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PAC 2015 Educational Program


Below you'll find the Penn Annual Conference lecture schedule including times, topics and speakers.

Please note: The program grids will be updated as more details become available regarding each session and speaker.



 Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time Dermatology
Emergency & Critical Care
Exotic Companion Animal Medicine
Veterinary Technician
Equine Medicine
Food Animal
8:00am-9:00am
  • Diagnostics for Dermatologic Cases
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic)
  • Appropriate Use of Steroids in the ER and ICU: When Steroids Can Make a Difference
  • Dr. Elisa Mazzeferro (Cornell Univ.)
  • Renal Failure and the Reptile: It's Not Just for Cats Anymore
  • Dr. Leigh Clayton (National Aquarium)
 
  • No Pain, No Gain? The Physiology of Pain and Assessment in Small Animals
  • David Liss, RVT (Vet Training & Consulting, Inc.)
 
  • Advances in Equine Ophthalmic Surgery:
    Part 1
  • Dr. Catherine Nunnery (Penn Vet)
  • Industry Trends
  • Dr. David Galligan (Penn Vet)
9:15am-10:15am
  • How to Work Up a Prutitic Dog
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic)
  • Emergency Approach to the Patient with Head and Spinal Trauma

  • Dr. Elisa Mazzeferro (Cornell Univ.)

  • Exotic Animal Behavioral Health: Using Behavioral Science to Improve Welfare
  • Dr. Leigh Clayton (National Aquarium)

 
  • Morphine, Fentanyl, Methadone... Oh My! Opioids 101
  • David Liss, RVT (Vet Training & Consulting, Inc.)

 
  • Advances in Equine Ophthalmic Surgery:
    Part 2
  • Dr. Catherine Nunnery (Penn Vet)


  • Technology: Precision Dairy
  • Speaker: TBD
10:45am-11:45am
  • Update on Canine Atopy
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic)
  • Hyperthermia and Heat-Induced Illness
  • Dr. Elisa Mazzeferro (Cornell Univ.)

  • Oral Care in Reptiles
  • Dr. Leigh Clayton (National Aquarium)
 
  • Inflammation Is a Pain! Block It With NSAIDS!
  • David Liss, RVT (Vet Training & Consulting, Inc.)


 
  • Lameness Panel
  • Dr. Elizabeth Davidson (Penn Vet), Dr. Mike Ross (Penn Vet) and Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez (Tufts Univ.)
  • Technology: Precision Dairy
  • Speaker: TBD

12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Pododermatitis: Part 1
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic) 

  • Too Hot to Touch! Smoke Inhalation and Burn Injury

  • Dr. Elisa Mazzeferro (Cornell Univ.)


  • Amphibians Need Us Too!
  • Dr. Leigh Clayton (National Aquarium)
 
  • Putting It All Together: Creating a Pain Management Plan
  • David Liss, RVT (Vet Training & Consulting, Inc.)
  • Lameness Panel
  • Dr. Elizabeth Davidson (Penn Vet), Dr. Mike Ross (Penn Vet) and Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez (Tufts Univ.)
  •  Interpretation of In-Line Milk Data
  • Dr. James Ferguson (Penn Vet)


1:00pm-2:00pmKeynote Presentation and Luncheon:
"Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors - Where Medical and Behavior Problems Meet" presented by Dr. Valarie Tynes, President-Elect - American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  Dermatology
Emergency & Critical Care
Behavior
Veterinary TechnicianEquine Medicine Food Animal
2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Pododermatitis: Part 2
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic) 
  •  The Critically Ill Blocked Cat
  • Dr. Erica Reineke (Penn Vet) 
  • The Behavior of the Pet Ferret
  • Dr. Valarie Tynes (President-Elect, ACVB) 
 
  • Triage STAT: Emergency Approach to the Trauma Patient
  • Dr. Elisa Mazzeferro (Cornell Univ.)

 
  • Diagnosis and Management of Kissing Spines in the Equine Athlete
  • Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez (Tufts Univ.)
 
  • Regulations for Farms

  • Mr. Frank Schneider


3:45pm-4:45pm
  • CO2 Laser in Dermatology: Part 1
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic) 
  • Not So aCute Kidney Injury
  • Dr. Deb Silverstein (Penn Vet)
  • Behavior of Small Pet Rodents
  • Dr. Valarie Tynes (President-Elect, ACVB)
  • Canine Parvoviral Enteritis: What's New?
  • Dr. Elisa Mazzeferro (Cornell Univ.)
 
  • Diagnosis and Management of Conditions Affecting the Navicular Bursa
  • Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez (Tufts Univ.)
 
  • Opportunities for Vets
  • Dr. James Ferguson (Penn Vet)
5:00pm-6:00pm
  • CO2 Laser in Dermatology: Part 2
  • Dr. David Duclos (Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic) 
  • Difficult Upper Airway Obstruction Cases
  • Dr. Dana Clarke (Penn Vet)
  • The Behavior of the Pet Rabbit
  • Dr. Valarie Tynes (President-Elect, ACVB)
  • Stranger Danger, Fear Related Aggression in Dogs
  • Marcia Rafter Richie, LVT, CPDT, VTS-Behavior (The Family Companion - Buffalo, NY)

  • Diagnosis and Management of Conditions Affecting the Equine Stifle Joint
  • Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez (Tufts Univ.)

 
  • Industry Resources
  • Dr. Andy Skidmore (Merck)
  • Dr. Andy Holloway (ELANCO)
  • Dr. Rob Lynch (Zoetis)

 Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time Ophthalmology
Endocrinology
Surgery
Veterinary Technician
Equine Medicine
Food Animal
8:00am-9:00am
  • Red Eye in Dogs: So Many Diseases, So Little Time!
  • Dr. Gillian McLellan (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Novel Therapies for Diabetes Mellitus: Novel Insulin Formulations and Beyond
  • Dr. Chen Gilor (Ohio State)

  • Advances in Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Dr. Jeff Runge (Penn Vet)
 
  • Acquisition and Basic Interpretation of Electrocardiograms
  • Ed Durham, CVT (Univ. of Missouri)
  • Regenerative Medicine: Why All the Hype?
  • Dr. Linda Dahlgren (VMRCVM)
  • Dairy Sustainability
  • Mr. Tim Beck
9:15am-10:15am
  • Glaucoma: How Do You Recognize It? Why Does It Happen? What Can You Do?
  • Dr. Gillian McLellan (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Monitoring Therapy
  • Dr. Chen Gilor (Ohio State)
  • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery: What Procedures are Possible for Today's Patients?
  • Dr. Jeff Runge (Penn Vet)
 
  • Do You Hear What I Hear? Heart Sounds for Everyone
  • Ed Durham, CVT (Univ. of Missouri)
  • Understanding Regenerative Medicine Therapies
  • Dr. Linda Dahlgren (VMRCVM)


  • Veterinary Involvement
  • Mr. Tim Beck

10:45am-11:45am
  • Ophthalmic Imaging: Seeing the Unseen
  • Dr. Gillian McLellan (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Insulin Resistance in the Diabetic Cat: Acromegaly and Hypercortisolism
  • Dr. Chen Gilor (Ohio State)
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease: Treatment Options 
  • Dr. Kimberly Agnello (Penn Vet)  
 
  • A Review of Congenital Heart Conditions
  • Ed Durham, CVT (Univ. of Missouri)

  • What is the Evidence to Support Using Regenerative Medicine Therapies In Your Practice?
  • Dr. Linda Dahlgren (VMRCVM)

  • Programs & Opportunities
  • Center for Dairy Excellence
12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Understanding the Fundus: Is That Normal?
  • Dr. Gillian McLellan (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Diagnosis of Hypercortisolism
  • Dr. Chen Gilor (Ohio State)
  • Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis
  • Dr. Cara Blake (Penn Vet)  
 
  • My Dog's Bad Teeth Gave Him Heart Disease
  • Ed Durham, CVT (Univ. of Missouri)
  • How to Incorporate Regenerative Medicine Therapies Into Your Practice
  • Dr. Linda Dahlgren, DVM (VMRCVM)

  • Successful Profit Teams
  • Dr. James Lawhead, Walt Moore
  Ophthalmology
EndocrinologySurgeryVeterinary Technician
Equine Medicine Food Animal
2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Canine Cataract Management
  • Dr. William Crumley (Penn Vet)
  • Improving Trilostane Treatment in Dogs with Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Dr. Rebecka Hess (Penn Vet)
  • Urinary Tract Trauma
  • Dr. Lillian Aronson (Penn Vet) 

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs
  • Ali O'Rourke, CVT (Penn Vet)

  • Abstracts
  • Dr. David Levine and Surgery Residents (Penn Vet)
 
  • FARM Evaluation
  • Dr. Meggan Hain

3:45pm-4:45pm
  • Dealing with Dry Eye: Tips on Providing Chronic Relief for Dogs
  • Dr. William Crumley (Penn Vet)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Cats
  • Dr. Rebecka Hess (Penn Vet) 
  • Urinary Tract Interventional Radiology
  • Dr. Dana Clarke (Penn Vet)
 
  • A "Pot Purr Ri" of Cat Behavior Problems
  • Marcia Rafter Richie, LVT, CPDT, VTS-Behavior (The Family Companion - Buffalo, NY)
  • CT Imaging of the Equine Patient
  • Dr. Eric Parente (Penn Vet)
 
  • Veterinary Adaptations to a Changing Industry
  • Dr. Amanda Kilby
  • Dr. James Lawhead
  • Dr. Darcie Stolz
  • Dr. Robert Stoltzfus

5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Feline Keratoconjunctivitis: Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Disease in Cats
  • Dr. William Crumley (Penn Vet)

  • Radioactive Iodine (I131) Treatment for Feline Hyperthyroidism - Is It Still the Treatment of Choice? 
  • Dr. Ariel Mosenco (Penn Vet) 
  • The Role of Hemodialysis in Renal Disease and Beyond
  • Dr. JD Foster (Penn Vet)
 
  • A "Pot Purr Ri" of Dog Behavior Problems
  • Marcia Rafter Richie, LVT, CPDT, VTS-Behavior (The Family Companion - Buffalo, NY)

  • CT Guided Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Dean Richardson (Penn Vet)
 
  • Speaker TBD