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When:    Saturday and Sunday May 6 & 7,  8:30 am to 5:00 pm
           Where:  The Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Westside, Culver City, CA
        What:    World Class Presentations on Companion and Wild Parrots

 

The Parrots International Symposium 2006 is a two day event on Saturday and Sunday May 6 & 7

at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Westside, 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, CA.

For hotel reservations call (800) 333-3333 or (310) 649-1776


 

Registration
  Pastries and Coffee (both days) 7:30 AM
  Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Lectures/Presentations
  Saturday Lectures 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  Sunday Lectures 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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  Saturday & Sunday 4:30 & Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party/Banquet
 Saturday Night Cocktail Reception 6- 7 PM  (included with Banquet)
 
 Saturday Night Cinco de Mayo Party/Dinner/Dance 7- 11 PM
Don't miss out on the Saturday night banquet of socialization and fun. Purchase raffle tickets and get an opportunity to dine with your favorite guest speaker.

 

 

Saturday Presentations

 

7:30 AM     Registration opens

 

8:30 AM     Welcome - Master of Ceremonies— Dr. Mark Stafford

 

9:00 AM     Speaker #1 - Jafet Velez-Valenin, MS.

                            TOPIC: "The Puerto Rican Parrot - Captive Breeding and the Luquillo Aviary".

 

9:35 AM     Q&A

 

9:45 AM     Speaker #2 - Darrel Styles, DVD, PhD

                            TOPIC: "Avian Diseases and the Consequences on Parrot Conservation"

 

10:20 AM   Q&A

 

10:30 AM    Speaker #3 - Phoebe Greene Linden

                             TOPIC: "Development of the Psittacine Companion from Neonate through Fledging"

 

11:05 AM    Q&A

 

11:15 AM    Speaker #4 - Dra. Yara De Melo Barros

                              TOPIC:  The Lear's Macaw - Status and Conservation Strategies"

 

11:50 AM    Q&A

 

12:00-1:15  PM    Lunch - no host

 

1:15 PM       Speaker #5 - Dr. Mark Stafford & Marie Stafford

                             TOPIC:  Parrots International and Video Presentation: "Saving the Baby Blues"

 

2:00 PM      Speaker #6 - Dr. Donald Brightsmith, PhD

                             TOPIC: "Natural history and habitat management of Peru's wild Blue-and-Gold Macaws"

 

2:35 PM      Q&A

 

2:45 PM      Speaker #7 - Dr. Thomas White, PhD

                            TOPIC: "Captive release and reintroduction program for the Puerto Rican Parrot:
                                            from Santo Domingo to Rio Abajo"

 

3:20 PM      Q&A

 

3:30 PM      Panel Discussion / Audience Participation

                      TOPIC:  "Companion & Wild Parrots - What Can They Offer and Learn From Each Other"

                             Moderator - Dr. Frank Lavac, DVM

                      Panel: Dr. Donald Brightsmith, PhD; Nigel Collar; Phoebe Greene Linden;

                                   Dr. Mark Stafford, Dr. Darrel Styles, DVM; Julie Murad; Carmen Leon;

                                   Amanda Villacreses; Omar Gonzalez

 

4:15 PM       Auction and Raffle

 

6:00 PM       Cocktail Reception/Happy Hour (Banquet/Party ticket required)

 

7:00 PM        Dinner Party/Banquet (with entertainment)

                        Auction and Raffle

 

 

Sunday Presentations

 

7:30 AM     Registration opens

 

8:30 AM     Welcome - Master of Ceremonies - Dr. Mark Stafford

 

9:00 AM     Speaker #1 - Dr. Donald Brightsmith, PhD

                            TOPIC:  "Ecotourism and Science in Tambopata, Peru:

                                            working together for parrot conservation".

 

9:35 AM     Q&A

 

9:45 AM     Speaker #2 - Caroline Stahala, MS

                            TOPIC: "The Abaco Parrot Project- Results, status, and upcoming conservation efforts".

 

10:20 AM   Q&A

 

10:30 AM    Speaker #3 - Dr. Nigel Collar, Ph.D.

                             TOPIC: "Mysteries and enigmas among the parrots"

 

11:05 AM    Q&A

 

11:15 AM    Speaker #4 - Dr. Darrel Styles, DVM, PhD

                              TOPIC:  "Avian Influenza:  Mechanisms of Disease, Consequences, and Prevention Strategies"

 

11:50 AM    Q&A

 

12:00-1:15  PM    Lunch - no host

 

1:15 PM       Speaker #5 - Dr. Mark Stafford

                             TOPIC:  Parrots International and Video Presentation: "Amore !"

 

2:00 PM      Speaker #6 - Phoebe Greene Linden

                             TOPIC: "Long-Term Companionability Between Humans

                                              and Psittacines:  A Twenty Year Perspective".

 

2:35 PM      Q&A

 

2:45 PM      Speaker #7 - Dr. Frank Lavac, DVM

                      TOPIC:  "First Aid for you Pet Parrot"


 

3:20 PM      Q&A

 

3:30 PM      Auction and Raffle

                            

5:30 PM     Parrots International Board Meeting

 

 

 

Directions/Map to Symposium 2006

 

Call now for hotel reservations !!!

Parrots International has  negotiated a limited number of rooms at a special Radisson room rate of $109/night for Symposium hotel guests.

 

For hotel reservations call (800) 333-3333 or (310) 649-1776