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Embryo Grading Webinar Recording Now Available

Attendees were invited to participate with Jennifer Barfield in an interactive educational webinar on embryo grading, hosted by the IETS Foundation. The webinar covered IVP and IVD embryos.

IETS members have one month of exclusive access to the recording until July 17 when it will be made available to the public.

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Embryo Grading Webinar

June 16, 2021, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
You are invited to participate in an interactive educational webinar on embryo grading, hosted by the IETS Foundation. The webinar will cover IVP and IVD embryos.

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AETE Digital Webinar

EU regulation for livestock breeding in Europe and third Countries June 17, 2021

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Position Statement of the IETS on Genome Engineering

The International Embryo Technology Society (IETS) supports genome engineering, including gene editing, as it provides invaluable advances in basic research, animal welfare, sustainable agriculture and safer food production, and human medicine. Genetically engineered products are highly regulated and must pass rigorous safety reviews for humans, agriculture, and the environment. The International Embryo Technology Society will continue to (1) support its members to lead and conduct genome engineering research, (2) provide expertise to regulatory agencies, and (3) engage with the general public for science education.

The Board of Governors of the IETS
April 13, 2021

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2021 Volume 39, Issue 1 March Newsletter

IETS March Newsletter Now Available.

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Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART)

Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) is an efficient way to improve genetics, making it possible to rapidly breed and multiply genetically superior or endangered animals and alleviate infertility in humans...

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2021 IETS Virtual Meeting Platform Link

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2019 Data Retrieval Report

2019 Statistics of embryo production and transfer in domestic farm animals.

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Covid-19 in animals - February 2021

Members of the International Embryo Technology Society (IETS) are consistently on the front line exposed to animals and their derivatives and given the suspected animal

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President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

I have the privilege to welcome you to the new website of our Society. We, as many others, were faced with challenging circumstances both in our private lives and in our work, and IETS might not have been a priority in your agenda. However, it is when circumstances become difficult that we have to give more. I sincerely thank the IETS board and our outgoing President Pascale Chavatte-Palmer for her leadership in these harsh times that are changing our life and as a consequence that of IETS. Our program Chairs (Ann Van Soom and Patrick Blondin) and the LOC had planned for the Annual Conference (AC) to be held in Lima, which unfortunately had to be suspended and transformed in a virtual meeting that has just been concluded. This has been like organizing two ACs rather than one with all the associated organizational, logistic and financial issues. The Board felt that the upgrade of the website was an absolute priority at a time where we spend hours and hours on the internet. To accomplish this, in record timing (less than 6 months), a committee was established, chaired by Marc-André Sirard, to whom I express our gratitude, involving the different souls of IETS, that with the technical support of FASS, has come up with what you are seeing right now. The website is the showcase of IETS, the port of entry of new members and where you can find all the information you need both as a scientist and as a professional in the area of embryo technologies. The website is a never-ending job and it needs continuous updates to keep it live and useful and we count on the input of each of you. Marc-André will continue to lead this project and the BoG will support the development of other modern tools to keep in touch with the base.

In order to achieve all these goals, our hard-working teams on the BoG, at the Foundation and on our numerous committees will need your support. I invite you to renew your subscription or to become a member to keep IETS sailing in the storm.

Cesare Galli

Past President's Message

Welcome to the new website of IETS!

We are very proud to offer you this new home for our society, where you will be able to get all the information that you were already able to get, in a more modern, attractive and easy way.

Through this new website, the International Embryo Technology Society is moving forward.  IETS gathers top level practitioners and scientists involved in all aspects of embryo technologies, whether for food animals, companion animals, animal models or wildlife. The society is also active in providing tools and guidelines for the practice of embryo technologies through the edition of the IETS Manual, with an upcoming complete 5th edition, under the direction of the Health and safety Advisory group (HASAC). HASAC is involved, through its various subcommittees, in all aspects regarding the safety of embryo technologies and directly in contact with the OIE (world organization for animal health, https://www.oie.int/  ) for regulatory issues. Other permanent working groups (Companion Animals, Non-Domestic and Endangered Species  – CANDES–, Domestic Animal Biomedical Embryology Committee – DABE–  and  Data Retrieval Committee) are also giving important support to the society, as well as the IETS foundation, organized exclusively to stimulate research and support youth programs and education in the field of embryo transfer and its associated technologies. The society particularly welcomes students, with the MORULA group dedicated to our younger members, who are the cement of our future. 

Please enjoy browsing through our new pages and give us a return if you feel things can be even more improved!

Pascale Chavatte-Palmer and the IETS Board of Governors

Covid-19 in animals

Literature review: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19—The role of domestic animals in transmission and the associated risks in the context of reproductive technology.

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2018 Data Retrieval Report Now Available

The International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) Data Retrieval Committee presents the 28th annual report on the data collected globally during 2019 for embryo transfer (ET) activitiesin 2018.

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