Wet Lab, Technician CE New To 2001 Encore Meeting

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) third annual Encore meeting will offer more continuing education opportunities for veterinarians and introduce an education program for veterinary technicians. The meeting, which features repeat performances of the most popular sessions and demonstrations from the AAEP’s 2000 Annual Convention, will be held in Philadelphia, July 20 –22, at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel.

The three-day Encore program includes a sport horse lameness presentation and panel discussion, sessions on equine chiropractic and acupuncture, reproduction, and several presentations on practical equine topics that attendees can immediately implement in their veterinary practices. A wet lab offering hands-on experience with equine ultrasonography will be held in conjunction with the meeting. A total of 21 continuing education hours can be obtained at Encore.

For the first time, the AAEP will offer a continuing education program designed for equine veterinary technicians. The technician program, to be held on July 21, features scientific presentations and a communication skills session designed to enhance interaction with both clients and colleagues. Eight continuing education credits are available to technicians who attend the program.

“Providing first-rate continuing education to equine practitioners is one of the AAEP’s core missions, and the introduction of a program for veterinary technicians is an extension of our commitment to quality equine health care,” said Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, 2001 AAEP president. “The Encore meeting offers everyone involved in equine practice access to the latest health information and techniques.”

In addition, to aid the professional development of future practitioners, student members of the AAEP can attend Encore free of charge. Encore is sponsored by Bayer Corporation, Animal Health. To register for Encore or receive more information about the program, visit the AAEP’s web site at www.aaep.org, or call the AAEP office at 859/233-0147.

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