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. Dominique Grandjean, Milagros Benito Hernandez, 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 (Thank you to sponsorship from Indiba Animal Health!), poster presentations
12:00-13:00 Dog care in sprint and dryland races (Dr. Monica Pacheco)
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 Kennel cough: Disease management and vaccination protocols (Esperanza Jurado, Spain). Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Lecture will be presented in Spanish, with English type on the slides
15:45-16:45 Thermoregulation in sled dogs in a mid-distance race (Dr. Delphine Clero)
16:45–17:15 Coffee Break (Thank you to sponsorship from Boehringer Ingelheim)
17:15-18:15 How to become a race vet (Dr. Monica Pacheco)
18:15-19:15 Radiofrequency therapy in muscle injuries (Indiba)
Meet and Greet Cocktail party (Thank you to sponsorship from Indiba Animal Health!)

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 (Sponsored by Pharmadiet Veterinaria)
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 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 presentation

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 and its application to sled dog medicine (Dr. Mercedes Hernández, Spain)
12:30-13:30 Lunch on your own
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 (3 days)
Non-member registration: $475 USD (3 days)

Member veterinary technician: $200 USD (3 days)
Non-member veterinary technician: $275 USD (3 days)

Student registration: $60 USD (3 days, but does not include dinner)

Looking to attend for just one day? Here's the pricing for one day:
Member registration: $150 USD (1 day)
Non-member registration: $200 USD (1 day)

Member veterinary technician: $125 USD (1 day)
Non-member veterinary technician: $175 USD (1 day)


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.

Thank you to the following sponsors during our ISDVMA conference!

Indiba Animal Health
Boehringer Ingelheim


Pharmadiet Veterinaria











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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