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Conference Program 2017

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Clinical Conference Theater 1
  1. Clinical Conference Theater 1
    With the ever increasing scrutiny of prescribing practices for controlled substances, and the stricter reporting requirements this presentation will provide the veterinarian with practical guidelines ...
  2. Clinical Conference Theater 1
    With the ever increasing scrutiny of prescribing practices for controlled substances, and the stricter reporting requirements this presentation will provide the veterinarian with practical guidelines ...
  3. Clinical Conference Theater 1
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    In this lecture, Dr. Justine Lee will review a recent study from Colorado State University on the use of outpatient therapy for the treatment of canine parvovirus. Does it work? What do I need to know ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    This presentation will follow a case of canine hyperadrenocorticism through presentation, diagnostics and treatment with trilostane therapy. Learning outcomes: 1. Clinical signs associated with Canine ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    This will be a case base presentation using actual cases. The presentation will be primarily about toxins but could be a medical problem that mimics the intoxication.  Real time discussion with lectur ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    Antibacterial drugs can be lifesaving and are essential tools in the fight against disease. However, their widespread use in humans and animals in the past eight decades has resulted in increasing lev ...
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    Learning outcomes: 1.    Recognize breed related peri-anesthetic challenges 2.   Develop strategies to address breed related peri-anesthetic challenges 3.   Distinguish challenges from myths and misco ...
Clinical Conference Theater 2
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    If you are looking for a practical way to approach feline aggression in primary care, this lecture is for you. Attendees to this lecture will become familiar with quick fixes, bandaids and first appoi ...
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    Top 5: Top 5 tips for lower urinary tract surgical success will focus on the key technical aspects that will ensure the best chance for a successful outcome when performing urethral and bladder surger ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    The clinical signs, pathophysiology and etiologies of different types of shock will be reviewed along with Starling’s principles and the impact of the endothelial glycocalyx. The stages of shock, etio ...
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    Learning outcomes: 1. Apply preanesthetic information to minimize complications 2. Understand anesthesia monitoring equipment 3. Identify common anesthesia complications 4. Manage common anesthesia co ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    In this lecture, we will review the top five cranial nerves that are frequently encountered in clinical veterinary neurology with peripheral neurologic dysfunction. Peripheral cranial neuropathy is mo ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    Seizures are a common presenting complaint to the emergency veterinarian, and can be caused by a variety of etiologies, both intracranial and extracranial. The phases of seizures, differential diagnos ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
Clinical Conference Theater 3
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    Surgical site infections (SSI) are a rare, but devastating complication in small animal surgery. They care result in increased patient morbidity and treatment costs, prolonged hospitalization and clie ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    The human animal bond is strong and people need that interaction.  In today’s world it is becoming harder and harder to find living space that allows pets, much less larger animals like dogs and cats. ...
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    Gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) is a surgical emergency in dogs and despite advanced in medical and surgical modalities, still associated with mortality rates of 10-20%. Prophylactic gastropexy can ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    This presentation will discuss the differing modalities for treatment of canine immune-mediated blood disorders, focusing on strategies surrounding immunosuppressive therapy.  Learning outcomes: 1. Tr ...
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    Lessons learned from surgical emergency cases that went awry will focus on both technical- and management-related complications that could have been avoided or minimized with alternate decisions or st ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    Emergency and Critical Care literature for the top 5 clinical useful and impactful papers will be reviewed. Learning outcome: • Become aware of the most recent clinically useful papers regarding emerg ...
Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    The key priorities for new practices include attracting and growing the client base, hiring and developing skilled employees, and effectively managing the finances to stay afloat.  This program focuse ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    • Sponsor content
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    Attending this course will help you pick out the right contractor, architect and materials to best suit your practice expansion needs. We will also help practice owners identify when the right time to ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    • Sponsor content
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    Are you still investing unlimited amounts of time in order to deliver top quality customer service to clients?  If so, you are doing it wrong.  Modern day customer service isn't about endless time and ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    Growing practices share some common challenges - finding and retaining high-quality doctors and staff, affording competitive wages and benefits, nurturing revenue, and chasing the (sometimes) elusive ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    If a jetliner is not flying, it is not making money for the airline.  The same logic can be applied to all the fancy equipment that the private Dog/Cat practice owns.  Radiology machines, Ultrasounds, ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    The veterinary profession is at a crossroads. The groundswell of change in demographics, economics, corporatization, competition and technology has caught up with the mind-set of traditionalism and co ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    • Sponsor content
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    The inability to pay for medical services is a problem we have all encountered in practice. From a pragmatic standpoint, it should be easy to address: “If you can’t pay for services then those service ...
Innovation and Showcase Track One
  1. Innovation and Showcase Track One
    Become familiar with the most common type of laser surgery performed by veterinarians, including its advantages over surgery via scalpel and electrocautery.  We will review how CO2 lasers differ from ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    In 2016, Multi Radiance introduced the ACTIVet PRO portable along with a home rental laser, the MyPetLaser that have both transformed Veterinary practices in how specific conditions are treated both i ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    The clinical presentation and diagnostic tools available to more reliably recognize dogs and cats with early kidney disease will be reviewed. Learning outcomes: o To show why the IDEXX SDMA® Test  is ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    57% of businesses indicate they are increasing their loyalty program budget for 2017. Why? Because it’s more profitable to retain existing clients than acquire new ones and your best clients can be ev ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    An important demographic in veterinary medicine is the senior cat, a patient population that often suffers from chronic disease, such as osteoarthritis. This painful condition affects most cats over 1 ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    Laser Therapy, or photobiomodulation, has emerged as the fastest growing technology in veterinary medicine. Using a practical and easy‐to‐understand approach, the science and mechanisms of action behi ...
Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    There are plenty of pets to go around and plenty of pet owners, but studies show that fewer and fewer of them are visiting the vet. Some of your standard business practices may even be contributing to ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    This program will share best practices and trends in boarding dogs and cats. This session is perfect for veterinarians who offer boarding or are interested in expanding their knowledge of boarding to ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    This session will help members of the veterinarian community with the knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, legitimately reduce their tax liability, and cultivate an environment w ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    Urinalysis is a point of care diagnostic test that can help to define systemic illness and metabolic disturbances in the exam room or the emergency room.  This talk will highlight cases where the resu ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    By now, you’ve likely heard some claim that acupuncture is “powerful medicine", while others may call it a "powerful placebo”.  Which is it?  This lecture will inform you about the scientific basis of ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    Picture this – a long-term client contacts your office in obvious emotional distress. She had applied an herbal solution to her dog’s skin for fleas as advised by the animal product “consultant” at th ...
Breakout Workshops
  1. Breakout Workshops
    Despite the recent surge in popularity of veterinary management courses it still stands true today that most veterinarians are woefully untrained on the subject of business and running a successful pr ...
  2. Breakout Workshops
    MMP The Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) is an evolution of the TTA procedure for treatment of lameness due to cranial cruciate failure. The course is in three parts - A lecture based introduction desc ...
Clinical Conference Theater 1
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    This talk will make practical recommendations for the safe use of drugs with a high potential for drug interactions in dogs and cats, including sucralfate, omeprazole, furosemide, phenobarbital, ketoc ...
    • Procedures Pro
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    In this lecture, we will use cased based material to review the principles of wound healing, infections, open wound management, and options for wound closure. Learning outcomes: 1. Be able to choose a ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    Maropitant is well recognized as an effective antiemetic, but this NK1 antagonist has been studied for many other applications, including visceral analgesia, overactive bladder syndromes, and reactive ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    This lecture hour will focus on an introduction to some of the most common arrhythmias seen in veterinary clinical practice. It will include common conduction disturbances that can create an abnormal ...
    • Procedures Pro
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    In this lecture, we will use cased based material to review the principles of wound healing, infections, open wound management, and options for wound closure. Learning outcomes: 1. Be able to choose a ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 1
    A classification scheme that incorporates the presence and absence of signs of heart disease or heart failure with structural heart changes provides a platform for discussion of both diagnosis and tre ...
Clinical Conference Theater 2
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    The lecture will discuss the various insulin formulations currently available, how to choose and how to dose. There will be a discussion of different monitoring techniques including blood glucose curv ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    Our understanding of as well as our options for managing cases with Atopic Dermatitis has improved.  This presentation will “scratch” the surface of what we need to know and to do to help our patients ...
    • General Medicine
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    With eyeballs, early intervention is the key. Even if you are uncomfortable with exactly what is going on, you can make good diagnostic and treatment choices that will make all the difference when it ...
    • Procedures Pro
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    The most profitable equipment in the clinic are our brain and our microscope.  This lecture is a review of best practices for in-house dermatologic procedures. Learning outcomes: 1. Review of basic de ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    With or without the fancy equipment, you can easily differentiate between these three states of the eyeball and determine best next steps. Learning outcomes: 1.  Basic comfort level with depth of corn ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 2
    Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrinopathies in dogs with a prevalence rate of approximately 2 out of every 1000 dogs being diagnosed with the disorder. However, systemic illness, medicat ...
Clinical Conference Theater 3
    • Procedures Pro
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    The talk will focus on how to perform a thorough orthopedic examination of the dog with some information on cats. Specific disease conditions will be discussed as the clinician attempts to rule out co ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common condition in cats and dogs with an overall prevalence rate estimated to be 50% or higher in cats. The cause of CKD is often unknown and therefore difficult to ...
    • Procedures Pro
    • Surgery & Anesthesia
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    The standard surgical treatment for canine appendicular osteosarcoma is limb amputation. Preoperative staging is important to rule out disease in the lungs and other bone sites. This is a technically ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    A real life case of a geriatric cat with chronic kidney disease will be presented – but perhaps that is not the whole story…. Learning outcomes: 1. Formulate appropriate problem list for geriatric cat ...
    • General Medicine
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    Recognition of clinical signs that suggest a disorder of gastric retention is essential.  Gastric hypomotility is a commonly overlooked disorder of gastric retention seen in dogs in clinical practice. ...
    • Emergency/Urgent Care
    • Procedures Pro
    Clinical Conference Theater 3
    This lecture would cover the indications for and principles for performing thoracic and abdominal FAST scans in practice. Learning outcomes: 1. Indications for thoracic and abdominal FAST scan 2. How ...
Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    I plan to compare two practices, practice A & B.  Both are healthy practices but managed in different ways.  Practice A places absolute importance on performance indicators and pays close attention to ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    When it comes to recruiting, people generally fall into two categories. Either they feel ill equipped or lacking in training to hire or they believe they can “just tell” when someone is “right”. (Sadl ...
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    The lecture is broken down into three main categories.  First, the current state of affairs for associate veterinarians in small animal practice, their goals and motivations.  Second, establishing wor ...
    • Sponsor content
    Veterinary Team Brief Business Theater
    Practitioners confronted with oral disease in their patients need to have a logical approach to both diagnosis and treatment. This lecture discusses the warning signs and symptomology of oral disease. ...
Innovation and Showcase Track One
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    First Home Bank’s presentation “Navigating Today’s Loan Jungle” will help you understand how the U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Programs can help your practice achieve its financial goals. Th ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    The complete urinalysis is a fundamental part of any good work-up. Learning outcomes: 1. The complete urinalysis is an essential component of the minimum data base and of any full medical work-up 2. U ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    As we look at how aging impacts our patients, and how to determine their relative age, we will also look at some of the issue that can interfere with these pets’ quality of life (QOL). More specifical ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    • General Medicine
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    This talk will provide the latest information on newly approved veterinary drugs with high clinical utility, including oclacitinib (Apoquel) for atopy, robenacoxib (Onsior) and grapiprant (Gallipirant ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track One
    Laser therapy is the fastest growing modality in veterinary medicine; this lecture will help you understand why.  Dr Bradley simplifies the science behind Laser therapy and will cover the most up-to-d ...
Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    Join us and learn about the latest topics in digital marketing with Google Partner Troy Leonard of Doctor Multimedia.  Troy delivers an enthusiastic, passionate talk covering the newest and best pract ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    UK-based Mission Rabies was launched in India in 2013 by Luke Gamble, veterinarian and CEO of the UK NGO Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS). Running comprehensive canine mass vaccination projects in ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    Technology in our profession is exploding.  The diagnostic tools available for us to provide incredible patient care from in house Lab machines and digital radiography to ultrasound, always seem to be ...
  1. Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    Pharmacy & Supply continues to be the second highest cost to every veterinary practice yet it is still managed on a clipboard. This creates inefficiencies in all areas of the hospital leading to low p ...
    • Sponsor content
    Innovation and Showcase Track Two
    This presentation will examine a new approach that is fast gaining popularity for practice promotion – storytelling marketing. We’ll discuss how to use meaningful, memorable, emotional messages of sto ...
Breakout Workshops
    • Practice Ownership/Management
    • Sponsor content
    Breakout Workshops
    Join Calico for a discussion on preserving independent practice ownership in time of rising consolidation. Calico will moderate a panel discussion with entrepreneurial independent owners. Learning out ...
  1. Breakout Workshops
    SOP™ The SOP™ (String of Pearls) system is a strong and flexible mechanical locking plate system designed for fracture repair. The SOP™ plate consists of a series of cylindrical sections (‘internodes’ ...
    • Sponsor content
    Breakout Workshops
    Hands on lab. The first obstacles of bracing are casting; how do we take the scary out?  Simplifying of course!  Learn basic biomechanical principles and core principles to confidently add bracing to ...
    • Sponsor content
    Breakout Workshops
    This session will take you from the early stages of what it takes to determine what is feasible for your project all the way through construction.  Where you should be focusing your time and energy to ...

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