29th -SIVMA 2014 Winter Meeting - The SIVMA will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 2:00pm - 8:00pm at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Effingham, IL. The meeting will focus on Pathology and the speakers are Dr. Adam Stern, Dr. Anne Barger, Dr. Kuldeep Singh and Dr. Patrick Roady from the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. A copy of the program brochure and registration information can be downloaded from this website.
January 30th-February 2, 2014-Missouri Veterinary Medical Association will hold their 122nd Annual Convention, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach MO. Registration available online at www.movma.org. The convention’s entire CE program is open to veterinary technicians, practice staff, and technician students.
5-6, Mississippi Valley VMA Meeting, Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, East Peoria, IL. –More information coming soon.
12th-Dermatology CVMA-Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL- Room 224. Dermatology is presented by Dana Lisk, DVM, DACVD. Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: This discussion will follow a directed path starting with the basic and common diseases, progressing to resistance and what is new in Derm literature. Everything will be tied in with cases. For more information: www.chicagovma.org
9th- Diagnostic Imaging-CVMA- Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL-Room 224. Diagnostic Imaging is presented by Robert O’Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR. Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: Radiographic and Ultrasound Imaging can be used in every day practice. Imaging can also be the biggest challenge of each day. In particular, thoracic radiographs can raise just as many questions as answers. Ultrasound Imaging can be challenging to learn. After this lecture you’ll get the answers quicker. For more information: www.chicagovma.org
8-12th-CVC Conventions for Veterinary Care, Washington, D.C. 34-41 hours of CE Credit, for DVM’s, Practice Personnel and CVT’s. For more information call 1-800-255-6864, ext. 6 and let us help you with any questions.
14th- Feline Medicine-CVMA-Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL-Room 224. Feline Medicine is presented by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline). Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: Handling cat patients in practice can be challenging. Dr. Scherk will discuss respectful cat handling vs. cat wrangling, and how to make your practice more cat-friendly. She will discuss numerous techniques of interacting with cats to make the hospital experience less stressful. In addition, feeding cats with different needs in the multi-cat household will be discussed. The lecture will give practitioners the tools to set about solving this challenge in a straight-forward fashion. For more information: www.chicagovma.org
4-7th-American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center-Nashville Tennessee. Veterinarians and technicians and students may attend the Forum, which has sessions on all areas of internal medicine. The veterinarians can earn up to 39 CE hours in 4 days. Here is the website for further information: www.acvimforum.org
18th- Endocrinology-CVMA-Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL-Room 224. Endocrinology is presented by Deborah Greco DVM, PhD, DACVIM.. Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: The most commonly seen endocrine disorders of companion animals: a comprehensive review of current diagnostics and therapies. Topics to be presented:
1. Diet and feline diabetes mellitus;
2. Diet, Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemics: Good, Bad, & Ugly;
3. Beyond glucose curves;
4. Approach to the problem diabetic;
5. Canine hypothyroidism, hypoadrenocorticism and autoimmune polyglandular syndromes; and
6. It’s beginning to look a lot like Cushing’s.
For more information: www.chicagovma.org
19-22nd Pacific Veterinary Conference- San Francisco, California- Plan your Vetcation©! Explore San Francisco, The City that has it all with world-famous attractions, fine dining, and exquisite shopping! Choose from more than 220 hours of California-approved CE including 28 hours of technician-specific CE. Enjoy a two-day Vet Expo with more than 120 exhibitors, great food, raffles, and giveaways! Contact: Beatriz Gómez or Lily Briggs at 800.655.2862 for more information.
3rd-Gastroenterology-CVMA-Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL-Room 224. Gastroenterology is presented by Todd Tams DVM, DACVIM. Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: Dr. Tams’ discussion will provide updates on a number of topics in clinical gastroenterology that are relevant to small animal practitioners. Presentations will include: Diagnostic Overview for Vomiting, Pharmacologic Control of Vomiting, Updates on Management of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs (Early Feeding is the Way to Go), Diagnosis and Management of Acute and Chronic Diarrhea, IBD in Dogs, IBD and Intestinal Lymphoma in Cats, and Management of Large Intestinal Disease in Dogs and Cats (including the latest recommendations on medical management of cats with obstipation/megacolon). Many case examples will be presented to highlight key clinical points and therapies. For more information: www.chicagovma.org
10th-14th- 20th International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium, Indianapolis IN. 40 Hours CE available. Please contact Kelli Albarado: email:firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.2014.iveccss.org.
13_ 16th- AHVMA Annual Conference-Portland Oregon-American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association conference. 2014 Lab Registration Space is limited. Topics include; Joint Mobilizations, Advanced Tai Chi and Herbal Preparations. For more information please contact the office by email: email@example.com.
20-21st- San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association-San Diego, California at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel. San Diego County VMA Veterinary Fall Conference. “Veterinary Surgery for the General Practitioner”. 12 hours of Continuing Education. Contact SDCVMA Conference Committee, 4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd, Ste. 15, San Diego, CA 92120, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
15th-Cardiology-CVMA-Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL-Room 224. Cardiology is presented by Rebecca Stepien DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology). Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: Update on Diagnosis and Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs/Cats- Recent advances in diagnosis and therapy of congestive heart failure in dogs and cats have significantly improved the quality of life and prognosis in affected animals. Dr. Stepien’s talks will cover diagnosis, staging and therapy of congestive heart failure in dogs and cats, including recent developments in pulmonary hypertension and use of biomarkers to diagnose and monitor heart disease. Case presentations of straightforward and complicated cases will be included. For more information: www.chicagovma.org
7-9th-ISVMA Annual Convention-Westin Hotel, Lombard IL. More information coming soon.
17th-Clinical Nutrition-CVMA-Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL-Room 224. Clinical Nutrition is presented by Craig Datz DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine/Feline), DACVN. Attendees will earn 6 hours of CE credit. Topic: Your clients are asking you. What’s your knowledge about unconventional, raw and holistic diets? Why all the hype? Is there really hope associated with use of these diets? Dr. Datz will address these issues. What effect does food allergy have on itchy dogs and cats? Dr. Datz will give you the nutritional perspective on addressing food allergies. Finally, Dr. Datz will cover nutritional updates: new ideas for managing pancreatitis, urolithiasis and obesity and strategies for nutritional support of aging pets. This session will be sure to provide you with practical information you can put into practice tomorrow. For more information: www.chicagovma.org