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 (August 17 - 20, 2018) - Kansas City, MO

August 18, 2018

Speaker: Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • Feline Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Secrets to Meeting Feline Environmental Needs
  • Multiple Cat Households: Why Can't They All Just Get Along?
  • Prevention and treatment of feline obesity
  • Feline Friendly Handling: Tips to Prevent Cats from Becoming Difficult

ACVC (October 8 - 11, 2018) - Atlantic City, NJ

October 9, 2018

Speaker: Craig Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM

  • Diagnosing Feline GI Disease: Setting Yourself Up for Success
  • Kitten Diarrhea: An Infectious Topic
  • Feline Nutrition: How to Help a Non-Compliant Patient
  • Feline Constipation: More Than Just a Pain-In-The-Arse
  • Fecal Transplantation: What's Coming Down the Pipeline
  • Feline Traditis: Fact of Philosophy?

October 10, 2018

Speaker: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

  • Safe or Stressed: Optimizing the Life of the Indoor Cat
  • Snots and Snuffles: Treating the Cat with Chronic Upper Respiratory Disease
  • Chronic Pain: More than Musculoskeletal

 Speaker: Craig Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM

  • Feline Chronic Enteropathy
  • The Yellow Cat: Feline Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Failed GI Disease: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Failed Therapy

October 11, 2018

Speaker: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

  • Dr. Detective: How Do I Feed the Multi-cat Household?
  • Brain Teasers: Interactive Feline Cases
  • Feline Journal Club: Updates on Research and Publications
  • Wellness Programs for a Healthy Practice
  • Providing Better Care for Senior Cats
  • Blood Pressure: A Critical Factor

ABVP Symposium (October 11-14 2018) - Tampa FL

October 12, 2018

Speaker: Etienne Cote', DVM, DACVIM (SAIM & Cardiology)

  • Fluid Therapy in Feline Cardiac Patients
  • Uncommon Feline Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias: Feline Specific Findings
  • Biomarkers in Feline Cardiomyopathy: Current Status & Future Directions
  • Case Studies in Feline Cardiology

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

December 14, 2018

Speaker: Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB (Behavior)

  • 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

  • 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

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