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2015 AAZV Annual Conference Workshops

CARNIVORE DENTISTRY


Instructors: 
 Steven Holstrom and Peter Emily

Date/Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015 8 am – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 16

Location: Portland Community College Laboratory

Transportation provided, departs conference hotel lobby at 7:30 AM PST

Summary: This day long course covers radiology and exodontia. Discussion of intraoral radiographic acquisition, radiographic interpretation and extraction techniques will be presented with numerous visual aids to enhance learning and increase retention for the attendees. Clinical cases will be used to set the stage for step-by-step presentations for extractions with heavy emphasis on being able to predict the difficult tooth extraction, extraction pitfalls and complications will be presented to help attendees minimize complications and address complications if they should occur in clinical practice. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to put clinical skills into practice. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $450


ZIMS FOR MEDICAL

 

Instructors:  Rachel Thompson and Andrew Teare

Date/Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015  8 am- 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: Users will learn how to create templates, favorite samples, test panels, calendar functions, etc. via demonstration with opportunity to interact with their own animal collection in a ZIMS training application. The workshop will be a blend of live demonstration and hands-on learning including Q&A. Attendees should bring their own laptop with Wi-Fi capability. Workshop notes will be distributed on USB drives.

Cost: $75

AQUATIC ANIMAL CYTOLOGY: OVERVIEW, SPECIMEN PROCESSING, SYSTEMATIC APPROACH, AND EVALUATION OF CYTOLOGY BY ORGAN SYSTEM WITH FOCUS ON MARINE MAMMALS AND AQUATIC REPTILES


Instructors: 
 Nicole Stacy

Date/Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015  1pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 35

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: This 4-hour workshop will offer an overview of optimal sample handling and processing of aquatic animal cytology specimens, and provide a systematic approach to cytologic evaluation in general, as well as specifically for cytology samples by organ system (respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinalysis, cutaneous, body cavity effusions, tissue imprints). An interactive case-based discussion will then build upon the presented material and provide application of the previously discussed material. Although microscopes will not be available for the individual workshop participant, high quality projected images will be used during the lectures and discussion. This workshop will mainly focus on marine mammals and aquatic reptiles. Notes for workshop participants will be delivered via Dropbox prior to the workshop

Cost: $150


ZIMS FOR MEDICAL- PATHOLOGY

 

Instructors:  Rachel Thompson and Andrew Teare

Date/Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015  1pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: Users will learn basic navigation and best practices for utilizing the recently-released pathology functionality via demonstration and opportunity to interact with their own animal collection in a ZIMS training application. The workshop will be a blend of live demonstration and hands-on learning including Q&A.  Attendees should bring their own laptop with Wi-Fi capability. Workshop notes will be distributed on USB drives.

Cost: $75

GREAT APE HEART PROJECT


Instructors:
 Hayley Murphy

Date/Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015  1pm – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 100

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: This 4-hour workshop will review the latest information on diagnosis, treatment and potential etiologies for great ape heart disease. An overview of current knowledge of cardiovascular disease in gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans will be given by Great Ape Heart Project subject matter experts. Clinical management of apes diagnosed with cardiac compromise will be discussed, and future research directions will also be reviewed. Pathology overview, including new pathology protocols will also be given.  Anyone with great apes in their collections should try to attend. Notes will be delivered to course participants on a USB drive.

Objectives include:

  1. Introduce participants to the Great Ape Heart Project database and the power of this tool to aid in diagnostics and case tracking.
  2. Familiarize clinicians with current knowledge of cardiac disease in gorilla, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos
  3. Review diagnostic techniques such as minimum views needed for a diagnostic echocardiogram, what diagnostics are possible on awake apes, and review latest advances in diagnostics such as implantable loop recorders.
  4. A panel discussion reviewing the current state of knowledge of cardiac therapeutics in humans and domestic animals and translating that to what we know in the great apes will occur.
  5. Discuss cardiac necropsy protocols and histologic review

Cost: $200

AAZV/CL Davis Foundation for Zoo and Wildlife Pathology

Instructors:  Dalen Agnew, Bruce Rideout, and Tony Pease

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015 8 am – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 100

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: The theme of this year’s AAZV/CL Davis Foundation Pathology workshop will focus on collaborations between anatomic pathology and diagnostic imaging (radiographs, CAT scan, MRI, ultrasound, etc.) in the morning with an afternoon session of cool cases from a wide variety of species.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Tony Pease, DVM, Diplomate ACVR from Michigan State University. Dr. Pease has extensive experience in all imaging modalities and has collaborated with pathologists on numerous exotic and domestic cases, as well as developing streamlined diagnostic panels involving both imaging and pathology. He will present “Lions, Tigers, and Turtles- How Imaging Has Expanded Our Horizons”. His interactive presentation will discuss the use of both disciplines in diagnostics and understanding diseases processes. Cases from pathologists from around the world will be enlisted to illustrate these diagnostic collaborations. The afternoon session will include examples of the most interesting cases pathologists and clinicians have seen over the last year. If you wish to present a case, please email Dalen Agnew (agnewd@dcpah.nsu.edu) with a brief description of the case by 06 July 2015. Those applicants with chosen cases will be notified by email the following week. Preference will be given for cases involving the interaction between diagnostic imaging and anatomic pathologists and team presentations (a radiologist or clinician and an anatomic pathologist) are encouraged!  The syllabus from the case write-ups will be available at least one week prior to the workshop and can be downloaded from the CL Davis DVM Foundation website at: http://www.cldavis.org/syllabi.html. A DVD with the histologic case findings and syllabus will be distributed to all presenters and registered attendees.  Participants not submitting cases are also welcome to attend. Lunch is NOT included.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASES SELECTED

1.     5 replicate H&E slides plus 2 unstained slides are required. Please limit slides to one piece of tissue with the lesion to facilitate Aperio® scanning for DVD production. If diagnostic images (radiographs, sonograms, MRI images, etc.) are also included, please submit those as high resolution .jpg files.  These must be sent by 14 August 2015 to: Dr. Dalen Agnew, Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal health, Michigan State University, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910-8104.  Dr. Agnew can be reached at (517) 342-5806

2.     Please prepare your 2-3 page write-up in Microsoft Word (NOT PDF files) using the following headings on institutional letterhead and send via email to Dalen Agnew (agnewd@dcpah.nsu.edu) by 14 August 2015:

Page 1- CONTRIBUTOR(S)/INSTITUTION: SIGNALMENT: HISTORY: GROSS FINDINGS

Page 2 and 3- HISTOPATHOLOGIC AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY FINDINGS: MORPHOLOGIC/ETIOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: DISCUSSION: REFERENCES: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Cost: $200

MANAGEMENT OF BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS IN ZOO ANIMALS


Instructors:
 Valarie Tynes and Leigh Clayton

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015 8 am – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 25

Location: Conference Hotel

Summary: In spite of our best efforts to provide zoo animals with the best environments possible, behavior problems can arise. Not all of these problems can be corrected with behavior modification alone. Environmental modification and medication can also play a role in the successful outcome. This workshop will present a framework for using a multi-modal approach to treating a variety of different problem behaviors, from learning based problems to those related to presumptive pathological behaviors such as stereotypies. Attendees will be invited to submit cases to potentially be used as examples during the workshop. The workshop will include a combination of presentations and case review to cover the basics of how animals learn and how behavior is modified using learning principles as well as some of the more common categories of behavioral pathologies and treatment using combinations of psychotropic drugs, behavioral and environmental management.  Notes will be sent to course participants via Dropbox prior to the workshop. Lunch is NOT included.

Cost: $200

BASIC CLINICAL SKILLS IN REPTILE MEDICINE


Instructors:
 Enrique Yarto, Javier Nevarez, Benji Alcantar

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015 8 am – 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Location: Conference Hotel
Summary: The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to obtain experience in physical examination, restraint, gross anatomy, IO catheter placement, gavage feeding, injections, and placement of esophagostomy tubes in reptile cadavers. A small number of live reptiles will also be available for examination and venipuncture procedures. Participants will also have the opportunity to necropsy cadavers and practice surgical procedures (enucleation, limb amputations, enterotomy, etc.). Notes will be provided to course participants via Dropbox prior to the workshop. 

Cost: $150

PRINCIPLES AND CHALLENGES OF MEGAVERTEBRATE ANESTHESIA


Instructors:
 Jeff Zuba and Scott Citino

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015 8 am – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 50

Location: Conference Hotel
Summary: This eight-hour lecture course will cover advanced anesthetic techniques and protocols in megavertebrates, specifically the elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe and hippopotamus.  Emphasis will be directed toward the captive megavertebrate but free-ranging principles will also be discussed.  The morning session will include a variety of clinical topics for each species including anatomic features affecting anesthesia; choice of anesthetic drugs for induction, maintenance and recovery; how to respond to the physiologic needs of the anesthetized megavertebrate; the use of clinical monitoring devices in megavertebrates; the importance of proper facilities and equipment; proper restraint techniques used to assist in safe anesthesia; and the decision making process to anesthetize the megavertebrate patient.  The afternoon session will include demonstrations of novel anesthetic equipment designed specifically for megavertebrates; open discussion of challenging megavertebrate anesthesia cases; video review of several megavertebrate anesthetic events; and group resolution of fictitious anesthetic scenarios.  Class participation will be highly encouraged and attendees will receive a comprehensive bibliography and library of articles on megavertebrate anesthesia.  There will be no live animals used in this didactic course.  This AAZV workshop is generally a repeat of one provided by the authors in 2011, but this is back by popular demand. Handouts will be given to participants via Dropbox prior to the workshop. Lunch is NOT included. 

Cost: $300

AVIAN BEAKISTRY


Instructors:
 Steven Holstrom and Peter Emily

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015 8 am – 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 11

Location: Conference Hotel
Summary: Zoo dentistry includes many and varied species. Avian beak repair, also known as "Beakistry" or "Orthobeakics" is a specialized area, requiring a unique diagnostic approach and an understanding of how the daily forces upon a beak can influence its method of repair. Avians present primarily with lost segments of the beak, beak fractures, or beak malocclusions. Replacement of lost beak segments can be performed with dental acrylic, dental composite, threaded pins, and wire, ligature wire and cyanoacrylate. Congenital or traumatic malocclusion or “cross beak” is not uncommon, especially in parrots. Active rubber orthodontic ligatures and threaded pin anchors can effectively correct this form of malocclusion. Students will learn how to assess a beak issue, considering such issues as the daily stresses on the beak (e.g., from eating), and develop a solution using common dental tools and supplies. Student will get hands-on training using beak specimens. Handouts will be given to course participants via Dropbox prior to the workshop. 

Cost: $400

CLINICAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF OLD WORLD MONKEYS


Instructors:
 ONPRC Staff

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015 8 am – 5 pm

Maximum Participants: 25

Location: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Transportation provided, departs conference hotel lobby at 7:25 AM PST

Summary: The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is home to approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHPs), including a variety of macaques (Rhesus, Japanese, and Cynomolgus) and a small number of baboons.  The majority of these animals are group housed in large outdoor naturalistic corral or shelter housing settings. The veterinary care and management of these animals is overseen by a staff of fifteen faculty veterinarians, including three board-certified veterinary pathologists, three veterinarians board-certified in laboratory animal medicine, a Ph.D. level behaviorist, and more than twenty certified veterinary technicians. This workshop will cover all aspects of the veterinary care and colony management of our old world primates (OWP) and will be held on the ONPRC’s 75 acre campus located 25 minutes from downtown Portland. The morning session for all attendees will begin with an update on NHP biosafety considerations and then attendees may choose one of two didactic tracks.  The first track will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of common OWP clinical conditions and an update on current practices in colony health maintenance.  The second track will focus on current practices in NHP anesthesia, surgery and critical care.  The morning session will finish up with an outdoor tour of the ONPRC facility with a focus on our group housed NHP breeding colonies. Following lunch, the afternoon session will include an in-depth tour of the indoor facilities, including rotations through several stations where small groups can observe demonstrations of macaque physical exams and diagnostic ultrasounds. In addition, attendees will tour our neonatal intensive care unit, surgical suites and pathology facilities. Workshop attendees must provide proof of a negative TB test within the last 12 months and either proof of measles vaccination or adequate measles titers are required.  Please indicate preference for the colony health maintenance and common NHP diseases didactic lecture track or the NHP anesthesia, surgery and critical care track when submitting your registration.  Handouts will be provided to participants on a USB drive. Lunch is provided. 

Cost: $300

Strategies and Tactics for Managing and Resolving Conflict

 Instructor:
Cindy Anderson

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, 2015 8:30 am – 12 pm

Maximum Participants: 100
Location: Conference hotel

This half-day workshop will focus on techniques and strategies designed to build the skill and confidence of the participant to effectively utilize conflict to achieve transformational change, continuous improvement, and build engagement within a team. A second, though equally important goal of the workshop, will be to discuss techniques and strategies to resolve unhealthy conflict that has devolved into unhelpful argumentation.
Cost $100



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