Technician Workshop Schedule

The conference times below are listed in EASTERN time.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Sponsored by

7:00 am - 7:45 am Sponsored breakfast presentation by Elanco
Clinical integration of appetite stimulants in dogs & cats
Presented by Chad Johannes
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Cytology for veterinary technicians
Presented by Drs. Daniel Heinrich & Davis Seelig
10:00 am - 10:30 am BREAK
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sponsored lunch presentation by Amatheon Animal Health
Safe handling of hazardous drugs
Presented by Ricky Thackray
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Conference Welcome & Announcements
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Keynote Presentation
The Road to Advancement: Finding a Path to a Cure for DIPG
Presented by Dr. Katherine Warren
Sponsored by Thrive Pet Healthcare
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Verbal Hugs: How to talk with clients about death and dying
Presented by Dr. Kathleen Cooney
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm BREAK
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Welcome Reception

Friday, October 14, 2022

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7:00 am - 7:45 am Sponsored breakfast presentation by Virbac
Canine skin cancers: The essential role of the technician
Presented by Aspen Schreiner, CVT
8:00 am - 9:00 am Oncologic pain management for veterinary technicians
Presented by Dr. Nicholas Rancilio
9:15 am - 10:15 amBloodwork and the chemotherapy patient:
It's not all about the neutrophil count
Presented by Dr. Erin Cletzer
10:15 am - 10:45 amBREAK
10:45 am - 11:45 amLicking lymphoma:
Diagnosing and treating lymphoma in dogs
Presented by Dr. Christopher Fulkerson
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Sponsored lunch presentation by Epicur Pharma
Compounding pharmacies for chemotherapy agents
Presented by Dr. Phil Bergman
1:25 pm - 2:25 pmRecognizing and fighting burnout and
compassion fatigue
Presented by Dr. Laura Garrett
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Chemotherapy for the client:
What they need to know
Presented by Dr. Kim Cronin
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm BREAK
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm What's new in oncology?
Presented by Dr. Craig Clifford

Saturday, October 15, 2022

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7:00 am - 7:45 am Sponsored breakfast presentation by Best Pet Rx
It's A and it's B, but it's mostly about C!
Let's talk about Compounding. Beyond boring acronyms:
Important (& interesting) information that technicians should know
about compounding pharmacies and the medications that they make for patients.
Presented by Brian Morgan
8:00 am - 9:00 amTechnician Keynote Speaker
Radiation safety
Presented by MaLora Bush
9:00 am - 9:15 amCase Report: The treatment of multiple myeloma: Walker, A case report
Presented by Lindsey Fourez
9:15 am - 9:30 amCase Report: Meningi-No Mas!
Presented by Arisely Roman
9:30 am - 9:45 am Case Report: The use of VAC protocol and targeted therapy
for metastatic hemangiosarcoma
Presented by Sandra Farfan
Beginning Track: Most appropriate for technicians with limited oncology experience.
Advanced Track: Most appropriate for technicians with advanced oncology experience.
9:45 am - 10:45 am(Beginning Track)
Mast cell tumors - The fundamentals
Presented by Dr. Joanne Graham
9:45 am - 10:45 am(Advanced Track)
Plasma cells with a focus on multiple myeloma
Presented by Lisa Kirk
10:45 am - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am - 12:00 pm(Beginning Track)
Basic Radiation Oncology
Presented by Dr. Keiko Murakami
11:00 am - 12:00 pm(Advanced Track)
The befores and afters of radiation therapy
Presented by Dr. Leanne Magestro
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Membership Lunch
Sponsored by Thrive Pet Healthcare, FidoCure,
VCA Animal Hospitals and Elekta
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Beginning Track)
Basic Transitional cell carcinoma
Presented by Dr. Paulo Vilar Saavedra
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(Advanced Track)
Advancing the management of canine urothelial
carcinoma through prevention, new drugs, and
personalized care
Presented by Dr. Deborah Knapp
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Anesthesia and the exotic cancer patient
Presented by Chelsey Vanetten
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm What it means to be an Oncology VTS
and how to become one
Presented by Danielle DeCormier
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosing Event