2019 Sessions and Schedule

More session information to come. Subject to change.

Wednesday, September 11

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration Open
 

Thursday, September 12

6:00 a.m.–6:30 a.m.

Wellness Activities
 

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open
 

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Opening & Awards Breakfast
*Breakfast service will start at 7:30am before opening session
 

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Keynote: Fly high: Get ChangeFit™
Dr. Janet Lapp
 

10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break
 

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Change Leader Workshop
Dr. Janet Lapp
 

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Top 10 Life Hacks for Embracing Big Changes in Small Businesses
Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, CEO VETgirl
 

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Master Class: Beyond bubble baths: What you actually need to do to improve your self-care
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Ethical Distress: From impossible to possible
Melinda Merck, DVM & Deb Stone, MBA, PhD, CVPM, CEO
 

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Hot Topic
Speaker TBD
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Quality of Life: We say it everyday, but do we have it?
Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, CEO VETgirl
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Master Class: Beyond bubble baths: What you actually need to do to improve your self-care
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

You DO have time!
Laura Baltadano, DVM, RYT, Ace Certified Health and Wellness Coach
 

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

The power of video storytelling: How sharing your team’s stories can boost business while making a real difference
YuJung Kim, BA, MBA President The Dodo
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up
 

4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Human Library
 

4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Sunset Session: AAHA Member Benefits
Speaker TBD
 

4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Sunset Session
Speaker TBD
 

4:35 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Advantage Dinner*
*Only for Advantage Members
 

Friday, September 13

6:00 a.m.–6:30 a.m.

Wellness Activities
 

7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Kick off
 

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Meeting and Exceeding the Demands of Today’s Talent
Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky
 

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Fostering Intergenerational Collaboration and Working Across Generational Differences
Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

10 Ways Video Can Help Your Practice (and tips for making them)
Craig Spinks, Co-Founder & Senior Producer, Veteos
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Co-creating positive change: Be a coach, not just “The Boss.” Part 1
Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC & Peg Thoren, M.Ed, BCC
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Master Class: Veterinary Business Strategy 2.0: From beating competitors with “best medicine” to building a cause
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Dan Bruder, CEO Fusion Dynamics
 

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Calm in conflict: How to train your brain to stay cool when tempers get hot
Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Veterinary team Superstars and how to find them
Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Co-creating positive change: Be a coach, not just “The Boss.” Part 2
Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC & Peg Thoren, M.Ed, BCC
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Master Class: Veterinary Business Strategy 2.0: From beating competitors with “best medicine” to building a cause
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Dan Bruder, CEO Fusion Dynamics
 

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Calm in conflict: How to train your brain to stay cool when tempers get hot
Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Keep your shining superstars: How to retain top veterinary talent
Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

From Quizlets to Apps: 5 low-cost tech hacks for training your team
Dr. Karen Parker
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Master Class: Veterinary Business Strategy 2.0: From beating competitors with “best medicine” to building a cause
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Dan Bruder, CEO Fusion Dynamics
 

4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up
 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Reception with Sponsors
 

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Sponsored Dine Arounds
 

Saturday, September 14

6:00 a.m.–6:30 a.m.

Wellness Activities
 

7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Kick off
 

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Stress Less, Connect More
Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
 

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Go From Stressful to Successful!
Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Topic TBD
Speaker TBD
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines
Even better yet: Refining your infection control program to protect pets, people, and your practice

Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Master Class: The next step: Leading cultural change in your practice
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Practice Improvement
Speaker TBD
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Advanced Finance
Speaker TBD
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats:
Crush pain points by upgrading your dentistry procedures

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Master Class: The next step: Leading cultural change in your practice
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Advanced Finance
Speaker TBD
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats:
20 surprising hacks that will revolutionize how you deliver dental care.

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Master Class: The next step: Leading cultural change in your practice
*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 

4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up/Closing
 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Reception with Sponsors
 

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Closing event
more info to come