American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention and Trade

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Saddle-up and point your horse’s nostrils for San Antonio, Texas.

Nov. 17-21 is the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention and Trade Show.

With 130 hours of available continuing education (CE), a 300 exhibitor trade show featuring the newest products and services and all kinds of social events, It’s the world’s largest CE event and trade show dedicated to equine veterinary practice.

Featured speakers include:

- Nigel Marsh: Work-Life Balance: A Modern-Day Unicorn or Something Life Changingly Fabulous Available to All? The best-selling author and our keynote speaker will explore the balancing of career, family time, personal time, and productivity to rediscover overall wellness

- Padraic M. Dixon: The Evolution of Horses and the Evolution of Equine Dentistry. The 2017 State-of-the-Art Lecture will feature the internationally renowned dental expert.

- James Belknap, Teresa Burns and Andrew van Eps: Laminitis - New Evidence-Based Recommendations for Clinical Management.

CE seminars are presented under the following categories:

The Business of Practice - Focus on the non-medical aspects of practice that are essential to a healthy bottom line.

How-to - Expand your skills during these focused sessions that walk you step-by-step through procedures that have been deployed successfully by your colleagues. Following each presentation, you’ll possess the information to evaluate the technique and determine whether to implement in your practice.

In-Depth - Dig deeper into important medical topics. These sessions feature fewer but longer presentations, enabling a thorough exploration of key components of the subject matter.

Table Topics - Enlist the knowledge and experience of your colleagues to work through common challenges and identify solutions within specific areas of equine medicine. These facilitated discussions are information but highly informative, and draw upon the collective expertise of all attendees. You can find a detailed schedule here: https://convention.aaep.org/sessions

Meanwhile, warm and dry San Antonio is a good spot to find yourself in November. There’s plenty to do. Check out some ideas here: http://visitsanantonio.com/

While you’re in San Antonio, you can visit the Dragon Veterinary team and learn how our voice dictation software can be incorporated into all aspects of your practice to cut back drastically on your day to day screen time.

Vancouver ACVP & ASVCP 2017

The American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology will be teaming up for their 2017 concurrent annual meeting.

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Held Nov. 4-8 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, Canada, brings together the leading thinkers of the industry.

“Take this opportunity to network, collaborate, share, and discuss common scientific interests with your colleagues from three esteemed professional organizations,” write conference organizers.

“The program will include a mix of joint and separate curricula, including scientific sessions, poster presentations, workshops, career development, receptions, and other events.”

And it’s in British Columbia – home of the Canadian portion of the Rocky Mountains, old growth rain forest, killer whales and a lot of people who like to eat kale.

All, except for the last demographic, are good reasons to come to Canada.

It doesn’t even get actually cold in Vancouver … just sort of rainy and miserable sometimes.

While there, you can meet with us.

We’re Canadian, but we’re from way over on the East Coast … where fewer people eat kale and generally are way more interesting.

And we at Dragon Veterinary have developed a voice recognition software that will allow you to manage your practice and record patient data without using a keyboard.

Our speech recognition software is specially tailored for the veterinary profession.

We can tell you all about it in Vancouver in November.

And one more thing – B.C. has grizzly bears and mountain goats and cougars.

The Big Apple!

Here we come

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New York Vet will bring thinkers, visionaries and practitioners in three clinical tracks – business, managed and sponsored – together to provide continuing education (CE)

The two day conference, Nov. 9-10, will allow vets and techs to earn up to 16 hours of RACE and NYS approved CE at the Javits Centre in Midtown Manhattan. In total there is 48 hours of CE to choose from on all manner of topics like:

- Steroids and beyond: simple strategies for managing atopic dermatitis by Dr. Alexander Werner.
- An epic wound care case series by Dr. Karen Tobias.
- Breed-specific anesthesia: challenges, myths, and misconceptions by Dr. . Khursheed Mama.
- Everything you need to know about amputation for osteosarcoma in general practice by Dr. Sarah Boston

“New York Vet is a new, energized learning experience with practical, essential topics selected by the veterinarians who bring you Clinician's Brief,” write conference organizers.

You can see the conference schedule here:
http://www.newyorkvet.com/__media/PDFs/NYV-Ticket-2017-NYV219.pdf

And you get to be in The Big Smoke and pretend you’re in a Woody Allen movie.

A few suggestions for your time in New York:

- Eat some street meat and try to guess what it is composed of.
- Go to a New York Yankees game and boo.
- Soak up being in one of the world’s great cities.
- Visit the Dragon Veterinary booth and learn about how our speech dictation software make your practice more efficient.

 

It’s All About Cats

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) will be prowling around Denver, Colorado, Oct. 19-22.

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The AAFP conference prides itself (pardon the pun) on offering learning tracks at its conference that meet the needs of attendees in the varied stages of their professional development.

This year’s theme is ‘Feline Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics’.

“This conference will join together veterinary healthcare professionals who are dedicated to increasing their feline knowledge and who are passionate about elevating the standard of care for cats,” state organizers.

The AAFP have applied for 48.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credits for Veterinarians and Technicians (maximum of 31 for any individual vet or technician). A link to the program can be found here: https://www.catvets.com/education/conference/educational-program-2017

While in Denver, you might try advising the locals that their nickname ‘Mile High City’ is erroneous because Denver is actually 5,278 feet above sea level (2 feet short of a mile).

Alternatively, you can enjoy the former gold-rush city that stands at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains. You can check out some ideas here: https://www.denver.org/

You can also come and meet us!

Dragon Veterinary will be there with our voice recognition software specially tailored to the veterinary industry. Our software works hand-in glove with your practice management system to allow you do all your data entry – from patient reports to prescriptions and reminder notes – with your Nuance Dictaphone instead of a keyboard.

Plus we’re just nice to talk to and we like cats.

ACVR Annual Scientific Conference 2017

The American College of Veterinary Radiology’s (ACVR) Annual Scientific Conference will be held in Phoenix this year. Running from Oct. 18-21 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, the conference will bring together specialists in veterinary radiology – both diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology – to discuss, present and learn the newest research in their field. While a very specialized field, the ACVR has 600 active diplomates, 280 society only members and 120 resident members-in-training. Then there’s the specialized societies sponsored by the ACVR – combined the Veterinary Ultrasound Society (VUS), Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine (SVNM), CT/MRI Society and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society (LADIS) have 1,400 members. So it will be a busy few days in Phoneix. And it’ll be warm The average October temperature in Phoenix is from 86 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit. But what could be hotter than veterinary radiology? Answer: NOTHING! The image interpretation session will be held Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. The nine cases are now online and can be viewed here http://www.acvr.org/presentations/15 The answers to them will be made public at the session and also will be available online the following morning. While in Phoenix, explore the ecology of the surrounding desert, street art, dive bars and music. To get some ideas on what you’ll do with your free time go here: https://www.visitphoenix.com/ Another fine thing to do in Phoenix is come visit us – Dragon Veterinary. We’ll be at the conference with our voice dictation software. It has a specialized veterinary vocabulary that works as an add-on to Dragon Medical Practice Edition II and allows you to run all aspects of your practice – from patient records to billing – without touching a keyboard.

The American College of Veterinary Radiology’s (ACVR) Annual Scientific Conference will be held in Phoenix this year.

Running from Oct. 18-21 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, the conference will bring together specialists in veterinary radiology – both diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology – to discuss, present and learn the newest research in their field.

While a very specialized field, the ACVR has 600 active diplomates, 280 society only members and 120 resident members-in-training. Then there’s the specialized societies sponsored by the ACVR – combined the Veterinary Ultrasound Society (VUS), Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine (SVNM), CT/MRI Society and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society (LADIS) have 1,400 members.

So it will be a busy few days in Phoneix.

And it’ll be warm

The average October temperature in Phoenix is from 86 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit.

But what could be hotter than veterinary radiology?

Answer: NOTHING!

The image interpretation session will be held Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.

The nine cases are now online and can be viewed here http://www.acvr.org/presentations/15

The answers to them will be made public at the session and also will be available online the following morning.

While in Phoenix, explore the ecology of the surrounding desert, street art, dive bars and music. To get some ideas on what you’ll do with your free time go here: https://www.visitphoenix.com/

Another fine thing to do in Phoenix is come visit us – Dragon Veterinary.

We’ll be at the conference with our voice dictation software.

It has a specialized veterinary vocabulary that works as an add-on to Dragon Medical Practice Edition II and allows you to run all aspects of your practice – from patient records to billing – without touching a keyboard.

68th AALAS National Meeting

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It’s the largest gathering in the world of professionals concerned with the production, care, and use of laboratory animals.

And it’s happening in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 15-19

The American Association for Laboratory Science annual national meeting will bring members together from the diverse communities of academia, research institutions, government and private industry.

Over 4,000 participants and 300 exhibiting companies will descend on the Austin Convention Centre.

There will be 400 scientific posters at the national meeting, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and technical trade presentations.

Sessions will be held on animal welfare, regulatory compliance, public education, biomedical research, medicine, methodology, facility design, management and operations.

If you miss anything, you can just download it – all educational session will be downloadable in MP3 or IOS format.

It’s kind of a big deal.

And it’s in Austin – the fastest growing city in the United States and the capital of Texas.

The thriving business hub claims of the home offices of Fortune 500 companies like Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Cisco, eBay, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle Corporation, Paypal, Texas Instruments, 3M, and Whole Foods Market.

There’s also lots of live music, fine dining and good places to go for a walk – like around Lady Bird Lake.

While you’re in Austin, you can come visit us.

Dragon Veterinary will be there to teach you about our voice dictation software.

In the simplest terms – it allows you to enter data into your practice management software through speech dictation rather than a keyboard.

So whether you use Avimark, Clientrax, Impromed or any of the many practice management softwares on the market you can use your Nuance Dictaphone instead of a keyboard and enter data four times faster than you can type it.

To learn more about AALAS National meeting, go to https://www.aalas.org/national-meeting/general-information#.WYoBGYjytNA

2017 CanWest Veterinary conference

The CanWest Veterinary Conference takes place annually in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. This 4-day conference will be held during October 14 - 17, 2017. This year’s conference is sure to be a success due to the many different events, educational programs, and reputed and accredited guest speakers. The CanWest conference is renowned as the most engaging and informative veterinary event in Western Canada. This is due to the extensive attention to detail during their educational programs, which are designed to provide value to the entire animal health care team. Many of these events involve interesting and thought-provoking discussions to help veterinarians learn from one another. Events such as Introductory Abdominal Ultrasound, Reconstructive Surgery Techniques and the Food Animal Program will surely provide insightful ideas to broaden minds within the veterinary community. This conference will also have many reputable guest speakers. Many speakers are located internationally, and are experts in their respective fields. An event of this magnitude will naturally have Dragon Veterinary present and actively taking part to showcase the future of the veterinary field and how you can improve your practices efficiency. We’ll also be providing free demos at the show for anyone who’s intrigued by this game changing innovation. To make things more interesting we’ll also be giving a special trade show discount for anyone who purchases it at CanWest Veterinary Conference. Come and be educated. Upgrade your knowledge and learn about the best practices available in the Veterinary Field Click here to go to the CanWest home page, and learn more about the conference http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-canwest-veterinary-conference/

The CanWest Veterinary Conference takes place annually in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. This 4-day conference will be held during October 14 - 17, 2017. This year’s conference is sure to be a success due to the many different events, educational programs, and reputed and accredited guest speakers.

The CanWest conference is renowned as the most engaging and informative veterinary event in Western Canada. This is due to the extensive attention to detail during their educational programs, which are designed to provide value to the entire animal health care team. Many of these events involve interesting and thought-provoking discussions to help veterinarians learn from one another. Events such as Introductory Abdominal Ultrasound, Reconstructive Surgery Techniques and the Food Animal Program will surely provide insightful ideas to broaden minds within the veterinary community. This conference will also have many reputable guest speakers. Many speakers are located internationally, and are experts in their respective fields.

An event of this magnitude will naturally have Dragon Veterinary present and actively taking part to showcase the future of the veterinary field and how you can improve your practices efficiency. We’ll also be providing free demos at the show for anyone who’s intrigued by this game changing innovation. To make things more interesting we’ll also be giving a special trade show discount for anyone who purchases it at CanWest Veterinary Conference.

Come and be educated. Upgrade your knowledge and learn about the best practices available in the Veterinary Field

Click here to go to the CanWest home page, and learn more about the conference

http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-canwest-veterinary-conference/

Experience all the ACVS Surgery Summit has to Offer

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The American College of Veterinary Surgeons annual Surgery Summit will be held Oct. 11-14 in Indianapolis.

“ACVS 2017 will feature keynote lectures, round table discussions and hands-on laboratories designed to keep attendees on the cutting edge veterinary science,” state conference organizers.

“Attendees will also be able to meet with top veterinary equipment vendors for the latest devices and services.”

The conference aims to bring attendees up to date on the latest in surgical research and practical strategies for case management.

Thirty-eight seminars will discuss minimally invasive surgery, sports medicine, rehabilitation, pain management, neurology, imaging assisted surgery, genitourinary, oncology and more.

There will be 400 lectures on topics including regenerative medicine, virtual reality medical simulation, critical care, joint replacement options, complementary therapies and alternative careers in surgery.

The hands-on laboratories for specialists, general practitioners and technicians will provide real-world experience in new techniques. Through this conference you will be able to earn 20 hours of advanced level continuing education credits.

Dubbed ‘The Crossroads of America,’ Indianapolis is within a one day drive of 70 per cent of the United States’ population – so unless you live in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, you shouldn’t have to complain about the commute.

There’s plenty of fun in and around this city that doesn’t have anything to do with animals – if you’re looking for a break.

Click here for things in Indianapolis like tactical paintball, food market tours, ziplining and museums. 

Naturally, Dragon Veterinary will be in Indianapolis too.

You talk to us about how to increase efficiencies in your office through voice recognition software. The latest in vet softwares, it allows you to enter data into your practice manage software without touching a keyboard.

Whether its patient records, soap notes, billing, prescriptions or any other form of data entry, you and your employees can save time using Dragon Veterinary.