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Preconference Tracks Only

AHPC Module 2 Communication Track with Dr. Jane Shaw - 8am to 5pm
(Registration for this training is completed upon registration for the AHPC Certification Program.  Students - you are all set)

Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) Day One - 8:30am to 5pm
(Register through the IAAHPC conference registration page.  Only 50 seats available.)

Field trip hosted by Hinsdale Pet Cemetery and Crematorium. Buses begin boarding at 2:45pm, Departs 3:00pm 


International Ballroom - Hospice and Palliative Care Track
8:00 - 9:05    Opening Plenary: Past and Present of Animal Hospice and the IAAHPC. Honoring our founding members
9:05 - 10:10   Pain management for common diseases: canine and feline osteoarthritis,  (Robertson)
10:10 - 10:30  Break 
10:30 -11:35  Updates on osteosarcoma pain in dogs (Robertson)
11:35 - 12:40  A Comprehensive Approach to Pain (Wagner)
12:40 -  1:30   LUNCH  
1:30 - 2:35   The Hospice and Quality of Life Assessment Intake (Cox)
2:35 - 3:40   Mobility Support Devices (Shearer)
3:40 - 4:00   Break 
4:00 - 5:05   Physical Therapy Golden Rules for End of Life (Shearer)
5:05 - 6:10   More than Just Skin Deep: Advanced Wound Management (Yaxley)
6:10 - 7:00   Table Talks: Small group topic discussions with conference leadership and speakers

Yeager/Wright - Business Track
9:05 - 10:10    Stand Up Be a Tesla in a World of Fords: How Brand Messaging Sets You Apart, Sets You Above, and Builds a Tribe for Life (Vogelsang)
10:10 - 10:30  Break 
10:30 -11:35   Brand Blueprint : Using Your Strengths to Market Your Practice and Become Irresistible (Vogelsang)
11:35 - 12:40  Putting Your Brand to Work: Implementing a Cohesive Brand Online, on Social, and In Practice (Vogelsang)
12:40 -  1:30   LUNCH  
1:30 - 2:35     “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million” (Carmack)
2:35 - 3:40     Marketing Hospice and Palliative Care to Referring Veterinary Hospitals (Pasek)
3:40 - 4:00    Break 
4:00 - 5:05    Gaining Traction with your Growing Team (Lehman)
5:05 - 6:10    Get Maximum Value When You Sell Your Practice (Jackson)

Lindberg - Social Work / Pet Loss/ Mental Health Track
9:05 - 10:10    Lessons from the NICU – what we can learn from the NICU and how to apply these lessons to veterinary medicine (Durocher-Babek)
10:10 - 10:30  Break 
10:30 -11:35   Supporting families with children: Practical tips for home visits (Lehman)
11:35 - 12:40  Unpacking the Mystery of Teenage Grief (Lehman)
12:40 -  1:30   LUNCH  
1:30 - 2:35     Why are "they" the patient? Understanding the unit of care (Wynn)
2:35 - 3:40     Why are "they" on the team? Understanding the interdisciplinary team (Wynn)
3:40 - 4:00     Break 
4:00 - 5:05     Bereavement in Horse owners and horses (Shuey)
5:05 - 6:10     OPEN TRACK (TBD)


International Ballroom - Hospice and Palliative Care Track
7:45 - 7:55 Opening remarks, plans for the day, announcements, energy-building (McComas)
8:00 - 9:05  Myths and misconceptions about transdermal drugs (Robertson)
9:05 - 10:10   Case study (canine – Osteoarthritis and degenerative myelopathy) (Robertson)
10:10 -10:30  Break
10:30 - 11:35  Natural Death- Part I - Why pet parents choose natural death and how do we guide them (Turenne)
11:35 – 12:40  Natural Death- Part 2 – How to support a natural death using complimentary and integrative medicine (CIM) (Turenne)
12:40 – 1:30  LUNCH
1:30 - 2:35   An Integrative Approach to the Care of the Chronic or Palliative Neurologic Patient (Wagner)
2:35 - 3:40   Senior Moments: Canine and Feline Cognitive Dysfunction (Yaxley)
3:40 - 4:00  Break
4:00 – 5:05  Cannabis in Context: Wolf in sheep's clothing or vice versa? What do we need to know now? (Galbraith)
5:05 - 6:10 Honoring Ceremony with Coleen Ellis

Yeager / Wright - Technician Track
8:00 - 9:05  Enhance the Bond, Enhance the Life (Deselms)
9:05 - 10:10  Nursing Care for Common Palliative Care and Hospice Cases, part 1 (Pasek)
10:10 -10:30   Break
10:30 – 11:35  Nursing Care for Common Palliative Care and Hospice Cases, part 2 (Pasek)
11:35 – 12:40  Understanding Caregiver Responses to Impending Loss (Pasek)
12:40 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:3 – 2:35  The Equine Hospice Nurse, part 1 (Shuey)
2:35 – 3:40  The Equine Hospice Nurse, part 2 (Shuey)
3:40 – 4:00  Break
4:00 – 5:05  A Novel Approach to Compassion Fatigue: Chicken or Egg? (Wagner)

Lindberg - Euthanasia, Death and Aftercare Track
8:00 - 9:05   Facilitating Euthanasia Conversations  (Stoewen)
9:05 - 10:10 Euthanasia Triggers in the Context of Chronic Illness,  (Marchitelli)
10:10 -10:30   Break
10:30 – 11:35  Getting started with Tricks of the Trade (O'Rourke)
11:35 – 12:40 Taking the Sting out of Telazol  (Cooney)
12:40 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 2:35   Managing and Handling Aggression Appointments  (Muhovich)
2:35 – 3:40  Prospective analysis of feline euthanasia appointments (March – December 2018) (Robertson)
3:40 – 4:00  Break
4:00 – 5:05  Final Stages of Dying: Panel Discussion on End-of-life Options (Led by Cooney and panelists)

FIeld Trip hosted by Hinsdale Pet Cemetery and Crematorium. Buses begin boarding at 1:45pm. Departs 2:00pm.

6:10 - 10:00pm Saturday Night Dinner Event, commencement, Jeopardy and Silent Auction (CE provided) 

 


International Ballroom - Hospice and Palliative Track
7:45 - 7:55 Opening remarks, plans for the day, announcements, energy-building (McComas)
8:00 - 9:05 Emergency Medicine in End of Life: Crisis Kits and Beyond? (Yaxley)
9:05 - 10:10  You get a comfort kit and you get a comfort kit… everyone gets a comfort kit! (Carmack)
10:10-10:30  Break
10:30 - 11:35  Comfort Care Tips for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Patients (Marchitelli)
11:35 – 12:40  Utilizing Telehealth to Turn Your Hospice Practice into a Digitally Connected One, (Cox)
12:40 – 1:30 Lunch in the Grand Ballroom: The Future of Veterinary Hospice and the IAAHPC (presented by Amir Shanan, Founder)

Yeager / Wright- Chair's Picks
8:00 - 9:05  I Can't Say No....or Can I? (Cooney)
9:05 - 10:10  Living Until You Die: Physiology of Death and Associated Stages of Dying (Yaxley)
10:10-10:30  Break
10:30 - 11:35 The Client Experience: Making Memorable Moments (Stoewen)
11:35 -12:40 The Aha in Haha - Hospice Humor (Goldman)
12:40 – 1:30 Lunch in the Grand Ballroom: The Future of Veterinary Hospice and the IAAHPC (presented by Amir Shanan, Founder)

Lindberg- Social Work / Pet Loss / Mental Health
8:00 - 9:05  IMPROVe Your Conversations for Success! Part 1 (Stoewen)
9:05 -10:10  IMPROVe Your Conversations for Success! Part 2 (Stoewen)
10:10 -10:30  Break
10:30 - 11:35  Tools for Life's Challenges-The 7 R's of Bereavement Recovery, Part 1 (Ladin)
11:35 - 12:40 Tools for Life's Challenges-The 7 R's of Bereavement Recovery, Part 2 (Ladin)
12:40 – 1:30 Lunch in the Grand Ballroom: The Future of Animal Hospice and the IAAHPC (presented by Amir Shanan, Founder)

Armstrong- Euthanasia Labs
9:20 - 12:20 CAETA Euthanasia Lab (Cooney)
Lunch in the Grand Ballroom: The Future of Veterinary Hospice and the IAAHPC (presented by Amir Shanan, Founder)
1:30 - 4:30 AHPC Euthanasia Lab  (Cooney)