1st UK Companion Animal Genetic Health Conference

A new scientific meeting entitled “A Healthy Companionship: The Genetics of Health in Dogs” is being organised for May 14-15th 2018 and will be hosted by the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute .

The meeting will be held at the University of Edinburgh’s South Hall, a venue that is easily reached by public transportation.

Our inspiration for this conference stems from the growing number of researchers in the UK who are currently investigating the genetics of important health issues in dogs – we thought an opportunity to meet, present and share our research findings in the UK would be welcome.

Many of us regularly attend the International Conference on Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases that is held every two years, and alternates between the USA and Europe.

The 10th International Conference is to be held in Switzerland in 2019 so we decided to hold the UK meeting this year, to provide an interim opportunity to meet.

For the Healthy Companionship conference we will invite abstracts from all interested participants, and will plan a programme that reflects as broad a range of ongoing studies as possible.  There will also be the possibility to present posters.