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2018 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.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
Sunrise Sessions Sunday

Sunrise Sessions Sunday
6:45 AM - 7:45 AM

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Session
Moderator - Jeffrey T. Berk
Opening Session
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Moderator - Jeffrey T. Berk
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Presentation

Sponsor - Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.
Keynote Presentation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsor - Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Kester News Hour

Sponsor - Made possible through a grant from the estate of Dr. Wayne O. Kester
Kester News Hour
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsor - Made possible through a grant from the estate of Dr. Wayne O. Kester
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
In-Depth: Ultrasonography in Lameness Diagnosis
Moderator - Wes Sutter
Sponsor - FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., "Innovation for Better Patient Outcomes."
In-Depth: Ultrasonography in Lameness Diagnosis
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Wes Sutter
Sponsor - FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., "Innovation for Better Patient Outcomes."
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Session: Dentistry
Moderator - K. Jack Easley
Sponsor - Zoetis. "For Animals. For Health. For You."
How to Session: Dentistry
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - K. Jack Easley
Sponsor - Zoetis. "For Animals. For Health. For You."
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Lifestyle & Wellness: Recognizing and Managing Addiction in Practice
Moderator - Rob Franklin
Sponsor - KindredBio, Best Medicines for Our Best Friends
Lifestyle & Wellness: Recognizing and Managing Addiction in Practice
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Rob Franklin
Sponsor - KindredBio, Best Medicines for Our Best Friends
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Business of Practice: Taking Client Relations from Ordinary to Extraordinary
Moderator - Ernie Martinez
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
The Business of Practice: Taking Client Relations from Ordinary to Extraordinary
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Ernie Martinez
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
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 - 5:00 PM
Industry/Emerging Issues - BLM
Moderator - Tom R. Lenz
Industry/Emerging Issues - BLM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Tom R. Lenz

Monday, December 3, 2018

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
Sunrise Sessions Monday

Sunrise Sessions Monday
6:45 AM - 7:45 AM

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
Moderator - Stephen M. Reed
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Moderator - Stephen M. Reed
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
The Business of Practice: Creating a Culture that Unleashes Your Practice's Potential
Moderator - Faith Hughes
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
The Business of Practice: Creating a Culture that Unleashes Your Practice's Potential
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Moderator - Faith Hughes
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
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 - 5:00 PM
In-Depth: Endocrinology in Geriatrics
Moderator - Carol Clark
Sponsor - Cargill/Nutrena makers of Empower, Topline Balance, your first choice for topline improvement. Check out our UPGRADED, mobile-friendly nutrition evaluations/solution tool to use with your clients at ToplineBalance.com.
In-Depth: Endocrinology in Geriatrics
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Carol Clark
Sponsor - Cargill/Nutrena makers of Empower, Topline Balance, your first choice for topline improvement. Check out our UPGRADED, mobile-friendly nutrition evaluations/solution tool to use with your clients at ToplineBalance.com.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
How to Diagnose Poor Performance in the Equine Athlete
Moderator - David Frisbie
Sponsor - Luitpold, makers of the only FDA-approved polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Adequan and dual corticosteroid (betamethasone acetate and betamethasone phosphate injectable suspension), BetaVet.
How to Diagnose Poor Performance in the Equine Athlete
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Moderator - David Frisbie
Sponsor - Luitpold, makers of the only FDA-approved polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Adequan and dual corticosteroid (betamethasone acetate and betamethasone phosphate injectable suspension), BetaVet.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ethics in Equine Practice: Build Your Career on It!
Moderator - Harry Werner
Sponsor - Sponsored by GetSound: The Equine Sports Wellness Network.
Ethics in Equine Practice: Build Your Career on It!
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Harry Werner
Sponsor - Sponsored by GetSound: The Equine Sports Wellness Network.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Theriogenology
Moderator - Mary M. Swartz
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.
Theriogenology
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Moderator - Mary M. Swartz
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
How to Perform Field Anesthesia and Pain Management
Moderator - John A. E. Hubbell
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim, The market leader in equine health.
How to Perform Field Anesthesia and Pain Management
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Moderator - John A. E. Hubbell
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim, The market leader in equine health.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In-Depth: Touch: Core Communication Skills for Highly Effective Practitioners
Moderator - Keith Latson
Sponsor - Stablelab, "Better numbers, better medicine."
In-Depth: Touch: Core Communication Skills for Highly Effective Practitioners
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator - Keith Latson
Sponsor - Stablelab, "Better numbers, better medicine."
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Business of Practice: Building Better Teams
Moderator - Chris Wilhite
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
The Business of Practice: Building Better Teams
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Chris Wilhite
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
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 - 11:30 AM
In-Depth: Pre-Purchase Exam for Sport and Pleasure Horse
Moderator - Christiana L. Ober
Sponsor - Sponsored by Purina, developers of Outlast Gastric Support Supplement, Ultium Gastric Care, Race Ready GT, Strategy GX and Strategy Healthy Edge which promote proper pH and gastric health.”
In-Depth: Pre-Purchase Exam for Sport and Pleasure Horse
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Moderator - Christiana L. Ober
Sponsor - Sponsored by Purina, developers of Outlast Gastric Support Supplement, Ultium Gastric Care, Race Ready GT, Strategy GX and Strategy Healthy Edge which promote proper pH and gastric health.”
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
In-Depth: Complementary Medicine
Moderator - Ed Boldt
Sponsor - Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc., the makers of Cosequin®.
In-Depth: Complementary Medicine
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Ed Boldt
Sponsor - Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc., the makers of Cosequin®.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Improving the Health & Welfare of Equids Worldwide
Moderator - Francesca Compostella
Improving the Health & Welfare of Equids Worldwide
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Francesca Compostella
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Back to Basics: Lameness/Podiatry
Moderator - Tracy A. Turner
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Back to Basics: Lameness/Podiatry
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Tracy A. Turner
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Surgery
Moderator - Liberty Getman
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
Surgery
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Moderator - Liberty Getman
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good 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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Lameness
Moderator - Raul J. Bras
Sponsor - Dolly Green Research Foundation
Lameness
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Moderator - Raul J. Bras
Sponsor - Dolly Green Research Foundation
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Medicine
Moderator - Tracy E. Norman
Sponsor - IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.
Medicine
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator - Tracy E. Norman
Sponsor - IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The Business of Practice: Managing a Profitable Practice
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
The Business of Practice: Managing a Profitable Practice
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health