SBS Annual Meeting 2011

December 28, 2011

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

SBS MeetingOnce a year affiliate members from SBS labs around the world get together for a mini symposium. This year the 12th Annual Meeting was hosted at our new headquarters and state of the art facility in Chesapeake City, Maryland, December 7th to 9th. The Annual Meeting offers an excellent opportunity to review SBS protocols and policies, share ideas and plans for the upcoming year and socialize with our good friends and colleagues. The business section of the meeting was held in the well appointed conference facilities of the neighboring Riveredge Training Center, home of our good clients, Hassler Dressage. During our coffee and lunch breaks we took advantage of the fabulous viewing room and watched the horses in training being ridden in the indoor arena.

Annual Meeting 1 Every year we have a guest speaker, and this time we had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Sue McDonnell from the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center discuss aspects of stallion behavior, handling options for the difficult stallion and therapies for stallions with ejaculatory dysfunction.

Taking advantage of the new facilities at SBS-MD, we followed the business meeting with a wet lab where we could review semen processing, freezing, storage and distribution and discuss improvements in our protocols and quality control measures. We also had a fun social program which included a visit to the amazing Christmas lights at Longwood Gardens, group dinners and a tour of Philadelphia that included the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and sampling of the famous Philly cheese steaks. Liberty Bell

Locations of previous SBS Annual Meetings:
• 2000 San Antonio, TX
• 2001 San Diego, CA
• 2002 Orlando, FL
• 2003 Pilot Point, TX
• 2004 Cremona, Italy
• 2005 Ocala, FL
• 2006 San Antonio, TX
• 2007 Murphys, CA
• 2008 Cloppenburg, Germany
• 2009 Las Vegas, NV
• 2010 Lexington, KY

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