NEWS: July 26, 2018:
IPFD comments on recent articles by Nature, WBUR, & Science, which explore the challenges related to genetic testing in pets
NEWS: June 13, 2018:
Update on the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD)
NEWS: May 8, 2018:
View HGTD Press Release
NEWS: APRIL 20, 2018:
THE HGTD IS NOW ONLINE!
IPFD is overseeing a multi-stakeholder, collaborative effort to create an open access, sustainable online resource that will:
Catalog information provided voluntarily from genetic test providers (GTPs) for genetic testing (GT) in dogs.
Describe expertise, quality assurance, activities and resources; host expert panel reviews of genetic tests;
Coordinate a program for standardized proficiency testing and potentially peer review and audit;
Collate/assemble existing and new resources for genetic counselling and education; and provide the foundation for further developments.
Our Steering Committee includes: Brenda Bonnett, CEO, IPFD; Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi, Harmonization Project Director, IPFD; Diane Brown, AKC Canine Health Foundation; Matthew Breen, North Carolina State University; Cathryn Mellersh, Animal Health Trust; Sofia Malm, Swedish Kennel Club; Wim van Haeringen, VHL Genetics, Netherlands; Sue Pearce-Kelling, Optigen; and Eddie Dzuik; Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). IPFD, our Partners and other stakeholders in this initiative recognize the input and work of many other experts and organizations in addressing the use of DNA tests in dogs. The Harmonization initiative is working to further engage numerous experts to participate in panels to develop the resource, provide evaluation of tests and work to advance genetic counseling.
IPFD has actively engaged Leadership Sponsors (see below) to help develop the HGTD Quality Database. These collaborators include international genetic test providers (GTPs), academic institutions, the Hereditary Disease Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and other important dog health organizations.
A prototype was presented at the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop and at the 9th Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics meeting in Minnesota, May 2017. Information has been provided by participating GTPs, and the Quality Database is in beta testing. The resource will be available to the public in early 2018.
Key Partners and Leadership Sponsors:
Read more about IPFD Partners and Sponsors
Other potential sponsors and collaborators are welcome to contact us to explore opportunities.
Contact: IPFD CEO Brenda.Bonnett@ipfdogs.com or Project Director Aimee.Llewellyn-Zaidi@ipfdogs.com
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