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CDVMS CE Event: Hereditary Diseases: Recent Advances and Clinical Implications
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Urs Giger, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DECVIM, DECVCP Hereditary Diseases: Recent Advances and Clinical Implications 2 CE Credit Hours

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:00 p.m. Registration/6:30 p.m. Dinner/7:00 p.m. Lecture
Where: Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, New York  12211
United States
Contact: Sara Conklin
518 868 7867 x101

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Urs giger, dvm, ms, dacvim, decvim, decvcp

Hereditary diseases: recent advances and clinical implications


A world leader in the fields of hereditary diseases and hematology, Dr. Giger is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the Medical School University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Zürich in Switzerland.  He chairs the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Hereditary Disease Committee, is the director of the Metabolic Genetics and DNA Genetic Disease Testing (PennGen) Laboratories, and has been widely recognized for his research by the NIH, the WSAVA, the BSAVA, and the AVMA.


Learning objectives for this session will include:

1.     Current knowledge of breeds – a critical parameter for likely predispositions.

2.     Simple molecular genetic to understand any papers and studies.

3.     Breadth of hereditary diseases and genetic predispositions in companion animals.

4.     Clinical diagnostic tests including routine lab tests, imaging and specific DNA tests.

5.     Management options for hereditary diseases.

6.     Preventative measures and recommendations for breeding.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

660 Albany Shaker Rd.; Albany, NY 12211

6:30pm dinner, lecture starts at 7pm.

Please arrive 20 minutes early for registration


Our fee structure has changed!!!

NYSVMS member veterinarians: $40 per person
non-member veterinarians: $120 per person
technicians & non-licensed employees of NYSVMS members: $40 per person  

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**As a reminder – Cancellations must be made by Friday, April 20th at 9am, otherwise you are still responsible for payment whether you attend the lecture or not.  If you need to cancel or to request a refund please contact Sara Conklin at or (518) 869-7867.**

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