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ASLAP Events

2017 AVMA Convention – Comparative Medicine Program

       

Day/Time

Room

Title

Speaker

Fri. 7/21/2017

233

 

 

1:00-1:50 PM

 

Leadership skills and management

Gary Borkowski

2:00-2:50 pm

 

A new way to treat pain in laboratory animals

Jeff Ko

3:00-3:50 pm

 

Ornamental Fish Care & Medicine I

Greg Lewbart

4:00-4:50 pm

 

Ornamental Fish Care & Medicine II

Greg Lewbart

 

 

 

 

Sat. 7/22/2017

233

 

 

2:00-2:50 pm

 

Transplantation Research: Mice to Monkeys to Man

Steven Shipley

3:00-3:50 pm

 

The crucial role of pets in improving the medicines of the future: a One Medicine approach to drug development

Carol Robertson-Plouch

4:00-4:50 pm

 

Spontaneous Cancers in our Patients – Subjects in Clinical Trials for both Human and Pet Benefit

Wendy Shelton

5:00-5:50 pm

 

Spontaneous Cancers in our Patients – Subjects in Clinical Trials for both Human and Pet Benefit

Rod Page

 

 

 

 

Mon.7/24/2017

233

 

 

10:00-10:50 am

 

Assessing the welfare of dogs in commercial breeding kennels

Candace Croney

1:00-1:50 pm

 

Will we be ready to face a highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic? How we gather data for pandemic influenza vaccine development

Jill Ascher

2:00-2:50 pm

 

The Resurgence of Pertussis: Understanding the Disease and the Difficulties in Controlling It.

Tod Merkel

4:00-4:50 pm

 

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: environmental and interspecies transmission

Christina Carlson

5:00-5:50 pm

 

What’s Your Diagnosis

Focal facial alopecia in chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera)

Hairy Cases of Immunocompromised Mice

Renal dysfunction in a laboratory- housed baboon

 

Dana LeMoine

 

Keely Szilagyi

Lexie Smith

 

 

 

 

Tues.7/25/2017

232

 

 

9:00-9:50 am

 

Cats in Cages: Identifying Welfare Concerns and Effective Interventions

Judith Stella

10:00-10:50 am

 

If we could talk with the animals: Tools and techniques to measure animal well-being

Deb Hickman

11:00-11:50 am

 

Look What Followed Me Home: An Introduction into Incorporating Rats and Mice into your Practice

Tracy Vemulapalli

 

 

 

 

Mon. 7/24/2017

 

 

 

1:00-4:50 pm

IU School of Medicine - Shuttle

Rabbit wet lab – endotracheal intubation and ovariohysterectomy

 

NOTE: requires advance sign-up

Zoltan Szilagyi &  Nancy Johnston

BBQ, Wine & Socializing at the AVMA Meeting

We are hosting a BBQ at our winery on Saturday, July 22.  If you are coming to the AVMA meeting or are close enough and just want an excuse to drink some wine, listen to some music and socialize with other local lab animal and welfare vets while raising money for the ACLAM and ASLAP Foundations, please keep reading!

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aclamaslap-foundations-fundraiser-bbq-at-blackhawk-winery-tickets-31351730871

 

Visit the winery that is owned by Deb Hickman(-Miller) and her husband, John Miller. John is our winemaker and makes a variety of dry to semi-sweet style wines from grapes that grow locally. We have 30 acres, with 8 acres in vines. As you taste wine, you can explore the production area and learn about the wine making process.

 We'll have a fantastic BBQ dinner with all of the sides, with non-alcoholic drink options included. Your reservation does not include wine (we know some people don't drink, but just would like to come experience the farm winery), but you can buy wine by the glass or bottle. We will provide a complimentary tasting of 5 wines to all attendees.

 We are located about 45 minutes north of downtown. If you need a ride, we will arrange for transportation from downtown to the winery and back, leaving about 5:15pm with an estimated arrival time of 6pm. Our summer concert on the lawn starts at 6:30p. We'll have dinner starting between 6:30pm and 7:00pm.  We have an assortment of wine themed board games and lawn games to entertain all ages and families are welcome. Transportation back to downtown is anticipated around 9pm to allow you to get back by 10pm, ready for another great day at the conference.

 We are open from 1 to 9, so you are more than welcome to come and join us earlier than 6, we'll be here!

 If you have a car and are interested in helping to carpool, let me know your timeline and number of available seats.

 As most of you know, Deb has been highly active in multiple veterinary organizations and strongly supports research into animal well-being and mentoring.  To that end, we will donate $5 for every person 12 and over at the BBQ and 20% of all wine sales.  All of that money will be split evenly between the ACLAM Foundation and the ASLAP Foundation, so invite all of your friends!!

 We are asking $35 per person to cover transportation (if we need to get a bus), dinner and to support the Foundations.  If you don't need transportation, we are asking $25 to cover dinner and to support the Foundations. Under 12 are $10 if they need transportation (if we need to get a bus), but no cost if they don't.

 A reservation ASAP (click the link above), especially if you will need a ride, is greatly appreciated!

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