- January 23, 2017 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Kimberly Anderson
- January 25, 2017 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Marjie Risselada
- January 27, 2017 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Marcelle Hon
- February 11, 2017 - Horseman's Forum
- March 26, 2017 - Veterinary Technician Symposium
"Canine Gliomas and MicroRNA Expression"
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Anderson, VCS Neurology Faculty Candidate
This Seminar will introduce the topic of canine glial cell neoplasms including diagnosis and treatment options. However, despite the relatively high frequency of canine glioma, few advances have been made in the treatment of these tumors. Therefore, the talk will also focus on a research project to identify changes in microRNA expression profiles of canine gliomas relative to normal brain tissue to try and identify non-invasive treatment options for gliomas. One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.
"Surgical Oncology: Life on the Margins"
Presenter: Dr. Marjie Risselada, VCS Soft Tissue Surgery Faculty Candidate
In surgical oncology, locoregional control and margin assessment is of great importance. Accurate knowledge of complete resection will allow prediction tumor recurrence, and following that, will dictate recommendations for revision surgery, or adjunctive therapy such as radiation. Treatment decisions are often made on histological assessment of tumor free margins. These histological margins might not always reflect the truly obtained tumor free margins during surgery due to intrinsic behavior of the tissues as well as processing. In cases where resection with wide margins might not be feasible due to location of the tumor, other modalities to obtain local control might be of benefit, especially if radiation therapy is not an option for the owner or the patient. Having a local therapy that does not require a 2nd intervention for removal and does not result in wound healing complications or tissue toxicity would be ideal. One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.
"Frozen: Extending the Shelf-life of Feline RBCs"
Presenter: Dr. Marcelle Hon, 1st Year Resident, Emergency Critical Care
Cryopreserved packed red blood cells (pRBCs) are used as an alternative to refrigerated pRBCs in human medicine during wartime or to provide rare blood types. Freezing of feline pRBCs could provide better access to blood for cats with rare blood types in emergent situations.
One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.
Save the date for the 2017 Horseman's Forum - Saturday, February 11th at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino!
The purpose of The Horseman's Forum is to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry topics to state-of-the-art medical advancements. The Horseman's Forum will be presented as a one-day seminar where questions and open discussions will be encouraged. Presenters will include Purdue faculty and staff as well as invited speakers. Come and share your passion for horses with Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine!
The 2017 Horseman's Forum will be held at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino at 4300 N. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Late fees apply to all registrations after January 25, 2017.
5 Continuing Education (CE) Units Available
The Horseman's Forum will return to West Lafayette in 2018!
Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosts an annual Veterinary Technician Symposium to provide an opportunity for veterinary assistants, veterinary technology students, and veterinary technicians to obtain approved continuing education credits.
Learn practical information to use in clinical practice with a variety of lecture topics centered on clinical practice, small animal medicine, large animal medicine, cardiology, and behavior to name a few. Develop your professional network! Meet others that share a passion for continuing education and strive to be the very best. Network with colleagues from veterinary facilities throughout Indiana and surrounding states. Meet faculty and staff of Purdue Veterinary Medicine. Past attendees cited this symposium as "extremely valuable," commenting on the high quality of speakers, practicality of the topics and the great value for the cost.
- Click here to register for the Veterinary Technician Symposium
- Click here for the Preliminary Program
6.5 Continuing Education (CE) Units Available