Portland, Oregon CE Conference
Portland, Oregon CE Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2016 | Portland, Oregon
A weekend of CE in Portland - a city flush with quality food, coffee, microbreweries and Willamette Valley wines - all set amidst the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
With all due respect to Mickey, we think this is the happiest place on earth.
September 30 - October 2, 2016
We are thrilled to be hosting a conference in beautiful Portland, Oregon - one of our favorite American cities. Portland has become justifiably famous for outstanding and healthy cuisine, an obsession with great coffee, more microbreweries than you can shake a stick at, easy access to the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the livability of the city. Join us for some world-class CE and discover it for yourself.
Twelve hours of all-new approved continuing education will be available in small animal emergency medicine, ophthalmology and critical care. Our renowned speakers are Dr. Katie Diehl DVM, MS, DACVO of the University of Georgia and Dr. Lisa Powell DVM, DACVECC former faculty at the University of Minnesota. Both are not only outstanding teachers but are also busy clinicians and this experience colors their teaching - providing you practical information that can immediately impact your practice. They will present nine hours of CE live during the conference and three hours of lecture will be be provided to watch on-line at your leisure.
We do believe that you need free time to relax and allow this education to sink in. For that reason, our lectures will take place Fri/Sat/Sun mornings so you have ample time each day to get out and enjoy the unique charm of Portland, go wine tasting, ride a bike or go hike up a waterfall. On Friday and Saturday evenings, there will also be (optional) social get togethers for attendees and their guests at a different local brewery each night. We believe that the relaxed mind is a more focused mind, and that the more focused mind is more apt to learn and retain.
The continuing education will take place at the historic Kennedy School in Northeast Portland. This historic neighborhood school was lovingly restored and converted into a hotel and meeting space with restaurants and a brewery on site. There is also a delightful large outdoor heated spa. It is a place that must be seen to be believed and we could not be happier to provide continuing education there. The hotel at the the Kennedy School is holding a limited number of rooms for our conference attendees. You are welcome to stay anywhere you choose of course but if you would like to book a room at the Kennedy School you can do so here. This weekend may be the best time you ever have at work.
Dr. Katie Diehl DVM, MS, DACVO - After undergrad at Cornell University, Dr. Diehl received her DVM (2000) -MS Veterinary Biosciences (1999) from The Ohio State University. She then completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia, followed by residency in comparative ophthalmology and cellular biology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin (2005). She was then an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota from 2005-2007 before moving back to Madison, WI and working in private practice at Veterinary Specialty Care. In 2013 Dr. Diehl joined the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she serves as an Associate Clinical Professor. Dr. Diehl's specific ophthalmic interests include diseases and surgery of the cornea as well as canine inherited eye disease. As a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, she served a four year term (two as chair) on the ACVO genetics committee and continues to serve as the ACVO Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) liaison. Finally, she is an editorial board member for the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology. In any spare time after professional responsibilities, Katie and her husband Jeff are avid cyclists and recreational triathletes. As we go to print here, she has completed over 11 Ironmans.
Dr. Lisa Powell DVM, DACVECC - Dr. Powell graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, and went on to finish a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Powell joined the clinical faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, where she remained until 2014. During her tenure at Minnesota, she developed an ECC residency program, trained 10 residents that eventually became diplomates of the ACVECC, and grew the ECC service to include student integration and 4 full faculty members. Dr. Powell has many publications in journals such as JAVMA, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and the Journal of Small Animal Practice. She co-authored a book about Morbidity and Mortality Rounds in 2010, and was co-editor of Vet Clinics of N. America, Emergency Medicine, in 2013. She has been lecturing on veterinary emergency and critical care topics, both nationally and internationally, since 2000. She enjoys running, outdoor activities, her many pets, and spending time with her family.