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Connexity 2021 schedule

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Wednesday, September 22: Click to view all sessions

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Anesthesia Simulation Workshop Check-in Group 1

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mastering the "Uh oh!": Real-Life Anesthesia Crises in Simulated Surgeries

Robert D. Keegan, DVM

*pre-registration required

Sponsored by Midmark                                                       

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Anesthesia Simulation Workshop Check-in Group 2

1:00 PM - 5:00PM

Mastering the "Uh oh!": Real-Life Anesthesia Crises in Simulated Surgeries

Robert D. Keegan, DVM

*pre-registration required

Sponsored by Midmark     



General Registration Opens

5:00 PM - 5:45PM

Break

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception @ Copper Canyon

 

Thursday, September 23

7:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Awards Ceremony and Opening Keynote

Using the Science of EQ to Stress-Proof You
Sara Ross

Sponsored by Zoetis Petcare

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"What Should I Feed My Dog?": Putting the 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines to work

Martha Cline, DVM, Diplomate ACVN

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

 

Infusion Confusion: Case-Based and Practical Fluid Therapy

Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC

Anesthesia Mini Master Class

Tammy Grubb, DVM, DACVAA, PhD and Jenn Sager, CVT (VTS-Anesthesia/Analgesia) 

Sponsored by Midmark

 

The 4 P's of Positive Leadership: A Framework for Leading Thriving Veterinary Teams

Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP

 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cookbook for Weight Loss: How to Create a Bullet-Proof Obesity Treatment Plan Using the 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines

Martha Cline, DVM, Diplomate ACVN

ER Escape Room

(1:00-3:15)

Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC

Sponsored by Midmark

Concierge Cat Care: Using the Feline Life Stages Guidelines to Personalize Care

Amy Stone, DVM, PhD

Sponsored by Zoetis Petcare

Staff Compensation: Meeting the Market and Making it Work for Your Practice

Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

An Entrepreneur and Army Captain’s Practice Toolbox: How To Build a Mentally Resilient Team

Dan Espinal

ER Escape Room

(cont'd)

 

Sponsored by Midmark

Mouths, Messes, and Munchies: The Biggest Problems in Feline Medicine

Amy Stone, DVM, PhD

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

 

Doctor Compensation: Meeting the Market and Making it Work for Your Practice

Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA

 

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Reading the Room: Veterinary Triage

Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT

 

 

 

The Squinting Cat: Herpes Until Proven Otherwise

Shelby Reinstein, DVM, DACVO

 

I am Not Throwing Away My Shot: Crafting Individualized Feline Vaccination Plans

Amy Stone, DVM, PhD

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

 

Non-Medical session

 

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Break

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Sunset Symposium

 

Sunset Symposium

 

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Break

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

AAHA Advantage Dinner

Friday, September 24

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Sunrise Symposium

 

Sunrise Symposium

 

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Break

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Kickoff and Keynote

Trust: Harness the Power of Authentic Relationships to Increase Trust and Client Engagement
Josh Packard

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Defusing Destructive Conflict

Cyndie Courtney, DVM

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

 

Creative and Constructive Strategies for Managing Change

Sally Ryan, DVM

 

Telehealth Bootcamp

Tina Tran, DVM, and Jess Trimble, DVM

 

What's New in Cancer 2021

Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM

 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Non-Medical Session

Debbie Boone, BS, CVPM

 

The Impact of Microaggressions on Wellbeing in the Veterinary Profession

Garnetta Santiago, MA, LVT

Specialists in the House: How Teleconsulting Makes Access to Specialty Care Part of Your Offerings

Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM, Kara Burns, LTV, (VTS-Nutrition), and Jess Trimble, DVM

 

 Keys to Success for Treating Allergic Dermatitis

 

Andrew Simpson, DVM, MS, DACVD

Sponsored by Zoetis Petcare

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Non-Medical Session

Debbie Boone, BS, CVPM

Keys to Success for Treating Skin Infections

Andrew Simpson, DVM, MS, DACVD

Sponsored by Zoetis Petcare

Getting the pet's weight off: Utilizing a nutritional advocate!

Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

 

Cancer ABCs: Aspirates, Biopsies, and Cytology

Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM

 

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Solutions Carnival

 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Progressive Dinner

 

Saturday, September 25

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Sunrise Symposium

 

Sunrise Symposium

 

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Break

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Remembering Your Passion and Purpose

Dr. Bertice Berry

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Elevating Veterinary Technicians through Better Utilization

Kenchiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC) (SAIM), Rebecca Rose, CVT, and Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Using Communication Skills to Navigate the Challenges and Opportunities for Creating Inclusive and Just Communities

Tina Tran, DVM and Teresa Graham Brett, JD

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

 

Hospice and Palliative Care Standards; Growing Your Services With Compassion at the Core

Kathy Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP

Pain Management

Tammy Grubb, DVM, DACVAA, PhD

Sponsored by Zoetis Petcare

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

De-escalating and Effective Communication

KimberlyAnn Mackey, MS, CVPM

 

Serious Play: A New Approach to Better Communication in Veterinary Practice Part 1

Beth Hagenlocker, DVM

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

The Curious Death of Fluffy and Other Such Mysteries

Lynn Hendrix, DVM, CHPV

 

Extraction Complications and Methods for Prevention

Chris Snyder, DVM, DAVDC

 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

"The Waiting Game"- How to Be Irresistible to New Associates

 

Bill Schroeder and Rebecca Rose, CVT

 Serious Play: A New Approach to Better Communication in Veterinary Practice Part 2

Beth Hagenlocker, DVM

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Euthanasia Reimagined

Kathy Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP

 

Regional Anesthesia for the Dentistry Patient- Send Them Home More Comfortable Then They Came In

Chris Snyder, DVM, DAVDC