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. . . . . . . veterinary interactive labs . . . . . . .www.avmaconvention.org I avma convention preview 13esophageal feeding tubes, nasoenteral nutrition, abdominocentesis and diagnostic peritonteal lavage, emergency vascular access, and open chest CPCR.Elizabeth A Rozanski, Claire SharpCommon Small Animal Procedures9:00 am-1:50 pmID# 10589 CE: 4.00Fee: $250 Enrollment limited to 24 registrants.Designed to offer you the opportunity to gain experience in procedures, handling, physical examination, injections, blood collection, intubation, anesthesia, and monitoring. You will have ample opportunities to practice the techniques commonly performed on selected species of smaller animals: mice, rats, rabbits, and ferrets. Lab will be held at Washington University, transportation provided.Jenny Kalishman, Michael TalcottPractical and Complete Approach to the Ophthalmologic Examination2:00 pm-5:50 pmID# 10735 CE: 4.00Fee: $250 Enrollment limited to 24 registrants.Performing an accurate and complete ophthalmic examination can present challenges. Learn how to perform a basic examination, identify normal and abnormal conditions, and accurately perform and interpret intraocular pressures, fluorescein stain, and Schirmer tear tests. After this laboratory you will have the basic skills necessary to approach ocular diseases in your general practice.Elizabeth GiulianoSmall Ruminants Ultrasound2:00 pm-5:50 pmID# 10620 CE: 4.00Fee: $225 Enrollment limited to 24 registrants.Learn the transrectal ultrasonographic evaluation of the reproductive organs (male and female) and the transcutaneous evaluation of abdominal content including the reproductive, urinary, and GI tracts. Includes the selection of equipment; how to approach the ultrasonographic examination of the uterus and ovaries and determine the stage of the reproductive cycle in open females. Learn how to evaluate uterine content, urinary bladder and kidneys, peritoneal cavity, GI tract, liver, and fetal/placental evaluation and the evaluation of the testicular tissue, epididymis, and accessory sex glands in the male. This lab will be held at Purina Farms. Transportation provided.Toni A Cotton, Seyedmehdi Mobini, Ahmed TibaryTroubleshooting Cytology2:00 pm-5:50 pmID# 10628 CE: 4.00Fee: $200 Enrollment limited to 40 registrants.Review, study, discuss and consider potential differential diagnoses using slides from actual cases. The signalment, history, and aspirate site will be provided. Once you have formed your questions and opinions concerning a specific case, attendees will engage in group learning using projection microscopy. A mini-tutorial will be given for each case. Lab is also open to Veterinary Technicians.Jennifer L BrazzellTuesday, July 19Small Animal Patient Rehabilitation8:00 am-5:50 pmID# 10619 CE: 8.00Fee: $500 Enrollment limited to 24 registrants.Explore canine gaits and conditioning, evaluation of the lame canine athlete, rehabilitation modalities, and manual therapies/therapeutic exercise/retraining. The lab will cover normal and abnormal gait patterns, lameness evaluation, and retraining techniques for correcting abnormal gaits and preventing reinjury. Rehabilitation modalities, including therapeutic ultrasound, laser, and electrical stimulation, will be described and demonstrated. Manual therapies, including massage and therapeutic exercises, will be practiced with demonstration dogs.Laurie L McCauley, Janet B Van Dyke, Christine Zink

. . . . . . . workshops and computer learning center . . . . . . .14 avma convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgWorkshopsSaturday, July 16EXCELlent Epidemiology Basic: Learning to Use the EXCEL Spreadsheet9:00 am-11:50 amID# 10155 CE: 3.00Fee: $35 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.Get more value from your data by using Microsoft Excel. Learn how to import data, make it ready for analysis, and use Excel functions and commands to describe, tabulate, and chart data. Learn to build contingency tables using Excel pivot tables to evaluate associations between possible risk factors and outcomes.Eric D Ebel, Elizabeth L Hannah, Wayne D Schlosser, David R Smith, Robert W WillisSunday, July 17EXCELlent Epidemiology Advanced: Using EXCEL for Veterinary Decision-making8:00 am-11:50 amID# 10156 CE: 4.00Fee: $35 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.Learn to use Microsoft Excel to review basic statistical concepts (e.g. median, mode) and use spreadsheets to conduct basic analysis for decision-making. The course notes and CD will allow you to continue to use Excel at home to examine issues such as improved diagnostic test interpretation or answer specific clinical or business questions.Eric D Ebel, Elizabeth L Hannah, Wayne D Schlosser, David R Smith, Robert W WillisComputer Learning CenterSaturday, July 16Adobe's Photoshop Elements: Basic Picture Editing1:00 pm-2:50 pmID# 10590 CE: 2.00Fee: $25 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.A picture is worth a thousand words but what if the picture isn't quite the message you want to send? Learn the basic skills of image editing using Adobe's Photoshop Elements including: resizing; rotating; cropping; changing brightness and contrast; using brushes and erasers; sharpening and using layers. Batch renaming will be used to change the image names assigned by a digital camera to a more descriptive file name.Cheryl R Dhein, Laurel SchedinAdobe's Photoshop Elements: Advanced Picture Editing3:00 pm-4:50 pmID# 10591 CE: 2.00Fee: $25 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.It is suggested that participants first take Part 1 of this series. Learn additional image manipulation skills using Adobe's Photoshop Elements including: managing color (e.g. color casts, color replacement); using selection and extraction tools to remove parts of an image or to composite several images; filters and effects; and creating projects such as posters or cards.Cheryl R Dhein, Laurel SchedinWindows 7 and Office 20105:00 pm-5:50 pmID# 10592 CE: 1.00Fee: $25 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.Snap, peek and shake. Sounds like a new dance move, but these are just a few of the new features of Windows 7 that we will explore. Learn how to navigate and customize your PC desktop, quickly find files, and use components of Windows Live Essentials to organize and display photos and videos. We will also explore the fluent user interface of Office 2010 including the ribbon, galleries and live preview.Cheryl R Dhein, Laurel SchedinSunday, July 17Create a Basic Presentation: PowerPoint Version 20102:00 pm-3:50 pmID# 10593 CE: 2.00Fee: $25 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.Learn the components of an effective presentation and create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include the PowerPoint 2010 interface; overview and use of templates; navigation between views; insertion and editing of text, images and objects; creation of speaker notes; printing handouts; and creation of tables and graphs.Cheryl R Dhein, Laurel SchedinCreate an Advanced Presentation: PowerPoint Version 20104:00 pm-5:50 pmID# 10594 CE: 2.00Fee: $25 Enrollment limited to 16 registrants.This session is for those who already have experience using PowerPoint (e.g. skills acquired in PowerPoint basic). Topics include the insertion of Microsoft Excel charts and worksheets; hyperlinks; sound clips; movie clips; graphics; Word Art; page footers; modification of the slide master as well as grouping and ungrouping objects; and use the drawing tools and add special effects using animation and slide transitions.Cheryl R Dhein, Laurel Schedin