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Location changed to: The Prairie Ballroom at the Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook

(Located on the same property as the Hyatt Convention Center (Click HERE for map.)

Co-Sponsored by:


"Epicur is a mini-manufacturer, producing drugs such as Tacrolimus Eyedrops, Buprenorphine Injection and Gabapentin tablets. As an FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility, Epicur follows cGMP which are the same rules and regulations as the pharmaceutical companies. Epicur Pharma is proud to be a pioneer in animal drug standards, offering the largest selection of manufactured drugs that are traditionally compounded. Epicur products will be distributed directly to veterinary hospitals from its outsourcing facility and offered through Stokes Pharmacy for individual patient prescriptions."

Pain Management

Dr. Gaynor’s series of topics for the day include the following: Basic and Advanced Concepts of Arthritis and NSAIDs, What To Do When You Cannot Use NSAIDs, Stem Cell Therapy: The Future of Arthritis Care (the future is now), Putting It All Together: Chronic Pain Control Logic.  This will take the practitioner through a rational sequence of thought and end with a practical, logical approach to arthritis based on the newer Osteoarthritis Staging system.

Dr. James GaynorSpeaker Bio:


Dr. Gaynor completed his undergraduate degree from The Colorado College in 1983 and received his veterinary degree (DVM) from The Ohio State University in 1988.  He was in private small animal practice in northeastern Ohio for 1 year prior to returning to The Ohio State University for a three-year residency in Anesthesiology.  He is currently board certified in veterinary anesthesiology and a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner.  He is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.  Dr. Gaynor joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1992 and was Section chief and associate professor of anesthesiology and pain management when he left the University in 2004. He is a past member of the Leadership Council for the Companion Animal Pain Management Consortium and a past Board member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Aside from anesthesia and pain management, Dr. Gaynor has a passion for disaster response.  He is an active member of the National Veterinary Response Team.  Dr. Gaynor is an avid skier and spends much of his weekend time as an EMT, providing medical care as part of the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol. Dr. Gaynor enjoys spending time with his family and 4 dogs.  When not working, he can frequently be found bicycling on the road or trails, hiking or skiing.

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