Continuing Education

Fall Conference for Veterinarians

October 11-12, 2018

iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First St.
Champaign, IL

Please email us at ope@vetmed.illinois.edu if you would like to receive updates regarding the Fall Conference.

Future dates:

September 19-20, 2019

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The 2018 schedule will be available once it has been completed.

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    iHotel Map

    iHotel Layout

    • AT-A-GLANCE

      Wednesday

      Alma Mater

       

      Thursday

      TechnologyAlma MaterLincolnHumanities
      9:00-9:50 a.m.
      10:00-10:50 a.m.
      11:00-11:50 a.m.
      11:50-1:15 p.m.Lunch
      1:15-2:05 p.m.
      2:15-3:05 p.m.
      3:05-3:25 p.m.Break
      3:25-4:15 p.m.
      4:25-5:15 p.m.

       

      Thursday (Rooms Continued:)

      Chancellor BallroomQuad RoomInnovation
      9:00-9:50 a.m.
      10:00-10:50 a.m.
      11:00-11:50 a.m.
      11:50-1:15 p.m.Lunch
      1:15-2:05 p.m.
      2:15-3:05 p.m.
      3:05-3:25 p.m.Break
      3:25-4:15 p.m.
      4:25-5:15 p.m.

      Friday

      TechnologyAlma MaterLincolnHumanities
      8:00-8:50 a.m.
      9:00-9:50 a.m.
      9:50-10:10 a.m.Break
      10:10-11:00 a.m.
      11:10-Noon
      Noon-1:00 p.m.Lunch
      12:30-1:20 p.m.
      1:30-2:20 p.m.
      2:30-3:20 p.m.

      Friday (Rooms Continued:)

      ChancellorQuadInnovationExcellence
      8:00-8:50 a.m.
      9:00-9:50 a.m.
      9:50-10:10 a.m.Break
      10:10-11:00 a.m.
      11:10-Noon
      Noon-1:20Lunch
      1:30-2:20 p.m.
      2:30-3:20 p.m.
      • 2018 Schedule is TBD

        WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017

        1:00-1:50 p.m.
        Interstate Movement of Horses
        Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum • Sponsored by USDA

        2:00-2:50 p.m.
        Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category I Animals
        Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum • Sponsored by USDA 

        3:10-4:00 p.m.
        Animal Disease Traceability
        Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum • Sponsored by USDA

        4:10-5:00 p.m.
        Veterinary Feed Directive
        Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum • Sponsored by USDA

        The preconference session is presented by the USDA.

        The mission of the National Veterinary Accreditation Program is to provide private veterinary practitioners with the information they need to ensure the health of the Nations’ livestock and animal population and to protect the public health and well-being.

        How do I renew my accreditation?

        1. You will receive a reminder of your renewal along with instructions.
          1. If you have a valid e-mail address on record-you will be sent e-mail reminders at six (6), three (3), and one (1) month intervals before your renewal.
          2. If you have an invalid or no e-mail address on record, we will send you a   reminder notice via USPS three (3) months before your renewal.
        2. You must complete your required APHIS-approved supplemental training (AAST) Six (6) AAST modules for Category II or three (3) AAST modules for Category I.
          1. AAST is available, free, on the NVAP Website www.aphis.usda.gov/nvap
          2. AAST is also available by ordering the CD or paper versions for the cost of production and mailing. Contact your local VS NVAP Coordinator.
          3. AAST is available as lectures at veterinary meetings and conventions
        3. Submit VS Form 1-36A
          1. Paper form; submit to your local VS NVAP Coordinator.
          2. On-line

        The APHIS Approved Supplemental Training modules presented at the University of Illinois Fall Conference may be used to satisfy your veterinary accreditation renewal. The modules are also accepted by the Illinois veterinary licensing board as CE for your veterinary license.

        The USDA sessions have been added to the program for your convenience. The University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine does not have information about the specifics of veterinary accreditation nor the modules presented. Please contact Dr. Susie Hexum for this information.

        If you have any questions, in regards to veterinary accreditation or USDA APHIS please contact Dr. Susie Hexum by email or phone.

        Suzett.hexum@aphis.usda.gov
        (217) 246-2950

        • 2018 Schedule is TBD

           THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

          9:00-9:50 a.m.

          Update from the State Veterinarian
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Mark Ernst

          Recognition and Management of Dental and Oral Lesions in Dogs and Cats. (An Interactive Session)
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Katie Kling

          I Am Spleen
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Elizabeth Maxwell

          Top 5 Low Stress Handling Techniques in Practice – Canine
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Sally Foote

          Feline Cardiac Disease
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Jordan Vitt

          Bone Marrow: From When to Test to Reading the Report
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Sara Connolly

          Advanced Equine Diagnostic Imaging (2 hours)
          Innovation Room | 2 CEs
          Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro

          10:00-10:50 a.m.

          Keeping Sheep Flocks and Goat Herds Health
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Cliff Shipley

          Interpretation of Small Animal Dental Radiographs (2 hours)
          Alma Mater Room | 2 CEs
          Amy Somrak 

          Innovations in Urinary Tract Surgery
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Heidi Phillips

          Top 5 Low Stress Handling Techniques in Practice – Feline
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Sally Foote

          Canine Cardiomyopathies
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Ryan Fries

          Biopsies: The Other Side of the Submission
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Jonathan Samuelson

          Advanced Equine Diagnostic Imaging, Continued (2 hours)
          Innovation Room | 2 CEs
          Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro

          11:00-11:50 a.m.

          Optimizing Reproduction in Small Ruminants
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Cliff Shipley

          Interpretation of Small Animal Dental Radiographs, Continued (2 hours)
          Alma Mater Room | 2 CEs
          Amy Somrak

          Perineal Urethrostomy
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Heidi Phillips

          Joint Venture: Clinical Approach to Inflammatory Joint Disease in Dogs and Cats
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Marcella Ridgway

          Congenital Heart Disease
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Chris Stauthammer

          The Veterinarian’s Role in Cases of Animal Cruelty
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Adam Stern

          Shoe Selection for Soft Tissue Injuries
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Steve Sermersheim

          11:50-1:15 p.m.

          Lunch and Award Ceremony
          Illinois Ballroom

          1:15-2:05 p.m.

          GENERAL SESSION: Use of Pimobendan in Preclinical Chronic Valvular Disease
          Illinois Ballroom | 1 CE
          Sonya Gordon 

          Big or Small, We Have to be able to Teach Them All: A Closer Look at how Producers Learn
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Chelsey Ramirez

          Case-Based Equine Medicine (4 hour session)
          Innovation Room | 4 CEs
          Scott Austin, Kara Lascola, and Ilana Glasberg

          2:15-3:05 p.m.

          What’s in your Cow-Calf Toolkit
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Jay Miller

          Compliance Strategies: Getting Clients to say “YES” Periodontal Therapy
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Steve Juriga

          Baby on Board! Workplace Hazards for Pregnant and Nursing Moms
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Ashley Mitek 

          Getting the Most From Clinical Chemistry Data (2 hours)
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Anne Barger

          Pulmonary Hypertension
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Chris Stauthammer

          Forensic Pathology of Firearm and Sharp Force Injuries for the Veterinary Practitioner
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Adam Stern

          Case-Based Equine Medicine, Continued (4 hour session)
          Technology Room | 4 CEs
          Scott Austin, Kara Lascola, and Ilana Glasberg

          3:05-3:25 p.m. 

          Break

          3:25-4:15 p.m.

          Common Encounters in Small Pig Herds
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Jason Wrage and Jim Lowe

          Surgical Extractions Made Easy
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Steve Juriga

          Preventing Pathology at Work and Home: A Round Table for Working Parents
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Aaron Smiley, Devon Hague, Maureen McMichael, Ashley Mitek

          Getting the Most From Clinical Chemistry Data (2 hours)
          Humanities Room | 2 CEs
          Anne Barger

          Echocardiography–When is it Needed?
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Jordan Vitt

          Animal Law in Illinois
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Miranda Vieson

          Case-Based Equine Medicine (4 hour session)
          Innovation Room | 4 CEs
          Scott Austin, Kara Lascola, and Ilana Glasberg

          4:25-5:15 p.m.

          Effectively Meeting the Needs of a Show Pig Client
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Jason Wrage

          Setting Dental Standards for Your Practice: Equipping your Practice for Dentistry
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Steve Juriga

          Pathology Puzzles: What’s Your Diagnosis?
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Rachel Louise Autran Laurenco Teixeira Neto

          Management of Advanced Heart Failure (Stage D Heart) in Dogs and Cats
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Ryan Fries

          The Courtroom Experience: What Every Veterinarian Should Know
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Adam Stern

          Case-Based Equine Medicine (4 hour session)
          Innovation Room | 4 CEs
          Scott Austin, Kara Lascola, and Ilana Glasberg

        • 2018 Schedule is TBD

          FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

          8:00-8:50 a.m.

          Keeping the Camelid Herd Healthy
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Tessa Marshall

          K9 Down: The Veterinarian’s Role in Keeping Working Dogs Safe
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Maureen McMichael and Ashley Mitek

          Unique, But Not Odd!
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          What’s Your Next Move? – An Interactive Toxicology Case Review from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (2 hours)
          Humanities Room | 2 CEs
          Michael Biehl and Tina Wismer

          The Wild, Weird, and Wacky–Gait Assessment in Neurologic Patients
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Kari Foss

          Leadership and Team Building for Practice Success
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Peter Weinstein

          Nonulcerative Corneal Diseases in the Horse
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Dennis Brooks

          Triage and Emergency Management of the Pet Bird
          Excellence Room | 1 CE
          Ken Welle

          9:00-9:50 a.m.

          Dealing with Common Maladies of Camelids
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Tessa Marshall 

          The Itchy and Scratchy Show
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          What’s Your Next Move? – An Interactive Toxicology Case Review from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, Continued (2 hours)
          Humanities Room | 2 CEs
          Michael Biehl and Tina Wismer

          Non Brain Feline Neurologic Diseases
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Alix Partnow

          Retain Clients with Education Marketing
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Peter Weinstein

          New Eye Examination Methods for Large Animals
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Dennis Brooks

          Triage and Emergency Management of Exotic Mammals
          Excellence Room | 1 CE
          Sarah Reich

          9:50-10:10 a.m.

          Break
          Sponsored by Elanco

          10:10-11:00 a.m.

          Chicken Medicine 101
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Ken Welle

          Wound Care
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Maureen McMichael

          Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Resistant Bacterial Infections of the Skin and Ears
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          New Eye Examination Methods for Small Animals
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Dennis Brooks

          Pain Management for the Neurologic Patient
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Alix Partnow

          Creating a Retention Marketing System for Your Practice
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Peter Weinstein

          Back Pain in Horses
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Annette McCoy

          Triage and Emergency Management of Pet Reptiles
          Excellence Room | 1 CE
          Krista Keller 

          11:10 a.m.-Noon

          Providing Healthcare for Backyard Chickens
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Yvette Johnson-Walker

          Respiratory Distress
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Maureen McMichael

          Unknown Cases – What is it and How Can You Treat it?
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          Putting the Fun in Fundus: Tips on Making the Fundic Examination Work for You
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Kathryn Fleming

          Bladder Innervation and Therapies for Micturition Disorders Secondary to Spinal Cord Disease
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Devon Hague

          Working ON Not Just IN Your Practice
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Peter Weinstein

          Lameness
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Annette McCoy 

          You Want Me to See What? Approach to Management of Unusual Exotic Pet Cases
          Excellence Room | 1 CE
          Julie Whittington

          Noon-1:20 p.m.

          Lunch & Keynote Speaker

          Keynote:
          Representative Kurt Schrader
          Illinois Ballroom

          1:30-2:20 p.m.

          New Disease Threats–From Rats to Birds, What Can We Learn?
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Yvette Johnson-Walker and Jim Lowe

          Heatstroke and Hypothermia
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Maureen McMichael

          Better Together: TNVR and Public Health
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Bob Weedon 

          Does this Patient have Glaucoma?
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Bianca Martins

          Practical Medical Management Strategies for Spinal Cord Diseases: What to do When Surgery is not an Option for Clients
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Samantha Vitale

          Being the Boss
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Aaron Smiley 

          Breeding Management of Periparturient Mares
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Robyn Ellerbrock

          Cloacal Prolapse in Companion Reptile Species (2 hours)
          Excellence Room | 2 CEs
          Krista Keller

          2:30-3:20 p.m.

          How Big of a Disease Threat are Markets to Illinois Agriculture?
          Technology Room | 1 CE
          Ben Blair and Jim Lowe 

          CPR
          Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
          Maureen McMichael 

          Update on Canine Influenza
          Lincoln Room | 1 CE
          Bob Weedon

          Eye Challenge You! Clinical Cases in Veterinary Ophthalmology
          Humanities Room | 1 CE
          Bianca Martins and Kathryn Fleming

          Round Table on Spinal Cord Diseases
          Chancellor Ballroom | 1 CE
          Kari Foss, Devon Hague, Alix Partnow, and Samantha Vitale

          Telehealth: Creative Solutions for the Future of Veterinary Medicine
          Quad Room | 1 CE
          Aaron Smiley

          Using Multi-Modality Imaging to Manage Equine Musculoskeletal Problems
          Innovation Room | 1 CE
          Matt Stewart

          Cloacal Prolapse in Companion Reptile Species, Continued (2 hours)
          Excellence Room | 2 CEs
          Krista Keller

         

        Register Now

        Online registration is now closed. Please call our office at 217-333-2907 to register. 

        • HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITIES

          Laboratories and workshops require an additional registration fee and are not subject to refunds. Should a program not meet minimum registration requirements by Monday, October 9, 2017, it may be cancelled. If the program is cancelled, registrants will be notified and all registration fees associated with the program will be refunded in full.

          Interactive ECG Case Interpretation Lab

          Date:             Friday, October 27
          Time:            8:00-9:00 a.m.
          Location:      Excellence Room, iHotel and Conference Center
          Instructor:   Dr. Jordan Vitt
          Fee:               $100
          CE:                  2.0
          Limit:             10

          Register Now

        • CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS

          2018 Schedule is TBD

          Alumni Awards Luncheon
          Thursday, October 26, Noon
          iHotel and Conference Center

          University of Illinois CVM Alumni and Fall Conference attendees are invited to join us for the annual College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Awards Luncheon. At this event, you can reconnect with your classmates and colleagues and celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow DVMs.

          The College, along with the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association, will present the 2017 Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award, the Special Service Award, and the new Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Recipient names will be announced at a later date.

          Thursday Evening Dinner
          Thursday, October 26, 2017
          iHotel and Conference Center

          Join your colleagues and classmates for dinner following the conference sessions. You will have an opportunity to reconnect and meet new people with plenty of time to socialize with your colleagues and classmates!

          Tickets to the dinner are included with full conference and Thursday-only registrations. Additional registration is not necessary for conference registrants, but an RSVP is required by Monday, September 5, 2017. Individual tickets may also be purchased for spouses and guests not taking advantage of the registration option. Individual tickets are $40 each.

          Alumni Celebration
          Friday, October 27, 3:30 p.m.
          Papa Del’s Pizza
          1201 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL

          Join us at Papa Del’s Pizza for our Alumni Celebration! One ticket to the kick-off is included with full conference and Friday-only registrations. Additional registration is not necessary for conference registrants, but an RSVP is required by Monday, October 2, 2017. Individual tickets may also be purchased for spouses or guests not taking advantage of the registration option. Individual tickets are $10 each.

          If you graduated in a year ending in a 2 or a 7, please visit http://vetmed.illinois.edu/alumni/alumni-events/homecoming/. Contact the Office of Advancement (advancement@vetmed.illinois.edu or 217-333-2761) to learn more about your specific reunion plans.

        • Keynote Speakers

          Friday, October 27
          12:30 p.m.
          Illinois Ballroom

          Congressman Kurt Schrader

          Congressman Kurt Schrader is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, which includes the state’s capitol of Salem. Before being elected to Congress, Mr. Schrader worked for more than thirty years as an organic fruit and vegetable farmer and veterinarian, establishing and managing his own clinic in Oregon. He spent over 10 years in the Oregon State Legislature where he served as chair of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, guiding Oregon through the budget crisis of 2001-2002. Congressman Schrader currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C), which oversees a wide portfolio of issues ranging from health care to the environment. Prior to joining E&C, Congressman Schrader served on the House Committee on Agriculture, where he served on the Farm Bill Conference Committee that successfully passed a five year farm bill, the House Committee on Small Business and House Budget Committee. Mr. Schrader is also a member of the Democratic Blue Dog and New Democrat Coalitions, and the bipartisan No Labels Problem Solvers Caucus. Congressman Schrader received his BA in Government in 1973 from Cornell University, and is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, having earned his veterinary degree there in 1977.

           


        • Speakers

          2017 Fall Conference Speakers

          Learn more about some of our alumni speakers here!

          Matt Allender
          DVM, PhD ‘12, MS ‘06
          Diplomate, ACZM
          Director, Wildlife Epidemiology Lab
          Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Scott M. Austin ’90 MS
          DVM, MS
          Diplomate, ACVIM (Large Animal)
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Equine Medicine and Surgery Section Head
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Anne Barger ’96
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVP
          Clinical Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Michael Biehl ’83
          DVM, PhD, MBA
          Diplomate, ABT
          Clinical Professor
          Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Ben Blair
          DVM
          Graduate Research Assistant
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Dennis Brooks ‘80
          DVM
          Professor Ophthalmology
          University of Florida
          Gainesville, Fl.

          Igor Canisso
          DVM, PhD, MSc
          Diplomate, ACVT (Animal Reproduction)  and ECAR (Equine Reproduction)
          Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Sara Connolly
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVP (Clinical Pathology)
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Mark J. Ernst ‘84
          DVM
          State Veterinarian
          Bureau Chief
          Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
          Illinois Dept. of Agriculture
          Springfield, Ill.

          Kathryn Fleming
          DVM
          Assistant Professor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Sally Foote ‘84
          DVM
          Owner
          Okaw Veterinary Clinic
          Tuscola, Ill.

          Kari Foss ’08
          DVM
          Assistant Professor of Neurology
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Ryan Fries
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Ilana Glasberg
          Veterinary Intern
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Sonya Gordon ‘94
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)
          Assistant Professor of Cardiology
          Texas A&M University
          College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
          College Station, TX

          Santiago D. Gutierrez Nibeyro
          DVM, MS
          Diplomate, ACVS
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Devon Hague
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVIM (Neurology)
          Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Suzett Hexum
          DVM
          Illinois Field Veterinary Medical Officer
          United States Department of Agriculture
          Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
          Humboldt, Ill.

          Yvette Johnson-Walker ’89
          DVM, PhD, MS
          Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Steve Juriga ‘87
          DVM
          Diplomate, AVDC
          River Heights Veterinary Hospital
          Oswego, Ill.

          Krista Keller
          DVM
          Assistant Professor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Katherine Kling
          DVM
          Instructor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Kara Lascola
          DVM
          Assistant Professor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Efa Llewellyn
          DVM
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jim Lowe DVM ’94, MS ’04
          DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP (Food Animal)
          Associate Professor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Tessa Marshall
          MS
          Instructor
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Elizabeth Maxwell
          DVM
          Veterinary Resident
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Annette McCoy
          DVM, PhD, MS
          Diplomate, ACVS
          Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Maureen McMichael
          DVM, Diplomate, ACVCC
          Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jay Miller ‘98
          DVM
          Owner
          Timbercrest Veterinary Service
          Atlanta, IL

          Ashley Mitek ’11
          DVM
          Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

           

          Heidi Phillips ‘01
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVS
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jason Pieper
          DVM, Diplomate, ACVD
          Clinical Instructor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Chelsey Ramirez ‘10
          DVM
          Milledgeville Veterinary Clinic
          Milledgeville, Ill.

          Marcella Ridgway ‘83
          DVM
          Clinical Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

           Jonathan Samuelson
          Veterinary Resident
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Steve Sermersheim
          CJF, AWCF
          Middlefork Forge
          Collison, Ill.

          Cliff Shipley
          DVM
          Clinical Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Aaron Smiley ‘07
          DVM
          Devonshire Veterinary Clinic
          Anderson, IN

          Amy Somrak ’10
          DVM
          Visiting Clinical Instructor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Chris Stauthammer ‘04
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)
          Associate Professor
          University of Minnesota
          St. Paul, MN

          Adam Stern ‘07
          DVM
          Clinical Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Matt Stewart
          MVet, PhD, BVSc
          Fellow, Australian CVS (Equine)
          Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Rachel Louise Autran Laurenco Teixeira Neto
          Veterinary Resident
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Miranda Vieson ‘11
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVP
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
          University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jordan Vitt
          DVM
          Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Robert Weedon
          DVM, MPH
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Peter Weinstein ‘86
          DVM
          PAWS Consulting
          Irving, CA

          Ken Welle ‘88
          DVM
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Julie Whittington ‘97
          DVM
          Clinical Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jason Wrage ‘07
          DVM
          Greenhaven Animal Clinic
          San Jose, Ill.

           

           

        • CONFERENCE DETAILS

          Online registration is now closed. Please call our office at 217-333-2907 to register.

          Location

          iHotel and Conference Center
          1900 South First Street
          Champaign, IL
          217-819-5000

          Hands-on opportunities and tours will be offered at the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Champaign County Humane Society. Shuttles will be available to transport conference registrants during these scheduled times. The shuttle to the College will depart from the main conference center entrance.

          iHotel Map

          Registration

          The early registration deadline is Sunday, October 8, 2017. Registrations faxed or postmarked after this date will be charged the on-site registration fee. Printed copies of the proceedings will be available to those who order them on or before October 8, 2017.

          Online registration is now open. You may also call our office at 217-333-2907 to register. 

          The full conference registration for veterinarians includes the following:

          • Admission to all conference lectures
          • One digital copy of conference proceedings
          • Access to proceedings online for viewing and printing two weeks prior to the conference
          • Refreshment breaks
          • Continental breakfasts
          • Lunches
          • Ticket to class reunion kick-off
          • Ticket to Thursday evening dinner with alumni association awards

          Attendance and participation in hands-on opportunities requires an additional registration fee.

          One-Day Registration

          One-day conference registration for veterinarians is available. Registration includes the following:

          • Admission to all conference lectures
          • One digital copy of conference proceedings
          • Access to proceedings online for viewing and printing two weeks prior to the conference
          • Refreshment break
          • Continental breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Ticket to class reunion kick-off for Friday-only registrants
          • Ticket to Thursday evening dinner with alumni association awards for Thursday-only registrants

          Attendance and participation in hands-on opportunities requires an additional fee.

          Spouses and Guests

          Spouse and guest registration includes continental breakfasts, all refreshment breaks, and lunches (and the Thursday evening dinner for those with Thursday registration). Please include spouses and guests on the registrant’s form.

          Practice Passes

          A practice pass can be purchased for the two-day conference and used by one veterinarian per day. One digital copy of the proceedings will be given to the first person who attends to be shared between the registrants within that practice. Each person attending the conference should be indicated on the registration form.

          Conference Fees

          Payment must be provided at the time of registration to guarantee enrollment. Conference fees are payable by check or money order to the University of Illinois by Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express and are due at the time of registration. Early registration is recommended.

          Early RegistrationLate Registration
          Full Conference$360$410
          Thursday Only$295$345
          Friday Only$235$285
          Spouse & Guest Full Conference$125$145
          Spouse & Guest Thursday Only$95$115
          Spouse & Guest Friday Only$80$100
          Practice Pass$360$410
          Pre-Conference Session$50N/A

          Refund and Cancellation Policy

          Full refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee will be given if written notification is received by Sunday, October 8, 2017. Registrations are transferable. After Sunday, October 8, 2017, refunds will not be made. Refunds will not be made for hands-on opportunities. We reserve the right to cancel programs and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of a conference cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.

          Proceedings

          Conference registrants will have online access to proceedings approximately one week prior to the conference. With their registration confirmation, registrants will receive a user name and password for accessing, viewing, and printing notes. Before arriving at the conference, registrants are encouraged to print the proceedings for the lectures they plan on attending.

          Every paid conference registrant will receive a digital copy of the proceedings (on flash drive or otherwise), which is included in the registration fee.

          Printed copies of the proceedings are available if pre-ordered on or before Sunday, October 8, 2017 ($100). This preference should be indicated on the registration form. Recent printed conference proceedings contained approximately 700 pages of notes.

          Continuing Education

          Continuing education credit is available for veterinarians. Conference attendees are responsible for completing the Continuing Education Record of Participation form and having it signed by a conference representative prior to leaving the conference. Conference attendees are then responsible for submitting the record to their respective licensing agency and maintaining a record of participation. Continuing Education Record of Participation forms will be included with the materials to be picked up at conference registration. Designated areas for obtaining signatures will be provided at the conference. Continuing education certificates will not be generated as in past years.

          Registration and Information Desk

          Registration packets, including your name badge, meal tickets, and Continuing Education Record of Participation forms, may be picked up at the registration desk located in the lobby of the conference center. This desk will be staffed during the following times:

          Wednesday, October 25     11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
          Thursday, October 26             7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
          Friday, October 27                   7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

          Transportation

          The University of Illinois is located near Interstates 57, 72, and 74. The community is also accessible by train via Amtrak and airplane through Willard Airport (CMI) at Savoy. Maps and directions to the College are available online at vetmed.illinois.edu/ope/.

          Registrants with Disabilities

          If you need an accommodation to attend this conference, please contact the Office of Public Engagement, 217-333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.

          Mark Your Calendar

          The 2018 Fall Conference dates are Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12.

          Parking

          Parking is available around the iHotel and Conference Center.  Additional parking is also available across the street at State Farm Center (formerly known as the Assembly Hall) parking lot.

          When visiting the College and not utilizing the conference shuttle, special conference parking will be available in the grassy area north of the Basic Sciences Building, just south of St. Mary’s Rd. Signs will be posted. Please do not park in any of the posted rental parking lots; you will receive a parking ticket and your automobile may be towed. The College of Veterinary Medicine is not responsible for costs incurred as a result of a parking ticket or an automobile tow.

          Special Accommodations

          If you need a special accommodation to attend this conference, please contact the Office of Public Engagement, 217-333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.

        • SPONSORS

          Visit our Sponsors during the conference
          Sponsor map at the 2017 Fall Conference

          The 2017 Fall Conference is sponsored in part by:

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          • Class of 1962 Endowment Fund
          • Dr. LeRoy G. Biehl Endowment Fund
          • Sidney Krock Radiology Lectureship Fund
        • HOTEL INFORMATION

          Conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. All hotel blocks will be held through the dates listed below. Mention “Vet Med Fall Conference” to receive the group rate. The conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center. It is recommended that you book your reservations early. The prices listed below do not include taxes.

          Room blocks are also available for Friday and Saturday night (Homecoming) but at higher rates than the conference rates below. Please let the hotel know if you need Friday and Saturday reservations as well.

          Comfort Suites (book by 10/1/17)
          217-328-3500
          $89

          Country Inn and Suites (book by 9/25/17)
          217-355-6666
          $94 (double bed)
          $114 (king bed)

          iHotel and Conference Center (book by 9/25/17)
          217-819-5000
          $139

          Hilton Garden Inn
          217-352-9970
          $161 (double bed)
          $151 (king bed)
          **No rooms available Friday and Saturday night for Homecoming.**

          Holiday Inn Express
          217-328-0328
          $

          Home2Suites by Hilton (book by 8/28/17)
          217-355-6468
          $99

          Hyatt Place (book by 9/25/17)
          217-531-2800
          $129

          Wingate by Wyndham (book by 10/5/17)
          217-355-5566
          $100 plus tax

        QUESTIONS?

        Please contact the Office of Public Engagement, 217-333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.