Inpatient MedicineHosted by: Office of Continuing Education
This conference will offer 16 hours of continuing education credit, which includes 2 hours of LEAP.
Due to social distancing guidelines, we will offer this conference virtually. The sessions will be pre-recorded to allow for on-demand viewing. The conference will be available effective September 26, 2020 and close on November 22, 2020.
Registration is now closed. Please review our other fall conference offerings for additional continuing education opportunities.
Veterinarian 8 hours (does not include LEAP) : $165
LEAP Only: Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician (2 hours) : $90
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Part 1: Let’s cure neurophobia – The neuro exam is quick, easy, and fun
Part 2: Let’s cure neurophobia – Neurolocalization tips and tricks
The Third Eyelid: Get to know the nictitating membrane
Entropion – the ins and outs
Amie Koenig/Ben Brainard
Recognizing patterns of dyspnea: narrowing the differential list
Respiratory complications of trauma
Bianca Lourenco/Joe Bartges
When the kidneys kan’t: CKD 1 – diagnosis and therapy for proteinuria and hypertension
When the kidneys kan’t: CKD 2 – diet and other therapies
IMED Interventional Radiology
Tracy Hill/Joe Bartges
Video capsule endoscopy: the magic bullet for chronic GI signs?
New ways of managing old diseases – a role for interventional radiology
Selena Lane/Jennifer Good
Transfusion reactions – diagnosis, management, and how to avoid them
Alternative analgesia to opioids
Andrew Bugbee/Joe Bartges
Update on diabetes mellitus: How sweet it is!
Update on chronic enteropathies: Tales from the crypts
The impact of cognitive biases on medical-decision making
How to give effective feedback
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.
Amie Koenig, DVM, DACVIM (SAMS), DACVECC
Dr. Koenig is an Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University. She then did and internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. Dr. Koenig also did a residency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University. Before, her current position, she was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine.
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.
Tracy Hill, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, MRCVS, DECVIM-CA
Tracy attended undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Biology. She then obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2005. After completing an internship and small animal internal medicine residency training at North Carolina State University, she was awarded a Diplomate in Small Animal Internal Medicine from ACVIM. After completing specialty training, Tracy obtained a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology from North Carolina State University. For her research, she developed an ex vivo model of acid injury to canine gastric mucosa using the Ussing chamber system to study gastrointestinal permeability.
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.
Ben Brainard, VMD, DACVAA, DACVECC
Dr. Brainard graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary in 2000. Following graduation, he pursued a rotating small animal internship at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine before returning to Penn to complete concurrent residencies in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, becoming board certified in both in 2006. Following residency, Dr. Brainard joined the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where he is currently the Edward H Gunst Professor of Small Animal Critical Care. Dr. Brainard‘s research has focused on the analysis and characterization of coagulation and platelet function in dogs, cats, and horses. He has a particular interest in documentation of the effects of novel anticoagulant, procoagulant, and antiplatelet drugs, with an eye towards the practical application of research knowledge to benefit the critical care population.
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.
If you choose to register for 8 hours of continuing education credit, you will receive an email with a link to choose 4 topic areas. The topic areas consist of:
- ECC – Respiratory
- IMED -Urinary
- IMED – IR
- ECC – Therapies
- IMED – Updates
Based on your choices, you will receive links to each of the selected topic areas prior to the course opening.