Schedule At-a-Glance

Friday, October 26

7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception


Saturday, October 27

7:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks—Patti Strand, NAIA President
The Effects of the Human-Animal Bond on Society—Steven Feldman is Executive Director of the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)
Building a Better Companion Dog: The Role of the AKC Parent Breed Club—Kelly Flannigan, DVM
For the Dogs: Bringing Dog Lovers and Scientists Together—Diane Brown, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, CEO, AKC Canine Health Foundation
       Morning Break
Improving the Odds: Reducing the Health Risks to Companion Animals through the Use of Genetic Tests—Frances O. Smith, DVM, Ph.D., President of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Inc.
  Putting the “You” in University: Why Breeders and Vet School Relationships Are EssentialCarolyn Henry, DVM, ACVIM, Dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
How to Be an Effective Voice in Washington: A Case Study—Randy M. Russell, CEO of the Russell Group
Genetic Tools to Save Our (Dog and Cat) Breeds: Increasing Genetic Fitness by Increasing Diversity and Eliminating Disorders—Angela Hughes, DVM, Ph.D., Veterinary Genetics Research Manager at Wisdom Health (formerly Mars Veterinary)
Searching for Markers of B Cell Lymphoma in Golden Retrievers: Methylation Signature that Yields Biomarkers of DiseaseJeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, ACVIM, Director of the Tom and Betty Scott Endowed Program in Veterinary Oncology, the Comparative Oncology Radiobiology and Epigenetics Laboratory, and the PET Imaging Center of the University of Missouri
Afternoon Break
Parrot Wars: Propaganda and Politics of Parrot Keeping—Steve Duncan, Founder, and Operator of Avian Resources
        Lessons Learned from the Wild Horses of the Outer Banks: The Shackelford Horses—Margaret Poindexter
Our Horse Heritage: Conservation Challenges for Endangered Equines—Charlene Couch, Ph.D., Technical Program Coordinator for The Livestock Conservancy
5:30 p.m. Day One Adjourns
6:30 p.m.  Cocktails Followed by Dinner


Sunday, October 28

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. Facts and Fiction of Livestock and Climate Change—Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., Professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis
Unearthing the Truth Behind Modern Farming—Michelle Miller, a.k.a. “The Farm Babe”
Morning Break
Ensuring a Supply of Domestic Detection Dogs—Mark Dunn is the AKC’s Senior Vice President of Registration and Customer Development and Managing Director of AKC Reunite Ensuring a Supply of Domestic Detection Dogs: The Legislative Side—Sheila Goffe is the AKC’s Vice President of Government Relations
         Medical Breakthroughs: Is Research with Animals Still Necessary?—Cindy Buckmaster, PhD, is Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine 
Gene Therapy for X-linked Myotubular Myopathy—David Mack, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Bioengineering and an Investigator in the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington
Afternoon Break
Organizing to Preserve Our Endangered Breeds: The Road Forward—Patti Strand, Margaret Poindexter, Marty Greer, DVM  
4:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns
This conference has been approved by the Florida Veterinary Board to offer 13.5 CE credits to attending veterinarians.

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