Dial into upcoming AAHA conferences

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Feb 01, 2003
By dvm360.com staff
Denver-The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is debuting National Staff Meeting audio conferences this spring to cut down on practitioners' amount of travel.

The one-hour sessions will be conducted by telephone, enabling the entire practice team to participate while remaining in the comfort of their practice.

"National staff meetings fulfill a key training need within all veterinary practices without requiring travel of more than an hour away from patients and clients," says Dr. Link Welborn, AAHA president-elect.

The next conference, "Canine vaccination guidelines: What are they, and what do they mean for your practice?" (see cover story of this issue), is slated for April 3. The phone event will review the recently developed AAHA Guidelines for Canine Vaccination, which are slated for release this spring.

Dr. Carin Smith will present a conference on staff communication challenges, April 29.

On May 14, the topic is "Managing poisoning emergencies," featuring Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet's "Emergency Vets."

AAHA Executive Director Dr. John Albers plans to present "Gaining client acceptance of healthcare recommendations," June 12. A recent AAHA study showed that few clients follow through on veterinarians' recommendations for care. Albers will discuss the findings as well as how to improve on client compliance.

All meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. (EST). Registration includes 60 minutes of CE, two Q&A sessions; an audiotape following the event; and handouts from AAHA. Call (800) 883-6301 for more information.