“Worms and Germs” coming to Belleville, Wednesday, April 15th

scott-weese_largeTwo highly respected infectious disease specialists — Dr. Scott Weese, BVSc, DVM, Dipl AVCIM and Dr. Jane Sykes, BVSc, PhD — will delve into the complex field of antibiotic resistance at the April 15th meeting of the QDVA. Zoonotic disease is also on the agenda.

Fans of his “Worms and Germs” blog know Dr. Weese as an entertaining, informative and sometimes irreverent writer. In more conservative garb, he is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Public Health/Zoonotic Disease Microbiologist at the University of Guelph. Board certified in internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he is also Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital.

Photo of sykes,jane, facultyDirector of the Small Animal Clinic and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at UCDavis, Dr. Sykes has won many awards in her career which started at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research focus is on infectious diseases of dogs and cats, especially those of immunocompromised patients, as well as fungal diseases and bloodstream-associated bacterial infections.

Thanks to the generosity of Bayer Animal Health, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $60 per person.

Please note that the date of this talk has changed. It will be held Wednesday, April 15th, not Tuesday, April 14th as previously announced.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • 4 to 5:30  — Guidelines for antimicrobial use: a case-based approach (Sykes/ Weese/audience)
  • 5:30 to 6 — BREAK
  • 6 to 6:30 — Guidelines for antimicrobial use: a case-based approach (continued) (Sykes/ Weese/audience)
  • 6:30 to 7:30 — Leptospirosis (Sykes)
  • 7:30 — BREAK FOR DINNER
  • 8 to 9 — Case studies in zoonotic diseases (Weese)
Attendance is limited to about 70 people. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, April 10th.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club and L’Auberge de France will cater the meal. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

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