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  • Pain Pathways, Targets, Syndromes, Prevention and Treatment
     
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    Event Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Status: Open for registration
    Guest Speaker: Mark E. Epstein, DVM Dipl. ABVP (C/F), dAAPM, CVPP  
    Co-Sponsor: Elanco Animal Health  
    Dr. Epstein received his DVM from the University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond
    Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management, a small group of AAHA accredited practices in the Charlotte &
    Gastonia NC area that received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past-president of ABVP. He is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management, is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and is a past-president of IVAPM. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA
    Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He is
    published in journals* and textbooks**, is a national and international lecturer on the recognition, prevention, and treatment of
    pain in the veterinary clinical setting, and a nominee for WVC’s 2016 Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year.
    8:45am – 9:15am: Arrival & Breakfast
    9:30am - 10:30am: Pain Pathways, Receptors, Targets, Syndromes

    This session explores the neurobiology of pain processing, in normal circumstances and when it goes sideways (maladaptive pain), and the neuropharmacology of both: the mechanisms of prevention and management of acute and chronic pain.

    10:30am - 10:45am - Break
    10:45am - 11:45am - Those “Other” Pain Medications: Fact & Fiction
    This session explores the evidence (veterinary and human) regarding utility of drugs beyond the familiar NSAID and opioid classes, centering on subanesthetic ketamine CRI, lidocaine CRI, tramadol, gabapentin, amitriptyline, SSNRI’s, acetaminophen, and others.
    11:45am - 12:00pm - Question/Answer
    12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Re-Thinking Post-Operative Pain Management: Best Evidence, Myth-Busting, What’s New
    There exists a dizzying array of multi-modal pain management options for the surgical patient, to the extent that complexity and fear of drug interactions may interfere with implementing advanced and highly effective yet safe protocols. This session will explore the central evidence-based elements that can elevate post-operative pain management to sophisticated levels in the primary care (or any setting), while minimizing the potential for adverse events and remaining very practical and easy to implement.
    2:00pm - 2:15pm - Break
    2:15pm - 3:15pm - Re-Thinking Management of Osteoarthritis
    Both in concept and application, our understanding of OA and the highest, best, wisest interventions to manage pain and slow progression is ever-evolving. This session explores an evidence-based update on the recognition, assessment, and management of canine osteoarthritis (with some comparison/contrast to feline).
    3:15pm - Ends