Experience Cutting-Edge Wet Labs
|$250 (Separate Registration Fee)|
This four hour lecture/lab will open with an overview of laser technology and it's uses in general practice. This session will include innovative ways to market the laser to your clients. Following the lecture, students will participate in an interactive presentation of cases, protocols, treatments on live canines and outcomes. The program is open to DVMs (who examine the patient and prescribe treatment) and technicians (who perform the laser treatment).
|$225 (Separate Registration Fee)|
Improve your proficiency in performing practical eyelid, conjunctival, corneal and orbital surgeries. Using cadaver specimens receive step-by-step instructions on entropion correction, eyelid reconstruction, prolapsed third eyelid gland replacement, corneal debridement techniques, conjunctival grafting, corneal laceration repair and enucleation.
|$125 (Separate Registration Fee)|
Lecture: Tighten Your Dentistry Knowledge
Anatomy, dental charting and the dental prophylaxis are the building blocks that serve as the foundation of the dentistry practice. Knowledge and skill in these three areas make the technician a valuable part of the dentistry team and gives the veterinary technician the professional edge.
Wet Lab: Streamline Your Dental Techniques
Take your dentistry skills to the next level. Using cadaver specimens perform dental charting, appropriate hand scaling techniques, power scaling, and sharpening. The use of dental sealants will also be covered.
|$495 (Separate Registration Fee)|
TTA – ADVANCED Cruciate Repair Course
Are you ready to move to the next level in cranial cruciate repair or are you hoping to refine your TTA technique? This one‐day interactive course is taught by veterinary orthopedic experts and includes: Educational lectures; Teaching labs (learn the theory and method of TTA); Hands‐on participation - each attendee will perform the TTA using state‐of‐the‐art equipment and implants on a take-home bone model! (A$250 Value)
|$295 (Separate Registration Fee)|
This laboratory will be a complete exercise in the extracapsular repair of rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs. Using cadaver limbs, this lab will cover the lateral approach to the stifle, removal of the cruciate remnants, inspection of the medial meniscus, meniscal release and removal of the caudal horn of the medial meniscus, identification of the proper placement of the suture, application of a lateral suture using a precise crimping system, and critique of your repair.
|$75 (Separate Registration Fee)|
Lecture: Positioning in Dental Radiography
This lecture reviews basic dental radiology positioning techniques. The lecture is open to all conference attendees, but is mandatory for participants in the Technician Radiology lab.
Wet Lab: Positioning in Dental Radiography
This session provides hands on instruction in the area of dental radiology. Using cadaver specimens participants will be trained on all commonly used positioning techniques using a digital dental radiology system.
|$250 (Separate Registration Fee)|
A half day lab is intended to review emergency imaging procedures including radiologic and ultrasonographic modalities. Attendees will learn a specific skill known as the FAST scan (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) that can be directly used in a day to day emergency practice. FAST scan is a series of 10 views at five locations specifically intended to identify sites of fluid accumulation or intra‐abdominal injury. With practice it can be completed in 6‐10 minutes with minimal patient stress and manipulation. A simple reporting form example is discussed that helps standardize the expectation for the examination, and improves consistency betweenclinicians at the same practice. The technique requires only B‐mode imaging (no doppler).
Participants will be split into teams offour people at six stations. A basic presentation of Thoracic and Abdominal FAST scans will be presented. Each participant will then practice how to image patients for FAST scans. Key landmarks and goals for each FAST scan will be outlined. Finally participants will work through critical care cases evaluating patients for abdominal trauma and injury.
Audience:: Veterinarians and technicians – Participation Limit of 20‐24 people.