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2017 Raft the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon 9-10-17 to 9-16-17
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2017 Raft the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon 9-10-17 to 9-16-17

When: From September 10-16, 2017
Where: Arizona
United States
Contact: Carole Williams

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To register, each participant must complete and return the Raft the Grand Canyon registration form and submit the $500 deposit to hold your space. 


Event Details

The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association is excited to announce an educational adventure! This continuing education event is a private raft trip, 7 days, 6 nights, from Lee’s Ferry to Upper Lake Mead, featuring hiking, fishing, camping, exploring Indian ruins, great food and incomparable scenery. The meeting will provide 8 hours of continuing education. The speaker will be Dr. Pedro Boscan of Colorado State University, sessions will include multiple topics using a case base approach covering 1-2 cases per evening (weather and time permitting).


This private trip, hosted by Canyoneers (“All the Grand”,, will be limited to 20 veterinarians and companions. The cost for the river trip itself including continuing education is expected to be about $2975. Additional costs for attendees include a one-night hotel stay (orientation September 9, 2017) before the trip, gratuities and national park admission.


For more information, or to register, contact Elaine Chambers DVM,, phone: 928-776-4182 or cell: 928-899-6474.


Travel insurance is recommended, as no cancellations can be made unless replacement attendees are found. A deposit of $500 is required to hold a space; the balance is due in spring of 2017. This trip will be filled on a first come first serve basis! 


Approved for 8 CE hours by the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice. 



Topics will include multiple topics using a case based approach covering 1-2 cases per evening (weather and time permitting).



Pedro Boscan, DVM, MSc, PhD

Colorado State University

Dr. Boscan obtained his DVM degree in 1996 from a veterinary school in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. After a small animal anesthesia internship at Utrecht University, Netherlands, he did his neuroscience MSc at University of Andalucia (Spain) with a strong emphasis on pain processing. Dr. Boscan obtained his PhD at University of Bristol, UK and concentrated his efforts in studying the CNS integration of pain, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. After his PhD, he returned to veterinary medicine and did an anesthesia residency at UC Davis. Dr. Boscan worked as an anesthesia clinical fellow for 1 year at UC Davis and then accepted an assistant professor position at Colorado State University. Since 2006, he has been a faculty member at CSU (anesthesia department) with a current position as Associate Professor.


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