This page is a reference of highlights from our 2019 conferences.
EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE CONFERENCE
Credit Hours: Up to 16 hours OCTOBER 19 – 20
On October 19 & 20, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the annual Emergency and Critical Care Conference. This year, we are excited to have Dr. Gareth Buckley, VetMB, MA, DACVECC, DECVECC and chief medical officer at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital as our guest speaker! The diverse range of topics is applicable to anyone who sees emergency cases- and who doesn’t? Come join us for 16 hours of national-level CE in a familiar Aggie setting.
RECOVER RESCUER CPR CERTIFICATION!
We are excited to offer RECOVER Rescuer CPR certification for veterinarians and technicians through the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at Texas A&M University. The hands-on laboratory for the Basic Life Support (BSL) certificate will be offered in conjunction with our Annual Emergency Critical Care Conference in October 2019. The laboratory for Advanced Life Support (ASL) will be offered in the spring of 2020 (Date TBA). Click below to learn more about the certification and our special package offer.
2019 Internal Medicine – Thailand
OCTOBER 7-11 Credit Hours: Up to 25 hours
Up to 18 hours The focus this year will be on small animal endocrinology. Twenty-five hours of top-quality continuing education will be delivered by a panel of internationally renowned experts. Information will be presented in the form of lectures, case discussions, and panel discussions on controversial topics – audience participation is definitely encouraged. Our speakers will be available to share their experience and answer your questions throughout the conference. Lectures will run between 8:00 am and 1:10 pm, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy the beautiful venue. Thanks to our generous sponsors, in addition to the educational program a social program will also be offered; this will provide an excellent opportunity for you to network and mingle with colleagues from the United States and Asia. Our mission is to provide you a first-rate continuing education in a breathtaking setting.
2019 CANINE CONFERENCE
AUGUST 23-24 Credit Hours: Up to 18 hours
As practicing veterinarians, I think we have all had those moments when we wonder whether to test for a certain disease and also wonder, “Have I been missing this diagnosis?” This year at Canine Conference we will focus on some of these disorders. Dr. Katie Tolbert will discuss the diagnosis of challenging disorders including gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal dysmotility. Dr. Joe Mankin will present his approach to differentiating neurologic from orthopedic disorders in canine patients. Respiratory patients can be especially difficult to work up, and Dr. Andra Voges and Dr. Sonya Wesselowski will discuss imaging findings and differentiating respiratory from cardiac disease. Texas presents unique diagnostic challenges with infectious diseases including Heterobilharzia and Chagas disease. We will delve into these disorders, as well as several other challenging diagnoses.
Consensus statements provide up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of clinically important diseases. They combine evidence-based information as well as expert-opinion to provide practical guidelines for challenging conditions. Dr. Katie Tolbert was a contributing author to the ACVIM consensus on the rational use of gastrointestinal protectants and she will share her expertise on this topic. Dr. Alison Diesel will share how the WAVD consensus on approaches to methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections has guided her clinical approach to these patients. Also, Dr. Audrey Cook will discuss how noninvasive and interventional techniques are advancing the management of canine uroliths according to the ACVIM consensus on this topic.
These topics and more will be explored at the Texas A&M annual Canine Conference, and we hope you will join us for 2-days of talks aimed at approaching challenging conditions in canine medicine!
NUCLEAR MEDICINE SHORT COURSE
AUGUST 9 – 11 Credit Hours: Up to 20 hours
Seems Pretty Black and White—You Need This Short Course
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, in collaboration with the Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine, is offering an exceptional opportunity for radiology residents and other veterinarians to catch up on the latest techniques in veterinary nuclear medicine. The course will include a review of the physics, radiopharmacy (including I131 therapy), radiation safety, and equipment for acquiring images. In addition, improve your understanding of image processing, interpretation and common artifacts encountered in thyroid, renal, bone and portal imaging, as well as advanced imaging like PET. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain essential skills in an remarkable state-of-the-art learning facility.
Free transportation between the conference site and the host hotel will be provided at the beginning and end of each day’s sessions for guests of the host facility. If you opt not to stay at the host hotel, transportation will be “on your own” and a parking fee will be incurred on Friday.
2019 Feline Forum
Credit Hours: Up to 16 hours July 27-28
We are very excited to have Dr. Leah Cohn from University of Missouri as our featured speaker for the 2019 Feline Forum. Dr. Cohn will speak on the highly-fatal protozoal disease, feline
cytauxzoonosis, as well as feline respiratory disease and other topics. Favorites returning include Dr. Audrey Cook, Dr. John August, Dr. Deb Zoran. Timely topics presented include parasitology, gastroenterology, nutrition, imaging and more. Enjoy and learn from all of our excellent presenters. This year we are offering two optional imaging workshop sessions with Dr. Lindsey Gilmour and Dr. Jessica Vallone. Build upon lectures during the general sessions by attending a limited-enrollment case-based workshops to optimize your selection and interpretation of radiographic and ultrasonographic imaging. Chose from the workshops below- or attend both! Come join us for this and more on July 27-28, 2019.
2019 Veterinary Technicians Conference
The 2019 Texas A&M Veterinary Technician Conference will take place on June 21-23 in College Station, Texas. The conference is celebrating 25 years of continuing education for veterinary clinical staff—planned by veterinary clinical staff—by providing continuing education opportunities for veterinary staff from all types of practices and at every skill and experience level.
The tracks that will be offered this year are: Equine, Food Animal, Non-traditional Animals, Small Anesthesia, Small Emergency/Critical Care, and Professional Development. All tracks will run concurrently, providing a varied menu from which to choose. In addition to classroom presentations, we also offer other CE credit opportunities, wet labs and workshops, allowing for various educational interactive experiences. View the conference schedule, registration website, and Facebook page for additional activities and offerings during the conference.
New this year, and happening on Friday night, is early check-in, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, and the Case Report Poster Presentation Competition. The competition is open to all Veterinary Technician Conference registrants. We encourage all veterinary technicians that are interested in practicing their public speaking, presentation, writing, and research skills to become involved in this exciting new opportunity. We also encourage everyone to check in early, spend time mixing and mingling, and visit the Case report Poster Competition competitors to ask questions about the case reports.
The Saturday key note address and buffet dinner will be given by Dr. Daniel Earl, San Antonio area veterinarian and practice owner. Come celebrate 25 years of veterinary technician continuing education by attending the 2019 Texas A&M Veterinary Technician Conference.