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International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction

ISCFR 2012 - EVSSAR 2012


July 26-29, WHISTLER, B.C. CANADA


ISCFR 2012

ISCFR 2012

ISCFR 2012 - EVSSAR 2012


JULY 26 to 29, 2012


Westin Whistler Resort
Whistler Mountain Village, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


ISCFR 2012ISCFR 2012

The Seventh Quadrennial ISCFR
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CANINE AND FELINE REPRODUCTION
In a Joint Meeting with the

15th EVSSAR Congress
(European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction)

And as a Satellite Meeting to ICAR
(International Congress on Animal Reproduction, July 31- Aug 2, Vancouver, BC)

Note: Attendance may be limited, depending on early indications of interest in attending and the resulting contracting of meeting space and facilities. Please indicate your interest as early as possible. To indicate an interest in attending or participating, or for inclusion on the "ISCFR-EVSSAR 2012" mailing list, please submit your information

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ISCFR 2012

LOCATION

Previous Level Whistler, B.C., is a short 2h, 80 mile ride north of Vancouver and best known as the Alpine and Nordic event site of the recent Winter Olympics. It is also a major summer resort destination, offering the famed Peak-to-Peak Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, alpine meadow hiking, boreal walking trails, mountain biking, valley trail biking, ATV off-roading, jeep off-road trips, zip-line adventures, golf, boating, canoeing & kayaking, fishing, and bear viewing. In July, "days" are 15h long with sunset at 9 pm.

WEATHER

Previous Level In July Whistler typically has lots of sunshine, with the average daytime high temperature in Whistler in July about 27 °C (80 °F). It's cooler both at night (11 °C or 52 °F) and at the top of the mountain.

PROGRAM

Previous LevelNearly three days of Plenary Sessions, parallel Research Report Sessions, Roundtable Discussions and Poster Presentation Sessions, beginning with mounting of posters and Welcome Ceremony and Opening Session Thursday Evening. The Symposium will close on Sunday in time for delegates to take charter busses to Vancouver at 3pm and in time to attend the ICAR welcome reception. See the Program of Events and Schedule of Plenary Lectures, Parallel Scientific Sessions and Poster and Print Presentations.
TOPICS: Canid, felid and comparative carnivore reproduction; ovarian cycle regulation and contraception; pregnancy biology and management; parturition and perinatology; ovary, oocytes, embryo, testis, and sperm morphology, physiology, culture and cryopreservation; andrology; clinical management, breeding technologies, AI, and cloning; new reproductive technologies; reproductive and mammary disease and management; endangered, exotic and zoo species reproduction; dog and cat models of human reproductive disease. See the Program of Events and Schedule of Plenary Lectures, Parallel Scientific Sessions and Poster and Print Presentations.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Previous LevelDelegates can expect to have the opportunity to socialize over drinks and posters on Thursday evening, attend a Poster Highlights Reception on Friday evening, Symposium Banquet on Saturday evening, and an optional patio lunch on Sunday after the Closing and Awards Ceremony. For those arriving early, consider a ride to the peak of Whistler mountain, a mountain-top walk and lunch with colleagues, and the "peak-to-peak" gondola experience before dinner and mounting of posters. See the Program of Events and Schedule of Plenary Lectures, Parallel Scientific Sessions and Poster and Print Presentations.

VENUE

Previous Level The Westin Whistler Resort in the heart of Whistler Village is located steps away from the base of the Whistler Mountain gondola and the main access to the Peak to Peak Gondola and summit restaurant. All rooms have kitchenette facilities for in-room meals. It is a very short walk to over 20 village restaurants, two grocery stores, and a pharmacy. Hotel facilities include restaurants, lounge, internet, gym, spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The address is 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, V0N 1B4 Canada. Phone: (604) 905-5000. It is a Starwood hotel.

Westin Whistler Resort2

Venue - Westin Whistler Resort (click here)

ISCFR 2012

Summertime in Whistler, BC, Canada (click here)

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Previous Level Whistler Village is 125 km (80 mi) North of the gateway city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver itself a major tourist destination, is the third largest city in Canada, and the venue for ICAR-2012 immediately following ISCFR. Whistler is a scenic 2h ride by car or bus from downtown Vancouver or from Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) which has direct flight connections from many hubs.
BY CAR: From Vancouver, downtown or airport, take Rte 99 north approx 125 - 135 km (90 mi-100 mi) to Whistler Village, and turn right onto Village Gate Blvd and then right on Whistler Way for 0.5 km past RBC bank, the Westin is on the left at 4090 Whistler Way. Parking close-in at Whistler costs $16 per day for overnight parking. Parking at the hotel is typically $25 per day plus tax.
BY BUS: Regular commercial transportation from Vancouver Airport to Whistler includes coach service by Pacific Coach (SkyLynx route summer schedule) for $63 each way, $113 round trip, plus 12% tax. One way from downtown (Whistler Express) is $54 plus 12% tax. They are offering a 28% discount ($45.20, from airport, one way) when using the discount code ISCFR12. Greyhound bus service is $25 plus tax, one way, downtown to Whistler. Please see REGISTRATION SECTION below for charter bus return from Whistler to downtown Vancouver or airport on Sunday July 29 for $35, if pre-paid with registration.
BY TRAIN: The 3.5 hr Sea-to-Sky scenic train runs between Vancouver North and Whistler at fares of $145 one way plus tax that include breakfast or Afternoon Tea. Daily except Tue. & Wed. Sunday train from Whistler to Vancouver leaves at 3 pm arrives at 7 pm.
BY AIR: Commercial floatplane flights are also available between Vancouver harbor and Whistler. (~ $190).

TRAVEL TO VANCOUVER

Previous Level BY AIR: Airport code, YVR. Vancouver International Airport has direct flights from major hubs including the following. In CANADA: Victoria, Winnipeg, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal. In USA and MEXICO: Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver, M-St Paul, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, New York, Newark, and Mexico City. TRANS-ATLANTIC: London, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. TRANS-PACIFIC: Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing. Seoul, Shanghai, and Sydney. From SOUTH AMERICA, one-stop flights are via Toronto.
BY AUTOMOBILE: Vancouver is a 2.5 hr, 225 km drive from Seattle, WA in the USA.

VISAS

Previous Level Travel into Canada requires visas for citizens of Mexico and of most countries in Central and South America, Asia and Africa, and typically not for citizens of Western European countries, British Territories and Dependencies, USA, Japan and South Korea. Letters of Invitations. If you require a letter of invitation to support visa applications, please write to Dr. Michelle Kutzler: michelle.kutzler@oregonstate.edu. See section on Letters of Invitation below.

LETTERS OF INVITATION

Previous Level If you require a formal ISCFR letter of invitation to facilitate university requests and/or to support visa applications, please write to Dr. Michelle Kutzler, with the subjects heading ISCFR letter of invitation request, and state your full name, brief address for letter salutation, symposium status (delegate, presenter, student), and for presenters, the title of the abstract. The address is: michelle.kutzler@oregonstate.edu

FERRIES

Previous Level Pacific Northwest scenic-circuit, touristic car and passenger ferries in the region include, in WASHINGTON, Seattle to Bremerton, WA; Anacortes, WA to Sidney/Victoria BC; Port Angeles, WA to Victoria, BC; and, in BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria to Vancouver.
In Washington
At Port Angeles
In British Columbia

REGIONAL VACATION TRAVEL

Previous Level Driving distances include the following. Seattle to Mt. Rainier 150 mi; Seattle to Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Peninsula, 102 mi, 2h including ferry; Hurricane Ridge/ Port Angeles Ferry to Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC 25 mi, 1h15 min; Seattle, via San Juan Islands Ferry, to Victoria 110 mi, 3h20 min; Seattle to Vancouver, 225 km, 2h30 min. As a driving-vacation destination the Coastal Pacific Northwest offers much of the following in a circuit that can easily be accomplished in a 2-3 days circuit. Downtown Seattle, Mt Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula/Olympic National Park, and San Juan Islands in Washington State. And, in British Columbia, Canada, there are Victoria the Provincial Capitol city on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, downtown Vancouver and Whistler, with Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains the sites of much of the recent Winter Olympic Games. For more information, go to: Wikipedia and Google Map.

REGIONAL ACTIVITIES

Previous Level Whale watching, coastal kayaking, scenic highways and mountain vistas, Indigenous Peoples history, culture and art museums, Pacific salmon, bear sightings, celebrations and artifacts of Pacific maritime exploration and gold mining.
ZOOLOGICAL PARKS: Point Defiance Zoological Park, Tacoma, WA outside Seattle; Northwest Trek near Mt Rainier; Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; Wolf Haven, Olympia/Tenino, WA; Olympic Game Farm, Sequin, WA.; Greater Vancouver Zoo, Aldergrove, B.C.

ACCOMMODATIONS, ROOM RATES AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Previous Level Delegates will stay at the venue hotel, Westin Whistler Resort, at negotiated rates discounted 35% from regular rates and available from 3 days before until 3 days after the meeting. The available discounted hotel suites have rates listed exclusive of the 14.2% harmonized sales tax (HST), per night, single or double occupancy. Junior Queen Suite (1-room, two queen beds) for $165; Studio Junior Suite (1 room, one queen bed, one queen sofa bed in sitting area) for $175, Studio Junior Suite Mountain View for $185, One Bedroom Suite Standard (2 rooms, one queen bed, one queen sofa in sitting area, separate eating area) for $195, One Bedroom Suite Mountain View for $205. Inquire with hotel about two bedroom suites. Having additional adults in suites involves a $30 per extra adult surcharge and sharing of a bed; extra beds are not available. For delegates sharing suites, the queen sofas can be permanently set up as beds. Junior Suites are large, approx. 400 sq. ft. (37 sq. m). All suites have refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, stove and oven. See hotel Guest Room pages. See the WESTIN WHISTLER ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESERVATIONS INFORMATION PAGE for more details, and the hotel contact information for booking online or by phone, fax or email.
ROOM SHARING. All one and two room suites have a maximum of two beds. Delegates travelling alone interested in sharing a suite with another delegate can use the online Registry for Delegates Interested in Sharing Accommodations. A third adult sharing is at an extra cost per night. See hotel registration information above.

TRANSPORTATION COSTS

Previous Level VANCOUVER AIRPORT TO WHISTLER JULY 25-26. Reserve with Pacific Coach Lines regularly scheduled (1000, 1300, 1500, 700 and 2000h) bus service (2 h 30 min. scenic route) using the discount code (ISCFR12) for $45.20 one-way, a 28% discount (plus 12% HST tax). Book directly with Pacific by phone (1-800-661-1725), fax (1-604-681-4634), email: info@pacificcoach.com, or online at www.pacificcoach.com. Reservations require name, carrier, flight number, date and time of arrival.

AIRPORT HOTELS. If you arrive late Tuesday or Wednesday and wish to stay at a Vancouver airport hotel the ISCFR is arranging for a group discount rates at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel (code ISCFR) and other airport hotels. Codes will be posted here and in upcoming newsletters as they become available.

WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER AND AIRPORT SUNDAY JULY 29. During registration online you can opt to prepay for charter bus transport from Whistler on Sunday July 29, 3 PM at $35 per person. Regularly scheduled Pacific Coach Lines service requiring reservations is also available daily for approx. $46-51 one way discount fare depending on destination ( at 0600, 0900, 1230, 1530, 1900h daily).

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION FEES

Previous Level See the ISCFR 2012 - EVSSAR 2012 REGISTRATION AND TRANSPORTATION page for information on registration costs and transportation options (including a SPECIAL VERY EARLY REGISTRATION rate of $349 Professional/$195 Student). All delegate registrations include the Abstract Book, the Thursday dessert reception, the Friday Welcome & Poster Reception, and the Saturday Banquet. Alter the close of the early bird registration period, standard registration rates are $399 for Professionals, academics, non-student presenters, postdocs, sponsor representatives, clinicians and other practitioners, and $225 for students. Rates are higher for late registration. All registrations include $25 towards the cost of the Proceedings publication by Reproduction in Domestic Animals. Please make note of deadlines for early bird vs. regular vs. late registration fees, differences in processing fees that may apply, costs of optional events, the Sunday charter bus option, and any required exchange rate calculations for bank drafts in British pounds and euros. It is best to prepare payment, make arrangements for payment, or actually make or send payment before completing the online form. DETAILS AND TABLE OF REGISTRATION FEES.

DINING

Previous Level Whistler village has within a 2-10 minute walk from the hotel over 20 restaurants. Kitchen features in all rooms allow for meal preparation. There are two grocery stores near by. The Westin Resort has a gourmet restaurant and lounge and offers a breakfast buffet.

Previous Level Most Recent Newsletter - July 9

To All ISCFR 2012 – EVSSAR 2012 WHISTLER Registrants
ISCFR 2012 and EVSSAR 2012 WHISTLER JULY 26-29.
www.ivis.org/iscfr/2012
Recent updates and information

HOTEL RESERVATIONS. The discount room rate reservations deadline has passed. For additional details, check the webpage at
www.ivis.org/iscfr/
Or read the following ISCFR information page
www.ivis.org/iscfr/2012/ISCFRWestinReservations.pdf
Or register directly with the hotel at the following URL
www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1201251208&key=3E34

EXTRA DAYS AT VENUE HOTEL. The hotel is fully booked for the days following the meeting. For extra days to enjoy Whistler’s mountains, trails, and activates consider arriving early.

TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER AIRPORT TO WHISTLER. Delegates must make their own arrangements for coach or other transfer specific to their own schedule and needs. . Coach transport by Pacific Coach Lines (PCL) is available at special ISCFR discount fares. PCL has regularly scheduled coach transfers from Vancouver airport to Whistler ( and also from Whistler to Vancouver and to the airport).you can book round trip with them if you have not signed du for the iSCFR charter coach leaving Whistler for Vancouver at 3 PM Sunday afternoon. The ride to downtown hotels is about 2 hours, to the airport about 2.5 hours. PCL reservations can made by telephone, email or fax , in all cases requiring indication of the arrival time, arrival flight airlines and flight numbers, and passenger name. See the Symposium website LOCAL TRANSPORTATION section; view the following information document that covers transportation costs.

www.ivis.org/iscfr/2012/registration_costs.pdf
Or link directly to the PLC website at
www.pacificcoach.com/Bus-Coach-Travel/YVR-Whistler-Skylynx/YVR-to-Whistler
And click on the BOOK NOW red ribbon.

PRE- CONFERENCE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND TOURISTIC OPPORTUNITIES. Group activities on Wednesday, and on Thursday before the symposiums begins on Thursday evening, are to be arranged privately before the meeting as well as on an ad hoc basis at the meeting venue based on prior correspondence with fellow delegates... Arrangements will be facilitated by distribution of emails to registrants having similar interests for activities on Wednesday and Thursday prior to the meeting.

Contact information for preplanning or precooking elected activities like zip lining, off reading, and biking is available on the symposium webpage. Westin Whistler Resort hotel registrants are also free to take advantage of activity booking offered by the hotel’s concierge service outlined in the hotel's recent email to registered guests. . Lift tickets for the mountain and peak to Peak gondola are available on site and at the lift ticket. Booth. The lift is located within a five minute walk from the hotel.

Group walks, hikes, mountain lift trips, and restaurant experiences can be organized pre-conference by communicating with others on the same interest list. Lists will distribute d to delegates based on based delegates’ selection of preferred activities during the online registration process. A list of Thursday daytime activities coordinators from amongst the North American planning committee membership will be distributed separately.

SYMPOSIUM LANGUAGE. The official language for the symposium is English. There will be no simultaneous translations provided. There will be available staff conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. For delegates who prefer to communicate questions or concerns in their native Spanish or Portuguese languages.

SYMPOSIUM SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Symposium social activities. All registrations include Thursday and Friday receptions and Saturday banquet. Optional Sunday lunches are available as part of an optional symposium registration fee. Opportunity to purchase Sunday lunch tickets on-site may be available at one of the evening receptions.

POSTER FORMAT. Bring your prepared poster or poster components ready to mount with the adhesive Velcro dots that will be supplied at the poster display area. Single sheet posters can be prepared in MSWord using 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper size, portrait orientation, with enlargement 6 fold to 48 x 66 inches.

Posters should ideally measure 1.2 metres (4 ft.) wide and 1.67 metres (5.5 ft.) high. Appropriate measurements would include 1.0-1.2 metres wide and vertical height of 1.4-1.7 metres.

The title should include the common name of the species. Use oversized images and tables as much as possible and minimize text. The abstract can be read in the Abstract Book. What the viewer needs is a clear view of what was done and what were the results, beginning with a concise statement of the aims and a concise statement of the conclusion.

POSTERS DISPLAY. Poster display spaces will each be 1.2 metres WIDE and 2.1 metres TALL (4 x 7 ft.) Posters will be mounted using adhesive Velcro tabs. Posters will all be mounted between 4 and 6.30 PM Thursday, July 26 in Emerald Ballroom C. Poster spaces will be numbered to match the number assigned to your poster in the Abstract book and Program brochure.

POSTER SCHEDULE. Posters will remain in place throughout the meeting and taken down between 1 and 3 PM Sunday July 29.
Presenters should plan to attend their posters at the following times.
Thursday. 18.00 h.-19.30 h. (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Friday. 20.30 h.-21.30 h. (8:30 PM-9.30 PM)
Saturday. 10:10-10:30 AM, during the morning coffee break.

CONFIRMATION OF SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATIONS. Confirmations of paid registrations are posted as an appendix to the symposium website. The direct URL is as follows. The list includes registrations was confirmed receipt of payment as on June 26. Payments to get the require one week for processing from the time they're received by the bank or the office. If you have made payment before June 15 but your name is not listed and you have not requested that your name not be posted on the confirmation list please contact us. If you have colleagues that have not yet registered please request that they register no later than July 14. There are no on-site registrations in all delicate materials will be made available based upon online reservations made prior to July 14.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN VANCOUVER AT VANCOUVER AIRPORT HOTEL. Some delegates may need to stay overnight near the Vancouver airport arriving or leaving Vancouver. The Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel is making available discount rooms for dates before or after the symposium with discount rates available for reservations made before July 7. Contact information is available at the symposium website and at the following document.

TRAVEL FROM WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER ON SUNDAY, JULY 29. ISCFR CHARTER COACHES LEAVING THE VENUE HOTEL AT 3 PM SUNDAY TO ARRIVE VANCOUVER HOTELS 5:30 PM VANCOUVER AIRPORT AT 6:30 PM. Currently available only by free payments with registration fee at the time of online symposium registration. Additional seating on the coach will be made available on a first-come first-served basis on site to see the registration desk. Additional prescheduled coach service is typically available leaving Whistler every hour seven days a week during the summer. Check the PCL schedule online and preferably make reservations online if you know when you're planned departure is. The contact information for coach return service from Whistler to Vancouver is available at the following website. Return transport to look at Vancouver can also be arranged through the Westin Whistler concierge service.

CANADIAN DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE. US dollars I typically accepted ‘at par’ at most places in Canada. For travel exclusively within Canada having Canadian dollars may provide a modest savings with the exchange rate of about $.97 USA per $1 CDN.

RECEPTION AND BANQUET MUSIC PLAYLISTS. Some of the music for these events will be from iPhone or iPod music playlists. Delegates are invited to bring one or more playlists t of 15 minute duration with music both vocal and instrumental typical of currently popular and standard music from their country or region. Other handheld MP3 devices that plug into a standard USB port can also be accommodated.


POSTERS

Previous Level POSTER FORMAT. Bring your prepared poster or poster components ready to mount with the adhesive Velcro dots that will be supplied at the poster display area. Single sheet posters can be prepared in MSWord using 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper size, portrait orientation, with enlargement 6 fold to 48 x 66 inches.

Posters should ideally measure 1.2 metres (4 ft.) wide and 1.67 metres (5.5 ft.) high. Appropriate measurements would include 1.0-1.2 metres wide and vertical height of 1.4-1.7 metres.

The title should include the common name of the species. Use oversized images and tables as much as possible and minimize text. The abstract can be read in the Abstract Book. What the viewer needs is a clear view of what was done and what were the results, beginning with a concise statement of the aims and a concise statement of the conclusion.

POSTERS DISPLAY. Poster display spaces will each be 1.2 metres WIDE and 2.1 metres TALL (4 x 7 ft.) Posters will be mounted using adhesive Velcro tabs. Posters will all be mounted between 4 and 6.30 PM Thursday, July 26 in Emerald Ballroom C. Poster spaces will be numbered to match the number assigned to your poster in the Abstract book and Program brochure.

POSTER SCHEDULE. Posters will remain in place throughout the meeting and taken down between 1 and 3 PM Sunday July 29.
Presenters should plan to attend their posters at the following times.
Thursday. 18.00 h.-19.30 h. (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Friday. 20.30 h.-21.30 h. (8:30 PM-9.30 PM)
Saturday. 10:10-10:30 AM, during the morning coffee break.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Previous Level FEATURED SPEAKERS

Byong C. Lee, Seoul, South Korea
Angela Hughes, Portland, OR, USA
Gregory Dissen, Beaverton, OR, USA
Camilla Vanucchi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Karine Reynaud, Alfort, Paris, France
Sabine Schaefer-Somi, Vienna, Austria
Cristina Gobello, La Plata, Argentina
Alain Fontbonne, Alfort, Paris, France
Martha Gomez, New Orleans, LA, USA
Michela Beccaglia, Milan, Italy
Anne-Rose Guenzel-Apel, Hannover, Germany
Vicki Meyers-Wallen, Ithaca, NY, USA
Emmanuel Fontaine, Paris, France
Tom Rijsselaere, Ghent, Belgium
Jan Mol, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Willam Swanson, Cincinnati, USA
Cheryl Asa, St Louis, MO, USA
Gaia Cecilia Luvoni, Milan, Italy
Ragnvi Hagman, Uppsala, Sweden
Wojciech Nizanski, Wroklaw, Poland
Nucharin Songsasen, Front Royal, USA
Donald Schlafer, Ithaca, NY, USA
Earle Pope, New Orleans, LA, USA
Katarina Jewgenow, Berlin, Germany
Wenche Farstad, Oslo, Norway
Mariusz Kowalewski, Zurich, Switzerland
Bruce Murphy, St-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Alex Travis, Ithaca, NY, USA
Gary England, Nottingham, UK

Previous Level OVER 200 RESEARCH REPORTS INCLUDING FROM THE FOLLOWING PRESENTERS.
FOR MORE, SEE THE LISTING OF SCIENTIFIC REPORTS AND POSTERS.

Giulio Aiudi, Bari, Italy
Bruce Christensen, Ames, IA USA
Carlos Gradil, Amherst, MA, USA
Jeffrey De Gier, Utrecht, Nederlands
Luzbel De La Sota, La Plata, Argentina
Christelle Navarro, Carros, France
Monica De Los Reyes, Santiago, Chile
Martin Dehnhard, Berlin, Germany
Cathy Gartley, Guelph ON, Canada
Isabelle Cunha, Campos, RJ, Brazil
Magda Wanke, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Martha Gomez, Cincinnati, OH USA
Frank Göritz, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Hildebrandt, Berlin, Germany
Cheri Johnson, East Lansing, MI, USA
Marion Koivisto, Araçatuba, Brazil
Bodil Strom-Holst, Uppsala, Sweden
Steven Metcalfe, Applecross, WA, Australia
Stefano Romagnoli, Padova, Italy
Maria Alejandra Stornelli, La Plata, Argentina
Maria Denise Lopes, Botucatu, Brazil
Marcelo Luz, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Sylvie Chastant, Toulouse, France
Michelle Kutzler, Corvallis, OR, USA
Lucia MD de Silva, Forteleza, Brazil
Fabiana Souza, Franca, SP, Brazil
Autumn Davidson, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Pierre Comizzoli, Washington DC, USA
Catharina Linde-Forsberg, Uppsala, Sweden
Patrick Concannon, Ithaca, NY, USA
Almuth Einspanier, Leipzig, Germany
Antonio Ortega-Pacheco, Merida, Mexico
Erika C. S. Oliveira, Recife, Brazil
Marco Russo, Naples, Italy
Bruce Eilts, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Sudson Sirivaidyapong, Bangkok, Thailand
Silvia Blaschzik, Leipzig, Germany
Toshihiku Tsutsui, Tokyo, Japan


ABSTRACT REVIEW COMMITTEE

Previous Level
Eva Axner, Uppsala, Sweden
Patrick Concannon, Ithaca, USA
Autumn Davidson, Davis, USA
Jeffrey De Gier, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gary England, Nottingham, England
Sandra Goericke-Pesch, Giessen, Germany
Angelika von Heimendahl, Cambridge, England
Angela Hughes, Portland, USA
Pete Irons, Onderstepoort, South Africa
Katarina Jewgenow, Berlin, Germany
Michelle Kutzler, Corvallis, USA
Marcelo Luz, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Steven Metcalfe, Perth, Australia
Vicki Meyers-Wallen, Ithaca, USA
Rosa Paramo, Mexico City, Mexico
Karin Reynaud, Paris, France
Sabine Schaefer-Somi, Vienna, Austria
Donald Schlafer, Ithaca, USA
Julianna Thuroczy, Budapest, Hungary
Camila Vanucchi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Previous Level
Joerg Aurich, Vienna, Austria
Michaela Beccaglia, Milan, Italy
Beate Braun, Berlin, Germany
Samuel Buff, Lyon, France
Pierre Commizzoli, Washington, DC, USA
Patrick Concannon, Ithaca, USA
Isabel Cunha, Campos dos Goytacazes RJ, Brazil
Bruce Eilts, Baton Rouge, USA
Gary England, Nottingham, UK
Wenche Farstad, Oslo, Norway
Cristina Gobello, La Plata, Argentina
Martha Gomez, New Orleans, USA
Anne Rose Guenzel-Apel, Hannover, Germany
Bernd Hoffmann, Hannover, Germany
Mariuz Kowalewski, Zurich, Switzerland
Michelle Kutzler, Corvallis, USA
Catharina Linde-Forsberg, Uppsala, Sweden
Gaia Cecilia Luvoni, Milan, Italy
Jan Mol, Utrecht, Nederlands
Bruce Murphy, St Hyacinthe, Canada
Wojciech Nizanski, Wroclaw, Poland
Johann Nothling, Pretoria, South Africa
Auke Okkens, Utrecht, Nederlands
Tom Rijsselaere, Ghent, Belgium
Sudson Sirivaidyapong, Bangkok,Thailand
Nucharin Songsasen, Washington, DC, USA
Hasan Besim Sontas, Istanbul, Turkey
María Alejandra Stornelli, La Plata, Argentina
Bodil Ström Holst, Uppsala, Sweden
Hiroshi Suzuki, Obihiro, Japan
William Swanson, Cincinnati, USA
Maria Magda Wanke, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Patrick Wright, Melbourne, Australia

ISCFR-EVSSAR-2012 Committees

Previous Level ISCFR - 2012 International Organizing Committee

Michelle Kutzler, Oregon State Univ., USA
John Verstegen, MiniTub North America & Univ. Wisconsin, USA
Gary England, University of Nottingham, UK
Patrick Concannon, Cornell Univ. and International Veterinary Information Service, USA


Previous Level "EVSSAR-15, North America 2012" Ad Hoc Congress Planning Committee

Wojciech Nizanski, Wroclaw, POL
Tom Rijsselaere, Ghent, BEL
Xavier Levy, L’Isle-Jourdain, FRA
G. Cecilia Luvoni, Milan, ITA
Sabine Schaefer-Somi, Vienna, AUT
Alain Fontbonne, Alfort-Paris, FRA
Angelika von Heimendahl, Cambridge, UK
Susi Arnold, Zurich, SUI

Previous Level "ISCFR-Whistler 2012" - North American Symposium Planning Committee

Cheryl Asa, St Louis, MO
Vicki Meyers-Wallen, Ithaca, NY
Pierre Comizzoli, Washington, DC
Cathy Gartley, Guelph, ON
Bruce Eilts, Baton Rouge, LA
Rosa Paramo, Mexico City
Alex Travis, Ithaca, NY
Karen Goodrowe, Tacoma, WA
Barbara Durrant, San Diego, CA
Bruce Murphy, Ste Hyacinthe, QUE
Carlos Gradil, Amherst, MA
Michelle Kutzler, Corvallis, OR
John Verstegen, Verona, WI
Patrick Concannon, Ithaca, NY

Previous Level EVSSAR Executive Board 2011 & 2012

Wojciech Nizanski, POL, President
Susi Arnold, SUI, Treasurer
Tom Rijsselaere, BEL, Secretary
Michela Beccaglia, ITA, Editor
Xavier Levy, FRA
Vibeke Rootwelt, NOR
Catherine Lefevre, BEL
Ragnvi Hagman, SWE

Previous Level ISCFR-EVSSAR 2012 Program Committee

Pierre Comizzoli, Smithsonian Institutes (co-chair)
Michelle Kutzler, Oregon State University (co-chair)
Tom Rijsselaere, EVSSAR Board, Ghent University
Barbara Durrant, San Diego Zoological Society
Bruce Murphy, Univ. of Montreal, FMV, CRRA
Alex Travis, Cornell University, CVM
Cathy Gartley, OVC, Univ. of Guelph
Xavier Levy, CRECS, L'Isle-Jourdain, France
Cecilia Luvoni, University of Milan
Patrick Concannon, IVIS, ISCFR IOC

Previous Level Editorial Committee

Gary England, Nottingham, UK, Chairman




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