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The Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(888) 523-6766



For Reservations:

The Benson Hotel will be the site for the annual meeting for the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture.  Explore all Portland has to offer from one of the city’s most treasured historic landmarks. Founded in 1913, The Benson features elegant European design with a host of modern amenities.  Perfectly located, you are within walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown. Famous boutiques, bookstores, breweries, and performing arts are just steps away.

The group rate is $199 for single or double occupancy (plus tax). To make reservations at the special AAVA rate, contact the hotel by calling 888/523-6766. To ensure the group rate and space availability, make your reservations no later than Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The room block will close once the room block has been met or has reached the deadline, whichever occurs first.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE:

 

Thursday, April 4th

8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
AAVA Board Meeting

FAAVA Advanced Certification Exam

 

Friday, April 5th

 

Early Bird Talk

 

Integrative Medicine:  A Platform for Personal and Professional Balance
Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS)

 

General Session

 

The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Continuum Theory of Acupuncture and the Clinical Applications in Veterinary Acupuncture Practice
Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon), CVA

 

Veterinary Acupuncture Approaches for Critical Care Medicine
Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon), CVA



Small Animal

 

Forelimb Injury and Pain-How to Diagnose With An Integrated Approach
Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

Rear Limb Injury and Pain-How to Diagnose With An Integrated Approach
Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

 

Power Mushrooms:  The Supportive Power of Japanese and Other Mushrooms
Michelle Schraeder, DVM, MEd, FAAVA

 

The Use of Si Miao San and A Multi-Species Mushroom Supplement to Mitigate Metastasis Risk of Canine Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Shannon Bennett, DVM, CVA, CVFT, GDVCHM

 

Large Animal

 

The Latest Research in Photobiomodulation Laser Acupuncture Techniques and Approaches in Equine Musculoskeletal Conditions
Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon), CVA

Check back for more Large Animal speakers that will be added

Welcome Reception/Awards Presentation


Saturday, April 6th

 

Early Bird Talks

Integrative Medicine:  Enhancing Patient Care & Client Connectivity

Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS)

 

General Session

Structure-Function Relationships of the Tai Yin (LU, SP) and Yang Ming (ST, LI) Channels

Structure-Function Relationships of the Shao Yin (HT, KI) and Tai Yang (SI, BL) Channels
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA

Structure-Function Relationships of the Jue Yin (PC, LR) and Shao Yang (GB, TH) Channels 

Structure-Function Relationships of the Eight Singular Vessels, also Known as the Extraordinary/Extra/Curious Meridians
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA

 

Small Animal

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Senior Pets
Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS)

Acupuncture and TCM for Rabbits: Working With the Fast and Flighty

Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS)

 

Acupuncture Decoded: Translating Chinese Medicine into Western Terms
Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS)

 

Large Animal

 

Equine Physiatry
Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon), CVA

 

An Acupuncture and Integrative Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne Diseases
Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, PhD (hon), CVA

 

Sunday, April 7th

General Session

Growing Questions on the Use of Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine
Lara Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

Small Animal

The East and West of Face and Head Acupuncture
Susan Neary, DVM, MAOM, MS-PREP, CVA, CCRP
Lara Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP


Small Animal Round Table Discussions

Panelists:  Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC
                 Susan Neary, DVM, MAOM, MS-PREP, CVA, CCRP
                 Lara Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

 

Large Animal

 

Check back for Large Animal speakers

 

 

Large Animal Round Table Disucssions

 

Panelists:  TBD





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