CE Events and Workshops
- Upcoming events:
- December 11, 2014 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Timothy Hui
- December 12, 2014 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Jim Weisman
- December 18, 2014 - VCS Seminar: Dr. David Upchurch
- January 19, 2015 - NAVC Lecture: Dr. Candace Croney
- February 7, 2015 - Horseman's Forum
- March 1, 2015 - Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium
- Future Fall Conferences:
- September 8 to 12, 2015
- September 27 to October 1, 2016
- September 19 to 23, 2017
- September 18 to 22, 2018
- September 24 to 28, 2019
- Past events:
- November 9 - 10, 2014 - Pet Bird Symposium
Spontaneous hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrinopathy of older cats leading to excessive secretion of thyroid hormones. Clinical signs include weight loss despite polyphagia, polyuria/polydipsia, and gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options include oral thyroid peroxidase inhibitors such as methimazole, surgical management with thyroidectomy, and radioactive iodine (I131) treatment. Various factors such as client and patient compliance, side effects of therapy, financial burden, duration of hospitalization, and availability of treatment options dictate treatment choice. A newer management technique is the use of an iodine-restricted diet to help bring the serum thyroid concentrations into normal values.
In this seminar, first the role of iodine in the body will be reviewed with a focus on thyroid uptake and metabolism of this essential micronutrient into hormones. Then, previous literature pertaining to the development of the diet and its use in client-owned cats will be reviewed. A multi-center study performed here at Purdue University and VCA-West Los Angeles using an iodine-restricted diet in cats with spontaneous hyperthyroidism will be presented. Results regarding the diet’s abilities to both bring serum thyroid concentrations within reference range and control clinical signs will be discussed. Finally, the implications of the study results in terms of the use of the iodine restricted diet to manage feline hyperthyroidism as well as potential future research studies involving the diet will be discussed.
The Career Transition series is intended for current 4th year students as they begin the process of seeking associate positions or applying to additional training opportunities. Dr. Weisman is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Student Services for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Skin shrinkage affects marginal tumor assessment in unknown ways. The objective of this research is to assess the effects of sample size and location, skin tension lines, and formalin fixation on the extent of shrinkage that occurs in excised canine skin samples, and to compare shrinkage in normal skin with that in skin affected by cutaneous mast cell tumors.
Monday, January 19, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
5.5 hours of CE available
The Horseman’s Forum is an educational workshop for horse owners and equine industry professionals to learn about current horse health issues, ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry topics to state-of-the-art medical advancements. Presenters will include Purdue faculty and staff as well as invited speakers. Tours of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Hospital facilities and an equine treadmill demonstration will be given. Come and share our passion for horses at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine! Registration is now open. Click here to register online. Click here to view the registration form. Click here to view the program.
PVM's First Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
March 1, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lynn Hall, Room 1136
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Cost (includes lunch): $75 for technicians, $25 for students
Up to 7 hours of CE available
Lectures will consist of sessions with DVMs and technicians with specialties (VTS) in Clinical Practice, Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. Up to 7 hours of CE will be available. Registration is now open. Click here to register. Click here to view the program.
Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual Fall Conference will be held on on the following dates on the Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus. For additional information contact Marti Burns. Registration always begins on June 1st of the Conference year.
- Tuesday, September 8th to Saturday, September 12th, 2015 - Add a Reminder to my Calendar (ics)
- Tuesday, September 27th to Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Add a Reminder to my Calendar (ics)
- Tuesday, September 19th to Saturday, 23rd, 2017 - Add a Reminder to my Calendar (ics)
- Tuesday, September 18th to Saturday, 22nd, 2018 - Add a Reminder to my Calendar (ics)
- Tuesday, September 24th to Saturday, 28th, 2019 - Add a Reminder to my Calendar (ics)
Note: These lectures are password protected and intended for attendees only.