Upcoming CE & Events

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Below is a list of a variety of CE topics.

SVMA-approved scientific and non-scientific CE hours are included.

Continuing Education Online Ongoing Other Events

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Continuing Education

Mastering the Opthalmic Examination: A Practical Approach for the Busy Veterinarian

Saturday March 25, 2017
Regina, SK
Regina Humane Society
Scientific CE Hours: 3.5
Dr Bianca Bauer presents a half day workshop featuring a one hour lecture followed by a practical lab on mastering the opthalmic examination in a timely manner. Emphasis will be placed on becoming comfortable with fundic examination techniques. Contact reginaeyeclinic@gmail.com.

Charting a Path Forward - CWD Workshop

Friday March 31, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Travelodge Hotel
Scientific CE Hours: 5
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is here to stay in Saskatchewan and Alberta for at least the foreseeable future. Different strategies have been tried and research is ongoing but the disease continues to spread. Saskatchewan Cervid Alliance is inviting you to a day-long workshop in Saskatoon to listen to the experience of people involved in wild and farmed cervids in the research and regulatory areas. This will be followed by a roundtable to discuss strategies to consider for the future.

Review of Management and Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

Apr 5 - Apr 6, 2017
Saskatoon, Regina, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 2
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 1
Dr Anthony Carr presents up to date information on the pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnostic testing, treatment and monitoring of Cushing’s disease as well as some common questions and challenges faced by clinicians.

April 5: Delta Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon
April 6: Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina

Registration 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Talk begins 7:00 pm

Contact Audrey Martel audrey.martel@dechra.com for further details or to register.

Bovine Breeding Soundness Evaluation WCVM

Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 24
BBSE Practitioner Short Course
The course will be offered: April 24, 25 and 26th, 2017
Instructors: Dr. Colin Palmer (Course Coordinator); Dr. Fritz Schumann; Dr. Dinesh Dadarwal

Course Description: This course is intended for veterinary practitioners who are in need of refresher course in bull breeding soundness evaluation (BSE). Attendees will be instructed by WCVM clinicians in all aspects of the BSE including scrotal circumference measurement; internal examination; semen collection; semen evaluation and how to complete the breeding soundness evaluation forms. The objective of this course is to provide a level of competence such that the attendee can confidently conduct breeding soundness evaluations including be ability to determine the cause of and the prognosis for most of the abnormalities encountered during routine examinations.

Mental Health First Aid Basic Course

Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
WCVM Saskatoon, Room TBA
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 12
Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The course discusses the following mental disorders; Substance related disorders, Mood related disorders, Anxiety and trauma related disorders, Psychotic disorders. Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned: Substance overdose, Suicidal behavior, Panic attack, Acute stress reaction, Psychotic episode. These skills, once taught to both social work and student services, will then be transferable to any and all faculty members, students, and staff interested in attending in-house training.

Healthy Sheep and Goat Workshop

Friday April 28, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
WCVM Room 2105
Scientific CE Hours: 4
Full day workshop for sheep and goat producers, as well as veterinarians, vet techs, and livestock specialists. Topics include: post-partum nutrition, mycotoxins in feed, water quality, Premises Identification, biosecurity, hot health topics, necropsy lab. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

A Conversation about Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan.

Apr 29 - Apr 30, 2017
Estevan, Yorkton, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 5.5

The effects of animal abuse and neglect touch all of us. The reality is, abuses of pets and livestock are just about as common today as they have ever been. This full day of approved scientific CE will address the following in a conversation with veterinarians about dealing with abuse and neglect:
• What animal abuses are currently taking place in Saskatchewan
• The Animal Protection Act, definitions of distress, accepted practice, investigative process
• Animal abuse as a reliable indicator of domestic violence in humans
• Challenges for veterinary professionals around reporting suspected cruelty and neglect
• How the current social trends in animal protection parallel the evolution of child protection laws
• Tools and pathways for protecting animals and the DVMs/RVTs who act to do so


Ultrsonography and Embryo Transfer workshops

May 7 - May 12, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 42
Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer workshops at the WCVM.

UCVM Courses May/June, 2017

May 29 - Jun 23, 2017
Calgary, AB

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is pleased to offer the following continuing education courses for veterinary practitioners in May and June 2017. These courses are designed to assist veterinarians who are returning to the workforce after a leave, are interested in changing their scope of practice, and who want to ensure that they are current with the latest approaches. Foreign trained veterinarians preparing for the Clinical Proficiency Exam (CPE) may find these courses useful.

Please visit vet.ucalgary.ca/conted or vet.ucalgary.ca for further details and REGISTRATION forms. Deadline for registration is April 15th, 2017. Course registrations are limited so register early.
Contact vetmed@ucalgary.ca or call 403-210-6624 for further information.

2017 CVMA Convention

Jul 13 - Jul 16, 2017
Charlottetown, PEI
In collaboration with the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC), this unique four-day event features a strong scientific program with over 35 speakers, and offers up to 27 RACE-accredited hours of CE. Sessions include wet labs and concurrent sessions exploring companion animal, ruminant, equine, practice management and animal welfare issues. Contact: Sarah Cunningham; tel: (613) 236-1162, ext. 121; fax: (613) 236-9681; e-mail: conventions@cvma-acmv.org.

2017 SVMA Conference, AGM and Trade Show

Sep 8 - Sep 10, 2017
Regina, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 17
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 1

2017 CanWest Veterinary Conference

Oct 14 - Oct 17, 2017
Banff, AB

SAVT Conference

Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon Inn


Fear Free Certification Program

Non-Scientific CE Hours: 7.0
The Fear Free Certification Program teaches veterinary professionals how to provide calming environments for their patients and educate clients on the advantages of a Fear Free visit for the health and well-being of their pets (as well as that of the pet owner and the hospital team).
This is an online webinar series with 8 modules to be completed at the user's own pace.


WDDC Practice Tool Kit (WHMIS and SDS)

Your clinic, SK
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 1
Ongoing Lunch & Learns:
WDDC Practice Tool Kit Series (WHMIS & SDS). Presented by WHMIS certified WDDC representatives. This is an ongoing offer to practices and may be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com

Other Events

Spring Wellness Bistro

Wednesday April 26, 2017
Regina, SK
Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar 1925 Victoria Avenue
Stuck in the clinic again? All Sask vets, techs and staff are invited to decompress with a relaxing evening of good food, good company and good spirits at the Spring 2017 Wellness Bistro.

Nibbles and desserts provided. Cash bar.
$30 per person.

Featured discussion:
Strategies for Practice Owners & Managers to Cultivate Wellness in the Clinic
with Drs Lesley Sawa and Tracy Fisher


Sunday June 4, 2017
Regina, SK
Sunday June 4 is VET TEAM FAMILY DAY in Wascana Park!

The whole clinic team is invited to bring all two- and four-legged family members for a relaxing day in the park.
Join us for a 4K Fun Run, 4K Dog Walk, BBQ, fun and games for all the kids.

Mark your calendar for this special vet community event!