European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR)


NEW DATES: 12-17 October 2021, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dear ESDAR-members and colleagues,

Due to the current threat of the Coronavirus, the Board has unfortunately decided that we have to postpone our ESDAR 2020 conference. Based on the uncertainty about how the situation will be in autumn this year, the local organizing committee in Thessaloniki strongly advised us to postpone the conference for 1 year and proposed us to organize the meeting from 12 till 17 October 2021 (in Thessaloniki).

A new call for abstracts will soon be announced on our website. Authors who already have a provisionally accepted abstract will later be asked by our conference secretary whether they want to confirm, update or delete the submitted abstract.

People who already have registered for the conference should contact Mrs Despoina Amarantidou  (e-mail: Despoina Amarantidou <>) who is the representative of the local organizing committee.

We are very sorry we have to make this decision but hope all of you understand that there was no other option. We are furthermore convinced that ‘the hunger’ to participate in a conference and to meet friends and colleagues will be extra big next year. Therefore, we are convinced that we will be able to organize a successful conference next year in Thessaloniki.  

Geert Opsomer

On behalf of the ESDAR Board

Call for abstract : to be announced


Dear ESDAR sympathiser,

Traditionally at the beginning of the year, it is my pleasure to wish you all a healthy and prosperous new year. May your good health allow you to fulfill all your plans and at least some of your dreams in 2020!
At our latest very successful conference which took place in the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg, I could really feel a vibe of positive energy that is currently circulating among our members. We at the Board try to further stimulate this by creating new possibilities to communicate via social media. Also at the meeting of the country representatives in Saint Petersburg, which was very well attended, I felt a sincere interest to further stimulate contacts and communication amongst a variety of people active in animal reproduction both at the national as well as at the international level.

Our Board is currently preparing the conference which will this year take place in October in Thessaloniki (Greece). The program for this meeting is already fully prepared and looks really very attractive with interesting keynote speakers and practical workshops. Furthermore, we are already preparing the meeting of 2021 which will take place in Nantes (France) and which will be the first conference to be jointly organized by ESDAR, ECAR and EVSSAR.
We at ESDAR are very much looking forward to a closer collaboration between these three organizations and we will do our best to continue to jointly organize conferences in the future. We are convinced that a closer collaboration among the different repro-organizations in Europe, will stimulate the comparative thinking and in this way facilitate future collaborations. Furthermore, our task to better take care of our environment, urges us to minimize travelling and hence to minimize the number of conferences on very similar topics.
As usual, New Year wishes are followed by the request to renew your membership by paying the yearly membership fee. This year, the ESDAR membership fee will not be different from
previous year and will be maintained at 60,- Euro (full rate) or 40,- Euro for students, EBVS registered residents and retired members.

To renew your membership, please go to the ESDAR website (
If you forgot your username, please do not make a new account, but email Judith ( She can give you your username. When you forgot your password, you can make create a new one on the site.
Click on: ‘membership application’ and follow the instructions. If you need an invoice or a receipt, let Judith know. She will send you one.
Looking forward to meet you all in Thessaloniki and wishing you lots of success in 2020!

Yours sincerely,

Geert Opsomer
ESDAR President

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Call for abstracts: deadline for abstract submission extended 29th March, 2020

The European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR)

is a non-profitable community with special emphasis on reproduction in domestic animals and wild animals as well. The society supports all activities to stimulate education and research in the field of reproduction, especially for clinical aspects, biotechnology and physiology of reproduction. The society has a strong mutual collaboration with the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR). On a regular basis, the society organizes meetings and workshops. Cooperations with other national and international societies are welcome.