Continuing Education

Fall Conference for Veterinarians

October 11-12, 2018

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

Register Now

Future dates:

September 19-20, 2019

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

  • Conference Center Map

    iHotel Map

    • AT-A-GLANCE

      Wednesday

      Technology Alma MaterLincolnQuad 
       9:00- 9:50 a.m.Bandaging

      Tisha Harper

       10:00- 10:50 a.m.Overview of the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

      Robert Weedon

      We’re all on the Same Team: Overcoming Generational Differences

      Lawrence Firkins

      11:00- 11:50 a.m.Sanitation

      Loukia Agapis

      You Get One Shot at Effective Onboarding

      Lawrence Firkins

       11:50- 1:15 p.m.Break/ Lunch on Own
       1:15- 2:05 p.m.Imaging

      Sharon Wagner

      Pediatric Sterilization

      Philip Bushby

      Finding the Right New Vet: It’s Not What It Used to Be

      Jim Lowe

       

      Module 1: Introduction to NVAP

      Suzett Hexum

      2:15 – 3:05 p.m.High Quality High Volume Spay and  Neuter

      Philip Bushby

      Module 3: Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases

      Suzett Hexum

      3:05 – 3:25 p.m. Break
      3:25- 4:15 p.m.Gentle Cat Handling

      Heather Soder, CVT 

      Employing a New Graduate from the Eyes of a Practitioner

      Jennifer Ostrom

      Module 10: Personal Protective Equipment for Veterinarians

      Suzett Hexum

      4:25 – 5:15 p.m.Preventative Care in Shelters

      Intern

       

      Employment through the Eyes of a Graduating Senior

      Senior Vet Students

      Module 11: Sheep and Goats: Disease Awareness and Health Certificates

      Suzett Hexum

       

      Thursday

      TechnologyLincolnAlma MaterHumanities
      9:00-9:50 a.m.

       Genomics for Clinicians: Staying Ahead of the Breeders

      Dennis O’Brien

      The Future of Work

      Robert Trimble

      Module 15: Disease Prevention and Biosecurity in Aquaculture

      Suzett Hexum  

      10:00-10:50 a.m.Movement Disorders: Who is this Basal Gang?

      Dennis O’Brien

      Organizational Design for the 21st Century Veterinary Practice

      Robert Trimble

      Module 28: Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi, and Goldfish

      Suzett Hexum

      11:00-11:50 a.m.   Keynote Speaker: Dean Stetter
      11:50-1:15 p.m.Lunch & Awards
      1:15-2:05 p.m.MRI

      Angie Yates

      All Weak and Tingly: Neuromuscular Disease

      Dennis O ‘Brien

      Onboarding through the Eyes of a Practitioner

      Aaron Smiley

      The Prescription Monitoring Program

      Ashley Mitek

      2:15-3:05 p.m.Meeting the Needs of New Graduates through Technology

      Aaron Smiley

      Opioid Shortage

      Ashley Mitek

      3:05-3:25 p.m.Break
      3:25-4:15 p.m. Basics of Hoof Care

      Diego Almeida

      Employment through the Eyes of a Graduating Senior

      Senior Vet Students

       My Approach to Trauma 

      Caroline Tonozzi

      4:25-5:15 p.m.Round-table Discussion

      Senior Vet Students

      Rabies Update

      Robert Weedon

       

      Thursday (Rooms Continued:)

      Chancellor BallroomQuad RoomInnovation
      9:00-9:50 a.m. A Review and What’s New in Canine Mast Cell Tumors

      Laura Garrett

      Spotlight on Anemia in Dogs and Cats

      Amy Schnelle

      10:00-10:50 a.m.Saying Sane in a Busy Veterinary Practice – Recognizing and Fighting Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

      Laura Garrett

      A Practical Approach to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

      Jennifer Reinhart

      11:00-11:50 a.m.   Keynote Speaker: Dean Stetter
      11:50-1:15 p.m.Lunch & Awards
      1:15-2:05 p.m.Use of Cytology and Biochemistry in the Diagnosis of Liver Disease

      Anne Barger

      Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease

      Jason Pieper

       The Nose Knows I: The Biology of Canine Scent

      Marcella Ridgeway

      2:15-3:05 p.m. Urine-Nation: Laboratory Abnormalities in the Diagnosis of Renal Disease

      Anne Barger

      Where Has All the Hair Gone?!?!?!

      Jason Pieper

      The Nose Knows II: Canine Olfaction – Applications and Afflictions

      Marcella Ridgeway

      3:05-3:25 p.m.Break
      3:25-4:15 p.m.Gland Canyon: Laboratory Abnormalities Associated with Endocrine Diseases

      Anne Barger

      This or That: Dissecting your Dermatology Differential List!

      Jason Pieper

       Gut Feeling: Non-GI Manifestations of GI Disease

      Marcella Ridgeway

      4:25-5:15 p.m.Cytology of Lumps and Bumps

      Anne Barger

      Dermatology Database

      Lara Tomich

      Immunosuppressive Therapy on Small Animals: Vitamin P (Pred) and Beyond

      Marcella Ridgeway

      Friday

      TechnologyAlma MaterLincolnHumanities
      8:00-8:50 a.m.   Feline Ophthalmology

      Robert Swinger

      Genetic Testing in Horses – Who, What, How, Why?

      Annette McCoy

      9:00-9:50 a.m.What’s New in Veterinary Ophthalmology

      Robert Swinger

      Treatment Options for Sarcoids

      Jamie Stewart

      9:50-10:10 a.m.Break
      10:10-11:00 a.m.
      11:10-NoonFocus on Feline Dentistry

      Katherine Kling

      Noon-12:45 p.m.Lunch
      12:45-1:35 p.m.The Science of Aging: A Body System Approach to Small Animal Geriatric Care

      Heidi Pulito

       Case Studies

      Scott Austin, Pamela Wilkins, Ilana Glasberg

      1:45 – 2:35 p.m.The Quality of Life Conversation and Scales

      Heidi Pulito

      Case Studies

      Scott Austin, Pamela Wilkins, Ilana Glasberg

      2:45-3:35 p.m.The Gift of Euthanasia: Techniques for a Beautiful Ending for our Dogs and Cats

      Heidi Pulito

      Case Studies

      Scott Austin, Pamela Wilkins, Ilana Glasberg

      Friday (Rooms Continued:)

      ChancellorQuadInnovation
      8:00-8:50 a.m.Climate Change

      Don Wuebbles

      What’s Gender got to do with it? How Understanding the Role Played by Gender can Increase your Effectivity as a Medical Practitioner and as a Leader in the Field

      Jane Desmond

       

      9:00-9:50 a.m.Biodiversity and One Health

      Dominic Travis

      9:50-10:10 a.m.Break
      10:10-11:00 a.m.Update from the Illinois Department of Public Health

      Connie Austin

      What’s Your Next Move? A Review of Cases from the ASPCA Animal Control Center

      Michael Biehl

      11:10-NoonInfectious Diseases

      Ron Hershow/ Yvette Johnson-Walker

      Noon-12:45Lunch
      12:45-1:35 p.m.
      1:45-2:35 p.m.One Health Leadership, Policy, and Communication

      John Herrmann

      2:45- 3:35 p.m. One Health Panel Discussion

      John Herrmann, Bob Poppenga, Don Wuebbles, Dominic Travis, Ron Hershow,  Yvette Johnson-Walker

      • 2018 Schedule Wednesday

        WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

        9:00-9:50am

        Bandaging
        Technology Room| 3 CE
        Tisha Harper

        10:00-10:50am

        Bandaging
        Technology Room| 3 CE
        Tisha Harper

        Overview of the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
        Alma Mater Room | 1 CE
        Robert Weedon

         We’re all on the Same Team: Overcoming Generational Differences
        Lincoln Room| 1 CE
        Lawrence Firkins

         11:00-11:50am

         Bandaging
        Technology Room| 3 CE
        Tisha Harper

         Sanitation
        Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
        Loukia Agapis

         You Get One Shot at Effective Onboarding
        Lincoln Room| 1 CE
        Lawrence Firkins

         11:00-11:50am

        Break/Lunch on Own

         1:15-2:05pm

        Imaging
        Technology Room| 1 CE
        Sharon Wagner

         Pediatric Sterilization
        Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
        Philip Bushby

        Finding the Right New Vet: It’s Not What It Used to Be
        Lincoln Room| 2 CE
        Jim Lowe

        Module 1: Introduction to NVAP
        Quad Room| 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum

         2:15-3:05pm 

        Imaging
        Technology Room| 1 CE
        Sharon Wagner

         High Quality/ High Volume Spay and Neuter
        Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
        Philip Bushby

        Finding the Right New Vet: It’s Not What It Used to Be
        Lincoln Room| 2 CE
        Jim Lowe

        Module 3: Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases
        Quad Room| 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum

        3:05-3:25pm

        Break

        3:25-4:15pm

        Gentle Cat Handling
        Alma Mater Room|1 CE
        Heather Soder, CVT

        Employing a New Graduate from the Eyes of a Practitioner
        Lincoln Room| 1 CE
        Jennifer Ostrom

        Module 10: Personal Protective Equipment for Veterinarians
        Quad Room| 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum 

        4:25-5:15pm

        Preventative Care in Shelters
        Alma Mater Room|1 CE
        Intern to be Announced

        Employment through the Eyes of a Graduating Senior
        Lincoln Room|1 CE
        Senior Vet Students

        Module 11: Sheep and Goats: Disease Awareness and Health Certificates
        Quad Room| 1 CE
        Suzett Hexum

        How do I renew my USDA 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 Thursday

           THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

          9:00-9:50am

          Genomics for Clinicians: Staying Ahead of the Breeders
          Lincoln Room| 1 CE
          Dennis O’Brien

          The Future of Work
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Robert Trimble 

          Module 15: Disease Prevention and Biosecurity in Aquaculture
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Suzett Hexum

          A Review and What’s New in Canine Mast Cell Tumors
          Chancellor Room| 1 CE
          Laura Garrett 

          Spotlight on Anemia in Dogs and Cats
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Amy Schnelle 

          10:00-10:50am

          Movement Disorders: Who is this Basal Gang?
          Lincoln Room| 1 CE
          Dennis O’Brien

          Organizational Design for the 21st Century Veterinary Practice
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Robert Trimble 

          Module 28: Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi, and Goldfish
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Suzett Hexum 

          Staying Sane in a Busy Veterinary Practice – Recognizing and Fighting Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
          Chancellor Room| 1 CE
          Laura Garrett

          A Practical Approach to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Jennifer Reinhart

          11:00-11:50am

          Keynote: Dean Stetter 

          11:50-1:15pm

          Lunch & Awards

          1:15-2:05pm

          MRI
          Technology Room| 1 CE
          Angie Yates

          All Weak and Tingly: Neuromuscular Disease
          Lincoln Room| 2 CE
          Dennis O’Brien

          Onboarding through the Eyes of a Practitioner
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Aaron Smiley 

          The Prescription Monitoring Program
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Ashley Mitek

          Use of Cytology and Biochemistry in the Diagnosis of Liver Disease
          Chancellor Room| 1 CE
          Anne Barger 

          Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          The Nose Knows I: The Biology of Canine Scent
          Innovation Room| 1 CE
          Marcella Ridgway

          2:15-3:05pm

          All Weak and Tingly: Neuromuscular Disease
          Lincoln Room| 2 CE
          Dennis O’Brien

          Meeting the Needs of New Graduates through Technology
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Aaron Smiley

          Opioid Shortage
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Ashley Mitek

          Urine-Nation: Laboratory Abnormalities in the Diagnosis of Renal Disease
          Chancellor Room| 1 CE
          Anne Barger

          Where Has All the Hair Gone?!?!?!
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          The Nose Knows II: Canine Olfaction – Applications and Afflictions
          Innovation Room| 1 CE
          Marcella Ridgway

          3:05-3:25pm

          Break

          3:25-4:15pm

          Basics of Hoof Care
          Technology Room| 1 CE
          Diego Almeida

          Employment through the Eyes of a Graduating Senior
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Senior Vet Students

          My Approach to Trauma
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Caroline Tonozzi

          Gland Canyon: Laboratory Abnormalities Associated with Endocrine Disease
          Chancellor Room| 1 CE
          Anne Barger

          This or That: Dissecting your Dermatology Differential List!
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Jason Pieper

          Gut Feeling: Non-GI Manifestations of GI Disease
          Innovation Room| 1 CE
          Marcella Ridgway

          4:25-5:15pm

           Roundtable Discussion
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Senior Vet Students

          Rabies Updates
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Robert Weedon

          Cytology of Lumps and Bumps
          Chancellor Room| 1 CE
          Anne Barger

           Dermatology Database
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Lara Tomich 

          Immunosuppressive Therapy in Small Animals: Vitamin P (Pred) and Beyond
          Innovation Room| 1 CE
          Marcella Ridgway

          5:15-6:15pm

          An Evening With…
          Technology Room| 0 CE

        • 2018 Schedule Friday

          FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

          8:00-8:50am

          Feline Ophthalmology
          Lincoln Room| 1 CE
          Robert Swinger

          Genetic Testing in Horses – Who, What, How, Why?
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Annette McCoy

          Climate Change
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Don Wuebbles 

          What’s Gender got to do with it? How Understanding the Role Played by Gender can Increase your Effectivity as a Medical Practitioner and as a Leader in the Field
          Innovation Room| 2 CE
          Jane Desmond 

          9:00-9:50am

          What’s New in Veterinary Ophthalmology
          Lincoln Room| 1 CE
          Robert Swinger

          Treatment Options for Sarcoids
          Humanities Room| 1 CE
          Jamie Stewart

          Biodiversity and One Health
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Dominic Travis

          What’s Gender got to do with it? How Understanding the Role Played by Gender can Increase your Effectivity as a Medical Practitioner and as a Leader in the Field
          Innovation Room| 2 CE
          Jane Desmond 

          9:50-10:10am

          Break

          10:10-11:00am 

          Update from the Illinois Department of Public Health
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Connie Austin

          What’s Your Next Move? A Review of Cases from the ASPCA Animal Control Center
          Innovation Room| 2 CE
          Michael Biehl

          11:10-Noon 

          A Focus on Feline Dentistry
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Katherine Kling

          Infectious Diseases
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Ron Hershow/Yvette Johnson-Walker

          What’s Your Next Move? A Review of Cases from the ASPCA Animal Control Center
          Innovation Room| 2 CE
          Michael Biehl

          Noon-12:45pm

          Lunch

          12:45-1:35pm

           The Science of Aging: A Body System Approach to Small Animal Geriatric Care
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Heidi Pulito 

          Case Studies
          Humanities Room| 3 CE
          Scott Austin, Pamela Wilkins, Ilana Glasberg

          Eco Toxicology
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          Bob Poppenga

          1:45-2:35pm

          The Quality of Life Conversation and Scales
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Heidi Pulito

          Case Studies
          Humanities Room| 3 CE
          Scott Austin, Pamela Wilkins, Ilana Glasberg

          One Health Leadership, Policy, and Communication
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          John Herrmann

          2:45-3:35pm

          The Gift of Euthanasia: Techniques for a Beautiful Ending for our Dogs and Cats
          Alma Mater Room| 1 CE
          Heidi Pulito

          Case Studies
          Humanities Room| 3 CE
          Scott Austin, Pamela Wilkins, Ilana Glasberg

          One Health Panel Discussion
          Quad Room| 1 CE
          John Herrmann, Bob Poppenga, Don Wuebbles, Dominic Travis, Ron Hershow,  Yvette Johnson-Walker

         

        Register Now

        Register Now

        • 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 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.

          Bandaging Lab

          Date:                        Wednesday, October 10
          Lecture Time:         9:00-11:50 a.m.
          Lab Time:                Session A: 1:00-2:30 p.m., Session B: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
          Lecture Location:   Technology Room, iHotel and Conference Center
          Lab Location:          Vet Med Clinical Skills Learning Center
          Instructor:               Tisha Harper
          Fee:                           $100 for lab and lecture; $40 for lectures only
          CE:                             1.5 for lab session; 3 for lecture session
          Limit:                        10 per lab session; 100 for lecture session

          Register Now

        • CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS

          An Evening With…
          Thursday, October 11, 5 p.m.
          iHotel and Conference Center, Technology Room | 0 CE

          University of Illinois CVM Alumni and Fall Conference attendees are invited to join us for an evening of reunion with some of your favorite professors. At this event, you can enjoy reconnecting with your classmates, colleagues and some of the exceptional professors who defined your career as a veterinary student, including Anne Barger, Brian Aldridge and many others!

          Dinner and Networking
          Thursday, October 11, 6:15- 9 p.m.
          iHotel and Conference Center, Illinois Ballroom | 0 CE

          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, August 20, 2018. Individual tickets may also be purchased for spouses and guests not taking advantage of the registration option. Individual tickets are $40 each.

          Alumni Awards Reception
          Thursday Evening
          Private reception by invitation only.

          Alumni Celebration
          Friday, October 12, 4:00 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, September 17, 2018. 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 3 or an 8, you will be contacted by a representative in your class regarding specific plans. Contact the Office of Public Engagement (ope@vetmed.illinois.edu or 217-333-2907) to learn more about your specific reunion plans.

        • Keynote Speakers

          Thursday, October 11
          11:00 a.m.
          Illinois Ballroom

          Mark Stetter, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, October 26, 2016

          Dean Mark Stetter

          Dr. Mark Stetter serves as the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.  The college is recognized as one of the premier veterinary programs in the world. The college works to improve the health of animals, people, and the planet through innovative and dedicated teaching, research, outreach and clinical service.  We empower the next generation of leaders to change the world.  The college provides undergraduate, masters, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees in a broad array of topics. Some of the areas of excellence include: infectious disease, biomedical engineering, cancer, advanced reproduction techniques, neuroscience, orthopaedics, regenerative medicine, public health, environmental toxicology, and equine health.

          Dr. Stetter is a zoo and wildlife veterinarian by training and completed a residency program and board certification while at the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York.  Prior to joining CSU, he spent 15 years with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Fl.  As the Director of Animal Operations, Dr. Stetter was responsible for the healthcare of Disney’s animal collections around the world.  Dr. Stetter has been very active in a variety of professional organizations including president of the American College of Zoological Medicine, Founder and President of the Elephant Population Management Program, Chair for the Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board with Morris Animal Foundation and Chair for the research committee with the Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians.

        • Speakers

          2018 Fall Conference Speakers

          Learn more about some of our alumni speakers here!

          Loukia Agapis
          DVM, MS
          Instructor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Diego Almeida
          Instructor (Farrier)
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Connie Austin ’93 PhD
          DVM, MPH, PhD
          Illinois Dept. of Public Health Veterinarian
          Springfield, 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
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jane Desmond
          PhD, M. Phil, MFA
          Professor
          Dept. of Anthropology
          University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Lawrence Firkins ‘86
          DVM, MBA, MS
          Professor
          Associate Dean of Public Engagement
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.  

          Dennis French
          DVM
          Diplomate, ABVP (Equine)
          Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Laura Garrett
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVIS (Oncology)
          Clinical Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

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

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

          Tisha Harper
          DVM, MS
          Diplomate, ACVS-SA, CCRP
          Clinical Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          John Herrmann
          DVM, MPH
          Clinical Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          DVM/MPH Program Director
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Ronald Hershow
          MD
          Associate Professor of Epidemiology
          Interim Director
          UIC School of Public Health
          Chicago, Ill.

          Suzett Hexum
          DVM
          Illinois Field Veterinary Medical Officer
          United States Dept. 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.

          Katherine Kling
          DVM
          Instructor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          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.

          Lori Madsen ‘14
          DVM
          Instructor
          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.

          Ashley Mitek ’11
          DVM, MS
          Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Dennis O’Brien
          DVM, PhD, MS
          Diplomate, DACVIM (Neurology)
          Professor
          Dept. of Medicine and Surgery
          CVM, University of Missouri
          Columbia, MO

          Jennifer Ostrom ‘03
          DVM
          Greenville Veterinary Clinic
          Greenville, Ill.

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

          Bob Poppenga ‘78
          DVM, PhD
          Diplomate, ABVT
          Professor of Clinical Molecular Biosciences
          CVM, UC Davis
          Davis, Cal.

          Heidi Pulito ‘11
          DVM
          Sandwich Veterinary Hospital
          Sandwich, Ill.

          Jennifer Reinhart
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVIM (SAIM)
          Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

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

          Aaron Smiley ‘07
          DVM
          Devonshire Veterinary Clinic
          Anderson, IN

          Heather Soder
          CVT
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Jamie Stewart ‘13
          DVM
          Veterinary Resident (Theriogenology)
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Robert Swinger ‘03
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVO
          Animal Eye Guys of South Florida
          Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

          Lara Tomich
          DVM
          Veterinary Resident (Dermatology)
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Caroline Tonozzi
          DVM
          Diplomate, ACVECC
          Clincal Assistant Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Dominic Travis
          DVM, MS
          Associate Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine
          CVM, University of Minnesota
          St. Paul, Min.

          Robert Trimble ‘13
          DVM
          Fuzzy Pet Health
          San Francisco, Cal.

          Sharon Wagner
          DVM, RDCS
          Instructor
          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.

          Pamela Wilkins
          DVM, PhD, MS
          Professor
          Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
          CVM, University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Don Wuebbles
          PhD, MS
          Professor
          Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences
          University of Illinois
          Urbana, Ill.

          Angela Yates ‘08
          DVM
          Yates Equine Veterinary Services
          Indianapolis, Ind.

        • CONFERENCE DETAILS

          Register Now

          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, September 23, 2018. 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 September 23, 2018.

          Online registration is now open.

          Register Now

          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 one week 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 one week 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: Ultrasound Lecture$40N/A
          Pre-Conference Session: Bandaging Lecture$40N/A
          Pre-Conference Session: Bandaging Lecture and Lab$100N/A
          Pre-Conference Session: Becoming the Employer of Choice$100N/A
          Pre-Conference Session: Shelter Medicine$100N/A
          Pre-Conference Session: USDA Accreditation$50N/A

          Refund and Cancellation Policy

          Full refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee will be given if written notification is received by Sunday, September 23, 2018. Registrations are transferable. After Sunday, September 23, 2018, 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, September 23, 2018 ($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 10     11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
          Thursday, October 11             7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
          Friday, October 12                   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 September 19-20, 2019.

          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.

          The 2018 Fall Conference is sponsored in part by:

          Elanco high res blue 3d logo

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          • 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. Because homecoming weekend is directly after the Fall Conference, some hotels are requiring a minimum two night booking.

          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 9/9/18)
          Contact number: 217-328-3500

          $99 King or Queen Suites (10/9-10/11)
          $169 King or Queen Suites (10/12)
          $209 King or Queen Suites (10/13)
          Two night minimum (10/13-10/14)

          iHotel and Conference Center (book by 9/18/18)
          Contact number: 217-819-5000

          $149 King or Queen Suites (10/9- 10/11)
          $299 King Suite (10/12- 10/13)

          Country Inn & Suites
          Contact number: 217-355-6666

          $94 King or Double Suite (10/9- 10/11)
          $270 King or Double Suite (10/12- 10/13)

          Holiday Inn Express
          Contact number: 217-328-0328

          $135 Suites (10/9 – 10/11)
          $175 Suites (10/12- 10/13)

          Candlewood Suites
          Contact number: 217-398-1000

          $105 Suites (10/9- 10/11)
          $189 Suites (10/12- 10/13)

          Hyatt Place
          Contact number: 217- 531-2800

          $119 Suites (10/9- 10/11)
          There is no block reserved for 10/12- 10/13 at the Hyatt Place. Rooms are $399 per night on these dates.

           

        QUESTIONS?

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