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????E What You Need to KnowChoosing your sessions. The CE grid (pages 26-71) shows programming by track and by day. . AVMA's new CE level ratings help you select the best educational sessions to advance your career and practice. Each program is designated with one of the following CE levels. Level 1 Continuing Education is designed for the participant having a limited knowledge of the topic. This presentation is basic knowledge, and includes suggested methods of clinical application. Level 2 Continuing Education is designed for the participant having a general knowledge of the topic. This presentation assumes basic knowledge and builds upon that foundation to provide an enhanced level of understanding, and includes suggestions for enhancing your clinical application. Level 3 Continuing Education is designed for the participant having a thorough knowledge of the topic. The presentation focuses on the synthesis and potential application of recent advances and future directions in veterinary medicine.. Inside the Issues and Hot Topics are back by popular demand! AVMA listened and this year these programs are incorporated within the appropriate subsection and in the same room as the subsection. Inside the Issues programs are identifi ed with the icons. Check MapIt on to see the Hot Topic sessions as they are announced. . MapIt, the interactive directory and itinerary planner available at allows you to plan, navigate and schedule your agenda using a smart phone, tablet or computer.. All sessions are current at the time of publication. Check Mapit on for updates.Documenting your CEIndividual licensing authorities may require additional documentation. A Record of Participation form, will be provided in the Onsite Program. Detailed CE license renewal requirements for your state veterinary board are available at this year: Track your CE through MapIt! Available at Certifi cates are no longer mailed. You can conveniently print your certifi cates onsite. And, for your convenience, access to CE certifi cates will be available for up to one year online. The basics. All sessions will take place in the San Diego Convention Center. . Each hour of educational programming is worth one hour of CE credit for license renewal purposes; up to 42 hours in total are available at the convention. . One hour CE credit is given for attendance at The AVMA Show - AVMA's Opening Session.. Two hours of CE credit is available for participating in the exhibit hall. Join the conversation! #AVMAMeets I CONVENTION PREVIEW 15

16 CONVENTION PREVIEW I www.avmaconvention.orgUSDA National ac????????e????ita????i???????? ProgramMONDAY, AUGUST 6 and TUESDAY, AUGUST 7APHIS Approved Supplemental Training for Accredited VeterinariansNew! Participate in the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program te has been provided to each accredited veterinarian. Renewal dates have been randomly assigned throughout 2013, 2014, and 2015. Accreditation renewal requires the completion of any three units of APHIS approved supplemental training for Category I veterinarians and any six units for Category II veterinarians. Each module of supplemental training at the 2012 AVMA Convention counts as one unit. See Educational grid for session listings under Companion Animal page 58Food Animal/Equine page 60 and Public and Corporate Practice page 54For detailed descriptions of each module, go to the MapIt directory or the convention website at for Preventive Pe???? He????l????hc???????????? MONDAY, AUGUST 6 While the nation's pet population is growing, there has been a decrease in visits to the veterinarian and an increase in the incidence of preventable diseases. The Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare o ers tools to help the healthcare team strengthen their clients' commitment to providing pets with the preventive healthcare they deserve.See educational grid session listings underCompanion Animal page 48Personal & Professional page 52Public & Corporate page 54