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Havemeyer Workshops 2006 - 2010



Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage
Organizers: Drs. David Marlin and Ken Hinchcliff
Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, Canada, March 9-12, 2006

Topics: Current scientific literature and understanding of EIPH including: epidemiological information, pathological features, theories on causation and aetiology, effects on pulmonary function, and efficacy of treatments and management systems.

Motion Capture and 3D Analysis of Equine Locomotion
Organizer: Dr. Hilary Clayton
Tamarindo, Costa Rica, March 26-29, 2006

Topics: 3D digital kinematics, Hoof motion and effects of shoeing, 3D kinematics of proximal limb, 3D vertebral kinematics, Solutions to the skin displacement issue, Mocap and animation, Medical Applications of 3D analysis, Inertial sensors for motion capture.

Second Workshop on Embryonic and Fetal Nutrition
Organizers: Professor W.R. (Twink) Allen and Sandra Wilshire
Marmorata Hotel, Ravello, Italy, May 29, - June 1, 2006

Topics: Effects of culture on fertilization and early embryonic development, The equine endometrial gland, Role of thyroid hormones in control of fetal growth, Effects of maternal nutritional state during pregnancy on insulin secretion in neonatal foals.

Stallion Reproduction Workshop: Acrosomal Function and Dysfunction
Organizers: Drs. Dickson Varner and Charles Love
Mayan Ranch, Bandera, Texas, September 22-25, 2006

Topics: The current state of acrosomal dysfunction in stallion spermatozoa, Oxidative considerations relating to capacitation and the acrosome reaction, Cell signaling mechanisms, Role of membrane lipids in the acrosome reaction.

Infection Control in Equine Hospitals and at Equine Events
Organizers: Drs: Josie Traub-Dargatz, David Dargatz, Paul Morley and Scott Weese
Estes Park, Colorado, September 26-28, 2006

Topics: Antimicrobial use practices and impact of antimicrobials, Surveillance of equine infectious diseases, Studies of recent racetrack outbreaks, Practice experience with equine salmonella at Universities of Pennsylvania and Missouri, and in private practice.

Acute Lung Injury (ALI) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Veterinary Medicine: A Consensus Workshop
Organizer: Dr. Pamela Wilkins
Ragusa, Italy, October 23-25, 2006

Topics: History, clinical, laboratory and pathological findings of 15 foals with ALI/ARDS, Cyclical recruitment of atelectasis in ALI, Echocardiography in diagnosis of ALI/ARDS in the horse, Non-invasive measures of pulmonary artery pressure.

Streptococcus Equi Infection in the Horse: From Gene to Population
Organizers: Dr. James Wood and Professor W.R. (Twink) Allen
Barbados, West Indies, November 16 – 19, 2006

Topics: Pathogenesis of Strangles and its sequelae, Mechanics of Strangle in a large experimental herd, Mechanisms of resistance to phagocytosis, Genetic approaches to identify virulence factors, Utility of models, Vaccination using recombinant antigens.



Epidemiology of Training and Racing Injuries
Organizers: Dr. Tim Parkin and Professor Kenton Morgan
Hong Kong, April 2-5, 2007

Topics: Clinical management of tendon injuries; Risk factors for injury in Japanese, UK and New Zealand racehorses; Standardizing injury reporting systems; Standardization of reporting racehorse fatalities; Recording and use of training data; methods for analysis.

Equine Laminitis Workshop
Organizer: Drs. James Belknap and James Moore
Litchfield Beach, South Carolina, May 6-10, 2007

Topics: Sepsis-related Laminitis and human organ dysfunction; Insulin resistance metabolic syndrome; Metabolic causes of Laminitis and human organ dysfunction; Pathophysiology of sepsis-related laminitis and of insulin resistance laminitis.

3rd International Workshop on Allergic Diseases of the Horse
Organizers: Drs. Sigridur Bjornsdottir, Vincent Gerber, Elaine Marti and Sigurbjorg Torsteindottir
Holar, Iceland, June 17-21, 2007

Topics: Pathogenesis of recurrent airway obstruction; Immunopathogenesis of IBH insect bite hypersensitivity; In vitro testing for IBH; Identifying allergens causing IBH and recombinant allergens;  Prevention of IBH in Icelandic horses exported to Europe.

Seventh International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop
Organizers: Drs. Jim Murray and Cecelia Penedo
Tahoe City, California, August 16-19, 2007

Topics: The 6.8X sequence of the horse genome; The value SNPs chips will have for reliable genotyping; The role of genomics in equine reproduction; Defining the phenotypes in equine respiratory disease; Genetic factors involved in cryptorchidism.

Equine Perinatology – Peter Rossdale 80th Birthday Symposium
Organizers: Professor WR (Twink) Allen and Dr. Jenny Ousey
Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK, September 7-9, 2007

Topics: Endometrial cups and prostaglandis; Ascending placentitis in the mare; Fetal development and readiness for birth; Endometrial pathology; Application of plant-derived actives; Peter Rossdale’s lasting contributions to equine science- EVJ and EVE.

New Advances in the Understanding Equine Tendinopathies
Organizer: Drs. Wayne McIllwraith and Roger Smith
Iceland, September 23-26, 2007

Topics: Tendon structure and function;  Limb biomechanics; Tendon genetics; Mechanically-induced tendon degeneration; Injectable treatment options; Bone-marrow derived stem cell treatment; Rehabilitation protocols – fiber alignment and architecture.



Coming to Grips with Strangles
Organizers: Drs. Andrew Waller and Josh Slater
Edinburgh, Scotland May 26 - 28, 2008

Topics: Evolution of streptococcus equi strain; insights derived from the sequencing of the streptococcus equi and the Streptococcus zooepidemicus genome; pathogenesis and the pathology; surgical treatments; vaccines and various tests for the disease.

Equine Embryo Transfer VII
Organizers: Professor WR (Twink) Allen and Sandra Wilsher
Magdalene College, Cambridge UK, July 9-11, 2008

Topics: Oocyte maturation; activation methods in cloning; embryo transfer to asynchronous recipient mares; ICSI and Embryo culture; Embryo freezing; commercial – methodology and results; management practices in commercial equine embryo transfer.

4th International Workshop on Rhodococcus Equi
Organizers: Drs. Jose Vazquez-Boland, John Prescott, Wim Meijer and Desmond Leadon
Edinburgh, Scotland, July 13-16, 2008

Topics: Technical advances in the genetic analysis of R. equi; pathogenesis of R. equi; microarray analysis; immunity to R. equi in foals; understanding the response of equine dendritic cells to R. equi; vaccination studies; use of antibiotics; sources of the infection.

Equine Viral Herpes II
Organizer: Dr. D. Paul Lunn
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 21-26, 2008

Topics: The 6.8X sequence of the horse genome; The value SNPs chips will have for reliable genotyping; The role of genomics in equine reproduction; Defining the phenotypes in equine respiratory disease; Genetic factors involved in cryptorchidism.

2nd International Workshop on Equine Viral Arteritis
Organizers: Dr. Peter Timoney
Gluck Research Center, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, October 13-15, 2008

Topics: Detection and identification of EVA; assays for antibody determination to EVA; epidemiology of EVA; strategies for preventing its importation; national and international control of EVA.

The Chronically Infertile Mare
Organizer: Drs. Michelle Le Blanc and David Horahov
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 5-8, 2008

Topics: Vascular disease and degeneration on uterine blood flow; aspects of innate immunity; inflammatory aging and obesity; bacterial endometritis; pathology of aging and effects on reproduction; pregnancy rates in dexamethasone-treated mares.

Equine Neonatal Septicemia Workshop V
Organizers: Dr. Mary Rose Paradis
Salem, Massachusetts, November 19-22, 2008

Topics: Bacterimia in the neonatal foal; neonatal encephalopathy; salmonellosis in the neonatal foal; plasma arginine vasopressin concentrations in healthy vs. sick foals; venous plasma L-lactate; Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome; ACTH stimulation testing.

Equine Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage II
Organizer: Dr. David Marlin
San Diego, California, November 30 – December 3, 2008

Topics: Epidemiology; EIPH and upper airway disorders; pulmonary venous remodeling; role of pulmonary inflammation; biomarkers for EIPH in blood; which therapeutics mitigate EIPH; EIPH combination medications; efficacy of furosemide use in Brazil.



Equine Opthalmology Consortium (IEOC) Symposium
Organizer: Dr. Brian Gilger
Lexington, Kentucky, April 3-4, 2009

Topics: Equine Periocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Corneal Surgery; Glaucoma in the horse; Advancements in treatment of ERU and clinical trials; Phacoemulsification for acquired cataracts in adult horses – long term outcomes.

Equine Chronic Airway Disease: Enlarging the Database
Organizers: Drs. Edward Robinson and Jean Paul Lavouis
Montreal, Canada, June 1-2, 2009

Topics: Introduction to the equine tissue bank; Quantifying cough and mucus; Sampling protocols for blood, BAL, and tissue cytokines; Comparison of protocols for inducing RAO; Lessons learned from the network of human tissue repositories.

8th International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop
Organizers: Drs. Mark Vaudin and June Swinburne
The West Wing at Ickworth, Suffolk, UK, July 22-25, 2009

Topics: Speakers from the human SNP consortium on designing, performing and analyzing genome-wide association studies; Equine genomic sequence and SNP chip development; Gene expression studies; Mapping in candidate regions;

4th World Equine Airways Symposium (WEAS)
Organizers: Drs. Vince Gerber and Caroline Tessier
Berne, Switzerland, August 5-7, 2009

Topics: Genetics and environment in Airway Disease; Upper airway – pharynx and larynx; Lower Airway inflammation – mechanisms; Long term consequences of airway inflammation; upper airway mechanics; lower airway diagnosis and IAD.

Biomarkers for Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Disease III
Organizer: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 28 – October 2, 2009

Topics: Assessing osteoarthritis disease and progression by biomarker; Alternative tissue sources of cartilage breakdown biomarkers; Advances in imaging biomarkers; Comparison of ELISA determined biomarkers for OA with infrared spectroscopy.

Veterinary Aspects of Thoroughbred Breeding: Past Successes and Future Prospects
Organizers: Prof. WR (Twink) Allen and Dr. Sandra Wilshire.
The Sales Pavilion at Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky, October 20, 2009,
Auckland, New Zealand and at the University of Sydney, Australia, January, 2010

Topics: Conception advances using artificial lighting, Prostaglandin and Regumate; Hormones; Ultrasound scanning; endoscopy; Opening the discussion with the governing bodies to permit artificial insemination and embryo transfer in Thoroughbred breeding.



What Do We Need To Know About Infection Control (3 BIG Ideas)?
Organizers: Drs. Paul Morley and Scott Weese
Monterey California, September 26-29, 2010

Topics: Research needs for controlling Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria; Surveillance and documenting disease occurance;  Quarantine, isolation, and movement control; Liability and malpractice issues; Standards of care and infection control in the field.

Acute Lung Injury/ Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) II
Organizer: Dr. Pamela Wilkins
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, October 18-21, 2010

Topics: ALI and ARDS syndromes in veterinary medicine: consensus definitions; New pathways of ventilator associated injury and multiple organ dysfunction; ALI and ARDS in critically ill neonatal crias; Quantitative CT in ARDS; Inhomogeneity of lung parenchyma.

Equine Geriatrics: The Older Horse
Organizer: Dr. Mary Rose Paradis
Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 24-27, 2010

Topics: Historic look at nutrition; Clinical evaluation and outcome of older horses with pulmonary disease; Age related decreases in thermoregulation and cardiovascular function; Effects of season on plasma leptin concentrations in aged horses with presumed PPID.


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