The 2016 ACVBM Annual Conference was held in conjunction with both the AHVMA Annual Conference and the VBMA Annual Meeting. All events took place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Columbus Ohio, and the ACVBM featured Jeffrey Yuen during the day on September 9, 2016. The evening lecture on September 9th will featured Jeff Chilton discussing mushrooms.













During the day on September 9th Jeffrey Yuen discussed 'Modern Applications for Classical Formulas' from 8 AM to 3:40 PM.  More info about Jeffery can be found by visiting the following links:










Jeffrey's lecture was followed by a lecture on Mushrooms by Jeff Chilton from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.


Title: Quality Control Issues in Medicinal Mushroom Products (or why your knowledge about fungi is all wrong.)


As mushrooms become mainstream, it is more important than ever to understand their life cycle and growth stages, and how this affects the production of important nutritional and medicinal compounds. It is also important to understand how mushrooms are cultivated and the manner in which the cultivation method can influence their constituent profile.  There are many mushroom supplements in the marketplace, but there have been few genuine standards to guarantee quality. In this talk, Jeff Chilton will speak about:


Mushrooms as food and medicine

How mushrooms are cultivated and how this affects quality

What is mycelium and what is its true role

Cell walls, chitin and beta-glucan elucidated

What are the important active compounds in medicinal mushrooms

The development of new testing methods and what they reveal

Making product quality the central focus

How a newly developed testing protocol can insure product integrity and medicinal value


More information on Jeff Chilton can be found here:




ACVBM 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors

RxVitamins generously agreed to provide full sponsorship of the 2016 American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine 2nd Annual Educational conference. RxVitamins is an animal nutraceutical company that sells exclusively to licensed veterinarians since 1996. Guided by the direction of Dr. Robert J. Silver DVM, MS, CVA as Chief Medical Officer, RxVitamins has been a leader in providing cutting edge innovative formulas that can be used as stand-alone therapies or integrated with conventional therapies. No other company provides the detailed level of documentation and veterinary support by a licensed veterinarian than RxVitamins. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the 30+ formulas provided by RxVitamins, your practice is missing out on valuable clinical tools. Visit our website at www.RxVitamins.com or call for a catalog and information packet at 800 RX 2 2222.

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