Portland, Oregon CE Conference
June 8-10, 2018
Portland, Oregon CE Conference
June 8-10, 2018
June 8 - June 10, 2018 | Portland, Oregon
An early summer weekend of CE and fun in Portland, Oregon - a city flush with fantastic food, coffee, great hiking, 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.
June 8 - 10, 2018
We are thrilled to once again host a CE 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 Anesthesiology and Neurology (topics below). Our renowned speakers are Dr. Lynelle Graham (DACVAA) and Dr. Bob Kroll (DACVIM-Neurology). Both are not only outstanding teachers but are also seasoned 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 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. The days are wonderfully long in June at this Northern latitude. 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, brewery and a delightful large outdoor heated spa on site. 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 find pricing info and do so here. If you wanted to stay near the Kennedy School in a efficiency or small house I would check airbnb listing for Northeast Portland which will give you a selection of neighborhoods near the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211). Wherever you stay, this weekend may be the best time you ever have at work.
Topics covered will include:
Is it Orthopedic or Neurologic? Sorting Out Gait Abnormalities
Pearls of the Neurologic Exam
How Do I Treat? My Approach To Common Neurologic Problems
The Initial Approach To Seizure Management
The Truth about What your Pulse Ox is REALLY Telling You
Brachycephalics - How to Maximize your Anesthetic Success
Chronic Pain Management: Case-based Discussions and Approaches
Clinical Pearls - What I've learned from 2 Decades in the Anesthesia Trenches (tips, tricks, & dos and don’ts)
Dr. Lynelle Graham, DVM, MS, DACVAA, CVA, CertAVCA, CCRT
Dr. Lynelle Graham earned her DVM from the University of Minnesota CVM in 1995, and she completed a rotating internship at Mississippi State University CVM. Dr. Graham then returned to her alma mater where she completed an anesthesiology residency/graduate degree from 1996-1999, and attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA).
Dr. Graham has served as a clinical faculty member at the University of Minnesota and University of Illinois CVMs, in addition to doing locum work throughout the US and Canada. During this time, she developed interests in integrative methods of pain management, and Dr. Graham became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (IVAS-International Veterinary Acupuncture Society), certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), received training in herbal medicine, and recently completed requirements as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Graham is the guardian of a Boxer dog and 2 cats, one of whom has a rare blood type and occasionally serves as a blood donor. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, photography, ballroom dancing and travel.
Dr. Bob Kroll DVM, MS, DACVIM-Neurology
Dr. Kroll received his DVM from the University of Minnesota (1988). His internship was at Kansas State University (1989), followed by a residency and master’s degree in comparative neurology from the University of Missouri (1992). Following his residency, he did a post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuro-oncology (1992 – 1994) and then became an Assistant Professor of Neurology (1994 – 1998) at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. Dr. Kroll has been board certified in Neurology (ACVIM) since 1995. From 2001 to 2016, Dr. Kroll was the section head of the Neurology and Neurosurgery service at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, Oregon. Dr. Kroll has numerous publications in veterinary and human medical journals, and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Dr. Kroll is now happily semi-retired from clinical practice. However, he still works as a relief neurologist and he teaches cervical disc arthroplasty, the surgical placement of an artificial disc to treat wobbler syndrome. He and his wife enjoy their pets, the Oregon coast, sea kayaking, travel, and photography.