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This event is open to all veterinarians.

Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, 2020

17th Annual Symposium

ISELP 3-Day Module: Neck & Back

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Lectures on Friday and Saturday are at:

The Palo Alto Elks Lodge

4249 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Wet Lab on Sunday will take place at:

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Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinic

(At the Portola Valley Training Center)

100 Ansel Lane

Menlo Park, CA 94026

Contact: Hadley Bickford

Phone: 1 (650) 854-3162

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Please join us on Saturday night for a BBQ hosted at Steinbeck Peninsula Equine in Menlo Park, approximately 6 miles from the Palo Alto Elks Lodge. After lectures conclude, decompress with barbeque, beer, and lawn games! Transport from the Elks Lodge provided upon request.

ISELP offers a comprehensive program of advanced education in the field of equine lamenesses and osteoarticular, musculotendinous and nervous pathology, covering the different parts of the locomotor system of the horse. These modules cover eight topics:


  • Distal frontlimb: foot, pastern, fetlock jjoint

  • Middle frontlimb: palmar fetlock, metacarpus and tendons, carpus, carpal canal

  • Proximal frontlimb: forearm, elbow and shoulder

  • Distal hindlimb:foot, pastern, fetlock, metatarsus

  • Middle hindlimb: hock and crus

  • Proximal hindlimb: stifle and thigh

  • Neck and thoracolumbar area

  • Lumbosacral area and pelvis


Our 2020 focus will be the Neck and Back.


For each topic, the following data will be considered:


  • Descriptive anatomy

  • Functional anatomy and Biomechanics

  • Clinical (physical and dynamic) examination including diagnostic blocks

  • Diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, MRI)

  • Treatment and management

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Travel & Accommodations

ISELP Travel & Accommodations

Travel:  Palo Alto and Menlo Park are approximately equidistant from San Francisco and San Jose, accessible via the San Jose International Airport (SJC), the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the San Jose Diridon Amtrak station (SJC) or San Jose Diridon Greyhound station. Depending on the day and time, it's about a 40 to 60-minute drive from either San Francisco or San Jose to the Palo Alto Elks Lodge.

Accommodations:  The Palo Alto Elks is directly next door to Dinah's Garden Hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn, Crowne Plaza, and the Residence Inn by Marriott are also within waking distance.


Reserve your accommodations early to ensure availability!

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