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10th September 2007, 11:06 PM
Crossposted with permission. Information on the conference is below. This panel session is to allow *everybody* to ask questions of this panel of experts and I will likely be the one who records the session as well so ask away as this is an unrivalled chance to have any question about SM answered. The Q&A is chaired by the well known vet author and TV personality Dr Bruce Fogle: http://www.brucefogle.com/.

Breeders from anywhere in the world can send questions they'd like answered to UK CKCS club members Sue Robinson or Veronica Hull. Sue's email contacts is: sue.robinson0@talk21.com

The message below is for pet owners who might have questions.

Please be sure to get questions in asap to the pet or breeder reps as they need to collate questions *in advance* of the event!!

I can also be PMd questions and will forward to the appropriate rep.

Hi All

Just a reminder that if any of you have a question which you would
like us to put to the panel of experts at the Symposium, please send
them to Sandy Smith or Carol Fowler.

We've been asked to collate and prioritise them prior to the
Symposium, so please don't leave it until the last minute.

The panel of experts are: Dr Clare Rusbridge, Dr Dominic Marino
(veterinary neurologists), Graham Flint (human neurologist), Dr Guy
Rouleau (geneticist), Dr Sarah Blott (canine geneticist, breeding

We will do our very best to include them and relay the answers back
to you.

Contact us through Yahoo email or:


Feel free to cross post this message to any other relevant group or

Carol (and Rosie)

10th September 2007, 11:07 PM
Here's the general conference info. The main conference is for people dealing with human SM and the vet issues satellite meeeting is a special addition to the schedule to deal primarily with the condition in CKCS.:

Veterinary Satellite Meeting

For breeders, dog owners, veterinary surgeons & nurses

1700 – 2100hs Friday 26th October 2007

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the historic town of
Rugby, to join a meeting of specialists in syringomyelia, at an
international Symposium arranged by the Ann Conroy Trust, in association
with the University of Birmingham, the Society of British Neurological
Surgeons, the Spine Society of Europe and the Kennel Club.

Syringomyelia is one of the most common spinal cord disorders of toy
breed dogs and has been reported in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,
King Charles Spaniel, Griffon Bruxellois, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese
Terrier, Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshund, Miniature &Toy Poodle, Bichon
Frise, Pug, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Boston
Terrier, Pekingese, Miniature Pinscher, and French Bulldog. The most
common clinical signs are pain, scratching at the neck and shoulders and
walking difficulty.


Canine syringomyelia
Dr. Clare Rusbridge, Stone Lion Veterinary Centre

Human chiari malformation and syringomyelia
Mr. Graham Flint, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

The search for the gene(s) predisposing to chiari I malformation with
Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director, Center for the Study of Brain Diseases,
University of Montreal

Breeding for health in pedigree dogs: optimisation of breeding
strategies to reduce inherited disease
Dr Sarah Blott, Animal Health Trust – sponsored by Hills

Experiences in surgery for canine syringomyelia
Dr. Dominic Marino, Long Island Veterinary Specialists – sponsored by

Syringomyelia Question Time – Ask the Experts
Chaired by Dr. Bruce Fogle and sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health

Venue: Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire

Registration fee

Veterinary Satellite meeting only - £45 (exclusive of buffet supper) £59
(inclusive of buffet supper)

General meeting Syringomyelia 2007 Friday 26th Oct - £150 (inclusive
full lecture programme, veterinary satellite meeting, lunch, buffet
supper and refreshments)

For registration and more detailed information go to
www.syringomyelia2007.org or contact

Administration and Delegate Coordinator – Barbara Masters

Email: admin@syringomyelia2007.org

Tel +44(0)1788 537676 Fax +44 (0) 1788 569996

30th September 2007, 12:05 PM
Vet meeting further info: