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International Symposium on
Stallion Reproduction (ISSR)

Online Mini-Symposium - 3-4 March 2022

With the next In-presence-ISSR in Cordoba, Spain, moved to 2024, the Board of ISSR is happy to announce an interim online ISSR Symposium. There is an increasing need to present and discuss our research in an international context. This is particularly true for young scientists who due to COVID restrictions have been completely blocked from the international community of stallion and equine reproduction.   

A two-day mini symposium will be held on 3 and 4 March 2022 via Zoom. Each day´s session will start with an invited “plenary” lecture followed by short oral presentations from young researchers.

                                                             Christine Aurich (on behalf of the ISSR Committee)


3 March 2022

Zamira Gibb, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Plenary lecture: Practical implications of stallion sperm metabolism in the laboratory and the clinic
(45 min + discussion)

6-8 Short communications (10 min + discussion)

4 March 2022

Manuel Hidalgo, University of Cordoba, Spain
Plenary lecture: Current techniques for equine sperm vitrification
(45 min + discussion)

6-8 Short communications (10 min + discussion)

On both days sessions start at 3 p.m. Vienna time (2 p.m. GMT)

Abstract Submission

Free communications should be sent by e-mail to Jörg Aurich at Vetmeduni Vienna (

Topics of the online Symposium include advances in stallion reproductive physiology, semen analysis and semen preservation, fertility assessment and diseases of the reproductive tract in stallions.

Abstracts will be  reviewed and a total of 12 to 16 abstracts will be accepted for presentation. The best presenter will be awarded the ISSR young scientist award.

Abstracts should be submitted in word format following general rules for scientific abstracts (authors, institutions, text giving the background and aims of the study, results and conclusions). Abstracts should be written in Times New Roman 12 and not exceed one page.

Abstract submission is open now and deadline is 15 January 2022.


The Mini-Symposium will be held via Zoom and a 25 € registration fee will be charged, Details on registration for presenters and for non-presenting online delegates will be made available soon.

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