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upcoming events

October 19-22, 2017
FAEP 13th Promoting Excellence Symposium

January 19-21, 2018
FAEP 55th Annual Ocala Equine Conference

The President's Line

Ruth-Anne Richter, BSc (Hon), DVM, MS
2016 FAEP President

Ruth_AnneAs we look forward to how 2017 will unfold, I am happy to report that the full program for the 13th Annual Promoting Excellence Symposium has been formulated; and I would like to extend a first invitation from the FAEP for you to join us later this year. We will host our meeting in Naples, Florida at the Naples Grand Beach Resort from October 19 to the 22, 2017. We are proud of this FAEP continuing education offering on the care of the sport horse which is held each year in the fall. I can assure you the 2017 conference will provide an excellent learning and networking opportunity for equine veterinary practitioners and industry professionals from near and far.

Please take a look at the PES program in this issue. Themed 'A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Equine Athlete', the 2017 PES will provide you with 39 hours of CE. Attendees will be able to earn a maximum of 27 credit hours from our comprehensive scientific program that will cover topics such as lyme disease, botulism, imaging, compassion fatigue, lameness, neurologic emergencies, equine arrhythmias, joint disease, soft tissue injuries, rehabilitation, and much more.

The Promoting Excellence Symposium has reliably provided equine veterinarians and the equine veterinary supply industry with an excellent meeting ground for valuable learning and exchange of the latest information in the veterinary sciences and from industry. This program is anticipated yearly by equine veterinary professionals who have experienced the FAEP’s flagship CE conference, and this year’s will not disappoint. We hope you will save the date and register to join us when registration opens in March.

We have also begun our planning for the 55th Annual Ocala Equine Conference in January 2018. We should have preliminary information on the Ocala program in our next issue of the Practitioner.

The FAEP welcomes your comments and suggestions, and encourages you to make contact with our council members or the FVMA/FAEP staff, toll free, at 1(800) 992-3862.