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Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) faculty, MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) graduates, and a current MAPP student attended and presented at the 6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control that was held by Alliance for Contraception for Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) in Boston, MA on July 22-24, 2018. We heard CAPP receive a nice shout-out at the event, too.


Attended:
• Dr. Emily McCobb, Cummings School V00, MAPP VG02 Assistant Director, CAPP, Director, Shelter Medicine Program, and Clinical Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Jessica Weinstein, MAPP Candidate VG18
Amelia DeFelice (Cook), MAPP VG11, Program Manager, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
Katie Lisnik, MAPP VG05, Director of Companion Animal Public Policy, Humane Society of the United States


Presented:
Val Benka, MAPP VG12, ACC&D Director of Programs, ACC&D and Susan Getty, VG13 Senior Coordinator, ACC&D presented “Marking and identification of free-roaming animals”
Kate Atema, MAPP VG03, CAPP Faculty Fellow, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Program Director, Community Animals spoke on a panel, “The need and opportunities for non-surgical tools for fertility control” with Dr. Andy Sparkes, Veterinary Director, International Cat Care and Dr. Roger Haston, Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities
• Dr. Gary Patronek, CAPP Faculty Fellow, moderated “Assessing the risk/benefit profile of surgical sterilization: laboratory and epidemiological approaches” with speakers Dr. Margaret Slater, CAPP Faculty Fellow, Senior Director, Research and Development, ASPCA and Dr. Michelle Kutzler, Oregon State University
• Dr. Andrew Rowan, CAPP Faculty Fellow, Chief Scientific Officer, HSUS spoke in a panel on “Lessons learned: field studies with cats and with dogs” with Val Benka, MAPP VG12, ACC&D Director of Programs, ACC&D, Stephanie Boyles Griffin, Science & Policy Director at Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, Amy Fischer, Teaching Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Emma Clifford, Founder & CEO, Animal Balance, and Giovanna Massei, APHA
• Dr. Lisa Moses, CAPP Faculty Fellow, Pain Medicine Service, MSPCA / Angell Animal Medical Center presented “The ethics of using dogs and cats as research subjects: special considerations for owned and community animals” with Val Benka,, MAPP VG12, ACC&D Director of Programs, ACC&D
• Dr. Sandra Ayers Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, presented “A New Approach for Non-Surgical Sterilization: Targeting Gonadal Support Cells” with Dr. Cristina Gobello, National University of La Plata


MAPP at 6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control that was held by Alliance for Contraception for Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) in Boston, MA on July 22-24, 2018

6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control that was held by Alliance for Contraception for Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) in Boston, MA on July 22-24, 2018

Pictured (left to right):
Amelia DeFelice (Cook), MAPP VG11, Program Manager, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
Kate Atema, MAPP VG03, CAPP Faculty Fellow, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Program Director, Community Animals
Susan Getty, VG13 Senior Coordinator, ACC&D
Jessica Weinstein, MAPP Candidate VG18
Valerie Benka, MAPP VG12, ACC&D Director of Programs, ACC&D

 

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