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Purdue set to host annual veterinary conference

Four special lectures are on the schedule along with CE classes and a fun run.

Purdue set to host annual veterinary conference
The Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog is named in honor of a professor emeritus of veterinary physiology and biochemistry at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The annual Purdue Veterinary Conference will kick off Sept. 19 with a One Health lecture titled “Human’s Best Friend: The Reciprocal Relationship between Human and Canine Health.”

The presenters will be Libby Richards, Ph.D., MSN, RN, an assistant professor of nursing, and Niwako Ogata, BVSc, Ph.D., DACVB, an assistant professor of animal behavior in the department of veterinary clinical sciences.

The five-day Purdue University conference features a full slate of continuing education sessions, an exhibit hall and three other special lectures:

  • Sept. 20: “Work Life Leadership: Managing Self and Others,” by Ellen Kossek, MBA, Ph.D., the Basil S. Turner professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.
  • Sept. 21: “What is Diversity in Veterinary Medicine?” by Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, the staff veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center in Dade City, Florida, and a National Disaster Medicine System team member.
  • Sept. 21: “The Role and Medical Management of Military Working Dogs in Combat,” by San Antonio veterinarian James Giles, DVM, MS, DACVS.

Some of the expected 1,200 conference attendees will decompress on the last day, Sept. 23, during the annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, a 5-kilometer run/walk fundraiser.

Conference details and registration information are available at http://bit.ly/2fwAwZV.