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Preconference Tracks Only

AHPC Module 2 Communication Track with Dr. Jane Shaw - 8am to 5pm hosted in Lindbergh
(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 hosted in Armstrong (2nd floor) 
(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 


Grand 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     Business Panel (Cooney, Carmack, Cornelius)
3:40 - 4:00    Break 
4:00 - 5:05    Gaining Traction with your Growing Team (Lehman)
5:05 - 6:10    30 Marketing Ideas to Take Your Business Over-the-Top! (Ellis)

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     How to respond to suicidial ideation (Cornelius and Ladin)


Grand 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  BabelBark Introduction
11:35 – 12:40 Hospice FAQ's: There Are No Stupid Questions (Titcombe)
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)

Yeager / Wright - Technician Track
8:00 - 9:05  How to Help your Practice to Have a Hospice Option for Families (Craig)
9:05 - 10:10  TBD (Fernandez)
10:10 -10:30   Break
10:30 – 11:35  TBD (Fernandez)
11:35 – 12:40  TBD  (Fernandez)
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.

5:05 PM - 6:10 PM Honoring Ceremony with Coleen Ellis hosted in the Lindbergh room.
A memorial Tribute Video will be shared at the Honoring Ceremony featuring attendee’s beloved pets. To have a special pet(s) included in the Tribute Video, please email your photos to Coleen@TwoHeartsPetLossCenter.com.


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

 


Grand 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International Ballroom: The Future of Veterinary Hospice and the IAAHPC (presented by Amir Shanan, Founder)
1:30 - 4:30 AHPC Euthanasia Lab  (Cooney)

 

This program is RACE approved by the AAVSB for veterinarian and technicians for 29.5 hours of continuing education.    This program is approved by The National Association of Social Workers #86739622-7490 for 28 hours continuing education.