May 2, 2018


A PDF of the CAGH Abstract Book is available to download.

Sunday 13th May 2018

We will be having a meet-and-greet session on Sunday evening from 19:00 at The Royal Dick (Summerhall), everybody is very welcome!

Monday 14th May 2018

09:15-09:30Welcome & Announcements
09:30-10:50Session 1 - Chair: Catherine Andre
Thomas Marchant - Detection and Characterisation of a Genetic Association with Norwich Terrier Upper Airway Syndrome
Christopher Jenkins - Identification and characterisation of a mutation associated with cerebellar ataxia in the Norwegian Buhund dog breed
Suvi Mäkeläinen - A novel form of retinal degeneration in Labrador retrievers
Greg Markby - Ontogenic Transcriptomic Profiling Identifies Signalling Pathways Driving Pathogenesis in Canine Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease
11:10-12:10Session 2 - Chair: Tomas Bergstrom
Naomi Harvey - Genetic and environmental risk factors for canine atopic dermatitis evaluated in a population of owned Labrador and Golden retrievers
Maud Rimbault - Glioma in dogs: interest of spontaneous models for the genetics of human gliomas
Rebekkah Hitti - Genetic analyses of Lhasa Apso dogs with progressive retinal atrophy identifies a LINE-1 insertion in the promoter region of a retinal candidate gene.
12:10-12:20Housekeeping & Announcements
13:30-14:30Session 3 - Chair: Eleanor Raffan
Juliane Friedrich - The association of environmental and genetic factors with behavioural traits in two popular purebred dog breeds
Solenne Correard - A dog spontaneous model for human sensory neuropathies: Identification of a mutation in a regulatory region of GDNF and DNA screening in human patients.
Rebekkah Hitti - Extensive whole genome sequencing comparisons in dogs elucidates a putative novel candidate gene for retinal degeneration.
14:30-15:00Poster introductions (odd numbered posters)
15:00-16:00Break & Poster session
16:00-17:00Keynote: Rob Ogden - A talk on the wild side - applications of animal genetics in wildlife conservation
19:00Conference Dinner (further details to follow)

Tuesday 15th May 2018

09:10-10:30Session 4 - Chair: Lucy Davison
Joanna Ilska - Use of cross-country data for estimation of heritability of longevity and heart-related deaths in Doberman Pinscher
Catherine Andre - Canine breed specific cancers as natural models for rare and/or aggressive human cancer types: examples of sarcomas, melanomas, lymphomas and gliomas.
Louise Burmeister - Genetic investigation of oculoskeletal dysplasia in the Northern Inuit dog
David Sargan - Genetic approaches to Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in three canine breeds.
10:30-11:00Poster introductions (even numbered posters)
11:00-12:00Break & Poster session
12:00-13:00Session 5 - Chair: Pam Wiener
Carys Pugh - A mutation in Olfactomedin-like 3 (OLFML3) is a candidate for severe goniodysgenesis and glaucoma in Border Collies
Julia Niskanen - A novel locus in chromosome 5 is associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers
Sally Ricketts - Association of primary open angle glaucoma ADAMTS17 mutations with height in two domestic dog breeds
13:00-13:30Wrap Up & Lunch


Poster 1Åke Hedhamma - Swedish actions to “handle” Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) related health issues
Poster 2Androniki Psifidi - Candidate genes for feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: analysis of 18 sarcomeric and non-sarcomeric genes
Poster 3Anna Letko - Population structure of Leonberger dogs
Poster 4Catherine Andre - Cani-DNA: a French National biobank of canine samples for dog/human compared biomedical research.
Poster 5Celine le Beguec - Integrated genomic and transcriptomic analyses of long non-coding RNAs in dog as a model of human melanoma
Poster 6Charlotte Wooley - Data cleaning; is it time to stop sweeping it under the carpet? An example from the Dogslife project.
Poster 7Louise Burmeister - Give a Dog a Genome: generating a stake-holder funded bank of whole-genome sequences with which to elucidate benign and disease-associated variation within the canine genome
Poster 8Katarina Hazuchova - Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the feline ACP1 gene are associated with diabetes mellitus in lean Domestic Shorthair cats
Poster 9Riika Sarviaho - Regions associated with canine noise sensitivity and fear overlap human neuropsychiatric loci