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Maddie’s® Veterinary Forensics Conference: Animal CSI

injured dogVital training that targets recognition and response to non-accidental injury in animal victims.

In the normal course of their work, veterinary teams will be presented with cases of non-accidental injury for treatment. But will your team recognize these cases? Are you prepared to handle them?

Join us in Gainesville at the 2014 Maddie’s® Veterinary Forensics Conference, an in-depth training workshop for professional veterinarians, veterinary students, and animal welfare professionals.

This year’s theme is “Animal CSI,” focusing on recognizing non-accidental injury in animal victims. This two-part conference will start with a series of case presentations and discussions that explore the role of the veterinary team in recognizing and responding to suspected non-accidental injury and finish with an afternoon hands-on workshop in which participants will put their new knowledge to work as they investigate scenes of suspected non-accidental injury.

This conference is made possible by generous grants from Maddie’s Fund, the ASPCA, and the University of Florida Office of Research. Thank you!

Details

  • What: Animal CSI: Recognizing and Responding to Non-Accidental Injury
  • Where: Gainesville, Florida
  • When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
  • Time: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
  • CEUs: 7

Registration

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The morning session has a capacity for 140. Space in the afternoon hands-on workshop is limited to the first 72 registrants. All participants will receive a complimentary Veterinary Forensics scrub top.

Conference Fee

Regular 
(after March 9th, 2014)

Veterinarians and Other Professionals:
Morning Workshops Only $75
Morning Workshops & Afternoon Hands-On Workshop $150
Students:
Morning Workshops & Afternoon Hands-On Workshop $50

Who Should Attend

  • Practicing Veterinarians
  • Animal Welfare Professionals responsible for recognizing and documenting animal cruelty and related cases
  • Veterinary Students
  • Veterinary Residents and Interns

CE Credit (pending)

  • Veterinarians can receive CE credit for 7 contact hours
  • This course has been submitted for continuing education credits for:
    • We have applied for advance approval of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits
    • Florida Animal Control Association (FACA)

Conference Sponsors

This conference is made possible by generous grants from Maddie’s Fund, the ASPCA, and the University of Florida Office of Research. Thank you!

ASPCA
UF Office of Research

Schedule

Location

The Veterinary Forensics Conference will be held at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building Auditorium.  The physical address is 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32610 (Google Map).

Attire

  • For the morning lecture sessions – the conference room can be stuffy or chilly depending on the outside weather.  It is recommended to bring layered clothing options for your comfort.
  • For the afternoon hands-on session – Long pants, closed-toed shoes and long hair pulled back.  A scrub top will be provided.

Instructors

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Jason H. Byrd, PhD
Maples Center for Forensic Medicine
University of Florida

Amie Burling, DVM
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Staci Cannon, DVM
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Dr. Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, Diplomat ACVIM
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Katherine Polak, DVM, MPH
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Ken Sieranski, DVM
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Rachel Touroo, DVM
Veterinary Forensic Sciences
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Sylvia Tucker, B.S. 
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

 

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