[MARMAM] University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine Upcoming Educational Programs

Iske Larkin LarkinI at vetmed.ufl.edu
Thu Nov 29 07:09:51 PST 2007

Mark Your Calendar for the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine Upcoming Educational Programs. . .

Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference III
April 22 - 25, 2008 - The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
Marineland, Florida - AND - St. Augustine Beach, Florida

Scientists, veterinarians, managers, policy makers, planners and partners who are actively involved in and/or affected by all aspects of marine mammal health and welfare will interact in an interdisciplinary setting to summarize and review state-of-the-art science, healthcare, and management activities, and to formulate goals and strategies for improvements.

Call for Abstracts: You are invited to submit abstracts on all topics relevant to marine mammal health and we encourage you to share your results and experiences. Abstracts are due no later than January 10, 2008 and must be submitted electronically via the online submission form posted on the conference web site. For conference information or to submit an abstract, visit us at: www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/marinemammal

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Aquatic Medical Education (AME) *
Specialized Training for the Aquatic Health Practitioner
AME offers four courses providing veterinary professionals and students with specialized training in health care, management and husbandry of aquatic species ranging from invertebrates to marine mammals.

Diseases of Warmwater Fish - Two week course providing in-depth instruction in the methodology of diagnosis and treatment of parasitic, bacterial, viral, nutritional and environmental diseases of warmwater fish and aquarium species.

Advanced Fish Medicine  - Six-day course offering intensive hands-on training in the latest techniques including anesthesia, hematology, nutritional therapy, imaging, histopathology and surgery. Only those with prior education and experience in fish diagnostics and health management are accepted into the course.

SeaVet I -  Two-week course providing an introduction to marine mammal biology, natural history and captive husbandry.

SeaVet II - Six-day course, providing advanced instruction in management of Florida's megavertebrates. Only those with prior education and experience with marine mammals are accepted into this course.

For more information about AME, visit our web site today at:  http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/ame

*AME courses are offered in UFs Aquatic Animal Health (AAH) Program, which is a multidisciplinary specialty incorporating aspects of medical, biological and environmental sciences. Course credit may be earned.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
If you are a licensed veterinarian or if you maintain a professional license issued by a society, an association, an occupational licensing board or a department of professional regulation within your state, you may be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your participation in these programs.

Iske L. Vandevelde Larkin, Ph.D. 
Assistant Scientist
Education Coordinator
Aquatic Animal Health Program
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
& Dept. of Zoology
University of Florida
2015 SW 16th Ave.
CVM - PO Box 100136
Gainesville, Fl 32610
(Ship to zip - 32608)

***NOTE New Phone # and E-mail
Phone (352) 392-2212 ext 5168
Cell (352) 494-1742
Fax (352) 846-1171
e-mail: Larkini at vetmed.ufl.edu 
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