Remarkable developments in genome editing are set to revolutionize medicine agriculture as large animal genomes can, for the first time, be modified with sophistication and efficiency so far only achievable in the mouse. This technology would allow for improvement in livestock production traits, agricultural animal health and welfare, and generation of more refined large animal models for biomedical applications. The summit will bring together reproductive biologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, animal model developers, preclinical and clinical researchers, and representatives of federal research and regulatory agencies.
1. Provide updates on genetic engineering technologies, including genome editing, and their biomedical and agricultural applications in academia and industry.
2. Engage federal agencies, industry representatives and academic researchers in a policy development forum. The focus of this panel discussion will be to: broadly define large animal research areas/topics that include transgenesis; and develop joint strategies to improve funding focused on developing the best animal models for a given trait/disease (dual purpose with dual benefit and beyond).
Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Canyons Reservation Department at 1-888-416-6195 or 435-602-4099. Please be sure to identify yourself using the information below to receive the group’s special rates:
Group Name: Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit
Group ID: CD9LAG
Group Dates: 6/3-6/7/2018
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Guests are encouraged to make their reservation as soon as they know their dates of stay. Room rates will be honored 3 days pre and post summit so you have time to explore Utah. 1 night deposit is due at booking, balance is due 7 days prior to arrival date. Any changes or cancellations to your booking must be made 7 days prior to your arrival date. Late arrivals, early departures, downgrade to room types, and no-shows are non-refundable 7 days prior to your arrival date. Check in time is at 4PM and check out time is at 11AM.
*Please note that the Sundial and Silverado Lodge rates do not include housekeeping services, but they are available upon request for an additional fee.