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Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland
Sunday 13 – Friday 18 July 2014
The Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures is the premier conference for equine veterinarians in Australia, attracting over 150 delegates each year. Held annually in July the conference runs over 4 days and features concurrent streams of practical, clinical lectures and workshops, giving equine veterinarians the opportunity to participate in world-class lectures and hands-on workshops.
The conference boasts a trade hall comprising of 50 exhibitors, providing industry suppliers the opportunity to showcase their services and products directly to their target audience.
But it’s not all work. The social events at Bain Fallon are a highlight of the conference and provide perfect networking opportunities with delegates and fellow industry professionals.
Bain Fallon 2014 Keynote Speakers
Professor Andy Durham BSc BVSc CertEP DEIM DipECEIM MRCVS
RCVS and ECEIM Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine, Partner at Liphook Equine Hospital
Andy graduated from Bristol in 1988, moving into ambulatory equine practice in 1991. He gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ certificate in equine practice (CertEP) in 1993 before moving to Liphook Equine Hospital in 1994.
He then became a partner at Liphook in 2001 followed by the RCVS Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2003 and European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2004. He continued to do a little first opinion ambulatory work although is now working primarily in the new hospital at Liphook with medical in-patients and the diagnostic laboratory.
Andy’s main interests are in endocrine disease, GI and liver disease, infectious diseases and dermatology (and most other aspects of internal medicine!).
Andy is also a visiting professor at the new University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr Jim Schumacher DVM
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine (Dept Large Animal Clinical Sciences), The University of Tennessee
Jim Schumacher graduated from Kansas State University in 1973. He worked in private equine and food animal practices in Texas, California, and Kansas for 5 years after graduation. Most of this time in private practice was spent working in feed yards in Western Kansas. He completed a master’s degree and a residency in large animal surgery at Texas A&M University in 1980. He was a member of the faculty at Texas A&M University until 1997.
Following this he has worked at the University of London, Auburn University, the University College Dublin, and the University of Tennessee, where he has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science since 2003. He is a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. His research interests are equine respiratory and reproductive surgery and lameness.
Dr James Gilkerson
Associate Professor, Veterinary Science Faculty, The University of Melbourne
A veterinarian with an interest in infectious diseases James completed his veterinary studies at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded a BVSc, a BSc(Vet) and a PhD. James is currently a Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Director of the Centre for Equine Virology at the University of Melbourne.
James is particularly interested in equine infectious diseases, but is also involved in research into poultry infectious diseases and is developing an interest in infectious diseases of Australian and African wildlife – much to his surprise!
Professor Gilkerson is a Past-president of Equine Veterinarians Australia and the Victorian Division of the AVA. He was awarded the Australian Veterinary Association President’s Prize for 2008 and, in 2009, was made a Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Please check back for program and registration details which are due to be uploaded shortly.
For more information regarding the 2014 Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures, please contact Liz Weiss (EVA Events Coordinator) 02 9431 5065 or email@example.com