Emergency & Critical Care Conference

Emergency & Critical Care Conference

Registration closes on Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. CDT!

About the Conference

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 15–16, 2022 | Time: 7:30 a.m – 5 p.m. (Central)
Credits: 16 CE hours (additional CE hours when enrolling with RECOVER courses)
Registration: ECC Conference only — $450 | ECC Conference + RECOVER courses — $650


A favorite annual offering from the Office of Continuing Education at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), the Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) Conference will be held in person at the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC) this year!

With a variety of presentations spanning diverse topics, whether you’re an intern, resident, private practitioner, or board-certified ECC specialist, you’re sure to find worthwhile nuggets you can use right away. Topics covered include seizures, anticonvulsants, neurotoxicants, transfusion therapy, sodium derangements, head trauma, cytology, and controlled substances (meets TBVME requirements for opioid training).

Join our keynote speaker, Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, along with several VMBS faculty members/Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) clinicians—including Dr. Mark Johnson, Sarah Perry, Dr. Carly Patterson, Dr. Amy Savarino, and members of the VMTH ECC service—Drs. Igor Yankin, Justin Heinz, and Christine Rutter.

Note: Technicians and students looking to attend the conference should contact CEinfo@cvm.tamu.edu for a discount code.


Agenda

Saturday, Oct. 15

7:30 – 8 a.m.CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8 – 8:50 a.m.Seizures & How to Manage Them with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
9 – 9:50 a.m.Fun Facts About Anticonvulsants with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
9:50 – 10:10 a.m.BREAK
10:10 – 11 a.m.What Do I Do with Episodes with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Sodium Derangements in the Emergency Room, Part 1 with Dr. Igor Yankin
12 – 1 p.m.LUNCH
1 – 1:50 p.m.Sodium Derangements in the Emergency Room, Part 2 with Dr. Igor Yankin
2 – 2:50 p.m.Practical Transfusion Therapy with Sarah Perry & Dr. Christine Rutter
2:50 – 3:10 p.m.BREAK
3:10 – 4 p.m.Veterinary Opioids: Texas Board Rules & Federal Laws Concerning Controlled Substances
with Drs. Carly Patterson & Amy Savarino
4:10 – 5 p.m.Veterinary Opioids: Texas Board Rules & Federal Laws Concerning Controlled Substances
with Drs. Carly Patterson & Amy Savarino

Sunday, Oct. 16

7:30 – 8 a.m.CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8 – 8:50 a.m.The Down Dog: When It’s Not a Disc with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
9 – 9:50 a.m.How to Manage & Prognosticate Head Trauma with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
9:50 – 10:10 a.m.BREAK
10:10 – 11 a.m.Puppy & Kitten Neurology with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.The Old, Weak Dog with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
12 – 1 p.m.LUNCH
1 – 1:50 p.m.Cytology of Blood & Effusions Part 1 with Dr. Mark Johnson
2 – 2:50 p.m.Cytology of Blood & Effusions Part 2 with Dr. Mark Johnson
2:50 – 3:10 p.m.BREAK
3:10 – 4 p.m.Shaking & Rolling: Neurotoxicants with Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz
4:10 – 5 p.m.Women in Veterinary Medicine: The Majority-Minority with Dr. Christine Rutter

RECOVER Basic Life Support & Advanced Life Support Courses

Saturday, Oct. 15

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.RECOVER Basic Life Support (BLS) Course

Sunday, Oct. 16

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.RECOVER Basic Life Support (BLS) Course
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.RECOVER Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course
  • Prior to attending the in-person laboratory sessions of these courses, you must complete the online RECOVER CPR training.
  • Please note that refunds cannot be issued for this purchase: once you have been registered in the RECOVER CPR database, your certification process cannot be transferred or canceled.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can safely and easily perform CPR (e.g., scrubs).
  • Correctly performed CPR requires moderate physical effort.
    • If you have any limitations that could impact your ability to perform two minutes of compressions while standing or kneeling, please describe them in the comment section during registration.
      • Our instructors can make accommodations for most candidates.

About the Keynote Speaker

Sheila Carrera-Justiz, DVM, DACVIM-Neurology

Dr. Carrera-Justiz is a clinical veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon and holds the rank of clinical associate professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and has lived across the US for training. She spent four years in a large private practice in Los Angeles prior to coming to the University of Florida.

Her research is primarily clinical and collaborative in nature, with efforts spanning from current diseases in dogs to documenting normals in exotic species. She also has an interest in the novel treatment of glioma in dogs. Explore her ORCID profile.

Registration closes on Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. CDT!


Contact Information

Office of Veterinary Continuing Education | Tel: 979.845.9102 | Email: ceinfo@cvm.tamu.edu