2015 Annual Therio Conference
Mark Your Calendars!
Date: August 5-9, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk,
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
The 2014 Therio Conference was a great success and we are looking forward to another great conference in 2015. The Therio Conference is always a great opportunity for cutting-edge CE sessions, abstract presentations, symposia and networking opportunities in addition to fun events! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for donation items to support the 7th Annual Theriogenology Foundation Live and Silent Auctions. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2016 Therio Conference Package to beautiful Asheville, NC are now available – visit the TF website (www.theriofoundation.org) for more information.
The Annual Student Chapter of the Year event will continue in 2015. Planned to promote friendly competition between veterinary programs, the SCOTY award encourages student attendance and participation. Click here for information on the 2015 SCOTY Award.
2015 tentative schedule
2015 abstract presentation schedule
After July 15 attendees can only register on-site, online registration is no longer be available.
ATTENDEE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you register and find you just can't make it, SFT will refund your registration fees minus $50, if requested in writing by July 24, 2015. No refunds will be given if requested after July 24, 2015.
SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
Sponsor and Exhibitor Information
Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration now open!
Information on exhibiting on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the offsite Production Animal Wet Lab Symposium is available here.
Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is open. To ensure inclusion in any pre-convention advertising, registration must be received no later than February 16, 2015.
Make your reservations now at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk! Click here.
The Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk in San Antonio is offering attendees the special room rate of $139 for single/double and $164 triple/quadruple double occupancy. You may make reservations by clicking the link above or calling 1-888-421-1442. When making reservations, please refer to the Therio Conference - or group code Therio, in order to get the group rate. Room reservations should be made by July 6 , 2015. After that date, SFT cannot guarantee the availability of guestrooms.
Attendees should fly into San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio's airport is only 8.5 miles from the downtown business district -- about a 15-minute drive. Once you land at the airport, you're just minutes from downtown. Taxis and shuttle services are available.
Click here for more information.
For information on San Antonio click here.
To order a visitor's guide click here.
Information on the San Antonio Missions here and Wolf Stadium Ball Park here.
THERIOGENOLOGY FOUNDATION EVENTS
Books, textbooks, photographs, paintings, gift baskets, jewelry, novelty items, specialty wine and prized one of a kind collectibles can all be found at the Theriogenology Foundation’s 7th annual Silent Auction coming up in San Antonio, Texas. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit students, residents, student chapters and others with travel grants, research projects and outreach.
Deadline for submission of photos and items description is May 29, 2015. This year items will not be accepted onsite. Submit the auction donation form, found on the TF website, www.theriofoundation.org along with your 300 dpi high resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners of the items will be able to pay for their purchase at the Therio Conference registration desk after 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 8, and make arrangements for shipment from the donors.
A live auction will be held immediately following the Awards Dinner on Friday, August 7. People may attend the auction without having attended the dinner. Auction items can include trips, educational experiences, events or even surprise items. Your auctioneer for the evening will be Mr. Ron McDaniel. The Live Auction will be limited to eight items this year - in specified categories. Check the Theriogenology Foundation website for more information.
How would you like to spend $100 with the possibility to have your 2016 conference package paid for? Raffle tickets are on sale again this year to raise money for the Theriogenology Foundation and the winner will receive a free conference registration for 2016 (in Asheville, NC, July 28-30). Three nights of the winner’s hotel at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville will be paid for, along with a travel stipend. Plus the winner will receive one Awards Dinner ticket. And the investment could be tax deductible. Tickets are available through the TF website, through the Therio Conference office or onsite at the registration desk. Only 100 tickets will be sold, get yours before they disappear!
FOR MORE CONFERENCE INFORMATION...
Please e-mail Roberta Norris at Roberta@franzmgt.com or call the Society for Theriogenology office at 334/395-4666.
A Texas-sized thank you to the following individuals for all their efforts in planning the 2015 conference:
Annual Conference Program Chair
Dr. Mike Thompson
Equine Track Program Chair
Dr. David Christiansen
Small Animal Track Program Chair
Dr. William Schultz
Production Animal Track Program Chair
Dr. Brian Whitlock
Educator’s Forum Chair
Dr. John Dascanio
Production Animal Wet Lab Symposium Chair
Dr. Gary Warner
Live Auction Chair
Dr. Carol McLeod
Silent Auction Chair
Dr. Dwight Wolfe
2015 Therio Conference Plenary Speakers
David Hardin, BS, DVM, DACT
"Veterinary Supply and Demand"
David K. Hardin, BS, DVM, DACT was raised on a diversified livestock farm in South Central Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. After graduation, he established and operated a veterinary practice in Hartville, Missouri from 1977-81. In 1983, Hardin completed a residency program in theriogenology at the University of Missouri and began a career in academic veterinary medicine. He has served on the faculty at Texas A&M, University of Missouri, Mississippi State University and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Academic experience includes clinical teaching and research in theriogenology, extension/outreach and administration. In 2006, Hardin moved to Nebraska and served as the director of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and associate dean of the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine from 2006-13. He has been active in organized veterinary medicine throughout his career, serving on a number of boards and committees at the state and national level, such as the Board of Directors for the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, Executive Board for National Food Animal Veterinary Institute and Board of Directors, American College for Theriogenologists. Hardin has been honored by a number of awards over the years including the Dean’s Pegasus Award CVM Mississippi State University, Alumnus of the Year Award, CVM University of Missouri, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Service Award. Iowa State, College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguish Service Award for Visionary Leadership, Omtvedt Innovation Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit.
Hardin will be one of the plenary speakers on Friday, August 7 at the 2015 Therio Conference in San Antonio, Texas. He will be discussing “Veterinary supply and demand.”
D. Kirk Eddleman, MHA
A graduate of Texas A&M University, D. Kirk Eddleman, MHA, is a partner and the chief executive officer for Inova Partners, a veterinary business consulting, practice management, and software company providing services to veterinary practitioners across North America, the UK and beyond. Eddleman also serves as the CEO of Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery, a large and rapidly expanding equine practice headquartered in Weatherford, Texas. Since Eddleman took charge in 2006, this practice has grown from an eight-doctor clinic to a premiere 29-doctor practice encompassing, a world class reproduction center, and a flagship emergency/referral hospital and racetrack practices in seven states.
Prior to joining ESMS, Eddleman was an assistant hospital administrator at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In addition, Eddleman has years of veterinary technical experience in all aspects of equine medicine and surgery. He has authored articles for veterinary technical and business publications and presented on the technical and business aspects of equine practice.
Eddleman will be a plenary speaker in San Antonio in August 2015. He will be speaking on “Practice management.” He will also speak during the equine CE sessions on “The business side of equine reproduction.”