09-27-2020 A Skin Deep Discussion of Bugs, Drugs and Antimicrobial Stewardship


If you want to attend this event in person, there are 8 seats left in our limit of 50. This seminar will be recorded and available for streaming at a later date!

A Skin Deep Discussion of Bugs, 

 Drugs & Antimicrobial Stewardship

Speakers: Kinga Gortel, DVM, DACVD & Joe Rubin, DVM, PhD


1.  Evidence-based Antimicrobial Stewarship (Rubin)
2. The Skin Microbiome and 21st Century Pyoderma &  Taming The Yeast: Malassezia & Other Fungi in Skin Diseases (Gortel)
3.. Skin Culture Case Studies (Gortel and Rubin)
AbVMA-approved for 6 hours of CE Credit

Speaker Biographies: 

Dr. Kinga Gortel is a veterinary dermatologist who has worked as a clinician, instructor, and lecturer in Western Canada and California since becoming board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1999. She currently practices dermatology in the Okanagan Valley and is a long-standing member of the CAVD.

Dr. Joe Rubin is a microbiologist specializing in antimicrobial resistance, molecular epidemiology & bacterial zoonoses originating from companion animals. After graduating from the WCVM in 2007, he studied methicillin resistant Staphylococci in dogs & people.  Since completing his PhD, Dr. Rubin has focused his studies on emerging novel Brachyspira spp. broad-spectrum beta-lactamases in Gram-negative bacteria & community-acquired C. difficile infections. He is an Associate Professor & Graduate Chair in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Seminar Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020


Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

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Seminar Date:

Sunday, Sept 27, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration/snacks: 8:15 am

Location: Shaw Theatre

South Learning Centre
NAIT Main Campus
11762-106 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1

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Seminar Fees:

(now including GST)

EASAV Members/RVTs: $105
(Late Fee:

Non-member Vets: $175
(Late : $210)

Registration Deadline:

Friday, September 18, 2020

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