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Advances In Respiratory Diagnostic Imaging

October 1-4, 2017

Meeting Held: I-Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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The Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) is pleased to be hosting its 35th annual symposium, "Advances in Respiratory Diagnostic Imaging" (Program Director Kara M Lascola), at at The University of Illinois, Urbana IL.

Registration information will be available in Spring 2017. There will be discounted registration for VCRS Members.

The call for abstracts is now open. Information regarding abstract submission can be found here. For additional questions please contact Dr. Tekla Lee Fowler at tmlvcrs@gmail.com

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Pricing

VCRS MEMBER RATE
Student/resident/technician
Prior to September 5, 2017 — $200
After September 5, 2017 — $225

Non-student/resident/technician
Prior to September 1, 2017 — $250
After September 5, 2017 — $275

NON-VCRS MEMBER RATE
Student/resident/technician
Prior to September 5, 2017 — $225
After September 5, 2017 — $250

Non-student/resident/technician
Prior to September 5, 2017 — $275
After September 5, 2017 — $300

DAILY REGISTRATION RATES
Reception only, October 1 — $25
October 2 only — $120
October 3 only — $120
Banquet only, October 3 — $45
October 4 only — $50
On-site registration will be available at the I-Hotel

PARTNER REGISTRATION RATES
Reception, October 1 — $25
Banquet, October 3 — $45

NOTE: Registration fees are in US Dollars ($).

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Registration

FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES
  • Scientific program for entire symposium
  • Welcome reception evening of Sunday, October 1st
  • Lunch and refreshments Monday, October 1st – Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
  • Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
DAY RATE INCLUDES
  • Scientific program for the day of attendance
  • Lunch, teas and coffees on the day of attendance
ACCOMPANYING PERSON RATE INCLUDES
  • Welcome reception evening of Sunday, October 1st, 2017
  • Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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2017 Symposium Program

35th Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society*

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

Sunday
October 1, 2017

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Welcome Reception
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday
October 2, 2017

Breakfast on your own
7:30 am – Registration open
8:15 am – Welcome address, Dr. Kara Lascola
8:30 am Multidisciplinary approach to small animal respiratory disease:  perspectives of an internist, radiologist and pathologist

Dr. Carol Reinero University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Isabelle Masseau University of Montreal, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kurt Williams Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

9:45 am Pushing the envelope in CT of the respiratory tract: dyspneic, coughing, and awake

Dr. Robert O'Brien, Epica Medical Innovations; Oncura Partners Diagnostics, LLC

10:35 am – Break and Posters
11:00 am Real-Time Label-Free Optical Biopsy of Tissue Microstructure

Dr. Stephen A Boppart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

11:35 am Case-based review of CT in large animals and exotics with respiratory disease

Dr. Isabelle Masseau University of Montreal, College of Veterinary Medicine

12:40 pm - Lunch
2:00 pm Joan O’Brien Keynote Address

Dr. Brendan McKiernan, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

2:40 pm Endoscopically-assisted surgery for canine upper airway obstructions

Dr. Heidi Phillips, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

3:20 pm - Break and Poster Presentations
3:40-5:15 pm – Short Communications

Evening Activities

Dinner on your own (*Board Meeting – TBA)

Tuesday
October 3, 2017

8:00 am - Registration open
8:30 am Imaging speech movements and brain function with MRI: An expensive karaoke machine

Dr. Brad Sutton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:20 am Lung MRI: Overcoming the Technical Challenges and Review of Applications in Lung Disease

Dr. Talissa Altes, University of Missouri, School of Medicine

10:10 am – Break and Poster Presentations
10:30 am Novel techniques for the diagnosis of lower airway disease in adult horses

Dr. Jean-Pierre Lavoie, University of Montreal, College of Veterinary Medicine

11:20 am Rapid identification and characterization of respiratory pathogens by MALDI-TOF MS

Dr. Carol Maddox, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

12:00 - LUNCH
1:00 pm Use of Standing CT to Diagnose Equine Paranasal Sinus & Upper Airway Conditions

Dr. James Brown, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

1:50 pm New strategies to enhance the equine laryngeal tie-back procedure

Dr. Santiago Gutierrez Nibeyro, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

2:30 pm – Break
2:45 pm – Short Communications
3:45 pm – Break
4:00 pm – Short Communications

Evening Activities

6:30 – 9:00 pm – Symposium Banquet (TBA)

Wednesday
October 4, 2017

9:00 am 2017 VCRS Grant Recipient Presentation

Dr. Mathilde Leclère, University of Montreal, College of Veterinary Medicine

9:15am Incretin mimetics as FOXA2 agonists and therapy against excessive airway mucus in chronic lung diseases and potential application in dogs.

Dr. Gee Lau, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

9:55 am – Break
10:10 am Thoracic ultrasound for the diagnosis of pulmonary disease in dairy calves

Dr. Theresa Ollivett, University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine

11:00 am Development of the Ruminant Respiratory Microbiome in Health and Disease

Dr. Brian Aldridge, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

11:50 am - Closing remarks and Adjourn

2017 Symposium Speakers

Development of the Ruminant Respiratory Microbiome in Health and Disease
Dr. Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MRCVS, PhD, DACVIM
Integrated Food Animal Medicine Systems
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Lung MRI: Overcoming the Technical Challenges and Review of Applications in Lung Disease
Dr. Talissa Altes, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Clinical Radiology
University of Missouri, School of Medicine

Real-Time Label-Free Optical Biopsy of Tissue Microstructure
Dr. Stephen A Boppart, MD, PhD
Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering
Director, Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Use of Standing CT to Diagnose Equine Paranasal Sinus & Upper Airway Conditions
Dr. James Brown, DVM, MS, DACVS
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

New strategies to enhance the equine laryngeal tie-back procedure
Dr. Santiago Gutierrez Nibeyro, DVM, MS, DACVS
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Incretin mimetics as FOXA2 agonists and therapy against excessive airway mucus in chronic lung diseases and potential application in dogs.
Dr. Gee Lau, PhD
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Novel techniques for the diagnosis of lower airway disease in adult horses.
Jean-Pierre Lavoie, DVM, DACVIM
University of Montreal, College of Veterinary Medicine

Rapid identification and characterization of respiratory pathogens by MALDI-TOF MS
Dr. Carol Maddox, PhD
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Multidisciplinary approach to small animal respiratory disease: perspectives of an internist, radiologist and pathologist
Case-based review of CT in large animals and exotics with respiratory disease
Isabelle Masseau DVM, PhD, DACVR
University of Montreal, College of Veterinary Medicine

Keynote Address

Dr. Brendan McKiernan DVM, DACVIM-SA, Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Pushing the envelope in CT of the respiratory tract: dyspneic, coughing, and awake
Dr. Bob O'Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR
Director of Imaging, Epical Medical Innovations
Oncura Partners Diagnostics, LLC

Thoracic ultrasound for the diagnosis of pulmonary disease in dairy calves
Dr. Theresa Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine

Endoscopically-assisted surgery for canine upper airway obstructions
Dr. Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Multidisciplinary approach to small animal respiratory disease: perspectives of an internist, radiologist and pathologist
Carol Reinero DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Director, Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine

Imaging speech movements and brain function with MRI: An expensive karaoke machine
Dr. Brad Sutton, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Biomedical Imaging Center at the Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multidisciplinary approach to small animal respiratory disease: perspectives of an internist, radiologist and pathologist
Kurt Williams DVM, PhD, DACVP
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

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ACCOMMODATIONS

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
stayatthei.com

The I Hotel is the headquarters hotel for the VCRS Symposium, and is directly connected to the Conference Center. Lodging is available at the I Hotel at a VCRS conference rate of $139 for a king or 2 queen room. People may book their rooms by going online or calling 217-819-5000. You must use the VCRS attendee code, RESPIRATORY17, to receive the discounted rate. 30 Rooms have been blocked for the meeting the nights of Sunday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 3rd. A limited number of rooms are blocked for the night of Saturday, September 30 th . Please note, due to a home football game the rate for Saturday is higher ($179). Please book early to ensure you have a room. Complementary transport to Champaign airport and train station is available

Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign
2001 North Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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Distance to I-Hotel and Conference Center: 4.8 miles

For attendees with travel restrictions that necessitate arriving on Saturday, September 30, a select number of rooms have been blocked for VCRS at the Comfort Suites. Rooms with either one king bed or two queen beds can be reserved for the conference rate of $159/night for 9/30/17 and $89/night for all other nights. People may book their rooms by going online or calling 217-328- 3500 and using the VCRS conference code: Vet Med-Lascola Conference.

ADDITIONAL HOTEL OPTIONS

*The following hotels are within walking distance of the conference center
**Please note: Room availability for Saturday 9/30/2017 may be limited due to home football game

Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign/Urbana
2013 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Distance to I-Hotel Conference Center: 0.7 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Champaign/Urbana
1501 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Distance to I-Hotel Conference Center: 0.7 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton Champaign/Urbana
1417 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Distance to I-Hotel Conference Center: 0.7 miles

TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS

Closest arrival airport: University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD): O’Hare airport is located 150 miles from Champaign. Shuttle service from O’Hare to several locations in the Champaign-Urbana area is available through Illini Shuttle. illinishuttle.com

Learn more about Champaign Urbana and the surrounding area at visitchampaigncounty.org

For conference attendees planning on spending extra time in Chicago: choosechicago.com

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