Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, will open and close what the pet food manufacturer is promoting as a 24-hour educational program accessible to veterinary professionals anywhere in the world.
The Hill’s Global Symposium, focusing on nutrition and older pets, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 27 to 28. The company expects 200 veterinarians to attend in person and is inviting veterinarians, technicians and students to register and watch online.
“The Hill’s Global Symposium aims to inspire and educate veterinarians and veterinary health care team members to use nutrition to improve pets’ lives,” said Dr. Kirpensteijn, chief professional veterinary officer at Hill’s U.S. “It is already a highlight of the global world CE calendar but, for 2018, we are taking it to a whole new level with the unique 24-hour educational livestream.”
Dr. Kirpensteijn is scheduled to kick off the event at 4:20 a.m. local time April 27 and wrap it up at 4:10 p.m. April 28 during a session titled “Show Us Your Website and We Will Make It Awesome.” The symposium will go dark for about 10 hours overnight.
The series of presentations by more than a dozen experts will explore Hill’s research into aged dogs and cats, early chronic kidney disease, and the role of nutrition in increasing a pet’s quality and length of life.
“With many pets living longer, we see a growing interest from veterinarians around the world in understanding the difference between aging and disease, and in learning more about helping their patients to age healthily,” said Iveta Becvarova, DVM, MS, DACVN, the director of global academic and professional affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
“Chronic kidney disease [CKD] in particular is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in older dogs and cats. Nutritional management is the gold standard for any dog or cat with CKD, with research showing that appropriate dietary management will improve quality and quantity of life for these patients.”
The lectures will be available for viewing on demand from June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019, Hill’s reported.
Learn more at www.hillsglobalsymposium.com.