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2017 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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

8:00 AM
Opening Session
Moderator - Margo L. Macpherson
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote: Work/Life Balance – A Modern Day Unicorn for Losers or Something Life Changingly Fabulous Available to All?

Sponsor - Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Taking Advantage of Your AAEP Membership
Moderator - Nick Altwies
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Kester News Hour

Sponsor - Made possible through a grant from the estate of Dr. Wayne O. Kester
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
In-depth: Laminitis - New Evidence-Based Recommendations for Clinical Management
Moderator - James K. Belknap
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 Perform Endoscopy in Equine Practice
Moderator - Luke Bass
Sponsor - IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Business of Practice: Inventory Management for Revenue Generation
Moderator - James Bryant
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Saturday PM

Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Lifestyle/Wellness: Balancing Work/Personal Life
Moderator - Betsy Charles
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim, Unbridle Your Potential
3:30 PM - 5:05 PM
Topics in Clinical Reproduction
Moderator - Ryan A. Ferris
Sponsor - IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Sunday Sunrise Sessions

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
Moderator - K. Jack Easley
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2016 AAEP AVMA Economic Survey
Moderator - Dana Zimmel
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Heat is Off - Reproductive Management of the Performance Mare
Moderator - Regina M. Turner
Sponsor - Purina, makers of Ultium Growth, Omolene 300, Strategy and Impact Mare and Foal.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
How to Session: Ophthalmology - Sight Saving Strategies for Road Warriors
Moderator - Ann E. Dwyer
Sponsor - Zoetis. "For Animals. For Health. For You."
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ethics – Interactive Session

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lameness: A to Z: New Techniques for Managing Old Problems
Moderator - Tracy A. Turner
Sponsor - Luitpold, makers of the only FDA-approved polysulfated glycesaminoglycan (PSGAG) Adequan and dual corticosteroid (betamethasone acetate and betamethasone phosphate injectable suspension), BetaVet.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Sunday PM

Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
In-Depth: Pulmonary Disease in the Athletic Horse
Moderator - Laurent Couëtil
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How to Have a Happy Equine Patient During Health Care Procedures
Moderator - Charley Love
Sponsor - Kindred BioSciences, Inc.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In-Depth: AAEP Touch – Tools to Connect to Your Clients and Their Horses
Moderator - Wendy Vaala
8:00 AM - 11:05 AM
The Business of Practice: Financial Basics for a Successful Practice
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Table Topics Monday AM

Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Back to Basics: Making the Most of Ultrasound in Equine Practice
Moderator - Malgorzata Pozor
Sponsor - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute & Hagyard Pharmacy. One name. Two areas of care. 140+ years of trust.
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Hot Topics in Equine Medicine - Gut, Bugs, Bleeders, and More
Moderator - Steve Reed
Sponsor - Dolly Green Research Foundation
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Monday PM

Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
In-Depth: Interactive Case Discussions - Upper Respiratory
Moderator - Eric J. Parente
Sponsor - Kindred BioSciences, Inc.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Judicious Use of Antimicrobials
Moderator - J. Scott Weese
Sponsor - StableLab, Betters Numbers, Better Medicine.
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Medical Maladies of the Horse: How to Find and Treat Them
Moderator - Heidi Banse
Sponsor - Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc., the makers of Cosequin®.
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Broodmares, Bones, and Brawn
Moderator - Kevin K. Haussler
Sponsor - Arenus, makers of Releira®, Steadfast Equine Growth® and Eq-Well™.
8:00 AM - 11:10 AM
The Business of Practice: Tools to Protect Your Practice
Moderator - Martha Mallicote
Sponsor - MWI Animal Health