Mark Your Calendar – September 15-22, 2012
The local Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Organizing Committee cordially invites you to attend and participate in this prestigious international conference – we look forward to providing you with a rewarding scientific meeting with a warm “brotherly love” welcome!
The ICRAV 2012 Conference will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 15-22, 2012. Attending delegates are typically senior laboratory management and research scientists from racing laboratories, together with the regulatory veterinarians of the world’s racing bodies. Information exchange enables participants to better direct scientific effort and make recommendations to racing authorities.
Horse and greyhound racing is a multi-billion dollar industry taking place in more then 70 countries throughout the world. Administrators and scientists associated with this industry have common goals to ensure the welfare of animal athletes and main the integrity of the sport. A large part of this effort is focused on doping control to prevent the misuse of medications and other substances that may affect the performance and health of racing animals.
What is ICRAV?
The biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV) is the principal forum for interested parties to address scientific issues facing the racing industry. The Conference facilitates the dissemination of knowledge and ideas vital to maintaining the integrity of racing.
ICRAV is conducted by two non-profit making organizations, the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) and the International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) whose charters are to provide scientific support to the world’s racing authorities. Members of these professional bodies regard ICRAV as an essential forum for addressing analytical and veterinary issues coming to racing jurisdictions worldwide. Previous conferences have been held in New Zealand (2010), Turkey (2008), Japan (2006), Dubai (2004), Florida (2002), England (2000), British Columbia (1998), Australia (1996), Sweden (1994), Louisiana (1992), South Africa (1990), Kentucky (1988) and Hong Kong (1985). The Pennsylvania Conference in September 2012 will again afford an invaluable opportunity for scientific discussions, encouraging international harmonization and coordinated research.