Continuing Education Credits:
The Penn Annual Conference provides continuing education credits, as per Section 31:16 of the Pennsylvania Code, and as an approved sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians within the state of New York. Registration includes the following CE hours:
Wed., March 11, 2015 - 8 hours
Thurs. March 12, 2015 - 7 hours
Lunch with the Experts - 1 hour
Lectures - Wed., March 11 & Thurs., March 12, 2015
This year's Conference tracks and topics include:
Small Animal Tracks: Behavior, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, Endocrinology, Exotic Companion Animal Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Surgery
Equine Medicine Track
Food Animal Medicine Track
Veterinary Technician Track
Educational Program Grid with Session Titles and Speakers
Wet Labs - Friday, March 7
CO2 Laser Surgery: Dermatologic Procedures and More - conducted by Dr. David Duclos (9:00am to 12:00pm) - Registration Fee: $400
Learn and practice the principals of successful laser surgery using the latest state of the art technology. Beginning with a Power Point presentation, you will be shown the fundamentals of CO2 laser technology, tissue reaction depending on settings, tip to tissue contact and spot sizes followed by a hands on wet lab. You will be using the laser for skin incisions, tumor excisions, eyelid and oral surgeries and other common procedures you come in contact with daily.Space is limited to 18 registrants. Registration is open to veterinarians only.
Oral Examination and Dental Charting - conducted by Bonnie Miller, RDH (9:00am to 12:00pm) - Registration Fee: $250
Along with a review of oral/dental anatomy, participants in this wet lab will perform the steps included in the completion of a dental chart. Examination of the soft tissues of the head, neck and mouth will be performed along with periodontal disease assessment techniques to evaluate the supporting structures of the teeth. Space is limited to 8 registrants. Registration is open to technicians and veterinarians.
Dental Surgery: Tooth Extraction - conducted by Dr. Alexander Reiter (2:00pm to 5:00pm) - Registration Fee: $400
This lab will provide hands-on training for closed extraction of single and two-rooted teeth. Participants will also learn flap techniques for open extraction of canine and large multi-rooted teeth, including tension-free closure of extraction sites. Instrument choices, safe use of power equipment, and proper bur selection will be reviewed. Space is limited to 8 registrants. Registration is open to veterinarians only.
Cytology Skills - conducted by Dr. Alexander Reiter (2:00pm to 5:00pm) - Registration Fee: $275
Cytology is one of the most useful but underused diagnostic procedures. In this lab, you will improve your skills to interpret cytology samples by evaluating multiple cases representing common inflammatory and neoplastic diseases involving the skin, lymph nodes, body cavity effusions, and various other organs. A brief presentation on smear preparation techniques, optimal sample submission, and general approaches to evaluating a cytologic slide are included. Space is limited to 15 registrants. Registration is open to technicians and veterinarians.