CE Events and Workshops


Purdue Veterinary Conference

Purdue Veterinary Conference

Please join us for the 2017 Purdue Veterinary Conference, September 19 - 23, 2017.

This annual conference is designed to provide Continuing Education (CE) opportunities for the entire veterinary team. Attendees can earn up to 32 hours of CE. General Sessions will be held in the Purdue Stewart Center (128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN). The Exhibit Hall will be located in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom (101 N Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN). This conference serves over 1,200 attendees from Indiana and surrounding states. The 2017 Purdue Veterinary Conference will offer new speakers, workshops and special events. 

Contact PVMLifelongLearning@purdue.edu with any questions about conference content or registration.

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VCS Seminar: Drs. Kimmitt, Mutascio, and Murakami

September 29, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. | Lynn 1136

"Comparison of Serum, EDTA, Tetracyclines, and N-acetylcysteine for Inhibiting Collagenase Activity in an In Vitro Corneal Degradation Model"

Presenter: Dr. Beth Kimmitt, Resident, Ophthalmology

Corneal ulceration is a common problem in all domesticated animals. Progression of corneal ulcers by way of degradation of corneal stroma is mediated by collagenases, leading to devastating consequences for the eye. This  seminar will discuss research delving into the efficacy of multiple anticollagenase compounds used alone and in combination in an in vitro corneal degradation model.

"In Vivo Evaluation of an Intra-Articular Hydrogel"

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Mutascio, Resident, Small Animal Surgery

The purpose of this in vivo study was to determine the effects of a hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel on articular tissues using a rat model. The broad goal of this research is to develop a hydrogel as a sustained release vehicle for intra-articular analgesia in canine patients undergoing joint surgery.

"Ultrasonographic Features of Gastric Wall Edema in Dogs – A Complication of Pancreatitis"

Presenter: Dr. Masahiro Murakami, Resident, Diagnostic Imaging

Gastric wall thickening due to edema has been observed in dogs with acute pancreatitis. This study describes the ultrasonographic appearance and prevalence of gastric wall edema in a group of dogs diagnosed clinically with acute pancreatitis. A retrospective search in the medical records from 2014 to 2016 was performed to identify dogs diagnosed clinically with pancreatitis using abdominal ultrasound. Fourteen dogs (12.4%; 14/113) met all inclusion criteria with mean gastric wall thickness of 0.99±0.40 cm (range: 0.59-1.75). Normal gastric wall layering was observed in 12 dogs (85.7%) while loss of layering was observed in 2 dogs (14.3%). Thickening of the submucosal layer was observed in 12 dogs (85.7%), and 5 of them also had concurrent muscularis layer thickening (35.7%). In dogs with thickened submucosal layer, the echogenicity of the submucosal layer was deemed to be mildly reduced compared to its presumed normal echogenicity. Lacy appearances were present within the thickened submucosal layer in 7 dogs and in the muscularis layer of 1 dog. Thickening was focal in 12 dogs (85.7%) and mostly adjacent to the abnormal pancreas, while diffuse thickening was found in 2 dogs (14.3%). Subsequent resolution of gastric wall thickening was observed in 3 dogs (range 3-28 days) via serial abdominal ultrasonography. One dog underwent necropsy, and gastric wall edema was confirmed histopathologically. Gastric wall edema may be detected during ultrasonography of dogs with acute pancreatitis, possibly due to increased

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Coppoc One Health Lecture

Save the date for the 4th Annual Coppoc One Health Lecture!

November 2, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. | Lynn Hall 1136

Speaker:  Dr. Regina Tan, Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Office of Food Safety

The Coppoc One Health Lecture was established in 2014 to provide an annual campus-wide lectureship that focuses on the symbiotic relationship between veterinary and human medicine and its world-wide impact. 

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The Horseman's Forum at Purdue

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The 2018 Horseman's Forum

The 2018 Horseman's forum will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Purdue University's Lynn Hall, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

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Purdue Veterinary Technician Symposium

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The 2018 Purdue Veterinary Technician Symposium

The 2018 Purdue Veterinary Technician Symposium will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Purdue Unviersity's Lynn Hall, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

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