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SATURDAY, AUGUST 47:00 am - 10:50 am Basic level disaster response*ID# 11864 CE: 4.00Participants will gain an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and learn fundamentals of biosecurity for emergency responders. Each participant will practice dressing in personal protective equipment (PPE) and applying triage techniques. Enrollment limited to 32 DVMs and technicians. Wayne Wingf eld, Jerry UppFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $2887:00 am to 10:50 am Negative pressure wound therapy: the science behind the therapy for treatment of acute and chronic wounds in veterinary medicineID# 11860 CE: 4.00Participants will focus on the science and application of negative pressure wound therapy. They will practice these techniques and other types of advanced wound care for various wounds, grafts/fl aps, and surgical incisions. Enrollment limited to 24 DVMs.Bryden StanleyFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $2887:00 am - 1:50 pm Cytology in practice! Best methods for sample collection, processing, and evaluation*ID# 11862 CE: 6.00Participants will focus on e cient and e ective collection, processing, and evaluation of in-house cytologic samples. Participants will practice a variety of aspiration and smear techniques and microscopically evaluate and discuss numerous prepared cytology slides. Enrollment limited to 36 DVMs and technicians, preferably teams from the same practice.Jennifer Brazzell, Angelica GalezowskiFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $288 7:00 am - 4:50 pm Canine and feline dentistry: basics and beyond?O site: Niemeic ClinicID# 11863 CE: 8.00Board-certifi ed veterinary dentists will assist lab participants in evaluation of dental radiographs and performing basic and surgical extractions and application of bonded sealants. Transportation costs are included in the lab fee. Enrollment limited to 30 DVMs.Brook Niemeic, Dawn Sabatino, Robert FurmanFees: Advance $475/Pre $525/Standard $5478:00 am - 10:50 am Toxicology in practice: tricks, tips, and tools of the trade*ID# 11875 CE: 3.00Experts in emergency medicine and toxicology will assist participants in learning appropriate management of poisoned patients. Participants will learn how to avoid common mistakes, like contraindications for charcoal administration. Enrollment limited to 30 DVMs and technicians.Justine LeeAdvance $125/Pre $138/ Standard $1441:00 pm - 4:50 pm Intermediate level disaster response*ID# 11865 CE: 4.00Participants will review the six essentials of a written disaster plan and create a template for developing a plan for their own practice. Participants will practice dressing in personal protective equipment (PPE), assessing potential risks, and learning basic protocols of two-way radio communication. Enrollment limited to 32 DVMs and technicians.Wayne Wingf eld, Jerry UppFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $288 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.Small groups, top-tier instructors, and timely topics make these interactive labs a can't miss on your convention agenda. REGISTER EARLY to secure your space and get the biggest savings. Interactive l????b????For Education Sessions Only: AVMA is pleased to announce new CE level ratings to help you select the best educational sessions to advance your career and practice. * Indicates technicians can also registerJoin the conversation! #AVMAMeets www.avmaconvention.org I CONVENTION PREVIEW 17

18 CONVENTION PREVIEW I www.avmaconvention.org1:00 pm - 4:50 pmLocal anesthesia blocks: improve your success with pain management!*ID# 11869 CE: 4.00Participants will learn and practice various local anesthetic techniques, including peripheral regional blocks, dental blocks, epidural blocks, and regional local anesthesia of the forelimbs and hind limbs. Use of a nerve fi nder will be discussed. Enrollment limited to 24 DVMs and technicians.Bonnie WrightFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $288SUNDAY, AUGUST 58:00 am - 10:50 am Have you got rhythm? Interpretation of ECGs in practice*ID# 11877 CE: 3.00Participants in this case-based laboratory will learn about evaluation of ECGs, starting with the basics and progressing to more advanced ECG rhythms. Stabilization and emergency management of dysrhythmias will also be discussed. Enrollment limited to 32 DVMs and technicians.Gareth Buckley, Elizabeth A RozanskiFees: Advance $125/Pre $138/Standard $1448:00 am - 11:50 am Radiosurgery: use of energy based technology for dissection and hemostasisID# 11874 CE: 4.00Participants will learn how to safely use standard and specialized monopolar and bipolar devices for tissue dissection and hemostasis in surgery. Participants will also practice the use of a harmonic ultrasonic scalpel and endostapling equipment. Enrollment limited to 24 DVMs.John HuhnFees: Advance $375/Pre $413/Standard $4328:00 am to 11:50 am Of mice and men: common techniques in pocket pets*O site: Salk Institute for Biological SciencesID# 11866 CE: 4.00Participants will gain hands-on experience in general handling, physical examination, injection techniques, diagnostic sample collection, and necropsy techniques and learn about anesthetic protocols, surgical techniques, and available diagnostic resources for smaller animals, such as mice and rats. Transportation costs are included in the lab fee. Enrollment is limited to 24 DVMs and technicians.Jon Reuter, Mathias LeblancFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $2888:00 am - 1:50 pm Approach to canine lameness: orthopedic and neurologic examinationsID# 11861 CE: 6.00Orthopedic and neurologic experts will assist participants in evaluations of specifi c lameness and mobility conditions of dogs. Participants will learn helpful state-of-the-art information on diagnostic tips, radiographic diagnostic tips, and relevant treatments. Enrollment limited to 24 DVMs.Randy Fitch, Kristin Kirkby, Sean SandersFees: Advance $325/Pre $358/Standard $3741:00 pm - 4:50 pm Therapy laser lab: evaluation, implementation and practical clinical useID# 11878 CE: 4.00Participants will learn how to evaluate and compare various devices and about practical application and implementation of therapy laser treatment into their practice. Business considerations will also be discussed. Enrollment limited to 24 DVMs.Peter EegFees: Advance $375/Pre $413/Standard $4321:00 pm - 4:50 pm Basics of acupunctureID# 11859 CE: 4.00Participants will learn the locations, associated anatomic structures, and neuromodulatory e ects of stimulating key acupuncture sites and how medical acupuncture treatment for pain or functional disorders links structure and function (i.e., anatomy and physiology). Enrollment limited to 20 DVMs.Narda G RobinsonAdvance $250/Pre $275/Standard $2882:00 pm - 5:50 pm Puppy behavior: train them early and train them well*ID# 11873 CE: 4.00Participants will learn how to recognize a puppy's body language and positive reinforcement exercises for use in training clients to train their pets. Participants will interact with live puppies and older dogs in a social, informative manner that is fun and educational. Enrollment limited to 24 DVMs and technicians.Patrick MeleseFees: Advance $250/Pre $275/Standard $288* Indicates technicians can also registerInteractive l????b????