2018 Winter Conference | Super Saturday

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Date: February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis campus
CE: up to 8 hours available
Webinar: available for lectures only, not labs.  This webinar is live and interactive, so it counts for full CE credit.  If you have never attended a Zoom Webinar meeting before, test your connection. Please review How to join a meeting/webinarTips on Getting Started & System Requirements for further information. The webinar is only available live, in Pacific Standard Time.

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is excited to present our “Super Saturday” Continuing Education Program on February 3, 2018.  You will receive up to 8 credits of continuing education and still be able to enjoy the Superbowl on Sunday (or just the commercials if that is what interests you the most)!  

We also hope you will stay for our “Super CE Tailgate” celebration from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  We will have beer, wine and plenty of yummy appetizers.  This will be a great opportunity to socialize with your friends, conference speakers, and have more time to visit our corporate partners at their booths. Come in your favorite team colors!

Choose between 5 tracks including:

  • Small Animal Research & Behavior
  • Equine Medicine
  • Livestock Medicine
  • Beef/Dairy Producer Science
  • Canine Dentistry Workshop

Keynote Speaker | Dr. Kathryn Meurs

Dr. Kathryn Meurs

Dr. Kathryn Meurs

We are thrilled to present our keynote speaker, Dr. Kathryn Meurs.  Dr. Meurs is currently a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State University. In addition to being board certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), she has a Ph.D. in Genetics from Texas A&M University and her areas of interest include familial aspects of cardiovascular disease, especially cardiomyopathy. Morris Animal Foundation selected Dr. Meurs as the first recipient of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award. Dr. Meurs has published numerous research manuscripts and is most excellent at taking pure scientific research and “moving it to the clinics.”  She will provide an overview of her work on genetics and how it is transforming our framework of diseases in veterinary medicine across species today.

For those interested in small animal we have two tracks available to choose from.  The morning will have four hours of internal medicine on a variety of topics that will not only emphasize what is new in the genre, but also these topics will highlight specific clinical trials that are ongoing or recently completed at UC Davis. These include such speakers as Dr. Sara Thomasy in our ophthalmology department and Dr. Chen Gilor speaking on canine diabetes.  We then have an afternoon dedicated to feline behavior with exciting guest speakers including Dr. Janine Berger from the San Francisco SPCA and Dr. Tony Buffington, Professor Emeritus UCD. We are also thrilled that our experts and boarded specialists in veterinary dentistry, Dr. Amandeep ChohanDr. Frank Verstraete, and Dr. Boaz Arzi, will be providing lectures as well as a laboratory solely focused on canine dentistry.  Sign up for the lab early- spots will fill quickly! Lab for veterinarians only.

The livestock offerings include both veterinary tracks and producer tracks. The Veterinary CE will focus on adapting to recent regulatory changes for livestock medicine, including antimicrobial stewardship and the implementation of the veterinary feed directive. Our livestock producer tracks have been organized by F.A.R.M. Club presidents, Bryan Welly and Sydney Westbrook, in conjunction with their faculty advisor, Dr. Bret McNabb, to bring some of the best and most talented experts to speak. This year the Livestock Symposium has expanded to include tracks for both beef and dairy producers, and will be scheduled to allow interaction among veterinarians and livestock owners. Please visit our website to see the entire schedule for this exciting conference.