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6th Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction 

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An American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Breeder Excellence Seminar

Saturday, September 30, 2017

This year’s symposium will feature lectures on the overall theme of Canine Genetics. All are welcome to attend including veterinarians, breeders, technicians, and lay-people.

Time Event Speaker
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Management of a Stud-Dog (Fresh and Shipped Semen) - Practical and Health Concerns to Plan Around Dr. Sara Lyle
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Causes and Management of Infertility and Subfertility - Young Dogs Dr. Karen Von Dollen
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Fertility and Nutrition - Foods that Affect Sperm Function Dr. Caitlyn Getty
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided) & Lecture - Semen Evaluation and Processing Technology Dr. Theresa Beachler
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Role of Genetic Health Testing in a Breeding Program Dr. Katie Withowski
(with Dr. Kate Meurs & Dr. Natasha Olby)
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Banking on the Future - Semen Freezing as a Genetic Safety Net and Commercial Breeding Tool Dr. Scott Bailey
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Causes and Management of Infertility and Subfertility - The Old Dog Dr. Katelyn Ellis
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Q & A Session Dr. Sara Lyle
Dr. Scott Bailey
Dr. Katelyn Ellis
Dr. Katie Withowski


Kathryn Meurs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology) – Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Matthew Breen, PhD, CBiol, FRSB – Professor of Genomics; Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics

Karen Von Dollen, DVM – AKC-TF Resident in Theriogenology

Katelyn Ellis, DVM – Resident in Theriogenology

Victor Stora, DVM – Resident in Medical Genetics, Pediatrics, and Reproduction (University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine)


The registration fee for the symposium is $50 for both veterinarians and non-veterinarians. This fee includes light refreshments in the morning, a catered lunch, and 6 hours of CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians as approved by the NCVMB. NCSU Students may register at a discounted rate of $10. Class size will be limited to 80 participants.

If you are unable to attend in person, this year’s symposium will be offered as a live webinar. Registration for the webinar is $50.

 Online Registration is closed. On site registration available