2017 Program

Download PDF of 2017 Program, link here.

Schedule @ a Glance

Monday, June 12th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Pre-scheduled PEI Scenic Tours
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: VHG Welcome Lounge Open
11:00 am – 3:00 pm: VHG Pre-Conference Workshop                                                                         Communicating your brand in a “Digital World”
Presenters: Claire Lamont, CEO, SMAK and Ken Rotondo DVM, MBA, President, Mind Genomics Advisors

4:00 – 6:00 pm: One-to-One Business Partnering Program
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Opening Reception @ Lobster on the Wharf

Tuesday, June 13th
7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open

8:00 – 9:30 am: Welcome Breakfast Banquet (sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim)                                                                                                                               Keynote Address by VetHealth Global 2017 Honourary Chair: Randolph Seidler, Ph.D., Vice President, Global head of Business Development Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH

9:30 – 10:45 am: Session I Panel: “Animal Health Unleashed – Perspectives of senior management: Growing, adding value and embracing challenges”
Moderator: Randolph Seidler, Ph.D., Boehringer Ingelheim
Panelists: Clint Lewis, President, International Operations, Zoetis
Peter McCarthy, President, Global Animal Health Group, Henry Schein Inc.
Charles Hoare, Director and Head of European Healthcare, Stifel

10:45 – 11:00 am: Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Session II Innovation Spotlight Presentations (6 Emerging Companies)

12:30 – 1:40 pm: Keynote Luncheon Presentation
“Superpower Dogs”
Presenter: Daniel Ferguson, Writer/director
A special sneak peek of the science and story of the upcoming IMAX film, Superpower Dogs, currently in production.

1:40 – 3:00 pm: One-to-One Business Partnering Program

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Services for Success
Companies providing essential services for the animal health sector (Parallel)

3:00 – 4:30 pm: Session III Panel:  “Disruptive Forces: Customers and consumers”
Moderator: Susan Jones, DVM, Animal Health Consultant
Panelists: Adam Little, DVM, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Stephen Murray BVSc, Executive Director Global Sales Force Effectiveness, Learning at Merck Animal Health
Lalit Gaur, Head of Global Business Development and Licensing, Vetoquinol

6:30 – 11:00 pm: VHG 2017 Reception & Gala Lobster Dinner (Sponsored by Reliance Animal Health) – Harbourview Room/deck, Delta Prince Edward Hotel

Wednesday, June 14th
7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open
7:45 am – 8:15 am: Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 10:00 am: Session IV: Innovation Spotlight Presentations
(7 Emerging Companies)

10:00 – 10:15 am: Networking Break

10:15 – 11:45 am: Session V: “The Path to Market: There be Dragons”
Moderator: Dr. Paul Dick, Paul Dick & Associates
Presenters: Bob Fountain, President & CEO, Fountain Agricounsel, LLC
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Executive Director, Health for Animals
Mr. Sun Jinzhong, Vice Chair, Pulike Biological Engineering Co., Ltd

12 Noon – 1:20 pm: Keynote Luncheon Presentation
“Corporate Social Responsibility: Farce or Future?”
Presenter: Claire Lamont, CEO, smak


1:20 – 3:00 pm: One-to-One Business Partnering Program

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Services for Success
Companies providing essential services for the animal health sector (Parallel)

3:00 – 4:30 pm: SESSION VI “Antimicrobial Resistance: Progress and Pragmatism”
Panelists: Tye Perrett, DVM, Managing Partner, Feedlot Health Management Services
Heather Bessoff, DVM, Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Epibiome Inc.
Dan Hurnik, DVM, Chair, Professor of Service Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College
4:30 pm: Closing Remarks by VHG 2017 Honourary Chair George Heidgerken

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: VHG 2017 Closing Wine and Cheese Reception Ballroom foyer

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