2018 WCABP Conference Program

Dates: Thursday, January 18th - Saturday, January 20th


Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Calgary, AB

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Cavalier (2620 - 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB). Take advantage of the WCABP Conference preferred rate before January 6, 2018. Reserve early and avoid disappointment.

Phone: 403-291-0107 (ask for the WCABP block of rooms), or BOOK ONLINE


Conference Chair: Dr. Blake Balog
Conference Coordinator: Mierau Management Services


Wednesday, January 18th

8:00 - 10:00 PM Social "Mixer" - All registrants are welcome! Room TBD, Sheraton.

 Day 1 - Thursday, January 19th

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast

DAIRY

 

BEEF

8:30 AM Introductory Remarks   8:30 AM Introductory Remarks
-- Morning Session --
8:35 - 9:15 AM Robotic dairy/automation
- Dr. Dörte Dopfer
  8:35- 9:15 AM Parasites: Western Canada presence/significance
- Dr. John Gilleard
9:20 - 10:00 AM Postpartum uterine disease in Dairy Cattle
- Dr. Todd Duffield
  9:20 - 10:00 AM Optimizing Beef Cattle Immunity
- Dr. Paul Walz
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Epigenetics: Feeding the Future
- Dr. Fernando Soberon
  10:30 - 11:15 AM Digital Dermatitis
- Dr. Dörte Dopfer
11:15 - 12 noon Optimizing Dairy Cattle Immunity
- Dr. Paul Walz
  11:15 - 12 noon Orthopedic management in field conditions
- Dr. André Desrochers
12 Noon - 1:30 PM - Lunch Break
-- Afternoon Session --
1:30 - 2:15 PM Digital Dermatitis
- Dr. Dörte Dopfer
  1:30 - 2:15 PM Field surgery (hernias/digit sx, etc.
- Dr. André Desrochers
2:15 - 3:00 PM Pain Management in Dairy Cattle
- Dr. Todd Duffield
  2:15 - 3:00 PM Heifer development/Synch programs
- Dr. Rick Funston
3:00 - 3:30 PM - Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM Orthopedic management in field conditions
- Dr. André Desrochers
  3:30 - 4:15 PM Fetal programming/Epigenetics
- Dr. Rick Funston
4:15 - 5:00 PM Dairy Parasitology
- Dr. John Gilleard
  4:15 - 5:00 PM Castration/Spay pain
- Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein
5:00 PM - Session Adjourns
6:15 - 9:00 PM - Dinner

 

Day 2 - Friday, January 19th - OMR SEMINARS

8:30 - 8:35 AM Introductory Remarks
-- Morning Session --
8:35 - 9:15 AM Helping Canada's Food System Earn Public Trust - Kim McConnell
9:20 - 10:00 AM Beef Sustainability - Cherie Copthorne-Barnes
10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Cattle Market Update - Anne Wasko
11:15 - 12 noon Antibiotics - Dr. Reynold Bergen
12 Noon - 1:45 PM Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:45 PM WCABP A.G.M.
-- Afternoon Session --
2:00 - 3:00 PM Perceptions of food animal ag - Dr. Mike von Massow
3:00 - 3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM Millennials - Dr. David Coletto
4:15 - 5:00 PM Millennials - Dr. David Coletto
5:00 - 6:00 PM Student Mix and Mingle - Dr. E. Behlke
6:00 PM RECEPTION

 

Day 3 - Saturday, January 20th

8:30 - 8:35 AM Introductory Remarks
-- Morning Session --
8:35 - 9:15 AM Shouldering the burden: Results from the ErgoVet survey and next steps for prevention - Dr. Catherine Trask
9:20 - 10:00 AM Bacterial pathogens involved in BRD: prevalence, resistance and transmission dynamics - Dr. Edouard Timsit
10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Pre-weaning BRD in Cow-Calf Herds: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together - Dr. Russ Daly
11:15 - 12 noon TB Ground Zero Producer Perspective - Brad Osadczuk
12 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
-- Afternoon Session --
1:00 - 2:15 PM Merck Student Case Presentations
2:15 - 3:00 PM Panel Discussion: Femalization in Food animal Practice - Who Cares and Why? - Dr. Deb Stark
3:00 - 3:15 PM Refreshment Break
3:15 - 4:00 PM Workshop: Changing Demographics in Veterinary Medicine and How to Respond to that Change - Dr. Deb Stark
4:00 PM Session Adjourns