Early Bird Registration Through March 8

Friday, April 19

Welcome

7:45 – 7:55 am

Morning Announcements, Welcome from the AAVA President

Keynote

8:00 – 9:40 am

Veterinary Balance Method: Theory and Uses

by Antonio Alfaro, DVM, MSc, CVA, MSC-TCVM, CBMS & ELP

Keynote

10:20 – 12:00 pm

Veterinary Balance Method: Theory and Uses – Continued

by Antonio Alfaro, DVM, MSc, CVA, MSC-TCVM, CBMS & ELP

Small Animal

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for GOLPP and Other Forms of Canine Laryngeal Paralysis

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

Small Animal

3:20 – 4:10 pm

Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for Facial Nerve Injuries

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

Small Animal

4:20 – 5:10 pm

Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for Seizure Disorders-Promise and Pitfalls

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

Large Animal

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Equine Motor Neuron Disease: “Get Your Motor Running!” – 30 minutes

Equine Laminitis: “These Boots Were Made for Walking…” – 20 minutes

by Joan Winter, DVM, CVA, CVC

Exotics

3:20 – 4:10 pm

Acupuncture Analgesia: Understanding the Pain Pathway and the Effects of Acupuncture

by Karin Olsen, DVM, CVA, FAAVA

Large Animal

4:20 – 5:10 pm

An Integrative Approach to Sidewinder Syndrome

by Grace Buchanan, DVM, CVA, CVC

Track II

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Pointing to the Problem: The Iliopsoas Muscle

by Lara Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CCRP

Track II

4:20 – 5:10 pm

Neonatal Septicemia

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

Saturday, April 20

Welcome

7:45 – 7:55 am

Morning Announcements

General Session

8:00 – 8:50 am

Tai Chi and Qi Gong: How it Can Improve Your Acupuncture

by Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

General Session

8:50 – 9:40 am

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cardiology

by Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

General Session

10:10 am – 11:00 am

The Scientific Basis of Energy Medicine and Its Relationship to Acupuncture

by Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Small Animal

11:00 – 11:50 pm

Who’s Healing Who? How Tesla Bioenergetics Can Assist Our Personal and Professional Evolution

by Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Small Animal

1:00 – 1:50 pm

Enhancing Your Acupuncture and Related Therapies Practice With Self Care Energy Techniques and Science Based Intuition

by Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Small Animal

2:00 – 2:50 pm

The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Continuum Basis of Acupuncture Meridians

by Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon), CVA

Small Animal

3:20 – 4:10 pm

The Interaction of the Liquid Crystalline Collagen Continuums of Veterinarians and Their Patients

by Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon.), CVA)

Small Animal

4:20 – 5:10 pm

Round Table Discussion – Techniques and Pearls of Wisdom For Handling Small Animal Patients During Eastern Medicine Treatment

Panelists:  Jennifer Smallwood, DVM, MS, CVA, CCRP, CVFT
Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA
Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

 

Large Animal/Exotics

11:00 – 11:50 am

Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for Treatment of Neurological Diseases at the Zoo

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

Large Animal/Exotics

1:00 – 1:50 pm

Adventures in Exotic Acupuncture: Tips & Cases

by Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM (ZHM), CVA

Large Animal/Exotics

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Evaluation of Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stasis With Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Domestic Rabbits

by Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM (ZHM), CVA

Large Animal/Exotics

3:20 – 4:10 pm

Multi-Modal Therapy For the Equine Sport Horse: Massage, Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, Cold Laser and Intramuscular Vitamin B-12

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal/Exotics

4:20 – 5:10 pm

Round Table Discussion – Techniques and Pearls of Wisdom For Handling Large Animal Patients During Eastern Medicine Treatment

Panelists:  Mary Masterson, DVM
Grace Buchanan, DVM, CVA, CVC
Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM (ZHM), CVA

Sunday, April 21

General Session

8:00 – 8:50 am

An Innovative Approach to Veterinary Acupuncture Client Relations, CALM

by Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon.), CVA

General Session

8:50 – 9:40 am

A Unique Perspective on the Future of Veterinary Acupuncture Practice (VAP)

by Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon.), CVA

General Session

9:50 – 10:40 am

Enhancing Acupuncture and Related Therapies With Essential Oils

by Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Small Animal

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Reducing the Stress of a Neurologic Exam for Acupuncture and Related Therapies Patients (And Their Clinicians)

by Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Small Animal

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Cultural Competency and Inclusivity in TCVM Practice

by Marie Sato Quicksall, DVM, CVA

Small Animal

1:20 – 2:10 pm

LASER HACKS: Creative Tips & Tricks With Your Laser!

by Yukiko Kuwahara, DVM, DRIC, CVA

Large Animal

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Acupoints That Release Similar Physiologic Responses as Pharmaceuticals

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Acupuncture for Equine Shivers

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Large Animal

1:20 – 2:10 pm

Acupuncture for Small Ruminants

by Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

Track II

3:20 – 4:10 pm

Integrative Approach to Injuries of the Shoulder Girdle

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

Track II

4:40 – 5:30 pm

Integrative Approach to Injuries of the Shoulder Girdle

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

Program Subject to Change

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