Proceedings
4th International Symposium on
Non-Surgical Methods of Pet Population Control

April 8-10, 2010
Dallas, Texas, US
 


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General Documents
Printable Proceedings Packet (76MB) (includes general materials, report, and written abstracts)
Brief Post-Event Report

Full Post-Event Report 
Sponsors

Agenda
Speaker Biographies and Contact Info
Attendee List
Post-Symposium Survey Results


Keynotes and Special Addresses
Dr. Stephen J. O’Brien, head of the Laboratory of Genetic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute of the NIH
   PPT with Audio
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States
   PPT with Audio     Highlights PPT with Audio     Audio (12MB)
Ed Sayres, president and CEO of the ASPCA
   PPT with Audio     Highlights PPT with Audio     Audio (12MB)
Gregory Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society
   PPT with Audio     Highlights PPT with Audio     Audio (7.8MB)
CEO Presentations Compilation
   PPT with Audio


General Sessions
Reproductive Biology 101 –Dr. Michelle Kutzler
   Abstract     PPT (4.7MB)
Welcome and Overview  –Joyce Briggs and Dr. Linda Rhodes
   Abstract     PPT (3.2MB)     PPT with Audio
Laying the Foundation –Dr. Linda Rhodes
   Abstract     PPT (2MB)     PPT with Audio
Benchmarking Surgical Sterilization –Dr. Iris Reichler
   Abstract     PPT (2.4MB)     PPT with Audio

Non-Surgical Sterilization: Priorities and Challenges –Joyce Briggs, Dr. Linda Rhodes  
   Abstract     PPT    PPT with Audio

Understanding the Need: International Panel
  
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   Dr. Andrew Rowan: PPT with Audio
   Emma Clifford: Abstract     PPT (8.2MB)    PPT with Audio
   Dr. Elly Hiby: Abstract     PPT (3.9MB)     PPT with Audio
   James Bias: PPT (2.4MB)     PPT with Audio
   Liliana Sierra: Abstract     PPT (7.3MB)     PPT with Audio
   Panel Q&A: Video     Audio (8.1MB)


Michelson Prize and Grants Track
Overview of the Michelson Prize & Grants Program –Aimee Gilbreath, Dr. Shirley Johnston, Katy Palfrey
   Abstract     Found Animals Video     PPT (2.3MB)     PPT with Audio

Competing Successfully for Michelson Grants in Reproductive BiologySession Chair, Dr. Wolfgang Jöchle
  
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Targets and Historical Approaches to Non-surgical Sterilization in Dogs and Cats –Dr. Beverly Purswell
   Abstract     PPT     PPT with Audio
When and How to Demonstrate Safety and Toxicity of Potential Sterilants –Dr. Safdar Khan
   Abstract     PPT     PPT with Audio
Regulatory Challenges to Approval of Non-surgical Animal Sterilants –Dr. David Petrick
   Abstract     PPT     PPT with Audio
Overview of Targets & Approaches of Michelson Grant Applicants –Dr. Shirley Johnston
   PPT with Audio

Targeted Delivery of Cytotoxins for Sterilization of Cats and Dogs
  
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Overview from Session Chair, Dr. Linda Rhodes
   Abstract

KU-AS-272, as a Potential Single-dose Non-hormonal Male and Female Sterilant for Cats and Dogs –Dr. Joseph Tash, Dr. Kathy Roby
   Abstract     PPT (11MB)     PPT with Audio
FSH Receptor Ligand-Cytotoxin Conjugates: Potential for Permanent Chemosterilization –Dr. William Ja
   Abstract     PPT (7.6MB)     PPT with Audio
Identifying and Screening Targets for Contraceptive Impact –Dr. John Herr
   Abstract     PPT (10.3MB)     PPT with Audio

Silencing Genes That Control Reproduction –Session Chair: Dr. Stephen O’Brien  
  
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Functions & Therapeutic Applications of Small RNA’s –Dr. John Rossi
   PPT (9.5MB)     PPT with Audio
Vector Based Strategies for RNAi Expression in Whole Mammals –Dr. Mark Kay
   Abstract
Progress in siRNA Targeting in the Central Nervous System –Dr. Gregory Dissen
   Abstract     PPT (4.4MB)     PPT with Audio

Immunological Approaches to Sterilization of Cats and Dogs –Session Chair: Dr. Stephen Boyle

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Extending Duration of Vaccines: a case study –Dr. John Schiller
   PPT (3.2MB)     PPT with Audio
Viral Particle-Based Display of Multiple Antigens for Companion Animal Immunosterilization –Dr. Scott Coonrod
   Abstract     PPT (12.6MB)     PPT with Audio
Viral Vectored Vaccines and Potential for use as Immunocontraception –Dr. Kent Van Kampen
   Abstract     PPT (4.2MB)     PPT with Audio

Summary of Outcomes of ACC&D Scientific Think Tanks: Immunocontraception and Gene Silencing –Dr. Linda Rhodes
   Abstract     PPT (1.4MB)     PPT with Audio    
   Immunocontraception Think Tank Report     Gene Silencing Think Tank Report

Summary of Presentations from the Michelson Prize and Grants Track –Dr. Shirley Johnston
   PPT with Audio

Field Implementation Track
A Focus on Feral and Free-roaming Felines

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Current Contraceptive Approaches for Feral Cats –Dr. Julie Levy
   PPT (2MB)
Population Dynamics and Potential of a Long-acting Contraceptive –Dr. Margaret Slater
   Abstract     PPT (12.4MB)
Panel: Gregory Castle, Bryan Kortis, Dr. Julie Levy, Dr. Margaret Slater, Dr. Stephen Zawistowski

   Report from Panel by Session Chair, Karen Green     Feral Cat Song Audio (2.3MB)

Chemical Sterilization of Male Dogs –Session Chair: Karen Green
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EsterilSol™: Overview, History, and Current Use –Dr. Carlos Esquivel
   PPT (6.5MB)
ACC&D’s EsterilSol Small Grants Program –Karen Green
   PPT (2.1MB)    EsterilSol Grants Program home page
Chemical Sterilization: Understanding Opportunities and Challenges, a Panel Session –Moderator: Karen Green
   Emma Clifford: PPT (15MB)
   Dr. Julie Levy: PPT (1.3MB)
   Dr. Enid Stiles: PPT (8.7MB)
   Panel Q&A moderated by Karen Green: Video     Audio (20.1MB)
Click here to visit ACC&D's Esterilsol page

Scientific Posters (open abstract or poster to view all investigators and affiliations)
Single Testicular Injection of Chlorhexidine Solution as Chemical Sterilant in Dogs- G Aiudi
   Abstract     Poster
Feasibility Study on Using Non-surgical Sterilization as a Means of Street Dog Population Control in Kathmandu, Nepal- M Aziz
   Abstract     Poster
Pilot Study: Intratesticular Injection Induces Sterility in Male Cats- A Baran
   Abstract     Poster
Jet Injection Delivery of a Combined Contraceptive and Testicular Function Inhibitor into the Epididymis and Testicular Tissue- V Chauhan
   Abstract     Poster
Effect of Melatonin Implants on Feline Puberty and Estrous Cycle- C Gobello

   Abstract     Poster
Use of GnRH Agonist Implants for Medical Prevention of Estrus in the Bitch- E Fontaine
   Abstract
History of Calcium Chloride Injectable Sterilization in Male Dogs and First Report of Use in Cats- K Jana
   Abstract     Poster
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Vaccination for Immunocastration in Male Dogs- M Kutzler
   Abstract     Poster
Mechanical Sterilization by Ultrasound in Male Dog: Hystopathologic Response- R Leoci
   Abstract     Poster
Prolonged Suppression of Reproductive Activity in Male Cats with a 4.7 Mg Implant of Deslorelin- S Romagnoli
   Abstract     Poster
Transversal of Cervical Barrier and Nonsurgical Delivery of Sterilant in Female Dog- S Roy
   Abstract
Landscape Phage-Peptide Constructs for Low-Cost Immunocontraception of Dogs- T Samoylova
   Abstract     Poster
First Time Use of Contraceptive Implants in Female Dogs- J Samson-French
   Abstract     Poster
Growth and Angiogenesis in the Pregnant Canine Uterus- S Schäfer-Somi
   Abstract     Poster
Working with Communities on Canine Population Management in Todos Santos, Guatemala- E Stiles
   Abstract     Poster

Posters displayed during the Chemical Sterilization of Male Dogs session (open abstract or poster to view all investigators and affiliations):
Esterilsol™: Working with Mexican Municipalities to Control Overpopulation- C Esquivel Lacroix

   Abstract     Poster
Community-Based Neutering Program to Control Dog and Cat Populations and Predatory Behavior in the Galapagos- J Levy
   Poster