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2021 Educational Program

The Educational Programs Committee is charged with creating and reviewing educational content to produce high-quality CE for AAEP members.  The committee is comprised of general practitioners and specialists from both small and large private practices as well as academia and industry. The peer review process for papers selected to appear in the Convention Proceedings is rigorous. All speakers, topics and times are subject to change. 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Round Tables
Sponsors:
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
CareCredit
Round Tables
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sponsors:
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
CareCredit
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Veterinarians’ Role in Emergency Management
Moderator - John E. Madigan
Sponsor - The Foundation for the Horse
Veterinarians’ Role in Emergency Management
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - John E. Madigan
Sponsor - The Foundation for the Horse

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Sunrise Sessions Sunday
Sunrise Sessions Sunday
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Session
Moderator - Emma Read
Opening Session
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Moderator - Emma Read
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Presentation
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
Keynote Presentation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Kester News Hour
Sponsor - Thanks for the support of our sponsor and the estate of Dr. Wayne O. Kester, the Kester News Hour highlights the latest scientific paper in specific areas of equine medicine.
Kester News Hour
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Sponsor - Thanks for the support of our sponsor and the estate of Dr. Wayne O. Kester, the Kester News Hour highlights the latest scientific paper in specific areas of equine medicine.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Medicine I: Therapeutics - Safety and Side Effects
Moderator - Peter Morresey
Sponsor - American Regent Animal Health, manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) and Betavet® (betamethasone sodium phosphate and betamethasone acetate injectable suspension).
Medicine I: Therapeutics - Safety and Side Effects
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Peter Morresey
Sponsor - American Regent Animal Health, manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) and Betavet® (betamethasone sodium phosphate and betamethasone acetate injectable suspension).
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Sunday PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Sunday PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Back to Basics: Wound Management
Moderator - Dean A. Hendrickson
Sponsor - Akorn Animal Health. For over 45 years, Reliable, Trusted, Predictable!
Back to Basics: Wound Management
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Moderator - Dean A. Hendrickson
Sponsor - Akorn Animal Health. For over 45 years, Reliable, Trusted, Predictable!
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Keeping Equine Practitioners in Equine Practice
Moderators - Carol Clark, Amy L. Grice
Sponsor - Purina, the creators of EquineVetNutrition.com.
Keeping Equine Practitioners in Equine Practice
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderators - Carol Clark, Amy L. Grice
Sponsor - Purina, the creators of EquineVetNutrition.com.
1:50 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Maximize the Use of Ultrasound in the Field
Moderator - Katherine S. Garrett
Sponsor - Sponsored by Antech, SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Diagnostic and Imaging Partner, visit Booth #423 for more information.
How to Maximize the Use of Ultrasound in the Field
1:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Katherine S. Garrett
Sponsor - Sponsored by Antech, SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Diagnostic and Imaging Partner, visit Booth #423 for more information.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Sunrise Sessions Monday
Sunrise Sessions Monday
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
Moderator - Erin Contino
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Moderator - Erin Contino
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Business of Practice: Identifying Industry Trends and Their Effect on Equine Practice
Sponsor - Covetrus, "Advancing the World of Veterinary Medicine."
Business of Practice: Identifying Industry Trends and Their Effect on Equine Practice
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sponsor - Covetrus, "Advancing the World of Veterinary Medicine."
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Monday PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Monday PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
In-Depth: Advances in Donkey and Mule Medicine
Moderator - Amy K. McLean
In-Depth: Advances in Donkey and Mule Medicine
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Moderator - Amy K. McLean
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
How-to Session: Medical Reasons for Poor Performance
Moderator - Thomas J. Divers
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
How-to Session: Medical Reasons for Poor Performance
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Moderator - Thomas J. Divers
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Clinical Perspectives on Managing Equine Uterine Health
Moderator - Jeremy Whitman
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Clinical Perspectives on Managing Equine Uterine Health
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Moderator - Jeremy Whitman
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Business of Practice: Improving Your Practice, Financial, and Emotional Wellbeing
Moderator - Debbie Spike-Pierce
Sponsor - Covetrus, "Advancing the World of Veterinary Medicine."
Business of Practice: Improving Your Practice, Financial, and Emotional Wellbeing
1:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Moderator - Debbie Spike-Pierce
Sponsor - Covetrus, "Advancing the World of Veterinary Medicine."
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
An Ethical Decision-Making Model for Equine Practice: Implementation and Application
Moderator - Duane Chappell
Sponsor - Sponsored by Merck Animal Health and Zoetis.
An Ethical Decision-Making Model for Equine Practice: Implementation and Application
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Moderator - Duane Chappell
Sponsor - Sponsored by Merck Animal Health and Zoetis.
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Table Topics Tuesday AM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Tuesday AM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Moderator - Nicola Pusterla
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Moderator - Nicola Pusterla
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sports Medicine
Moderator - Josh Donnell
Sponsor - Zoetis. "For Animals. For Health. For You."
Sports Medicine
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Moderator - Josh Donnell
Sponsor - Zoetis. "For Animals. For Health. For You."
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Meet the Expert Tuesday AM
Meet the Expert Tuesday AM
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Business of Practice: Leverage the Talent of Your Team
Moderator - Mike Tomlinson
Sponsor - Covetrus, "Advancing the World of Veterinary Medicine."
Business of Practice: Leverage the Talent of Your Team
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Moderator - Mike Tomlinson
Sponsor - Covetrus, "Advancing the World of Veterinary Medicine."
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Tuesday PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Tuesday PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
In-Depth: Frontiers in Athletic Rehabilitation: What is Translatable to the Horse?
Moderator - Sherry A. Johnson
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
In-Depth: Frontiers in Athletic Rehabilitation: What is Translatable to the Horse?
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Sherry A. Johnson
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How-to Session: Advancing Dentistry for Field Uses
Moderator - Brad Tanner
Sponsor - Cargill, manufacturer of ProElite® - There can only be one best™.
How-to Session: Advancing Dentistry for Field Uses
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Brad Tanner
Sponsor - Cargill, manufacturer of ProElite® - There can only be one best™.
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Medicine II: Rescue, Repair, and Reflection
Moderator - Heidi Banse
Sponsor - IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.
Medicine II: Rescue, Repair, and Reflection
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Moderator - Heidi Banse
Sponsor - IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Understanding Generational Differences in Equine Practice
Moderator - Jamie Pribyl
Sponsor - NVA: for the love of animals and the people who love them.
Understanding Generational Differences in Equine Practice
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Moderator - Jamie Pribyl
Sponsor - NVA: for the love of animals and the people who love them.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
AAEP/AAEVT Joint Roundtable Discussion
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
AAEP/AAEVT Joint Roundtable Discussion
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet the Experts Tuesday PM
Meet the Experts Tuesday PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Imaging
Moderator - Meghann Lustgarten
Sponsor - Hallmarq – your trusted imaging partner for improved animal health.
Imaging
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Moderator - Meghann Lustgarten
Sponsor - Hallmarq – your trusted imaging partner for improved animal health.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Equine Practice: Strategies in Human and Veterinary Medicine
Moderators - Mats Troedsson, Lucas Pantaleon
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Equine Practice: Strategies in Human and Veterinary Medicine
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderators - Mats Troedsson, Lucas Pantaleon
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In-Depth: Respiratory Diseases in Horses
Moderator - Renaud Leguillette
Sponsor - CareCredit
In-Depth: Respiratory Diseases in Horses
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Renaud Leguillette
Sponsor - CareCredit