5th European Symposium on South American Camelids




5th European Symposium on South American Camelids


First European Meeting on Fibre Animals


October 6 - 8, 2010

Sevilla, Spain




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3rd circular (July 27th 2010)



General Information


Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is a very attractive city located in the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula with over 700,000 inhabitants. It is famous for its historic monuments, squares and taverns. The nearest international airports are Seville (10 Km), Jerez de la Frontera (70 Km) and Malaga (200 Km), from these cities daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona are operated. The high speed train AVE takes 2.5 h from  Madrid. The Symposium will be held at the “Diputación of Seville” located in the city centre, not far away from the Archive of the Indies, where the historical records of the American continent are kept. More Information.

About the Meeting


Following the tradition of previous events, the fifth Symposium will cover a broad range of topics related to the breeding and keeping of South American Camelids in Europe. This unique opportunity will allow the experience of both South American and European experts to be combined. The invitation to participants interested in other fibre producing animals is expected to stimulate the exchange of knowledge und thus enabling their expertise to be implemented on a more general scale.


Correspondence Address


Prof. Dr. Juan Pablo Gutiérrez García

Departamento de Producción Animal

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Avda. Puerta de Hierro s/n

E-28040 Madrid. Spain

Tel.:  +34-91 394 3767 or 3773

Fax.: +34-91 394 3767 or 3773


Organizing Committee



Prof. Dr. J.P. Gutiérrez (UCM)

Prof. Dr. María Ángeles Pérez-Cabal (UCM)

Prof. Dr. M.J. Alcalde (Univ. Sevilla)

Prof. Dr. C. Renieri (Univ. Camerino)

Prof. Dr. M. Gerken (Univ. Göttingen)


Scientific Board:

Prof. Dr. C. Renieri (Univ. Camerino)

Prof. Dr. M. Gerken (Univ. Göttingen)

Prof. Dr. H. Galbraith (Univ. Aberdeen)

Prof. Dr. D. Allain (INRA)

Prof. Dr. J.P. Gutiérrez (UCM)


Local Organizers:

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez

María Jesús Alcalde

María Ángeles Pérez-Cabal

Ester Bartolomé

Mercedes Valera

Pedro Azor

Isabel Cervantes

Pedro García Herradón

Other people belonging to Departamento de Ciencias Agroforestales (Univ. Sevilla) and Departamento de Producción Animal (Univ. Complutense Madrid)


Time Schedule


Wednesday           October 6th Lectures

Thursday              October 7th Lectures

Friday                   October 8th Lectures


The Scientific Programme


-   Invited speaker

-   Lectures (long and short papers)

-   Poster and poster session

-   Parallel Workshops (in English, Spanish)

-   Exhibition (e.g., products, books)

-   Social programme (cultural event, dinner)


Scientific Sessions


1        Meat and fibre production

2        Breeding and genetics

3        Nutrition and reproduction

4        Management

5        Health

6        Posters


Conference Language


English. There will be no simultaneous translation. Interpreters will be present during the discussion sessions and workshops.


Submission of Papers and Abstracts


Papers can be submitted as oral presentations or posters along with a preliminary abstract of up to 300 words (1 page). Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to: sympcam@vet.ucm.es. Accepted oral and poster presenters submit their manuscripts until Sept. 15, 2010 to be included in the Proceedings which will be sent to participants by spring 2011. Book of abstracts will be ready at the time of the meeting.


Important Dates


April 16th    2010  2nd circular

May 1st       2010  Deadline for submission of abstracts

July 1st        2010  Information of authors about acceptance of papers

August 1st   2010  3rd circular and final programme

Sept 15th     2010  Deadline for submission of full papers




For reservation of hotel rooms, please contact with official agency in:



TELF: +34 - 95 450 66 05 –  +34 - 95 450 66 00 - FAX.: +34 - 95 422 35 12

e-mail: sevillacongresos1@viajeseci.es

Contact with: SUSANA MORALES


Economic accommodation




Registration Fees


September 10th, 2010



September 10th, 2010


Full participant1

150 €

200 €

Student 1, 2

90 €

120 €

Accompanying person3

90 €

120 €

Social Dinner

30 €

35 €

1 Fee includes: Welcome Reception and the cultural visit on Wednesday night, the coffee breaks and the working lunches during the Symposium, the Congress bag containing the Abstracts book, and the Proceedings of the Symposium (mailing cost included).

2 Please include copy of student identification/ registration card or present it during the registration.

3 Fee includes: Welcome Reception and the cultural visit on Wednesday night, the coffee breaks and the working lunches during the Symposium and the Congress bag containing general information material.


For details on the registration fee see the registration form.

Further costs: accommodation costs, dinners, etc. have to be paid by the participants. The three working lunches are included in the registration fee and they will take place in a restaurant near to the congress venue.





Please download the Registration Form and return it to the e-mail address: sympcam@vet.ucm.es.


[Registration form]




University Complutense Madrid

University Seville

Handout for Camelids




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