EVECC CONGRESS 2018 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
The main congress theme is: "Straight to the heart, the wonderland of haemodynamicst”
The focus of the 2018 EVECC congress is "Straight to the heart, the wonderland of haemodynamicst”, however, the program covers a wide variety of topics with a wide variety of levels to satisfy the needs of veterinary and technician specialists, advanced clinicians and technicians, general practitioners, and support staff dedicated to or having a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care.
Meet our 2018 Keynote Speakers:
Dr. DeFrancesco completed her DVM degree at Cornell University in 1991, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Virginia Tech and residencies in Cardiology and Emergency/Critical Care both at the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. She is double-boarded in Cardiology and Emergency and Critical Care and has been on faculty at NC State since 1995. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching and clinical awards including two-time recipient of the Pfizer Norden Teaching award, four-time recipient of the Clinician of the year award, and the NCVMA NCSU Clinician of the year award.
Dr. DeFrancescos areas of interest include improving the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in dogs and cats, point of care ultrasound, cardiac emergency management including arrhythmias management, pacemaker and ventilator therapy.
Dr. Fletcher has been on the faculty of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine since 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley/Dan Francisco, he obtained his DVM from the University of California at Davis. He then completed a rotating internship and emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines.
His research interests include disorders of fibrinolysis, epilepsy, and the use of immersive simulation in teaching. He has been building simulators for veterinary education since 2009 and opened the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab, an immersive simulation center at Cornell in the fall of 2015.