2020 MVMA Spring Seminar

Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine and Other Random Facts
 

Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Professor, Internal Medicine, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, April 23, 2020
9:00 am-4:30 pm

Courtyard Mankato


This program has been approved for 7.5 hours of continuing education credits
in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. * See additional information for more RACE details

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Presenter:

Dr. Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Adam Birkenneuer earned his DVM at the University of Florida. He completed his internship and residency at North Carolina State University and earned his PhD in Immunology also at NC State. He has worked as an internal medicine specialist at a private referral hospital, an emergency doctor and a general practitioner prior to starting his current position at NC State. He is a co-director of the Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at NC State. His research areas include the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of vector-borne diseases of dogs and cats.


SEMINAR DAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020

8:00 am-9:00 am-Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am-10:15 am
Screening for Tick-Borne Diseases in the Healthy Pet: What Does it Mean and What Should I Do?

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of annual screening for vector-borne infections
  • List tricks and tips for efficient client communication when discussing positive test results 

10:15 am-10:30 am-Break

10:30 am-11:45 am
Fever of Unknown Origin: What Should I Do Next?

At the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Explain how to approach a fever of unknown origin (FUO) 
  • Through the use of case examples describe scenarios that make you go hmmm.... 

11:45 am-12:30 pm-Lunch

12:30 am-1:45 pm
Testing for Tick-Borne Diseases in Sick Dogs: Which Pets? Which Disease? Which Tests?

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the signs that should make you suspect a vector-borne infection
  • Summarize what the testing landscape looks like 
  • Name which tests you should recommend

1:45 pm-2:00 pm-Break

2:00 pm-2:50 pm
How to Improve Your Diagnostic Skills: The Science Behind Clinical Reasoning and Why Smart People Do Dumb Things

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Outline all the things you wish you would have been taught in vet school!
  • Describe how our brains work
  • List mistakes we love to make 
  • Describe how to avoid those mistakes

2:50 pm-3:40 pm
Practical Approaches to IMHA

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe a practical approach to diagnosing and treating immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs

3:40 pm-3:50 pm-Break

3:50 pm-4:40 pm
Leptospirosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Explain the "other" spirochete 
  • Discuss if you are missing this important infection and if you are putting people at risk

 The Spring Seminar Generously Sponsored by


SEMINAR LOCATION

Courtyard Mankato
901 Raintree Rd., Mankato, MN 56001
A special MVMA rate of $119/night+tax is available by calling 507-388-1234 and indicating you are with the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Reservations must be made by 3/23/2020 to receive discounted rate.


SEMINAR COSTS

Early-bird registration fee 
(now thru March 10, 2020)
  Regular Registration fees
(March 11-April 9, 2020)
 
MVMA Member / Out of State DVM $185 MVMA Member / Out of State DVM $210
MVMA Life / Inactive Member $120 MVMA Life / Inactive Member $145
MVMA Graduate Practicing / Graduate Student Intern or Resident $120 MVMA Graduate Practicing / Graduate Student Intern or Resident $145
Technician / Staff / Other $115 Technician / Staff / Other $130
Non-member Veterinarian $235 Non-Member Veterinarian $260
MVMA Affiliate Member $100 MVMA Affiliate Member $115
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95

If space is still available after April 9, 2020, prices will increase by $50

REGISTER NOW

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Breaks and lunch are provided to onsite attendees. Email ([email protected]) or call (651-645-7533) the MVMA if you have dietary accommodations.
  • Handouts are provided to all participants.
  • Registration changes (onsite to online) must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Changes are a $40 administrative fee.
  • Registration cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Cancellation refund less a 10% administrative fee.
  • The RACE Program number is 1251-39743. This program has been approved for 7.5 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Subject Matter Categories: Medical (7.5). Delivery Method: Seminar/Lecture and Interactive-Distance. Participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.


WEBINAR OPTION:

Attend the MVMA Spring Seminar on Thursday, April 23rd beginning at 9:00 am CDT, from anywhere you have an internet connection! Simply choose the “webinar” option during registration. The morning of the seminar you will be emailed the secure link to attend. Only the registrant has access with this link, and he/she must sign-in with his/her name and email address as it is monitored for attendance. The registered webinar attendee is also the only one eligible for the CE credits. The webinar is only available during the live presentation; it will not be offered later.

What will you experience: Once you have accessed the webinar your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the audio of the presenters as the slides automatically advance on your screen. A small video window on the side of your screen will show the presenting. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options if you wish.