NOVA SCOTIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2017 Continuing Education Opportunities
Conferences & Workshops

 

APPLY FOR CONTINUTING EDUCATION CREDITS
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting CE credit approval for your course you are offering. Attach a copy of the Agenda along with information on the seminar being offered and who is presenting.
When the number of CE credits are approved and awarded, the NSVMA office will notify you.


HILL'S GLOBAL SYMPSOSIUM PROGRAM SESSIONS
Looking to do more for your CKD Patients? View on-demand content and earn up to 11.5 hours of RACE-approved CE!
Visit the following link to view: hgs2017livestream.com
EARN UP TO 11.5 HOURS OF RACE-APPROVED CE!
PROGRAM TITLES
The Role and Medical Management of Military Working Dogs in Combat
Chronic Kidney Disease: Pathophysiology, Progression, and Interventions in Pets
Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats: Beyond Dietary Therapy
Innovations in Nutritional Therapy for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease
Veterinary Social Media Trends: New Tools and Tips to Managing your Online Reputation
Top 5 Mistakes Veterinarians Make on Social Media
Protein/Amino Acid Digestibility in Dogs and Cats
Emerging Research: Microbiome in Pets and
Protein Needs Protein Energy Wasting Syndrome in Pets
Animal Assisted Therapy in Hospitals
Nutritional Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs
Advances in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
Advances in Appetite Stimulants in Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease
The IRIS CKD Guidelines and the IDEXX SDMA Test: A Practical Approach for Everyday Practice Protein Requirements for Cats and Dogs with Early Chronic Kidney Disease—Is There an Answer?
Evidence Based Medicine: Protein Requirements in Dogs and Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease
Protein-Energy Wasting Syndrome in Chronic Kidney Disease in  Humans
What Will Your Veterinary Practice Look Like in 2025?

 

Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada
Association des Veterinaires Acupuncteurs
du Canada P.O. Box 32497, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC   Canada  J7V 9V2 (450) 200-0782      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     www.avacanada.org 
The Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada (AVAC) is pleased to announce: 
Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Course will be held at the Michener Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   October 2017 – April 2018
This is a post graduate course for licensed Veterinarians. 
Dates:
Session I:  October 31- November 4, 2017 
Session II:  November 29 – December 3, 2017 
Session III:  January 30 - February 3, 2018 
Session IV:  February 27 - March 3, 2018 
Session V: Mentoring/wet labs (2 days)
Exam (2 days)  April 11-14, 2018 
*Students must attend all five sessions including the mentoring/wet labs
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE COURSE IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST ACCEPTED BASIS, WITH FULLY COMPLETED AND PREPAID REGISTRATION. ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED. 
Fees: Course fee for the series of 5 sessions including the examination is:  Early registration: (until March 31st, 2017) $7295 Regular registration (until September 15th, 2017) $7995
Registration includes a Non-refundable deposit of $995. If registration and deposit received on or before March 31, 2017 the remaining course fee is $6300 to be paid in full by July 31st.  If registration and deposit is received after March 31, 2017 the remaining course fee is $7000 to be paid in full by July 31st.

More information on the course, requirements and registration forms (on-line or download) at www.AVACanada.org 

ATLANTIC EXPERTS INC.
Instrument Maintenance for Veterinary Technicians

•    learn how to maintain, clean and sterilize slow & high speed handpieces
•    learn Cavitron do's and don'ts including purging lines, insert care & sterilization
•    discuss stone care and understand the difference between coarse and fine grit stones
•    demonstrate ability to properly use a test stick to check for instrument sharpness
•    understand importance of regular sharpening of dental hygiene and surgical instruments including sickles, universals, Gracey's, elevators and luxators
•    demonstrate the ability to effectively sharpen dental hygiene and surgical instruments
Presented by a Registered Dental Hygienist
3 hour course $ 360 (+HST)
If interested, please email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call (902 880 4565)

 
ULTRASONOGRAPHY AND EMBRYO TRANSFER WORKSHOPS
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK Canada
Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops are being conducted in tandem May 7 - 12, 2017 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. The Ultrasound Workshop is a two and a half-day course and the Embryo Transfer Workshop is a three and a half-day course.  Both workshops will involve lectures and hands-on lab sessions. Participants may register for one or both of the workshops and/or individual days.  For more information on the workshops please go to our website: http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/news_events/events/conferences/wcvm-ultrasound-and-embryo-transfer-workshops.php.  Register before March 31, 2017 to receive the early bird pricing and a four book set on ultrasonic imaging and animal reproduction by Dr. O.J. Ginther ($500 US value) for free, while quantities last.
If you have any questions, please contact: Jackie Bahnmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), tel: (306) 966-7108; Reuben Mapletoft (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), tel: (306) 222-6152; or Gregg Adams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), tel: (306) 966-7411.
 
2017 CANADIAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (CVMA) CONVENTION 
July 13–16, 2017, PEI Convention Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
In collaboration with the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC), this unique four-day event features a strong scientific program, with over 40 speakers and offers up to 28 RACE-accredited hours of CE. Sessions include wet labs, and concurrent sessions exploring companion animal, ruminant, equine, practice management and animal welfare issues.
Contact: Sarah Cunningham
Tel: (613) 236-1162 Ext. 121;  Fax: (613) 236-9681
E-mail:
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Website:  http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/science-knowledge/annual-convention
(Up to 28 CE Hours are approved for NSVMA members)

ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURISTS OF CANADA
Canadian Basic Veterinary Acupunture Course
The Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada (AVAC) is pleased to announce the Basic Veterinary Acupuncture Course to be held in 2017 - 2018 in Toronto, Ontario
This is a post graduate course for licensed Veterinarians. The program is comprised of four sessions, each consisting of five days of lecture and labs, followed by the “International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)” written and practical examinations, including both canine and equine components.
All lectures are in English but French speakers and TA’s will be present.
The IVAS exam is in English but can be available in French translation for an additional fee. For more information, please contact us at the address and email below.
Session I:  October 31- November 4 2017
Session II:  November 29 - December 3 2017
Session III:  January 30 - February 3 2018
Session IV:  February 27 - March 3 2018
Mentoring/wet labs (2 days) and Exam (2 days):  April 11-14 2018*
*date of workshops and exams to be confirmed
(450) 200-0782      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     www.avacanada.org  

scil Animal Care Company
www.scilvet.com
Learn from the experts at scil Vet Academy with CE in Ultrasound, Dental Radiology and Orthopedics for every skill level.
http://www.scilvet.ca/scil-vet-academy/seminar-schedule/

 
FOCUS AND FLOURISH
Focus and Flourish offers practical, hands-on veterinary surgical workshops that lead to success. We focus on mastering the surgical technique so that you can perform the surgery in your own clinic with confidence!
WORKSHOPS IN 2017
Sept 8 Perineal Urethrostomies Kitchener ON
Sept 9 Simple Fractures Kitchener ON
Sept 15-16 Cruciate Extracapsular Repair Kitchener ON
Sept 17 Intro to Rehabilitation Kitchener ON
Sept 30 Femoral Head Ostectomy Kitchener ON
Oct 1 Medial Patella Luxations Kitchener ON
Dec 3-9 Pins, Plates and Ex Fixes Costa Rica
Please visit http://focusandflourish.com throughout the year as more workshop dates will be added.
For more information  contact us at…    Phone: 519-219-0573       Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
2017 NOVA SCOTIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NSVMA) AGM WEEKEND
October 14, 2017, Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, Western Shore, Nova Scotia
There are many components to the AGM which may be of interest to you; Complimentary CE (topics TBA), New Members Program Meeting, Annual General Meeting 
In addition, there will be a Sponsor/ Trade Show which will be available and we look forward to the opportunity that the trade show and sponsorships will provide to our members. 
All members who are registered to attend the events on Saturday are encouraged to stay and attend the evening social, which includes a reception, dinner, followed by our annual charitable fundraiser & dance. 
Accommodations: Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre | Reservations Line:  1-800-565-5075
For further information, please contact: Shelly Repchull by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone (902) 865-1876
Website:  www.nsvma.ca