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2023 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. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Thursday Sunrise Sessions
Thursday Sunrise Sessions
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Session
Moderator - Katherine S. Garrett
Opening Session
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Moderator - Katherine S. Garrett
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 to 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 to 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.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Lunchtime Chats
Thursday Lunchtime Chats
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Understanding DEI for the Equine Veterinary Profession
Moderator - Mitchell K. Rode
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
Understanding DEI for the Equine Veterinary Profession
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Mitchell K. Rode
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
Moderator - Luke Bass
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Moderator - Luke Bass
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."

Friday, December 1, 2023

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:30 AM
Friday Sunrise Sessions
Friday Sunrise Sessions
6:30 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Moderator - Allen Page
Sponsor - Contura Vet - makers of Arthramid Vet®.
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Allen Page
Sponsor - Contura Vet - makers of Arthramid Vet®.
8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
In-Depth: Mitigating Pregnancy Loss
Moderator - Pete Sheerin
Sponsor - Sidekick, The Future of Stall-Side Testing
In-Depth: Mitigating Pregnancy Loss
8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Moderator - Pete Sheerin
Sponsor - Sidekick, The Future of Stall-Side Testing
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Back to Basics: Radiology in Practice
Moderator - Sarah Puchalski
Sponsor - Altano, The leading group of horse clinics. Together the best for the welfare of animals.
Back to Basics: Radiology in Practice
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Sarah Puchalski
Sponsor - Altano, The leading group of horse clinics. Together the best for the welfare of animals.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Business and Practice Life: Managing Expenses, Compensation, and Support Staff
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
Business and Practice Life: Managing Expenses, Compensation, and Support Staff
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Table Topics Friday AM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Friday AM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Lunchtime Chats
Friday Lunchtime Chats
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
DEI 101
Moderator - Kim D'Abreu
DEI 101
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Moderator - Kim D'Abreu
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
I Am Change: Transforming Your Equine Practice with Innovative Solutions
Moderator - Emma Read
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
I Am Change: Transforming Your Equine Practice with Innovative Solutions
1:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Moderator - Emma Read
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Friday PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Friday PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cervical Spine Disease: How to Improve Field Skills
Moderator - Kathryn W. Bills
Sponsor - VetCT: Expert equine teleradiology you can trust to deliver for you, your patients and your clients.
Cervical Spine Disease: How to Improve Field Skills
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Moderator - Kathryn W. Bills
Sponsor - VetCT: Expert equine teleradiology you can trust to deliver for you, your patients and your clients.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Medicine: Infectious Diseases
Moderator - Gillian Perkins
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
Medicine: Infectious Diseases
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Gillian Perkins
Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
In-depth: The Fine Art of the Purchase Exam
Moderator - Mark R. Baus
Sponsor - VetRay Technology by Sedecal, Your Equine Imaging Company.
In-depth: The Fine Art of the Purchase Exam
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Moderator - Mark R. Baus
Sponsor - VetRay Technology by Sedecal, Your Equine Imaging Company.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
The Intersection of Ethics in Equine Practice and the Sustainability of the Profession
Moderator - Duane E. Chappell
Sponsor - Zoetis, Long Live the Horse.
The Intersection of Ethics in Equine Practice and the Sustainability of the Profession
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Moderator - Duane E. Chappell
Sponsor - Zoetis, Long Live the Horse.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In-Depth: Non-Colic Gastrointestinal Disease
Moderator - Heidi Banse
Sponsor - Cargill, manufacturer of ProElite® - There can only be one best™.
In-Depth: Non-Colic Gastrointestinal Disease
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Heidi Banse
Sponsor - Cargill, manufacturer of ProElite® - There can only be one best™.
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Business and Practice Life: Optimizing Personal Wellness in Practice
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
Business and Practice Life: Optimizing Personal Wellness in Practice
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Moderator - Jorge L. Colón
Sponsor - Merck Animal Health.
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Table Topics Saturday AM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Saturday AM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Burst Session
Moderator - Luke Bass
Sponsor - CareCredit, a Synchrony Solution. Flexible financing for clients. Fast payment for you.
Burst Session
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Luke Bass
Sponsor - CareCredit, a Synchrony Solution. Flexible financing for clients. Fast payment for you.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In-Depth: Complex Lameness
Moderator - Erin Contino
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
In-Depth: Complex Lameness
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Erin Contino
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Lunchtime Chats
Saturday Lunchtime Chats
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Table Topics Saturday PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
Table Topics Saturday PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor - Dechra Veterinary Products.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
How to Use Ultrasonography for Internal Medicine Cases
Moderator - JoAnn Slack
Sponsor - SOUND®, Your exclusive GE Ultrasound Equine Imaging Partner, visit Booth #2219 for more information.
How to Use Ultrasonography for Internal Medicine Cases
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Moderator - JoAnn Slack
Sponsor - SOUND®, Your exclusive GE Ultrasound Equine Imaging Partner, visit Booth #2219 for more information.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
AAEP/AAEVT Joint Roundtable Discussion
Moderator - Karen Chapman
Sponsor - Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology. A veterinary medical device by PetVivo, Inc.
AAEP/AAEVT Joint Roundtable Discussion
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Moderator - Karen Chapman
Sponsor - Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology. A veterinary medical device by PetVivo, Inc.
2:00 PM - 4:40 PM
GI, Teeth, and Wound Care
Moderator - Isabelle Kilcoyne
Sponsor - Mg Biologics, experts in antibody and plasma products.
GI, Teeth, and Wound Care
2:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Moderator - Isabelle Kilcoyne
Sponsor - Mg Biologics, experts in antibody and plasma products.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lameness and Imaging
Moderator - Lauren V. Schnabel
Sponsor - Sponsored by American Regent, Inc., manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) and BetaVet® (betamethasone sodium phosphate & betamethasone acetate injectable suspension
Lameness and Imaging
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator - Lauren V. Schnabel
Sponsor - Sponsored by American Regent, Inc., manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) and BetaVet® (betamethasone sodium phosphate & betamethasone acetate injectable suspension

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Team Approach to Podiatry
Moderator - Raul J. Bras
Sponsor - Zoetis, Long Live the Horse.
Team Approach to Podiatry
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Moderator - Raul J. Bras
Sponsor - Zoetis, Long Live the Horse.
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Medicine: Non-Infectious Diseases
Moderator - Nicole M. Scherrer
Sponsor - Purina Animal Nutrition, empowering veterinary professionals with nutrition resources at EquineVetNutrition.com.
Medicine: Non-Infectious Diseases
8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Moderator - Nicole M. Scherrer
Sponsor - Purina Animal Nutrition, empowering veterinary professionals with nutrition resources at EquineVetNutrition.com.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Theriogenology
Moderator - Karen E. Wolfsdorf
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."
Theriogenology
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator - Karen E. Wolfsdorf
Sponsor - Platinum Performance, "Good Nutrition is Good Medicine."