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Havemeyer Workshops 2011 - 2015



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.


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.



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.


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.


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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