CANDES and Morulas Pre Conference Symposium

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Companion Animals and Non-Domestic Species: the embryo at the center of all

Program Co-Chairs: Dragos Scarlet and Gabriela Mastromonaco

8:00-8:30 am


8:30-8:40 am

Welcome, housekeeping, and introductory remarks

Session I

8:40-9:20 am

Save the cat: gamete biobanking for species conservation
Katarina Jewgenow, Germany

9:20-9:30 am

Vitrification of in vitro produced feline embryos
Dana Wright Fuller (Abstract 42)

09:30-10:10 am

Advancements in canine reproduction: IVF and ET
Alexander Travis, USA

10:10-10:30 am

Strategies for the improvement of canine oocyte in vitro maturation
Matteo Duque (Abstract 199)

Effect of TCM-199 and synthetic oviductal fluid medium supplemented with varying hormone concentrations on In vitro maturation of canine oocytes
Megan Tscharke (Abstract 190)

10:30-11:00 am

Coffee Break

Session II

11:00-11:40 am

In vitro manipulation of equine preantral follicles: a review
Eduardo Gastal, USA

11:40-12:10 pm

Genome activation in ICSI-derived horse embryos
Daniel Estanislao Goszczynski (Abstract 59)
Low plasma progestin concentration during the early luteal phase impairs equine conceptus development until placentation
C. Okada (Abstract 61)

Horse allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells perform homing and ameliorate endometrial inflammation after induced endometritis of mares
F. Navarrete (Abstract 210)

12:10-1:30 pm

Lunch break

Session III

1:30-2:10 pm

Embryo technologies in the donkey (Equus asinus)
Duccio Panzani, Italy

2:10-2:30 pm

Effect of seminal plasma on the interval to application of eCG for the recovery of COCs in Alpacas (Vicugna pacos)
Wilfredo Fahrid Huanca (Abstract 228)

Effect of different energy sources on motility and calcium ionophore-induced acrosome reaction in equine sperm
Luisa Ramírez-Agámez (Abstract 116)

2:30-3:00 pm

Coffee Break

Session IV

3:00-3:40 pm

Embryonic diapause in roe deer: pluripotent stem cells placed on hold
Susanne Ulbrich, Switzerland

3:40-4:00 pm

In vitro maturation and fertilization in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) oocytes vitrified with trehalose or sucrose
Veronica Alejandra Rubio-Santillanes (Abstract 37)

Aggregation of yak heterospecific SCNT embryos improves cloning efficiency
Minera Yauri Felipe (Abstract 20)

4:00-4:30 pm

CANDES Trainee Award

The zona pellucida is required for normal development of in vitro produced cat embryos
Daniel Veraguas, Chile

Use of eCG in a minimum-handling protocol for oocyte collection in bison
Miranda Zwiefelhofer, Canada

Keynote Lecture

4:30-5:15 pm

Visual ecology in the ocean
David Gruber, USA

5:15-5:30 pm

Final discussion and remarks