Conference Program

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER & LOS ANGELES ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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Morning
7:00       Registration / Continental Breakfast / Student Poster Session

7:30        Welcome Remarks

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D.
Chair, Zoobiquity Conference
Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

James Economou, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor of Research
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michael D. Lairmore, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dean
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

8:00       Keynote Presentation                       

Tracey McNamara, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.P.
Professor of Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

8:25       Infertility Cases

1)      Infertility in the Endangered Panda and a 31-Year Old Math Teacher

Pierre Comizzoli, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Reproductive Physiologist, Center for Species Survival
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park

Sherman Silber, M.D.
The Infertility Center for Saint Louis
St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

David Kersey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physiology
College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

9:10       Questions and Answers

9:25       Break

9:45       Oncology Cases

1)      Breast Cancer in a Cocker Spaniel and a 57-year old Museum Curator

John Glaspy, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Hematology/Oncology
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Robert Rebhun, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Assistant Professor
Center for Companion and Animal Health and Department of Surgical and
Radiological Sciences
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

2)      Osteosarcoma in a Golden Retriever and 17-year old Pole Vaulter

Noah Federman, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Sarcoma Program
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Robert Rebhun, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Assistant Professor
Center for Companion and Animal Health and Department of Surgical and
Radiological Sciences
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

10:30       Questions and Answers

10:45       Psychiatry/Behavior Cases

1)      Bullying in the Pig Pen and on the Playground

Jaana Juvonen, Ph.D.
Professor, Developmental Psychology
UCLA Department of Psychology

Melissa Bain, D.V.M., M.S.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

2)     Self-Injury in a Stallion and 17-Year Old Barista

Mark DeAntonio, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Service
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

Victoria Voith, D.V.M., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Animal Behavior
College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

11:30       Questions and Answers

11:45       Obesity Cases

1)      Morbid Obesity in a 23-Year Old Student and a Basset Hound

Dominique Griffon, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., D.E.C.V.S., D.A.C.V.S.
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

Richard Nelson, D.V.M.
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Afternoon
12:30       Questions and Answers

12:45       Board Buses and Depart for the Los Angeles Zoo

(boxed lunches provided)

2:30       “Walk Rounds” at the Zoo

The cases will be led by the following wildlife veterinarians:

Curtis Eng, D.V.M.
Chief Veterinarian, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Cindy Stadler, D.V.M.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Karl Hill, D.V.M.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Linda J. Lowenstine, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.P
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Jonna A. K. Mazet, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D.
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Lisa A. Tell, D.V.M.
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

1)      Contraception in Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies

2)      Screening for Aortic Dissection in Gorilla and Pulmonary Hypertension in Orangutan

3)      Painful Periods in Orangutan

4)      Lead Toxicity and Microtrash in California Condors

5)      Periodontal and Craniofacial Diseases in Hunting Dog, Wallabies and Bears*

*Session offered only once

3:30       “Walk Rounds” at the Zoo

1)     Contraception in Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies

2)      Screening for Aortic Dissection in Gorilla and Pulmonary Hypertension in Orangutan

3)      Painful Periods in Orangutan

4)      Lead Toxicity and Microtrash in California Condors

4:30       Closing Remarks: Conservation of the Future

Stephen J. Ettinger, D.V.M., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., A.C.V.I.M.
California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group

5:00       Cocktail Reception