Purdue Veterinary Conference Better-than-Ever for 2016

Explore the Exhibit Hall and enjoy the Wellness Room Wednesday – Thursday in the Purdue Memorial Union at the Purdue Veterinary Conference.

Explore the Exhibit Hall and enjoy the Wellness Room Wednesday – Thursday in the Purdue Memorial Union at the Purdue Veterinary Conference.

Fall is quickly approaching which means it’s time once again for the annual Purdue Veterinary Conference! Registration is still available for the 2016 Purdue Veterinary Conference, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s annual event that provides continuing education (CE) opportunities for the entire veterinary team.  Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 32 CE credits with sessions available on Exotics and Vet Tech Specialty – Physical Therapy Tracks, as well as sessions on Bovine, Equine, Food Animal, Professional Development, Shelter Medicine, Small Animal Specialties, and other topics of interest for veterinary technicians.  DVMs and veterinary technicians will also have the chance for hands-on training with workshops and labs including the Small Mammal Dental Lab and Interactive Workshop – “More to Me Than What You See: Cultural Competency and the Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine.” Some of the workshops and labs have a limited number of available spaces, so be sure to sign up soon! All conference sessions and special events will be held on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Click here to view the conference schedule

Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) with a special Open House Friday, September 30, offering a sneak peek for conference attendees who want to know more. Join Krannert Professor David Schoorman for an overview of the program followed by lunch with current VPMP attendees and a class session on “Motivation” from the current Human Resources module. The Open House will conclude with a candid Q&A session. Registration for this event is included under Workshops/Labs. Space is limited to 20 participants. Sign up today! Click here to learn more about VPMP and a special offer available for conference attendees.

Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to earn CE credit with special lectures like the Dr. Jack and Naomi Stockton Lecture to be presented by Dr. Debbie White (PU DVM ’94), and the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture kicking-off the conference on Tuesday, September 27.  Free and open to the public, the Elanco lecture will feature Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science Director Candace Croney.

Conference attendees can enjoy lunch on Wednesday while delving into “The Nitty-Gritty of Success and Wellness” during the Wellness Keynote Session presented this year by Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW, the founding director of Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville. This presentation will cover the topics of moral stress, neural-integration, adverse childhood events, and basic happiness to create a formula for veterinary success and wellness. The right ratio of sleep, play, nutrition, reflection, exercise, and social support is unique to every veterinary professional. This fast-paced keynote will help spark the internal fire of living with passion and purpose through the ethical and uncompromising application of self-care. 

The 2016 Conference will feature a new addition to the Special Lectures line-up with the addition of the Diversity Keynote Session to be held Thursday, September 29, at noon in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Garnetta Santiago, MS, LVT, Veterinary Technician Strategy Lead for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., will present on the “50 Shades of Reality: Cultural Competency in the Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine.” This presentation will focus on the growing diversity and shifting demographics in the United States which present new opportunities in veterinary medicine. The rapidly diversifying client base signifies a need for increased cultural sensitivity in client interactions. How well members of veterinary health care teams adapt to those changes and integrate new cross-cultural approaches to our broadening client base heavily influences the quality of care for patients, quality of service for clients, our communities, and perceptions of the veterinary profession from outside.

USDA National Veterinary Accreditation modules will also be offered Wednesday – Friday during the conference. Attendees will earn one APHIS training unit and one CE credit with each module.

The Purdue Veterinary Conference wouldn’t be complete without a host of special events! Register for special events like the Awards Celebration Dinner on Wednesday and join us in celebrating our tremendous alumni and faculty with even more great faculty teaching and research awards added this year. Dean’s Club members can celebrate the College’s success their support creates at this special event. As part of PVM’s homecoming, we’ll recognize the Class of 1966 as they celebrate their Golden Anniversary at Thursday’s Meet Me @ the Mixer event. Graduates of the classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 are also celebrating reunion years. Also, special to the Mixer event this year, join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Technology Program! Also, don’t miss the PVAA-sponsored hot buffet breakfast available for purchase during the Dr. Roger L. Lukens Lecture on Wednesday morning to kick off the anniversary festivities.  Click here for additional information on the Veterinary Technology celebration activities.

View and sort these activities and more using the Office of Lifelong Learning’s interactive schedule online.  Sort by speaker, track or event for descriptions and additional details. Click here to visit the 2016 Purdue Veterinary Conference website, or click here to go directly to the Conference registration site.  Hurry! Late fees take effect after September 12. Walk-in registration will also be available at the Conference in the Stewart Center, Room 107.

Join us for the Meet Me @ the Mixer event as we honor our anniversary classes of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Veterinary Technology Program.

Join us for the Meet Me @ the Mixer event as we honor our anniversary classes of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Veterinary Technology Program.

Meet Me @ the Mixer event kicks-off reunion festivities for the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the DVM Class of 1966 (Pictured: Purdue Veterinary Medicine DVM Class of 1965 in attendance with their 50th Reunion medals at the 2015 Purdue Veterinary Conference.)

Meet Me @ the Mixer event kicks-off reunion festivities for the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the DVM Class of 1966 (Pictured: Purdue Veterinary Medicine DVM Class of 1965 in attendance with their 50th Reunion medals at the 2015 Purdue Veterinary Conference.)


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