Registration Fee:

$155

 

NATIONAL DOG BITE INVESTIGATION, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION CONFERENCE

RECORDED MAY 4, 2012

Archived Webcast

Credit Hours:
Continuing Legal Education - 6 CLE Hours including 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
Animal Law Section, State Bar of Georgia;
Children's Health Care of Atlanta

The (First) National Dog Bite Investigation, Treatment and Prevention Conference: A Symposium by and for Lawyers, Judges, Medical Professionals, First Responders (EMS, ACO, ER), Veterinarians & Technicians, Animal Control Officers, Police, Dog Trainers, Educators, Shelter Directors and Legislators addressing current issues affecting the education and interaction of professionals in preventing and treating dog bites and victims.

Presiding:
Betsy R. Choder, Program Co-Chair; Chair, Animal Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; VetCounsel, LLC, Atlanta
Claudine S. Wilkins, Program Co-Chair; Founder, Animal Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Wilkins & Associates Law Firm, Alpharetta

Welcome and program overview
Betsy R. Choder

Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Panelist—
Victoria Stilwell

Claudine S. Wilkins

dog bites—impact on society
Victoria Stilwell, Author, Trainer and Dog Behavioral Expert from It’s Me or the Dog, Animal Planet, Atlanta

Dog Bite Victims: Their Stories
Gene Maddox, State Representative, District 172, Cairo; House Bill 685, Dogs: Dangerous and Vicious

responsible dog owner laws and legislation, Includes Georgia Law
Claudine S. Wilkins

safety for first responders and officers, containing a dangerous dog at scene and after impound, shelter staff injury prevention
Kevin Hearst, Animal Control Officer, DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement, Decatur

Rabies—transmission, treatment (dog and human) and reporting of rabies
Cherie L. Drenzek, DVM, State Epidemiologist, Georgia Public Health, Atlanta

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: WHAT CAN GO VERY WRONG….
Mark L. Wulkan, MD, Surgeon-in–Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery,Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

ACUTE WOUND CARE AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Michael H. Greenwald, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DOG BITES
Catherine Shields, C.C.L.S., Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta
Katie Pressly, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta

when fido’s bite is worse than his bark—invisible dangers inside a dog’s mouth: diseases transmitted to humans from dogs – symptoms, statistics, treatment and prevention
Heather Bair-Brake, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service Zoonoses Team, Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta

Legal team: Preparing, Prosecuting and Sentencing a Dog Bite Case—Best Evidence, Direct and Cross Examination of Witnesses and Experts, Presenting Cases and Charging a Jury, Sentencing, Restitution, and Remedies for Victims
Sherry Boston, Solicitor General, DeKalb County, Decatur
Jessica K. Rock, Deputy Chief Solicitor, Special Victims Unit, DeKalb County, Decatur
Kimberly S. Schwartz, Assistant District Attorney, Macon Judicial Circuit, Macon
Claudine Wilkins

Questions and Answers
Panel of All Available Speakers