The AETA Announces 2019 Award Winners, Student Scholarship Recipients, and 2020 Board of Directors

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Published on: January 3, 2020

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Embryo Transfer Association was held October 24-26 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More than 400 national and international attendees came together. The meeting hosted oral and poster presentations as well as commercial exhibits. Special events included the preconference social, companion tours, and awards banquet.

Listed below are the winners of the 2019 AETA awards who were recognized at the 2019 meeting and the incoming 2020 AETA Board of Directors.

The Edwin Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Brad Stroud – Weatherford, TX

AETA President’s Award

Dr. Charles Looney – Hope, AR

Honorary Lifetime Membership

Dr. Roger Davis – Crossfield, AB, Canada

Student Scholarship Recipients

Josh Brown, University of Minnesota

David Hardesty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarah Harp, The Ohio State University

Makayla Hawbaker, University of Wisconsin

Russell Johnson, Tuskegee University

Kaitlin Karl, Michigan State University

Mariah Markle, Louisiana State University

Hilary Seals, Auburn University

Nicholas Shen, Lincoln Memorial University

Michael Topper, University of Pennsylvania

Board of Directors

President – Dr. Matthew Dorshorst, Marshfield, WI

Vice President – Dr. William Croushore, Berlin, PA

Secretary-Treasurer – Dr. Clay Breiner, Westmoreland, KS

Immediate Past President – Dr. Matt Iager, Boonsboro, MD

Director – Dr. Kory Bigalk, Rochester, MN

Director – Dr. Pat Comyn, Madison, VA

Director – Dr. Brad Lindsey, Midway, TX

Director – Dr. Greg Schueller, Whitewater, WI

Director – Dr. Jeremy VanBoening, Alma, NE

In addition, the AETA announces its 2020 joint annual convention with the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (CETA), to be held October 5-7, following the World Dairy Expo. The 2020 joint meeting will be held at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, WI.

The purpose of the AETA is to unite those organizations and individuals in the United States engaged in the embryo transfer industry into an affiliated federation operating under self-imposed standards of performance and conduct. Members aim to present a unified voice of the industry to promote the mutual interests and ideals of the members; to protect the users of the embryo transfer industry to the extent technically and ethically possible; to educate the public properly on the status and capability of the United States embryo transfer industry; and to encourage others to engage in the pursuit of this industry. For more information about the AETA, please visit

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