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MVMA Fall Staff Seminar on Behavior

Your patients are crazy! Learn how to help them

Behavior Modification to Profit Center

with Dr. Lisa Radosta

Linda Barton

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Seminar Day
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 - Seminar
10:00 - 10:30 - Morning Break
10:30 - 11:30 - Seminar
11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 3:15 - Seminar
3:15 - 3:45 - Afternoon Break
3:45 - 4:45 - Seminar

Seminar Location

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
Room 135AC
St. Paul, MN 55108

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Seminar Costs

Pre-registration fees
for Live or Webinar option

(before October 26, 2012)
On-Site Registration fees for Live option ONLY
(after October 26, 2012)
MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian $175 MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian $200
MVMA Life/Inactive Member $110 MVMA Life/Inactive Member $135
Technician/Staff/Other $105 Technician/Staff/Other $120
Student $70 Student $85
MN Non-Member Veterinarians Add $50

Coffee breaks are scheduled midmorning and midafternoon--breaks, proceedings and lunch are included in the price of registration.

6 CE credits are given for this seminar

Cancellation must be done 48 hours prior to the seminar for a refund - a fee of 10% is nonrefundable

Veterinary students will be given the opportunity to register for a $20 fee, if space is available, one week prior to the seminar. This registration option is only for students, if space is available and does not include lunch. Students will be informed by broadcast e-mail.

NEW Webinar registration option: you have the option to attend the MVMA Fall Staff Seminar on November 8 which will begin at 9:00 am CST from anywhere you have an internet connection! Choose the "webinar" option when you register and you will be emailed the secure internet link to attend the live session prior to the seminar. Only the purchaser will have access with this link as the attendees are monitored and sign in with their name. The webinar attendee registered is also the only one eligible for the 6 CE credits associated with the Fall Staff seminar. The webinar will only be available during the live presentation, it will not be offered at a later time/date.

What will you experience: once you have accessed the webinar your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the audio of Dr. Lisa Radosta as the slides automatically advance on your screen. A small video window on the side of your screen will show Dr.Radosta presenting. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options if you wish.

The MVMA Fall Staff Seminar

is generously sponsored by

Titles, Abstracts and Schedule of Day

9:00 - 10:00 am
Incorporating behavioral medicine into the primary care practice - Behavioral medicine is often regarded as unprofitable and difficult to implement in a general practice setting. Attendees learn how to incorporate behavioral medicine in a general practice getting including practical ways to make behavioral medicine a profit center.

10:00 - 10:30 am - Break

10:30 - 11:30 am
Socialization programs: How to do it well and build your practice - Attendees will understand the importance of socialization, how to educate clients and how to use socialization as a practice builder.

11:30 - 12:30 pm - Lunch Break

12:30 - 2:15 pm
Will bite! Low stress handling and restraint for dogs and cats. Part 1 & 2 - Aggressive pets can drain the practice's resources as increased time is spent handling them and the risk to the staff members is increased. Providing medical care to aggressive patients doesn't have to be stressful. The objective of this 2 part, 2 hour lecture is to give practitioners and their staff alternative ways to read patients and handle them for lower stress and safer interactions.

2:15 - 3:15 pm
Behavior Pearls. Ten practical tips for diagnosing and treating behavior problems
Are you looking for simple guidelines to use when approaching and treating behavior cases? In this succinct, clinically relevant lecture, participants will learn the top ten concepts necessary to successfully manage behavior cases.

3:15 - 3:45 pm - Afternoon Break

3:45 - 4:45 pm
You can diagnose it, but can you treat it? Behavior Modification 101 - Veterinarians may not feel comfortable writing a treatment plan for behavior problems because of a lack of familiarity with behavior modification and learning theory. This lecture will give attendees the tools that they need to write an effective behavior modification treatment plan.


About the Speaker

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, She worked as a primary care veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. She completed a 3 year residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and passed the board examination later that year. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row. She has owned her practice, Florida Veterinary Behavior Service, since 2007. Dr. Radosta lectures nationally and internationally for veterinarians, staff, and lay people.

Please call the MVMA (651) 645-7533 to register for the Fall Staff seminar or register onsite at seminar location from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

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