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Steeve Giguère Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium

Hosted by: Office of Research and Graduate Affairs
From: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This day-long symposium features poster and oral presentations by research trainees of all levels from across the CVM, as well as a keynote presentation from an invited veterinarian-scientist.  New for this year, we will host a “speed networking” event for veterinary students and established veterinarian scientists from academia, industry, and government.

This year, we are pleased to announce that the annual SVMS will be officially renamed "The Steeve Giguère Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium" in honor of Dr. Steeve Giguère, former faculty member in the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Marquerite Thomas Hodgson Chair of Equine Studies who passed away suddenly in an accident last year.  Dr. Giguère was, and will remain, a world-renowned researcher in equine infectious diseases and comparative immunology, particularly the development, treatment and prevention of Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in foals.  His research endeavors and his dedication to sharing his knowledge were deservedly recognized; he received multiple teaching and research awards throughout his career, including the Carl Nordern-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006, the Intervet/Schering Plough World Equine Association Applied Equine Research Award in 2009, and the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence in 2017.  He led by example to steer his graduate students and colleagues towards collegiality, research success, and excellence in teaching and clinical practice, and was the epitome of the "clinician scientist" and a true advocate for training veterinary students and residents in evidenced-based medicine and research methods.  We are proud that the symposium will honor Dr. Giguère's memory and his contributions to the UGA CVM for years to come.


CVM Main Campus
501 DW Brooks Drive
Athens, 30602


Office of Research and Graduate Affairs
Phone Number: (706) 542-1420
Email: svms@uga.edu

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Our 2019 keynote lecture will be from long-time collaborator and friend of Dr. Giguère, Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, DACVIM, professor and director Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory, associate department head for research and graduate studies, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University.

The keynote presentation will take place at 8 a.m. in room H237 at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The presentation will be streamed for overflow in room H203.

See the full agenda and program: 2019 Steeve Giguere Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium