Upcoming CE & Events


New Continuing Education Criteria

At its most recent Annual General Meeting on September 7, 2018, SVMA adopted a new set of Bylaws. As per the new Bylaws, CE will continue to be evaluated according to AAVSB-RACE criteria. Members must still log a total of 30 CE hours in a two-year period, but CE credit will no longer distinguish between scientific and non-scientific content. However, CE hours claimed must fit within each member's scope of practice. These changes are now in effect, and pertain to the entire 2017-18 CE recording period.  Please refer to the CE Policy Document below for details.

Supplementary Policy Document- Continuing Education

 

Current & Upcoming CE Offerings

Below is a list of a variety of CE topics. SVMA-approved CE hours are included. Online CE refers to offerings by other organizations.

Please visit our Online CE Portal to view videos of current veterinary concern and answer test questions for CE credit.

CE Events SVMA Online CE Webinars/Online (non-SVMA) CE on your schedule

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CE Events

Seminar on Holistic Nutrition / Raw Food Feeding

Wednesday November 21, 2018
Regina, SK
Join Dr Marilyn Sthamann, DVM, for an educational forum on holistic nutrition and raw food feeding!

Customer Service - Module 1

Thursday November 29, 2018
Regina, SK
CE Hours: 6
Good customer service… what does it mean and how do we achieve it? From building strong healthy relationships to offering assistance in a friendly pleasant manner, it's essential to have the right skills be able to handle both your internal and external customers. Jolene Watson presents.

Customer Service - Module 1

Friday November 30, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
CE Hours: 6
Good customer service… what does it mean and how do we achieve it? From building strong healthy relationships to offering assistance in a friendly pleasant manner, it's essential to have the right skills be able to handle both your internal and external customers. Jolene Watson presents.

Surgical Pain Management: The decisions today can last a lifetime.

Wednesday December 19, 2018
Calgary, AB
CE Hours: 1.5
WEBINAR: Wednesday, December 19th 12pm-1:30pm
Topic: "Surgical Pain Management: The Decisions You Make Can Last a Lifetime"
Details: We will be looking specifically at perioperative and postoperative pain management, reviewing the old, introducing the new and helping you design surgical pain management plans for your individual patients. Bob works in private practise so he is very familiar with our reality and his suggestions are practical and easily implemented.

Bob would like our medical teams to send in questions in advance of the webinar if possible so he knows what areas to focus on to help our teams get the most out of his webinar. Sent the questions to karen.allen@mosiacvet.com.

Bob has a resume a mile long, that he continues to build on year after year, that demonstrates his lifelong passion and dedication to pain management in veterinary patients. He is the founder of my favourite anesthesia website Veterinary Anesthesia Support Group (www.vasg.org). A quick summary of his credentials:

Robert M. Stein, D.V.M. Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist Diplomate, Academy of Integrative Pain Management Past-President, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management drstein@vasg.org Summary · Experienced small animal practitioner with a strong academic base and eye to the future of veterinary medicine. · Keen interest in assisting students as they transition from the academic setting to the private practice arenas. · In-depth knowledge of advanced anesthesia and pain management. Capable of applying that knowledge at the private practice level. · Extensive knowledge of computers and related technology including the utilization of computer related technology to enhance veterinary practice. His full biography is at http://vasg.org/images/members/stein/Stein_CV_03-17.pdf.

Contact karen.allen@mosaicvet.com

WCABP Annual Conference

Jan 17 - Jan 19, 2019
Saskatoon, SK

Western Canadian One Health AMS Conference: Inspiring Action

Jan 22 - Jan 24, 2019
Regina, SK
CE Hours: 13.0

2019 SVMA Conference, AGM & Trade Expo

Sep 6 - Sep 8, 2019
Regina, SK
Mark your calendar for Saskatchewan's biggest annual networking and CE event for veterinary professionals! Details coming in 2019.


SVMA Online CE

Antimicrobial Resistance (2016)

Online
CE Hours: 1
This is the first CE offered by SVMA in video form. It address the problem of antimicrobial resistance and how it relates to veterinary practice.

This one-hour video from the Just Like You series created by Dr Bob Bellamy (Moose Jaw, SK) can be viewed by logging in to the SVMA member's side. Answer a few short questions at the end for an hour of CE credit.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Practitoner's Perspective (2017)

Online
CE Hours: 1
As a ‘sequel’ to 2016’s CE video on AMR, a followup one-hour video has been produced by Drs Bob and Cheryl Bellamy. Their video team has interviewed primary practitioners about their best practices with prudent antimicrobial use.

The video can be viewed by logging in to the SVMA member's side. Answer a few short questions at the end for an hour of CE credit.

A Conversation About Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan

Online
CE Hours: 4
The groundbreaking CE sessions known as 'A Conversation About Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan' have been recorded and adapted into a 4-part CE video.

View answer questions after each of four (4) one-hour segments. Successful completion of all 4 segments earns registrant 4 CE hours.


Webinars/Online (non-SVMA)

WCABP webinar- Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials


CE Hours: 1.5
Health Canada’s regulatory and policy changes which will strengthen veterinary oversight of antimicrobial are being implemented and will be effective December 1, 2018. It is vital that veterinarians, veterinary technologists and all members of the veterinary team have a good understanding of the professional obligations. The webinar, presented by Dr. Phil Buote, Complaints Director/Deputy Registrar of the ABVMA, will include:
• Contextual information about antimicrobial resistance and the threat to both animal and public health and how addressing the threat of AMR requires action by all stakeholders, including the veterinary profession.
• An update on Health Canada’s Regulatory changes to strengthen the oversight of veterinary drugs, including antimicrobials as well as the policy initiatives to promote responsible use and increase veterinary oversight of medically important antimicrobials.

Register for this complimentary webinar by contacting Mandi Duggan at Mandi.duggan@abvma.ca or 1-800-404-2862.

The VALVE Study


CE Hours: 1
VASOTOP IN ADDITION TO LASIX AND VETMEDIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF MITRAL VALVE ENDOCARDIOSIS – THE VALVE STUDY

The VALVE Study ‐ is triple therapy superior to double therapy for heart failure treatment due to
endocardiosis? Vasotop® (ramipril) in Addition to Lasix® and Vetmedin® in canine Endocardiosis (VALVE
Study) Gerhard Wess on behalf of the VALVE investigators


CE on your schedule

The Social Side of Practice

Various
CE Hours: 20
The Social Side of Practice is a unique, fully-accredited veterinary continuing education program to balance the medical side of practice. It is designed to help veterinary practitioners and their teams do what they do even better by providing insight, guidance, and strategies on the non-medical aspects of practice. With a focus on wellness, veterinary-client-patient communication, teamwork, leadership, and organizational culture, The Social Side offers not only what is integral to practicing good medicine, but to achieving happiness and prosperity in practice.

10 CE offerings, all of which offer evidence-based content reflecting the literature in the medical and social sciences. The Social Side of Practice sessions are RACE-approved.

Sessions are provided in lecture (1 hr.) and interactive (1.5-2 hrs.) formats. We award 1 CE credit per CE hour (50 minutes) with options for 1, 1.5, or 2 CE credits/session, depending on the session length. They are offered all year around, by request, to veterinarians and their teams across Canada (in-person when geographically feasible, and via webinar otherwise).

To find out more about this RACE approved program, visit Pets Plus Us, call 1-800-700-3391 or email care@petsplusus.com

WDDC Practice Tool Kit (WHMIS and SDS)

Your clinic, SK
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

IMPROMED Tips for Electronic Ordering

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns:
Setting up order points, setting minimum and maximum numbers, vendor cards and showing clinics how to use both electronic ordering bridges into WDDC.

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

Cornerstone Tips for Electronic Ordering

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns:
Setting up order points, setting minimum and maximum numbers, vendor cards and showing clinics how to use both electronic ordering bridges into WDDC.

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

AVIMARK Tips for Electronic Ordering

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns:
Setting up order points, setting minimum and maximum numbers, vendor cards and showing clinics how to use both electronic ordering bridges into WDDC.

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

Cyber Security- Safeguarding Your Practice

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns on cyber security.

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