Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society

October 27–29, 2014


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Pulmonary Pharmacology: better breathing through chemistry

The 32nd Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society will be held October 27-29, 2014 at the New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. The theme of the meeting will be Pulmonary Pharmacology: better breathing through chemistry. The Program Director for this symposium is Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal), Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Symposium Location Information

New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania
Kennett Square, PA
(800) 272-6935

Symposium Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn
Kennett Square, PA
Room Rate: $129 single/double. Mention group code VCRS

2014 Preliminary Program

Symposium Schedule—October 27

  • 8:15am–9:00am

    Posters and Breakfast

  • 9:00am–9:45am

    Speaker: Larry Soma and Mary Robinson

  • 9:50am–10:40am

    TBD

  • 10:40am–11:00am

    Break

  • 11:00am–11:45am

    V/Q Distributions and Pulmonary Drug Studies: Discovery, Efficacy, and Phenotyping.

    Speaker: James Baumgartner

  • 11:50am–12:40pm

    Function Testing in Unsedated Dogs with Muscular Dystrophy: experiences with the alphabet soup of ABG, TBFVL and RIP

    Speaker: Eleanor Hawkins

  • 12:40pm–2:00pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00pm–2:45pm

    Asthma, Novel Approaches and New Targets

    Speaker: Reynold Panettieri

  • 2:50pm–3:40pm

    Protein Kinase C and the Control of Lung Inflammation in Sepsis

    Speaker: Laurie Kilpatrick

  • 3:40pm–4:00pm

    Break

  • 4:00pm–5:00pm

    Abstracts

Symposium Schedule—October 28

  • 8:15am–9:00am

    Posters and Breakfast

  • 9:00am–9:45am

    Chlamydia infections in cattle: new insights into host-pathogen interactions and treatment options

    Speaker: Petra Reinhold

  • 9:50am–10:40am

    Melissa Mazan

  • 10:40am–11:00am

    Break

  • 11:00am–11:45am

    Generating and Regenerating the Lung

    Speaker: Ed Morrisey

  • 11:50am–12:40pm

    Surfactant Lipid Abnormalities and Development of Lung Fibrosis

    Speaker: Ross Summer

  • 12:40pm–2:00pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00pm–2:45pm

    Abstracts

  • 2:50pm–3:40pm

    Abstracts

  • 3:40pm–4:00pm

    Break

  • 4:00pm–5:00pm

    Abstracts

Symposium Schedule—October 29

    • 8:15am–9:00am

      Posters and Breakfast

    • 9:00am–9:45am

      Heartworm-Associated Lung Disease

      Speaker: Ray Dillon

    • 9:50am–10:40am

      Speaker: Eric Parente

    • 10:40am–11:00am

      Break

    • 11:00am–11:45am

      Speaker: Pam Wilkins

    • 11:50am–12:40pm

      25 Years of Positive Pressure Ventilation in Small Animals

      Speaker: Lesley King

    • 12:40pm–2:00pm

      Lunch

    • 2:00pm–2:45pm

      Abstracts

    • 2:50pm–3:40pm

      Abstracts