embryo secretions, proteomes in equine oviductal fluid, progesterone concentrations in endometrial transcriptomes, embryo-uternine asynchrony, conceptus morphology, placental gonadotrophin, formation of steroids by the conceptus.

Infectious Diseases of Working Equids – Developing Countries
Organizers: Drs. Paul Lunn, Peter Timoney and Christopher Brown
Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, November 18-22, 2013

Topics: Impediments   to progress in three areas: Behavioral; Technical and Institution; recommendations as to how to address disease challeges in three categories such as African Horse Sickness, epizootic lymphangitis and blood born parasites.



2014

Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Equine Ophthalmology Symposium  
Organizers: Dr. Brian Gilger and Dr. Rachel Albaugh
Grand Bristol Hotel, Stresa, Italy, June 5-7, 2014

Topics:Case studies concernig cornea issues, Keratomycosis, Glaucoma and cataracts; insights from a pediatric ophthalmologist on techniques diagnosing babies, infants and young children; Heredity issues, Adnexa, Uveitis, Glaucoma, and bilateral postretinal blindness.

Equine Musculoskeletal Biomarkers Symposium
Organizer: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
The Home Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 21-25, 2014

Topics: Current state of art in osteoarthritis biomarkers; identification of treatable phenotypes; Spectroscopy as a biomarker; biomarkers for tendinopathy; metabolomics biomarkers; Proteomic approaches to biomarkers; imaging biomarkers in the horse.

Havemeyer Workshop –RM Kenney Equine Reproduction Symposium IIOrganizer: Dr. Sue McDonnell
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, September 25 – 28, 2014

Topics: Clinical outcomes following retrograde hysteroscopic flushing of the equine oviduct; Role of estrogens in late pregnancy; Equine Endometritis review; Postpartum anestrus in the mare; Motility of demembranated equne sperm; Certiofur sodium in equine pregnancy.

Comparative Aspects of Reproductive Aging in the Mare and Woman
Organizer: Dr. Elaine Carnevale
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park Colorado, October 9-11, 2014

Topics: Relationship between mare age, antral follicle count and anti-Mullerian hormones; Conserved epigenetic markers of mammalian oocyte quality and stability; Maternal age and in vitro culture affect mitochondrial function in equine oocytes and embryos.

Inflammatory Airway Disease; One Syndrome, Multiple Pathways
Organizers: Dr. Edward Robinson and Dr. Eric Richard
Cabourg, Normandy, France, October 13-15, 2014

Topics: Patophysiology of IAD; Innate and adaptive immune resposes in IAD; role and significance of particulates, LPS et al. in IAD; Diagnostic methods vs. clinical outcomes; Airway cytology and lung function, Tracheal mucus, TW cytology and BALF Cytology.

Havemeyer Geriatrics 2 Workshop
Organizer: Dr. Mary Rose Paradis
Salamander Resort, Middleburg, Virginia, November 16-20, 2014

Topics: What is PPID; Thyroid hormone and Thyrotropin concentrations; PPID testing ACTH concentration, and Adrenocorticotropic hormone for diagnosis of PPID; Treatment with Pergolide; Equine metabolic syndrome; Non-endocrine geriatric studies; Coagulation testing.



2015

Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Symposium on Subchrondral Bone Problems in the Equine Athlete  
Organizers Dr. Wayne McIlwraith and Dr. Matthew Smith
Newmarket Equine Hospital, Newmarket, UK, May 13-16, 2015

Topics: Subchrondral bone anatomy, biomechanics and loading; The equine athlete –fetlock; Diagnostic imaging – ragiological imaging, MRI features, Scintigraphic features; Management of subchrondral bone disease; Prevention of catastrophic injury.

Getting to Grips with Strangles and other Streptococcal Diseases
Organizer: Dr. Anders Miki Bojesen
Conference Center, Elsinore, Denmark, May 20-22, 2015

Topics: Overview of taxonomy and evolutionary aspects; Causes of mortality due to Strangles; Sampling using Lamp PCR, using MALDI-TOF MS; Characteristics of equine endometrial streptococcal infections;  S. zooepidemicus can form persister cells in vitro.

Fertility and Assisted Reproduction in Horses – to Celebrate 50 Years of Scientific Study by Professor W.R. ”Twink” Allen
Organizers: Dr. Marek Tischner, Dr. Douglas Antczak, and Dr. Sandra Wilshire
University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland, June 15-16, 2015

Topics: Equine embryo transfer and embryo technologies; Equine reproductive physiology; Pregnancy and stud medicine; the stallion and pregnancy loss; Other species: nano medicine, dairy cattle, dromedary camel; elephants, manatees and hyraxes.

11th  Havemeyer Foundation International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop
Organizers: Dr. Ottmar Distl and Dr. Julia Metzger
Leonardo Hotel, Hannover, Germany, July 22-25, 2015

Topics: Genome analysis; Evolution and diversity; Mendelian traits; Sequencing and annotation; Polymorphisms and expression; Imputation, modeling and selective sweeps; Association analyses and biomarkers; Prediction and E-FAANG.

Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Equine Welfare Workshop
Organizer: Dr. Paul McGreevy
Galiano Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 10–13, 2015

Topics: Assesment of the negative welfare impacts of common interventions – categorized into contexts of diet, housing, weaning, training, medical, surgical, husbandry, transport;  assessments  based on nutrition, environment, health, behavior and mental domain.

25 Years: Celebrating the Havemeyer Foundation and Mary Rose Paradis Connection
Organizer: Dr. Mary Rose Paradis
Millenium Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, November 20-22, 2015

Topics: Fungal aeroallergens associated with RAO; Equine coronavirus; Interpreting CT images in healthy neonatal foals and ones with pulmonary disease; comparing intravenous Gentamicin in young versus geriatric horses; human-horse interaction in geriatric horses.

 

 


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