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Mather Lecture Series

The Mather Lecture Series was developed to honor Dr. George Mather, a pioneer in small animal geriatrics and pediatrics, who was also recognized as an international authority on toxicological disease of companion animals. The series provides useful and progressive information intended to be incorporated into private sector patient care delivery systems. Continuing education program content is chosen by the Veterinary Clinical Science department of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine which requires that all of its professional education is evidence-based and unbiased.

There are four (4) goals of the Mather Lecture Series:
1. improve patient care by providing evidence-based information and relevant research
2. provide useful and progressive information to incorporate into patient care systems
3. provide the opportunity to discover new procedures and techniques
4. hear about specific services and meet new faculty


 Mather Lecture Series - October 2013 through May 2014


6 sessions: 12 CE credits/2.0 CE per session. All sessions begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and end at 8:30 pm (Central).

Onsite registration option:  Join us in person beginning at 6:30 pm with a complimentary light dinner. All lectures are held in 215 Pomeroy, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota

Simulcast registration option: Join us online from anywhere! All online lectures begin at 7:00 pm Central and end at 8:30 pm Central. Register for the “simulcast” option for any or all lectures, and on the day of the lecture you will receive a secure internet location for attendance. What will you experience: your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the voice of the live speaker as the slides automatically advance. A small video window on the side of your screen will show the speaker. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options as you wish. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to recent server upgrades it will be necessary for you to have Silverlight 5 installed on your computer in order to view the simulcast. PLEASE NOTE: Simulcast is not compatible with use on an iPad. 


October 3, 2013
Michael Conzemius, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.S., Professor
Results from Clinical Trials: Arthritis, Stem Cells, and Cancer
Results from a series of recently completed clinical trials addressing cruciate disease, arthritis, stem cells, and cancer will be summarized. Current clinical trials in these areas that are still recruiting patients will also be presented.

November 14, 2013
Jed Overmann, D.V.M., Dipl. A.C.V.P, Assistant Clinical Professor
Peripheral Blood Film Evaluation: A Critical Component of a Complete Blood Count (CBC)
The importance of microscopic evaluation of a peripheral blood film as a part of the complete blood count (CBC) will be highlighted. Case examples will be presented illustrating instances where review of a peripheral blood film added pertinent clinical information or was central to a diagnosis.

December 5, 2013
Scott R. Wood, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy, Veterinary Medical Center
Navigating Pharmacy Frustrations
During this session we will discuss product shortages, recalls and increasing costs; changes to enforcement of Minnesota's compounding law; and multi-drug resistant bacteria treatment options.
Simulcast viewing is full.

March 6, 2014
Kelly Hall, D.V.M., Dipl. A.C.V.E.C.C., Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Antibiotic Use in the Small Animal Patient
This will be an interactive panel discussion with representatives from various specialties. Highlights of the discussion will be around ideal antibiotic selection for many of the more common small animal bacterial infections and diseases.  Panel members include Drs. Greg Anderson (surgery), Lisa Reiter (Dermatology) and Julie Schildt (ECC).

April 3, 2014
Jody Lulich, D.V.M. Ph.D., Dipl. A. C.V.I.M., Professor
Clinical Case Challenge
Sharpen your problem solving and medical decision making skills by participating in our clinical case challenge. We will present real-life, challenging cases in an interactive format with the goals of sharpening diagnostic acumen, improving treatment selection, and reviewing relevant clinical pathology.

May 1, 2014
Julie Churchill, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.N., Assistant Clinical Professor
Mike Henson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.I.M (Oncology) Assistant Clinical Professor
Peggy Root-Kustritz, D.V.M. Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.T., Professor of Theriogenology
Justin Uhl, D.V.M., Chief Veterinary Resident
Spay and Neuter: Questioning Conventional Wisdom from Different Viewpoints
This session will include a multi-discipline panel considering controversies of gonadectomy. Viewpoints represented will include assessments from nutritional oncological orthopedic and animal population control.




Gold Flex Onsite OR Simulcast Pass
All 6 Lectures onsite OR simulcast $187 13%
Gold Onsite PassAll 6 Lectures onsite only $149 30%
Gold Simulcast PassAll 6 Lectures via simulcast only $149 30%

Silver Onsite Pass

Any 3 Lectures onsite $91 15%

Silver Simulcast Pass

Any 3 Lectures via simulcast $91 15%
Single Onsite Ticket1 Lecture onsite $36 
Single Simulcast Ticket1 Lecture via simulcast $36 






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