JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK, NY
NOVEMBER 8-9 2023

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Uptown Clinical
    • Oncology
    Holistic support of the veterinary cancer patient from diagnosis through treatment and end-of-life transition is essential. The enhancement and maintenance of quality of life is of paramount concern, ...
  1. Cats with chronic cough or acute onset of respiratory distress can represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in clinical practice. While the majority of cats may ultimately be diagnosed with inflammatory airway disease, ruling out other causes of cough is essential to provide proper management. Current issues regarding appropriate therapy of feline lower airway inflammatory disease and strategies for appropriate intervention will be discussed.
    • Oncology
    Mast cell tumors are the most common cutaneous tumor in the dog, exhibiting a wide spectrum of appearances and biological behavior. Though the nature and extent of treatment are dependent on several f ...
  2. Chronic nasal discharge and sneezing are common signs of several upper respiratory conditions in cats. While some disorders can be treated and cured, idiopathic or inflammatory rhinosinusitis is likely the most frequently recognized syndrome in clinical practice. Cats with idiopathic rhinosinusitis typically require long term management. Because the underlying cause of this disease is poorly understood, limiting clinical signs and providing the owner with a reasonable prognosis for control of signs is essential.
    • Ophthalmology
    Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), or “dry eye”, is a common disease of dogs that, since the introduction of cyclosporine, is usually relatively easily managed. We will discuss routine management of KC ...
  3. This course covers urinary tract pathology with an emphasis on minimally-invasive and interventional techniques.  
    Sponsored By
    Urinary Tract Disease:  The stop and flow of when to medically-manage and when to intervene
Central Park Clinical
  1. It’s Friday afternoon and you’re about to head home for the weekend. A dog is rushed in with a hemoabdomen. The owner says, “he was fine this morning”. The family makes a quick and difficult decision ...
    Sponsored By
    The importance of early cancer detection in dogs: Changing the “Friday afternoon” emergency
  2. In this lecture, Dr. Adam Rudinsky, DACVIM reviews acute and chronic diarrhea management. Once a patient is diagnosed, how are we going to treat it? Do we always treat it?  Is prescribing metronidazol ...
    Sponsored By
    When and How to Treat Diarrhea Part 2: Updates in Treatments
  3. This course covers urinary tract pathology with an emphasis on minimally-invasive and interventional techniques.  
    Sponsored By
    Urinary Tract Disease:  The stop and flow of when to medically-manage and when to intervene
    • Ophthalmology
    When an ulcer hasn’t healed at the first recheck, there is a tendency to throw up our arms and become frustrated.  A few golden rules can help us to see that ulcers within this group have actually hel ...
  4. This course covers a brief outline of different career paths within veterinary medicine with a focus on leadership development and discussion of different types of medical and operational positions th ...
    Sponsored By
    The Long and Winding Road - Career Paths and Leadership in Veterinary Medicine
    • Dentistry
    This course dives into the common feline oral pathologies seen in private practice. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common feline dental diseases such as periodontal disease, tooth resorptio ...
    Sponsored By
    “Common Feline Oral Pathology”
Midtown Clinical
    • Dermatology
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  1. Acute pancreatitis is common in dogs and the clinical presentation can vary widely. While some dogs have mild clinical disease and recover with minimal supportive care, early prediction of severity of ...
    Sponsored By
    Acute pancreatitis in dogs – do we finally have a treatment?
  2. This lecture will present an overview of tissue healing and how this affects treatment planning for optimal recovery of patients. A fundamental understanding of how all tissues heal is the basis of bu ...
    • Dermatology
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    • Imaging
    This lecture is designed to show the utility of ultrasound in general practice. From linear foreign bodies to pancreatitis and even an adrenal tumor, we will talk about the practical use of ultrasound to perform a triage procedure and help decide the next diagnostic test for the patient. The key is to focus on surgical and non-surgical lesions and time will be spent discussing how to tell these two decisions apart.
  3. This course discusses the normal sequelae and possible complications of post operative management. Postoperative care is the care given to a patient after a surgical procedure is performed. This time ...
    • Nutrition
    Through interactive case examples, attendees will have the opportunity to practice selecting diets for pets with multiple medical conditions. This session will provide a systematic approach to straigh ...
    • Nutrition
    Knowing and communicating the evidence-based benefits and limitations of veterinary diets can help families make the most informed decision for their pets. This session will cover communication tips, ...
Downtown Clinical
  1. Sponsored By
    When and How to Treat Diarrhea Part 1: Updates in Diagnostics
  2. This presentation will allow better understanding of why certain opioids are less available than they were previously.  It will demonstrate some downfalls of opioid use (hard to believe but there are ...
    • Ophthalmology
    Surgical correction of eyelid problems can be some of the most satisfying surgeries in general practice. However, attention to the smallest of details is essential if good results are to be attained. ...
  3. Loud breathing is typically related to disorders of the upper airway and the character of the abnormal sounds can help in determining the site of an obstructive lesion as well as the clinical implications. Surgical correction will be possible in some but not all cases.
    • Oncology
    Paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS) are changes in bodily structure or function that are not directly caused by cancer itself; rather, they arise secondary to tumor production of small molecules (such as h ...
Brooklyn Theater
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module provides a review of the basic components of the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP). A brief history of the program, the importance and benefits of being an accredited veteri ...
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module provides the accredited veterinarian with information about the functionality of the Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS). It demonstrates the extent to which it can be us ...
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module reviews the impacts of an outbreak of two significant avian diseases in the United States – avian influenza and Newcastle disease. Clinicalsigns associated with both the less virulent and ...
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module emphasizes the importance of health certificates to document pet travel. The significance of proper and accurate completion of these documents is underscored, given thepotential forspread ...
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module reviews the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), from basic items such as gloves and coveralls, to items providing increased levels of protection such as respirators and chem ...
NYC Pavilion Theater
    • Surgery
    I will plan to cover a brief history of minimally invasive surgery and then cover the more common procedures that we do in veterinary medicine as well as the more advanced procedures.
    • Ophthalmology
    Dilated pupils and blindness are scary for all parties involved – the patient, the client, and the veterinarian. It is easy to forget common differentials of blindness and mydriasis in high stress mom ...
    • Surgery
    Pugs, English Bulldogs and French Bull dogs are considered extreme brachycephalic breeds. As of 2022, the French Bulldog has become the most popular breed according to the American Kennel Club. Despit ...
    • Cardiology
    Brachycephalic dog breeds make up some of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Unfortunately, they seem to have a predisposition to a number of cardiopulmonary maladies. The purpose of th ...
  1. The clinically relevant anatomy of the canine ear canal and PSPP system with an emphasis on underlying causes and factors will be introduced. Challenges and management strategies for chronic otitis ex ...
  2. This case-based lecture will highlight both common and more challenging feline skin diseases with a focus on the differential diagnoses and selection of diagnostic tests. The results, treatment plan, ...
Business & Practice Operations Theater
  1. Ways in which to master the new online-offline veterinary business model and how to strike the perfect balance between quality, cost and convenience in order to revolutionise a clinic's ability to bet ...
    Sponsored By
    Mastering the New Veterinary Business Model
  2. This session covers market trends in veterinary practice sales. We will discuss cash and joint venture deals with private equity firms. We will show veterinarians the components corporate buyers seek ...
    Sponsored By
    Is the Corporate Honeymoon Over?
  3. Rich Lester, Co-CEO at Ackerman Group, will discuss how macroeconomic factors – inflation, interest rates, and more -- have led veterinary practice valuations to soften in 2023. However, despite tempe ...
    Sponsored By
    Veterinary Practice Valuations in Today’s Economic Reality
  4. This 50-minute case-based talk will discuss how teleradiology can benefit general practitioner,  specialty practices, clients and patients.  Discussion will be largely case based focusing on imaging f ...
    • Business and Practice Operations
    As the veterinary practice team perspective and the point of view of the cat caregiver.  The single biggest opportunity for practice growth lies in the underserved feline patient If you build it, will ...
  5. Learn why veterinarians are choosing relief practice and the lessons to be learned from this growing trend. Learn how practices can leverage these different types of relief pros to help their hospital ...
Veterinary Technician and Nursing Theater
  1. Managing multiple triages can be overwhelming. In this lecture, we will work through how to triage critical cases and discuss initial stabilization techniques we may need to provide while more patient ...
    Sponsored By
    Triage Tactics: Navigating Veterinary Patient Emergencies
  2. Malnutrition, cachexia, and frailty are common and unwelcome in canine and feline cancer patients. Appropriate and timely nutrition support can help slow the progression of changes in appetite, body w ...
    Sponsored By
    Nutritional Support of Cancer Patients
  3. In this lecture, we will dive into the 20 parameters that should be monitored in a critical patient. We will discuss each parameter and look at how we can use those in practice!
    Sponsored By
    Using Kirby’s Rule of 20 to Care for Critical Patients
  4. Nutrition is an essential component of managing diabetic feline patients. This lecture will explain how the proper diet can improve glycemic control, potentially reducing or eliminating the need for e ...
    Sponsored By
    Nutritional Approach to Diabetic Felines
Uptown Clinical
  1. This talk will review the pathomechanism of itch and inflammation associated with canine atopic dermatitis.  Therapies to treat will be discussed incorporating how different treatments work in relatio ...
    Sponsored By
    Treating Itch and Inflammation in Canine Atopic Dermatitis
    • Urinary
    Feline idiopathic cystitis discussion of diagnostic process, when to consider urinary tract infection or urolithiasis. We will discuss a multi-layered approach to adressing stress, pain, and abnormal urination patterns in these patients.
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    Judicious antimicrobial use is critically important as the global threat of antimicrobial resistance grows. This presentation will review the top five conditions to consider adjusting your antimicrobi ...
    • Cardiology
    The Main indications for ECG acquisition: Evaluating arrhythmias and heart rate disturbances detected on auscultation. • History of syncope (fainting) or episodic weakness. • Cardiac monitoring during anesthesia. • Cardiac monitoring in critically ill patients. • Monitoring changes in rate and rhythm due to drug administration. • Assessing changes in ECG morphology and heart rate due to electrolyte imbalances associated with extracardiac disease or drug toxicities. • In addition, the ECG may also be helpful to identify anatomical changes due to myocardial hypertrophy or dilation, and detect pericardial disease.
    • Cardiology
    Seizures and syncope may look similar but are caused by different pathologies. Learn how to differentiate between these conditions using examination and diagnostic tools
    • Surgery
    Small intestinal resection and anastomosis (R&A) is a common surgical procedure performed in small animal patients. As veterinarians, we are called to perform this procedure, when there is a damaged or diseased segment of small intestine secondary to foreign body obstruction, intussusception, volvulus/torsion, herniation, neoplasia, perforation, or other trauma. An R&A can be performed successfully by any veterinarian, if the basic tenets of surgery are upheld, keeping in mind factors that optimize healing and reduce complications. This lecture will review the basic tenants of surgery and how they apply to small intestinal R&A procedures. We will review each step of the procedure, sharing tips and tricks that will help the small animal practitioner achieve a successful outcome.
Central Park Clinical
  1. This Seminar will be a complete andcomprehensive introduction and explanation of the nonthermal therapeutic lasertechnology, including practical clinical uses and applications in a Veterinaryhospital ...
    Sponsored By
    The Complete Science, Physics, and Clinical Applications of Nonthermal Therapeutic Lasers in a Modern Veterinary Practice
  2. The attendees to this lecture will have a review of the coagulation pathways. There will be an in-depth discussion of traditional tests that assess functionality of the coagulation system as well as newer modalities and point of care testing options. Clinical case scenarios will demonstrate practical use of the tests. By the end of the lecture attendees should have developed a better understanding of available tests and gained confidence in interpretation of results.
  3. Ensuring optimal patient care often necessitates the use of sedation, despite its inherent challenges. Sedatives are commonly administered to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress, as well as to facilit ...
  4. The presentation covers strategies for improving compliance across the four main generations of current veterinary clientele, taking into account each generation’s pattern of characteristics, preferen ...
    Sponsored By
    Understanding Generational Trends: How To Best Serve Clients of All Ages
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    Urinary tract infection (UTI) management has changed greatly in recent years. This presentation will review current recommendations for the treatment of sporadic and recurrent lower UTIs in dogs and c ...
  5. This lecture will present the etiology, diagnostic work-up, and management protocols for feline periodontitis, tooth resorption, and stomatitis. Aside from oral neoplasia, these diseases are far and away the most common dental and oral pathologies affecting cats. This lecture will provide the veterinarian with confidence to determine which teeth must be extracted and why. Client communication techniques will be discussed so that the client fully understands each of these diseases, and therefore be able to readily provide consent for the procedures necessary to alleviate the pain and suffering associated with these diseases.
Midtown Clinical
  1. Amidst the ongoing battle against the opioid epidemic, safeguarding controlled substances is more important than ever, particularly for veterinarians. The reality, however, is in many practices adhering to regulatory requirements continues to be a struggle, either from lack of understanding the regulations, or from confusion on how to put those regulations into practice without overwhelming an already stretched staff. This two-part, CE-accredited program will cover the basics for safeguarding controlled substances and maintaining DEA compliance in a clear, operationally realistic manner for most practice settings.
  2. Amidst the ongoing battle against the opioid epidemic, safeguarding controlled substances is more important than ever, particularly for veterinarians. The reality, however, is in many practices adhering to regulatory requirements continues to be a struggle, either from lack of understanding the regulations, or from confusion on how to put those regulations into practice without overwhelming an already stretched staff. This two-part, CE-accredited program will cover the basics for safeguarding controlled substances and maintaining DEA compliance in a clear, operationally realistic manner for most practice settings.
    • Nutrition
    ‘Should I Home-Cook for My Cat with Kidney Disease?’ ‘How Do You Know this Supplement Doesn’t Cure Cancer?’ Ever feel like your clients take nutritional advice from everyone but you? Get tips on how to cut through the noise of the most pervasive dietary myths.
  3. In this lecture, Dr. Adam Rudinsky, MS, DACVIM reviews the properties of dietary fiber and how they can be implemented in small animal practice. The systemic health of animals and maintenance of gastr ...
    Sponsored By
    The Power of Fiber
  4. A conversation aimed at providing practitioners with a practical approach to diagnosis and management when proteinuria is detected in healthy and in sick patients.  We will cover next steps after init ...
    Sponsored By
    Proteinuria: the short end of the prognostic (dip) stick?
  5. It has been over 2 and 1/2 years since CARDALIS ® was FDA-approved for dogs withsymptomatic chronic degenerative valve disease. The combination of Benazepril andSpironolactone in CARDALIS™ provides a ...
    Sponsored By
    Cardalis- when to utilize RAAS suppression and why
    • Behavior
    We can all better do our part to help alleviate fear, stress, and anxiety in our patients by implementing these Fear-Free tips in practice today.
    • Euthanasia/Hospice
    The euthanasia appointment is unparalleled in emotion and sentiment. There are a few things in veterinary medicine, or life moreover, that require as many outward displays of empathy, compassion, and commiseration from a doctor. The tone of voice, delivery of words, bedside manner with both patient and client, and the medical procedure itself become a delicate dance around death that doctor and staff should carefully choreograph and continually improve. It is only through this shared connection that the family will feel lovingly connected with your clinic, ensuring an unsurpassed level of client service.
Downtown Clinical
  1. A discussion aimed at updating traditional thinking that acute and chronic kidney disease are separate entities. Acute/active kidney injury and CKD may be a continuum of disease that can exist simulta ...
    Sponsored By
    Acute on chronic kidney disease……. or acute and chronic kidney disease?
    • Dentistry
    This lecture will present the common complications associated with tooth extraction in dogs. The veterinarian will learn how to avoid the various complications. If the complication, including mandibular fracture at the M1 extraction site, mandibular fracture at the canine extraction site, fragmented tooth roots, or postoperative problematic wound healing, occurs, the veterinarian will learn how to diagnose and manage the complication.
  2. This discussion will explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) andGenerative AI in the veterinary industry, specifically focusing on the benefits it offers forimmediate diag ...
    • Behavior
    It's not news that our feline friends can exhibit some unique behaviors that may be difficult for their owners to interpret. Whether caused by an underlying issue or just the nature of cat, get expert ...
    • Dentistry
    This lecture will present methods to engage clients into the "world" of small dentistry so that they buy-in to the procedures that you, as the veterinarian will recommend. Learn how to present complicated dental and oral diseases such as discolored teeth, tooth resorption, stomatitis, and periodontal disease so that owners will understand. After this lecture, the veterinarian will be able to present a comprehensive patient plan and estimate for oral procedures with the client nodding "yes"!
  3. A conversation about the practical implementation of newer strategies and diagnostics for early detection and localization of kidney disease.  We will discuss the importance of assessing all main kidn ...
    Sponsored By
    Confusing new kidney biomarkers: when and how to use them and what to do with abnormal results
Brooklyn Theater
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module reviews the State, Federal, and international agencies an accredited veterinarianmay interact with and the services these agencies provide. Instructions for accurate completion of health c ...
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module provides an overview of the sheep and goat industries. Eight diseases of impact to these industries and that are of significant importance for animals moving in interstate or international ...
    • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation
    This module provides the accredited veterinarian with an overview of regulation of vaccines and biologics in the United States. The approval and monitoring processes for biologics are described. Infor ...
    • Business and Practice Operations
    Interactions in the exam room have a pivotal effect on client satisfaction, clinician satisfaction, and patient outcome. In the human medical field, positive relationships with the clinician are corre ...
    • Business and Practice Operations
    This engaging presentation delves into the significance and advantages of establishing a cohesive personal and professional brand within the veterinary industry. Attendees will gain a comprehensive un ...
    • Business and Practice Operations
    The session will delve into real-life examples of gaslighting, many of which might have become so normalized that they are not even recognized as such. By bringing these examples to light, attendees w ...
NYC Pavilion Theater
    • Ophthalmology
    This presentation will focus on the major ophthalmic emergencies including glaucoma, lens luxation, deep and melting corneal ulcers, and corneal ruptures. It will start by covering the clinical signs ...
    • Internal Medicine
    We will focus on the appropriate diagnostic workup and conservative therapeutic trials before considering biopsies and a histopathologic diagnosis of a chronic enteropathy or inflammatory bowel diseas ...
    • Critical Care
    This presentation will cover the basic physiology of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and phosphorus in the body. Disease differentials for both high and low levels of these electrolytes will be d ...
    • Radiology
    Review of concepts and hints in making the diagnosis of a small intestinal mechanical obstruction on radiographs. The majority of time will then be spent going through various cases to determine wheth ...
    • Critical Care
    With the legalization of THC containing products for medicinal and recreational use in NY state, increased awareness of the diagnosis and treatment of dogs experiencing acute toxicoses from THC is cri ...
    • Radiology
    Our world is getting more complex, and so are some of the foreign bodies found in veterinary patients. We will review classic patterns that still work and discuss new imaging ways to diagnose them.
Business & Practice Operations Theater
    • Business and Practice Operations
    Discount is the difference between what a client should have been charged for a product or a service and what they were charged for that product or service. Discounting within veterinary practice can occur intentionally or by accident. Veterinary practice owners and managers need to consider the impact of their pricelists and charging protocols on the likelihood with which veterinarians fail to estimate or charge for procedures correctly. Complicated, untidy price lists, coupled with charging protocols that are undefined or focused on only a single sales transaction are major causes of lost revenue within practices.
  1. Thom looks at how veterinary clinics can leverage their knowledge of and familiarity with their clients to move beyond transaction based economics to embrace the “forever transaction” as part of a shi ...
    Sponsored By
    From Transactions to relationships: Entering the Membership Economy
    • Business and Practice Operations
    Client Service Representatives, aka CSRs, are crucial to the success of veterinary practices, via their contribution to the 4 key strategic outcomes of all successful veterinary organizations; good clinical, good client, good financial and good team outcomes.
  2. Learn how to structure your practice for lawsuit protection and prevention, how to protect yourprofessional and personal assets from lawsuits, reduce your malpractice insurance costs, how to protectyo ...
    Sponsored By
    Proper use of Legal Entities for Lawsuit Protection & Tax Reduction
    • Business and Practice Operations
    The veterinary professional shortage is no secret. To meet the projected need for pet healthcare in 2030, nearly 41,000 veterinarians will need to enter companion animal practices. There are many work ...
  3. Culture gets a lot of lip service but often very little attention.  We are experiencing a time of change in veterinary medicine. We have an increasing level of dissatisfaction amongst veterinarians an ...
Veterinary Technician and Nursing Theater
  1. Definitions related to pain and pain control, commonly used analgesia drugs in emergency and critical care settings, a little bit on using pain scoring systems. Also, the consequences of untreated pai ...
    Sponsored By
    Don’t Be a Pain: Analgesia for the Emergency and Critical Care Patient
  2. Let’s talk about pain score scales and systems that are available, which ones are easiest to use, which are the most useful for dogs and cats. We will also discuss why pain scoring and treating pain i ...
    Sponsored By
    Are you Keeping Score? The Importance of Pain Scoring Systems
  3. Coming soon!
    Sponsored By
    How to Tell if Your Patient is in a Toxic Relationship: Toxicology 101
  4. Coming soon!
    Sponsored By
    Pet Food Trends. What’s All the Buzz About?

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