2011 AETA / CETA Joint Annual Convention

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Published on: March 23, 2011

The AETA Annual Convention in San Antonio is fast approaching for August 2011. As you begin making your travel plans for August 25-27, there are a few events to consider.

Thursday, August 25: Golf Outing (begin early am-?)

Thursday, August 25: Small Ruminant Wet Lab hosted by Dr. Sam Castlebury at his facility

Time to be determined (This will be a ticketed event with limited participation and extra registration fee, Contact the AETA office for details after April 1st )

Thursday, August 25, 2:00-5:00 pm: Small Group Discussions/Demonstrations led by practitioners at Marriott River Center Hotel

Topics include: Labeling, Morphology and grading of embryos, Exporting, Trypsin treatment and freezing, Ultrasound, Record keeping and computer systems, Super ovulation and other topics. These will be informal stations that the attendees can rotate through and participate in the discussions as long or short as one desires.

Thursday, August 25, 7:00 – 10:00pm: Evening Social Texas Style (within walking distance)

Friday and Saturday (August 25-26): Scientific sessions will focus on basic concepts of embryo transfer, practical information, plus presentations from the cutting edge of research. A few speakers include George Seidel (Cryobiology), Temple Grandin (Handling cattle), James Ireland (Follicular reserve) , Cliff Lamb (What works and what doesn’t), Todd Bilby (Heat stress, resynchronization, and ET vs.AI ) , Chuck Long (Transgenics) and Kevin DeHaan ( Genomics)

There will be practitioner forums on basic ET topics and small ruminant issues. Also discussion involving regulatory personnel on off label and compounded drug use in food animals.

 San Antonio will be HOT in August! Make plans to be with us to enjoy the River Walk area socially with fabulous Mexican food and atmosphere, and share in the exchange of knowledge occurring during the AETA/CETA –ACTE Annual Conference! See you in August!

This information is subject to change.

Updates will be available on the AETA website and Facebook (American Embryo Transfer Association).
For information on how create a Facebook page visit: http://www.aeta.org/facebook.asp to get started on Facebook today! This is one of our attempts to make contact with the social media generation!

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