From Cytology to Shelter Medicine: Conference Specialty Workshops Cover Range of Topics

The Purdue Veterinary Conference this year offers a half-dozen specialty workshops including cytology and chemistry, shelter medicine, a milking systems simulator lab, and veterinary technology sessions on anesthesia and clinical pathology.  The workshops are listed below with links to flyers that contain additional details.  Separate registration fees apply for the workshops, which will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Click here to view a list of the workshops on-line with links to the conference registration site

2015 Cytology Workshop – Tuesday, September 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This cytology workshop will focus on skin and subcutaneous lesions in the dog and cat and will use interactive lectures and videomicroscopy in a case-based format to describe general principles of the cytologic approach with specific examples of inflammatory diseases, infectious agents, hyperplastic conditions, neoplastic diseases, and degenerative lesions. This program is designed primarily for DVMs, but veterinary technicians with cytology interests should find it useful and are encouraged with favorable pricing to attend. Four continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this workshop.  Click here to view a flyer.

Vet Tech Specialty Workshop on Anesthesia – Thursday, September 10, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

“Local Blocks: Hands on!” is the title of this session which is open to DVMs and Veterinary Technologists and will be based on the morning lecture.  Attendees will be able to put their hands to the test and practice all the blocks.  Two continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this workshop.  Click here to view a flyer.

Vet Tech Specialty Workshop on Clinical Pathology – Thursday, September 10, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This workshop is entitled, “See All that You Can See! Hematology Wet Lab, Hints, and Case Discussions.” Peripheral blood film evaluation is a critical component of accurate hematology data generation. This wet lab will demonstrate a logical approach to the blood film as well as discuss other hints towards obtaining the most accurate data from your hematology instrument. Dual headed microscopes will be shared by two participants, as slides from cases are utilized. Two continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this workshop. Click here to view a flyer.

2015 Chemistry Workshop – Friday, September 11, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This engaging and highly interactive workshop focuses on clinical chemistry profiling. A case-based format will be used to illustrate an organized, systems approach and the interpretive principles that unlock and integrate abnormal findings. Morphologic correlates from blood smears, cytology and some histopathologic specimens will also be shared. This workshop is strongly directed at DVMs, although advanced techs choosing to attend may use the favorable pricing format. Four continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this workshop. Click here to view a flyer.

Shelter Medicine Behavior Lab: Behavior Modification Applied to Shelter Dogs – Friday, September 11, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Participants will be introduced to the techniques of counter conditioning, systematic desensitization, and response substitution to modify unwanted behavior using specific exercises that are immediately applicable to managing shelter dog behavior.  Techniques included will be systematic desensitization to handling, frightening objects and humane leash tools; Treat Buckets and Say Please Program (modeled after Center for Shelter Dogs) for counter conditioning; and teaching trade / drop it using Tug Game and Fetch for response substitution for mild resource guarding. Open to anyone interested in Shelter Medicine Animal Behavior. Four continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this workshop. Two continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this lab. Click here to view a flyer.

The Teaching Parlor: Milking System Simulator Lab – Friday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This hands-on training lab is designed to give attendees confidence in evaluating milking systems, diagnosing potential issues with the systems, and testing the systems. Giving participants a chance to work with milking systems, seeing how they work, fixing potential problems, and hands-on training is invaluable. The Teaching Parlor is a portable, fully functional milking machine and it will provide registrants the chance to work with a milking system without urgency of other responsibilities and without the risk of damaging the equipment. Open to anyone interested in milking systems. Six continuing education (CE) credits will be offered for this lab. Click here to view a flyer.

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