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VIN CE Course MULT110-0618: IVAPM Pain Management Core Review 2018
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM
Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA
Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRVN, CVPP, VTS-Lab Animal Medicine (Research Anesthesia), VTS-Physical Rehabilitation (OC)
Tammy Grubb, DVM, MS, DACVAA
Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVC, ACVSMR (Physical Rehabilitation 2015)
Brian Trumpatori, DVM, DACVS

Course Open: June 24-September 5, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, July 1, 8, 15, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in pain management for dogs and cats.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-29871)

Course Information:
This course is a comprehensive review of the most contemporary concepts of pain management in dogs and cats, from neurobiology to neuropharmacology to physical modalities, and "pulling it all together" in applications across a broad spectrum of clinical presentations. The course may be used as a review and study tool for IVAPM's Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) examination.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 1, 2018): Neurophysiology of Pain
Presenter: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session July 8, 2018): Neuropharmacology I
Presenter: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session July 15, 2018): Neuropharmacology II
Presenter: Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVA
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

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Week 4 (Real Time Session July 29, 2018): Neuropharmacology III
Presenters: Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA;
Sheilah Robertson, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology), DECVA, MRCVS
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session August 5, 2018): Clinical Applications I - Chronic Pain
Presenters: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM;
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6 (Real Time Session August 12, 2018): Clinical Applications II - Acute Pain Management
Presenters: Tammy Grubb, DVM, MS, DACVA;
Brian Trumpatori, DVM, DACVS
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 7 (Real Time Session August 19, 2018): Clinical Applications III - Pain Assessment & Emerging Modalities
Presenters: Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA;
Sheilah Robertson, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 8 (Real Time Session August 26, 2018): Clinical Applications IV - Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management
Presenters: Janice L Huntingford DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT CAVCA;
Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVC, ACVSMR (Physical Rehabilitation 2015)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
The instructors for this course reflect a topic-specific expertise and were assembled for their ability to teach discipline-specific content in relationship to clinical cases.

Mark Epstein is originally from Atlanta, GA, graduated with honors in microbiology from N.C. State University in 1981, and received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1985. He came to Gastonia that year to work at Forestbrook and has called it home ever since. He continued his training and became Board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP, specialist in Canine and Feline Practice, still the only veterinarian so credentialed in Gaston County) in 1993, and re-certified in 2003 and 2013. He is Medical Director at Total Bond Veterinary Hospital's. He counts several interests in veterinary medicine and in addition to the sheer joy of working with pets, their owners, and his team every day, chief among them would be the field of pain management in animals. This has been a focus of continued learning, so much so that he has been additionally Certified by one human and one veterinary organization (American Academy of Pain Management, and as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, CVPP, by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, respectively). Having developed a high level of expertise in this area, he has been called upon to author book chapters and peer-reviewed veterinary journal articles, is a widely sought-after national and international speaker on the recognition, prevention, and treatment of pain in dogs and cats. He has participated in national and international veterinary professional leadership roles, including serving as president of ABVP and IVAPM, and served as a Chairman of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Senior Care Guidelines and Pain Management Guidelines Task Forces.

Bonnie Wright graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She completed her post-doctorate work in anesthesia in 1996, also at CSU, and her anesthesia residency in 2000 at UC Davis. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Wright also became certified in medical acupuncture through MAV in 2007, as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through IVAPM in 2011 and as a canine rehabilitation practitioner through UT in 2012. She received advanced training in interventional canine musculo-skeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine at VOSM in 2014. Dr Wright was on the faculty at Ross University and Colorado State University form many years, before moving into private emergency and specialty practice. Dr. Wright divides her time between: pain medicine and rehabilitation practice at Colorado Canine Orthopedics; anesthesia and analgesia consulting through; and extensive national and international teaching. Her current project is bringing a newly minted medical acupuncture course to the veterinary menu through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), and the writing of a comprehensive acupuncture points virtual textbook for the dog. Dr. Wright is past-president and current education committee chair for the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), a member of the exam committee of the ACVAA, and a charter member of the WSAVA's global pain council. One life partner, two adult sons, a horse and a family of dogs keep Dr. Wright busy. Her future plans include an off-grid homestead and sustainable farm on the northern grasslands of Hawai'i.

Douglas Stramel received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1991. Member of American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Medicine (IVAPM), and International Association for the Study of Pain and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Chair of 'Advisory Council of Pain Management' through IVAPM.

Sheilah Robertson received her veterinary training at the University of Glasgow, followed by training in anesthesia and a PhD at the University of Bristol. She is board certified in anesthesia and animal welfare by the respective American and European Colleges and is trained in small animal acupuncture. Her research interests include the assessment of pain in several species and the use of opioids in cats. She is co-editor of the first text book dedicated entirely to Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management. In 2014 she completed her graduate certificate in shelter medicine from the University of Florida. She has been a faculty member at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Florida, Michigan State University and served as an assistant director in the Animal Welfare Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Currently she is the senior medical director for Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice Inc.

Tammy Grubb earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 from A & M University, Texas. MS University of Illinois in 1996 and Diplomate ACVAA 1996. PhD from Swedish Agricultural University in 2013. Dr. Grubb's research interests include cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and the effects on anesthetic drugs on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Dr. Grubb is also very active in the relief of animal pain through the development of new analgesic drugs and through the education of colleagues, students and pet owners regarding treatment options for animals.

Laurie McCauley is a 1992 graduate of the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After spending six years in general private practice, she began to study and conduct research in the field of veterinary rehabilitation. Laurie was the Medical Director of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Illinois, the first rehabilitation-only practice for 18 years. Dr. McCauley helped design the first underwater treadmill and carpal brace for dogs, and continues to work with companies to create innovative rehabilitative equipment. She is a contributing author to Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, and Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2007, Dr. McCauley and Dr. Chris Zink released Building the Canine Athlete, a therapeutic exercise DVD for canine rehabilitation therapists. She received the 2011 Iams AARV Award for Excellence in the Field of Rehabilitation and the 2015 AHVMA COE Holistic Practitioner of the Year Award. Dr. McCauley teaches Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant.

Janice Huntingford received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1984. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities (Certified in CAVCA, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist, Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner, Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Practitioner. In January 2015 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR). She has lectured nationally and internationally on herbal therapy, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, rehabilitation and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has co-authored 2 textbook chapters-one on neurological rehabilitation and one on therapeutic exercises for veterinary technicians. She has published 3 peer-reviewed manuscripts on sporting dog nutrition and exercise physiology. She continues to be involved in clinical research projects and further her training in herbs and natural therapies. Medicine and Rehabilitation.

A native of New York, Brian Trumpatori received a BS in animal science from Cornell University and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University. After completing his general veterinary training, he completed a one-year rotating medicine/surgery internship at Colorado State University and then returned to NC State to complete a three-year surgical residency, during which time he conducted research related to local anesthesia, which was awarded top resident honors by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Following residency, Dr. Trumpatori completed a one-year fellowship with the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory at NC State, during which time he also served as a clinical instructor for the general and orthopedic surgery services. Dr. Trumpatori became a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Dr. Trumpatori is an adjunct faculty at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, a former member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management, and Chief of Surgery at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas in Cary, NC. Dr. Trumpatori's primary clinical interests include chronic and perioperative pain management (including regenerative therapies for osteoarthritis), orthopedics and sports medicine (fracture repair, arthroscopy and management of joint diseases), minimally invasive surgery, oncologic and reconstructive surgery. He has authored book chapters and lectured on various topics related to pain management, wound management, orthopedics and oncologic surgery.

Total CE Credit: 16

Tuition: Member $368 ($331 early bird special if enrolled by June 10, 2018)
Non-Member $519 ($467 early bird special if enrolled by June 10, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 29, 2018 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

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"This program (22-29871) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 16 CE Credits, with a maximum of 16 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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