OSMA Fall CPD Day and Workshop November 23 & 24, 2019, Ontario Veterinary College, College Avenue & Gordon Street , Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 (room details to follow)
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Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Saturday November 23: Smart Patient and Population Management
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration and light breakfast
Smart Strategies for Population Management – Dr. Cindy Karsten, UC Davis
8:30 – 8:45 Introduction
8:45 – 9:30 Infection control strategies-balancing animal needs and biosecurity
9:30 – 10:15 Antibiotic stewardship
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:00 – 12:00 Outbreak management, emerging diseases
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch, OSMA AGM
Smart Strategies for the Emergency and Critical Patient – Dr. Mike Ethier, TVEH
1:00 – 1:15 Introduction
1:15 – 2:00 Triage – from patient assessment to initial stabilization
2.00 – 2:45: Criticalist approach to common ER presentations – trauma, hemoabdomen, parvo/panleuk., sepsis/pyometra, blocked cats
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:45 The in-hospital patient – executing a plan, getting more from less, what trends can tell us
3:45 – 4:15 Utilization of shelter resources – can we predict who will respond to treatment?
4:15 – 4:30 Strengthening the relationship with your emergency care provider
Register here for the November 23 CPD Day (separate registration for November 24, see below).
Sunday November 24: Smart Sheltering Workshop with Dr. Cindy Karsten
What does your shelter need to do and what can it safely not do? How can you save time and resources, and thereby minimize length of stay and maximize life-saving capacity?
Dr. Cindy Karsten will lead participants through a flexible, interactive workshop discussing the Do’s and Don’ts of Smart Sheltering.
Potential topics include: Intake exam; Disease recognition and monitoring; Vaccination; Treatment; Outbreaks; Shelter data; Humane housing; Population management tools; Length of stay
Bring your shelter’s data and all of your burning questions to this workshop. You will work with other sheltering professionals, under the guidance of Dr. Karsten, to find ways to improve your shelter’s lifesaving capacity.
8:00 – 8:30: Registration and light breakfast
8:30 – 4:30: Workshop
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
Register here for the November 24 CPD Workshop (separate registration for November 23, see above).
Dr. Cynthia Karsten, DVM graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and went on to complete a shelter medicine internship at Colorado State University. She finished her Shelter Medicine Residency at UC Davis in 2014 and is now the Outreach Veterinarian with the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, where her role is to advise shelters, perform focused and comprehensive shelter consultations and present at conferences and universities. Dr. Karsten’s interests include population management, infectious disease control and providing accessible, affordable veterinary care to all animals in a community. She also has immense concern not only for the animals in shelters but also for the people who work so diligently every day to care for them.
Dr Michael Ethier, DVM DVSc DACVECC was born and raised in northern Ontario where he developed his love for the outdoors. After graduating from OVC in 2004 he spent a year in a private referral hospital in Ottawa. It was then that he realized his passion for emergency and critical care medicine. He returned to OVC where he completed a residency and DVSc in emergency and critical care medicine. After becoming boarded in 2008, he joined the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital as director of emergency and critical care medicine.