International Symposium on Pet Population Control
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 12:00 AM

Kittens in cage
An overwhelming number of dogs and cats are in shelters as a result of pet overpopulation.

HSVMA is encouraging veterinary professionals to attend the 4th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control, presented by the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) in partnership with the Found Animals Foundation, sponsor of the Michelson Prize and Grants in Reproductive Biology.

HSVMA is now an Organizational Partner of ACC&D and is offering our members a discounted rate of $239 to attend.

The 4th International Symposium offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those interested in the development and use of non-surgical methods of controlling cat and dog populations worldwide. The Symposium will feature 40 speakers and will bring together scientists, veterinarians, animal welfare professionals, public health advocates, pharmaceutical industry representatives and funders from the U.S. and abroad.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from:

  • Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the The Humane Society of the United States, the parent organization of HSVMA, on ways that veterinary professionals and other stakeholders can work together to advance contraceptive methods
  • Dr. Andrew Rowan, an HSVMA Leadership Council Member and Chief Scientific Officer of The HSUS, leading a discussion on the international need and market for non-surgical sterilants

The symposium will feature the following tracks as well:

  • The Michelson Prize and Grants track, sponsored and hosted by the Found Animals Foundation, is designed to meet the needs of scientists and those considering applying to the Michelson Grants program
  • Focus on Feral and Free-roaming Felines
  • Chemical Sterilization for Male Dogs

Want to learn more about the product characteristics necessary to meet animal welfare objectives? Or which benchmarks should be used to evaluate non-surgical approaches? These among many other questions and concerns will be addressed by the industry leaders during the symposium.

Join HSVMA and ACC&D April 8-10, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. Visit ACC&D's web site to register today at this discounted rate. And don't forget to say you heard about the symposium through HSVMA!