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21st Biennial of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

8/23/2019 to 8/26/2019
When: Friday, August 23, 2019
Where: Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas  66211
United States
Contact: Dr. Rob Hunter

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Hotel Information

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center


6100 College Boulevard


Overland Park, Kansas 66211


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Nearest major airport:  Kansas City International Airport (MCI)


The Sheraton Hotel is immediately adjacent to the Overland Park Convention Center, a <2 minute walk between the two sites.  It is ~35 miles from the Airport to the Hotel/Convention Center. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service to or from the airport.  There is shuttle service at the airport that can be reserved prior to arrival to get to the site; taxi, Uber, or Lyft are also readily available at the airport.


21st Biennial of the American Academy of Veterinary

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

“New ideas, New Voices”


RACE approved for 14.5 hours of CE credits


Friday, August 23, 2019


    5:00-7:00 pm   Registration and Reception



Saturday, August 24, 2019


    7:00-                Nametag and ticket pickup


    7:00-8:30 am   ACVCP Business Meeting


8:45-9:00         Welcome to the Biennial, Dr. Rob Hunter, One Medicine Consulting




9:00-9:45         Change is Coming: New Therapies, Big Data, New Capital for New Companies. Thoughts on the Future: Dr. Linda Rhodes


9:45-10:00       Break


SESSION 1: New Ideas, New Voices


   10:00-10:45     Drug Testing in Exhibition Animals and Challenges Facing Regulation of an Adverse    Analytical Finding: Dr. Travis Mays, Texas veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


10:45-11:30     Novel Uses of In Vivo Ultrafiltration for Pre-clinical Pharmacokinetic Studies in Animals: Dr. Kristen Messenger, North Carolina State University


11:30-12:15     Applications of Metabolomics in Veterinary Pharmacology Research: Advantages, Limitations and Future Perspectives: Dr. Nicolas Villarino, Washington State University


12:15-1:15       Lunch


1:15-2:00         Improving the Effectiveness of Tramadol in Dogs through Understanding CYP Metabolism: Dr. Tania Perez Jimenez,   Washington State University


SESSION 2: Graduate Student Presentations


2:00-2:45 pm   Student oral research presentations


2:45-3:00         Break


3:00-4:00         Student oral research presentations


4:00-5:30         Break and Poster set-up session


5:30-7              Poster viewing; Wine and cheese reception


7:00-???          Banquet and Silent Auction




Sunday, August 25, 2019


    7:00-                Nametag and ticket pickup


    7:00-8:30 am   AAVPT Business Meeting


8:45-9:00         Introduction to Session, Dr. Rob Hunter


        Lloyd E Davis Award Winner


 9:00-9:45        KLM on ABC transporters: A retrospective analysis of cofactors: Dr.   Katrina Mealey, Washington State University 


9:45-10:00       Break


SESSION 3: Antimicrobials and Diagnostic Labs


10:00-10:45     Breakpoint Setting History and Industry Perspective: Dr. Mark Papich, North Carolina State University 


10:45-11:30     Diagnostic Labs and Breakpoints: Dr. Dubra Diaz-Campos, The Ohio State University


11:30-12:15     VET09 - Guidance on Interpreting Antimicrobial Susceptibility ReportsDr. Virginia Fajt, Texas A&M University


12:30-1:30       Lunch


SESSION 4: Graduate Skills and Asilomar Update


1:30-1:35 pm   Introduction to the Afternoon Session, Dr. Rob Hunter


1:35-2:05         Training Veterinary Pharmacologists - Updating the Blueprint for Graduate        Education: Dr. Virginia Fajt


2:05-2:35         Industry Thoughts and Needs: Dr. Dan Keil, Bayer Animal Health


2:35-3:05         Industry’s Unmet Needs: Dr. Paul Cassady, Kansas State University - Olathe


3:05-3:35         Board Certification in the Current World: Dr. Mike Apley, Kansas State University


3:35-4:05         Breakout Discussion


4:05-4:45         Feedback from Breakout Discussion and Panel Q&A


TBD                JVPT Editorial Board Reception



Monday, August 26, 2019


8:45-9:00 am   Introduction to Session, Dr. Rob Hunter


    9:00-9:30         Intellectual Property: Dr. Michael Annis, Hursch Blackwell


    9:30-10:00       ‘I have this idea, now what?’: Dr. Hank Mills, Oleander Medical Technologies


   10:00-10:30     ‘Where does the money come from?’: Dr. Shawn Glinter, Pendant Biosciences


   10:30-11:00     Transferring Tech out of a University: Dr. Troy Brady, Auburn University


   11:00-11:30     Transferring Tech into a Company: Dr. Scott Brown, Zoetis


   11:30-12:00     Q&A Panel and Conference Wrap-up

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