The 2014 Special Species Symposium will be held at the University of Pennsylvania
April 4 - April 6, 2014

Registration is now closed - Thank you for your interest in the Special Species Symposium! Please feel free to browse the current confirmed Lectures and Wetlabs that we have planned, and follow the link below to check out the final symposium schedule. Stay tuned for more important updates as the 2014 Special Species Symposium approaches!

*Program Schedule - Special Species Symposium 2014*


  • Registration/Check-In:
    • Friday:
      • 5:00-7:00pm: Check-in at the student lounge and enjoy Happy Hour!
      • Signs pointing the way to the student lounge can be found in Hill Pavillion
      • 7:00-9:00pm: Symposium Welcome Mixer at City Tap House
    • Saturday:
      • 7:00-8:00am: Check-in will also take place in Hill Pavillion during breakfast for anyone unable to attend the Friday events
  • Wetlabs:
    • We ask that everyone plan to wear scrubs for all of the wet labs
    • The following labs require additional clothing or equipment:
      • Common Fish Diagnostic Procedures - dissection kit
      • Ferret Adrenalectomy - surgical instruments
      • Chronic Wasting Disease Sample Collection - dissection kit
      • Dolphin Necropsy - dissection kit, coveralls or lab coat, rubber boots
      • Turtle Necropsy - dissection kit
      • Mouse Ovariectomy - surgical instruments
  • Parking:
    • A listing of garages in the area can be found here
    • Street parking may be found within several blocks of the school
    • Spruce St. between 40th St and 44th St would be the best bet for finding street parking close to school
    • Please keep in mind that street parking in the area is limited and many streets are restricted to 2 hour parking only