2018 ISDVMA Conference | Valencia, Spain

Join us in Valencia, Spain, September 21-23, 2018 for the 2018 International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association (ISDVMA) conference!

Conference Location: Palacio de Colomina Aula and Universidad Cardenal Herrera (CEU Cardinal Herrera University), Valencia, Spain

Main hotel for the meeting/Lodging: Hotel SH INGLES BOUTIQUE The contact person at the hotel is Laura Rodriguez for the ISDVMA block of rooms.

Meeting Co-chairs: Drs. Milagros Benito Hernandez, Dominique Grandjean and Monica Pacheco Duran

Program lectures: Preliminary schedule ISDVMA Conference

Friday, 21th September
Location: Palacio de Colomina Aula
Carrer de l'Almodí, 1, 46003 Valencia

Welcome to the 14th biennial ISDVMA meeting and symposium!
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and opening ceremony
10:00-11:30 Training/conditioning for sprint and dryland races (Lena Boyssen Hillstad)
11:30-12:00 Coffee break, poster presentations
12:00-13:00 Dog care in sprint and dryland races (Dr. Jaime Martinez)
13-00-14:00 Preliminary descriptive statistics from a five-year international harness survey (Dr. Jerry Vanek)
14:00-15:00 Lunch break (Lunch on your own)
15:00-15:45 Vector diseases in sled dogs (Dr. Mónica Pacheco, Spain)
15:45-16:45 Thermoregulation in sled dogs in a mid-distance race (Dr. Delphine Clero)
16:45–17:15 Coffee Break
17:15-18:15 How to become a race vet (Dr. Monica Pacheco)
18:15-19:00 Radiofrequency therapy in muscle injuries (Indiba)

Saturday, 22th september
Location: Palacio de colominam Aula
Carrer de l'Almodí, 1, 46003 Valencia

9:30-10:30 Kennel management (Lena Boyssen Hillstad)
10:30-11:30 Welfare and ethics in sled dog sports (Dr. Dominique Grandjean)
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 Animal welfare in sleddogs in Lapland (JC Garcia Rossell)
13:00-14:00 Sled dog welfare in Cerro Chapelco, Argentina (Pablo German)
14:00-15:00 Lunch break (Lunch on your own)
15:00-17:00 Panel discussion on welfare and ethics in sled dogs (Moderator: Dr. Dominique Grandjean)
17:00-18:00 Doc Lombard Award winners presentations (student research)
Banquet and reception – details and cost to follow

Sunday, 23th september
Location: Hospital Clínico Veterinario Aulas de apoyo 1 y 2
C/ Santiago Ramón y Cajal s/n, 46115 Alfara del Patriarca, Valencia

9:00 Board bus for ride to veterinary hospital - be on time!
10:00-10:30 Welcome - Hospital Clínico Veterinario Aulas de Apoyo
10:30-11:30 ISDVMA sled dog care standards of care (Dr. Annette Kriller and Dr. Richard Long)
11:30-12:30 Workshop: Ozone therapy & its application to sled dog medicine (Dr. Mercedes Hernández)
12:30-13:30 Break
13:30-15:30 Workshop: Physiotherapy applied to sled dogs
15:30–17:30 Workshop: Cardiovascular control in sports dog
17:30 Concluding remarks, adjournment, and we’ll see you in 2020!!

Theoretical sessions Palacio de Colomina (Conference Room), Carrer de l'Almodí, 1, 46003 Valencia
Workshop sessions / practices. CEU Veterinary Clinical Hospital: Santiago Ramón y Cajal St., 46115 Alfara del Patriarca, Valencia

Total of 20.0 CE Credit hours

****Note individual licensing authorities may require additional documentation such as registration receipts or other program information.
Final determination of the acceptance of a program for CE accrual is the responsibility of the individual licensing authority.
Contact your state/provincial/governing veterinary board for CE requirements.****

Costs here:

Member registration: $400 USD
Non member registration: $475 USD
Student registration: $60 USD (Does not include dinner)
MEMBERS: One day registration: $150 USD
NON-MEMBERS: One day registration: $200 USD

Overflow hotels:
Overflow hotels are approx the same distance from the conference center: We do not have reserved rooms at these hotels

1.HOTEL CATHEDRAL, Calle Cabillers 3, Valencia info@cathedralsuiteshotel.com

2.HOTEL SIGLO, Plaça de Santa Caterina, 11, 46001 València


To register for the conference, please send an email to isdvma@isdvma.org with details (type of registration, full name, email address, address) for an invoice via PayPal.

2 thoughts on “2018 ISDVMA Conference | Valencia, Spain”

  1. Hi
    How do we sign in for the Valencia’s ISDVMA conference .. any more information about inscription fees please ..

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