Upcoming CE & Events

Below is a list of a variety of CE topics. SVMA-approved scientific and non-scientific CE hours are included. Online CE refers to offerings by other organizations.

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Continuing Education Online Ongoing Other Events

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Continuing Education

CFHS 2018 National Animal Welfare Conference

Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2018
Calgary, AB
The 2018 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference marks the fifth year of Canada's biggest and most successful animal welfare event, and we're celebrating by offering FIVE CONCURRENT LEARNING TRACKS this year!

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2018
Lethbridge, AB
Scientific CE Hours: 21
Global Wildlife Resources will present their annual wildlife chemical immobilization training course at Lethbridge College, in Lethbridge, Alberta, from April 24-26 (Tues-Thurs), 2018. This 3-day course is specifically designed for the needs of persons working with free-ranging and/or captive wildlife, including biologists, veterinarians, technical staff, and students. The co-instructors will be Dr Mark Johnson (Global Wildlife Resources) of Hamilton, Montana, and Dr Marc Cattet (RGL Recovery Wildlife Health & Veterinary Services) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Course enrolment is limited to 25 people. Interested individuals can register and/or find additional information, including the course outline, at Global Wildlife Resources’ Training Schedule webpage.

John Waters Zoonotic Diseases Workshop

Thursday May 10, 2018
Calgary, AB
The John Waters Zoonotic Diseases Workshop invites members of the human and animal health sciences community together for a discussion of current issues in zoonotic diseases.

Diagnosis & Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries in Dogs

Wednesday May 23, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 2.0
Dr Romany Pinto will discuss diagnosis and treatment of common soft tissue injuries in dogs. Iliopsoas strain, gracilis contracture, bicipital tenosynovitis, supraspinatus tendinopathy, infraspinatus contracture and medial shoulder instability are all common soft tissue injuries seen in canine athletes. We will review the anatomy, typical history, exam findings, diagnosis and treatment options for each of the conditions.

We are asking that those who are interested in this talk to email the SAVP at saskvet.academy@gmail.com to sign up so we know how many people will be in attendance. It is for SAVP members only, but we are selling memberships prior to the talk. The cost for a single veterinarian is $25 or a clinic membership (up to 3 veterinarians) is $50. If there are more than 3 vets at a clinic then each additional vet membership is $15. Memberships can be purchased prior to the talk that evening or if they would like to pay in advance via e-transfer they are welcome to email the SAVP at saskvet.academy@gmail.com.

May 23rd from 6-8 PM at the Cosmo Civic Centre in Saskatoon in their theatre room. Contact Breanne Couperthwaite for information saskvet.academy@gmail.com

A Conversation about Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan 2018

May 26 - Jun 2, 2018
Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Yorkton, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 6

The Conversation about Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan continues …

Changes are coming to the provincial Animal Protection Act. The reality is, abuses of pets and livestock persist. This full day of approved scientific CE will address:
• Changes to the SK Animal Protection Act: Issues and consequences of mandatory reporting; Goals and expectations of investigative process
• What the Human Model of Mandatory Abuse Reporting Can Teach Us
• Considerations for Euthanasia of Large and Small Animals: Timeliness; Transport of compromised animals
• Managing Nutritional Welfare Cases in Beef Cattle

$100 per person for 6H scientific CE, lunch included.

Saturday March 17 - Regina
Saturday April 7 - Saskatoon
Saturday May 26 - Swift Current
Saturday June 2 - Yorkton

5th International One Health Congress

Jun 22 - Jun 25, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 18.5
The congress will build upon the excellent sessions and debates at previous International One Health Congresses organized in Melbourne, Bangkok and
Amsterdam to give the floor to the most renowned experts and researchers.

Since the first congress in 2011, the One Health approach has been increasingly accepted by major international health oriented organizations, academic
research institutes, field workers and the pharmaceutical industry. We warmly welcome the growing movement of One Health advocates who strongly support the idea of an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health as the best solution to complex and urgent health threats.

International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man

Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 12
Zoonotic diseases are the major focus of the meeting, which serves as a forum for physicians, scientists, veterinarians, specialists and public health professionals to present their research and findings for discussion and debate. Symposia will focus on all aspects of emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals.

CVMA Convention

Jul 5 - Jul 8, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Join us and experience the beauty of Vancouver and the west coast while earning valuable CE credits. Vancouver offers majestic mountains, glistening oceans, rainforests, world class shopping, gourmet meals, live entertainment, outdoor adventure, and much more! Vancouver is the “Gateway to Adventure” with easy access to Whistler, Vancouver Island, and the Canadian Rockies.

Veterinary CE Cruise

Sep 16 - Sep 23, 2018
Vancouver to Alaska, BC
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 9
A 7 night round-trip cruise to Alaska that's also a CE event!

Ultrasound Training in Saskatoon

Sep 30 - Dec 31, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
What category of Ultrasound training are you looking for? EAH is presenting a two-day weekend course in the fall of 2018 through SCILVET.
Ultrasound category options include:
-- Abdominal Fasting and Thoracic Fasting
-- Beginner
-- Advanced
-- Musculoskeletal
-- Pearls of the Abdomen
-- Adrenals, Liver and Kidney

Limit: Maximum of 8-10 people. Cost: $1,395-$1,495 depending on specific course selected, based on responses. Guaranteed registration required.
Interested? Please call 306-384-2287 or email eah@sasktel.net with your category picks!

Equine Dentistry, Equine Opthalmology and Practice Management for the Mobile Practitioner

Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2018
Delta, BC
Scientific CE Hours: 12
This 2 day seminar features:

Dr Jack Easley (DVM, MS, DABVP/Eq) on a modern approach to equine dentistry including dental care based on thorough and advanced exam techniques, radiology, regional anesthesia, sinus disease, geriatric dentistry and challenging cases.

Dr Ann Dwyer (DVM) on equine ophthalmology including topics of anatomy, uveitis, keratitis, orbit, periorbital problems and practice tips and management of cases on the farm. Dr Dwyer will also speak on practice management of an ambulatory practice
including workforce strategies.

The seminar is held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn Delta, BC. Lunches each day and a seafood buffet dinner on Monday Oct 22, 2018 are in-cluded. Early registration closes October 1, 2018.


Dermatology Workup and Therapeutic Options

Scientific CE Hours: 1.0
This presentation with Dr Michael Hannigan reviews the diagnostic algorithms associated with canine Dermatology. Therapeutic options are also discussed including anti histamines, steroid, cyclosporine as well as newer options such as oclacitinib and Cytopoint.

MOOC Resistance to Anibacterial Agents

This MOOC provides an overview of the epidemiology of resistant bacteria in different parts of the globe. It reviews classical and current methods for detection of resistance in clinical settings. It deals with the origins and molecular mechanisms of resistance development and dissemination. The course highlights adequate stewardship and finally, discusses next generation alternatives that make use of genome editing and silencing tools. This course is open to everyone interested in antibiotic resistance, however a bachelor of science is recommended.

Free Symposium on Chronic Wasting Disease

Scientific CE Hours: 2.5
The 5th International One Health Congress programme officially starts on Friday 22 June 2018 at 12:00h with a symposium on Chronic Wasting Disease.

In this symposium, the One Health Platform and the Alberta Prion Research Institute will bring together prion diseases experts to present the latest scientific advances, share lessons learned from the BSE crisis and discuss prevention strategies.


The Social Side of Practice

Non-Scientific CE Hours: 20
The Social Side of Practice is a unique, fully-accredited veterinary continuing education program to balance the medical side of practice. It is designed to help veterinary practitioners and their teams do what they do even better by providing insight, guidance, and strategies on the non-medical aspects of practice. With a focus on wellness, veterinary-client-patient communication, teamwork, leadership, and organizational culture, The Social Side offers not only what is integral to practicing good medicine, but to achieving happiness and prosperity in practice.

10 CE offerings, all of which offer evidence-based content reflecting the literature in the medical and social sciences. The Social Side of Practice sessions are RACE-approved.

Sessions are provided in lecture (1 hr.) and interactive (1.5-2 hrs.) formats. We award 1 CE credit per CE hour (50 minutes) with options for 1, 1.5, or 2 CE credits/session, depending on the session length. They are offered all year around, by request, to veterinarians and their teams across Canada (in-person when geographically feasible, and via webinar otherwise).

To find out more about this RACE approved program, visit Pets Plus Us, call 1-800-700-3391 or email care@petsplusus.com

WDDC Practice Tool Kit (WHMIS and SDS)

Your clinic, SK
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 1
Ongoing Lunch & Learns:
WDDC Practice Tool Kit Series (WHMIS & SDS). Presented by WHMIS certified WDDC representatives. This is an ongoing offer to practices and may be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com

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