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Volume 22 • Issue 01 • 2018 Back to Basics: Clinical and Reproduction Tools for the Rural Practitioner Ruvasa & SASVEPM Congress, 18 - 20 June 2018 | Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre The RuVASA & SASVEPM Congress is just around the corner. RuVASA is proud to announce these exceptional international speakers Rob Gilbert B.V.Sc. (Pretoria) M.Med.Vet.(Gyn) (Pretoria) Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists Lucas Cutaia DVM. School of Veterinary Medicine of Agricultural Sciences College at the Catholic University of Cordoba Lynette Bester (Dip Cur Anim) BVSc Robert Gilbert received his veterinary education in South Africa at the University of Pretoria. He spent time in private practice and corporate practice (artifi cial insemination) before returning to the University for post-graduate study. He later completed a residency in theriogenology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before returning as a faculty member to the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort). He is currently an Associate Dean and Theriogenology professor at Ross University. Recent rewards: Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS), granted for “meritorious contributions to knowledge” 2017, Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecturer, University of Pretoria, 2017, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, 2016. TOPICS Dr Cutaia is currently the global Technical Manager Laboratory Syntex SA. Developing Technology Transfer Activities, Product Development and Research. (Since 2011). His specialisation is in bovine reproduction. Author and Co-Author of numerous publications (over 140) on control of follicular dynamics, artifi cial insemination programs at fi xed time, synchronization of ovulation in embryo transfer recipients, superovulation and ultrasound. Co-Author of book chapters on animal reproduction (6 books) and was a speaker at over 40 international conferences and gave post- graduate courses in 7 countries. Member of the Brazilian Society of Embryo Technology (SBTE). TOPICS Lynette Bester qualifi ed in 1980 as a veterinary nurse (Dip Cur Anim) and was offered a position at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria as theatre sister for four years. This stimulated her interest in further study and she completedher BVSc degree in 1990. She joined the University as lecturer in veterinary anaesthesiology. Enjoying the teaching component, it encouraged her to do the tertiary education diploma (DTI) after-hours and she obtained the diploma in 1992. She completed her residency and obtained her MMedVet(Anaes) in 2009. Currently she is Senior Lecturer and Education Specialist at the University of Adelaide. TOPICS Federico Randi works as International Technical Manager with Ceva Animal Health He obtained the Title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine “cum laude” from the University of Bologna in Italy; he worked in an IVF laboratory for Embryo production and Transfer in horses and cattle in Northern Italy; he moved to the University College Dublin for his PhD working on a collaborative project between UCD and Teagasc under the supervision of Professor Patrick Lonergan. His doctorate research program was focused on reproductive biology in cattle and particularly on the use of fi xed time artifi cial insemination in the Dairy and Beef cow industry in Ireland. During the years in UCD, he also completed the residency program for the European College of Animal Reproduction in Ruminant Reproduction and Herd Health under the supervision of Dr. Marjke Beltman and Prof Lonergan. ■ ■ ■ Causes, consequences and prevention of postpartum anovulation in dairy cows. Pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of postpartum uterine disease. New insights into the role of genetics in reproduction of dairy cows. ■ Implementation of Artifi cial Insemenation Programs in Beef Herds in Argentina: Practical Considerations and Cost Analysis Benefi t ■ (Re) Synchronization programs applied to Beef and Dairy Production ■ Management strategies to optimise reproductive performance of the dairy herds: focus on FTAI ■ New Advances in hormonal programs aimed at reduce embryonic losses ■ Update of Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Ruminants ■ In fi eld anaesthesia of sheep and goats ■ Regional anaesthesia in cattle MMedVet(Anaes) Federico Randi DVM PhD Meet our speakers final.indd 1 TOPICS ■ Optimising reproductive management strategies for suckled beef herds under pasture ■ The use of synchronisation to maximise labour of fi xed time effi ciency and improve calving rate in seasonal pasture based dairy productive systems 2018/04/10 11:31 AM 29