European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR)

Preliminary Scientific Programme

ESDAR conference 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021

10:00 Optional City Tour

14.00-17.00 Meeting of the ESDAR Board

17:00-20:00 Registrations

20:00 Welcome Reception


Friday 15 October 2021

08:45-09:00 Opening Session

09:00-10:30 Plenary Session I (2 keynotes, 40 Min each)

            Hidalgo Manuel                         Recent advances in donkey sperm vitrification

            Jonker  Herman                        Education: where does it go

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Young scientist presentations (8 presentations, 5 Min + 1 Min discussion, each)

12:00-13:30 4 Parallel Workshops

            Small ruminant reproduction (X. Druart)

Alternatives to antibiotics (R. Bage)      

Genomic selection and other genomic applications in horses (F.K. Stock)

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

13:30-14:30 Lunch (1 room for country representative meeting)

14:30-16:00 Poster Session I

16.00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:15 Oral communication sessions (4 parallel, 4 each)

19:00 Gala Dinner


Saturday 16 October 2021

08:30-09:50 Plenary Session II (2 keynotes, 40 Min each)

            Dafopoulos Konstantinos           Human medicine: 40 years after Louise Brown

            Roth Zvi                                   Breeding for robustness in a changing climate

09:50-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-10:55 Plenary Session III (1 keynote, 40 min)

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

10:55-11:55 Oral Communication Session II (4 parallel, 4 each)

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? (W. Marei)

Mastitis in small ruminants (D. Bergonier)

From ovulation to parturition (small animals) (G. Mantziaras)

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

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


Sunday 17 October 2021

10:00-15:00 Optional Excursion