2018 IVCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & AGM
9th,10th and 11th of November 2018
We are very happy to introduce this year’s programme which we feel will offer something for every animal chiropractor. Please see below for more information about the programme of events and our conference speakers.
The deadline for booking was the 20th of October.
Programme of Events
Friday, November 9, 2018
11.45 – 12.30
12.30 – 14.00
Fascia: Just connective tissue, or sensitive pain indicator?
14.00 – 14.30 – Coffee Break
14.30 – 15.30
Pattern of vertebral subluxation complexes in showjumping horses at chiropractic veterinary evaluation – presentattion of the project.
15.30 – 16.00 – Break
16.00 – 17.00
“Horse locomotion from the Farrier’s Side”
(Bernard De Ceuster)
17.00 – 17.30 Coffee Break
17.30 – 18.30
“Horse locomotion from the Farrier’s Side
(Bernard De Ceuster)
Note! Not on Saturday. ANNUAL IVCA CONFERENCE DINNER AT THE VENUE
Let us meet for a social gathering and catch up on the latest news from old and new friends
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9.00 – 10.30
Trauma: Life-saving silence: Trauma processing
10.30 – 11.00– Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30
Interdisciplinary: Talking to the brain: New therapy options for animals?
12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch
13.30 – 15.15
Bus Sightseeing City tour
15.15 – 15.30 – Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.00
Pain: Integrative pain management
17.15 – 19.00
THE 2017 IVCA AGM
Sunday, November 11th 2018
9.00 – 10.00
Equine Chiropractic: An integrative approach
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.15
Equine Chiropractic: An integrative approach (Sinead Devine)
11.15 – 12.30
12.30 – 13.30
Homework to give to the equine client (Sinead Devine)
13.30 – 14.00 Closing remarks
Please note: changes may occur to the programme.
IVCA approve the conference for 14 points toward specific veterinary chiropractic part of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the IVCA.
European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) credits the course for 13 CPD.
Meet the Speakers
Dr. Med. Vet. Doris Börner
Dr. Doris Börner studied veterinary medicine in Berlin and Hannover. After her thesis and some years in private clinics, she completed a residency program of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Berne, Switzerland, and worked as a medical advisor in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Börner is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and chiropractor and active at the Fascia Research Society (FRS). She is running a private practice for neurology and integrative veterinary medicine in Hamburg, Germany. Her national and international lecture activities focus on the interactions of trauma, fascia and pain perception.
Besides her clinical work, Dr. Börner is the managing director of the German Equine Veterinary Association (GEVA) and is leading the veterinary medicine commission of the Deutsche Ärzte Gesellschaft für Akupunktur (DÄGfA).
Sinead Devine MVB cVMA
Sinead graduated from UCD in 2000 and then worked in mixed practice in Tyrrell’s in Portlaoise. In 2004 she joined the Peninsula Equine Medical Center in California, a referral hospital specialising in Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness. She completed the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) modules focused on diagnostic imaging. Sinead’s clinical interests include Integrative Sport Horse Medicine and she is certified in both veterinary acupuncture and animal Chiropractic. In 2012 she became an FEI Official Veterinarian for Endurance, she is now also an FEI vet for Eventing, Jumping and Reining. In 2016 Sinead joined University College Dublin (UCD) as Assistant Professor in Equine Clinical Studies working with the Equine Field Service. She plays competitive polo and enjoys hunting with the County Louth Foxhounds!
Bernard De Ceuster, Farrier
Bernard is Belgian, but he has been living in Ireland for the last three years. He began his studies in Farrier School in Brussels (Ecole de Maréchalerie de Bruxelles), and stayed there for three years. Then he continued for a further three years at the Farrier School in Namur (Ecole de Maréchalerie de Namur) getting his Master Farrier qualification. A placement at the Belgian Royal Cavalry lasted two years. He has performed multiple dissections of limbs in order to photograph and document in drawings and schemas the natural balance between the different bio-mechanical forces at play in the horse’s foot. This was done as a visual accompaniment to text for the published edition of the book ‘Anatomie et Physiologie du Sabot du Cheval’ by Philippe Vanshepdael and Les Compagnons Maréchaux-Ferrants du Devoir. (Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse’s Hoof).
Claudia da Rocha Patricio, DVM
Claudia is working with equine chiropractic in Brazil and Uruguai. She qualified in 2000 as DVM at the Fereral University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She worked in Australia and Israel until 2001 when she began practising as a first opinion equine vet in Portugal and England. In 2008 she trained as a veterinary chiropractor and started introducing the technique to her clinical routine. In 2012 she returned to Brazil and has since been exclusively working as a veterinary chiropractor. She is a certified member of the IVCA – International Veterinary Chiropractic Association, where she is also an active Management Committee member, since 20015. She has also completed a Master of Science Degree in Equine Medicine in 2017, focusing in equine chiropractic.
Price Registration ended 20th of October € 345,00 – members € 435,00 – non-members Note! On Friday 9th Conference Dinner – €40.00 starter/main course/dessert. Saturday 10th November afternoon bus sightseeing tour – €20,00 Refund policy 90% refund up to 6 weeks prior conference. 50% refund up to 1 week prior to conference, no refund after that.
Accommodation is to be booked directly with the hotel. Use reference number 544990 to get the conference price. The offer ends 13th of September.
Accommodation at conference venue
Single occupancy €179.00
Double occupancy €189.00
Prices are per night inclusive of VAT @ 9 % if ordered before 13th September.
Use reference number 544990 to get the conference price.
Accommodation is to be booked directly with the hotel. Be aware that this is a very busy weekend in Dublin, and there could be problem getting accommodation with late reservations.
Please make sure to book your hotel room early.
HOW TO REACH THE HOTEL
From Dublin Airport:
Option 1: A taxi from the airport typically costs €35 and takes 30 minutes but will vary with traffic. Please note all taxis take cash but not all will take credit cards, a dispatcher is available at the rank for assistance.
Option 2: Head towards the M50 southbound signposted “City Centre”, following signs for the Port Tunnel. Once through the tunnel follow signs for City Centre. You will come to a small roundabout next to the 3 Arena, take the 1st exit onto Tom Clarke Bridge and follow the road through the toll (Eastlink Bridge). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue straight. You will come to a T junction with traffic lights, take a right turn onto Beach Road (alongside a Maxol service station) followed by a left onto Church Avenue. Continue straight onto Londonbridge Road which turns into Bath Avenue. You will come to a crossroads (Chophouse Grill on the left), take this left hand turn onto Shelbourne Road. At the next set of traffic lights take a right onto Lansdowne Road followed by a left at the next traffic lights and the hotel will be on your left hand side.
The hotel is located on Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. For detailed driving directions, please visit the AA Routeplanner.
Public Transport Links
Dublin Bus & Aircoach stop directly outside the hotel offering frequent connections to the heart of Dublin and beyond. For detailed Public Transport information please visit the Transport for Ireland Journey Planner.
On-site parking is available for resident guests and visitors which is operated on a first come, first served basis (subject to charge and availability). Hotel residents can avail of the special overnight rate of €12 per night per vehicle. Non-Residents can avail of the following rates:
30 minutes – 2 hours: €4.00
2 to 3 hours: €6.00
3 to 4 hours: €8.00
4 to 5 hours: €12.00
5 to 6 hours: €16.00
6 to 7 hours: €20.00