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PolSKI CPD vol.2 Eng

23.01.2024 do 28.01.2024


We are delighted to invite you once again to the PolSKI CPD conference, following the success of its first edition. PolSKI CPD offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intimate atmosphere of a mountain village while gaining valuable insights into the latest advancements in equine reproduction veterinary techniques. This year, we invite you for a full 4-day training program! For three days, we have scheduled several hours of lectures dedicated to mare and stallion reproduction. On the last day, you will have the opportunity to participate in practical workshops held at a stable located nearby.These talks will be delivered by renowned specialists from all around the world.

In between lectures, experienced instructors with a background in competition will lead skiing training sessions.  During this edition, you will also have the opportunity to participate in ski touring training! In the evenings, we will come together to enjoy winter activities such as sleigh rides, bonfires, and regional feasts.


During the academic portion of the trip, you will have the opportunity to attend lectures on the latest reproductive biotechnology techniques, practical aspects of mare breeding, insemination, and stallion andrology. On the last day, you will take part in a practical session where, in small groups, you will independently, under the guidance of top specialists, explore the latest horse reproduction techniques.

These presentations will be delivered by international experts, including:

  • Prof. Marco Antonio Alvarenga
  • Asst. Prof. Anthony Claes
  •  Prof. Juan Cuervo-Arango
  • Prof. John Newcombe
  • Prof. Duccio Panzani
  • Dr. Roberto Sanchez
  • Dr. Sylwester Zając
  • Dr James Crabtree
  • Prof. Tom Stout

The lecturers will be present at all social events, ready to engage in conversation and answer any questions that may arise.


Hotel Meta Szczyrk, a beautiful four-star hotel located directly on the slopes of a picturesque mountain village, will be our accommodation. The hotel offers numerous attractions to cater to everyone’s needs. After a fulfilling day, guests can relax in the Wellness Zone, which includes saunas, live jazz music, and a swimming pool. Winter evenings can be spent in the hotel bar, sipping on a glass of red wine. As part of the conference, full board will be provided in the hotel restaurant. You will be accommodated in comfortable and modern twin rooms, equipped with single beds, spacious bathrooms, TVs, and free internet access.

Ski Experience:

The daily four-hour ski practice sessions will leave you feeling fulfilled and refreshed. Through exercises, analysis, and ample time on the slopes, those with prior skiing experience can reach a higher level of skill and understanding. For beginners, we will introduce you to the exhilarating sense of freedom that skiing provides, as well as teach you how to navigate the slopes with ease and, most importantly, safety. This year, we are also organizing a ski touring trip for both beginners and more advanced skiers, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wilder side of the Polish mountains. The practice sessions will take place in Szczyrk Mountain Resort, conveniently located near the hotel. Skiers will have access to over 30 slopes of varying difficulty, spread across the beautiful mountains surrounding the town. In total, the ski slopes in Szczyrk cover a length of 40 km.

Not skiing? No problem!

This year we prepared an additional attractions for those of you not interested in skiing. In the time between the lectures you will be given an opportunity to walk the picturesque mountain paths, visit nearby historical sites and see other attractions.

Additional one day guided trip to Krakow (22-23 of January / before the conference)

In response to your feedback from last year, we are offering an additional day for those interested to explore Krakow and its surroundings. During this day, you will participate in a guided walk through the old town and former Jewish district. Furthermore, we have prepared a visit to the oldest salt mine in Europe – Wieliczka. During this one-and-a-half-day excursion, you will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel in Krakow and indulge in Polish specialties during dinner at a restaurant in the heart of the Old Town. Krakow, as the capital of Polish kings with over a thousand years of tradition, has a lot to offer you, and memories from the trip to the salt mine will surely stay with you for a long time!

We warmly invite you to PolSKI CPD 2!



  • 14:00-19:00-Arrival/ Free time
  • 19:00 – Supper
  • 20:00- Opening


  • 7:30- 8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30- 12:30- Skiing/ skitouring/ trips
  • 13:00- 14:00 – Causes and treatment of irregularities of the oestrous cycle- Juan
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00- 16:00 Treatment of anoestrous in seasonal and lactating mares- Duccio
  • 16:00- 17:00 Reproductive management of sport mares. Old maiden mare syndrome. One straw Al.- Sylwester 
  • 17:00-17:15- Coffee break
  • 17:15-18:15 Timing of oestrous and ovulation induction to fit delivery of transported semen and for appointment matings- James
  • 18:15-19:10 Methods of improving effectiveness of insemination with poor quality semen- Marco 
  • 19:40- Sleigh ride with supper and bonfire


  • 7:30- 8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30- 12:30- Skiing/ skitouring/ trips
  • 13:00- 14:00-  Significance of pre and post-ovulatory fluid retention- John
  • 14:00-15:00- Lunch
  • 15:00- 16:00 Failure of cervical relaxation and treatment of fluid retention- James
  • 16:00-17:00- Factors which make mares susceptible to infective endometritis. When is a mare a candidate for advanced ART (OPU-ICSI)- James
  • 17:00-17:15- Coffee break
  • 17:15-18:15 Preparation and use of Platelets Rich Plasma- Marco
  • 18:15-19:00 Diagnosis and treatment of apparent oviductal blockage- Marco  
  • 19:00- Supper
  • 20:00-22:30- SPA


  • 7:30 -8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30- 12:30 Skiing/ skitouring/ trips
  • 13:00- 14:00- How to manage an embryo donor mare and how to perform an embryo flushing- Roberto
  • 14:00- 15:00- lunch
  • 15:00-16:00- Cryopreservation options for in vivo derived embryos. “In field” techniques, pros and cons- Tom
  • 16:00- 17:00 – Selecting and preparing embryo recipient mares for embryo transfer (in vivo vs in vitro produced embryos)- Anthony
  • 17:00-17:15- Coffee break
  • 17:15-18:15- How to thaw/warm cryopreserved embryos for ET- Tom
  • 18:15-19:15- Embryo transfer: techniques and factors that improve efficiency of the clinical program- Juan
  • 19:40- Dinner


  •  7:00-8:00  Breakfast
  • 8:15-  Trip to the stable
9:00- 10:15- surgery- Sylwester , Greg

10:15- 11:15- Embryo flushing and transfer – Roberto, Anthony

11:15- 11:40-  coffe break

11:40-  13:00- Handling evaluation of embryos, obtaining oocytes from the ovaries postmortem –– Juan, Duccio

13:00- 14:00- dinner

14:00-16:00- Round table- James, John

16:00- 16:30- coffe break

16:30- 18:00- Round table – Marco, Tom

9:00- 11:00- Round table James, John

11:00- 11:30- coffe berak

11:30- 13:00- Round table Marco, Tom

13:00- 14:00- dinner

14:00- 15:15- surgery- Sylwester , Greg

15:15- 16:30- Embryo flushing and transfer – Roberto, Anthony

16:30- 18:00- Handling evaluation of embryos, obtaining oocytes from the ovaries postmortem –– Juan, Duccio

  • 18:15- Back to the hotel
  • 20:30 –  PolSKI CPD traditional feast


Variant A with ski training – 2080euro

  • four day veterinary conference
  • 3 meals per day
  • accommodation in a double room
  • transport from ant to the airports- one per day
  • evenings attractions – sleigh ride, feast, Spa etc.
  • 3- day ski training
  • Ski pass
  • equipment rental


Variant B individual skiing – 1950euro

  • four day veterinary conference
  • 3 meals per day
  • accommodation in a double room
  • transport from ant to the airports- one per day
  • evenings attractions – sleigh ride, feast, Spa etc.
  • Ski pass
  • equipment rental


Variant C without skiing   – 1890euro

  • four day veterinary conference
  • 3 meals per day
  • accommodation in a double room
  • transport from ant to the airports- one per day
  • evenings attractions – sleigh ride, feast, Spa etc.
  • extra attractions during the day


Additional one day guided trip to Krakow – 200 e

  • Accommodation in a twin room in a hotel
  • Dinner in the Old Town.
  • Guided tour of Krakow.
  • Trip to Wieliczka Maine.
  • Transport from Krakow to PolSKI CPD in Szczyrk.


10 % discount for participants from the previous edition!

5% discount for referring a participant!

5% discount for registrations made by October 15th.!

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