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UCD Companion Animal Infectious Disease Course: Bugs, Drugs, and Diagnostics - Renewed Approaches to Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases

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UCD Companion Animal Infectious Disease Course: 

Bugs, Drugs, and Diagnostics - Renewed Approaches to Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases


Dates: Friday, May 5, 2023 - Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time: May 5th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm (PDT)
May 6th & 7th | 8:00am - 12:35pm (PDT)
CE Credit: Up to 9.5 hours (pending approval)
Location: On-site only at Springhill Suites - Marriot Napa Valley
 

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Program

The Center for Continuing Professional Education is proud to host the UCD Companion Animal Infectious Disease Course: Bugs, Drugs, and Diagnostics - Renewed Approaches to Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases at the SpringHill Suites in Napa Valley from May 5th - 7th, 2023. This course will feature some amazing UC Davis faculty, staff and guest speakers. 

Day 1: A welcome reception with SpringHill Suites preferred wine and hors d'oeuvres will be followed by a presentation on Testing, testing... getting the most bang for your buck when testing for infectious disease with Jane Sykes, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM.

Day 2: Our speakers will present information on canine respiratory disease and pneumonia, approach to antibiotic resistant infections, new diagnosis and treatment, and zoonotic diseases in small animal practices.

Day 3: On the last day, our speakers will discuss the threat of coccidioidomycosis, identify treatment to resistant canine hookworms and giardia strains, review renewed approaches to leptospirosis, and look at case examples on fevers of unknown origin. 

Speakers

  • Jane Sykes, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM
  • Jane Sykes
    Dr. Jane Sykes is a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with interest in small animal infectious diseases. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia; residency in small animal internal medicine, University of Minnesota; MBA, University of Georgia. She is Board-Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has coauthored > 100 scientific publications, is the editor of the textbooks “Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases”, “Greene’s Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat” and was was Associate Editor (Infectious Diseases) for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her leadership roles include first President of, and now Secretary-Treasurer for the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID); President, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine specialty; President Elect, ACVIM (2020-); Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (2015-2020); and currently Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis. Her research interests currently include antimicrobial drug resistant bacterial infections, blood-borne infectious diseases and deep mycoses. 
     
  • Jonathan Dear, DVM, MAS, DACVIM (SAIM)

  • Jonathan Dear

    Dr. Jonathan Dear earned his DVM degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. He completed his MAS in clinical research and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis and is now a small animal internal medicine specialist at University of California, Davis. His clinical interests includes infectious, urinary and respiratory diseases of dogs and cats as a model of disease for humans. 



     

  • Krystle Reagan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

  • Reagan

    Dr. Krystle Reagan is an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in microbiology at Colorado State University. Upon graduating, she completed a one year small animal rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at UC Davis. She then completed a two-year small animal infectious disease fellowship. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her areas of research include development of novel infectious disease diagnostics and the use of artificial intelligence in biomedicine.

  • Christian M. Leutenegger, Dr.Med.Vet., BSc, PhD, FVH

  • Dr. Christian M. Leutenegger is director of molecular diagnostics at Antech Diagnostics and Imaging. He graduated from the University of Zurich Veterinary School of Medicine in 1992. He completed a doctoral thesis developing novel vaccines for FIV. Dr. Leutenegger completed a PhD developing the first DNA vaccines in veterinary medicine. In 1999, he founded the Molecular Core Facility at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. In 2006, he joined IDEXX Laboratories, building a high-capacity molecular diagnostic platform for infectious diseases based on syndromic panels. After 13 years, he joined Antech Diagnostics to expand into molecular genetics and cancer diagnostics, and to advance their infectious disease detection platform.

  • Emmelyn Hsieh, DVM, DACVIM

  • Emmelyn Hsieh

    Dr. Emmelyn Hsieh is the current Small Animal Clinical Infectious Diseases fellow at UC Davis. She obtained her veterinary degree at UC Davis, after which she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. She then returned to UC Davis for her residency in small animal internal medicine and is now board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include infectious diseases of dogs and cats, antibiotic stewardship, as well as lower urinary tract disease.

     

Registration

Registration Deadline: April 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm (PST)
Early Registration Before January 1, 2023
Registration January 1, 2023 through February 28, 2023
Late Registration March 1, 2023 and After
Veterinarian $420 $520 $570
Registered Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Assistant $370 $470 $520
Hospital Staff (No CE) $345 $445 $495

Hotel and Conference Venue Information

Reserve your conference stay with SpringHill Suites Napa Valley - Marriot 
101 Gateway Road East Napa, California 94558
Phone: 707-253-1900

  • Room availability is limited
  • Current rates are subject to change 
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 is the last day to reserve and receive the group rate. Group rate available until the deadline or until the block fills up, whichever comes first.

Hotel Dates: Friday, May 5, 2023 - Sunday, May 7, 2023
Group Rate: $329 USD plus applicable tax fees per night until April 6, 2023
Amenities: Hotel includes complimentary parking and continental breakfast 
Pet Fee: SpringHill Suites is Pet Friendly. Pet fee is $80 per stay for up to 2 dogs.
Hotel Reservation Link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1668116535400&key=GRP&app=resvlink

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Program Information

  • Recordings
  • The live sessions will not be available as a recording after the event. 
  • CE Certificates
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    Attendance is recorded when you arrive at the conference.
    You must check in when you arrive with your first and last name and the email with which you registered for the conference in order for us to verify your attendance.
    Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board. 
    You will receive your CE certificate on-site at the event.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be made, less a $100.00 processing fee, if the cancellation request is received two weeks before the program start date, otherwise, a refund will be made, less a $150.00 processing fee.

    If you completed a hotel reservation with SpringHill Suites Napa Valley, you will need to request a hotel cancellation with SpringHill Suites Napa Valley. 
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