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Comparative Neurobiology of Respiration in Health and Disease

September 18-21, 2016

Meeting Held: Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910
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The Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) is pleased to be hosting its 34th annual symposium, "Comparative Neurobiology of Respiration in Health and Disease" (Program Director Stephan A. Carey), at The Henry Center for Executive Development, Michigan State University.

Registration information will be available in Spring 2016. There will be discounted registration for VCRS Members.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

HOTEL INFORMATION
Candlewood Suites
3545 Forest Road
Lansing, Michigan 48910 United States

The Candlewood Suites is the Headquarters hotel for the VCRS Symposium, and is directly connected to the Henry Center. Lodging is available at the Candlewood Suites for $95 for studio suites and $135 for one bedroom suites. People may book their rooms by going online or calling 517-351-8181 and indicate VCRS to receive the discounted rate. Please book early to ensure you have a room.

Courtyard by Marriott Lansing
2710 Lake Lansing Road
Lansing, Michigan 48912 United States

Lodging is available at the Courtyard by Marriott Lansing. Rooms with either one king bed or two queen beds can be reserved for the conference rate of $109/night. People may book their rooms by going online or calling 517-482- 0500 and requesting the VCRS rate. Daily transportation between the Courtyard by Marriott and the VCRS Symposium will be provided, as well as transportation between the Courtyard and the Tailgate Awards Banquet on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Learn more about MSU and the surrounding area at lansing.org

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2016 SYMPOSIUM INVITED SPEAKERS

Monday, September 19, 2016
NEURONAL AND IMMUNOLOGIC RECEPTORS IN RESPIRATORY DISEASE

8:30am - Welcome address
Stephan Carey

9:00 am - Joan O'Brien Keynote Address: The Lung: An Air-Filled Brain
N. Edward Robinson, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University

10:00am - POSTER Introductions

10:30am - Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

11:00am - Respiratory Disease and its Impact on Performance: New Trends in Respiratory
Victor S. Cortese, DVM, PhD, DAVBP
Zoetis Animal Health

12:15pm - LUNCH

2:30 pm - Developmental Pulmonary Disease as a Potential Cause of Neonatal Mortality in Puppies: Characterizing the 'Immature Lung'
Kurt Williams, DVM, PhD, DACVP
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University

1:30 pm - Air Pollutant-Induced Non-Atopic Asthma and Rhinitis: Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells
Jack Harkema, DVM, PhD, DACVP
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University

3:30pm - Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

4:00pm - SHORT COMMUNICATIONS
4:00 pm Janice Dye-- Sex and Strain Modify Antioxidant Response to Early Life Ozone Exposure in Rats
4:15 pm Megan Grobman*-- Discrimination between Cough and Non-Cough Sound Behaviors Using Acoustic Wave Recordings
4:30 pm Aida Vientós-Plotts*-- Development of Respiratory Dysbiosis as Cats Transition from Healthy to Asthmatic Airways
4:45 pm Mohamed Zeineldin*-- Disparity in Nasopharyngeal Microbiome between Healthy Cattle on Feed, at Entry Processing and with Respiratory Disease

5:00pm - Adjourn
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF LARYNGEAL NEUROPATHY IN HORSES, DOGS, AND PEOPLE

8:30 am - Effects of Aging on Speech Breathing, Speech Fundamental Frequency and Voice Breaks
Eric J. Hunter, MS, PhD
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University

9:30 am - Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy: New Insights into an Old Dog Disease
Bryden Stanley, BVMS MACVSc MVetSc DACVS
College of Veteirnary Medicine
Michigan State University

10:30 am - Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

11:00 am - *Tentative title* Neurobiology of Equine Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy
Jon Cheetham, Vet MB, PhD, DACVS
College of Veteirnary Medicine
Cornell University

12:00 - LUNCH

1:15pm - Short Communications

2:30pm - Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

3:15pm - Short Communications
3:15 pm Laurent Couëtil-- Effect of A Nebulized Equine Serum Product on Airway Inflammation in Horses
3:30 pm Tekla Lee-Fowler-- Serum Theophylline after Multiple Dosing with Transdermal Gels in Cats
3:45 pm Sophie Mainguy-Seers*—Investigation of the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of a Short-Term Azithromycin in Severe Asthmatic Horses
4:00 pm Elizabeth Rozanski-- Serum Allergen-Specific IgE in Normal Cats, Asthmatic Cats, and Barn Cats
4:15 pm Sanna Viitanen*-- The Utility of Acute Phase Proteins in the Assessment of Treatment Response in Dogs with Bacterial Pneumonia

4:30pm - Adjourn

5:30–5:45pm - Shuttles depart for Awards Banquet

6:00–8:30pm - VCRS Tailgate Awards Banquet
Sponsored by Zomedica
The Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium

The 2016 VCRS Awards Banquet will be held at the Huntington Club, overlooking Spartan Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University. The banquet will have a football tailgate theme, including games, tailgate party themed food and drink, all in a Big Ten football-themed environment. Attire for the evening is casual, and guests are encouraged to wear attire (college sweatshirts, sweaters, jerseys, etc.) supporting their academic institution or alma mater.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NEUROBIOLOGY OF SLEEP AND SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING

8:00 am - Therapeutic Potential of Intermittent Hypoxia: A Matter of Dose.
Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD
Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation
University of Florida

9:00 am - Neurologic Impacts of Sleep-Disordered Breathing, From Bulldogs to People.
Helena M. Schotland, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan

10:15 am - Systemic Consequences of Sleep Disorders in Brachycephalic Dogs.
Matt Mellema, DVM, PhD, DACVECC
Applaud Medical

11:15 am - Closing Remarks and Adjourn

11:30 am - Shuttles depart for Lansing Airport

Pricing

VCRS MEMBER RATE
Student/resident/technician
Prior to July 1, 2016 — $200
July 2-September 9, 2016 — $225

Non-student/resident/technician
Prior to July 1, 2016 — $250
July 2-September 9, 2016 — $275

NON-VCRS MEMBER RATE
Student/resident/technician
Prior to July 1, 2016 — $225
July 2-September 9, 2016 — $250

Non-student/resident/technician
Prior to July 1, 2016 — $275
July 2-September 9, 2016 — $300

DAILY REGISTRATION RATES
Reception only, September 18 — $25
September 19 only — $120
September 20 only — $120
Tailgate Banquet only, September 20 — $45
September 21 only — $50
On-site registration will be available at the Henry Center

PARTNER REGISTRATION RATES
Reception, September 18 — $25
Tailgate Banquet, September 20 — $45

NOTE: Registration fees are in US Dollars ($).

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Registration

FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES
  • Scientific program for entire symposium
  • Welcome reception evening of Sunday, September 18th
  • Lunch and refreshments Monday, September 19th – Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
  • Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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, September 18th, 2016
  • Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2015 Proceedings: Download Here

Past VCRS Events