Looking for some pain management CE? You're in luck! Two new on-demand, free Web conferences focused on pain management are available on VetFolio this month. 

Introduction to Laser Therapy and Its Role in Pain Management
Sept. 14-27, 2015
Speaker: Jennifer Johnson, VMD, CVPP
Brought to you by Companion Therapy Laser

If you currently perform laser therapy, or you're considering it, this session is for you. You'll learn how laser light interacts with tissue to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate healing. 

During this "enlightening" session, Jennifer Johnson, VMD, CVPP explores case reports from a wide range of clinical applications--encouraging you to get the most out of your laser-therapy systems, both clinically and financially. She'll also review the role of analgesic drugs and their site of action in the "pain pathway" and how the unique properties of laser therapy may be used in perioperative, acute, and chronic pain management. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, you will:

  • Understand the fundamental science of photobiomodulation and its mechanisms of action
  • Gain an appreciation for the breadth of conditions that benefit from laser therapy
  • Learn how the analgesic effects of laser can complement a multimodal approach to pain management
  • Recognize the importance of administering proper doses of laser energy

To learn more about this Web conference, including information about the speaker, or to register, visit


Cats in Pain?! CATastrophic! Analgesic Drugs & Techniques for Cats 
Sept. 21-Oct. 4, 2015
Speaker: Tamara Grubb, DVM, DACVAA
Brought to you by Zoetis

Cats present some unique analgesic challenges, mainly because they have mastered hiding signs of pains and their small body size and species-specific responses to drugs can complicate treatment. 

During the Web conference, Tamara Grubb, DVM, DACVAA will discuss tools for recognizing pain in cats along with cat-appropriate pain management drugs and techniques for your team to adopt in the practice.

After watching this Web conference, you will:

  • Be better able to detect signs of pain in cats
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of analgesic drugs available for cats
  • Be ready to develop analgesic protocols that are cat-appropriate 
  • Go relieve pain in your feline patients

A live community message board Q&A on this topic will be held Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT. 

For more information about this Web conference, including details about the speaker, or to register, visit

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