American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Tracks at Other Conferences

AAFP Tracks at Other Conferences

The AAFP is continuing to be recognized as the leader in feline health and education. To this end, the AAFP has continuing education tracks at many other major veterinary conferences throughout the year. Below are the conferences, session titles and speakers. For more information, please visit the individual conference websites.


LAVC (March 29 - April 1, 2020) - Lima, Peru

Postponed - New Date TBD

Speaker: Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline)

  • The Wheezing Cat: Lower Respiratory Disease
  • Cats Do Not Limp: Chronic Pain In The Older Cat
  • The Kidney And The Parathyroid
  • Driving The Complicated Older Cat
  • Update On FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis): Reasons For Optimism
  • Update On Retrovirus

Fetch, dvm360 (April 2 - 5, 2020) - Baltimore, MD

Postponed - New Date TBD

April 4, 2020

Speaker: Sheilah Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), CVA, MRCVS

  • Unraveling the Challenge of Chronic Pain in Cats (Part 1)
  • Unraveling the Challenge of Chronic Pain in Cats (Part 2)
  • New Approaches to Assessing Acute Feline Pain
  • The Big Chill: Why Perioperative Hypothermia is a Cat's Worst Enemy
  • End of Life Care: Making Their Life Good Not Just Longer

April 5, 2020

Speaker: Sarah Heath, BVSc DipECAWBM (BM) CCAB FRCVS

  • Environmental Optimisation in the Feline Home
  • Inter-Cat Tension in Multi-Cat Households
  • Assessing Emotional Health in Cats
  • "My Cat is Grumpy": Understanding Pain Related Behavioural Changes
  • Behavioural Considerations in Feline Obesity and Weight Loss
  • Taking a Behavioural History When Investigating Feline Medicine Cases

Cat in Rio (May 1 - 2, 2020) - Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Postponed - New Date TBD

May 1, 2020

Speaker: Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • Understanding Cats and Feline-Friendly Handling
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
  • What is Feline Welfare and How to Ensure it in Indoor Cats?
  • The Cat Friendly Practice Program

Fetch, dvm360 (August 28 - 31, 2020) - Kansas City, MO

Speaker: Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline)

  • How Feline Chronic Disease Affects Pain Perception and Management
  • Diagnosis of Feline Comorbidities On A Budget: Practical Diagnostic Options Can Help
  • Enriching Cat Lives: Environment As Therapy
  • Update on Feline Retroviruses
  • Concord With Cats: Avoiding The Rodeo
  • Cats Don't Limp: Chronic Pain In The Senior Cat

Speaker: Dr. Lauren Demos, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • Feline Exams: Streamline The Process And Maximize Your Findings
  • The Best Urine Workup In Cats: Simple Tools And New Approaches
  • Feline Foreign Bodies: Tips For Making The Diagnosis
  • Supplemental Feeding Options In Cats: Tubes And More
  • Hypertension In Cats: From Diagnosis To Treatment
  • Appetite Stimulants In Cats: Eating Your Way Out Of A Bad Situation

ABVP Symposium (October 15 - 18, 2020) - Chicago, IL

Speaker: Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, DACVAA

  • Why Can't I Breathe? Anesthesia-Related Airway Complications In Cats
  • Cat-Specific Anesthesia Myths And Misconceptions
  • New Ideas For Control of Osteoarthritis Pain In Cats
  • Case-Based Feline Pain Relief: Under-Appreciated Pain Sources

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (October 26 - 29, 2020) - Atlantic City, NJ

Speaker: Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM

  • The Effects Of Pain On The Health, Emotional Well-Being And Quality-Of-Life In Cats.
  • I Know That Cat Has Chronic Pain: Convincing The Owner
  • Monoclonal Antibodies For Pain: The Future Of Veterinary Pain Management
  • Cat Pain Scales, What's Hot, What's Not
  • Sedation And Anesthetic Protocols In Cats
  • Chronic Pain Management of Osteoarthritis In Cats
  • Acute Pain Management In Cats
  • Managing Your Feline In-Patient Cases
  • Ethical Considerations of Quality of Life In Cats

Fetch, dvm360 (December 10 - 13, 2020) - San Diego, CA

Speaker: Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline)

  • How Feline Chronic Disease Affects Pain Perception and Management
  • Diagnosis of Feline Comorbidities On A Budget: Practical Diagnostic Options Can Help
  • Enriching Cat Lives: Environment As Therapy
  • Update on Feline Retroviruses
  • Concord With Cats: Avoiding The Rodeo
  • Cats Don't Limp: Chronic Pain In The Senior Cat

Speaker: Dr. Lauren Demos, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

  • Feline Exams: Streamline The Process And Maximize Your Findings
  • The Best Urine Workup In Cats: Simple Tools And New Approaches
  • Feline Foreign Bodies: Tips for Making The Diagnosis
  • Supplemental Feeding Options In Cats: Tubes And More
  • Hypertension In Cats: From Diagnosis To Treatment
  • Appetite Stimulants In Cats: Eating Your Way Out Of A Bad Situation

CVE Feline Medicine Distance Education (February 1, 2020 - November 30, 2021)

This intensive online course is designed to reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. RACE approved for 324 CE Credits.

Speakers: Jessica Quimby, BA (Anthropology & Zoology), DVM, DACVIM, PhD and Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)