GVMA 2014 Fall Convention Schedule

7 CE hours per day


Friday, November 7

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration    
  Clinical Pharmacology
Lara Maxwell, DVM, PhD, DACVCP
Robert Bergman, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Rebecca Regan, DVM, DACVIM
8:30 - 9:20 am Diabetes:  established and emergent therapies
A neurologist’s approach to management of epilepsy in dogs Diagnosing cancer, including cytology and tips on when to do an excisional vs. inclusional biopsy    
9:20 - 10:10 am Immunosuppressive drugs: the new and the old
Seizures in cats
Approach to seizure management in the older dog
Lymphoma work up and treatment    
10:20 am - Noon

Antiviral therapy from herpes to flu

Disk disease and beyond
Diagnosis and treatment of paraparesis
Neck pain and tetraparesis
Mast cell tumors and tyrosine kinase inhibitors    
Noon - 1 pm LUNCH      
1 - 1:50 pm Use of NSAIDs alone and in combination for pain control in dogs Inflammatory diseases of the CNS
1:50 - 2:40 pm Cats and NSAIDs: choices and controversies Vestibular disease in the dog and cat Immunotheraphy with a focus on the canine melanoma vaccine (Oncept)    
2:50 - 3:40 pm Nutraceutical agents:  Do they work for osteoarthritis? Emerging diseases in veterinary neurology: COMs, tremors, dementia Paraneoplastic syndromes with a focus on anal sac carcinoma    
3:45 - 5:15 pm  RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL      



Saturday, November 8

  Critical Care
Bernard Hansen, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVECC
Karen Kuhl, DVM, DACVD


Sherry Sanderson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Sponsored by Iams Veterinary Formula

Practice Management
(GAVMA Conference)
Veterinary Technician CE
8 - 9:40 am Evaluation and monitoring of emergency/critically ill patients Diagnostics and treatment options for superficial fungal issues What’s the deal with corn and by-products:  fact vs. fiction

Increasing customer compliance

Jason Wernli

sponsored by Merial

Obtaining and interpreting echocardiograms

Caring until it hurts: compassion fatigue - Jo Smith, MS, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM
10:20 am - noon Management of acute pain Diagnostics and treatment options for superficial pyoderma New nutritional information for managing chronic kidney disease in dogs

Performance reviews - how to do effective reviews

Debbie Boone
sponsored by Patterson Veterinary Supply

Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetic Patients

Laboratory Diagnostics for Internal Medicine Patients - Melissa Hunt, RVT

1:20 - 3 pm

Fluid therapy

Pruritus — where do I begin and is there an end?  Part I Cats and carbohydrates:  is there really a problem?

The leadership workshop: creating a dream team by design

Brenda Tasava
sponsored by Elanco

Insulins for Canine and Feline Patients - Melissa Hunt, RVT

Urinalysis - Andrew Woolcock, DVM

3:20- 4:10 pm A systemic approach to shock Pruritus — where do I begin and is there an end?  Part II Using nutrition to fight inflammation

The leadership workshop: creating a dream team by design

Brenda Tasava
sponsored by Elanco

Clinical Pathology - Bianca Lourenco, DVM, MSc
4:15 - 5 pm  GVMA Annual Meetiing and Awards Celebration    

Sunday, November 9

  Orthopedic Surgery
Fred Pike, DVM, DACVS
Joseph Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN


Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

Because GVMA has guaranteed seats to this track to paid convention registrants this session no longer offers free registration for individual sessions. To attend this track at least a one-day registration is required.

Veterinary Technician CE
Dr. Catherine Lane
sponsored by Zoetis


Because the LEAP CE track featuring Charlotte Lacroix has sold out, GVMA has added another LEAP CE track so members may attend free of charge

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8 - 9:40 am Orthopedics — thinking outside the view box Urine trouble:  chronic kidney disease
Urine—a losing situation:  Proteinuria
Managing risks of being a veterinarian Introduction to frank communications and open-ended questions
approved LEAP CE
10:20 - noon                      Fracture management — back to the basics Urine pain:  urinary tract infections
Urine agony:  urolithiasis (Part I)
Legal issues pertaining to the use of drugs in veterinary practice Non-verbals and empathy  
Noon - 1:30 pm LUNCH IN EXHIBIT HALL  
1:30 - 3:10 pm Orthopedic oncology revisited Urine agony:  urolithiasis (Part II)
Urine a mess:  disorders of micturition
Malpractice risks.....where are they? Chunk and check, summary and signpost  
3:20 - 4:10 pm                         Orthopedic case-based discussion Urine a quandary: feline lower urinary tract diseases

Everyday zoonosis lead to everyday lawsuits for veterinarians


Core skills in action  



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    June 3-7, 2015
    Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
    Destin, FL
    20 CE Hours Available
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