Talbot Symposium 2020

Friday, August 28

Talbot Symposium 2020 Proceedings

Thank you for joining us for our first Virtual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 12-5 pm, and virtual happy hour from 5-6 pm ET.

True to our start, this year's Symposium featured several technical informatics talks, plus interactive member content and networking! We look forward to presenting our clinically relevant content at the upcoming NAVC VMX Virtual Veterinary Meeting and Expo January 16-21, 2020.

We were pleased to present our Al Hahn Lifetime Achievement award to Dr. Jeff R. Wilcke in a hybrid in-person and virtual presentation.


  12:00 - 12:45 pm

Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement in Veterinary Informatics Award Presentation

Al Hahn Committee: Drs. CarterGreen, and Dennis (Chair)

Speaking: Drs. Fajt and Davis

  12:45 - 1:00 pm 

25th Annual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium Opening Remarks

Rachael Kreisler, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM (Epidemiology), AVI President

  1:00 - 1:50 pm 

A Machine Learning Tutorial for Veterinarians

Nathan Bollig, DVM, PhD student

  2:00 - 2:50 pm 

Progress Toward an Integrative and Data-Driven Companion Animal Zoonotic Disease Surveillance System within the Department of Defense

Sheldon Waugh, MSc, PhD

  3:00 - 3:50 pm

Translational Animal Shared CoLAboraTive Observational Research (TRANSLATOR): CTSI One Health Alliance (COHA) Standards Based Common Data Model Platform for Collaborative Observational Research from Cohort to Enrollment

Manlik Kwong, BSEE, BSCS & Virginia Rentko, MS, VMD, DACVIM

  4:00 - 4:50 pm

Using AI to Explore What Drugs are Being Given and Why Out of Clinical Records

Brian Hur, DVM, PhD Candidate

  4:50 - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Jonathan Lustgarten, MS, PhD, VMD, AVI Immediate Past President

  5:00 - 6:00 pm

Virtual Happy Hour & Networking

We've enjoyed four great years at the in-person Fetch dvm360 Kansas City conference! Unfortunately, due to consolidation of three conferences into one, they were unable to include the Talbot Symposium in their 2020 virtual event. You can learn more about that here: https://www.dvm360.com/view/fetch-dvm360-announces-combined-virtual-veterinary-conference

Online Education

AVI's new on demand education portal is live!

Click here for access to over 25 lecture topics

Registration is free for members!


AVI is pleased to sponsor a one-day Virtual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium in 2020 and several clinical-focused talks at VMX in 2021.

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