American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Tracks at Other Conferences

AAFP Tracks at Other Conferences

The AAFP is continuing to be recognized as the leader in feline health and education. To this end, the AAFP has continuing education tracks at many other major veterinary conferences throughout the year. Below are the conferences, session titles and speakers. For more information, please visit the individual conference websites.


Fetch dvm360 (December 13 - 16, 2018) - San Diego, CA

December 14, 2018

Speaker: Barbara Sherman, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB, DACAW

  • Identifying Problems in Cats: Is It a Medical or Behavioral Diagnosis? Or Both?
  • Behavior Problems in Cats: Case Presentations
  • Creature Comforts: Environmental Enrichment for Every Age
  • Cat Cognition: What Do We Know They Know?
  • Integrating Feline-Friendly, Less-Stress Handling Across Your Practice

VMX (January 19 - 23, 2019) - Orlando, FL

January 20, 2019

Speaker: Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB

  • Behavior Problems in Cats: Case Presentations
  • Behavior in Geriatric Cats: Taking Care of the Senior Cats Among Us
  • Cats with DJD: Recognition and Measurement of Chronic Pain

Speaker: Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

  • Finding Feline Pain Where It Lives: Purr-fect Your Palpation Skills
  • Maximizing Feline Comfort and Quality of Life as the End Approaches

Speaker: Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB

  • Top Tips in Feline House-Soiling

Speaker: Cathy Lund, DVM

  • Making Your Practice Feline-centric


Fetch dvm360 (May 2 - 5, 2019) - Baltimore, MD

Speaker: Justine Lee, DVM, DACVEVV, DABT

  • Top 10 Feline Poisons
  • Top 5 Feline Procedures You Must Know!
  • Puking Poisoned Cats: What You Need to Know About the Poisoned Feline Patient
  • Poisonous Plants Dangerous to Cats
  • Emergency Management & Treatment of the Feline Urethral Obstruction

Speaker: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), DAAPM, CVPP

  • Pain Physiology & Feline Neuropathic Pain Conditions
  • Update on NSAIDs & Opioids in Feline Pain Management
  • Updates on Adjunctive Pain Modifying Drugs in Cats
  • Local Anesthesia and Loco-regional Techniques in Cats
  • Peri-Surgical and Chronic Pain Protocols - Mine and Yours
  • Pain Clinical Measurement Instruments (CMI's): Concept to Clinic

Cat Congress (June 21 - 23, 2019) - Sau Paulo, Brazil

June 21, 2019

Speaker: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • The Feline Friendly Practice: Tools for Providing the Best Medical Care (Part 1)
  • The Feline Friendly Practice: Tools for Providing the Best Medical Care (Part 2)
  • Feline Analgesia
  • Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Senior Cats
  • Screening Seniors: Integrating Early Detection Programs to Benefit Your Patients and Practice


Fetch dvm360 (August 23 - 26, 2019) - Kansas City, MO

Speaker: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), DAAPM, CVPP

  • Pain Physiology & Feline Neuropathic Pain Conditions
  • Update on NSAIDs & Opioids in Feline Pain Management
  • Updates on Adjunctive Pain Modifying Drugs in Cats
  • Local Anesthesia and Loco-regional Techniques in Cats
  • Peri-Surgical and Chronic Pain Protocols - Mine and Yours
  • Pain Clinical Measurement Instruments (CMI's): Concept to Clinic


ACVC (October 14 - 17, 2019) - Atlantic City, NJ

October 15, 2019

Speaker: Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • Feline Blood Pressure Monitoring: Who, What, Where, When, and Why
  • Feline Check-ups: Tips for a Less Stressful and More Complete Exam
  • Claw Counseling: Living in Harmony with Clawed Cats
  • Feline Onychectomy: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
  • Optimal Nutrition: The Cornerstone of Healthy Feline Aging
  • Understanding and Treating FIC

October 16, 2019

Speaker: Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • Preventive Care Programs for the Aging Feline: Let’s Go To The Doctor!
  • Feline CKD: A Practical Approach to the IRIS Staging
  • Feline CKD: Sound Therapeutic Goals

Speaker: Laura Garrett, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

  • Cytology for the Feline Practitioner (Part 1)
  • Cytology for the Feline Practitioner (Part 2)
  • Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

October 17, 2019

Speaker: Laura Garrett, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

  • Top Ten Cat Chemotherapy Tips
  • Common Cutaneous Cat Tumors
  • Communicating with Cat Owners: Key Concepts for Clients and Clinic Collaboration
  • Feline Oncology: Cats Are Not Small Dogs
  • A Review and Update on Feline Lymphoma
  • Feline Mediastinal Masses: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Fetch, dvm360 (December 12 - 15, 2019) - San Diego, CA

Speaker: Jamie M. Burkitt Creedon, DVM, DACVECC

  • Cats Are Not Chew Toys: Managing Thoracic Trauma in the Emergency Room
  • Pnewmocat!: Managing Peri- and Post-Anesthetic Complications
  • Analgesia for Hospitalized Cats: Life Without Methadone
  • Shock Fluid Therapy for Cats
  • Dissyine DKA: Updates for the Feline Practitioner
  • Emergency Management of Urethral Obstruction: Keeping Them Unblocked

CVE Feline Medicine Distance Education (February 1, 2019 - November 2020)

This online course is designed to reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. 

Speakers: Jessica Quimby, BA (Anthropology & Zoology), DVM, DACVIM, PhD and Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)


CVE Feline Medicine Interactive Workshop (September 25 - 26, 2018)

This workshop, will be held right before the AAFP Conference in Charlotte, NC, will cover key areas of feline medicine, including endocrine, respiratory, cardiac, and gastrointestinal disease as well as pharmacology and dermatology. These areas will be explored through interactive presentations, case discussion. You also have the option of reviewing/discussing your own cases.

Speakers: Jessica Quimby, BA (Anthropology & Zoology), DVM, DACVIM, PhD and Carolyn O'Brien BVSc (Hons), MVetClinStud, FANZCVS