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22 CONVENTION PREVIEW I www.avmaconvention.orgIt's never been a better time to be a technician attending the AVMA Annual Convention. New CE programs, events and technicians exclusives add up to a can't beat experience! Bring a Tech for 50% o~ .SATURDAY, AUGUST 4New! Technician Boot Camp8:00 am - 3:45 pmThis one day workshop will focus on test-taking strategies for the VTNE, Communications, and Leadership, Training, and hands-on skills stations including IV Catheters, Blood draws, Radiographs, Physical Exams, and much more! Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. Advance registration is required; there is no additional fee.Boot camp to be held o -site at the Pima Medical Institute. Transportation and lunch will be provided.Finish the day with a networking reception to unwind with new colleagues.SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 ~ MONDAY, AUGUST 6Bayer iTech ZoneTechnicians, Practice Managers and Sta are welcome to plug into industry developments and learn about cool new technologies. SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 ~ MONDAY, AUGUST 6Technician RewindUnwind, kick back and chill out!Stop in to refresh and rewind in between your convention sessions with the San Diego bay as your view. It's a great place to meet up and plan your schedule with other Technicians. Beverages available. Sponsored by Hill'sExhibit Hall Exclusives Technicians can win big! Visit the exhibits and participate in the Exhibit Hall Expedition Program to be eligible for daily cash prizes - with a select number of prizes set aside for technicians!MONDAY, AUGUST 6Technician Reception6:00 pm - 7:00 pmMeet and greet with peers and experts in your fi eld in a breathtaking yet casual setting overlooking the San Diego Bay.TUESDAY, AUGUST 7New! Technician Town Hall Meeting 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmJoin NAVTA for the Technician Town Hall! Using the fi ndings of the NAVTA national demographic survey, this meeting will focus on how to provide better CE, job utilization e orts and how NAVTA can better serve your needs nationally, from representation to communications. Join us, bring your voice and be heard!Tech bring a Tech ProgramBring a technician for half-o when you register for full price. Register online at for Te????????????i????i????n????!Easier planning with AVMA MapIt!

Join the conversation! #AVMAMeets I CONVENTION PREVIEW 23SATURDAY, AUGUST 47:00 am - 11:50 pm Nutrif uent: speak the client's language - nutrition workshopID# 11883 CE: 5.00This workshop packs a lot of interactive learning into fi ve hours! Your team's nutritional knowledge and ability to communicate the importance of good diets can improve pet health. This workshop teaches you how to start or improve a successful nutrition program. You also learn the skills to having meaningful conversations with clients that can be applied to many pet health topics. Enrollment is limited to 100 DVMs & Technicians.Paul Cleland, Laurie MillerFees: Advance $150/Pre $165/Standard $1732:00 pm - 4:50 pm Pet CPR certif catesID# 11884 CE: 3.00Emergencies can occur suddenly and without warning. Knowing what to do in the initial moments can be critical to an animal's life. Veterinary Technicians learn to equip themselves with fi rst aid and CPR skills. This detailed advanced class gives participants the confi dence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected emergencies with both people and animals. Enrollment is limited to 40 Technicians.Amy ButzierFees: Advance $100/Pre $110/Standard $115SUNDAY, AUGUST 58:00 am - 11:50 am Art and science of clicker trainingID# 11886 CE: 4.00This lab incorporates a PowerPoint presentation with break-out sessions where attendees learn to hone the technical skills of clicker training, enabling them to e ectively teach and modify behavior using a clicker. Enrollment is limited to 20 Technicians.Debbie MartinFees: Advance $150/Pre $165/Standard $173MONDAY, AUGUST 68:00 am - 11:50 am Dental charting and scaling labID# 11885 CE: 4.00Participants learn a routine method of completing a dental chart by examining soft tissues, the periodontium, and the dental structures. Using the ultrasonic scaler, principles of instrumentation are practiced. Hand scaling instruments and techniques for use are included. Participants also learn and practice sharpening techniques for maintenance of periodontal instruments. Enrollment is limited to 20 Technicians.Bonnie Miller, Marsha GoldsteinFees: Advance $150/Pre $165/Standard $173Small group settings, expert instructors and timely topics make these interactive labs a must on your convention agenda. Some labs are exclusive only to technicians; note that technicians are also able to register for some veterinary labs listed on pages 17-19. Technician Interactive l????b????Jack L. Mara SeriesJack L. Mara Series Sponsored by Hill'sTIPTechnicians: register by May 7th to save up to $50Select Labs on pages 17-19 are also open to Technicians!