This conference will provide in-depth presentations on medical advancements, lameness diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, and other important medical and surgical problems.  The presentations by eight speakers are designed to provide up-to-date practical clinical information.  Current research topics will provide summary results with an emphasis placed on their meaning and application for the equine practitioner.  This course is pending approval for 21 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

The Monday evening social program will provide a valuable informal discussion period where questions will be answered and practitioner experiences shared.  The interval between the morning and evening sessions will allow participants the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Lake Tahoe area.  Downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hiking are some of the activities available for athletically inclined individuals.  Others may choose to just relax in one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in the world or to enjoy the various Lake Tahoe Casinos.  Participants are encouraged to bring their family and friends.

CLIMATE & CLOTHING: Alpine weather conditions prevail, resulting in sharp differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures.  Casual and informal attire is appropriate for daytime and evening dress.

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe.  These rooms will be held until January 3, 2017.  A reservation form is enclosed.  Reno International Airport is 38 miles from the Hyatt Lake Tahoe and ground transportation information and reservations can be made by calling the concierge at (775) 832-1234.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator:
Janet O’Brien, 2614 Anza Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
Telephone:  (530) 756-4899 or Fax (530) 756-3805
January 23-January 27, 2017
Hyatt Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada
Sue Dyson
Scott Hancock
Mary Lassaline
Gary Magdesian
Nicola Pusterla
Mathieu Spriet
Stephanie Valberg
Mary Beth Whitcomb
Head of Clinical Equine Orthopedics, Newmarket, UK
Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UCD
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, UCD
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, UCD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UCD
Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Medicine, MSU
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UCD