European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR)

Preliminary Scientific Programme

ESDAR conference 2020

Thursday 15th October 2020

10:00 Optional Excursion

14:00-17:00 Meeting of the ESDAR Board

17:00-20:00 Registrations

20:00 Welcome Reception



Friday 16th October 2020

08:45-09:00 Opening Session

09:00-10:30 Plenary Session I

- Breeding for robustness in a changing climate. Prof. Roth Zvi (Israel)

- Human medicine: 40 years after Louise Brown. Prof. Konstantinos Dafopoulos (Greece)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Young scientist presentations

12:00-13:30 4 Parallel Workshops

            Small ruminant reproduction (Dr. Xavier Druart)

            Alternatives to antibiotics (Prof. Renee Bage)

Genomic selection and other genomic applications in horses (Dr. Friederike Katharina Stock)   

Old and modern data sources. What is their significance and how to make optimal use of them (Prof. Niki Papavramidou)

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Poster Session I

16.00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:15 Oral communication sessions

19:00 Gala Dinner



Saturday 17th October 2020

08:30-09:50 Plenary Session II

- The implication of microRNA expression in equine reproduction. Prof. Peter Daels (Belgium)

- Education: where does it go? Dr. Herman Jonker (The Netherlands)

09:50-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-10:55 Plenary Session III

- Early embryo-maternal dialogue in the oviduct, a fine tuning to secure the success of pregnancy in mammals. Dr. Pascal Mermillod (France)

10:55-11:55 Oral Communication Session II

11:55-12:45 ESDAR annual business meeting

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:15 Poster Session II

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 4 Parallel Workshops

            Metabolic stress, oocyte quality and infertility in dairy cows. Can we intervene? (Dr. Waleed Marei)

Mastitis in small ruminants (Dr. Dominique Bergonier)      

From ovulation to parturition (Dr. Georgios Mantziaras)   

Novel insights in pig reproduction through the application of -omics technologies (Prof.Riera Immaculada Parrilla)    

17:00-17:30 Awards and Closure of ESDAR



Sunday 18th October 2020

10:00-15:00 Optional Excursion