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Inpatient Medicine Conference

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

This conference offers 13 hours of CE credit, which includes 1 hour of LEAP. All sessions (with the exception of the LEAP session) will be pre-recorded and offered between September 20 and November 30, 2021.

Each Module includes 2 sessions. You can register for the entire series (13 hours of CE credit), 3 Modules (6 hours of CE credit), or LEAP only.

Due to state board rules, the LEAP must be attended live via ZOOM. This session will be offered on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:00 pm. 

Registration for the recorded sessions is closed. Registration for the LEAP session will remain open until November 23rd. 

Please contact Cheryl via email (cheryls@uga.edu) if you have any concerns.


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Event Information

LEAP Only : $50
3 Modules (6 hours of CE credit - does not include LEAP) : $159
Entire Series (13 hours of CE credit - includes LEAP) : $300




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu

Event Agenda

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Urinary Incontinence Module
Renee Barber & Joe Bartges

H2O or K9P? Urinary incontinence a neurologist’s perspective

H2O or K9P? Urinary incontinence an internist’s perspective

Endocrinology – Diabetes Mellitus Module
Kate Myrna & Andrew Bugbee

I see sweets: Diabetic ocular complications and their management

Breaking free: Incorporating the FreeStyle into your practice

Neurology -Ophthalmology Module
Renee Barber & Katie Diehl

I think I see: Neuro-ophthalmology from the ophthalmologist’s point of view

I think I see: Neuro-ophthalmology what the neurologist thinks

Immunology Module
Selena Lane & Jo Smith

Out with the bad and in with the good: Therapeutic plasma exchange

Fighting myself: Immune-mediated disease

Urinary - Renal Module
Bianca Lourenco & Joe Bartges

Urine a losing situation: Glomerular disease

Tubular, dude: Tubular disease

Electrolytes Module
Jennifer Good & Andrew Bugbee

‘K’: Disorders of potassium and their management

Sha-Na-Na: Disorders of sodium and their management

Compassion Fatigue - The Cost of Caring (LEAP GBVM-2559)
Jo Smith

This session will be offered on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm and must be attended live via ZOOM to receive CE credit per state board guidelines.


  • Renee Barber, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

    Dr. Renee Barber is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM. Dr. Barber did her residency and got her PhD from University of Georgia.

  • Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

    Dr. Joe Bartges is from West Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University.  After receiving his DVM in 1987 from the University of Georgia, he completed an internship and dual residency in internal medicine and nutrition and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1993.  He joined the faculty at the University of Georgia and in 1987 joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee where he remained until 2014.  At Tennessee, he was Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, and served as interim department head.  He was internist, nutritionist, and academic director at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford CT and was an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cornell University.  He joined the faculty at The University of Georgia in 2016 and is currently Professor of Medicine and Nutrition in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.  He is board certified in small animal internal medicine and nutrition.  Dr. Bartges is internationally known for his research and publications in veterinary nephrology and urology and nutrition.  He has published over 350 peer reviewed manuscripts, research abstracts, review articles, and book chapters and is the primary editor of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals with Dr. Dave Polzin, which is in a second edition.  He has spoken at over 250 meetings including many international.  He is focused on minimally invasive procedures and on clinical research in urinary tract diseases and nutrition.

  • Katie Diehl, DVM, MS, DACVO

    Dr. Diehl is currently an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her BA in biology from Cornell University, then MS and DVM from the Ohio State University. She then did a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at UGA, then a combined residency in comparative ophthalmology and fellowship in cellular biology at the University of Wisconsin. Since then she practiced as faculty at the University of Minnesota, Auburn University and the University of Wisconsin, as well as in private specialty practice, before returning to Georgia in 2014. Dr. Diehl also serves on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists genetics and exam committees and tries to stay active and fit with just about any outdoor pursuit.

  • Jennifer Good,DVM, DACVECC

    Dr. Good graduated from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She completed her rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in NJ and her Emergency and Critical Care residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Emergency and Critical Care department of UGA’s Veterinary Teaching hospital since 2017.

  • Jo Smith, MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM

    Dr. Jo Smith received her veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After a year in private practice she returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in immunology. This was followed by internships at Davies White Veterinary Specialists, UK, and Purdue University, before her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Tennessee. She has worked at the University of Tennessee as a Clinical Instructor and lectured in veterinary endocrinology at the University of Nottingham, UK. She became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) in 2007. In January 2009, she joined the University of Georgia.

  • Bianca Lourenco, DVM, MSc, DACVIM

    Bianca Lourenço obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Porto in Portugal, in 2010. The year after graduation, she worked as a small animal practitioner in Porto, and in Newmarket, United Kingdom. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Cambridge, which was followed by a second small animal internship at North Carolina State University. She trained as a resident in small animal internal medicine at the University of Georgia (UGA), and obtained her Diploma in 2016. She continued at UGA for her PhD, during which time her research focused on the mechanisms of progression of canine and feline chronic kidney disease. She graduated with her PhD in the Summer of 2019, and joined the Small Animal Internal Medicine faculty at UGA in the Fall.

  • Andrew Bugbee, DVM, DACVIM

    Dr. Andrew Bugbee is originally from Dallas, Texas and received both his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences as well as his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship and an internal medicine residency at the University of Georgia. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013 and joined the faculty at Purdue University before returning to the University of Georgia in his current position on faculty. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Co-Founder/Director of the UGA Veterinary Diabetes Clinic.  His research interest is small animal endocrinology, specifically relating to feline and canine diabetes mellitus.

  • Selena Lane, DVM, DACVECC

    Dr. Selena Lane is a Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Lane attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University, graduating in 2007. She completed her rotating internship at Purdue University in 2012, followed by completion of her Emergency/ Critical Care specialty internship and residency at the University of Georgia in 2016, at which time she joined the faculty at UGA. Her interests are toxicology, sepsis, and point-of-care monitoring in the ER and ICU.

  • Kate Myrna, DVM, MS, DACVO

    Dr. Kate Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship under the mentorship of Dr. Nancy Cottrill in Small Animal Ophthalmology at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myrna is interested in comparative ophthalmology, corneal wound healing and ocular analgesia.


Additional Information

According Georgia Rule 700-7-.03. Continuing Veterinary Education, fifteen (15) hours of interactive computer generated courses will be allowed. Follow-up testing is required.

These sessions will count as interactive computer generated courses.