With the purpose of establishing a tradition, the 1st Conference of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) was held in Vienna between the 4th and 6th of July 2019. The conference was hosted by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.
It is an honour for us to announce that the second ECAR conference will be held at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, from the 6th to 8th of August 2020.
Scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentations can be submitted until 3rd April.
Early bird deadline is 30th April.
The Symposium and Summer School are organised by the team of the Department of Reproduction and Obstetrics at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest.
We are looking forward to meet you in Budapest for the second ECAR Symposium.
Katrin Hinrichs is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Studies New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Her research focuses on assisted reproduction in the horse, exploring aspects both of basic biology and clinically-applicable technology. Dr. Hinrichs’ laboratory produced the first cloned foal in North America and developed many of the techniques that have supported the growth of ICSI and in vitro embryo production as a clinical tool for equine reproductive management worldwide.
Dr. Christensen graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He completed a Theriogenology residency and Masters degree in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Florida in 2007. He has worked in private practice in Australia, been a university professor in Theriogenology departments at both Iowa State University and the University of California, Davis. He currently runs his own private practice in California, Kokopelli Assisted Reproductive Services, where he provides theriogenology services for dogs and horses. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters.
EARLY EQUINE PREGNANCY AND PREGNANCY LOSS
DVM Hannover Veterinary School, Germany, 1990; Doctor med vet Hannover Veterinary School, Germany, 1992; Habilitation Hannover Veterinary School, Germany, 1997. Head of Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer and of the Graf Lehndorff Institute for Equine Science, University for Veterinary Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR); Chair of the Scientific Board of the International Symposium on Stallion Reproduction; Member and designated chair of the Scientific Board of the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction. Associate Editor for the journal Animal Reproduction Science. Current research is directed on the establishment of early pregnancy, late pregnancy and parturition as well as gamete and embryo preservation in domestic animals with main emphasis on the equine species.
ASSISTED REPRODUCTION IN ZOO ANIMALS
Dipl. ECZM (Zoo Health Management)
Chief veterinarian-Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF WILD FELIDS
Dr. Katarina Jewgenow is the head of the department Reproduction Biology and the deputy director of Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Germany’s primary institution for biodiversity and conservation research. In addition, she is appointed as a Professor at Humboldt-University Berlin, the faculty of life science. She received a diploma in Medical Biology from 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute, Moscow, Russia. She started her scientific carrier at the Institute for Mammalian Research at the Academy of Science of GDR in Berlin. She was involved in the production of the first in-vitro-calf produced in Europe in 1984. Since 1992 she has been employed as a senior scientist at the IZW (Department of Reproduction Biology, Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Humboldt-University Berlin, Faculty of Life Science, Berlin, Germany).
PRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTION IN CATTLE
Adam graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool in 2001. Initially he began working for the UK government to assist in the control of Foot and Mouth Disease. After this he spent five years working in private large animal practice on the Welsh/English border. In 2006 Adam moved to Norway to undertake a residency in ruminant reproduction and herd health at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Adam has remained employed at the University since then and is currently employed as an associate professor with responsibility for obstetrics and herd health.
TOPIC: Production and reproduction in cattle
IN VIVO AND IN VITRO BOVINE EMBRYO PRODUCTION
Founding partner of Munar y Asociados S.A. company of services in technologies of the reproduction in bovines. Since 1982 it has made more than 165,000 embryo transfers in cattle, in approximately 500 livestock farms.
Embryo Transfer Projects, embryo exports and technology transfer carried out in Argentina, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Armenia (former USSR), Spain, France, Scotland , Portugal, China, Israel and Nigeria. Member of IETS since 1981. Member of AETA: American Embryo Transfer Association (1981-1986). Member of SATE: Argentine Society of Embryo Technologies. Member of CABIA: Argentine Chamber of Artificial Insemination since 1984. Member of FAGB: Argentine Forum of Bovine Genetics since 2004.
Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota received his veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of La Plata in 1983. After graduation he worked for 3 years as Research Fellow of the National Research Council of Argentina on mastitis control in dairy farms. In 1987 he enrolled in the Master’s program of the Dairy Science Department at the University of Florida, USA.
His main areas of research interest and expertise include management of the estrous cycle, early pregnancy diagnosis, resynchronization and fixed time insemination of open beef and dairy cows and diagnosis and management of endometritis to maximize uterine health and reproductive performance in dairy cows.
Georgios S Amiridis graduated (1986) from Thessaloniki Vet School, attained his PhD from Glasgow Vet School (1996), and he is diplomat of ECAR and ECBHM. In 1998 he joined the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Thessaly, at which he is currently Professor and head of the Department of Obstetrics and Reproduction. Dr Amiridis has published more than 70 scientific papers in the field of ruminants’ reproduction, he has supervised 8 PhD theses and he has been the project leader of 15 research projects.
Local Organising Committee
Head – Prof Dr Sandor CSEH