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Havemeyer Workshops 2016 - 2019



Equine Infection Control: Bio-Security IV
Organizers Drs. Paul Morley and Brandy Burgess
Sanderling Resort, Duck Island, North Carolina, April 3-6, 2016
Topics: Defining Surgical site infection (SSI) events for midline laparotomy; Criteria for deep incisional procedure; Criteria for assigning wound class to surgical procedure;  Criteria for determining abdominal SSI Perotinitis.

Dorothy Havemeyer Equine Ophthalmology Symposium IV
Organizer: Dr. Brian Gilger
The Grand Hotel, Maiahide, Ireland, June 2-4, 2016
Topics: Misconceptions, prerequisites and pitfalls associated with standing ophthalmic surgery; Treatment of recurrent Uveitis; Herpes viruses and equine ocular disease; Clinical use of SD-OCT in equine corneal disease; Case report - Primary corneal malignant melanoma.

Fourth International Havemeyer Workshop on Equine Skin Allergy
Organizers: Drs. Bettina Wagner and Eliane Marti
Agricultural University of Iceland, Hvanneyri, Iceland, June 22 – 25, 2016
Topics: Memory plasma cells – the challenge in allergy and autoimmunity; Cornell-Keldur allergy study on development of Culicoide hypersensitivity; Current database nomenclature for Culicoides and Allergomes; Vaccination against insect bite hypersensitivity.

International Symposium on Equine Embryo Transfer – Havemeyer Workshop IX
Organizers: Dr. Peter Daels
St Augustijnenklooster, Gent, Belgium, July 1-3, 2016
Topics: Cryopreservation of equine embryos; Clinical applications of pre-impantation genetic testing; In-vitro production of equine embryos and cloning- today’s status; Maternal recognition of pregnancy in context of embryo transfer; Gametes, embryos and their epigenome.

Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Laminitis Workshop III
Organizer: Dr. James Belknap and Dr. Susan Eades
Kaanapali Beach Hotel,  Lahaina, HawaiI, July 9-12, 2016
Topics: Insulin like growth factor signaling – Lamellar epithelial cell; Altered energy metabolism in lamellar cell dysfunction; In vitro/ex vivo studies – insulin and growth factor signaling in laminitis; What future therapeutics to consider for endocrinopathic laminitis.

Second Havemeyer Conference on Regenerative Medicine
Organizer: Drs. Lisa Fortier and Roger Smith
Bonita Springs, Florida, November 5-9, 2016
Topics: New information on characterization and differentiation pathways of MSCs; Paracine effects/immune modulation of MSCs; PRP, IRAP, BMC, and other strategies; Experimental models to demonstrate regenerative medicine; Clinical aspects of regenerative medicine.


International Equine Endocrinology Summit
Organizer Dr. Mary Rose Paradis
The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Florida, January 3 – 7, 2017 
Topics: Pro-Hormone processing in Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction; Metabolomics in Equine Metabolic Syndrome; Dissecting EMS and insulin Dysregulation Molecular Pathophsiology; Use of an IGF-1 receptor antagonist in Hyperinsulinemic Laminitis.

Getting to Grips with Strangles and other Streptococcal Diseases
Organizer: Dr. Rob Keene
320 Guest Ranch, Gallatin Gateway, Montana, September 19 – 21, 2017 
Topics: Frequency of molecular detection of Streptococcus Equi in Nasal Secretion of 6,099 horses with upper airway infection; Sensor Kinase SEQ_0302 and regulation of capsule synthesis by Streptococcus equi; Velcro vacinnes in directing an enhanced immune response.

Tendonopathies Workshop III
Organizer: Dr. Roger Smith
Home Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, October 15 – 19, 2017
Topics: Fibrosis- a targetable pathophysiological pathway in tendinopathy; Importance of interfascicular matrix in tendon health; Strategies for intra-synovial tendon repair; A review of the latest surgery and non surgery and ASCAT clinical trial in human clinical practice.


SIRS and Sepsis Definitions in the Foal
Organizers: Dr. Pam Wilkins and Dr. David Wong
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 19 21, 2018
Topics: Defining the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in equine neonates; Assessment of diagnostic criteria for the definition of Sepsis in neonatal foals; Sepsis and SIRS the human perspective; Biomarkers in Sepsis.

12th Havemeyer Foundation International Horse Genome Workshop
Organizers: Dr. Elena Giulotto and Dr. Elena Raimondi
Palazzo Vistarino, Pavia, Italy, September 12 15, 2018
Topics: New programs developed to use functional genomic data for annotation and research; Genomics research aspects for transposable elements in health and disease; Opportunities and challenges using single cell sequencing.

4th Havemeyer Foundation Equine Herpesviruses
Organizers: Drs. Julia Kydd, Klaus Osterrieder and Paul Lunn
Beaufort Inn, Beaufort, North Carolina, October 7 10, 2018
Topics: Gammaherpesviruses EHV-2 and EHV-5; EHV-1 Epidemiology and management, pathogenesis, diagnostics and virology; EHV-1 Infecion models, EHV-1 Immunity protection and therapy.


Havemeyer Foundation 6th Getting to Grips with Strangles Workshop
Organizer: Dr. Andrew Waller
Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2 - 4, 2019
Topics: The use of genomics to identify and track transmission events; Prevalence of Strangles; Diagnosis of Strangles; Streptococcal superantigens at the commensal:pathogen interface; Virulence And susceptibility; Performance and manufacturing of Stranvac.

Comparative Translational Orthobiologics, Equine-Human
Organizer: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith and Dr. David Frisbee
Fort Collins, Colorado, May 7 - 10, 2019
Topics: History and future of Orthobiologics at Arthrex; Implications of Allogenic MSC's in joint disease; Interventional strategies for healthy aging and age related isorders; A global perspective on the use of veterinary Orthobiologics; Autologous stem cells for cartiladge.

Fourth Havemeyer Equine Asthma Workshop
Organizers: Drs. Laurent Couetil, Jackie Cardwell, Renaud Leguillette, Melissa Mazan and Eric Richard
Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, May 22 - 25, 2019
Topics: Clinical and molecular phenotypes of human asthma; Tissue remodeling in EA and functional consequences; Role of microbiome in equine asthma; Genetic risk factors of equine asthma; How do we standardize immunologic laboratory testing.

Acute Colitis Workshop
Organizers: Dr. Memo Arroyo, Dr. Marcia Costa, and Dr. John Prescott
Niagra-on-the Lake, Ontario, Canada, July 14 - 17, 2019
Topics: Acorn-associated colitis; Fecal microbiome in horses in antibiotic-associated enterocolitis; Serum amyloid (SAA) as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in adult horses with acute colitis; Standard of care in equine enterocolitis: what is the evidence?

Equine Colic Workshop
Organizer: Dr. Diana Hassel
C Lazy U Ranch, Granby, Colorado, August 20 - 23, 2019
Topics: The paradox of hypoxia within the intestinal mucosa; Evaluation of electrointestinography for non-invasive assessment of equine myoelectrical activity; Clinical decision making in colic work-up; Where are we with an international colic audit?


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