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Directions in Veterinary Medicine symposium in Miami, FL to take place next month

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DIVM Miami

Join us in the sunshine state for 2 full days of continuing education focusing on pain management

Known for its spectacular beaches, warm climate, and diverse megafauna, Miami, Florida makes the perfect oasis for veterinary education. This Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) symposium will be held May 19-20, 2023, for 2 full days of educational content on select therapeutic specialties in the pain management arena.

A wide array of veterinary industry experts, from sports medicine specialists to neurologists to technicians and beyond, will come together to elevate attendees’ pain management knowledge while providing a comprehensive, interactive, and hands-on learning experience. Conference goers can earn up to 14 continuing education RACE®-approved credit hours. What’s more, the symposium is a single-track event, meaning everything is happening in the same room and there are no competing sessions that attendees will miss.

“I’m so looking forward to being in Miami with this amazing group of faculty [and having] a good, amazing, fantastic group of folks from all different walks of life in vet med and dealing with pain,” expressed Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, in a dvm360 interview. “We’re really going to kind of put our brains together and talk about our experiences. What worked well for you, what have you seen that didn’t work, where did you make mistakes, what would you have done differently. I’m really looking forward to the great banter of where everybody brings their good clinical experience together and see what works.”

Brunke added, “And [I’m excited to see] not just the faculty, but the team from dvm360, and also all the attendees because we want you guys to ask questions and to bring cases that you’re having trouble with or what worked for you. Because the only way we really improve is to communicate and work as a big team, so that’s what I think Miami is going to be.”

Each morning of the conference, in place of a keynote address, moderators, including Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, chief veterinary officer of dvm360, and Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), will present a mock pain management case. Following these presentations, faculty members, including Mariana Pardo, BVSc, MV, DACVECC, and Feliza Lopez, LVT, VTS (ECC), will delve into the cases and discuss diagnostic and treatment options. The first day of the conference will feature a case with a fully spayed Schnauzer experiencing a painful abdomen. The second day’s case will spotlight a castrated French bulldog acutely down in the pelvic limbs.

This is the second DIVM symposium of the year, with a third and final of these single-track events taking place later this year from September 15-16, 2023, in the lively Nashville, Tennessee.

Register for the DIVM symposium in Miami, Florida here for an unforgettable experience!

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