7th IRC Educational & Breed Seminar

Educational Seminar

Date:  Friday, September 24th, 2010
Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel at DIA


Seminar Schedule:

2:00 – 2:50pm:  “Feline Diarrhea – What to Look For”  Craig B. Webb
10 minute break
3:00 – 3:50pm:  “Feline Diarrhea – What to Do About It”  Craig B. Webb
10 minute break
4:00 – 4:30pm:  Open Question and Answer Period    Craig B. Webb

Dinner Break

5:30 – 6:20pm:  “Feline Kidney Disease – overview and genetic considerations ”  Jessica Quimby
10 minute break
6:30 – 7:20pm:  “Feline Kidney Disease – Management Updates”  Jessica Quimby
10 minute break
7:30 – 8:00pm:  Open Question and Answer Period  Jessica Quimby

Notes (approximately 3 pages per hour lecture) will be provided (by Sept 1st) by speakers in either Word format or PDF for distribution to attendees

Brief Biography

Craig B. Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM
Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences Department
Small Animal Internal Medicine

Dr. Webb specializes in small animal gastroenterology (“GI disease”).  He teaches the small animal GI course to 3rd year veterinary students and frequently presents GI topics at numerous national meetings, including the Western Veterinary Conference and the North American Veterinary Conference.  Dr. Webb is a regular presenter at both Colorado State University’s Annual Conference and semi-annual Feline Conference.  Dr. Webb also teaches GI endoscopy techniques to veterinary residents and practitioners, and has published a number of articles, proceedings, and book chapters on the subject of gastrointestinal diseases in cats and dogs.  In addition to his beautiful wife Tracy and 3 children (8 year old identical twins Domonique and Collette, and Trevor, his 11 year old son), Dr. Webb has three cats of his own, Izze, Spike, and Bubo.

Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, DACVIM
Research Fellow, Clinical Sciences Department
Small Animal Internal Medicine

Following graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Quimby pursued her interest in feline medicine in private practice at a feline exclusive clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Wanting to learn more about medicine and advance the state of medical knowledge for cats, Dr. Quimby recently completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Colorado State University where she continued to concentrate on feline medicine.  During her residency Dr. Quimby specialized in feline renal disease, and is now pursuing a PhD, exploring several aspects of this all too common disorder.  Dr. Quimby is at the forefront of a number of research projects looking at telomere senescence as a possible cause of kidney disease, the use of stem cells as a novel therapy for kidney disease, and the efficacy of several drug therapies for kidney disease. She and her husband Michael are owned by five wonderful felines.

Breed Seminar

The Breed Seminar will be given by CFA Ragdoll Breed Council Secretary Isabelle Bellavance.

The Breed Seminar will cover the standard, point distribution, explain certain terms used in it, discusses the way the cats are judged, things that the judges look for and the way they handle the cats on the table. I will be presenting a power point presentation that I made for the CFA judging school, adding the presentation that was made at the February board meeting that emphasised the differences with other similar breed(s), and then answering questions.