Tufts Canine & Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference 2007

Published June 2007

September 13-14, 2007 is the date of the 2007 Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference on Sturbridge, MA.

The Course Director is Dr. Jerold Bell, Director of the Clinical Veterinary Genetics course at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and expert in breeding, pedigree analysis and genetic testing. Dr. Bell will lead this intriguing symposium, which features renowned animal geneticists, lectures, and open panel discussions. The conference will focus on practical applications for management based on the new tools from genome research, and includes a focus on epilepsy. The event is open to veterinarians, dog and cat breeders and enthusiasts.

Progam Details

Speakers and their topics include:

  • Dr. Carmen Battaglia (Roswell, GA)
    Pedigree Analysis
  • Dr. Jerold Bell (Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)
    Genetic Counseling and Disease Management
  • Dr. John Fyfe (Michigan State University)
    Reciprocal Benefits of Genetic Disease Research
  • Dr. Paula Henthorn (University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine)
    Gene Quests - Past, Present and Future
  • Dr. Susan Little (Bytown Cat Hospital)
    Congenital defects of kittens
  • Dr. Leslie Lyons (University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
    Feline genetic diseases and traits
  • Dr. Kate Meurs (Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine)
    Gene Searching for the Feline and Canine Cardiomyopathies
  • Dr. Vicki Meyers-Wallen (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine)
    Disorders of Sexual Development
  • Dr. Denny O'Brien (University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine)
    Seizure Syndromes: Hereditary and Acquired Movement Disorders
  • Dr. Anita Oberbauer (University of California - Davis)
    Genetics of Canine Epilepsy
  • Dr. Natasha Olby (North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine)
    Canine Hereditary Ataxia - The Hunt for Genes
  • Dr. Ned Patterson (University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine)
    Clinical Characteristics and Inheritance of Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Dr. Noriko Tonomura (Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)
    Gene Mapping Simplified: Novel Tools and Early Success Stories

For more Information, contact:

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Office of Continuing Education
200 Westboro Road,
North Grafton, MA 01536

Phone 508-887-4723
Fax 508-887-4539
Email: vetCEinfo@tufts.edu

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