GI Microbiome for Specialists: Cutting Edge Theory and Application

GI Microbiome for Specialists: Cutting Edge Theory and Application

Registration will open by mid-July

Audience Audience: ACVIM, Diplomates and Candidates Date Date: November 4-5, 2019
Category Category: Small Animal Internal Medicine
Start Time Start Time: Monday, 8:00 am
Type: Lecture Only End Time End Time: Tuesday, 5:00 pm
CE Hours CE Hours: 13.5 Venue Venue: Oquendo Center
Capacity Capacity 54 Location Location: Las Vegas. NV

Join us for an informative and cutting-edge look at the latest advancements involving the intestinal microbiome in dogs and cats. This course is tailored towards practicing Small Animal Internal Medicine Diplomates and Candidates who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in the intestinal microbiome. 

In a combination of lectures and interactive discussion, the course will cover the latest information on contributions of the microbiome to intestinal health and disease, current possibilities to assess microbiome changes, and current understanding and limitations of therapeutic strategies to address intestinal dysbiosis. 

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the interactions between enteropathogens, host immune system, the intestinal microbiome, and microbiota-derived metabolites. 
  • Diagnose intestinal dysbiosis based on taxonomy and functional microbiota changes.
  • Recognize changes in intestinal microbiota as either cause or effect of intestinal disease.
  • Describe current therapies (e.g., antibiotics, probiotics, and prebiotics) for intestinal disease that affect host and microbiota.
  • Understand the promises and pitfalls of emerging therapies such as whole microbiota manipulation and postbiotics for managing intestinal disease.

Agenda – Coming Soon!

Your registration fee includes:

  • Lecture Proceedings
  • Daily refreshment breaks and snacks
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Transportation between the Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson / Green Valley and Oquendo Center

RACE Application Status:
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.



The Oquendo Center

2425 E. Oquendo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
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The course will be conducted at The Oquendo Center, a state-of-the-art medical facility which hosts a wide range of veterinary events, including hands-on labs, lectures, workshops, symposiums and demonstrations. The Oquendo Center is conveniently located about one mile from the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and 3 miles from the Courtyard hotel.

For more information about The Oquendo Center, please click here.


Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson / Green Valley

2800 North Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-4700
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ACVIM group rate:  TBD – ACVIM is currently negotiating a discounted group rate. Check back here soon! 

How to Make Your Reservation: Link and Phone Number Coming Soon

Complimentary transportation will be provided between the Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson / Green Valley and The Oquendo Center.  A schedule will be announced 1-2 weeks prior to the course start date.

**Please note – if you are not staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson / Green Valley then breakfast and transportation will be on your own**