START YOUR DAY WITH YOGA OR A RUN
6:15–7:15am, Thursday–Saturday
Juniper Room, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Level 2

Join your colleagues and begin your day with a run or yoga. Return energized and ready to start your day!

Fun Run Sponsored by 

       

 


PRE-SESSION COFFEE
7:30–8:00am, Friday & Saturday
6ABC Lobby, Level 6

Sponsored by ACVS Premier Sponsors 


COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Exhibit Hall 4AB, Level 4

Bring your dated vouchers to enjoy complimentary lunch at one of three lunch stations. Vouchers are in the envelope received with your registration materials. Replacement vouchers, if available, will be replaced at a cost of $10 per voucher.

Morning Refreshment Breaks
Thursday 9:30–10:30am
Friday and Saturday 9:30–10:15am

Lunch Breaks
11:45am–1:45pm, Thursday
12:30–1:45pm, Friday
11:45am–1:45pm, Saturday

Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
Thursday, Friday, 3:15–4:00pm
*Saturday, 6ABC Lobby, Level 6, 3:15-4:00pm

CELEBRATION OF SURGICAL SUCCESS, AN ACVS FOUNDATION BENEFIT
6:30–8:30pm, Friday, Ballroom 6E, Level 6

The Celebration of Surgical Success Reception is always a highlight of the ACVS Surgery Summit! Score one of the numerous highly sought-after door prizes. The tantalizing silent auction will have you in a competition to outbid your colleagues. Others have already donated enticing auction items, and you can too! Donate cash of $50 or more, and your complimentary drink ticket will await your arrival.

During the Celebration of Surgical Success Reception, place your bid on crowd-pleasing silent auction items including:

  • Vacation Accommodations
  • Electronics
  • Spirits
  • Books
  • CE and Meetings
  • Art

Silent auction items will be on display Thursday and Friday for your bidding pleasure. Donate an item to the Celebration of Surgical Success.

    The ACVS Foundation will award must-have door prizes throughout the reception. Each registered attendee will receive one door prize ticket in their registration packet. Just drop the ticket into the box representing the item you would like to win. You or your designee must be present to win.

Presented by the  


The unforgettable excitement will continue as you gather with your friends and capture the crazy Photo Booth fun. 

Photo Booth is generously sponsored by MedVet Surgery: Past and Present

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:

Thursday 9:30am–7:30pm
Friday 9:30am–6:00pm (closed 2:00–3:00pm)
Saturday 9:30am–2:15pm

Visit with over 100 exhibitors to find the right products and services to support your practice’s or hospital’s needs. 

SCIENTIFIC POSTER SESSION & RECEPTION

Stay knowledgeable about current research findings in veterinary surgery at the Scientific Poster Session featuring a variety of clinical and research posters. Authors will be available for discussion of their presentations during the reception Thursday evening. ACVS and ECVS resident poster presenters take part in the Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards competition. Award winners will be announced on Saturday at the Residents’ Awards Ceremony.

Sponsored by ACVS Premier Sponsor 

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Exhibit Hall 4AB, Level 4

Bring your dated vouchers to enjoy complimentary lunch at one of three lunch stations. Vouchers are in the envelope received with your registration materials. Replacement vouchers, if available, will be replaced at a cost of $10 per voucher.

Morning Refreshment Breaks
Thursday 9:30–10:30am
Friday and Saturday 9:30–10:15am

Lunch Breaks
11:45am–1:45pm, Thursday
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12:30–1:45pm, Friday
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11:45am–1:45pm, Saturday

Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
Thursday, Friday, 3:15–4:00pm
*Saturday, 6ABC Lobby, Level 6, 3:15-4:00pm

CHARGING STATION
Are your batteries running low? Relax while recharging your batteries in your electronic device located near the center of the hall and in the 6ABC Lobby, Level 6.

Sponsored by, Acvs_2016_photo_20160816134019

Name badges are required for entry to the exhibit hall. You may purchase badges for spouses and guests who would like to attend the receptions and exhibits at the ACVS Registration Desk outside the exhibit hall.

For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age are not permitted in the exhibit hall at any time.

ACVS depends on the integrity of exhibitors for the accuracy of claims or statements they make in the exhibit hall or in this guide. Products and services presented in the exhibit hall are not endorsed by ACVS.


MARK W. ALLAM LECTURE

8:00–9:30am, Thursday
Ballroom 6E, Level 6
A light continental breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30am

James T. Giles, III, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
South Texas Veterinary Specialists, San Antonio, TX

The Role and Medical Management of Military Working Dogs in Combat

Military working dogs (MWDs) are utilized in substantial and increasing numbers in current military operations and play a vital role in both protecting human lives and supporting military objectives. MWDs are vital and life-saving assets to current military operations and they may incur severe injuries in performing their duty. Providing advanced medical and surgical care for MWDs in an austere environment is challenging and requires a creative “One Health” approach, with substantial collaboration across veterinary and human echelons of medical care.  Issues such as medical evacuation, damage control resuscitation and surgery, blood and plasma transfusion capability, canine post-traumatic stress syndrome and the use of negative pressure wound therapy for substantial wounds are all important to MWD health care during combat deployment. 

Dr. Giles is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who spent 18 years as a military veterinarian serving across the globe, including a year in Afghanistan. His ????nal position with the military was as Chief of Surgery for the Military Working Dog Veterinary Service. Dr. Giles grew up raising and training German shepherd dogs, and it was his experience with their medical conditions and an overall love for animals that drew him to veterinary medicine.

The Mark W. Allam Lecture is named for one of the co-founders of the American College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Allam was an avid proponent of the concept of “one medicine,” the idea that the similarities between human and animal medicine are great and that these two fields can benefit considerably from the discoveries made in each field. The lecture was instituted to foster this concept and has been given annually since 1972.

 


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HOSTED MARKETING EVENTS

FRIDAY
BREAKFAST SESSION
6:30–7:30am Room 309, Level 3
Transition Planning: Selling your Hospital (or Private Practice)? You only have one opportunity to get it right!
Hosted by: Omni Practice Group

LUNCH SESSIONS
12:45–1:45pm Room 615, Level 6 
Navicular Syndrome and OSPHOS® (clodronate injection)
Hosted by Dechra Veterinary Products

12:45–1:45pm Room 309, Level 3
Osteosarcoma in Dogs: New Therapeutic Advances 
Hosted by Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

SATURDAY
BREAKFAST SESSION
6:30–7:30am Room 309, Level 3
Post-Operative Pain in Dogs and Cats: New Advances for  Extended Pain Relief
Hosted by Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

 

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Exhibit Hall 4AB, Level 4

Bring your dated vouchers to enjoy complimentary lunch at one of three lunch stations. Vouchers are in the envelope received with your registration materials. Replacement vouchers, if available, will be replaced at a cost of $10 per voucher.

Lunch on Thursday and Friday Sponsored by ACVS Industry Partner  Acvs_2016_photo_20160930184058

 

Pre-Session Coffee
Friday, 7:30-8:00am, 6ABC Lobby, 6 Level 6
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Pre-Session Coffee
Saturday, 7:30-8:00am, 6ABC Lobby, 6 Level 6
Sponsored by ACVS Industry Partner Acvs_2016_photo_20160930184058

 

Morning Refreshment Breaks
Thursday 9:30–10:30am
Friday and Saturday 9:30–10:15am

Lunch Breaks
11:45am–1:45pm, Thursday
12:30–1:45pm, Friday
11:45am–1:45pm, Saturday

Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
Thursday, Friday, 3:15–4:00pm
*Saturday, 6ABC Lobby, Level 6, 3:15-4:00pm  

ACVS REGISTRATION DESK
Atruim Lobby, Level 4

Tuesday
6:00–8:00pm (Laboratories only)

Wednesday
7:00–9:00am (Laboratories only)
9:00am–6:00pm

Thursday
7:00am–7:30pm

Friday
7:00am–6:00pm

Saturday
7:00am–6:00pm

EXPERIENCE SEATTLE!

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CONNECTION POINT, CYBER CAFE
Wednesday–Saturday, Atruim Foyer, Level 4

Stop by the Connection Point for free unlimited Internet access.  Connection Point opens at 7:00am Wednesday and closes at 6:00pm Saturday.

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INTERNET ACCESS

From the meeting space 

  • Connect to ACVS2016
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CHARGING STATION
Relax while recharging your batteries in your electronic device, located near the center of the exhibit hall and the 6ABC Lobby, Level 6.

Sponsored by, 

Stock up on ACVS gear! Stop by the Stiches counter to get your ACVS polo shirts and the always needed ACVS Veterinary Surgeon scrubs for ACVS Diplomates. We also have fleece, T-shirts, and ball caps in a variety of colors and style options for men and women. Limited quantities of select items are available at www.acvs.org/stitches.