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. . . . . . . new and noteworthy CE programs . . . . . . .www.avmaconvention.org I avma convention preview 9. AVMA Continuing Education Sessions will take place at America's Center. . Earn up to 40 hours of CE credit.. View the CE grid on pages 18-59 to review programming by track and by day. Watch the website for CE updates and hot topic announcements.. CE sessions noted with BEYONDTHEBASICS are in-depth and offer advanced knowledge of a topic. Choose from more than 120 Beyond the Basics sessions.CE: What You Need to Know!New CE in 2011!Earn CE in the Exhibit Hall! We're so confident you'll learn new and useful information in the Exhibit Hall that we're offering up to two hours of CE for it. Be sure to check with your state licensing board to confirm these credits are accepted.State CE CreditFinal determination of the acceptance of a program for CE accrual is the responsibility of the individual licensing authority. For links to the individual state licensing authorities, visit the American Association of Veterinary State Boards Web page at www.aavsb.org.Inside the IssuesA new session format to spark collegial dialogue about the current controversies in veterinary medicine. Hear different perspectives from top-tier speakers and your own insights. These discussions allow for maximum audience interaction and will explore six timely issues. Look for the new Inside the Issues subsection under the Companion Animal and Practice Management/Professional Development sections in your educational grid.Open to all veterinarians, veterinary technicians and students. Debate Sessions:Resuscitative Fluid for Hypovolemic Shock, Colloids, or CrystalloidsSpay, with or without the UterusBetter Case Management Sessions:Nutritional Supplements to Slow the Aging ProcessCardiac Versus Pulmonary Causes of Coughing in Small DogsPanel Dialogue Sessions:Animals and the LawControversies on Screening and Administering Blood ProductsAre We Obligated to Offer Palliative Care and Pet Hospice?Physical Therapists Working With Veterinary PatientsWhat Is the Real Story Behind So Many Female Veterinarians?How Can Standardized Diagnostic Codes be Made Usable and Valuable?Are We Obligated to Offer Palliative Care and Pet Hospice? (repeat)

. . . . . . . new and noteworthy CE programs . . . . . . .10 avma convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgThe Future of Veterinary Medical Education: the NAVMEC Reportsaturday, July 16Noon-1:00 pmInterested in the education of future veterinarians and future colleagues? You should attend this session to hear the highlights of the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) report and recommendations.The North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC), the broadest spectrum of stakeholders of veterinary medical education ever assembled, convened approximately 400 stakeholders of veterinary medical education to discuss and identify the evolving societal needs for veterinary medicine, core competencies needed by all graduating veterinarians irrespective of the field of veterinary medicine they were intending to pursue, cost effective approaches to educating veterinarians, and ways that accreditation and testing/licensure could best support achieving the core competencies. Participants agreed that this was the opportunity to effect change, and that a plan to move from recommendations to action would be essential. For more information, visit the NAVMEC Web site. Poultry Science Association 100th Annual MeetingWorld Veterinary Year SymposiaA day-long symposium on Sunday, July 17, titled "World Veterinary Year: 250 Years of Improving Animal and Human Health," features international leaders and highlights past, present, and future contributions of the veterinary profession to global one health.The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is pleased to be meeting with AVMA and AAAP in St. Louis, celebrating their 100th Annual Meeting. Among the highlights: . More than 400 oral and poster presentations on basic and applied research on poultry-related topics.. Four key symposia: o "A Crystal Ball Look Into the Future of ..." a look into the future of poultry production in the next 5 to 10 years. o "The History of the Poultry Industry: Scientific Breakthroughs" - Dr. Greg Mathis will discuss the development of the poultry scientific discoveries. o Informal Nutrition Symposiumo National Extension Workshop. PSA Awards Banquet honoring over 20 individuals with research and industry-related awards.Additional information is available by contacting the PSA at 217-356-5285 or www.poultryscience.org.