May, June and July 2016

1 May 2016
Vol. 9, no. 3

2016 RQR Symposium

The 9th Symposium of the Réseau Québécois en reproduction will take place on November 8th and 9th 2016 at the Espaces Dalhousie in Vieux-Québec. A training workshop on genome editing will be held prior the Symposium on November 7th. Details of this workshop will follow during the next weeks.


Pablo J. Ross

from UC Davis, California

Ina Dobrinski

from University of Calgary, Alberta

Deborah Sloboda

from McMaster University, Ontario


Symposium (November 8th and 9th, 2016)

Pre-Symposium Workshop (November 7th, 2016)



A block of rooms is reserved at the Hotel Port-Royal – a 4 minute walk – at the special price of $147 per night, including parking and breakfast.

Classic Suite:                                           1 Queen bed and equipped kitchen

Deluxe Suite:                                           1 Queen or King bed (according to availability) and equipped kitchen

Deluxe Plus Suite:                                  1 Queen or King bed (according to availability, 1 sofa-bed and equipped kitchen

Room reservations must be made directly with the Hotel Port Royal, by contacting Agnès Marsoin at 418 692-2777 extension 126 or by email at, mentioning the name of the group SYMPOSIUM to benefit from the special price.


For trainees who are interested in getting involved in the organization of the 2016 Symposium, please contact Julie Blouin at


KT Award

As part of the 2016 Symposium, the RQR will offer two Knowledge Transfer Awards: a researcher award and a trainee award.

These two awards in the amount of $400 each will be officially awarded at the RQR Annual Symposium in November along with an honorary plaque. Please note that it is also possible to nominate another member, trainee or researcher.

Applications must be submitted by email at by September 23rd and a committee will review the applications.

To submit an application, please complete the form.

Reproductive Biology course

A course on reproductive biology is offered at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire and is available online on the RQR website. Many topics are discussed and most of the presentations given by various RQR researchers were filmed and placed on the website. You can access it by creating an account to access the secure section of the RQR website.


Industry meetings

2016 Symposium sur les bovins laitiers

The Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-food (CRAAQ) will present the 2016 Symposium sur les bovins laitiers on Thursday October 27 at the Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville.

Deadline to register, and benefit from the special price, is October 13.

For more information, please visit the CRAAQ website.


2016 AETA & CETA/ACTE Joint Scientific Convention

The American Embryo Transfer Association and the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association invite you to their annual convention, September 29 – October 1, 2016.

For more information, please visit the AETA or the CETA website.