[August 2, 2018; Philadelphia, PA] – Registration is now open for the 118th Penn Annual Conference on September 26-27, 2018, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. The event offers up to 15 continuing education (CE) credits and is one of the largest gatherings of veterinary professionals in the region.
Designed with practice-based veterinary professionals in mind, this year’s conference will showcase practical, applicable, and current clinical techniques and advancements by nationally-recognized experts in the profession, including many of Penn Vet’s board-certified specialists.
Attendees can select from four tracks – Companion Animal, Equine, Food Animal, and Nursing – offering more than 75 lectures geared specifically to veterinarians working in or running a practice, and includes topics such as companion-animal low stress management, communicating with multi-generational clientele, and implementing telemedicine into a veterinary business.
More than 50 exhibitors will be on-hand to serve the specific needs of veterinary professionals and practice owners.
Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Penn Vet’s new Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Andrew Hoffman, at the Dean’s Reception to be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
Dr. Gerald O’Malley will deliver Wednesday evening’s keynote presentation discussing the opioid epidemic and its effects on the veterinary community. Dr. O’Malley serves as a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and the Director of Toxicology at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The keynote presentation for Thursday, September 27th, to be delivered by Dr. Christine Jenkins, Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for Zoetis, will discuss future trends for the veterinary profession. As a member of the Zoetis U.S. Leadership Team, Jenkins is responsible for the Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform. She also leads philanthropic efforts for Zoetis US Operations, including support of the veterinary profession through scholarships, veterinary wellness initiatives, disaster relief, and diversity. Prior to joining Zoetis, Dr. Jenkins held Director roles in clinical research, regulatory affairs, and marketing at Pfizer Animal Health, Merial Ltd. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
Offering a convenient location between Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Ryan Hospital campuses for attendees, alumni, clinicians, and students, the conference will again be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.
Registration is available through September 5, 2018. For more information or to register, visit www.vet.upenn.edu/pac2018. On-site registration will be available for an additional $50.
The Penn Annual Conference provides up to 15 credit hours of continuing education credits for veterinarians and nurses as per Section 31:16 of the Pennsylvania Code.
Penn Vet hosts CE credit opportunities for veterinary professionals throughout the year. Learn about other upcoming CE events hosted by Penn Vet.