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

Free LEAP CE for GVMA members is limited. To register for a LEAP session only click here. To attend more than one LEAP session a one-day registration is required.

Veterinary Technician CE
Dr. Catherine Lane
sponsored by Zoetis

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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    November 7-9, 2014
    Atlanta Marriott Century Center
    Atlanta, GA
    20 CE Hours Available
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