2017 Conference Schedule

                                                           FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2017


                             San Diego HRS Adoption Center


5:30 PM 8:00 PM   Reception and Pre-Registration – Visit San Diego HRS


                                                           SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2017


             Al Bahr Shrine Center – 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
               Main Conference Hall                                                             Upstairs Vendor Area
7:15 AM 7:45 AM Registration – attendees may also take food/drink into class


7:45 AM 8:15 AM Margo DeMello  Welcome & Conference Information – Opening the World to Rabbits
8:15 AM 9:15 AM Debbie Widolf  Staying Strong in Animal Rescue
9:15 AM 9:20 AM break
9:20 AM 10:10 AM  Suzanne D’Alonzo and Anne Martin: Sponsored by Small Pet Select  Partnering With Animal Shelters & Humane Societies: Advocating For Rabbits in a Cat/Dog World
10:10 AM 10:25 AM break
10:25 AM 11:55 AM Joy Gioia: Sponsored by PetSmart Charities  Preventing and Dealing with Aggressive Rabbits
11:55 AM 12:00 PM break
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Criss Starr  Helping the Public Keep Their Rabbits at Home
12:30 PM 1:40 PM LUNCH Browse vendors

The Rabbits of Okunoshima- Rewilding the Domestic or Domesticating the Wild? (Margo/Kotoyo & Koushi)

1:40 PM 2:20 PM  Carmine Bausone, DVM  Creating Successful Rescue-Veterinarian Partnerships
2:20 PM 2:25 PM break
2:25 PM 3:25 PM Anne Martin and Sandy Parshall: Sponsored by Supreme Petfoods  Fundraising and Using Social Media to Help Rabbits
3:25 PM 3:40 PM break
3:40 PM 4:40 PM Linda Siperstein, DVM: Sponsored by Sherwood Pet Health The Vet Doesn’t Open Until 8am and OH NO! There’s a Problem
4:40 PM 4:45 PM break
4:45 PM 5:30 PM Linda Knox, DVM The Golden Years: Caring For the Geriatric Rabbit  

Shelter Management and Richmond’s Spay/Neuter Program:   Anne Martin

5:30 PM 5:40 PM break
5:40  PM 6:40 PM Dinner Set Up Growing Your Organization: Anyone can do it!: Joy Gioia and Edie Sayeg


7:30PM 9:30 PM                                                  DINNER by Rancho Cocina:

Al Bahr Shrine Center – 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111


SUNDAY, OCT 22, 2017

7:00 AM 7:15 AM Check in if not done yet, get drinks/food, proceed to main conference area
Main Conference Hall                  Vendors Upstairs  
7:15 AM 8:15 AM  Kimberly Elman Recruiting, Training, and Retaining a Solid Volunteer Corps
8:15 AM 8:20 AM break
8:20 AM 9:20 AM Joy Gioia, Patricia Mulcahy Community Outreach – Activities, Events, Strategies and Publicity
9:20 AM 9:35 AM Break
9:35 AM 11:05 AM Bill Guerrera, DVM: Sponsored by Oxbow Animal Health Rabbit Health: Newest Treatment Protocols & Time Tested Effective Ones plus Current Thoughts on E. Cuniculi
11:05 AM 11:10AM Break
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Dawn Sailer: Sponsored by Leith Petwerks Emergency Rabbit Confiscations: How to Quickly Mobilize an Effective Rescue Response: Case Studies
12:10PM 1:10PM Lunch  browse vendors
1:10  PM 2:00 PM  Rabbits’ Experience of Vision—Rethinking Prior Assumptions: Julie Smith, PhD
2:00PM 2:10PM Break
2:10PM 3:00PM Alison Giese  Rabbit Agility and Clicker Training
3:00 PM 3:15 PM Margo DeMello and Marinell Harriman Thank you for coming
Post-conference Extra Trip to San Diego HRS for anyone interested or whoever couldn’t make it on Friday