Purdue Veterinary Conference Starts Tuesday

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A Purdue Veterinary Conference continuing education session pictured.

The 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference begins Tuesday, September 18, offering continuing education for the entire veterinary team.

After months of planning and preparation, the 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference begins next week.  The majority of the conference sessions and special events will take place in the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center.  The conference starts Tuesday, September 18, and runs through Saturday, September 22.

The continuing education program line-up includes:

  • Small animal dermatology, gastroenterology, genetics, neurology and physical therapy, infectious disease, and internal medicine topics
  • Anesthesia and pain management focus for veterinary nursing specialty sessions
  • A practice management and communication track designed to build a positive practice environment
  • Large animal sessions on applied topics for swine, equine, and ruminants
  • Animal well-being topics in the shelter medicine and exotics tracks
  • Keynote lectures that will address such challenging issues as diversity and wellness in veterinary medicine

Speakers include some of PVM’s outstanding faculty and staff members, as well as leading veterinary professionals from across the country.  Attendees can earn up to 26 continuing education (CE) credits during the conference.

Conference Exhibit Hall pictured in the Purdue Memorial Union.

Conference activities include the Exhibit Hall Social on Wednesday, September 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The conference also offers participants a variety of special events throughout the week:

  • On Tuesday, the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture (free and open to the public) will feature Dr. Sally Irvin, the founder of the Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN), at 5:30 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Earlier in the day, golfers will enjoy playing on Purdue’s Ackerman-Allen course in the annual Indiana Animal Health Foundation/Purdue Veterinary Medicine golf outing.
  • On Wednesday, enjoy a social hour in the Exhibit Hall from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., and then join in the recognition of faculty and alumni who will be receiving awards at the annual Awards Celebration Dinner.
  • On Thursday, Dr. Kate Creevy, the lead veterinarian for the Dog Aging Project, will present the Dr. Jack and Naomi Stockton Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall, prior to the annual Meet Me @ the Mixer reception, when reunion classes will be honored and special recognition will be given to the 25th and 50th anniversary classes.
  • The conference week concludes with the annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog at Lynn Hall Saturday morning. Check-in will start at 7:00 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The conference is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Nutrena, Banfield Pet Hospital, the Indiana State Department of Health/Indiana Board of Animal Health, Elanco, Zoetis, Purina, and Coyne Veterinary Services.  Click here to view the full conference schedule, and don’t forget to check out the special events!  Registration is still available by visiting walk-in registration in Stewart Center, Room 107.

A related special feature of the Purdue Veterinary Conference this year is the Purdue Veterinary Medicine “Hire a Boilermaker” Career Fair, which will be held Friday, September 21, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the PVM library.  Open to all PVM veterinary and veterinary nursing students, the event is being coordinated by the PVM Student Services Office in partnership with the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, SAVMA-Purdue, and VBMA.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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