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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The 2017 ACVAA annual scientific and business meetings will occur at the venue of IVECCS at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN September 13-18.
Monday, Tuesday, September 11, 12 - oral certifying exam
Wednesday Sept 13; ACVAA BOD meeting at 5:00 PM -- followed by Resident Reception sponsored by AKORN
Thursday, September 14: morning/afternoon ACVAA Abstracts; at 5:30- 7:00PM Knowles Memorial Lecture and Awards
Friday, Sept 15: ACVAA Business meeting est. 6PM

Registration is now open! Use the link below to register
ACVAA members- please remember to register as an ACVAA diplomate/resident/technician
A block of hotel rooms are being held for IVECCS/ ACVAA at the Gaylord - which is 80% full at this time (June 10) please do not wait until August to book rooms- book as early as possible to ensure a room. However, there are other hotels in the area within a 0.5-1.0 mile of the Gaylord.

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Veterinary Regional Anesthesia Bootcamp t

Friday, October 13, 2017

This is to announce the "save the date" for our third Veterinary Regional Anesthesia Bootcamp to be held at Cornell, October 13-15th, 2017. This is a hands-on workshop certified by the ACVAA (American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia) involving local and regional anesthetic techniques utilizing canine cadaver specimens. Through the use of small groups (2-3 delegates) and multiple stations, participants will have the opportunity to practice different regional anesthesia techniques of the head, the thoracic and pelvic limbs, the abdomen, and the thoracic wall in a controlled setting. This workshop is designed to serve as a "bootcamp" for veterinary anesthesia residents (first, second or third-year), board-certified specialists or clinicians who are interested in learning about regional anesthesia and practicing their skills in a unique setting under the guidance of content experts. The use ultrasound guidance will be taught, and participants will be able to perform blocks on the cadavers using these methods for themselves, followed by the opportunity to perform dissection of the relevant areas in order to learn more about the relationship of anatomy and block success.
The overarching objectives of this workshop are: 1) to provide participants with practical knowledge of the equipment that is used to perform local and regional anesthetic blocks, 2) to discuss the different blocks that can be used to provide anesthesia and analgesia for dogs and 3) to explain the considerations for performing these blocks (including anatomical landmarks and potential complications). In addition, participants should leave the workshop with practical knowledge and basic skills that will allow them to perform different nerve blocks in dogs as soon as they return to work.
Check this space in coming weeks for specific information about registration.