Proceedings
3rd International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods for Pet Population Control
November 9-12, 2006
Alexandria, Virginia, US 


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Table of Contents

Entire Proceedings in Single Document (please email us at info@acc-d.org to request)

Proceedings Cover (for printing) 

Welcome Letter and Opening Remarks

ACC&D Agenda for Advancement and Priorities

Sponsors

Brief Post-Event Report

Extended Post-Event Report

ACC&D Board of Directors

Speaker and Board Biographies

Speaker and Attendee Contact Info

Meeting Agenda

SESSION I Non-Reproductive Effects of Spaying and Neutering (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Session Overview – Dr. John Verstegen
Effects on Behavior – Dr. Deborah Duffy
Effects on the Urogenital System – Dr. Karine Verstegen-Onclin
Incontinence: Frequency, Causes and Therapy – Dr. Iris Reichler
Effects on Growth, Hip Dysplasia, Immunology and Tumors – Dr. Vic Spain

SESSION II What’s New in Contraceptive Drugs? (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Session Overview – Dr. John Verstegen
Endogenous GnRH Control: Kisspeptin and FnIF – Dr. Dominique Fellmann
GnRH Analogs: Progress – Dr. Marc Antoine Driancourt
4–VHD in Rodents, Dogs and Cats – Dr. Loretta Mayer
GnRH Antagonists – Dr. Patrick Concannon

SESSION III What’s New in Contraceptive Vaccines?
Session Overview
– Dr. Stephen Boyle
Theme 1: Hypothalamo-Pituitary Axis: GnRH and LHRV Vaccines
Mechanism of GnRH Contraceptive Vaccine-Mediated Infertility and Its Applications – Dr. Kathleen Fagerstone
Multi-Year Study of Single Dose GnRH Immunocontraceptive in Cats – Dr. Julie Levy
Evaluating the GnRH Vaccine, GonaCon™ for Population Control of Male and Female Dogs – Dr. Gary Killian
Recombinant Protein Expressed by a Chimeric DNA Construct – Dr. Brij Saxena
Theme 2: Zona Pellucida Vaccines
Native Porcine ZP Vaccine and Lessons Learned Along the Way – Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick
Immunocontraceptive Antigens and Strategies: Efficacy of Live Viral Vaccines that Target the Zona Pellucida in Mice and Foxes – Dr. Chris Hardy
Potential of Canine Zona Pellucida Glycoproteins-Based Immunocontraceptive Vaccines – Dr. S.K. Gupta
Oocyte Proteomics: Tool for Identifying New Contraceptive Targets in the Egg and Early Embryo – Dr. John Herr
Other Approaches, Including Suprelorin®, Concluding remarks – Dr. Stephen Boyle, Dr. Linda Rhodes

Summary of the Science – Dr. Linda Rhodes, Dr. Stephen Boyle

Knowledge Café: An Interactive Session to Determine Needs of Various Stakeholders

SESSION IV The Math, Myth and Management of Pet Population (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Session Overview – Dr. Jan Scarlett
Births and Deaths of Dogs and Cats in the U.S. – Dr. John New
Shelter Population Index – Dr. Margaret Gruen
Feral Cats: Free-Roaming Cat Study – Dr. Margaret Slater
Non-Surgical Sterilants for Pet Population Control: Are They Worth the Investment? – Joyce Briggs

SESSION V Neutersol: What Worked? What Didn’t? What’s Next? (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Session Overview – Dr. Julie Levy
Case Study: Outreach in the U.S. and Mexico, The Face of Success – Sean Hawkins
Report on Field Use in 10,000 Dogs in Mexico – Dr. Carlos Esquivel LaCroix
Questions to Answer for Greater Success and Global Reach – Dr. Don Polley
Neutersol in the U.S.: The Road Ahead – Don Landers

Lunch Speaker: Lorraine Chittock

SESSION VI Who Needs a Non-Surgical Sterilant Anyway? The Need, The Market, The Possibilities (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Session Overview – David Gies
The United States: What We’ve Achieved, and a New Paradigm for Success – Esther Mechler
International Needs: The Roles for New Tools – Dr. Hugh Wheir
International Needs: Profile of Mexico – Sean Hawkins

SESSION VII (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Feral Cats: New Regulatory Pathway, New Approaches – Dr. Kathleen Fagerstone
Veterinarians as Partners: Advancing Animal Health, Advancing the Profession – Dr. Kris Otteman, Dr. Don Polley

SESSION VIII Nonprofits: Making a Difference (Use this link to open entire session, or click on individual presentations below)
Models and Mentors: Lessons from Human Health – Dr. Katherine Moldave
The NEW ACC&D: How can we work together to reach our common goals? – Joyce Briggs

Scientific and Population Control Posters

Keynote Address – Cats, Canines and Cures: The Changing Face of Animal Health – Dr. Patricia Olson

Award Ceremony: ACC&D Founders Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award

Creating Future Pathways: An Interactive Session to Produce a Working Plan for Moving Forward – Members of the Board of ACC&D with facilitator Denise Marie Tanguay

Appendix: Reproductive Biology 101: The Truth About Cats and Dogs – Dr. Stephen Zawistowski