GANA Educational Conference 2024

Radisson Fort Worth North at Fossil Creek – 2540 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76106.

April 18-21, 2024

The registration fee is $205/pp for GANA Member Breeders, $220/pp for Trupanion Partners, and $235/pp for non GANA/Trupanion Partners. This fee includes meals for the reception on Thursday night as well as lunch and dinner on both Friday and Saturday.

The room is $119/night plus taxes and fees, which includes hot breakfast buffet for 1-2 people per room. You must book your room by March 10, 2024. We do expect rooms to go quickly so we recommend you register asap. Registration closes April 10, 2024.

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Preliminary Schedule – subject to change slightly

Thursday, April 18, 2024 

6 PM – 8 PM – Welcome evening reception and presentation from GANA with hors d’oeuvres and a networking event. You aren’t going to want to miss this! Hosted by Trupanion.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Breakfast is available as early as 6 AM

Session with Cynthia M. Smith, DVM begins at 9 AM. She will discuss increasing litter size, infertility in the male and post whelping complications in the bitch.

Lunch will be 12-1 PM. Report back to the room after lunch for continuation of Dr. Cynthia’s presentation. No ending time, as it depends on questions and conversation.

Presentation from Trupanion following Dr. Cynthia Smith’s presentation.

Dinner will hosted by Trupanion and held at the hotel.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Breakfast is available as early as 6 AM

9 AM – 10:15 AM – Julia Tomlinson, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVs on how structure affects function

15 minute break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Rachel Goldammer from IWDR – Introduction into puppy socialization and how to read the puppies’ responses to stimuli

12 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Rachel Goldammer from IWDR – Week by week guide on activities for puppy socialization to do and build upon

15 minute break

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Jeba Jesudoss Chelladurai, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVM on the treatment and control of parasitic infections

15 minute break

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Donna Botti with Delos, INC – What does your marketing success plan look like? 

Dinner will be held at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Fort Worth from 7-9pm. On the menu is buffet style brisket, sausage, chicken, beans, potato salad, coleslaw with apple, peach, blackberry and pecan cobbler! Salad and baked potato substitutes available for vegan/vegetarian guests. We have rented the covered patio to mix and mingle over dinner. The restaurant is 8 minutes from the hotel and you will need to Uber/carpool.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Travel day – no GANA events

Closest Airports

Meacham International Airport is 7 minutes from the hotel. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is 25 minutes from the hotel. Love Field is 40 minutes from the hotel.


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