Technician Workshop Schedule

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Thursday, October 17th

TIME SESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Dr. Davis Seelig
Dr. Daniel Heinrich
Diagnostic cytology for veterinary technicians
Sponsored by Rx Vitamins and Equashield
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmSponsored lunch presentation by Merck Animal Health
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Keynote Address: Dr. Amy Heimberger
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Dr. Trina Hazzah
Mr. Stephen Cital
Integration of cannabis into cancer therapy:
A new tool for better outcomes
Sponsored by Puppy Up
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Co-sponsored by The One Health Company


Friday, October 18th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
7:00 am - 7:45 amNOCITA- A "local" celebration for dogs and cats in the post-operative period.
Effective analgesia-A smooth, safe recovery

Sponsored breakfast presentation by Elanco Animal Health
Presented by Donna Sisak, CVT, LVTG, VTS
8:00 am - 10:00 amJenny FisherCan't touch this: Hazardous drug handling
10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:25 amDr. Phil LabelleFrom the patient to the slide: Understanding biopsies for better patient care
11:30 am - 12:25 pmDr. Stephanie LindleyMolecular diagnostic & screening tests in veterinary oncology
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmVTCS Lunch & Business Meeting
Sponsored by Amatheon Animal Health
2:05 pm - 3:00 pmBrooke QuesnellElectrochemotherapy: A shocking new treatment
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPM BREAK
3:30 pm - 4:25 pm Lindsay CarrollOsteosarcoma management and limb salvage procedures
4:30 pm - 5:25 pmDr. Lynn GriffinImaging in cancer
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmTechnician Reception
Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health


Saturday, October 19th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
7:00 am - 7:45 amENTYCE – Best practices & clinical integration: A panel discussion
Sponsored breakfast presentation by Elanco Animal Health
Presented by Dr. Chad Johannes
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. Keila Torres
9:05 am - 9:50 am Case Report Presentations Sponsored by Best Pet Rx
9:05 am - 9:20 am Lisa Kirk, RVT, VTS (Oncology) Case Report: Not your typical bone tumor: A story of broken dreams
9:20 am - 9:35 am Amanda Brackett, RVTCase Report: Feline vaccine associated sarcoma: staging and treatment
9:35 am - 9:50 am Theresa Kilichowski, LVTCase Report: Treatment of intestinal T cell lymphoma with tanovea CA1
in a 12-year-old golden retriever
Beginning Track: Most appropriate for technicians with limited oncology experience.
Advanced Track: Most appropriate for technicians with advanced oncology experience.
9:55 am - 10:45 am Madeline EdererBeginning Track:
Medical oncology: An introduction
9:55 am - 10:45 amDr. Antonella BorgattiAdvanced Track:
Cancer immunology and immunotherapy
10:45 am - 11:05 amAM BREAK
11:05 am - 12:00 pmMadeline EdererBeginning Track:
Radiation oncology: An introduction
11:05 am - 12:00 pmJenny FisherAdvanced Track:
Advanced radiation concepts: Positioning devices and management of
acute radiation toxicity
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmVCS Membership Lunch
2:10 pm - 3:00 pmJaci ChristensenBeginning Track:
Chemotherapy basics
2:10 pm - 3:00 pm Dr. Chad JohannesAdvanced Track:
PALLADIA: How it works and its many uses in dogs and cats
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPM BREAK
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmDani DeCormier
Allyne Moon
Technician or therapist: communication through difficult times
6:30 pm - 10:00 pmClosing EventSpace Center Houston