This year’s symposium will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton campus.
Please visit the ‘Speakers’ page to find out more about our exciting lecture sessions and wet labs.
Registration, morning lectures, and lunch will be held in the Agnes Varis Campus Center.
All afternoon wet labs will be held in the David McGrath Teaching Laboratory unless otherwise specified.
7:00 – 8:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am: Dr. Michael Cranfield: Eastern Gorillas: Extreme Conservation
8:40 – 9:10 am: Dr. Stacie Dunkle: The Ins and Outs of Participatory Epidemiology
9:20 – 9:50 am: Dr. Erica Miller: Oil Spill Response: Clinical Skills Needed to Rehabilitate Oiled Wildlife
10:00 – 10:30 am: Dr. Darryl Heard: Field Anesthesia and Surgery: Eiders, Bats and Cottonmouths
10:40 – 11:10: Dr. Sean Todd: The Challenges of Working with ‘Charismatic Megavertebrates’: Fieldwork and Marine Mammals
11:20 – 12:00: Panel Discussion
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Wetlab Session 1
Dr. Darryl Heard: Essential Field Anesthesia and Surgical Techniques in Reptiles
Dr. Sam Rivera: Application of Ultrasonography in the Field of Zoo Animal Medicine (located in the Agnes Varis Campus Center)
3:00 – 4:30 pm Wetlab Session 2
Drs. Mark Pokras & Roberto Aguilar: Veterinary Resourcefulness in Real Time Field Situations
Dr. Darlene Ketten: Acoustic Fatheads:The Functional Anatomy of Underwater Hearing and Evidence of Hearing Loss