The Veterinary Medical Forum is designed to enhance informal communications between practitioners and NC State CVM faculty on issues pertinent to medicine and surgery. During these informal discussions, we will share current management ideas, procedures and techniques which we hope will be applicable to your practice. We invite you to bring your questions and/or cases (including radiographs) relative to the topics below.
Answering Client Questions about GenX
David Dorman, DVM, PhD, DABVT, DABT – Professor, Toxicology
In the past few years, there has been growing concern among the public and health professionals about the contamination of the Cape Fear River with the chemical GenX. GenX is a trade name for a chemical used in the production of Teflon and other nonstick coatings. GenX is a type of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This presentation will provide veterinarians with an update on the Cape Fear contamination and the health effects of GenX and certain other PFAS compounds seen in humans and animals. The presentation will present the toxicity assessments performed by the State of North Carolina and the US Environmental Protection Agency and will also discuss ways for veterinarians to communicate risk to clients.
Check-in: 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lecture: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
REGISTRATION FEE: $0
WHAT TO BRING: YOURSELF and cases on the topic, if desired.
LUNCH: Feel free to bring your lunch with you, or you can purchase one from the Wolves’ Den.
This seminar will offer one (1) hour of NCVMB approved CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact Dane Johnston to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.
An electronic copy of the lecture notes will be made available a few days before the course. To view notes from previous Vet Med Forum lectures, click here.
Attendees who register at least one day prior to each forum will have a parking pass issued to them via e-mail which will permit parking in the CVM Deck. If you do not receive the parking pass via e-mail, allow yourself time to pick one up from the reception desk in the front lobby. Cars parked in the hospital client lots will be ticketed and/or towed. Directions and a map can be found below.