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7th Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference

September 11, 2015 @8:00 am-September 12, 2015 @5:00 pm

$295

This conference exemplifies the importance of bringing together researchers, practicing veterinarians, breed club representatives, breeders, owners and veterinary technicians to have serious, scholarly discussions on canine and feline genetics and genomics. The conference provides a forum to examine opportunities to utilize today’s best knowledge for the health and well being of our beloved cats and dogs. This year’s lineup of exceptional speakers promises to deliver on this objective.

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch, daily, as well as notes.

Note: One-day registration has just been added.

 

The 7th Tufts’ Canine & Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference is generously sponsored by; Nestle’ Purina PetCare, Illumina, OFA, and Veterinary Information Network (VIN).

 

LODGING

MIT Endicott House

$170 per night

Please make your reservation by September 1 to receive the conference pricing

Call or email Marilyn Mygan at mmygan@mit.edu or at 617-715-4900 to make your reservation

 

Sheraton Needham

$165 per night

Please make your reservation by August 21 to receive the conference pricing.

Rate includes complimentary overnight parking and complimentary high speed internet access in the guest rooms.

Call 781-444-1110 to make your reservation.

 

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PROGRAM

 

Thursday

10-Sep

Friday Lectures

11-Sep

Saturday Lectures

12-Sep

7:00-8:00

Breakfast & Registration

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-8:10

Introductions and Announcements

8:00-8:10

Introductions and Announcements

8:10-8:30

Illumina Presentation

Evolution & Breed Formation

Genetic Disorders

8:30-9:10

Variants in the Domestic Cat Genome: Shedding New Light on Feline Domestication – Dr. Michael Montague

8:10-8:50

Primary Glaucoma in Dogs – Relieving the Pressure through Genetic Investigation and the Development of DNA Tests – Dr. Cathryn Mellersh

9:10-9:50

Population Genetic Signatures of Domestication and Artificial Selection in Purebred and Village Dogs Dr. Adam Boyko

8:50-9:30

Two New Genetic Disorders Mapped: Comma Defect in the Miniature Schnauzer, PRA in the Hungarian Puli Dr. Claire Wade

9:50-10:10

Break

9:30-9:50

Break

10:10-10:50

Genetic Analysis of Feline Interspecies Hybrids Dr. William Murphy

9:50-10:30

The 99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative – Every Life Counts! – Dr. Leslie Lyons

10:50-11:10

Cats of Madagascar – Who Are They – Where Are They From! – Dr. Leslie Lyons

10:30-11:10

The Genetics of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (Bloat) in Dogs: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going? – Dr. Claire Sharp

11:10-11:30

Genetic Consequences of Breed Formation Dr. Jerold Bell

11:30-12:30

Panel Discussion

11:10-12:10

Panel Discussion

12:30-1:15

Lunch

12:10-12:55

Lunch

Behavior/Dermatology

Breeding Management

1:15-1:55

Noise, Reactivity and Cognition in Dogs: Parsing Risk Factors and Phenotypic Plasticity – Dr. Karen Overall

12:55-1:35

The Use and Misuse of Systemic and Topical Medications in Breeding Animals – Dr. Frances Smith

1:55-2:55

Recognition, Management and Genetic Findings on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Dogs and Cats Dr. Nicholas Dodman

1:35-2:15

Roles, Risk, and Responsibilities – A Blueprint for Genetic Health Improvement – Dr. Jerold Bell

2:15-2:35

Break

2:55-3:15

Break

2:35-3:15

Breeding Dogs in Sweden – SKK’s Efforts and Tools to Improve Canine Health – Dr. Sofia Malm

3:15-4:15

Inherited Dermatologic Conditions in Cats & Dogs Dr. Lluis Ferrer

3:15-3:35

Beginning a Selection Program for Working Behaviour in the Australian Working Kelpie – Dr. Claire Wade

3:35-3:55

DNA Tests – How to Choose Which Ones to Use Dr. Cathryn Mellersh

4:15-5:15

Panel Discussion

3:55-4:55

Panel Discussion

6:00-8:00

Registration

Details

Start:
September 11, 2015 @8:00 am
End:
September 12, 2015 @5:00 pm
Cost:
$295
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Venue

MIT Endicott House
80 Haven St
Dedham, MA
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Website:
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