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American Toy Fox Terrier Club

2009 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

At the request of Roger Pritchard and at the direction of the ATFTC Board, I was asked to attend the 2009 AKC Canine Health Foundation, National Parent Club Canine Health Conference on October 23-25, 2009 held at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri.  I have listed below the topics covered during this conference.  I took notes as the speeches were delivered.  The speakers were also being video taped, with the idea that the videos would be made available for anyone who wishes the information, as so much of what was being shared is new state of the art research.  The first of the videos have been released and a link to access the video(s) will be placed on this page as they are published on the Canine Health Foundation.  See the video icons below next to the topics.  Even though members are able to view the videos themselves, I will also make my notes available to you for your convenience.  I won’t guarantee that I didn’t miss something that was said.  So, it might be a good idea to scan my notes as you listen to the video to be sure I haven’t missed anything.  If you find inconsistencies that need attention, please let me know and I’ll update the written copy that will remain on the website.  I’ll attempt to get my notes typed up and available as each video link is released.  If time permits, I’ll listen to the videos again to see what I might have missed.

Respectfully Submitted By:  Connie Blanken, Health Chairman

Christine Haakenson, PhD – Navigating the CHF Grant Process

Margaret Poindexter, J.D., General Counsel, American Kennel Club, Raleigh, NC – AKC’s Compliance Operations:  Working to Protect the Registry and Purebred Dogs

note pad iconvideo icon Mike Sampson, An Emergency-Management Consultant on AgroTerrorism and Food-Safety Preparedness – One Health, One Medicine – Strengthening the Human-Animal Link

Matthew Breen, PhD CBiol MIBiol – Professor of Genomics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University – Canine Cancer & Comparative Genomics:  New Technologies, New Opportunities

note pad iconvideo icon David M. Vail, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI – Clinical Trials in Veterinary Onocology:  Past, Present, and Future

note pad iconvideo icon Dr. Ebenezer Satyuraj, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Nestle Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri – Immunonutrition

video icon Simon Platt, BVM&S, DAVCIM, DECVN, University of Georgia, Athens, GA – New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Investigations of Neurological Disease in Dogs

video icon Mark A. Oyama, DCM, DACVIM – Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – Matters of the Heart:  Advances in Canine Cardiac Research

video icon Danika Bannasch, DVM, PhD – University of California, Davis – Dalmatian Bladder Stones, not just a Dalmatian Problem & Break-Out Group on Testing and How to Use An In-breeding Program

video icon Dr. Brian M. Zahghi, PhD, Senior Scientist, Molecular Nutrition Group, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, Missouri – Nutrients to Promote Physical Recovery in Active Dogs

note pad icon Eric C. Ledbetter, DVM, DACVO, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY – Canine Herpesvirus-1:  A New Pathogenic Role for an Old Virus

Ziad Ramadan, PhD, Nestle Research Center, St. Louis, MO – Metabonomics:  A Tool for Nutrition Research