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More session information to come. Subject to change.

All daysThursday September 12Friday September 13Saturday September 14Master Classes

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™
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Dr. Janet Lapp
 

Sponsored by:

10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break
 

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Change Skills: A Drill-Down for Leaders
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Dr. Janet Lapp
 

Sponsored by:

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

Sponsored by:

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

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Break: 12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 
 
Human Library
 
 
Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

E-Commerce: The Amazon Effect in Veterinary Medicine
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Abhay Nayak
 
 
Quality of Life: We say it everyday, but do we have it?
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Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, CEO VETgirl
 

Sponsored by:

 
You DO have time!
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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
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YuJung Kim, BA, MBA President The Dodo
 

Sponsored by:

 
Unburdened: Change how your team reacts to “those” clients
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Mary Beth Spitznagel
 

4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up
 

4:35 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Sunset Session: AAHA Member Benefits
Speaker TBD
 
 
Sunset Session
Speaker TBD
 

4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Human Library
 

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
*Limited attendance

Getting everyone to yes: How to create a preventative care program that works for your team and clients
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Dr. Julie Miles
 

Sponsored by:

 
Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
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
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Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky
 

Sponsored by:

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
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Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky
 

Sponsored by:

 
10 Ways Video Can Help Your Practice (and tips for making them)
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Craig Spinks, Co-Founder & Senior Producer, Veteos
 
 
Co-creating positive change: Be a coach, not just “The Boss.” Part 1
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Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC & Peg Thoren, M.Ed, BCC
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Break: 12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Break: 1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 
 
Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
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 Part 1
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Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 
 
Where are the superstars? How to attract top veterinary team talent
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Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 
 
Co-creating positive change: Be a coach, not just “The Boss.” Part 2
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Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC & Peg Thoren, M.Ed, BCC
 

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 Part 2
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Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 
 
The irresistible practice: Retaining and engaging your top talent
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Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 
 
From Quizlets to Apps: 5 Simple low cost hacks to reimagine training for your team
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Dr. Karen Parker
 

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
 

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
*Limited attendance

Healthier pets, happier team: secrets to building a surefire preventive care plan
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Des Whittall, Owner & Group Manager
 

Sponsored by:

 
Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
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
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Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
 

Sponsored by:

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!
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Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
 

Sponsored by:

 
Tackling the opioid epidemic in veterinary medicine
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Jack Teitelman, DEA Compliance Expert, CEO of Titan Group  
 
2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines
Even better yet: Refining your infection control program to protect pets, people, and your practice
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Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
 

Sponsored by:

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Break: 12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Break: 1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wellness Activities
 
 
Human Library
 
 
Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 
 
Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn | Topic TBD
*Limited attendance
 

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Practice digitization or transformation?
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Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA, Chief Veterinary Officer, BabelBark
 
 
Advanced Finance
Speaker TBD
 
 
2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats:
Crush pain points by upgrading your dentistry procedures
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Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC
 

Sponsored by:

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Access to Veterinary Care – A National Family Crisis
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Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, FNAP, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (R), Director, Program for Pet Health Equity
 
 
Advanced Finance
Speaker TBD
 
 
2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats:
20 surprising hacks that will revolutionize how you deliver dental care.
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Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC
 

Sponsored by:

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