The one day seminar will feature class room style lectures and hands-on practical sessions on the appropriate use of the therapeutic laser on veterinary patients. The focus this year will be on application for the neurological patients but basic concepts and applications will be covered and discussed during the morning lectures and the PM work shops
|8:30-9:15||The Science/Current Research: Photobiomodulation Therapy- Dr. Ron Riegel|
|9:15-10:00||LLLT vs Photobiomodulation. Current Research Utilizing Photobiomodulation on the Nervous System- Dr. Juanita Anders|
|10:15-11:15||Current Clinical Applications Utilizing Photobiomodulation Therapy- Dr. David Bradley|
|11:15-12:15||Photobiomodulation Applications in Sports Medicine- Dr. Evelyn Orenbuch|
Divide the group: Each group rotates through each lecture 45 presentations.
1.In depth discussion on osteoarthritis for veterinarians. This would include a combination lecture and application techniques to both canine and feline patients- Dr. Lisa Miller
2.In depth discussion on Photobiomodulation ROI- Diane Miller
3.Hands-on treatment and application techniques for technicians.- Dr. Ron Riegel/Dr. David Bradley
4.Photobiomodulation therapy for the exotic species.- Joerg Mayer
5.The application of photobiomodulation to the equine athlete.- Dr. Ron Riegel
(*Tentative dependent of interest and availability of a patient)
|4:00-5:00||Questions and Answers session|
This course provides 7.5 C.E. hours
Dr. Juanita J. Anders is a professor of anatomy, physiology and genetics and professor of
neuroscience at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She received her Ph.D.
in Anatomy from the University of Maryland Medical School and did her post-doctoral training at
NIH in the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences. She specializes in
peripheral and central nervous system injury and repair mechanisms and light tissue
interactions. She is an expert on photobiomodulation and has been invited to speak and chair
sessions at numerous international laser conferences. She serves on the editorial boards of Photomedicine and Laser
Surgery, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Lasers in Medical Science and Physiotherapy
Practice and Research. She has published over 60 peer reviewed articles.
Dr. Miller is currently the product manager at LiteCure/Companion Laser Therapy. She provides training seminars for regional, national and international veterinary medical associations. Dr. Miller currently serves as a member of the Veterinary Advisory Board for the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States as well as a member of the Health Committee of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America. Her interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, sports medicine and canine rehabilitation, and alternative/complementary medicine.
Associate Professor of Zoological and Exotic Animal Medicine. UGA Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Joerg Mayer grew up in Germany where he received his primary education. He went to Budapest / Hungary to study veterinary medicine shortly after the “iron curtain” fell. During his studies he was fortunate to be able to work with veterinarians in South Africa and Namibia for 6 months. He always had a strong interest in exotic animal medicine. After he received his doctoral degree from the University of Budapest/Hungary, he went to the USA for an internship in ‘Zoological Medicine and Surgery’ at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. At the end of the internship he was part of a research team to study wild tree kangaroos in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea for 3 months. After this exciting experience, he went to the Royal veterinary College in London / England to study for his Masters of Science degree in wild animal health. The masters project which focused on lead toxicity in the common loon, brought him to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in the USA. There he was hired to serve as a clinical associate professor and as the head of the clinical service for exotic animals. After 10 years at Tufts University he moved to Athens, Georgia in 2010 to take the job of Associate Professor in Zoological Medicine at UGA.
Diane is an MBA specializing in strategic planning, sales, and marketing. She has
worked in the animal health industry for more than 35 years in shelter medicine,
practice management, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and consulting. The goals
of her team are to:
• Excite your staff about laser therapy
• Communicate the benefits of laser therapy to your clients
• Increase revenue and treatment compliance
• Make your laser therapy program a success
Dr. Orenbuch has dedicated herself to veterinary rehabilitation and pain management, prescribing, overseeing and implementing comprehensive treatment plans for dogs, cats, horses, and small animals. She takes great satisfaction in working intensively with each client and patient and seeing the patient improve under her care. In addition to physical rehabilitative and fitness medicine, she is experienced in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, and Chinese herbs. She is a past president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the American Canine Sports Medicine Association.
Dr. Ron Riegel bought his first therapy laser in 1979. He co-founded The American Institute of Medical Laser Applications (AIMLA) to provide education on all types of medical lasers in both veterinary medicine and the human healthcare professions. He lectures internationally on laser technologies encompassing human, companion animal, as well as equine disciplines. He is also the author of “Laser Therapy for the Equine Athlete,” “Laser Therapy in the Companion Animal Practice,” and “Clinical Overview and Applications of Class IV Therapy Lasers”.
Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick
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|Georgia Center Hotel||1197 S. Lumpkin St, Athens, GA * 1-800-884-1381 * Block Code: 87518|
|Holiday Inn||197 E Broad St, Athens GA * 706-549-4433 * Block Code: MED|
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|Springhill Suites||3500 Daniels Bridge Rd. * 706-353-8484|
|Hilton Garden Inn||390 Washington Street * 706-363-9948|
|Courtyard by Marriott||166 North Finley Street * 7063-69-7000|
|Hotel Indigo||500 College Ave., Athens, GA * 866-808-1438|
*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.
Non-Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, 10 days prior to the beginning of your event. A $15 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be issued thereafter. You may transfer your registration to an upcoming event. No refunds will be issued to a registration that has been transferred from another event.
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