ATLANTIC PROVINCES VETERINARY CONFERENCE

2023 Conference Schedule

Friday, April 21

VETTECH, MGR.

Saturday, April 22

VET, VET LABTECH, SUPPORT STAFF, MGR.

Sunday, April 23

VETTECH, SS/FULL TEAM, MGR., TECH LAB

 

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Friday, April 21

BreakfastSponsor

Time Vet I
Sable A/B
Vet II
Sable C/D
Vet III
Halifax B/C
8:30 - 10:00 Dr. David Wilkie
Ophthalmic Diagnostic Exam
Sponsor
Étienne Côté
How I Interpret an ECG and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Sponsor
Dr. Alexa Bersanas
Pain Management, Sedation and Emergency Stabilizations
Sponsor
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Sponsor
10:30 - noon Dr. David Wilkie
Eyelids – They Serve the Cornea
Sponsor
Étienne Côté
Client Communication in Cardiovascular Cases
Sponsor
Dr. Alexa Bersanas
Thoracic Trauma – Management and More
Sponsor
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Sponsor
1:30 - 3:00 Dr. David Wilkie
Cornea – 0.5mm is All You Get
Sponsor
Étienne Côté
Update on Feline Cardiomyopathies: Diagnosis and Management
Sponsor
Dr. Dawn Boothe
The High Point of Medical Cannabinoids
Sponsor
BREAK
3:00 - 3:30
Sponsor
3:30 - 5:00 Dr. David Wilkie
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca –
What’s New?

Sponsor
Étienne Côté
Top Pitfalls in Small Animal Cardiology: How to Spot and Avoid Them
Sponsor
Dr. Dawn Boothe
Opioids: An updated Review of Use in Dogs and Cats
Sponsor
5:00-6:30 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall
Prize Draw: TBA
Sponsor

Friday cont'd...

Time Tech I
Compass
Tech II
Halifax A
Bus. Managers
Annapolis
8:30-10:15 (Tech)
8:30-9:45 (Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
The Ins and Outs of the
Anesthetic Machine

Sponsor
Karen Roach
Getting to Know You: Critical Care Nursing and Monitoring
Sponsor
David Liss
How the AVENGERS Beat THANOS – Developing Great Teams
Sponsor
BREAK
10:15-10:45 (Tech)
9:45-10:15 (Mgr.)  
Sponsor
10:45-noon (Tech)
10:15-noon (Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Top Myths in Veterinary Anesthesia
Sponsor
Karen Roach
Phlebotomy: Beyond the Cephalic – It’s Not the Final Frontier
Sponsor
David Liss
Think Like a CEO – Strategic Mgmt. for the Vet Mgmt Professional
Sponsor
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Sponsor
1:30 - 3:15 (Tech)
1:30-2:45 (Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Breed Specific Anesthesia
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
It’s Shock, But What Kind?
Sponsor
David Liss
Think Like a CEO –
Financial Management

Sponsor
BREAK
3:15 - 3:45 (Tech)
2:45 - 3:15 (Mgr.)
Sponsor
3:45 - 5:00 (Tech)
3:15 - 5:00 (Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Keeping Your Dentistry Patient Safe Under Anesthesia
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
Paediatric Lab vs Adult Yorkie: Same Size, Different Physiology
Sponsor
David Liss
Carrot or the Stick –
Motivating the Team

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5:00-6:30 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall
Prize Draw: TBA
Sponsor
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Saturday, April 22

Yoga: 6:45 am - Sable rooms (mats will be provided if you do not have your own).

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5K Fun Run: starts 6:50 am -Meet outside of the Sable rooms, 1st floor near water entrance. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and there is no charge for these events. Sign up at the Registration desk at any time. Participating prizes will be drawn.

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BreakfastSponsor

Time Vet I
Sable A/B
Vet II
Halifax B/C
Vet III
Sable C/D
Vet Lab
Atlantic
8:30-10:00 (Vet)
8:30-10:15 (Tech)
Dr. Alexa Bersenas
Finding the Sweet Spot: Glucose Emergencies (DKA, Hypoglycemia, etc.)
Sponsor
Étienne Côté
Case Studies in Cardiology
Sponsor
Dr. Dawn Boothe
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Avoiding Resistance and Facilitating Therapeutic Success
Sponsor
Dr. David Wilkie
Surgery of the Eyelids
Part I

Sponsor
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30 (Vet)
10:15 - 10::45 (Tech)
Sponsor
10:30-noon (Vet)
10:45-noon (Tech)
Dr. Alexa Bersenas
Feline Respiratory Distress
Sponsor
Étienne Côté /
Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan
Cardiology Point – Counterpoint Pros and Cons of Cases
When We Don't Always Agree

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Dr. Dawn Boothe
The Best Bank for Your Bug and MIC is the Key
Sponsor
Dr. David Wilkie
Surgery of the Eyelids
Part II

Sponsor
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Sponsor
1:30-3:00 (Vet)
1:30-3:15 (Tech)
Dr. Liz O'Brien
Feline Osteoarthritis – Recognition and Treatment
Sponsor
Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan
Nutritional DCM
Sponsor
Dr. Dawn Boothe
Anticonvulsant Therapy in the Dog and Cat: The New and the Old
Sponsor
Dr. David Wilkie
Surgery of the Cornea
Part I

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BREAK
3:00-3:30
Sponsor
3:30-5:00 (Vet)
3:45-5:00 (Tech)
Dr. Liz O'Brien
Feline Diagnostics. What to Order and What Does it Mean?
Sponsor
Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan
The Collapsing Patient
Sponsor
Dr. Dawn Boothe
Nutraceuticals: Myth, Magic or Must?
Sponsor
Dr. David Wilkie
Surgery of the Cornea
Part II

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5:00-6:00 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall
Prize Draws: TBA
Sponsor

Saturday cont'd...

Time Tech I
Halifax A
Tech II
Compass
Support Staff
Acadia
Bus. Managers
Annapolis
8:30-10:15 (Tech)
8:30-9:45 (SS/Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Your Analgesic Arsenal
Sponsor
Karen Roach
The Touch of Triage
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
Seeing Things From Their Perspective – Working Safely with Dogs
Sponsor
Bash Halow
5 Uncomfortable Truths about Your Practice Worth Knowing
Sponsor
BREAK
10:15-10:45 (Tech)
9:45-10:15 (SS/Mgr.)
Sponsor
10:45-noon (Tech)
10:15-noon (SS/Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Case Studies: Anesthesia Choose Your Own Adventures
Sponsor
Karen Roach
Don’t be a Pain: Analgesia for the Emergency and Critical Care Patient
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
Seeing Things From Their Perspective – Working Safely with Cats
Sponsor
Bash Halow
Communication and Workflow in the Age of Stress
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LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
Sponsor
1:30 - 3:15 (Tech)
1:30-2:45 (SS/Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Avoiding the Hypos in Vet Anesthesia: Hypothermia & Hypotension
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
Monitoring Equipment: Is That Beep Important?
Sponsor
David Liss
Triage – How to Properly Handle Emergencies
Sponsor
Bash Halow
Numbers to Watch in a Wobbly Economy
Sponsor
BREAK
3:15-3:45 (Tech)
2:45-3:15 (SS/Mgr.)
Sponsor
3:45 - 5:00 (Tech)
3:15-5:00 (SS/Mgr.)
Tasha McNerney
Understanding Capnography
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
Tips From a Vintage Tech: Thriving in a Tough Profession
Sponsor
David Liss
Didn’t You Hear Me? Communication and Why it is So Difficult
Sponsor
Bash Halow
The Real Reasons Your Employees Don’t Give a Sh*t & Valuable Employee Conversations
Sponsor
5:00-6:00 Reception: Exhibitor's Hall
Prize Draw: TBA
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Sunday, April 23

BreakfastSponsor

Time Vet I
Sable A/B
Vet II
Sable C/D
Vet III
Halifax B/C
8:30 - 10:00 Dr. David Wilkie
The Red, Cloudy and Painful Eye – Diagnosis and Treatment
Sponsor
Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan
Clinical Use of Cardiac Biomarkers
Sponsor
Dr. Liz O'Brien
The Unwell Feline –
Just Ain't Doing Right

Sponsor
BREAK
10:00 - 10:30
Sponsor
10:30 - noon Dr. David Wilkie
Feline Ophthalmology – They Are Not Little Dogs
Sponsor
Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan
Maximizing the Value of Thoracic Radiography in the Cardiac Patient
Sponsor
Dr. Liz O'Brien
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Sponsor
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:30
NS Ballroom: Keynote Speaker (Full Team) Bash Halow
Four of Our Favourite Stories About Veterinary Medicine Reveal Important Truths About Happiness and Inspiration at Work
Sponsor
1:30 - 2:30 Dr. David Wilkie
Retina: What in the Heck Am I Looking At?
Sponsor
Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan
Update on Cardiac Interventional Therapy
Sponsor
Dr. Liz O'Brien
The Vomiting Cat – Hairballs are NOT Normal
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2:30-3:00 Closing Awards and Draws (Halifax Ballrooms ABC)
Prize Draws: TBA

Sunday cont'd...

Time Tech I
Halifax A
SS/Full Team
Acadia A/B/C
Bus. Managers
Annapolis
Tech Lab
Atlantic Suite
8:30-10:00 Erin Spencer
Assessing and Addressing Pain
Sponsor
Bash Halow
Give Me A Break & The Essential CSR Part I
Sponsor
David Liss
Why Vet Clients Don’t Like Rounded Prices: Behavioural Economic Insights on Your Clients
Sponsor
Karen Roach
The How To’s of Setting up a CRI, Simplify the Math
Sponsor
BREAK
10:00-10:30  
Sponsor
10:30-noon Karen Roach
You’re My Hero: Smoke Inhalation
Sponsor
Bash Halow
The Essential CSR
Part II & Talk to
the Animals

Sponsor
David Liss
Recruiting Staff
in Tough Times

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LUNCH
12:00-1:30
NS Ballroom: Keynote Speaker (Full Team) Bash Halow
Four of Our Favourite Stories About Veterinary Medicine Reveal Important Truths About Happiness and Inspiration at Work
Sponsor
1:30-2:30 Karen Roach
The Sweetness That Could Kill You: DKA
Sponsor
Erin Spencer
How to Show Up:
Allyship from an LGBTQ+ Perspective

Sponsor
David Liss
Leading Your Employees to Dream More, Learn More and Do More
Sponsor
2:30-3:00 Closing Awards and Draws (Halifax Ballrooms ABC)
Prize Draws: TBA

 

Exhibitor's Schedule:
Friday: 9:45 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

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Student Sponsorship:

Lanyards and Bags
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Save the date for APVC 2024
April 19-21, 2024

APVC Committee on Arrangements:
Courtney Sherlock
PO Box 310, Eastern Passage, NS B3G 1M6
Email: courtney.sherlock@apvc.ca

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Last update: January 12, 2023