Veterinary Orthopedic Society News
April 2015 - In This Issue:
Dinner at 2015 VOS conference
Dinner at the 2015 VOS conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Greetings!

The 42nd VOS conference was held in March 2015 at Sun Valley, Idaho, under sunny skies and beautiful conditions. The event was well attended with 238 participants from 36 states and 10 countries. The conference venue was excellent, and the educational talks and discussions outstanding.

 

These meetings require a significant amount of effort by a variety of people, all of whom deserve credit for putting together a great event and making it happen - THANK YOU! A special acknowledgment to Dr. Ken Bruecker for all his hard work and commitment to the Veterinary Orthopedic Society this past year as our exiting president.

 

A little bit of history about me: I graduated from Veterinary School at Colorado State University in 1987 and completed my Small Animal Surgical residency at University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1992. I've worked at private referral practices in Denver, Reno-Tahoe area, and now Portland/Hood River, Oregon. My first VOS meeting was Breckenridge 1988, and I've been committed ever since. I served on the Executive Board of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society as Communication Chair from 2002-2005. I am honored and privileged to again serve on the Executive Board as the new President for 2015-2016.

 

I have found the VOS meetings to be an excellent combination of education, exercise, and enjoyment. It could be discussing a case with a buddy on the chair lift, listening to a state-of-the art presentation during lectures, learning about a new product or technique from one of the many fantastic vendors, or catching up with an old friend at the bar after lectures - the opportunities to learn, get informed, have fun, and stay connected or catch up are endless. Always a CE meeting "not to miss." The entire VOS board is committed to making this meeting one you don't want to miss either.

 

Steve PetersenNext year the VOS meeting returns to Big Sky, Montana, a favorite of many VOS members, and truly one of the greatest ski resorts in North America. In fact, their slogan is "Biggest Skiing in America," and with 5,800 skiable acres, they are now the largest ski area in the United States. There is also fantastic Nordic skiing available at Lone Mountain Ranch, just down the road. Or, awesome excursion options, such as fly fishing the Gallatin River or snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park. This will be a great meeting, at a great location. The dates have moved back one week to February 27-March 5, 2016, so be aware and plan accordingly. Put it on your calendar now and don't miss out!

 

Steven W. Petersen, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR

President

Veterinary Orthopedic Society

SAVE THE DATE FOR
VOS 2016! 
Photo by Chris Kamman, courtesy of Big Sky Resort / Montana.
Photo by Glenniss Indreland, courtesy of Big Sky Resort / Montana.
Big Sky Montana logo
Even though we just wrapped up our 2015 conference, plans are already underway for the 2016 VOS Conference in Big Sky, Montana.

2016 VOS Conference 
February 27-March 5, 2016 
Big Sky, Montana

Save the dates, and plan to join us next year! Registration will open in the fall. 
IMAGES FROM VOS 2015
Three students from Colorado State University presented during the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation track at the VOS conference. From top to bottom are Kristin Freund, Theresa Wendland, and Kyle Martin.
VOS OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
2015-16

Steve Petersen

President

 

Kenneth Bruecker

Past President

 

Rich Evans 

President Elect

 

R. Mark Daye

Treasurer

 

Katja Lin 

Communication

 

Janet Van Dyke

Advertising / Publicity Sponsor Chair

 

Andy Bathe

Scientific Program

 

Reunan Guillou

Scientific Program, Assistant Chair

 

Jonathan Suber

Awards

 

Matt Stewart

Research

 

Cheryl Tano

Exhibit Chair

 

John Chandler

Director, Education Foundation

 

Richard "Dick" Lau

Assistant Director, Education Foundation 

 

Maralyn R. Probst

Executive Secretary

Email: secretary@vosdvm.org
Website: www.vosdvm.org 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

2016 43rd Annual Conference

February 27-March 5, 2016

Big Sky, Montana

2017 44th Annual Conference
March 11-18, 2017
Snowbird, Utah 
SUBSCRIBE TO THE VCOT JOURNAL
VOS members are eligible for a discounted subscription to the Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT) journal. VCOT is the official journal for 11 organizations, one of which is VOS.

Subscriptions to VCOT are not automatically invoiced or renewed. If you wish to subscribe or renew your subscription, please download the VCOT form and return it to the VOS office with your payment.

Subscriptions include 6 issues and usually start with Issue 1 or Issue 4, depending on payment date. If you have questions about VCOT subscriptions, please contact Maralyn Probst at secretary@vosdvm.org.

We also encourage VOS members to attend the European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESVOT) annual conference. This year's ESVOT conference will take place September 10-12 in Milan. To register or receive more information, contact the ESVOT Secretary at
+39 0372403509 or info@emova.it or info@esvot.org.

VOS UPDATES ADVERTISING PROGRAM

VOS has streamlined its advertising program for its 2015 email newsletters. 

 

Advertisers may choose to place an ad for one billing cycle, which covers three newsletter issues, or select a discounted annual package, which covers nine newsletter issues.

 

VOS is now offering vertical banner ad space in addition to horizontal banner ad space. Horizontal and vertical banner ads are available in two sizes (single-height or double-height), and each ad may be linked to the advertiser's website homepage or other web page.

 

A maximum of 15 horizontal and 2 vertical advertising spaces are available in each issue, and priority is given to annual advertisers.

 

To receive more details about the advertising program, please contact Janet Van Dyke

SEND US YOUR NEWS!

VOS members: We'd like to receive your news about recent publications, job opportunities, speaking engagements, etc. for publication in our email newsletter and website.

 

Please send your news items with photos if possible to secretary@vosdvm.org.

 

A SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
from Janet Van Dyke and Cheryl Tano

VOS Sponsor and Exhibitor Co-Chairs  

 

Each year, the VOS conference is planned with a great deal of attention being given to having an excellent scientific program along with abundant skiing, boarding, and colleague networking time. Financing the meeting is an ongoing challenge in our effort to keep registration fees reasonable.

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors and sponsors who make this meeting possible. We encourage you to let them know you appreciate what they do for VOS when you visit them at our meetings or other meetings you may attend, and when they send a representative to your hospital. Without them, we would be hard pressed to have the quality of meeting we do without prohibitive registration fees. So here is a "shout out" to the 2015 sponsors and exhibitors ... THANK YOU!

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Arthrex, Inc. 

Depuy Synthes 

Elanco 

New Generation Devices 

Nexvet

 

GOLD CONSORTIUM - 

Partners in Veterinary Therapeutics 

   Canine Rehabilitation Institute 

   Game Ready 

   OrthoPets 

   Pulse Vet 

   Respond Systems 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

BioMedtrix 

Everost Inc  

Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. 

KYON 

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

AO North America 

Epica Medical Innovations 

IMEX Veterinary, Inc 

Intrauma  

Nestle Purina PetCare  

Securos 

SpectraVet Phototherapeutics 

TheraCell VET 

Veterinary Instrumentation 

Veterinary Transplant Services 

Zoetis 

 

ENDOWED MARK BLOOMBERG RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

AO Vet North America 

Merial 

New Generation Devices 

Orthomed 

Securos 

VOS Past Presidents

 

EXHIBITORS

Aratana Therapeutics 

ArthroDynamic Technologies  

Asteris Inc  

Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy, LLC  

Companion Animal Health by Lite Cure  

Covidien 

Dechra Veterinary Products 

Handicapped Pets, Inc 

Jorgensen Laboratories  

MediVet Biologics 

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc 

Orthomed NA 

Orthoview Vet-Meridian Technique Ltd 

SCIL Animal Care Company 

SONTEC Instruments 

Sound-Eklin 

Tekscan 

Vet Books Success Concepts / Elsevier 

Veterinary Orthopedic Implants
West Coast Medical Equipment Services 

 

VOS 2015 CONFERENCE: FANTASTIC MEETING AND EXCEPTIONAL PODIUM PRESENTATIONS
Thanks to the involvement and support of so many, I am really happy with the success of the VOS 2015 Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. The venue, skiing and food were all fantastic.

The podium presentations were exceptional. Most of the residents outshone their faculty mentors in quality and respect of time allotted.

The integration of poster presentations with exhibitors allowed for great access to both by all participants.

I come away from every VOS conference with a wealth of new knowledge. I strongly encourage everyone to invite your colleagues to the conference next year.

I could have not done my job without the full support of the entire Board of Directors and Executive Secretary Maralyn Probst. Thanks to all.

Kenneth Bruecker
Past President 
Winners of the Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards. From left: exiting President Ken Bruecker, Judith Bertran, Benjamin Spall, Brittany Jean Carr, Yonathan Buks, Nina Kieves, Selena Tinga, Scientific Program Chair Andy Bathe. Not pictured: Dane Tatarniuk.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2015 VOS AWARD WINNERS!
Congratulations to the following people who received awards at the 2015 VOS Conference!

Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award - 2015

Dr. Judith Bertran - Columbus, OH

Dr. Yonathan Buks - Glendale, CA

Dr. Brittany Jean Carr - Columbia, MD

Dr. Nina Kieves - Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Benjamin Spall - Pullman, WA

Dr. Dane Tatarniuk - Roseville, MN

Dr. Selena Tinga - Gainesville, FL

 

Hohn Johnson Research Award - 2015

Dr. Matthew Allen, University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University - "Motion Capture Analysis of Stifle Joint Kinematics following Total Knee Replacement in Dogs."

 

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award - 2015

Dr. Adam Breiteneicher, Texas A&M University - "Ex-vivo Effect of Sliding Humeral Osteotomy (SHO) on Thoracic Limb Alignment: Implications for Management of Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP) and Medial Compartment Disease." $12,000.00

 

Best Awards - 2015

Best Poster Presentation: Dr. Robert Bearden, College Station, TX

Best Research Podium Presentation: Dr. Samuel Franklin, Watkinsville, GA

Best Clinical Podium Presentation: Dr. Malcolm Ness, Cramlington, Northumberland, U.K.

Best Bloomberg Presentation: Dr. Selena Tinga, Gainesville, FL

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 SKI RACE WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following ski race participants on their great races at our 2015 conference at Sun Valley, Idaho!

Overall Fastest Time

Maggie Acker (17.05)

 

Women's Age Group First Place Ski Winners

31-50 - Katja Jopp (21.44)

Over 60 - Sarah Goldsmith (24.14)

 

Men's Age Group First Place Ski Winners

35 - 44 - Kelly Strom (21.66)

45-54 - Andrew Miles (20.9)

Over 54 - Dick Lau (22.21)

 

Children First Place Ski Winner

Josie Petersen (19.38)

 

Snowboard Winner

Laurent Guiot (24.11)

 

Telemark Winner

Scott Humphrey (24.48)

VOS exiting President Ken Bruecker carries on tradition by chopping off the tie of presenter Kyle Martin of Colorado State University.
AARV ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR NAVC 2016
At NAVC 2016, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians will feature the presentation of original scientific studies pertinent to the science and practice of rehabilitation therapy. Material is currently being considered for verbal presentation (15 minutes) at AARV's track at NAVC. Reviews will be performed by a minimum of two reviewers with final approval by AARV's Board of Directors. All accepted abstracts will be published in AARV's newsletter (February 2016 issue).  
 
Abstract submission guidelines are detailed on the AARV website. Please submit your abstracts for review and/or questions to Dr. Carolina Medina via email at tcvmvet@yahoo.com.
 
Important Abstract Submission Deadlines

June 1, 2015  Final call for abstracts 
July 1, 2015  Abstract submission deadline 
August 1, 2015  Decisions notified to authors and corrections requested 
September 1, 2015  Corrected abstract submission deadline 
October 1, 2015  Final decision notified to authors 
January 18, 2016  Oral delivery with PowerPoint presentation of study at NAVC 

Read the abstract submission guidelines.
AARV ANNOUNCES NEW RESEARCH GRANT
The American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians has established a competitive annual awards program to add to the evidence base for veterinary rehabilitation by providing grant funds to highly meritorious applications. We encourage individuals to submit grant proposals that advance the science of canine and/or equine rehabilitation.

The total funds available annually to support research applications are $5,000. This is divided equally between two available grants. The AARV Research Grant ($2,500) is for clinical research related to the field of animal rehabilitation. The Aratana Research Grant ($2,500) is for research related to the field of veterinary rehabilitation with the stipulation that the research must be in the areas of pain management and/or stem cell therapy for canine or feline patients.

Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2015. For complete details, please see the Research Grants page on the AARV website.


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