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ASPCA Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference

ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference

SAVE THE DATE!  August 10-12, 2018

for the ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference 

Registration opens late March, 2018

The conference will be held in the Robert Purcell Community Center at Cornell University's campus in Ithaca, NY.

More than 40 workshops in 4 tracks
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Conference Information

The conference provides highly relevant information to help shelter animals and the professionals who work with them.

Presentations are given over the course of 2 ½ days by speakers in four tracks: DVM, LVT, Management, and Staff & Volunteers.

This year’s conference will feature 41 workshops on topics that include:

  • Behavioral pharmacology
  • Orthopedic surgery in a shelter setting
  • Animal cruelty law (including a mock trial on cruelty investigation)
  • Animal fighting
  • Equine welfare
  • Basic care of wildlife
  • Basic care of reptiles
  • Infectious disease outbreak
  • Social media and marketing
  • Humane education programs and camps
  • Burnout in the animal shelter
  • Customer service for social change

Where, When, Accommodations

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


The conference begins Friday evening, with a keynote presentation and welcome reception and ends Sunday.

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