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Conference Program 2020

Conference Program 2020

Please note, this is the Chicago Vet 2020 program. Next year's program will be subject to change.

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Clinical Theater 1
    • Endocrinology
    Clinical Theater 1
    Monitoring a diabetic dog or cat is a crucial part of diabetes management. Unfortunately, expert recommendations for the optimal monitoring protocol vary to the point of frustration for many veterinar ...
    • Dermatology
    Clinical Theater 1
    Otitis is a very common problem in veterinary medicine affecting our small animal patients. There are many cases that are relatively straight forward, but some of these cases are very difficult to tre ...
    • Endocrinology
    Clinical Theater 1
    Administration of insulin has long been the standard of care for treatment of canine and feline diabetes mellitus. Although insulin is necessary for effective diabetes treatment, the process of choosi ...
    • Endocrinology
    Clinical Theater 1
    Definitive diagnosis of endocrine disorders usually requires special testing, including provocative testing and specific hormone assessments. However, many common endocrinopathies cause characteristic ...
    • Cardiology
    Clinical Theater 1
    This lecture will cover an approach to evaluation of heart murmurs in cats and dogs. We will discuss ways we can evaluate heart murmurs, how to differentiate physiologic from pathologic murmurs and wh ...
Clinical Theater 2
    • Feline
    Clinical Theater 2
    In the past decade, advances have been made in understanding the biology and behaviour of the feline enteric coronavirus and how it mutates in some cats to become a life-threatening virus. It is not a ...
    • Fear Free
    Clinical Theater 2
    By decreasing a pet’s fear, and pet owner’s anxiety, you dramatically increase pet owner visits to vets. Here's a step-by-step guide in how to remove or reduce anxiety triggers as the pet moves from t ...
    • Infectious Disease
    Clinical Theater 2
    This session will important concepts in management of canine and feline gastrointestinal infectious disease outbreaks. A population health perspective will be used to discuss pathogenesis of causative ...
    • Feline
    Clinical Theater 2
    The older cat is predisposed to many medical problems and often presents with several concurrent disease conditions. We will look at managing two examples: chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyro ...
    • Infectious Disease
    Clinical Theater 2
    This session will cover important concepts in canine and feline respiratory infectious disease outbreaks. A population health perspective will be used to discuss pathogenesis of causative agents, clin ...
Veterinary Technician's Theater
    • Fear Free
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    While Fear Free started out just trying to help us match up with the professional oath we take to “prevent or relieve animal pain and suffering,” it quickly became apparent that by embracing this tran ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    It turns out that millennials are as addicted to their pets as they are their phones and cat cafes. While data continues to demonstrate veterinary preventive care Thriving practices tend to have a thr ...
    • Feline
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    Lower urinary tract disorders are common in cats. In previous decades, the focus of study has been on causes and management of crystalluria. More recently it has become clear that the majority of case ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    In this time of personnel shortages, clinic culture is more important than ever. However, it must be practiced and clinics have to stay true to the meaning or they will suffer high-turnover and employ ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    A communication bootcamp, starting off with reaching millennial clients in this new day. From texting clients to using new systems and technology to easily support preventive care visits. Great grandp ...
Clinical Theater 1
    • Behavior
    Clinical Theater 1
    What a noble thing to rescue a pet. But, are your clients prepared for all that entails? Lack of socialization, potential abuse, and behavioral problems galore. Learn how to prepare them for what resc ...
    • Nutrition
    Clinical Theater 1
    A summary of AAFCO, pet food labels, and how to determine nutritional adequacy of a food will be discussed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. Strategies for determining what is a high quali ...
    • Infectious Disease
    Clinical Theater 1
    Antimicrobials are critically important drugs, but are prone to misuse, overuse (and sometimes underuse). Antimicrobial treatment guidelines can help optimize use of these drugs to maximize patient be ...
    • Orthopedics
    Clinical Theater 1
    Joint supplements are primarily used in dogs as part of a multimodal plan for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis not only leads to chronic pain and inflammation, but there is also degrada ...
    • Ophthalmology
    Clinical Theater 1
    Ocular emergencies can be stressful to manage. However, prompt diagnosis and treatment may improve prognosis and retention of vision. This session will include a review of common ophthalmic emergencie ...
    • Dentistry
    Clinical Theater 1
    Juvenile canine and feline patients commonly present with various manifestations of congenital, developmental or acquired dental conditions. This session will describe the various classes of malocclus ...
    • Surgery
    Clinical Theater 1
    Dog bite wounds are common in veterinary medicine and are often not as straight forward as they appear. Bite wound management requires patient stabilization, wound exploration, wound debridement and ( ...
    • CBD
    Clinical Theater 1
    The CBD craze is exhausting and confusing...and misguided. In this lecture we will talk about all thing’s hemp, but not CBD! That’s right, CBD is only one of many useful molecules in the hemp plant. W ...
Clinical Theater 2
    • Infectious Disease
    Clinical Theater 2
    Methicillin-resistant staphylococci are important causes of disease and pose some (albeit low) risk of zoonotic transmission, but ultimately they are still staphylococci. Management and risk reduction ...
    • Dermatology
    Clinical Theater 2
    Immune-mediated skin diseases should not be forgotten about on your differential list! The clinical appearance of many of these diseases can easily mimic many of the infectious or inflammatory skin di ...
    • Critical Care
    Clinical Theater 2
    This case based session will highlight clinical keys in stabilizing dogs and cats after a traumatic event 1. Recognize life threatening abnormalities 2. Review thoracocentesis 3. Review fluid therapy ...
    • Ophthalmology
    Clinical Theater 2
    Anisocoria, or uneven pupil size, can be easy to diagnose in many cases. Then comes the more difficult tasks of deciding which of the two pupils is abnormally sized and why. This session will include ...
    • Critical Care
    Clinical Theater 2
    Pulmonary edema is a common finding in veterinary medicine. This session will highlight cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic causes of pulmonary edema 1. Review radiographic findings consistent with pulmon ...
  1. Clinical Theater 2
    This course examines the practical uses of acid-base analysis for the general practitioner. A review of how to determine a patient’s acid-base status is provided in the form of case examples. Pricing ...
    • Dermatology
    Clinical Theater 2
    Although we commonly harp about taking cytology samples of all the dermatology cases, there are other uses for that glass microscope slide. Diascopy is one of those and it can be used to determine whe ...
Clinical Theater 3
    • Critical Care
    Clinical Theater 3
    Mathematical errors are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in medicine. This session will help the veterinary practitioner feel more confident in their math skills 1. Understand why "one size f ...
    • Surgery
    Clinical Theater 3
    Intestinal resection and anastomosis are performed with some frequency in small animal surgery. Although this is a common procedure, it can be technically difficult. Pitfalls of the procedure and tips ...
    • Clinical Path
    Clinical Theater 3
    This session will discuss several laboratory tests that you may not have previously considered using in general practice. An evidence-based approach and review of the literature will be used to discus ...
    • Nutrition
    Clinical Theater 3
    Selecting diets for pets with medical conditions impacting the gastrointestinal tract will be discussed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. An overview of nutrients of concern, pre- and pro- ...
    • Infectious Disease
    Clinical Theater 3
    Good sampling underpins treatment. Poor sampling can be non-diagnostic or even misleading. This presentation will provide an overview of optimal sampling and sample handling approaches. 1) To understa ...
    • Behavior
    Clinical Theater 3
    Research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Working Dogs has led to key insights in treating Fluffy and Fido for their traumatic events during their lifetimes. -What is PTSD? -How do we ide ...
Innovation Showcase
    • Controlled Substances
    Innovation Showcase
    The purpose of this presentation is to increase the attendees controlled substance regulatory compliance awareness, meet continuing education requirements, reduce risk and discuss increased savings th ...
    • Pain Management
    Innovation Showcase
  1. Innovation Showcase
    Veterinarians provide care in high-risk environments that make them targets in our legal system. Unfortunately, legal entanglements in healthcare are all but inevitable and too often we see good peopl ...
  2. Innovation Showcase
    • Practice Management
    Innovation Showcase
      GeniusVets works with many of the top performing practices in the country and will be sharing what these practices are doing to address these issues – and thrive. Practice owners and managers will g ...
    • Pain Management
    Innovation Showcase
    • Dietary
    Innovation Showcase
    An exploration of the consumer driven evolution of “pet food” to food for pets.  An overview of why pet parents believe what they do about the pet food industry. A review of some truths and myths and ...
Lightning Talks
    • Practice Management
    Lightning Talks
    All to often practice owners wait for the year-end Profit & Loss statements to experience confusion, frustrations of large tax bills, low profit % and a general, hands in the air, lack of know-how to ...
    • Practice Management
    Lightning Talks
    As a current owner or future owner of a private practice, setting fees can seem like a daunting necessary evil task.  Often owners either neglect to do this  or simply follow the practice down the str ...
    • Practice Management
    Lightning Talks
    Veterinary statistics tell us that the average primary care veterinarian loses a minimum of $25,000 per year. Why is that? This 30 minute presentation will help you identify the areas in your clinic/h ...
Veterinary Business Theater
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Negotiation is a key part of veterinary medicine, but few of us receive training in how to negotiate effectively. Negotiation doesn't have to be the painful process of back and forth, it should be a r ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    In this session we will define leadership and examine the evidence-based strategies for developing leadership skills, emotional intelligence competencies, and wellbeing.Outstanding leadership begins w ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Practice growth and profitability are common concerns for practice managers and owners in today’s veterinary landscape.  This presentation explores the role of diagnostics in practice profitability.  ...
    • Practice Management
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Data is sexy, and you know it! Take a peek inside Well-Managed Practices from around the country through statistical data trends to see how your practice stacks up. Position your practice for a sexier ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    In this presentation, Dr Michael Powell will address the concerning global trend of veterinarians leaving their profession prematurely. In exploring the results of recent investigations into veterinar ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Finding a candidate in today's extremely challenging recruiting environment is tough enough. Finding the right one, that perfect fit, the one who will stay for years, that unicorn is exponentially mor ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Our population is more diverse than ever and our ability to proactively meet our client's needs creates the client experience. Our ability to connect with our clients and to create meaningful experien ...
Veterinary Technician's Theater
    • Dietary
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    Proper nutritional management is one of the most importantfactors in managing health and disease in pets. As clientsbecome more aware of the importance of nutrition in their ownhealth, they will expec ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    Physical Rehabilitation encompasses a multimodal approach towards the management of chronic and acute conditions and can help improve surgical outcomes and the quality of animals’ lives. Through an un ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    This lecture will review the pathophysiology of body fluid composition, venous access, and fluid needs of critically ill patients. Discuss the different fluid types (crystalloids vs. colloids), the co ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    Backyard chickens fit somewhere between pets and production animals. Many private practice veterinary professionals are unsure when and how to provide care to these creatures. This lecture will review ...
    • Pain Management
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    How can we best communicate the signs of pain with our clients? This lecture will go over some common post operative analgesic options and the ways owners and technicians responsible for aftercare can ...
Clinical Theater 1
  1. Clinical Theater 1
    Over 50% of pet owners protect their dog from EITHER heartworm disease OR ticks and fleas. It has been well-established that heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states and the territories t ...
    • Ophthalmology
    Clinical Theater 1
    Conjunctivitis is a common finding in small animal patients suffering from a myriad of conditions both ocular and systemic. This session will include a review of common causes of conjunctivitis in dog ...
    • Feline Behavior
    Clinical Theater 1
    Are you pulling your hair out more than the cat? Dont! In this lecture we will discuss the diagnostics, differential diagnoses, and treatments for psychogenic alopecia in cats. -Diagnostics for feline ...
    • CBD
    Clinical Theater 1
    The clinical data for companion animals with the use of CBD/CBDA has thus far been lacking. ElleVet was proud to bring you the first clinical safety and efficacy study and we've done it again! Join us ...
    • Neurology
    Clinical Theater 1
    A cat in SE, a paralyzed dog with possible IVDD, FCE or ANNPE, a TBI cat with increased ICP, and an acutely vestibular dog with a likely CVA all present to the ER. Do you know what to do? This session ...
    • Anesthesia
    Clinical Theater 1
    Following a brief review of the sites of drug action in the pain pathway, this session will review peri-anesthetic analgesia options for dogs and cats. Opportunities for drug administration using pare ...
    • Cardiology
    Clinical Theater 1
    This lecture will cover a review on heartworm disease and current recommendations on diagnosis and treatment which will cover when to consider slow kill treatment. - Know the recommended treatment of ...
Clinical Theater 2
    • Behavior
    Clinical Theater 2
    Puppies and kittens sure are cute. When you see them as a patient, there is just so much we need to discuss... vaccinations, parasite prevention, diet and nutrition, etc. But what about behavior? Come ...
    • Dentistry
    Clinical Theater 2
    Regional anesthesia and pain management are fundamentally important skills to successfully leverage on behalf of our dentistry and oral surgery patients. Despite these patients being under general ane ...
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    Clinical Theater 2
    The radiographic interpretation of pulmonary disease in small animal patients can be complex and challenging. Accurate and timely interpretation is essential for appropriate treatment planning and is ...
    • Orthopedics
    Clinical Theater 2
    Bandages, splints, casts and slings are commonly used in small animal patients. They can be used for stabilization of fractures or luxations, to help manage postoperative swelling and for protection o ...
    • Business
    Clinical Theater 2
    We know how enriching lives and environments helps captive animals of all ages in zoos, so why wouldn’t the same be true for dogs and cats of all ages? Dogs are used as a model for human aging, and it ...
    • Surgery
    Clinical Theater 2
    In the US, we often recommend spay and neuter in young animals. 50-75% of pet dogs in North America are spayed or neutered as is recommended by the AVMA, ASPCA and Humane Society (Hoffman, 2013). The ...
Clinical Theater 3
    • Neurology
    Clinical Theater 3
    What do ghost capsules, autoinduction, and salt have to do with anticonvulsant medications? Come to this lecture to find out and review practical clinical aspects of maintenance seizure medications. T ...
    • Cardiology
    Clinical Theater 3
    This lecture reviews ECG rhythms, their clinical significance, and necessary treatment. We will go over real life cases and discuss an approach to reading ECGs. - Know the common arrhythmias encounter ...
    • Dietary
    Clinical Theater 3
    Selecting diets for healthy pets and pets with medical conditions will be discussed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. Hot topics that clients ask everyday (such as raw, home-cooking, grain ...
    • Anesthesia
    Clinical Theater 3
    In keeping with principles of balanced anesthesia and analgesia, this session will provide options for maintenance of anesthesia using injectable agents and combinations of injectable and inhaled agen ...
Companion Animal Health Wet Labs
  1. Companion Animal Health Wet Labs
    In this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of regenerative medicine and proficiency in performing intra-articular injections. Proper techniques for the collection and subsequent processing of plat ...
Innovation Showcase
    • Practice Management
    Innovation Showcase
    Professional Practice Owners take enormous risks and work hard to attain success. As the practice starts to become profitable and expansion becomes imminent, the owner spends more time and money to he ...
    • Arthritis
    Innovation Showcase
  1. Innovation Showcase
    Veterinarians provide care in high-risk environments that make them targets in our legal system. Unfortunately, legal entanglements in healthcare are all but inevitable and too often we see good peopl ...
Veterinary Business Theater
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    You have the potential for leadership right now in your current role, whatever that may be. As our confidence and competence grows this fact becomes more obvious and we begin to realize that with ever ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Money Talks the Easy Way: Defining and Assigning Value (2 hours)Why is it so hard to talk about? How can we better communicate our services value to our clients? Or team? The manner in which your team ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    With over 3000 DVMs retiring each year, a new generation of DVMs rightly fully concerned about “Work-Life Balance” and Corporate's flexing big hiring muscle, it’s become a major problem for owners of ...
    • Mental Health
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Decision Fatigue is the result of thousands of decisions made on a daily basis that affect our ability to make quality decisions and ultimately affects our quality of life. Identifying areas of your l ...
    • Business
    Veterinary Business Theater
    Having a solid website, active social media presence and many-starred review ranking is great...but only if it is driving in business and creating a return on your investment. Make sure the content yo ...
Veterinary Technician's Theater
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    We have all felt the joy of learning about a new skill or a new drug therapy only to be turned down by the "powers that be" when trying to implement new protocols in our practice. Here we will discuss ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    In this lecture you will learn the ins and outs of capnography. The veterinary team will learn how this monitoring device can save your patient's life to how to interpret different waveforms. -types o ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    Most veterinary practices are very fast paced with schedules booked tightly and team members running from room to room. Therefore, how do we give veterinary behavior recommendations in such a short am ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater
    This lecture will review the common patient dressings for tubes encountered in emergency and critical care. Review best practices for handling patient insertion sites.Discuss bandage care for IV cathe ...
    • Nursing
    Veterinary Technician's Theater

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