[July 19, 2010; Kennett Square, PA] – When the 2010 International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER) opens in Lexington, Kentucky on July 26th, the Section of Reproduction at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center will be well represented. Penn Vet specialists will be presenting a total of five invited papers at the ISER. This premier event is held only every four years and is attended by invitation only by the world’s most prominent and active scientists in the area of equine reproduction.
New Bolton Center experts will present a variety of leading edge topics. Clinical research findings will be presented by Dr. Gary Althouse related to his work on bacterial contaminants in chilled equine semen, and Dr. Sue McDonnell’s behavioral research related to stallion and mare reproductive interactions. Research topics with a molecular emphasis will also be presented by Dr. Regina Turner’s group on various factors which regulate testicular cells along with those which influence sperm motility, and Dr. Dirk Vanderwall’s work on the equine oocyte maturation process. When looking at Penn Vet’s contributions to the upcoming meeting, Associate Dean for New Bolton Center Corinne Sweeney DVM says, “This is the most important gathering of equine reproductive scientists anywhere in the world, and it is an honor to have New Bolton Center so strongly represented among this elite group of researchers.”
Since ISER’s inception in 1974 with a meeting in Cambridge, England, the conference continues its tradition of “providing a forum for biologists and veterinarians interested in equine reproduction to exchange and argue their views, to review the present state of knowledge of the subject, to produce guidelines for future research, and to foster international friendship and collaboration.” Given its global status, this meeting has been held at a variety of venues throughout the world. The July event marks the 10th gathering of ISER.