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CVMA Spring Seminar Program & Speakers

March 1-3, 2019

This seminar is being held at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You will receive a maximum of 12 hours of top-notch lectures, a conference syllabus, a certificate of attendance, daily continental breakfast, and fond remembrances of a fun and productive weekend vacation.

 


Program

Friday, March 1st

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Ophthalmology - Dr. Jean Stiles

Saturday, March 2nd

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Ophthalmology - Dr. Jean Stiles
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Pain Management - Dr. James Gaynor

Sunday, March 3rd

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Pain Management - Dr. James Gaynor

Speakers & Topics

 

Jean Stiles, DVM, MS, DACVO

Dr. Stiles received her DVM degree from the University of California, Davis in 1989. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Stiles became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1992 and has held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and Purdue University.

 

 

 

Sessions:

Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Corneal Ulcers – Trying to Avoid a Meltdown
From a simple superficial corneal ulcer to a deep infected ulcer to a perforated cornea, this session will discuss how to recognize the level of severity and appropriately manage animals with corneal ulcers. The emphasis will be on recognizing different types of corneal ulcers and implementing an appropriate course of treatment.

Cataracts in Dogs – A Cloudy Window to the World
Cataract is a common problem in dogs although the cause may differ between animals. This talk will help the clinician recognize different stages of cataract development and be confident in telling the difference between cataract and nuclear sclerosis. Causes of cataracts and complications of cataracts, such as uveitis and glaucoma, will be discussed, including how to prevent or treat. The pros and cons of canine cataract surgery will be presented.

Feline Herpesvirus – The Cat Tormentor
Feline herpesvirus (FHV) is ubiquitous and most cats are infected. It is the most common underlying cause of ocular disease in cats and can be frustrating to treat. This talk outlines how to recognize FHV-related ocular disease, how to approach treatments, and how to manage the cat with frequent flare ups. The latest trends in therapeutics will be discussed.

Keratitis – What Is It When It’s Not an Ulcer?
Non-ulcerative corneal disease is common in dogs and cats. Some conditions are painful, some not. From immune mediated disorders such as pannus and eosinophilic keratitis, to degenerative conditions such as calcific keratopathy and corneal edema from endothelial degeneration, some of the most common conditions will be reviewed with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease in Cats
Many systemic diseases have an ocular component, including infectious diseases, hypertension, drug toxicity, and neoplasia. The emphasis will be on how to recognize that a systemic and ocular disease are linked and how to approach treatment of each. The use of spring-loaded mouth gags and their relationship to cortical blindness will also be discussed.

The Red Eye – How to Figure Out What’s Going On
Conjunctivitis, uveitis, or glaucoma? Many ophthalmic diseases in animals have a red eye as a common finding. This talk will outline a logical, step by step, method of ruling in or out some of the common causes of a red eye in animals and help the clinician make a proper diagnosis.


James Gaynor, DVM, MS, DACVA, DAAPM

Dr. Gaynor received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1988. He is board certified in veterinary anesthesiology, a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, certified in veterinary acupuncture, and is a diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Gaynor was part of the faculty at Colorado State University from 1992 to 2004 and was section chief and associate professor of anesthesiology and pain management. He is also a FEMA Region 8 Leader for the National Veterinary Response Team.

 

Sessions:

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pain Control: Why and How
This session will explore the physiologic and pathophysiologic rationales for providing acute and chronic pain control. New terminology will be introduced. Data will be presented which validates the detrimental effects of intense or long-term pain.

Basic and Advanced Concepts of Arthritis and NSAIDs
This session will address the traditional approach to NSAIDs and then detail what makes each drug different. These differences will drive the discussion of differences in client communications based on differences in side effect profiles. The side effects as reported to the FDA will be discussed in a clinically relevant manner. Finally, the beneficial effects of NSAIDs besides pain control will be detailed.

What to Do When You Cannot Use NSAIDs, Part 1
After exploring NSAIDs in detail, the goal of this session is to identify non-NSAIDs approaches to inflammation and pain when either an owner does not want NSAIDs for a pet or they may be contraindicated. New drug, non-drug, and energetic approaches to therapy will be discussed along with the data to support their use.

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

What to Do When You Cannot Use NSAIDs, Part 2
After exploring NSAIDs in detail, the goal of this session is to identify non-NSAIDs approaches to inflammation and pain when either an owner does not want NSAIDs for a pet or they may be contraindicated. New drug, non-drug and energetic approaches to therapy will be discussed along with the data to support their use. This is a continuation of the previous session.

Stem Cell Therapy: The Future of Arthritis Care (The Future is Now)
The gold standard for arthritis care, autologous, adipose-derived stem cells will be presented in depth. Basic stem cell biology will lay the ground work for the clinical applications. While arthritis will be the focus, other uses for stem cells, including immune-mediated diseases, will be discussed. Multiple cases will be presented.

Putting It All Together: Chronic Pain Control Logic
This is the capstone lecture of the day. Virtually all concepts are put together to create a logical approach to basic and advanced arthritis pain control. Practitioners should be able to follow a step by step system to gain a high degree of success with their patients.

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