Conference Schedule

Mar 7, 2014 by

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 FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014   
House Rabbit Society of Missouri Shelter and Headquarters     
7:00 – 9:00 Reception – HRS Representatives, speakers, and family only
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014
Main Hallway, Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Avenue
7:00 – 7:30 Registration & Breakfast (attendees may also take breakfast into first class)
7:30 – 7:40 Welcome &  Conference Information
Lecture Hall  Classroom
7:40 – 8:10 Joy Gioia:  So You Think You Know Rabbits?
8:10 – 8:20 Break
8:20 – 9:20 Joy Gioia and Marlene Larkin: Adaptive Impoverishment/Total Rabbit. Sponsored by Small Pet Select
9:20 – 9:30 Break
9:30 – 10:20 Margo DeMello, PhD: Bunny Bonding 201. Sponsored by Bunfectionary 9:30 – 10:30 Debby Widolf and Diane McClure, DVM: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)  for “Community” Domestic Rabbits. Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society
10:20 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 11:35 Carolyn Harvey, DVM: Palliative Care. Sponsored by Bunny Bytes
11:35 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:35 Panel: Working with Shelters and Handling Confiscations
12:35 – 1:50 Pre-ordered individual lunches. Browse vendors.
1:50 – 2:50 Susan Smith, PhD: Practical Nutrition: Adapting Dietary Recommendations for Specific Rabbit Needs 1:50 – 2:50 Anne Martin, PhD: Fundraising and Networking. Sponsored by Sherwood Forest Natural Rabbit Food
2:50 – 3:05 Break
3:05 – 4:05 Dana Krempels, PhD: Emergency Care
4:05 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 4:45 Marinell Harriman: Meet Marinell Harriman (an interview)
4:45 – 5:00   Panel: Pushing the Mission Forward with the HRS Board
5:00 – 5:30  Marinell Harriman and Margo DeMello: Book Signing: HRS Handbook and Stories Rabbits Tell. Sponsored by Leith Petwerks
SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. 27, 2014 
Favazza’s on the Hill
7:00 – 9:00  Dinner – HRS Representatives, speakers, and family only
Presentation: Missouri HRS and Georgia HRS: New Shelters, Raising Funds, and Recruiting Volunteers
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014 
Main Hallway
8:00 – 8:15  Check in, get name tags if needed, get drinks, proceed to Lecture Hall
Lecture Hall 
8:15 – 9:45  Mary Cotter, EdD, LVT and Susan Brown, DVM: Solving “Problem Rabbits”: Strategies for Managing Behavior Problems in Companion Rabbits. Sponsored by Supreme Petfoods
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00  Micah Kohles, DVM: It’s a Gut Thing: Rabbit Gastrointestinal Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition. Sponsored by Oxbow Animal Health
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15  George Flentke, PhD: Rabbit Pharmacology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
12:15 – 1:00  Pre-ordered individual lunches. Browse vendors.
1:00 – 2:15  Avery Bennett, DVM: Surgery: Then and Now. Sponsored by Petco Foundation
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:30  Anthony Pilny, DVM: Rabbit Dentistry
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:45  Peter Fisher, DVM: State of the Art Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Rabbit Diseases
4:45 – 5:00  Thank you for coming!
5:00 – 6:00  Trip to MO HRS building for anyone interested or those who couldn’t make it Friday

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