The AETA Announces 2019 Award Winners, Student Scholarship Recipients, and 2020 Board of Directors – Cowsmo

The AETA Announces 2019 Award Winners, Student Scholarship Recipients, and 2020 Board of Directors

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Embryo Transfer Association was held October 24-26 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More than 400 national and international attendees came together. The meeting hosted oral and poster presentations as well as commercial exhibits. Special events included the preconference social, companion tours, and awards banquet.

2019 AETA Student scholarship winners. Also pictured are Dr. Matt Iager, AETA President, and Dr. Matthew Dorshorst, AETA Vice President

Listed below are the winners of the 2019 AETA awards who were recognized at the 2019 meeting and the incoming 2020 AETA Board of Directors.

The Edwin Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Brad Stroud – Weatherford, TX

AETA President’s Award
Dr. Charles Looney – Hope, AR

Honorary Lifetime Membership
Dr. Roger Davis – Crossfield, AB, Canada

Dr. Matt Iager presenting the Lifetime Membership Designation to Dr. Roger Davis, who stands alongside his wife, Cindy Davis

Student Scholarship Recipients
Josh Brown, University of Minnesota
David Hardesty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sarah Harp, The Ohio State University
Makayla Hawbaker, University of Wisconsin
Russell Johnson, Tuskegee University
Kaitlin Karl, Michigan State University
Mariah Markle, Louisiana State University
Hilary Seals, Auburn University
Nicholas Shen, Lincoln Memorial University
Michael Topper, University of Pennsylvania

Board of Directors
President – Dr. Matthew Dorshorst, Marshfield, WI
Vice President – Dr. William Croushore, Berlin, PA
Secretary-Treasurer – Dr. Clay Breiner, Westmoreland, KS
Immediate Past President – Dr. Matt Iager, Boonsboro, MD
Director – Dr. Kory Bigalk, Rochester, MN
Director – Dr. Pat Comyn, Madison, VA
Director – Dr. Brad Lindsey, Midway, TX
Director – Dr. Greg Schueller, Whitewater, WI
Director – Dr. Jeremy VanBoening, Alma, NE

Dr. Matt Iager presenting the Edwin Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Brad Stroud

In addition, the AETA announces its 2020 joint annual convention with the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (CETA), to be held October 5-7, following the World Dairy Expo. The 2020 joint meeting will be held at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, WI.

The purpose of the AETA is to unite those organizations and individuals in the United States engaged in the embryo transfer industry into an affiliated federation operating under self-imposed standards of performance and conduct.

Members aim to present a unified voice of the industry to promote the mutual interests and ideals of the members; to protect the users of the embryo transfer industry to the extent technically and ethically possible; to educate the public properly on the status and capability of the United States embryo transfer industry; and to encourage others to engage in the pursuit of this industry. For more information about the AETA, please visit HERE.

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