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Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell

Upcoming Conferences and Presentations

ASPCA/Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the Robert Purcell Community Center on the North Side of Cornell University Campus

Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31, 2016 {Register Here!}

The ASPCA Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference, now in its 12th year, is a two and a half day, four-track event designed to provide high quality information to shelter professionals that will enhance the quality of life for shelter animals.

Presentations will be made by speakers who are highly regarded in their respective fields, and the full agenda with seminar descriptions is available here.


Registration Fees:
DVMs: $100
LVTs: $50
Board members, admisnistrators, staff, volunteers, individuals: $25
Students: Free with ID

Cornell University
Robert Purcell Center
107 Jessup Road
Ithaca, NY  14853

Keynote speech and welcome reception will be held Friday evening, July 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. Seminars will be held July 30 and 31.
Click here for the conference agenda.

Continuing Education Credits:
14 hours of continuing education credits are pending with New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE), and Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA).

Robert Purcell Community Center Townhouses (campus housing located next door to conference center)
Double Room: $60 per person, per night (4 people per Townhouse)
Single Room in shared Townhouse: $90 per person, per night (2 people per Townhouse)
Exclusive Townhouse for one person: Up to $183 per night
Click here to register for a Townhouse Room:

Housing in downtown Ithaca (10 minute drive):
Quality Inn: $159 per night
356 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
To book rooms at the Quality Inn, call 607.272.0100 and indicate you are with the Shelter Medicine Conference.

Sponsorship/Tables at Exhibit Hall:
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erin Earley at 212.876.7705 x 4405 or via email at

Parking for the 2016 Shelter Medicine Conference will be in A Lot. The lot is free and permits are not required. It is approximately 5 minutes walking distance to the Robert Purcell Community Center.

If you would like a permit to park directly outside of the conference building, please contact Erin Earley at