The Virtual Hill's Global Symposium is a truly global event!

This virtual event will start alongside the physical event held in Washington DC in the USA. Our aim in bringing the renowned Hill's Global Symposium in a virtual format is to be able to open our doors to thousands of veterinarians and veterinary technicians from around the world. We wanted to make the Hill's Global Symposium accessible and convenient. You can attend the lectures live in our online webinar room. These lectures will also be recorded and will be available for you to view anytime! You can even browse through our virtual exhibition center and have a chat with the representatives online, if you wish. We invite you and your team to take part in this fantastic event brought to you by Hill's Pet Nutrition.
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Speakers

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James T Giles III DVM MS DACVS
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Jessica Quimby DVM PhD DACVIM
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Justine Lee DVM DACVECCS, DABT
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Angie Witzel Rollins DVM PhD DACVN
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T. Alp Ikizler MD
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Susan Little DVM DABVP
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Prof. Dr. Wouter H. Hendriks PhD
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David Polzin DVM PhD DACVIM
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Becky Mullis DVM DACVN
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Kelly Swanson MS PhD
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Jane Robertson DVM DACVIM
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Eric Garcia  
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Sarah Steinbach DVM DACVIM
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Jessica Vogelsang DVM
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Lisa Kinsel  
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Program Agenda


The lectures below will be broadcast live in the Virtual Event Centre. You can also join us for Q&A sessions too and even put questions to our expert panel!

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • 7:40-8:00 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Welcome

    Speaker:
    Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM PhD, DACVS & DECVS

  • 8:00-8:10 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Introduction

    Speaker:
    Marina Debernardi, DVM PhD

  • 8:10-9:00 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Motivational speaker: The Role and Medical Management of Military Working Dogs in Combat

    Speaker:
    James Giles, DVM MS DACVS

  • 9:00-10:00 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Keynote Speaker: Protein-Energy Wasting Syndrome in Chronic Kidney Disease in Humans

    Speaker:
    T. Alp Ikizler MD

  • 10:00-10:30 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) AM Break
  • 10:30-11:00 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Chronic Kidney Disease: Pathophysiology, Progression, and Interventions in Pets

    Speaker:
    David Polzin, DVM PhD DACVIM

  • 11:00-11:45 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) The IRIS CKD Guidelines and the IDEXX SDMA Test: A Practical Approach for Everyday Practice

    Speaker:
    Jane Robertson, DVM DACVIM

  • 11:45 AM-12:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Morning Speaker Panel Discussion -- Moderator:

    Speaker:
    Drs. Ikizler, Polzin and Robertson

  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Lunch Break

 

  • 1:00 PM-1:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Motivational Speaker: Assistance Dogs

    Speaker:
    Jennifer Arnold

  • 1:30 PM-2:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Advances in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speaker:
    Sarah Steinbach, DVM DACVIM

  • 2:00 PM-2:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Nutritional Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs

    Speaker:
    Angie Witzel, DVM PhD DACVN

  • 2:30 PM-3:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats: Beyond Dietary Therapy

    Speaker:
    Susan Little, DVM DABVP (Feline)

  • 3:00 PM-3:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) PM Break
  • 3:30 PM-4:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Protein Energy Wasting Syndrome in Pets

    Speaker:
    Dana Hutchinson, DVM DACVN

  • 4:00-4:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Advances in Appetite Stimulants in Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speaker:
    Jessica Quimby DVM PhD DACVIM

  • 4:30-5:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Innovations in Nutritional Therapy for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speaker:
    Becky Mullis DVM DACVN

  • 5:00-5:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Afternoon Speaker Panel Discussion -- Moderator:

    Speaker:
    Drs. Steinbach, Witzel, Quimby, Little, Mullis, Hutchinson

Saturday, May 6, 2017

  • 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Good Morning Introduction

    Speaker:
    Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM PhD, DACVS & DECVS

  • 8:10 PM-8:30PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Motivational Speaker: Animal Assisted Therapy in Hospitals

    Speaker:
    Lisa Kinsel

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) What WIll Your Veterinary Practice Look Like in 2025?

    Speaker:
    Sebastian Benitez

  • 9:30-10:00 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Veterinary Social Media Trends: New Tools and Tips to Managing your Online Reputation

    Speaker:
    Eric Garcia

  • 10:00 AM-10:30 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) AM Break
  • 10:30-11:00 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Quick and Dirty Veterinary Social Media-Shortcuts to Getting Social Media Off the Ground

    Speaker:
    Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

  • 11:00-11:30 AM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Top 5 Mistakes Veterinarians Make on Social Media

    Speaker:
    Justine Lee, DVM DACVECC, DABT

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Live Session: Show Us Your Website and We Will Make it Awesome!

    Speaker:
    Eric Garcia, Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Lunch Break

 

  • Advanced (Specialist Level) Session - Deep Dive Into Protein
  • 1:30-2:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Protein/Amino Acid Digestibility in Dogs and Cats

    Speaker:
    Wouter Hendriks, PhD

  • 2:00-2:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Protein Requirements for Cats and Dogs with Early Chronic Kidney Disease - Is There an Answer?

    Speaker:
    Jessica Quimby, DVM PhD DACVIM and Iveta Becvarova, DVM MS DACVN

  • 2:30-3:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Emerging Research - Microbiome in Pets and Protein Needs

    Speaker:
    Kelly Swanson, MS PhD

  • 3:00-3:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Evidence Based Medicine: Protein Requirements in Dogs and Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speaker:
    Sheri Ross, DVM PhD DACVIM

  • 3:30-4:00 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) PM Break
  • 4:00-4:30 PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Specialist Speaker Panel Discussion -- Moderator:

    Speaker:
    Drs. Hendriks, Quimby, Becvarova, Swanson, Ross

  • 4:30:00 - 4:35:00PM ( Eastern Time, USA ) Conclusion

    Speaker:
    Ellen Lowery, DVM PhD MBA

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