Lecture 1: Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), an update on genetic disease testing available for Curly Coated Retrievers
by Dr. Milan Hess, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists.
Milan Hess is co-owner of the Colorado Veterinary Specialists clinic. She is a member of the American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation Grants Committee and serves as a theriogenology consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) as well as Chair of the CCRCA Health Committee.
Milan Hess is an active competitor with her Curly Coated Retrievers and Dutch Shepherd, taking part in multiple dog sports, including conformation, agility, hunt tests, tracking, and obedience.
Lecture 2: Epilepsy
by Dr. Paul Mandigers (graduated in 1992, specialization 1996, promotion 2005) is a veterinary specialist in neurology and internal medicine. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology and as such a European specialist of the EBVS. From his specialization, he had several functions (among others a research appointment, clinician and supervisor) at the Departement of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals (Utrecht University) and works, on a part time base, already for 17 years as a referral specialist at the Veterinary Specialist Centre De Wagenrenk. As of 2012 he is head/coordinator neurology and carries the title of clinical Associate-Professor. He has now more than fifty peer-reviewed publications and has given over 250 oral presentations at (inter)national conferences and meetings. He currently supervises three PhD projects, several other projects focussing on hereditary neurological disorders and has one resident in neurology.
After the lectures there will be a panel discussion with the speakers.