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2017 Annual Conference Workshops

2017 AAZV Workshop Summaries

Diagnostic Cytology of Exotic Species

Instructors:  Nicole Stacy

Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 8 am- 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 40

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: This 4-hour workshop offers an overview of optimal sample handling and processing of cytology samples of various exotic species (across non-mammals and exotic mammals), and provides a systematic and practical approach to cytological evaluation in general, as well as specifically for cytology samples by organ system, while highlighting unique features of various taxa. An interactive case-based discussion will then build upon the presented material. Since microscopes will not be available for the individual workshop participant, high quality projected images will be used during lectures and case discussion. Notes for workshop participants will be delivered via Dropbox prior to the workshop. It is recommended to download the app “Notability” prior to the workshop to facilitate the addition of notes to provided pdf files during lectures.

Cost: $150

Comparative Hematology

Instructors:  Nicole Stacy

Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 1 pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 40

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: This 4-hour workshop is organized into the following sections: 1) blood film preparation techniques and blood film handling and processing, 2) systematic blood film evaluation, 3) comparative hematology across non-mammalian and mammalian species with special focus on morphologic changes of leukocytes, erythrocytes, and platelets/thrombocytes in disease, 4) literature review of the latest discoveries in hematology of exotic species, and 5) case discussion. Since microscopes will not be available for the individual workshop participant, high quality projected images will be used during lectures and case discussion. Notes for workshop participants will be delivered via Dropbox prior to the workshop. It is recommended to download the app “Notability” prior to the workshop to facilitate the addition of notes to provided pdf files during lectures.

Cost: $150

 Megavertebrate  Medicine

Instructors:  Ellen Wiedner and Ramiro Isaza

Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 8 am – 5 pm

Lunch on your own at Dallas Zoo

Maximum Participants: 22

Location: Dallas Zoo

Transportation included, buses will depart Embassy Suites Hotel lobby at 7AM

Summary: SOLD OUT. Wait list available. This course is geared primarily for the zoo medicine resident, the new zoo veterinarian, and individuals seeking a refresher in working with very large terrestrial mammals. The course will focus on some of the challenges associated with providing veterinary care to elephants, rhino, hippos, giraffes, etc. In conjunction with Vet Rocket digital radiograph company and the Dallas Zoo staff, the wet lab portion of the course will focus on obtaining diagnostic quality images of elephant feet, giraffe and okapi hooves, and hippo dental films.
The didactic portion of the course will address the following:

  • Interpreting megavertebrate films
  • Safety with megavertebrates: training vs restraint vs sedation
  • Megavertebrate pharmacology: determining drug doses for megavertebrates, risks of metabolic scaling and “polypharmacy”, using analgesics long and short term in megavertebrates
  • Foot care in megavertebrates (primarily giraffe and elephants)
  • Approaches to clinical medicine in the megavertebrate

Cost: $450

24th Annual Zoo and Wildlife Pathology

Instructors:  Dalen Agnew and Bruce Rideout

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017 8 am – 5 pm

Lunch on your own

Maximum Participants: 80

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: The theme of this year's AAZV/Davis-Thompson Foundation pathology workshop will focus on fungal diseases. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Shawn Lockhart Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director, Fungal Reference Laboratory and Team Lead, Antifungal Laboratory, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Lockhart’s keynote presentation will be "Emerging Fungal Diseases in Animals and Humans". Cases from pathologists from around the world will be enlisted to illustrate the topic of mycotic diseases throughout an interactive morning session. The afternoon session will include examples of the most interesting cases pathologists and clinicians have seen in recent years.

Cost: $175 Veterinarian and $100 Student

From Pip to Peep to Fledge: Avian Pediatrics with a Focus on Passerines

Instructors:  Meg Sutherland-Smith and Nicole LaGreco

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017; 8 am – 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 25

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: Avian pediatrics is a rewarding but often challenging discipline. This workshop is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of embryo development, incubation, brooder room basics and husbandry. The diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the sick chick will be discussed as well as common diseases.

Cost: $200

Orangutan Medicine

Instructors:  Nancy Lung and Joe Smith

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017; 8 am – 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 40

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: ThThe Orang-utan medicine workshop this year will cover the most current knowledge in four areas: respiratory and reproductive medicine, anesthesia, and current research. The four-hour workshop will dedicate one hour to each of these areas. Each hour will begin with an advanced level lecture on the topic followed by group discussion of cases. Each participant is encouraged to submit cases for the group discussions. We will work through the cases together, sharing ideas and learning from each other.

Cost: $200

Avian Orthopedic Surgery

Instructors:  Jill Heatley

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017; 1 pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: Avian species are often presented for traumatic injury to the musculoskeletal system. In zoological and exotic animal practice settings, the goal of prefect repair for flight, hunting and predator avoidance, as is necessary in rehabilitation of wildlife, is not as pressing. Instead, providing function, comfort and aesthetic repair are of primary importance in captive settings. This hands-on lab will review coaptive and surgical methods of repair relevant for multiple avian species.

Cost: $450

Select Topics in Ophthalmology

Instructors:  Rachel Ring

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017; 1 pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: Didactic lecture format portion will cover various subjects encountered in ophthalmology in animals including ocular emergencies, interpreting the ocular fundus and ocular pharmacology.  The accompanying wet lab will allow hands on participation in indirect ophthalmoscopy with a model retina and minor ophthalmic procedures on cadaver eyes.

Cost: $300

Marine Mammal Anesthesia

Instructors:  James Bailey

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017; 1 pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 25

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: SOLD OUT. Wait list available.  Anesthesia of marine mammals can present many challenges. The objectives of this workshop are to acquaint attendees with methods of subject control, current concepts and limitations of anesthesia management, monitoring and support, as well as develop any appreciation for the many logistical considerations associated with marine mammal anesthesia. The didactic lecture format portion will be supported by interactive case examples involving phocids, otariids, odobenids, serenians and delphinoids. As vascular access is both necessary and feasible to safe anesthesia of marine mammals, we will also provide participants an opportunity to learn and practice a simple method of cannulation using micro-introducer kits applying a modified Seldinger method in phantom vascular model.

Cost: $300

Leadership and Development Workshop

Relationships – Up, Out, and Down

Instructor: Cindy Anderson

Date/Time: Friday, September 29, 2017 8 am – 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 100

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: At the end of the day, unless you want to try to do all of the work yourself, you need strong relationships with others to achieve your goals. This course will teach you the essentials of identifying and building relationships you want and need. You’ll learn the building blocks of effective relationships at all levels, and build discernment around how much you should invest in each type of relationship, as well as how to effectively “downshift” or “upshift” a person in your own relationship hierarchy. The techniques covered in this course will help you effectively manage your relationship with your boss, your peers, and your subordinates.

Cost:  $125

Location

581705 White Oak Road
Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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