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All daysThursday September 12Friday September 13Saturday September 14Master Classes

Wednesday, September 11

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration Open
 

Thursday, September 12

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open
 

7:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.

Puppy Yoga
*Pre-registration required
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8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Awards Breakfast and Keynote: Fly high: Get ChangeFit™
*Breakfast service will start at 7:30am before opening session
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Dr. Janet Lapp
 

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10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break
 

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Change Skills: A Drill-Down for Leaders
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Dr. Janet Lapp
 

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Top 10 Life Hacks for Embracing Big Changes in Small Businesses
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Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, CEO VETgirl
 

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Ethical Distress: From Impossible to Possible
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Melinda Merck, DVM & Deb Stone, MBA, PhD, CVPM, CEO
 

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10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Break: 12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Master Class: Beyond Bubble Baths: What You Actually Need to Do to Improve Your Self-Care
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*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

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12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 
 
Lunch in main room
 

12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Shelter Dog Walk
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*Pre-registration required
 

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1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

E-Commerce: The Amazon Effect in Veterinary Medicine
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Abhay Nayak
 
 
Quality of Life: We Say It Everyday, But Do We Have It?
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Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, CEO VETgirl
 

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You DO Have Time!
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Laura Baltodano, DVM, RYT, Ace Certified Health and Wellness Coach
 

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2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Power of Video Storytelling: How Sharing Your Team’s Stories Can Boost Business While Making a Real Difference
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YuJung Kim, BA, MBA President The Dodo
 

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Unburdened: Change How Your Team Reacts to “Those” Clients
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Mary Beth Spitznagel
 

4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up
 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Sunset Session: Dentistry Keys to Success
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Barden Greenfield, DVM, DAVDC
 

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Sunset Session: Mixology Class
*Pre-registration required
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4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Succession Success Stories: Considerations for Transitioning Your Hospital to New Ownership
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David Murvin, Sandra Smalley, DVM & Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP
 

4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Human Library
 

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Advantage Dinner*
*Only for Advantage Members
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Friday, September 13

6:00 a.m.–6:30 a.m.

Puppy Yoga
*Pre-registration required
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7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided
*Limited attendance

Getting Everyone to Yes: How to Create a Preventive Care Program That Works for Your Team and Clients
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Julie Miles, DVM
 

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Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided
*Limited attendance

7 Amazing Online Marketing Techniques for Veterinary Practices
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Troy Leonard
 

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7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Kickoff and Keynote: Meeting and Exceeding the Demands of Today’s Talent
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Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky
 

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9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Fostering Intergenerational Collaboration and Working Across Generational Differences
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Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky
 

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10 Ways Video Can Help Your Practice (and tips for making them)
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Craig Spinks, Co-Founder & Senior Producer, Veteos
 
 
Co-creating Positive Change: Be a Coach, Not Just “The Boss.” Part 1
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Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC & Peg Thoren, M.Ed, BCC
 

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10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Break: 12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Break: 1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Master Class: Veterinary Business Strategy 2.0: From Beating Competitors with “Best Medicine” to Aligning with Your Purpose
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*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Dan Bruder, CEO Fusion Dynamics
 

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12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 
 
Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn
*Limited attendance

Strengthen Your Practice with Injectables, Services and More!
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Richard E Goldstein DVM, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA
 

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Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn
*Limited attendance

Rethinking Canine Osteoarthritis
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Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP, CVPP     RACE-approved for 1 hours of medical CE
 

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Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn
*Limited attendance

Marketing that really matters
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Scott Harper and Jason Wernli
 

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12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Shelter Dog Walk
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1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Calm in Conflict: How to Train Your Brain to Stay Cool When Tempers Get Hot Part 1
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Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

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Where Are the Superstars? How to Attract Top Veterinary Team Talent
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Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 
 
Co-creating Positive Change: Be a Coach, Not Just “The Boss.” Part 2
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Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC & Peg Thoren, M.Ed, BCC
 

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2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Calm in Conflict: How to Train Your Brain to Stay Cool When Tempers Get Hot Part 2
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Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
 

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The Irresistible Practice: Retaining and Engaging Your Top Talent
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Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 
 
From Quizlets to Apps: 5 Simple Low Cost Hacks to Reimagine Training for Your Team
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Dr. Karen Parker
 

4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up
 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Reception with Sponsors
 

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt ™
*Pre-registration required
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Saturday, September 14

6:00 a.m.–6:30 a.m.

Puppy Yoga
*Pre-registration required
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7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m.

Ticketed Sunrise Breakfast Symposium | Meal Provided
*Limited attendance

Healthier Pets, Happier Team: Secrets to Building a Surefire Preventive Care Plan
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Des Whittall, Owner & Group Manager
 

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7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Kickoff and Keynote: Stress Less, Connect More
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Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
 

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9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Coffee Time with Sponsors
 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Go From Stressful to Successful!
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Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
 

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in Veterinary Medicine
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Jack Teitelman, DEA Compliance Expert, CEO of Titan Group  
 
2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines
Even Better Yet: Refining Your Infection Control Program to Protect Pets, People, and Your Practice
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Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM     RACE-approved for 2 hours of medical CE
 

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10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Break: 12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Break: 1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Master Class: The Next Step: Leading Cultural Change in Your Practice
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*Limited attendance to first 50 registrants
Randy Hall, CEO Aspire
 

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12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Human Library
 
 
Lunch in main room
 

12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Shelter Dog Walk
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*Pre-registration required
 

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12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ticketed Sponsored Lunch & Learn
*Limited attendance

How Increasing In-House Diagnostics and Improving Diagnostic Technology Can Help Build Your Practice
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Richard E Goldstein DVM, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA
 

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1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Practice Digitization or Transformation?
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Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA, Chief Veterinary Officer, BabelBark
 
 
Weathering the Next Economic Storm: How to Navigate the Winds of Change in Veterinary Medicine
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Matthew Salois, MA, PhD Chief Economist, Veterinary Economics Division, AVMA
 

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2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats:
Crush Pain Points by Upgrading Your Dentistry Procedures
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Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC     RACE-approved for 2 hours of medical CE
 

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2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Access to Veterinary Care – A National Family Crisis
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Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, FNAP, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (R), Director, Program for Pet Health Equity
 
 
Calculating Potential: Digging Through Data to Explore Expansion in Your Community
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Bridgette Bain, PhD
 

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2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats:
20 Surprising Hacks That Will Revolutionize How You Deliver Dental Care.
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Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC     RACE-approved for 2 hours of medical CE
 

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4:05 p.m.–4:35 p.m.

Wrap Up/Closing
 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Reception with Sponsors
 

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Finale Event: Indianapolis Children’s Museum
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*CVPM-approved for 16 CE hours
**5 hours approved for medical topics | 16 hours approved for non-medical topics