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PAC 2014 Educational Program


Below you'll find the Penn Annual Conference lecture schedule including times, topics and speakers.

Please note: The program grids will be updated as more details become available regarding each session and speaker.



 Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time Cardiology   
Imaging & Radiology
DentistryVeterinary Technician
Equine Medicine
Food Animal
8:00am-9:00am
  • Tracking the Progression of Heart Disease: We Can Make a Difference
  • Dr. Sonya Gordon (Texas A&M)
  • Diagnostic Imaging of Exotic Animals
  • Dr. Jantra Suran (Penn Vet)
  • How to Do a Proper Oral Examination
  • Dr. Alexander Reiter (Penn Vet) 
 
  • Anesthetic Management of Sepsis: Pre-Operative Stabilization / Considerations
  • Tara Rodriguez, CVT (Penn Vet)
 
  • Foot Imaging: Lessons Learned from MRI and CT
  • Dr. Sarah Puchalski (UC Davis)
  • Intro: Why Dairy Quality Assurance
  • Dr. Michaela Kristula (Penn Vet)
9:15am-10:15am
  • Managing Heart Disease: We've Come a Long Way
  • Dr. Sonya Gordon (Texas A&M)
  • Ultrasound Use in General Practice & Emergency
  • Dr. Jantra Suran (Penn Vet)
  • Dental Radiography: Interpretation of Disease in Cats & Dogs
  • Dr. Boaz Arzi (UC Davis)
 
  • Anesthetic Management of Sepsis: The Anesthetic Event
  • Tara Rodriguez, CVT (Penn Vet)

 
  • Digital Image Display and Basic MRI Interpretation for Practitioners
  • Dr. Sarah Puchalski (UC Davis)

  • Quality Assurance and Certification
  • Dr. David Wolfgang (Penn State University)
10:45am-11:45am
  • Feline Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?
  • Dr. Sonya Gordon (Texas A&M)
  • Thoracic Radiology: Interactive Session on Routine Cases 
  • Dr. Jantra Suran  (Penn Vet)
  • Tips and Tricks for Tooth Extraction
  • Dr. Alexander Reiter (Penn Vet) 
 
  • Management of Respiratory Emergencies
  • Dr. David Holt (Penn Vet) 


 
  • Choosing a Diagnostic Imaging Modality: Challenging Anatomic Locations
  • Dr. Sarah Puchalski (UC Davis)

  • Investigating Residue Violations
  • Dr. Aliza Simeone (PA Dept. of Agriculture)
12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Canine Heart Failure Treatment Dilemmas: An Interactive Case Series
  • Dr. Sonya Gordon (Texas A&M) 
  • Thoracic Radiology: Interactive Session on Advanced Cases
  • Dr. Jennifer Reetz (Penn Vet)
  • Approach to Oral Tumors: From Biopsy to Excision
  • Dr. Boaz Arzi (UC Davis) 
 
  • Fluid Therapy in the Emergency Patient
  • Dr. Kenneth Drobatz (Penn Vet)
  • Stifle Imaging: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
  • Dr. Sarah Puchalski (UC Davis)
 
  • DQU: Drug Acquisition and Usage
  • Dr. Billy I. Smith (Penn Vet)
1:00pm-2:15pmKeynote Presentation and Luncheon / Speaker: Dr. Gary Wu, Ferdinand W. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (sponsored by Elanco Animal Health)
  Nutrition       
VaccinationsDentistryVeterinary TechnicianEquine Medicine Food Animal
2:15pm-3:15pm
  • What Scientific Research Exists Regarding Raw Food Diets?
  • Dr. Andrea Fascetti (UC Davis) 
  • Canine and Feline Vaccines: Principles and Protocols
  • Dr. Maggie Casal (Penn Vet) 
  • Difficulty Opening and Closing the Mouth: TMJ Disorders & Differentials
  • Dr. Boaz Arzi (UC Davis) 
 
  • The Role of Technicians in Behavior
  • Amanda Eick, RVT (The Behavior Clinic - Ohio)

 
  • Diagnostics on the Run: What We Have Learned From 20 Years of Exercise Testing
  • Dr. Elizabeth Davidson (Penn Vet)
 
  • DQA: Residue Screening Tests: Meat and Milk
  • Dr. Billy I. Smith

3:45pm-4:45pm
  • Hot Topics in Nutrition: What are Pet Owners Reading on the Internet?
  • Dr. Andrea Fascetti (UC Davis) 
  • Vaccine Side Effects and Controversies
  • Dr. Maggie Casal (Penn Vet)
  • Local and Regional Anesthesia: Critical Aid in Oral Pain Management
  • Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera (Penn Vet)  
  • Behavior Modification: What Is It and How Do We Do It? (Part 1)
  • Amanda Eick, RVT (The Behavior Clinic - Ohio)
 
  • Lameness in the Proximal Metatarsal and Tarsal Regions (Part 1)
  • Dr. Michael Ross (Penn Vet)
 
  • DQA: National Programs
  • Dr. Jonathan Garber (Valley Vet Clinic - WI)
5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Home-Prepared Diets: First Do No Harm
  • Dr. Amy Farcas (Penn Vet) 
  • Lyme Vaccines Revisited
  • Dr. Meryl Littman (Penn Vet)
  • Treatment Options for Feline Stomatitis
  • Dr. Michael Jennings (Penn Vet)
  • Behavior Modification: What Is It and How Do We Do It? (Part 2)
  • Amanda Eick, RVT (The Behavior Clinic - Ohio)

  • Lameness in the Proximal Metatarsal and Tarsal Regions (Part 2)
  • Dr. Michael Ross (Penn Vet)

 
  • DQA: Protocol Development
  • Dr. Jonathan Garber (Valley Vet Clinic - WI)

 Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time Behavior (sponsored by CEVA)
Neurology (sponsored by Zoetis)
Oncology (sponsored by Zoetis)
Veterinary Technician
Equine Medicine
Food Animal
8:00am-9:00am
  • Pheromonatherapy: What's That? First Principles
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln)
  • 3D Printing and Neurology / Neurosurgery
  • Dr. Evelyn Galban (Penn Vet)

  • Mammary Tumors in Dogs, A Clinically and Histologically Diverse Disease: One Approach Does Not Fit All
  • Dr. Karin Sorenmo (Penn Vet)
 
  • The First Five Minutes: Initial Stabilization for Technicians
  • David Liss, RVT (Platt College)
  • Neck Clinical Exams - Imaging and Treatment - Part 1
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)
  • DQA: Mastitis (Part 1)
  • Dr. Linda Tikofsky (Boehringer Ingelheim)
9:15am-10:15am
  • Use of Pheromonatherapy in Cats to Improve Behavior and Welfare
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln)
  • Gamma Knife and Neurologic Cases
  • Dr. Jason Berg (Animal Specialty Center - NY)
  • Chemotherapy for Canine Lymphoma: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • Dr. Erika Krick (Penn Vet)
 
  • ER Tricks and Tips
  • David Liss, RVT (Platt College)
  • Neck Clinical Exam, Imaging and Treatment - Part 2
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)

  • DQA: Mastitis (Part 2)
  • Dr. Linda Tikofsky (Boehringer Ingelheim)

10:45am-11:45am
  • Use of Pheromonatherapy in Dogs to Improve Behavior and Welfare
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln)
  • Spinal Radiology
  • Dr. Carrie Jurney (Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services - CA)
  • Delivering the Future of Veterinary Cancer Therapy: Targeting Metastasis
  • Dr. Chand Khanna (National Cancer Institute)  
 
  • Baffling Blood Gases: Basic Interpretation for the ER Technician
  • David Liss, RVT (Platt College)

  • Back Clinical Exam
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)

  • DQA: Mastitis Treatment Protocols
  • Dr. Michaela Kristula (Penn Vet) and Dr. Linda Tikofsky (Boehringer Ingelheim)
12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Understanding Limitations, Addressing Misconceptions and Preventing Mistakes in Pheromonatherapy
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln)
  • What's New in Anticonvulsants
  • Dr. Carrie Jurney (Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services - CA)
  • Pet Dogs Lead the Way in the Development of New Cancer Therapy
  • Dr. Chand Khanna (National Cancer Institute)  
 
  • Pain Management in the ER
  • David Liss, RVT (Platt College)
  • Back Imaging and Treatment - Part 1
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)

  • DQA: Uterine Infection
  • Dr. Billy I. Smith (Penn Vet)
  Behavior
Feline GIImaging & RadiologyVeterinary Technician
Equine Medicine Food Animal
2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Emotions and Stress in Companion Animals
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln) 
  • Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease in Cats
  • Dr. Mark Rondeau (Penn Vet)
  • Overview of the Uses of CT & MRI: Which One Should I Refer For?
  • Dr. Jennifer Reetz (Penn Vet) 
 
  • Caring for the Patient with Acute Kidney Injury
  • Dr. JD Foster (Penn Vet)

  • Back Imaging and Treatment - Part 2
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)
 
  • DQA: Uterine Infection Treatment Protocols
  • Dr. Jonathan Garber (Valley Vet Clinic - WI) and Dr. Billy I. Smith (Penn Vet)

3:45pm-4:45pm
  • Canine Cognition: Dogs Are Smarter Than You May Realize
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln)
  • Puzzling Pancreatitis
  • Dr. Julie Callahan Clark (Penn Vet)
  • Pitfalls in Abdominal Radiology
  • Dr. Wilfried Mai (Penn Vet)
 
  • Monitoring the Critical Post-Operative Patient
  • Dr. Dana Clarke (Penn Vet)
  • Pelvis Imaging and Treatment - Part 1
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)
 
  • DQA: Antibiotic Use in Calves and Heifers
  • Dr. Raymond Sweeney (Penn Vet)

5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Canine Cognition: Dogs Are Not As Smart As You May Realize
  • Dr. Daniel Mills (Univ. of Lincoln)
  • Inflammatory Liver Disease in Cats
  • Dr. Julie Callahan Clark (Penn Vet) 
  • Pitfalls in Thoracic Radiology
  • Dr. Wilfried Mai (Penn Vet)
 
  • Nursing Care for Interventional Radiology Patients
  • Dr. Dana Clarke (Penn Vet) 

  • Pelvis Imaging and Treatment - Part 2
  • Dr. Philippe Benoit (Clinique Equine - France)
 
  • DQA: Treatment Protocols  for Pneumonia and Diarrhea in Calves and Heifers
  • Dr. Jonathan Garber (Valley Vet Clinic - WI) and Dr. Raymond Sweeney (Penn Vet)