The AABP, with the support from the American Embryo Transfer Association, will hold a three-day embryo transfer seminar for beginners August 17-19, 2015 at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. If you want to learn embryo transfer or if you have begun and are struggling, this seminar is for you. You will be taught the most up-to-date techniques by a staff with years of experience at your side.

Superovulated cows will be provided for each student to collect, and then search for, evaluate, and freeze embryos on their own. Microscopes, freezers, and all ET equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any equipment with you. All techniques will be discussed and demonstrated on donor cows before you begin your work on the practice cows. Superovulation, collection, freezing, transfer, estrus synchronization, donor scheduling, embryo morphology, and semen quality evaluations will all be discussed in detail. Also included will be a discussion on transferring fresh and frozen IVF-derived embryos.

The registration link for this seminar is  

For those flying into Roanoke, Va., seminar staff will make an effort to provide transportation if needed. A rate of $79 per night at the Comfort Suites-University Hotel which is walking distance to the seminar location, has been secured. Call 540-552-5636 by August 9 to reserve a room. Call Randall Hinshaw at 540-246-2697 or e-mail at, for more information.