International Whippet Congress 2018

The 2018 International Whippet Congress will be held in conjunction with the American Whippet Club National Specialty in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018 (AWC National Specialty week schedule)

Location: Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley (Hotel Reservation information)

Cost: $60 USD (includes Welcome Bag, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Session Materials, and more!)

Registration Deadline: April 9, 2018

Final Schedule:

7:00 AM-7:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s
7:45 AM-8:00 AM Opening Ceremony US Army Fife & Drum Color Guard
8:00 AM Welcome H. Red Tatro, AWC President
8:00 AM-8:55 AM Session 1 - Balance And Proportions: Mentoring For The Future – Iva Kimmelman and Karen Lee 
9:00 AM-9:55 AM Session 2 - Canine Sports Medicine – Dr. James Radcliffe (Ortho)
9:55 AM-10:05 AM Break
10:05 AM - 11:30 AM Session 3 - Whippets Worldwide – International Panel Discussion with: Russell McFadden, moderator; Bitte Ahrens Primavera, Italy; Magnus Hagstedt, Sweden; Pauline Oliver, UK; Molly Rule-Steele, Australia and Bo Bengtson, USA.
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM Session 4 - Hearing and BAER Testing – Dr. Susanne Hughes and Phoebe Booth
12:05 PM -1:00 PM Lunch as ordered
1:00 PM - 2:55 PM Session 5 - Cardiac Mitral Valve Disease Study – Dr. Rebecca Stepien & Team
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM Coffee and Snacks sponsored by Sighthound Review & Pet Source
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Session 6 - Pre-breeding Tests & Whippet Health Foundation Database – Dr. Lisa Costello
4:05 PM - 5:30 PM Session 7 - More than a Century of Whippets – Bo Bengtson
7:30 PM AWC National Specialty Welcome Party and Live Art Auction
Breeder Tables: The limited number of tables (only 12) will be located outside the ballroom in the foyer. Breeders can set up displays on their tables to showcase their dogs and breeding program in any manner they choose. This is a good opportunity for attendees to meet and visit during the scheduled breaks and lunch on the day of the Congress.  Cost is $40 for one table – electricity is not included or available! Email Red Tatro for availability.

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