8:00 am - 4:50 pm Cardiology Specialty Symposium Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, ECVIM Diplomates and Candidates, RCVS Diplomate and Candidates, Cardiology Technicians, and Invited Guests Only
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Neurology Specialty Symposium SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, and ECVN Diplomates Only
8:00 am - 5:10 pm Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Symposium Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, ECEIM Diplomates, and ECBHM Diplomates Only
8:00 am - 5:15 pm Oncology Specialty Symposium Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates Only
8:00 am - 5:20 pm Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Symposium Limited to ACVIM Diplomates & Candidates, Specialists of other Veterinary Colleges Only
8:10 am - 8:55 am SOTA: Molecular Profiling in Neuro-Oncology: A Prelude to Precision Medicine for Brain Tumors Neurology Specialty Symposium SOTA - SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - There have been some recent seminal findings using molecular profiling that have important predictive (treatment determining) as well as prognostic significance. These studies will be presented as an overview of the future of research and therapy for brain tumors. There is a relevant connection to similar strategies for canine gliomas.
8:10 am - 9:00 am Cardiac CT and MRI: Visualizing the Heart in 3 Dimensions Cardiology Specialty Symposium - Cardiac imaging has relied on 2D methods; however, the heart is a complex 3-dimensional structure. New cross-sectional imaging allows us to see cardiac defects in novel ways. Clinical examples of cardiac CT and cardiac MR in dogs will be shown, with discussion of techniques to optimize image quality.
8:10 am - 9:40 am Methods in Teaching Clinical Reasoning LAIM Specialty Symposium - A talk of interest to both mentors and mentees.
8:15 am - 8:40 am Improving the Residency Training Program: Physiology Redux SAIM Specialty Symposium - The ACVIM Improved Oversight of Credentials and Residency Training (IOCART) Taskforce has expressed concern about the growing number of residency-trained individuals who fail to achieve board certification. The Taskforce has identified the certification exam and the publication requirement as significant barriers to board?certification. Post-Forum listserve discussion has focused primarily on the merits and demerits of the publication requirement. This session will address alternatives to the publication requirement. The presentation will outline the development and implementation of a physiology course designed (1) to improve understanding of anatomic strategies adopted by different animal species to achieve same/similar function, and for (2) understanding processes used by different organ systems to accomplish the same biologic effect.
8:15 am - 9:05 am Companion Animals in Comparative Oncology: One Medicine in Action Oncology Specialty Symposium Interventional Endoscopy: Just Because We Can Does That Mean We Should? SAIM Specialty Symposium - This talk will go through some of the more recent advances in veterinary interventional endoscopy and go through the literature on the outcomes and complications associated with some of these procedures focusing on the idea of when we can do a procedure does not always mean we should do a procedure. Understanding Sepsis: When Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift SAIM Specialty Symposium - This lecture will review the key features of the management of sepsis: initial resuscitation, alleviating the inciting cause and aggressive supportive care.
8:40 am - 9:05 am Alternative Residency Training Programs: Competency-Based Resident Education SAIM Specialty Symposium - Veterinary residents play a vital role in veterinary teaching hospitals. They act as both clinicians and teachers. During this session, we will discuss some of the current challenges facing residents while focusing on their role in teaching students and communicating with clients.
9:00 am - 9:50 am 3D Modeling from CT Angiography in Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology Specialty Symposium - Complex 3-dimensional models of the heart and great vessels can be created from computed tomography angiographic studies in dogs with congenital heart disease. Models have applications for surgical procedural planning, to enhance visuospatial understanding of anatomy at all levels of training, and for educating owners. Specific applications will be presented.
9:05 am - 9:50 am SOTA: Collaborative Research for Rare Cancers: The Ependymoma Story Neurology Specialty Symposium SOTA - SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - I will describe the development of the Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network as an example of how to approach rare or uncommon diseases. This is a multidisciplinary, multifaceted approach that would potentially have relevance in veterinary research. From Theory to Therapeutic: Drug Development Basics for the Clinical Scientist Oncology Specialty Symposium - SPONSORED BY ARATANA THERAPEUTICS - The clinical availability of advanced therapeutics for dogs and cats is rapidly expanding. This session reviews the drug development process from discovery to marketplace for the clinical scientist. Discussion will highlight the impact a clear understanding of this process has on your clinical research and daily practice.
9:05 am - 9:55 am Interventional Radiology: Lessons Learned in the Last 15 Years of Discovery SAIM Specialty Symposium Current Concepts and Future Directions in Sepsis Management SAIM Specialty Symposium - The use of common, easy to obtain clinical data for the early identification of sepsis in dogs and cats presented to the emergency room will be discussed. Career Opportunities and Considerations Post-residency: Panel Discussion SAIM Specialty Symposium - This session mainly focusing on careers in Academia, especially FTE's - what are they and how to determine what you want to do: seminar preparation, teaching philosophy/teaching portfolio preparation, and committee work. Private practive will be briefly discussed followed by an open forum at the end for the Residents to ask specific questions.
9:50 am - 10:05 am Neurology Specialty Symposium Morning Break SPONSORED BY AnimalScan
9:50 am - 10:10 am Cardiology Specialty Symposium Morning Break SPONSORED BY IDEXX LABORATORIES and BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, INC.
10:00 am - 10:50 am Evaluation of Interventions to Improve the Health of Working and Food Animals LAIM Specialty Symposium - Improving the health of working and food animals in low-income countries has a positive impact on the owner’s socio-economic circumstances. Achieving this change can be accomplished by several strategies, including direct veterinary interventions or community engagement programs. This review will discuss the design, efficacy and impact of these different interventions.
10:00 am - 10:55 am SOTA: Short and Long-Term Chemotherapy Toxicities and Associated Follow-Up Oncology Specialty Symposium SOTA - With increased cure rates, it is important for the practitioner to be aware of potential toxicities of cancer therapy and monitor the patient appropriately for short and longer-term side effects. Here we will discuss broad-ranged management strategies based on the type and dose of chemotherapy delivered.
10:05 am - 12:00 pm Roundtable: Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbosacral Stenosis Neurology Specialty Symposium - SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - A few case scenarios of dogs with lumbosacral stenosis will be given to the panelists with questions about diagnosis and treatment and this will be discussed among the panelists with active participation by the audience.
10:10 am - 11:00 am Advanced Imaging for Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology Specialty Symposium - The panelists will summarize and discuss the utility of advanced cardiac imaging for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease and for the planning/guidance of transcatheter therapies (e.g., CT, MRI, angiography, 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography).
10:15 am - 10:40 am Scientific Publishing 101 SAIM Specialty Symposium - A discussion of the why's and how's of publishing your scientific manuscript, with emphasis on techniques to increase the chances of having your manuscript accepted for publication.
10:15 am - 11:05 am SOTA: Endourology: Past, Present and Future: The Translation of Animals to Humans SAIM Specialty Symposium SOTA Vasopressor Use in Small Animal Critical Care Medicine SAIM Specialty Symposium - This session will present both the theory and practice of vasopressor use in small animal critical care medicine. Specifically we will discuss mechanisms of action, indications, initiation, concurrent support, and discontinuation of catecholamine and non-catecholamine pressors. This talk will be geared towards specialty-level understanding of pressor therapy, but will also aim to demystify the topic and make pressors a practical tool to use in your hospital.
10:40 am - 11:05 am Case Series vs. Population Cohort Studies SAIM Specialty Symposium
10:55 am - 11:45 am SOTA: Navigating Shared Decision-Making: Perspectives from Pediatric Oncology and Palliative Care Oncology Specialty Symposium SOTA - As in children with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses, pet owners have to balance their desire to keep their animal alive with the reality of an illness that may no longer be curable. Here we discuss how the provider can best help guide this journey through appropriate shared decision-making.
11:00 am - 11:50 am SOTA: The Heart of the Matter: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Human Congenital Heart Disease and Parallels in Veterinary Patients Cardiology Specialty Symposium SOTA Insights Gained for Large Animal Referral Veterinarians from an Evidence-Based Study of Equine Practitioner Expectations LAIM Specialty Symposium - How do the relationships that you, as a veterinarian, have with your colleagues and clients impact the outcomes of patient care? Focus group and survey research investigating interpersonal relationships (veterinarian-client and referring veterinarian-specialist) in equine practice suggest important connections between the quality of these relationships and the outcomes of care.
11:05 am - 11:30 am Understanding the Case Control Study Design SAIM Specialty Symposium - The case control study is a common design in clinical research. The design offers many advantages, including the ability to study factors associated with rare diseases rapidly and with little cost. However the case control design is often mislabeled and the results misinterpreted. This presentation will review the case control design and discuss how this design can be used correctly and effectively to conduct meaningful clinical research.
11:05 am - 11:55 am Complications: Lessions in Humility SAIM Specialty Symposium - This lecture will be a discussion of some of the speakers' worst cases, biggest mistakes, and ultimate solutions/outcomes. Fluid Therapy in Critical Illness SAIM Specialty Symposium - The use of colloid fluids has precipitously declined in human medicine primarily due to an increased risk of acute kidney injury, while hypotensive resuscitation strategies have been advocated in some human trauma centers. This series of lectures will review traditional and new approaches to cardiovascular monitoring including whether we should consider discontinuing the use of colloid fluid therapy or utilizing hypotensive resuscitation in our veterinary patients.
11:30 am - 11:55 am Panel Discussion: Scientific Study Design and Publication SAIM Specialty Symposium
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm Cardiology Specialty Luncheon/Diplomate Certificate Ceremony Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, ECVIM Diplomates, RCVS Diplomates, Invited Guests Only $0.00 Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Luncheon/Diplomate Certificate Ceremony Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, ECEIM Diplomates, and ECBHM Diplomates Only
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Neurology Specialty Luncheon/Diplomate Certificate Ceremony Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, and ECVN Diplomates Only Oncology Candidate/Diplomate Luncheon/Business Meeting Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates Only
1:30 pm - 3:15 am ACVIM Candidate Function: Exploring Options for Post Residency Careers: Opportunities for Resident to Become Clinician Scientists: NIH Does Support Large Animal Research Fellows! LAIM Specialty Symposium
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Results of 2015 Neurology Diplomate Survey: Terminology Neurology Specialty Symposium - SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - Results of a survey study conducted at the 2015 ACVIM Forum to assess board-certified neurologists working definitions of gait abnormalities (Ataxia, Paresis, Hypermetria, and Lameness) will be presented. Participants included over 70 board-certified specialists in attendance. Finally, a consensus set of definitions based on these results will be offered. What Would the Human Doctor Do Now? Bad Cases and our Best and Worst Decision SAIM Specialty Symposium - This session will be a presentation of cases that were ethical dilemmas in decision making for the patient for the best procedure to be done. Similar decisions from a human-patient standpoint will be presented. Audience participation and questions about their own patients will be recommended. GI Tract in Critical Illness SAIM Specialty Symposium - Gastrointestinal health is of critical importance for maintenance of overall health. In critical illness, multiple factors can impact on GI tract function, which can have severe secondary effects on recovery. In this lecture, we will discuss the evidence in the human medical field regarding gastrointestinal function in critically ill patients as well as review available studies in the small animal veterinary field. Humor as a Teaching Tool/Self-Directed Learning SAIM Specialty Symposium - Discussion will explore the use of humor in a learning environment. Studies indicate the use of humor by educators can increase attention, motivation, immediacy, and learning outcomes. Conversely, humor may also cause deleterious effects on learning. We will discuss concepts to successfully integrate humor in the classroom to increase learning.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ACVIM Candidate Function: Cardiomyopathy Update Cardiology Specialty Symposium
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm ACVIM Candidate Function: Exploring Options for Post Residency Careers: Opportunities for Resident to Become Clinician Scientists: What the NIH is Looking for in Veterinary Trained Clinician Scientists LAIM Specialty Symposium ACVIM Candidate Function: Exploring Options for Post Residency Careers: Opportunities for Resident to Become Clinician Scientists: Panel Discussion on Current Opportunities for Fellowship Support LAIM Specialty Symposium
1:45 pm - 2:35 pm Chemotherapy for Lymphoma: Have we Become Complacent? Oncology Specialty Symposium - The median survival of dogs with lymphoma after treatment with chemotherapy, has not changed in the last 20 years. This lecture will discuss current protocols and new ideas for dose-intensity chemotherapy. The discussion will enforce that dose-intensity can be achieved without a significant decrease in quality of life.
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Exploiting Proteases and their Inhibitors as Targets for the Treatment of Canine Intracranial Tumors Neurology Specialty Symposium - SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - This session will review the expression and activity of urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) in canine brain tumors, and present preliminary results of a Phase I clinical trial using a uPA-targeted oncolytic virus for the treatment of canine intracranial meningiomas.
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm ACVIM Candidate Function: GI Endoscopy: 100 Years of Experience in 75 Minutes SAIM Specialty Symposium - This is a panel discussion on lessons on flexible and rigid GI endoscopy that were learned the hard way. Four clinicians who have over a hundred years of endoscopy experience between them will be presenting, discussing, and maybe arguing. Tips on doing various endoscopic procedures, problems to avoid, short cuts, ways to help ensure success and new techniques/procedures/equipment will be covered.
2:35 pm - 3:15 pm Just Because We Can Doesn't Mean We Should Oncology Specialty Symposium
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Changes in Certification Manual for Residents, Mentors, and Training Programs Cardiology Specialty Symposium
3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Neurology Specialty Symposium Afternoon Break SPONSORED BY AnimalScan
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ACVIM Candidate Function: MRI Principles and Pulse Sequence Selection for Neuroimaging Neurology Specialty Symposium - SPONSORED BY HALLMARQ - A brief overview of the physical principles underlying magnetic resonance image formation will be introduced. The relationship of basic MRI principles to pulse sequence selection and the appearance of healthy and diseased tissues will then be presented in the context of neuroimaging.
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Fundamental and Clinical Applications of Chemotherapy Oncology Specialty Symposium - This lecture will review fundamental principles of chemotherapy, including dose intensity, dose-response curve, and normal tissue toxicity. We will also discuss individual anti-neoplastic agents in order to understand mechanisms of action, concepts of resistance, and clinical applications.
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Cardiology Specialty Symposium Afternoon Break SPONSORED BY IDEXX LABORATORIES and BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, Inc.
3:45 pm - 4:25 pm SOTA: Overview of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Pain LAIM Specialty Symposium SOTA - It is recognized that pain is an inevitable consequence of many routine animal husbandry procedures in farm animals. However there are currently no pharmaceutical compounds specifically approved by FDA to provide analgesia in production animals. In this session we will examine novel approaches to measuring pain and analgesic drug efficacy in large animals and the potential for these measurements to be used to support analgesic drug approval and patient management.
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm ACVIM Candidate Function: Laparoscopy for Internists SAIM Specialty Symposium - Laparoscopy has improved our ability to diagnose many conditions. The tricks of the trade will be presented covering various techniques and biopsy methods used.
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Cardiac Cancer Panel Discussion Cardiology Specialty Symposium - This panel discussion will focus on new strategies for the treatment of cardiac tumors. Topics include advances in thoracoscopy, targeted radiation therapy, new surgical techniques and the role of chemotherapy. The role of the multimodality team for the optimal treatment will be emphasized.
4:25 pm - 5:10 pm SOTA: Cross-species Techniques in Large Animal Pain Assessment for Clinical and Research Activities LAIM Specialty Symposium SOTA - It is recognized that pain is an inevitable consequence of many routine animal husbandry procedures in farm animals. However there are currently no pharmaceutical compounds specifically approved by FDA to provide analgesia in production animals. In this session we will examine novel approaches to measuring pain and analgesic drug efficacy in large animals and the potential for these measurements to be used to support analgesic drug approval and patient management.
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty New Diplomate Certificate Ceremony and Reception SPONSORED BY BAYER HealthCare LLC - Limited to ACVIM Diplomates & Candidates, Specialists of other Veterinary Colleges Only
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Specialty Symposium Reception
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SIG: ISCAID Discussion: Canine Influenza Virus Surveillance, Mapping, and Diagnostic Testing Interactive Session - SPONSORED BY BAYER HealthCare LLC
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Reception SPONSORED BY BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, INC. - Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates, ECEIM Diplomates, and ECBHM Diplomates Only Oncology Specialty Dinner & Diplomate Certificate Ceremony SPONSORED BY ELIAS ANIMAL HEALTH and BEST PET Rx - Limited to ACVIM Diplomates and Candidates Only