What’s on your playlist?

With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville.

  • Fear Free: In the first half of this track, veterinary behaviorist, Lisa Radosta, will discuss the top five challenges to becoming a Fear Free practice and how to use medication to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your patients. In the second half, Fear Free certified practitioner, Dr. Jonathan Bloom, will cover Fear Free in general practice and the Fear Free inpatient experience.
  • Ophthalmology: Designed for primary care practitioners, this track includes courses on medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the cornea, retina, eyelids, and more.
  • Dentistry: Brush up on your knowledge of periodontal disease, oral oncology, and identification and treatment of feline tooth resorption and chronic gingivostomatitis. Then, join our expert learning facilitators for lively discussion on some of the most controversial topics in veterinary dentistry, including anesthesia-free and sedation-only dental cleanings, use of thiol detection strips, and more.
  • Leadership: Is leadership lacking in your practice? Learn how culture drives all aspects of your practice, discover the elements that comprise a healthy hospital, and delve deeply into the concept of organizational wellness. This highly interactive session begins by exploring what it means to be a leader and what leadership means to your hospital, and concludes by examining the importance of critical conversations and accountability in taking healthy hospitals to the next level.
  • Marketing: The day-to-day battle for clients and growth is no longer a battle…it’s a war. These four sessions will prepare you for the challenges of the new “normal” and teach you how to improve client perceptions, compliance, and retention, as well as bring in new clients.
  • Dentistry for Technicians: Jeanne Perrone, VTS (dentistry) will spend the day with technicians discussing proper assessment of dental radiographs, the concepts of normal occlusion and malocclusion, tooth fractures, and practical information on ancillary treatments for dental patients.
  • Emergency and Critical Care for Technicians: This highly interactive track will cover crucial skills every technician needs, from treating shock and canine parvovirus to nursing, nutrition, patient assessment, and more.
  • Late Night with AAHA: AAHA’s very own open mic event is back for one night only! Enjoy complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and snacks plus a cash bar as your host, Dr. Boom-Boom, spins your karaoke requests. Ready for your big break? Grab a friend, join a group of colleagues, or hit the stage solo to perform a unique rendition of your favorite song. Not quite ready for the spotlight? Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

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