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12th International Symposium on Spermatology

Newcastle City Hall * | Newcastle, AUSTRALIA
From 375 to 675 AUD
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Title: 12th International Symposium on Spermatology
Specialty: , Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From Aug, 10, 2014 to Aug, 14, 2014
Location: Newcastle, AUSTRALIA
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 375 to 675 AUD
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The Thaddeus Mann Memorial Lecture will be delievered by Professor Masaru Okabe, Osaka University.


On behalf of both the Local and Program Organizing Committees, it is my great honour and pleasure to welcome you to the beautiful city of Newcastle, NSW, for the 12th International Symposium on Spermatology.



This is an extremely prestigious meeting, which is held once every 4 years and has now been running for almost half a century in different international locations. It brings together the global community of scientists conducting research on the cell biology of spermatozoa and fertilization to share new knowledge and understanding in this rapidly developing field. Since the opening Symposium in 1969, this conference has been held in Sweden, USA, France, Japan (2x), Italy (2x), Australia, Canada, South Africa and Spain. It is now Australia’s turn again and we are proud to be hosting this conference in Newcastle.



Newcastle is not only famed for the quality of its beaches but is also the home of one the nation’s leading Universities with a significant research interest in the reproductive sciences. Geographically, Newcastle represents the port where the Hunter river enters the ocean. It is in close proximity to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and ranks second only to Kentucky, USA, as an International Centre of Thoroughbred Breeding Excellence. Recognizing the local interest in horse and cattle breeding, this Spermatology conference will be held back-to-back with the 9th Biennial Conference of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology and the two conferences will co-host a joint meeting on sperm biology in large domestic animals, featuring the world’s leading authorities in this area.



The clinical aspects of sperm cell biology will also not be forgotten with major sessions on the male infertility, the causes and consequences of DNA damage in spermatozoa and recent advances in assisted reproductive technologies.



In addition, the basic biology and evolution of spermatozoa will be covered with mini-Symposia on the conservation of bioresources, evolutionary biology, the molecular regulation of sperm function, paternal impacts on development and sperm genomics.



All in all I can confidently promise a genuine Androfest in Australia in 2014 covering clinical, veterinary and basic science aspects of current sperm cell biology. I hope to see you there!



       R. John Aitken
    • Timo Struenker

      CAESAR (Centre of advanced european studies and research)

    • Joel Drevet

      Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand

    • Gail Cornwell

      Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre

    • Nonguj Tanphaichitr

      Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

    • Michael Eisenbach
      Michael Eisenbach

      Weizmann Institute of Science

      Born in Tel Aviv, Michael Eisenbach graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BSc in chemistry, and an MSc and a PhD in biochemistry. He did his postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute of Science and at the University of......Read More>>

    • Ikawa
      Masahito Ikawa

      Osaka University

      Born in Osaka, Japan 1969. I graduated from Osaka University with BSc, MSc and PhD in pharmacology. I did 2 years of postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute, San Diego....Read More>>

    • Comizzoli
      Pierre Comizzoli

      Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

      Pierre Comizzoli has worked as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in French Guyana to study the seasonal reproduction of different mammalian species living in the rain forest....Read More>>

    • Haim Breitbart

      Bar-Llan University

    • Eduardo Roldan

      National Museum of Natural Sciences Spanish Council for Scientific Research


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The conference has the following hotels for delegates at conference rates. If you require dates outside the conference rooming block, please contact Kara Taglieri.


Quest Apartments Newcastle


575 Hunter St 
Newcastle, NSW 2300
(02) 4928 8000
5 stars
10 minutes walk/2 minutes drive


Available dates August 10th - 14th



Room Rates
One Bedroom Apartment  
$215 per night     
Two Bedroom Apartment    
$315 per night


Check in: 2:00pm

Check out: 10:00am

Cancellation policy: Cancellations inside 30 days are liable to charges


Clarendon Hotel Newcastle


347 Hunter St
Newcastle, NSW 2300
(02) 4907 6700
4 stars
3 minute walk/1 minute drive

Available dates August 9th - 14th


Standard Room      
$165 per night       
Deluxe Room $175 per night
Suite $190 per night


Check in: 2:00pm

Check out: 10:00pm

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made outside 24 hours and inside 21 days will incur a 25% cancellation fee. Any cancellation made within 24 hours of check in time will incur a 100% cancellaion fee. Any no-shows will be charged at the full rate.


Crowne Plaza Newcastle




Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd
Newcastle, NSW 2300
1800 007 697
4.5 stars
6 minutes walk/2 minute drive


Available dates August 10th - 14th




Room Rates
Queen City Suites      $205 per night    



Check in: 2:00pm


Check out: 11:00pm


Breakfast is available at $29.00 per person per day, please contact Kara Taglieri to book.


Cancellation policy: Cancellations inside 30 days are liable to charges.

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