ISDVMA Symposium to be held Sept 28-30, 2012 in Banff, Alberta, Canada

ISDVMA Symposium ScheduleFriday, September 28, 2012Welcome to the 11th biennial ISDVMA meeting and symposium! – • 8:00-8:15 am: President’s welcome – Caroline Griffitts, DVM, ISDVMA President, Loveland, Colorado, USAThe sled dog shoulder joint and scapulo-thoracic synsarcosis – • 8.15-9.15 am: In-depth shoulder anatomy and function, pulling dynamics, and the diagnostic exam – Jerry Vanek, MS, DVM, CCRT, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA • 9.15-10.15 am: A survey of important shoulder injuries, arthroscopic evaluations, and various surgical repairs – Bill Liska, MS, DVM, DACVS, Houston, Texas, USA • 10.15-10:30 am: Break • 10.30-11.00 am: Shoulder injuries, arthroscopic evaluations, and surgical repairs, continued – Bill Liska, MS, DVM, DACVS, Houston, Texas, USA • 11.00-11.30 am: Physiotherapy of the injured sled dog shoulder; post-op and conservative management – Jerry Vanek, MS, DVM, CCRT, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA • 11.30 am-12.00 pm: An update on orthopedic research along the Iditarod Trail – Bill Liska, MS, DVM, DACVS, Houston, Texas, USAISDVMA general membership meeting and board meeting report – • 12.00-1.30 pm: Luncheon followed by meeting and updates – Caroline Griffitts, DVM, ISDVMA President, Loveland, Colorado, USAThe sled dog shoulder joint and scapulo-thoracic synsarcosis, continued – • 1.30-3.30 pm: 4 concurrent 30-minute hands-on shoulder laboratory rotations – • Anatomic representations – Group study • The diagnostic exam – Bill Liska, MS, DVM, DACVS, Houston, Texas, USA • Physiotherapy I – Veronica Devall, DVM, CCRT, IVAS, AVCA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada • Physiotherapy II – Jerry Vanek, MS, DVM, CCRT, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA • 3.00-3:30 pm: BreakDryland sled dog racing around the World – • 3:30-5:30 pm: An introduction to, survey of, and the veterinarian’s role in dryland mushing (Short break included) – Monica Pacheco Duran, DVM, Madrid, SpainThe evening is free for you to enjoy Lake Louise and the Fairmont ChateauSaturday, September 29, 2012Sled dog physiology –« 2011 Dr. Roland “Doc” Lombard Student Research Award winner » • 8.00-8.30 am: Associations between kilocalorie intake and lean body mass in relation to serum biomarkers of skeletal muscle metabolism – Molly Yazwinski, 2011 winner, Somewhere on Earth • 8.30-9.45 am: Gastritis/gastric ulcers in canine athletes – Michael Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA • 9.45-10.00 am: Break • 10.00-11:15 am: Metabolic adaptations to sustained strenuous exercise in dogs – Michael Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA • 11.15 am-12.15 pm: Sled dogs as a model for nutritional and physiological adaptation in the Circumpolar North – Kriya Dunlap, PhD, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA • 12.15-1:30 pm: Lunch on your own Sled dog physiology,continued – • 1.30-2.30 pm: La Grande Odyssee, an alpine staged-style sled dog race and its physiological specificities for dogs – Dominique Grandjean, DVM, PhD, Maisons-Alfort, France • 2.30-3:30 pm: The utility of cardiac echography in sled dogs, with examples from La Grande Odyssee – Dominique Grandjean, DVM, PhD, Maisons-Alfort, France • 3:30-3:45 pm: Break • 3.45-4:45 pm New developments on stamina-induced inflammation in racing/working dogs – Dominique Grandjean, DVM, PhD, Maisons-Alfort, France« 2012 Dr. Roland “Doc” Lombard Student Research Award winner » • 4:45-5:15 pm: Leptospirosis in Iditarod Sled Dogs: Seroprevalence, urinary shedding, and renal colonization – Greta Krafsur, 2012 winner, Somewhere on EarthISDVMA Biennial Grande Banquet at Banff Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – • 6.00 pm: Social Hour • 7.00 pm: Dinner • 8.00 pm: My secret life as an Edmonton Oilers Zamboni driver – Richard Long, DVMSunday, September 30, 2012 • 9.00-10:00 am: Mercury levels in salmon-fed sled dogs; the potential risks and benefits of subsistence diets – Kriya Dunlap, PhD, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA • 10.00-10.15 am: BreakPanel discussion: Applying all we’ve learned to the future of mushing – • 10:15-12:15 pm: Sled dog care guidelines – Rick, Stu, Kathleen, Caroline…Adjournment – • 12:15 pm: Concluding remarks, adjournment, and we’ll see you in 2014! – Caroline Griffitts, DVM, President, Loveland, Colorado, USAFor more info: http://www.isdvma.org/

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