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    Introducing NAVC LIVE: Portland

    SAVE THE DATE: August 20-23, 2017
    The Hilton Portland & The Duniway

    Join us for an all-new, immersive learning-focused experience.

    The NAVC is extending its popular educational platform to the great Northwest with an innovative experience unlike any conference you’ve seen before.

    This event includes “case theater” presentations as well as clinical content in a non-clinical setting.

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    “We’ve been asked for many years to extend the NAVC brand to the West Coast and are pleased to now be able to respond with an innovative offering. We have long had a flag firmly planted in Orlando and are now excited to plant a new one in Portland!”

    – NAVC CEO Thomas Bohn, CAE

    Open to all veterinary professionals, this event will offer the same great continuing education that the NAVC is known for, but will not be the typical conference thanks to an all new delivery format featuring:

    Educational Tracks

    Ain’t Doin’ Right: Approaches to the Clinically Vague

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The chronically vomiting patient can be a clinical mystery. Sepsis and septic shock are meaningful causes of morbidity and mortality in dogs and cats. Through clinically applicable case discussions we'll review appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions. Effective communication tactics to relay this complex information to pet parents will be emphasized.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Christopher G. Byers is the Medical Director at CriticalCareDVM. He received his BS degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, and his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is board-certified in small animal emergency and critical care, as well as small animal internal medicine. He is also a Certified Veterinary Journalist in the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. Dr. Byers enjoys clinical research, and his current areas of interest include immune-mediated diseases and abdominal compartment syndrome. He publishes a weekly blog for pet owners: CriticalCareDVM.com with the sole purpose of educating pet parents about the benefits of partnering with board-certified veterinary specialists. He has co-authored the textbook, Handbook of Veterinary Emergency Protocols: Dog and Cat.

    HEAR FROM DR. BYERS

    Behavior

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Studies show that well over half of all clients in any veterinary practice have a question about their pet’s behavior – and it is never asked. Most behavior questions that are asked, are not answered. Most cats and dogs entering veterinary practices are sufficiently fearful that their behaviors will make extensive examination difficult, at best, and could obscure medical issues. To the client – everything that matters about the patient in front of you is defined by its behavior. These presentations are focused on taking the fear out of behavioral medicine (for the veterinary staff) and providing basic tools that make practice more fun, safer, and more intellectually and emotionally rewarding.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Karen L. Overall holds BA, MA, VMD and PhD degrees and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She has served on the faculties of both the veterinary and medical schools at Penn and lectures at veterinary schools worldwide. She is currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Biology Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Overall has given hundreds of national and international presentations and short courses and is the author of over 100 scholarly publications, dozens of textbook chapters and hundreds of abstracts, columns, and commentaries. She has authored Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals (Elsevier, 1997), Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats (Elsevier, 2013), and the DVD, Humane Behavioral Care for Dogs: Problem Prevention and Treatment (Elsevier, 2013). She is the founding editor-in-chief for Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research (Elsevier).

    Cardiology

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Dr. Eriksson will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of canine and feline cardiac disease. She will focus on clinical signs that we see on a day to day basis in practice, and the questions that need to be asked to get to the correct diagnosis. The goal is to provide useful information regarding diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in an approachable format for the general practitioner.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Andrea Eriksson De Rezende is a native of Eugene, Oregon and completed her undergraduate studies at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She received her veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2005, which was followed by a one-year rotating small animal and surgical internship at Oregon State University. She then completed a three-year residency in cardiology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Eriksson De Rezende became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2009. Until mid 2011, Andrea was an assistant professor of cardiology at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Andrea then moved to Brooklyn, NY for 5 years to join the Veterinary Emergency and Referral group. Today, she lives with her family in New Jersey and practices at Blue Pearl in Paramus, NJ. Her research interests include management of congestive heart failure with particular interest in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system as well as advanced cardiac imaging. Personal interests include indoor cycling, travel,and singing.

    Dermatology

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Pruritus and atopic dermatitis are common problems often associated with a constellation of pathological processes and increasingly methicillin resistant staph infections. Very few dermatological diseases are actually curable but many are controllable. Compassionate use of antipruritic therapy is palliative and an important part of patient care. Chronic nonspecific therapy may result in adverse effects and allow progression of the underlying disease process leading to an even more difficult to manage situation. These sessions will explore the do’s and don’t’s of dermatology, using case presentations to demonstrate best practices while also showing how improved communications can result in better patient outcomes.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Gram is Dermatology service chief at the University of Florida. Prior to joining UF, he owned and operated four dermatology practices in Virginia and co-managed two 24 hour emergency/internal medicine hospitals.

    Endocrinology

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Common canine/feline endocrinopathies can be challenging to diagnose, and are often the cause of varied or clinically vague signs. This session will review commonly occurring endocrinopathies, and use case presentations to illustrate how appropriate history, diagnostics and communication insure better outcomes.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Christopher G. Byers is the Medical Director at CriticalCareDVM. He received his BS degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, and his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is board-certified in small animal emergency and critical care, as well as small animal internal medicine. He is also a Certified Veterinary Journalist in the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. Dr. Byers enjoys clinical research, and his current areas of interest include immune-mediated diseases and abdominal compartment syndrome. He publishes a weekly blog for pet owners: CriticalCareDVM.com with the sole purpose of educating pet parents about the benefits of partnering with board-certified veterinary specialists. He has co-authored the textbook, Handbook of Veterinary Emergency Protocols: Dog and Cat.

    HEAR FROM DR. BYERS

    Oncology

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Got cancer questions? Whether it is skin masses and cytology, common tumors you deal with every day in practice, or your FAQ about chemotherapy, the oncology track will cover it all (well most of it!). Dr Sue's talks will provide practical tips and tricks you can use in tomorrow when you go back to work. Plus we will also cover the hardest part, how to break bad news to clients - to make it more effective, efficient, and better for you and your team as well. We all hate cancer, but come learn how managing these cases can be better for you, your patients, and clients.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Sue Ettinger is a veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and is head of the Oncology Department at the Animal Specialty & Emergency Center in NY. She is one of 400 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University and completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003.

    Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, Dr. Sue is the co-author of the Second Edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which is a best-selling book in small animal health for the last several years. She co-hosts the podcast The Pet Cancer Vet. Dr. Sue is most passionate about raising cancer awareness, and she has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. Dr Sue’s popular Facebook page has over 30,000 fans. She can be found on social media at www.facebook.com/DrSueCancerVet and @DrSueCancerVet on Twitter.

    Ophthalmology

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Dr. Plummer will provide insight into ophthalmic emergencies, including how to recognize and respond to ophthalmic pain and conditions that can lead to vision loss. Her sessions will also cover diseases of the ocular surface and those that obscure corneal clarity. Diseases of the retina will also be reviewed. Ophthalmoscopy requires practice and patience. There are certain instances when findings of an ophthalmoscopic examination can change a treatment plan or a prognosis. What should you look for and when? And then there are the masquerading diseases, when an ocular condition is not what it appears to be. Join her as she unravels the mystery of the eye, and explores challenging cases during the Case Theater presentation.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. Plummer is a 2002 graduate of UF. Following internship at MSU, she returned to UF for a residency. She received board certification from ACVO in 2006 and remained on as faculty at UF. Research interests include corneal disease & glaucoma.

    Pursuit of Happiness: Practice Challenges, Conflict Management and Wellbeing in Veterinary Medicine

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Whether it’s your boss, your peer, or someone who works for you, there are right and wrong ways to ask for what you need. In these sessions, we will talk about changing people’s behaviors to improve communications and outcomes. If you’re interested in communicating more effectively across your entire practice, this is a great session to attend.

    SPEAKER BIOS

    Mary Gardner, DVM (left)

    Dr. Gardner loves a grey muzzle! Her professional goal is to increase awareness and medical care for the geriatric veterinary patient and to help make the final life stage to be as peaceful as possible, surrounded with dignity and support for all involved.

    Andrew Roark, DVM, MS (right)

    Andy Roark DVM MS is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. Dr. Roark has been voted Practice Management Speaker of the Year at NAVC, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences two years running.

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    Hotel Accommodations

    We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!

    The Hilton Portland & The Duniway
    Hilton Portland & The Duniway
    Main Building: 921 SW Sixth Avenue
    The Duniway: 545 SW Taylor Street
    Portland, OR 97204, US

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