Dr. Byron Blagburn is among the leading experts to speak at
the American Heartworm Society Symposium to be held April 16-18 at the Peabody
Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. “State of the Heartworm 2010” will address issues
surrounding this potentially fatal disease, which persists even as diagnostic
methods advance, preventive therapies improve and disease awareness increases
among veterinary professionals and pet owners.
speakers include Dr. Claudio Genchi of the University of Milan, Dr. Clarke
Atkins of North Carolina State University, Dr. John McCall of the University of
Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Julie Levy of the University of
Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Speakers will address new developments in the areas of epidemiology, diagnosis,
clinical disease, treatment and prevention of heartworm in dogs, cats,
wildlife, and other animals. Specific seminars will discuss emerging issues in
heartworm, new strategies for prevention and compliance, and potential tools
for managing the epidemiological expansion of heartworm.
“As heartworm becomes increasingly prevalent throughout the country, it is
critical that we, as veterinary professionals, come together to confront this
trend and protect our cherished companion animals from this preventable
disease,” said Dr. Sheldon Rubin, American Heartworm Society president.
- American Heartworm Society Symposium
- April 16-18, 2010
- Peabody Hotel, Memphis,
- To register or to learn more: www.heartwormsociety.org