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Canine Sports Medicine Symposium


canine sports medicine 2On behalf of the University of Florida’s Comparative Orthopaedics and Biomechanics Laboratory, we would like to invite you to attend the Thirty-second Annual International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium to be held January 16-17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Symposium will again be held in conjunction with the North American Veterinary Conference.

We are very excited about this year’s program. Please check it out. We have an outstanding array of speakers from all phases of the sporting and working dog arenas.

Topics will include:

  • Laser Therapy and its Role in Pain Management and Rehabilitation
  • Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair
  • Greyhounds Down Under
  • Osteoarthritis: Non-traditional Approaches to in the Canine Athlete
  • Keeping Working Dogs Working
  • Elbow Disease: Rehab Techniques
  • Osteosarcoma: New Treatment Developments
  • Degenerative Joint Disease: Medical Management
  • Practical Regenerative Medicine Protocols for the Canine Athlete
  • Platelet Rich Plasma: The Benefits, Limitations, and Processing of Platelets for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture and Herbs in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Patellar Luxation: New Understanding of Etiology and Management

Download the 2016 ICSMS Program

The registration fee for individuals attending the International Canine Sports Sports symposiumMedicine Symposium remains at $85.00. This fee allows you to attend all of the Symposium lectures. A registration also will give you access to the North American Veterinary Conference Exhibition Halls for the entire week! This nominal registration fee is possible only because of our generous corporate support.  Please note: Individuals registered for the North American Veterinary Conference receive complementary registration to the International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium.

We are again offering the “Limited Edition” proceedings in digital format (jump drive or CD) as well as the traditional spiral bound form. We have a limited number of each – so please let us know your wishes. We still have a few previous Symposium Proceedings available until they are sold out. So if you have missed any, now is the time to get caught up with your collection!! Proceedings will be available for purchase onsite at the conference registration desk. Proceedings for 2015 are $15.00 each + 7% sales tax. Past Proceedings are $10.00 each plus 7% sales tax.

If you have any questions or comments, please send us an email.

We feel we have put together another excellent program and certainly hope you will make plans now to be a part of the 2016 International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium.

Best Regards,

Daniel D. Lewis, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Professor, Small Animal Surgery
2016 Symposium Chair

Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
2016 Symposium Co-Chair

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Clinical Asst. Professor, Integrative Medicine
2016 Symposium Co-Chair

Please note that the location of the Symposium will be The Gaylord Palms. If you are not a guest at The Gaylord Palms, parking is very limited. There will be shuttle service between the Marriott World Center, the Caribe Royale and other participating North American Veterinary Conference hotels. Please call 407-586-2000 for making reservations at The Gaylord Palms.




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Gold Level


Silver Level

Nutramax respond

Bronze Level

American Greyhound Council, Inc.

Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Companion Therapy Laser/LiteCure

DePuy Synthes Vet

National Greyhound Association

Veterinary Orthopedics Implants