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LIVE STREAMING: 7th Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference

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

$99

Can’t make it to the Cummings School campus in person? The 7th Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference will also be available via live stream.

 

Thirteen internationally recognized experts on cat and dog genetics will present 15 hours on the practical applications of the latest genetic research at MIT’s Endicott House Conference Center in Dedham, MA on September 11 and 12.

Led by Jerold Bell, DVM, adjunct professor of genetics at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the course will include topics ranging from behavior and breed evolution to genetic testing and counseling.

“Advances in our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of traits and diseases allow us to better manipulate and alter their expression,” said Dr. Bell. “By pulling together researchers, veterinarians and technicians, breeders and enthusiasts, we hope to generate discussion on the practical applications of molecular genetic findings to improve the health and welfare of dogs and cats.”

 

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

 

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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:
$99

Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.