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    If not for the pandemic, we would have held the 5th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW) by now. But we’re watching global developments with cautious optimism that we’ll soon be in a position to determine a date/location/format for the next IDHW. In the meantime, we are developing online events to keep important collaborations going,

    Based on recent discussions with key stakeholders v1 virtual IDHW logo-01.pngin canine genetic testing, three topics have been identified as being important to current conversations: Standardizing Genetic Reports, Validation, and Genetic Diversity.

    Specific challenges have been identified for each of these topics, and IPFD is planning a series of short online workshops taking each challenge in turn to agree on goals and outcomes, and - as a community - to undertake post-workshops actions to implement necessary actions. 




    Workshop #1 (Online) - Tuesday, 28 September 2021

    Theme: Standardizing Genetic TestingGenetics.png


    Workshop Overview:

    Target Audience:
    Genetic test providers, breed-health advisors, kennel clubs, and researchers developing new genetic tests

    From Information and Collaboration to Action!

    The aim of the workshop is to discuss and share relevant information around these challenges, and others, relevant to standardizing genetic reports. By doing so, we can identify outcomes and agree actions towards improving genetic reports, ultimately to the benefit of dog health and welfare.   

    Within the topic of Standardizing Genetic Reports, four challenges for discussion have been identified as being key to improving genetic reports:

    •  Nomenclature: challenges and working towards standardization
    • Reporting what is being tested – mutations, variants, linkage, etc.
    • Tests for risk and susceptibility – clarity for breeders/health advisors
    • Genetic test application and advice

    For each challenge, we have a speaker who has kindly agreed to provide their experience and expertise in a pre-workshop presentation. They will also participate in the session on 28 September.

    Confirmed presenters include Dr. Cathryn Mellersh (University of Cambridge), Dr. Jonas Donner (Wisdom Panel), Dr. Joanna Ilska (The Kennel Club), Dr. Danika Bannasch (University of California, Davis), Dr. Adam Boyko (Embark), and Aimée Llewellyn-Zaidi (IPFD). Additional speakers may be added. View their bios here.


    Session Timing:
    The workshop will be 3.5 hours in length - please refer to table below for start times in your time zone.

    PDT (UTC -7)



    MTD (UTC -6)



    CDT (UTC -5)



    EDT (UTC -4)



    BST (UTC +1)



    CEST (UTC +2)



    EEST (UTC +3)



    AEST (UTC +9)


    12:30 (29 Sept)


    Pre-Meeting Resources:

    Pre-Meeting resources (speaker videos, reading materials, etc.) will be available for those who have registered for the workshop. Participants must also be registered as members here on (if they haven't already done so) to access these materials.

    Watch for updates


    Post-Meeting Resources:

    To be posted following workshop


    Watch for updates


    Registration for Webinar #1 is now closed.


    This Workshop is offered free to all participants, but we ask you to please consider making a donation to the IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) and help us improve standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and a sustainable future for healthy dogs.



    ★ Credit card or direct payments handled via PayPal.★





    Workshop #2 (Online) - To Be Confirmed

    Theme: Validation





    Workshop #3 (Online) - To Be Confirmed

    Theme: Genetic Diversity


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