8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 Keynote Address -Dr. Rudi Jaenisch, MIT
"Nuclear cloning, stem cells and genomic reprogramming"
10:00 Dr. Eric Overstrom, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
"The Utility of the Activated Egg in Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer: The Goat and Mouse Model"
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Carol Brenner, University of New Orleans
"The Use of Non-Human Primate Model for Evidenced-Based ART; Science Before ART, 2002"
11:15 Jose Cibelli, Advanced Cell Technology
"Parthenogenesis and Stem Cells"
11:45 Carol Warner, Northeaster University
"Genetics and Imaging to Assess Preimplantation Embryo Health"
2:00 Rafael Fissore, UMass at Amherst
"Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Ca2+ release, SpermManipulations and Research Implications"
2:30 Tom Ducibella, Tufts Medical School
"Calcium oscillation-mediated control of the onset of mammalian development: how does it work and how far-reaching are the consequences"
3:00 David Keefe, New England Medical Center and Brown University
"Telomeres and Egg Quality- Burning the Candle at Both Ends"
3:30 Coffee Break
3:45 Esmail Behboodi
"Somatic cell nuclear transfer and the production of recombinant proteins in the milk of large animals"
4:15 Lawrence Wangh, Brandeis University
"Quantitative Real-Time PCR forDetection of DNA and RNA in Embryos and Single Cells"
4:45 Concluding Remarks
5:00 Cocktail Hour
6:00 Dinner Speaker, Jim Robl, Hematech
"Production of Transcrhomosomic Calves Expressing Human Immunoglobin"