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Friday, April 8

General Session

8:00 – 8:50 am

Revisiting the Value of the Vagus

by Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

General Session

9:00 – 9:50 am

Temporal Summation, Descending Noxious Inhibitory Control, and Other Reasons That We Need Each Other

by Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

General Session

10:30 – 11:20 am

Expected and Unexpected Outcomes From Acupuncture Research

by Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

Small Animal

12:30 – 1:20 pm

TCVM Treatment for a 7-Year-Old Doberman Pinscher Diagnosed With Severe Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) of the Hocks (15 Minutes)

TCVM Treatment for a Geriatric Spayed Domestic Shorthair (DSH) Feline With Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease (15 Minutes)

by Anna Portnoy, DVM, CVA

Small Animal

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Basic Neurophysiology of Pain and Acupuncture

by Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

Small Animal

3:20 – 4:10 pm

Proof of Acupuncture Effectiveness and Validity

by Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

Small Animal

4:20 – 5:10 pm

Sang Paio Xiao Wan and Heart/Kidney Disconnect

by Michelle Tilghman, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

Large Animal

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Acupuncture and Ponies: The Treatment Schedule Leading Up to the USEF Pony Finals

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Acupuncture for Equine Sports Medicine Cases: Treatment Differences Between Polo Ponies, Dressage and Show Hunters and Jumpers

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal

3:20 – 4:10 pm

Acupuncture for Equine Sports Medicine Cases: Treatment Differences Between Polo Ponies, Dressage and Show Hunters and Jumpers (Continued) (25 Minutes)

by Lori Bidwell, DVM DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

The Use of Acupuncture for Treatment of Aural Sarcoidosis (25 Mintues)

by Grace Buchanan, DVM, CVA

Large Animal

4:20 – 5:10 pm

(Equine Head) Shake, RATTLE and ROLL (25 Mintues)

by Joan Winter, BS, MS, DVM, CVA, CTCVP, FAAVA

Treatment of Chronic Decreased Tone of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter and Thoracic Esophageal Dysmotility in a Six-Year-Old Quarter Horse Mare (25 Minutes)

by Julia Christopher-White, DVM, MS

Saturday, April 9

General Session

8:00 – 9:00 am

The ABC’s of CBD: Veterinary Literature Update

by Lara A. Syniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

General Session

9:00 – 10:00 am

Memes and Laser Beams: Understanding Photobiomodulation

by Lara A. Syniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

Small Animal

10:30 – 11:20 am

Haunted by Seizures

by Susan Neary, DVM, MAOM, MS-PREP, CVA, CCRP, CCRT and Lara A. Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

Small Animal

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Haunted by Seizures (Continued)

by Susan Neary, DVM, MAOM, MS-PREP, CVA, CCRP, CCRT and Lara A. Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

Small Animal

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Conditions in Dogs and Cats, With Emphasis on Intervertebral Disc Disease

by Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, DVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

Small Animal

2:30 – 3:20 pm

How to Integrate Acupuncture, Herbs and Food Therapy to Assist in Rehab and Injury Recovery

by Kim Henneman, DVM, DACVSMR (EQ, K9), FAAVA, DABT, CVA, CVC

Small Animal

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Comparison of Less Commonly Used Pattern Differentiations: Six, Four and Three Levels

by Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

Large Animal

10:30 – 11:20 am

Acupuncture for the Chronic Laminitic Horse

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Acupuncture for the Other Equids: Donkeys, Zebra and Miniature Horses

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Introduction to the Six Stages: Shang Han Lun on Cold Damage

by Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, RH (AHG), CVA, GDVCHM, ACVCHM (IVAS), GDVA, MS-TCVM

Large Animal

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Efficacy of Wu Mei Wan for Treating Equine Metabolic Syndrome Related Laminitis and Uveitis Poorly Responsive to Conventional Medicine

by Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, RH (AHG), CVA, GDVCHM, ACVCHM (IVAS), GDVA, MS-TCVM

Large Animal

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Acupuncture for Equine Face, Head and Dental Problems

by Kim Henneman, DVM, DACVSMR (EQ, K9), FAAVA, DABT, CVA, CVC

Sunday, April 10

General Session

8:00 – 8:50 am

Trigger Points

by Michelle Tilghman, DVM, CVA, CCRRP

Small Animal

9:00 – 9:50 am

TCVM for the Geriatric Patients

by Michelle Tilghman, DVM, CVA, CCRRP

Small Animal

10:00 – 10:50 am

Working Through Neurological Diagnostic Puzzles: Three Case Studies

by Michelle Tilghman, DVM, CVA, CCRRP

Small Animal

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management

by Michelle Tilghman, DVM, CVA, CCRRP

Small Animal

12:30 – 1:20pm

Using Taiyin Yangming Meridians to Treat Skin, Respiratory and GI Diseases

by Mitsie Vargas, DVM, MSTCVM, CVMMP, DVBMA, CCRV, FAAVA

Small Animal

1:20-2:10pm

Practical Application of the Jing Well Points

by Mitsie Vargas, DVM, MSTCVM, CVMMP, CVBMA, CCRV, FAAVA

Small Animal

2:10-3:00pm

Managing Anxiety Disorders With TCVM

by Mitsie Vargas, DVM, MSTCVM, CVMMP, CVBMA, CCRV, FAAVA

Exotics

9:00 – 9:50 am

Exotic Animal Acupuncture, Comparative Anatomy and Point Finding

by Priscilla Dressen, DVM, CVT

Exotics

10:00 – 10:50 am

Clinical Application of Acupuncture in Various Exotic Species

by Priscilla Dressen, DVM, CVT

Exotics

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

All Creatures Great and Small!  Acupuncture at the Zoo

by Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

Exotics

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Poking the Tiger: Acupuncture in Zoological and Exotic Animals

by Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM, CVA

Exotics

1:20-2:10pm

Poking the Tiger: Acupuncture in Zoological and Exotic Animals (Continued)

by Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM, CVA

Exotics

2:10-3:00pm

Poking the Tiger: Acupuncture in Zoological and Exotic Animals (Continued)

by Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM, CVA

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