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ACVS Webinars

Registration now open for
Translating Research in Regenerative Medicine to Equine Clinical Practice
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6-8 pm (ET)


About the webinar
Regenerative medicine is on the cutting edge of both benchtop research and clinical practice. 

As new discoveries are made in the laboratory, clinical researchers work to translate those methods into everyday treatment of musculoskeletal disease in the equine athlete. Highlighting the three phases of basic science investigation, clinical application, and case examples and outcomes, this webinar will demonstrate how the equine surgeon can use regenerative medicine successfully.

What you’ll learn
During this webinar, ACVS Diplomates will present the most up-to-date information on scientific breakthroughs in how regenerative medicine can help treat disease caused by orthopedic injury and how discoveries made in the laboratory can be applied in a clinical setting.

Topics will include

  • practical application and the how, what, why, and when of regenerative medicine, with a focus on mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based therapies.
  • new discoveries, their applications on the horizon, and how those new findings may shape the future of tailoring treatments to musculoskeletal disease. 

Designed for veterinary surgeons, surgery residents, and sports medicine specialists, Translating Research in Regenerative Medicine to Equine Clinical Practice will present actual case illustrations to enhance attendees’ learning of this advanced material. 

Discussion by participants will be welcomed and encouraged.

Question-and-answer sessions
To enhance your learning, Drs. Michelle Delco and Laurie Goodrich will field attendees’ questions.

$75 for ACVS and ECVS Diplomates
$25 for surgery residents*
$100 for veterinary professionals
$50 for students and interns*


Michelle L. Delco, DVM, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Delco earned her DVM from Cornell University (2002) and completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (2003), followed by a residency in equine surgery at University of California, Davis (2006). She served assistant clinical professor at Kansas State University for two years before entering private referral practice near Seattle, WA. In 2012, Dr. Delco returned to Cornell University to pursue her PhD (2016). She is currently an assistant research professor and serves as a large animal surgeon at the Cornell Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, NY, and Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists in Elmont, NY. Dr. Delco's research is focused un understanding how injury leads to osteoarthritis and related diseases of orthopedic soft tissues. She is investigating the role of mitochondrial function and dysfunction in orthopedic disease and regenerative medicine to develop new strategies to improve healing after injury.

Laurie R. Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Large Animal Orthopedics)
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Goodrich graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete an internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in equine surgery and medicine. She then completed an equine surgical residency at Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, and obtained a master of science in pharmacology. Following her residency, she became board certified in equine surgery and was a faculty surgeon at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY. While at Cornell, she also obtained her PhD in cellular and molecular biology of cartilage repair with Dr. Alan Nixon. In 2005, she joined the faculty at Colorado State University as an assistant professor in equine surgery and lameness. She is currently a professor of equine surgery and lameness and specializes in equine orthopedics. She is also a translational scientist at the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center and Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on regenerative medicine and gene therapies for musculoskeletal repair.

Shannon Reed, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal)

Dr. Reed is an associate teaching professor at The Ohio State University Veterinary Health Center. Her primary duties are clinical instruction of students rotating through the hospital, supervision of residents in training, and providing client and patient services. Dr. Reed will facilitate the webinar and the question-and-answer sessions.

Continuing education credit
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE). Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Maintenance of certification activity
The MOC has approved 2 activity points toward ACVS Diplomate maintenance of certification. Provide a copy of your CE certificate to submit in your ACVS Diplomate MOC Record.

Refunds are available for webinar registration fees if cancelled by July 9. All refunds must be requested in writing by mail or email:
Mail: ACVS, 19785 Crystal Rock Dr, Suite 305, Germantown, MD 20874
Email: CE@acvs.org

After July 10, refunds will be made only in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g., death in the family, medical emergency) and must be supported by written documentation. Allow 30 days for processing refund requests.

*Resident, student, and intern registration
ACVS and ECVS residents may register at the resident rate for six calendar years from the start of their program. Students, interns, and graduate students may register at the student rate during their program and for one calendar year after completion of their program. ACVS Diplomates must register at a Diplomate rate.