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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
accommodations: View and Book Accommodations

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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ACCOMMODATIONS

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
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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 $129 for a 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. Rooms are not available the night of Saturday, September 30th due to a home football game. Please book early to ensure you have a room.

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: No room availability for Saturday 9/30/2017 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


Speakers: 35th Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society *

*Schedule and speakers subject to change
Sunday, October 1-4, 2017

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

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

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 (including Sunday imaging lab) 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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