Education

Technician Workshop Schedule

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Technician Workshop Schedule

The conference times below are listed in PACIFIC time.

Sponsored by:

TIMESESSION/PRESENTER
7:00 am - 7:45 amBreakfast Presentation
Inappetence and weight loss in chronic disease: Why treatment matters
Presenters: Drs. Melinda Wood and Chris George
Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
8:00 am - 12:00 pmDiagnostic cytology for veterinary technicians
Presented by Drs. Daniel Heinrich & Davis Seelig
10:00 am - 10:30 amBREAK
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch Presentation
Canine lymphoma diagnostics past, present and future:
How AI technology and genetics are pushing the boundaries in veterinary medicine
Presenter: Dr. Rachel Venable
Sponsored by ImpriMed, Inc.
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmConference Welcome & Announcements
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmKeynote Presentation
Understanding DNA damage and immunobiology to
better treat bone sarcomas
Presented by Kelly Bailey, MD, PhD
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmMalignant hypercalcemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Presented by Brooke Quesnell
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmBREAK
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmTechnician Keynote Presentation
Cultivating a wholistic culture in the veterinary team
with physical rehabilitation: It's about the big picture
Presented by Kristen Hagler
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmWelcome Reception
Sponsored by Elanco, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, PetMedix, Varian, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, Elekta Inc., Volition Veterinary, Antech Diagnostics, and Hill's Pet Nutrition

Friday, October 13, 2023

Sponsored by:

epicur Pharma

TIMESESSION/PRESENTER
7:00 am - 7:45 amBreakfast Presentation
Laverdia-CA1: Defining the patient and the drug
Presenter: Jenny Fisher
Sponsored by Dechra
8:00 am - 9:00 amIntroduction to liquid biopsy - "the blood test for cancer" - for Vet Techs
Presented by Dr. Andi Flory and Kate Wotrang
9:15 am - 10:15 amElectroporation - Opening the cell - Electrochemotherapy and gene electrotransfer
Presented by Dr. Joe Impellizeri and Elisa Sanchez
10:15 am - 10:45 amBREAK
10:45 am - 11:45 amCompassion and cancer: Supporting your clients and yourself
Presented by Brooke Quesnell
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmSponsored Lunch Presentation
Sit, stay, heal: A comprehensive approach to the cancer patient
Presenter: Dr. Renee Alsaraff
Sponsored by Epicur Pharma
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmWhy does the mitotic count count? The journey of a biopsy sample
Presented by Dr. Ryan Dickinson
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmBREAK
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmClinical pharmacology of the CHOP protocol
Presented by Danielle DeCormier
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmTechnician Reception
Sponsored by Virbac

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Sponsored by:

TIMESESSION/PRESENTER
7:00 am - 7:45 amBreakfast
Sponsored by Best Pet Rx
8:00 am - 9:00 amRedefining winning: Handling difficult conversations with clients
Presented by Brian Morgan
9:15 am - 10:15 amBreakout Session
The hallmarks of cancer: How do they apply to clinical oncology?
Presented by Dr. Tony Mutsaers
9:15 am - 10:15 amBreakout Session
Anesthetic considerations for the veterinary radiation oncology patient
Presented by Lisa Group
10:15 am - 10:45 amBREAK
10:45 am - 11:45 amBreakout Session
Feline lymphoma
Presented by Dr. Holly Burr
10:45 am - 11:45 amBreakout Session
Radiation therapy treatment planning; From nose to tail
Presented by Karen Davis
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmMembership Lunch
Sponsored by Elanco, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, PetMedix, Varian, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, Elekta Inc., Volition Veterinary, Antech Diagnostics, and Hill's Pet Nutrition
2:00 pm - 2:15 pmCase Report presentation
Feline salivary gland adenocarcinoma
Presented by Amanda Brackett
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmCase Report presentation
NPO Treating Lymphoma in a Canine Patient with an Esophageal Stricture
Presented by Arin Barker
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmCase Report presentation
Preclinical detection of cancer using next-generation sequencing-based
liquid biopsy in a 7-year-old Flat-Coated Retriever
Presented by Kate Wotrang
2:45 pm - 5:00 pmChemotherapy safety updates and FAQs
Presented by Jenny Fisher
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmBREAK
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosing Event
Sponsored by Elanco, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, PetMedix, Varian, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, Elekta Inc., Volition Veterinary, Antech Diagnostics, and Hill's Pet Nutrition