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*All topics, speakers and times subject to change. All times listed are Eastern time zone. If you are not able to attend the live presentation, the sessions will be made available on demand to view at your convenience.*

Convention Prime Time

Saturday, December 5

4:00 p.m.

AAEP Member Connect


5:30 p.m.

Lower Limb Dissection - Mitch Taylor
Sponsored by Equithrive.

Panel Q&A to follow

6:30 p.m.

Managing Hoof Lameness Panel
Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.

Panel Moderator: Raul Bras
Panelists: Scott Morrison, Stuart Muir, Thilo Pfau, Ric Redden, Mitch Taylor, Renate Weller 

8:00 p.m.

Meet the Speakers for the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Session
Sponsored by Platinum Performance, Inc. - Good Nutrition is Good Medicine.®

The speakers for this live panel will be available to respond to questions pertaining to each of their talks.

Panel Moderator: Erin Contino
Panelists: Tara Doherty, James B. Everett, Katherine Ellis, Bruno Menarim, Allen Page, Beau Whitaker, Samantha Brooks, Lauren Schnabel  

Sunday, December 6

1:00-6:00 p.m. 

Trade Show Hours

6:00 p.m.

Trivia Night

Come to this virtual playland to compete with your peers and win prizes.

7:00 p.m.

Opening Session

Celebrate your colleagues and noteworthy events in equine practice during our official kick off of Convention Prime Time.

7:30 p.m.

Kester News Hour
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. 

Anchors: Regina M. Turner and Katherine S. Garrett
Forecaster: Amy L. Johnson
Sportscaster: Sherry Johnson
Field Reporter: Eric Mueller

View the Kester News Hour Bibliographies here.

9:00 p.m.

AAEP Member Connect

Monday, December 7

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Trade Show Hours

12:00 p.m.

Safety Issues and Efforts in Equine Sport: Past, Present and Future
Sponsored by Dolly Green Research Foundation.

Moderator: Ryan Carpenter

Panelists: Erin Contino, Doug Corey, Reynolds Cowles, Tim Grande, Rick Mitchell

3:00 p.m. 

AAEP Member Connect

Three Little Used But Powerful Member Benefits

4:00 p.m.

Table Topic: Sole Proprietorship vs Corporation vs LLC - Andy Clark and Martha Mallicote

6:00 p.m. 

Interactive Lameness Diagnosis
Sponsored by Hallmarq - your trusted imaging partner for improved animal health.

Panel Moderator: Matt Brokken
Panelists: Vern Dryden, Johanna Kremberg, and Michael Porter

8:00 p.m.

In-Depth: It's Not Black and White - The Relationship Between Imaging Findings and Lameness
Sponsored by American Regent, Inc., manufacturer of Adequan® i.m., (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) and BetaVet® (betamethasone sodium phosphate and betamethasone acetate injectable suspension).

Panel Moderator: Myra Barrett  
Panelists: Sarah Puchalski, Lauren Schnabel, Sue Stover  

9:00 p.m.

Ramey the Magnificent

A veterinarian first, in his spare time Dr. David Ramey has mastered the art of magic. Join us to view his illusionary skill in a virtual environment and be eligible to win a holiday gift as part of the experience.

Tuesday, December 8

12:00 p.m.

Table Topic: Management of the Neonate in the Field - Jen Gold and Phoebe Smith
Sponsored by Zoetis, “For Animals. For Health. For You.”

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Trade Show Hours

4:00 p.m.

Table Topic: Hind Limb Lameness - Rick Mitchell and Cooper Williams
Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.

6:00 p.m.

Business News Hour

Presenters: Caitlin Daly, Amy L. Grice and Mike Pownall

An analysis of the noteworthy trends and new data impacting the business of equine practice.

7:30 p.m.

Pre-Purchase Examinations: Ethical Dilemmas and Best Practices

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health and Zoetis, "For Animals. For Health. For You."

Panel Moderator: Kenton Morgan
Panelists: Avery Chapman Esq., Ted Vlahos, Nina Mouledous, Phoebe Smith, Ernie Martinez

9:00 p.m.

AAEP Kitchen

Share your favorite recipe to become part of the new AAEP Cookbook.

Wednesday, December 9

12:00 p.m.

Table Topic: Dental and Sinus Complications - Jack Easley and David Freeman
Sponsored by MAI Animal Health.

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Trade Show Hours


AAEP Member Connect

4:00 p.m. 

Table Topic: Ophthalmology - Carol Clark and Leslie Easterwood
Sponsored by Zoetis, "For Animals. For Health. For You."

5:30 p.m.

Closing Session

A salute to the contributions of AAEP leadership and volunteer service in 2020, including annual award winners and outgoing and incoming board members.

6:15 p.m.

Part 1 - Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture: Moving Equine Anesthesia from an Art Toward a Science - John A. E. Hubbell
Sponsored by Platinum Performance, Inc. - Good Nutrition is Good Medicine.®

Since dawn of the modern era of equine anesthesia and analgesia in the 1960s, significant advances have been driven by the development of complex surgical procedures and advanced imaging modalities that required extended periods of general anesthesia. Despite the many advances, however, anesthesia of the horse remains more perilous than anesthesia of the other domestic species.

During his lecture, acclaimed veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. John Hubbell will trace the development of modern anesthetic methods, identify current best practices and areas of needed improvement, and postulate pathways for enhancing the safety of equine anesthesia in the future. 

Dr. Hubbell is the chief of anesthesiology at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., and holds the title professor emeritus of veterinary clinical sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He’s been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia since 1982. 

After receiving his veterinary degree from Ohio State in 1977, Dr. Hubbell served an equine surgery internship at the University of California, Davis before returning to Ohio State as a resident in veterinary anesthesiology. He served on faculty at Ohio State from 1982 until 2015, when he joined Rood and Riddle.

Dr. Hubbell is author of numerous articles on veterinary anesthesia and co-author of two textbooks: Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia and Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy. He speaks frequently on the topic at the AAEP Annual Convention and at other conferences and meetings. 

7:15 p.m.

Break/Scholarship Winners Presentation

7:30 p.m.

Part 2 - Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture: Moving Equine Anesthesia from an Art Toward a Science - John A. E. Hubbell

8:20 p.m. 

Q&A with Dr. Hubbell

9:00 p.m.

Cocktail social hour

End the prime-time schedule with a cocktail. We provide the instruction and you create the drink. 

Thursday, December 10

8:00 p.m.

Virtual Barn Party
Hosted by Zoetis.